Improving Desktop Performance with the Risk and Health Assessment Program for Windows Desktop

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Improving Desktop Performance with the Risk and Health Assessment Program for Windows Desktop, which discusses how through a cooperative Windows Desktop Risk Assessment Program engagement with Premier Field Engineering, Microsoft IT completed a comprehensive assessment on internal Windows 7 desktops and found ways to substantially…

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Reminder: IMMINENT END OF SUPPORT: Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 End of Support on July 13, 2010 (US Pacific Time)

Hi All, This is another reminder regarding the End of Support (EOS) on July 13, 2010 (US Pacific Time), for Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2, and the change in support phase for Windows 2003. For more information on the Microsoft Support Lifecycle, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, or ask your local MS representative…

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McAfee false positive detection of w32/wecorl.a when using 5958 DAT file

Hi All, McAfee has identified an issue where a specific DAT file version is causing a false positive detection of the w32/wecorl.a virus. When this false positive occurs, Svchost.exe is blocked and quarantined, which will cause the machine in question to shut down with a DCOM error, and can in some circumstances cause a blue-screen….

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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hi All, The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you…

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Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update - December 2009

Microsoft UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which provide in-depth coverage of Microsoft software and technologies. Join us in December 2009 for the latest Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update. Come to TechNet morning for IT Pros and/or afternoon MSDN sessions for Developers. TechNet Sessions for IT Pros: 9am – 12.30pm • Migrating Windows XP to…

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Windows Management Framework is here!

Hi All, Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavours of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy. IT Professionals can now easily manage their Windows XP,…

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Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Information

Hi All, Walk through the decisions you’ll make when migrating from a Windows XP environment to Windows 7 — and learn about the tools and resources available from Microsoft to help you each step along the way. This guide provides assistance on migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7, all the way from gathering information…

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Windows 7 Release Candidate & Windows XP Mode

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx Windows 7 helps you do more. More work, more play, and more of everything in between. Making every task simpler and every day easier. See for yourself—Get the Release Candidate. Built on the Windows Vista foundation, Windows 7 will help make users productive anywhere, enhance security and control, and streamline PC management. Deploying Windows…

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Considerations when upgrading to XP Service Pack 3..

Hi All, Here’s some “gotcha’s” that you might want to consider while testing XPSP3 in the lab before rolling out to your enterprise: 1. An incorrect time stamp is displayed on a Windows XP Service Pack 3-based computer that uses the Jerusalem time zone – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953917/en-us 2. You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error message after…

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release to Automatic Updates

Hi All, Microsoft is committed to providing quality products to customers.  As part of this commitment, we would like to remind you that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be released to Automatic Updates shortly.  The third service pack to Windows XP includes the previously released updates and hotfixes to Windows XP, creating a…

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