Posts made in August, 2009

Slipstream Office 2007 Service Packs & working with the Office Customization Tool

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Office

I am currently in the process of creating my first Windows 7 Enterprise Image for Light Touch Deployment via Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) and Windows Deployment Services (more on this at a later date) and am currently at the stage of organising my client applications for deployment.  Office 2007 is on the top of my list and in today’s post I will show you how you can incorporate Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 in the single installation also referred to as slipstreaming and in the second part of this post discuss how you can further customize an installation of Office 2007...

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Introducing your first Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller

Posted by on Aug 26, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2

Windows 2008 R2 has only been out for over a week however I have decided to introduce my first Windows 2008 R2 domain controller (DC) almost immediately into an existing Windows 2008 Active Directory (AD) Domain to eventually have a complete R2 forest functional level to benefit from some of the new R2 features.  For a seasoned IT Pro, introducing new domain controllers is fairly straightforward, however I have decided to provide you with a step by step guide on doing so and the pre-work that is required, so let’s begin! Now before we delve into the step by step guide I thought I would...

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Forefront Server Security engines retiring soon

Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Forefront

If you aren’t already aware, or haven’t been notified for that matter through Forefront’s diagnostic notification system, Microsoft’s Forefront Server Security for Exchange and SharePoint is retiring 3 of its 9 engines on 1 December 2009.  Forefront server security products has been renowned for its multiple scanning engine technology that allows you to scan items using up to 5 of its 9 engines at any one time, but that is about to change.  So which engines are being deprecated and why? If you are running any of the Forefront Server security products such as Forefront Security for...

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