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Deploying Microsoft Windows 7 with MDT 2010 and AIK 2010

January 6th, 2010 at 5:02 pm » Comments (16)

Installing Windows 7 is not hard when installing fresh, it’s pretty fast and easy. But when you’re deploying it in an organization, you should probably automate as much as possible, including the installation of software after the operating system. There are various levels of automation you can set up for Windows 7 deployments, but what […]

Exchange 2010: Yeah, we’ve got that!

November 11th, 2009 at 3:00 pm » Comments (2)

Microsoft Exchange 2010 became Generally Available on Monday, November 9th. That was two days ago. A few things coincided that made moving to Exchange 2010 a good decision (I think), even though we just finished moving to Exchange 2007 from 2003 about a month ago, including some snapshot/backup issues with my Exchange 2007 server that […]

Exchange 2010: Moderation and Nested Bypass

November 11th, 2009 at 1:03 pm » Comments (7)

A new feature of Microsoft  Exchange 2010 (yes it’s out, yes we’re using it now, and yes I’m jumping ahead with this post rather than talking about implementing it :-) is called Moderation. It’s pretty slick, you can basically take a mailbox or Distribution Group and make it moderated so emails sent to it are […]

Adobe Changes Licensing, Causes Non-Profit Scare, Probably OK Though

September 29th, 2009 at 4:12 pm » Comments (6)

A tweet yesterday from James Edwards (which led to a discussion and a series of tweets) got me a little scared about the future of Adobe Non-Profit Pricing that I’ve written about before. Then today I got an email from Adobe with the subject “Notice of new volume licensing program and temporary Adobe system shut […]

Veeam Backup 3.0.1 required for ESXi Update 4

April 1st, 2009 at 2:32 am » Comments (5)

UPDATE 10:45 am 4/1/2009: Silly me, I forgot until right before I was about to go to bed last night that there was a Veeam Backup 3.0.1 release I needed to upgrade to from 3.0. (I even mentioned remembering the upgrade in my post at the last minute before I published it.) Upgrading fixed the […]

Surprise Server Selections

September 25th, 2008 at 7:45 am » Comments (6)

In my last post, I suggested that the Dell PowerEdge R805 server was my current choice to use as our new virtual server. That was correct. However, I happened to be browsing the Dell Outlet on Wednesday and mentioned to a few friends on the #citrt IRC channel that I was doing so. A couple […]

Google makes its own web browser called Chrome

September 2nd, 2008 at 2:14 am » Comments (3)

UPDATE on Sept. 2, 2008: Chrome beta has been released. Find it at http://www.google.com/chrome. Yep. That’s right. In case Firefox, Opera, and Safari all don’t satiate your burning desire to be rid of Internet Explorer (even if it is improving with age, after it started to ripen at least), Google said they are releasing the […]

Remote Desktop and SSH with mRemote, free and open source

September 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm » Comments (1)

mRemote is one of my best Cool Tools finds in quite a while.  I first heard about it from this 4sysops post comparing free RDP clients. For a long time, I thought all I needed was the built-in Windows Remote Desktop Client. I was very wrong. Sure, it’ll get the job done, if you don’t […]

Stopped Writing and Kept Working, Accumulated Miscellaneous Stuff

May 28th, 2008 at 11:46 am » Comments (6)

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve not posted much recently. Chalk it up to being busy at work and at home. Actually, part of it is that using and reading Twitter and the #citrt chat channel on IRC has sapped a lot of what I’ve had to […]

Find Ribbon Commands Easily with Office 2007 Search Commands Add-in

April 30th, 2008 at 12:55 am » Comments (0)

When I moved from Office 2003 to Office 2007, personally, I had a learning curve like everyone else when I had to figure out where all the commands I knew had gone! I adjusted rather quickly and I think the new “Ribbon” in Office 2007 organizes commands in a much more logical fashion than previous […]