Windows Enterprise Desktop

January 2009

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Ups Vista Support

    Ed Tittel 30 Jan 2009
  • Hey! It seems that not all the latest Vista new and information is completely negative. According a recent Red Hat Newsblog entry RHEL 5.1 Offers Customers New Features and Capabilities dated ...

  • Delays for Vista SP2 Loom Large

    Ed Tittel 28 Jan 2009
  • TechARP, our regular source for Microsoft release rumors, has updated its estimated dates for Windows Vista SP2 release dates. As of last week, dates have slipped by at least one month. That means ...

  • Other Uses for a Bootable WinPE UFD

    Ed Tittel 28 Jan 2009
  • I've just finished writing a story for Tom's Guide on using a bo0table WinPE UFD, and doing the research  for that story led me to a few interesting discoveries. First and foremost, no ...

  • Playing with the Vista SP2 Beta

    Ed Tittel 21 Jan 2009
  • Over the past week or two, I've been messing around with the Windows Vista SP2 beta. For a release with beta status, it's amazingly stable, and some of the new functionality is welcome (burning ...

  • MS eLearning Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Vista Startup Process

    Ed Tittel 19 Jan 2009
  • Starting Up Windows Vista covers hardware startup, BIOS, POST, then bootstrap load via MBR, and takes you all the way through the boot-up process until the initial log-in prompt appears, after ...

  • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Ed Tittel 19 Jan 2009
  • Like clockwork, Microsoft proffers up a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tools on each and every Patch Tuesday. In January, 2009, that item is described in Knowledge Base ...

  • Patch Tuesday Brings SMB Relief

    Ed Tittel 16 Jan 2009
  • Microsoft kicked off 2009 with a very interesting critical security update on the first "Patch Tuesday" of this year: MS09-001 Vulnerabilities in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution addresses ...

  • Using the WinPE Boot UFD, Part 1

    Ed Tittel 14 Jan 2009
  • This weekend, I was fooling around with my Windows Home Server machine (a very nice HP EX475 MediaSmart Server) and found myself forced to repeatedly reinstall the Windows Home Connector software ...

  • The MS eLearning Adventure Begins

    Ed Tittel 12 Jan 2009
  • Today, I signed up and paid for 3 Microsoft eLearning courses Course 3392: Working with Windows Vista Course 5352: Fundamentals of the Windows Vista Startup Process Course 5353: Fundamentals of ...

  • Lucky 7, or 7 Deadly Sins

    Ed Tittel 09 Jan 2009
  • Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are the seven deadly sins. How many of these will Windows 7 cause, or is it likely to be more of a "Lucky 7" phenomenon. It's still way too early ...

  • Create a bootable WinPE UFD

    Ed Tittel 07 Jan 2009
  • Everybody knows what a UFO is, but let me remind readers that Microsoft interprets UFD as "USB Flash Drive." Thus, what I'm about to describe is best understood as how to create a bootable Flash ...

  • Is Vista Really the Pathway to Windows 7?

    Ed Tittel 04 Jan 2009
  • In light of my most recent blog "Who's Using Vista?" I decided to drop in on Microsoft's Enterprise Vista Web pages to see what they had to say on the whole "Vista now, or Windows 7 later?" ...