Windows 8 Archives

  1. System Center Endpoint Protection Client reporting issues after installing KB3025417 on Windows 8.1

    I though this recent article posted on the SCCM Team’s blog might be worth sharing. I decided to copy the article and modified it slightly with credit to the original author below. Several customers have reported that the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) client stops reporting any status to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager sites when the following update is installed…

  2. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  3. Speculation on Windows 8.1 codenamed “Blue” Update

    We have read for the most part of this year; roughly since around early February, that Microsoft plans to release a new build of Windows. This “refresh” of Windows 8 has been codenamed “Windows Blue”. Microsoft have this month only officially confirmed some facts on this update expected to ship in August 2013; about one year on from the RTM…

  4. How to manage Windows 8 User Profiles when a user moves between Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers

    Windows 8 Metro Interface Start Screen

    This article might help clear up any confusion with challenges the new Windows 8 User Profile format presents with regards to backwards-compatibility issues when supporting users who still have a Windows 7-based system and now have a new Windows 8-based device simultaneously. Obviously due to the new Windows 8 profile format, this will produce headaches for System Administrators who may…

  5. WSUS Update to enable support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Windows Update management

    This is a quick post, if you’re looking for the update issued to enable Windows Update support on the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems on your existing WSUS 3.0 SP2 servers, then this is it. An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 I needed the above update to patch an SBS…

  6. Storage Spaces: Virtualising storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency

    This post is a follow on from the last where I outlined my top 10 likes for the new Windows Server 2012 operating system; in that post I somehow forgot to mention the Storage Spaces feature – which in my opinion is a real step forward and should be well received by consumers and storage administrators. Storage…

  7. Tips for developing hardware independent images

    I am just filing this article for later reference and anyone else who might find it useful. When using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for Operating System deployment and image management your primary aim is to create an operating system image that is hardware independent or otherwise known as a golden image. This term refers to the…

  8. Windows Phone 8 Launch Event

    Yesterday’s launch of Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system is a significant milestone for the company. Many have been waiting for this day, maybe for some, more so than the Windows 8 launch that occurred last week. Either way you look at it 2012 marks a major year in history for the company – seeing the Windows Server 2012 RTM, Office 2013 RTM,…

  9. Windows 8 Global Launch Event

    Windows 8 Metro Interface Start Screen

    For those who missed the launch event live, here is the webcast of the Windows 8 launch from New York City, Oct. 25, 2012. This is just a quick post to link the webcast from last week; here is a extract from the Microsoft Newsroom site: Microsoft Corp. today announced the global availability of its…

  10. Tips for customising and managing User Profiles for network-based users

    In this article I would like to share a set of steps and tips for managing a standardised profile and how to implement a template that network-based users can use when logging-on to a Windows-based workstation or server. Most of these tips have come from back in Windows NT4.0/2000 era, I think it’s worth sharing these tips as they are still valuable in knowing…

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