Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

The Service Pack 2 for Vista and Server 2008 is now open to all MSDN and TechNet subscribers. This is a preview on updates that addresses security HotFix List and these changes.

Everything is in this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd262148.aspx and  overall there are two things that I saw that needs attention before we install the SP2, one is the main pre-requisites: the SP1 and these KB’s: KB968279 and KB955430.

For more information you can look at the FAQ here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335038.aspx and the  Things to know about Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dd300591.aspx (please fix the link on the TechNet site on Things to Know About SP2)

More information on Windows 7 training resources

Free Microsoft Press e-book : Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit

There is a new Free ebook from MS Press here: http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urws8un4p7

 

Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit

By Christa Anderson and Kristin L Griffin with the Microsoft Presentation Hosted Desktop Virtualization Team ISBN: 9780735625853

Sign Up now to get the full copy here:

Makati TechNet Session: Active Directory RMS in Windows Server 2008

Many thanks for those who attended our TechNet Session here in Makati Philippines about AD-RMS on Windows Server 2008.

In this session we addressed some of the elements of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 that enable the complete protection of documents and messages. Information Rights Management is a growing concern for all sorts of organizations. Showed some helpful slides and did demo from installing the AD-RMS role and configuring its pre-requisites.

 

Demo on AD-RMS role installation:

If you would notice, there are 3 laptops here, one from Pauvi, my presentation laptop and Amy’s Laptop, all running Windows 7 😀

This is how we did the AD-RMS workflow and apply it with demos

A demo even on a virtualized Windows XP.

   

 

A return to the demo on a Windows Vista machine running on VPC and the other is using Live ID’s

 

Very quick summary and our Q & A portion!

So why certify? If you say you are good at it, certify it!  

 

The top right picture is our links to the community:

http://msforums.ph – Microsoft Philippines Community Forums Site

http://msforums.ph/blogs/phiwug – Philippine Windows Users Group Blog

http://www.phiwug.org 

http://technetphilippines.net

 

Here are the rest of our photos:

 

 

Again to those that have attended, thanks and see ya in another TechNet Session!

Exporting Virtual Machines on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Windows 7 RC is coming up and I will be having a TechNet Session next Week. I needed to backup my ever trusted virtual machine demo on my demo laptop because I was planning to rebuild the laptop on a new install of W7 RC. Also to have a backup of it, or to yank it out of my poor laptop then just run it on a faster machine.

At first what I was planning is to Copy the Whole Folder of the VM on an external hard drive, but I hesitated.  I needed to copy the VM along with its snapshots and the configuration files.

I don’t think just copying the whole VM directory is the best approach on this. I always see the menu on the right that says Import Virtual Machine, Its intuitive enough to tell me, hey its import, there must be an export 😀

I have not found anything on TechNet on an official How-To Export and Import a Virtual Machine, so we may have to try this without it.

This is how I got to  Export and then Import the WHOLE Hyper-V VM.

 

 

Its really easy Just right click on the Selected VM on hyper-V and then click Export…

 

 

 

 

 

This action will prompt you with this dialog box, and you have to specify the location either by entering it manually or by navigating your file system using the Browse button. In this demo, I will export on my external HDD (E:\)

You will also notice the Don’t export virtual machine data check box. On Windows Server 2008, its option is Export only virtual machine configuration. Basically it means that if you click that box on Server 2008, only the configs will be exported. In R2 however its backwards, only the VM will be exported if you click the check box.

SIDE NOTE: For the sake of curiosity, I have a resource monitor up and upon clicking export the only thing that I saw that has impact on my machine’s resources is the disk activity. Neat. 😀

 

The export status is displayed on the right (Exporting 1%) wait till it finishes and that’s it, complete backup of a Virtual machine from a Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 😀

An unusual search result by Google on TechNetPhilippines.net

I was trying to checkout my blog at TechNet Philippines but my mom’s internet service provider has intermittent connection or IE just chose to do a search rather than take me to technetphilippines.net. Its really a surprise when I see her Google results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey check out TechNetPhilippines.net we have a lot of links and resources here, including links for free tools, tutorials and training how-do-I videos. Not to mention blogs from IT professionals like mine (http://technetphilippines.net/blogs/johndelizo) and those coming from Microsoft and the community.

 

 

 

Its just starting out, the forums are just beginning to pick up and We would like to invite you to dig-in, and hope our content has helped you as much it has helped us in our daily challenges.