Posts by georgekhalil

iPhone 3.1 breaks Exchange ActiveSync – The fix

Posted by on Sep 11, 2009 in Exchange, Exchange 2007

After yesterday’s announcement made by Apple with regards to the latest iTunes version 9 and iPhone OS 3.1, I decided to update both and take advantage of the new features. After updating iTunes to version 9, I docked my iPhone which then detected that an update was available in which it then proceeded and installed successfully. However! When I decided to look at my work Exchange ActiveSync Account I received the following popup as per the below screen shot. “The account “” requires encryption which is not supported on this iPhone” My iPhone is the 3G model which apparently does...

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Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 – Part 1/4

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in Windows, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

I have been known to be at the cutting edge of technology, early adoption of Microsoft technologies is a must and this time round nothing is going to change.  I first played with Windows Deployment Services (WDS) back in the day when it was referred to as Remote Installation Services (RIS) and had first exposure to the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) back when it was in beta and so was Vista at the time.  I took the plunge and deployed Windows Vista using Light Touch deployment via WDS and the WAIK a month after Vista was released to the enterprise and today I will be providing...

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New home, new name, new platform, new look!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Uncategorized

A goal of mine earlier this year was to begin blogging and sharing with the IT Pro community my experiences, implementations and designs as an IT Infrastructure Manager who has a distinct passion for Microsoft Technologies.  So my first blog came about with the name of Everything IT and Everything Not which was soon changed to George Khalil’s everything IT. During the last 6 months of blogging I have definitely learnt a lot about using various web blogging platforms, social media and a lot about the content that I was providing my readers with. As you are already aware my passion is...

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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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