August 2008 - Posts

[Misc] Beware Windows Search 4.0…
Thu, Aug 21 2008 4:31
With the vast amount of data I have (probably like most of you) on my hard disk tucked away in documents, numerous PSTs, etc. I’ve been looking for an effective way of searching everything. I used to use...( read more ) Read More...
[MS KBs] New KB Articles At Microsoft 19th August 2008 - Weekly Summary
Wed, Aug 20 2008 10:10
Internet Explorer 6.0 953838 MS08-045: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 953839 Microsoft Security Advisory: Cumulative security update for ActiveX Outlook Express 6.0 951066 MS08-048: Security...( read more ) Read More...
[ConfigMgr] UPDATED: What's new, changed and the same in ConfigMgr 2007?
Wed, Aug 20 2008 10:00
Want to know what's new in ConfigMgr, what's changed from SMS 2003 and what has stayed the same?  This updated article summarises the key information......( read more ) Read More...
[WMUG] Next WMUG Event – Thursday 11th September 2008
Wed, Aug 20 2008 5:04
Just a quick “heads up” that the next WMUG Event will take place in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London on Thursday 11th September. Watch out for the agenda coming soon…...( read more ) Read More...
[Virtualisation] Three interesting news items in the world of Microsoft virtualisation…
Wed, Aug 20 2008 4:57
First off Microsoft has revamped it’s licensing and support policies when it comes to virtualisation. As from the 1st September Microsoft will dump it’s current 90 day reassignment requirement that currently...( read more ) Read More...
[Virtualisation] Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008: A first look
Mon, Aug 18 2008 9:00
I was taking a read through Greg Shield’s Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008: A first look which is worth a read. My impression of Microsoft’s virtualisation strategy is that they now...( read more ) Read More...
[Community] New Microsoft Virtualisation User Group UK
Fri, Aug 15 2008 2:12
So looks we have a new UK User Group the “ Microsoft Virtualisation User Group UK ” who’s first meeting is at Microsoft’s offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London on the 24th September BUT there is...( read more ) Read More...
[ConfigMgr] Looking for ConfigMgr KB Articles?
Thu, Aug 14 2008 15:24
Need a list of ConfigMgr-related Knowledge Base Articles? Well the link below is what you’ll need: http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3d2057&query=configuration%20manager&mode...( read more ) Read More...
[MS KBs] New KB Articles At Microsoft 12 Aug 2008 - Weekly Summary
Wed, Aug 13 2008 5:46
Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 953140 Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Service Pack 1 support for Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2005 955965 Description of SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 955966...( read more ) Read More...
[Patch Tuesday] August 2008 Actual: 6 Critical, 5 Important
Wed, Aug 13 2008 1:36
So Microsoft actually released one less Critical patch (the Media Player one), than they had thought, so this month it makes: 6 Critical - Affecting Windows, IE, and Office 5 Important - Affecting Windows...( read more ) Read More...
[Rant] Are Quality Certificates REALLY worth it?
Mon, Aug 11 2008 6:00
I’m just curious on a couple of things here: How many of you work for a company that has some sort of ISO or BS Quality certificate, standard whatever you want to call it in place? How many of you as customers...( read more ) Read More...
[SMS 2003] New FAQShop Article 8th August 2008
Fri, Aug 8 2008 7:48
"Advertisement <Advertisement> from <Site> was rejected because the client's platform is not supported" Contributed By: Cliff Hobbs [MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS] If you're seeing this...( read more ) Read More...
[Misc] Let the Games Beijing…
Fri, Aug 8 2008 7:29
In case you’ve missed it the Beijing Olympics have officially started. The opening ceremony from what I’ve seen of it is unbelievable I’ve never seen anything like it and it just seems to get better and...( read more ) Read More...
[Patch Tuesday] August 2008 - 7 Critical and 5 Important
Thu, Aug 7 2008 15:15
This month looks like Microsoft will be releasing the following patches this month: 7 Critical - Affecting Windows, IE, Media Player and Office 5 Important - Affecting Windows, Outlook Express, Windows...( read more ) Read More...
[SMS 2003] New FAQShop Article 07/08/08
Thu, Aug 7 2008 13:27
Packages not being deployed to Vista SP1 Clients yet Vista RTM Clients work fine [07/08/08] Contributed By: Cliff Hobbs [MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS] If you're having problems with Packages not deploying to...( read more ) Read More...
[SQL 2008] Some useful information from the TechNet Newsletter
Thu, Aug 7 2008 5:01
Hot on the heels of the release of SQL 2008 to RTM yesterday Microsoft included a bunch of information in the TechNet newsletter summarised below: “ SQL Server 2008 has been released and is ready to deliver...( read more ) Read More...
[SQL 2008] RTM Released But ConfigMgr Support To Follow
Wed, Aug 6 2008 16:48
Today Microsoft Released to Manufacturing (RTM) SQL Server 2008 as you’ll see from the official release statement below. In terms of SQL 2008 support for SMS 2003/ ConfigMgr the Product Group will need...( read more ) Read More...
[MS KBs] New KB Articles At Microsoft 5 Aug 2008 - Weekly Summary
Tue, Aug 5 2008 20:27
SQL Server 2005 956262 Supportability for SQL Server 2005 in a virtual machine environment 956006 FIX: An access violation occurs when you run a query that uses the UNION operator to combine the results...( read more ) Read More...
[Misc] Don’t forget we can help you find a Job…
Tue, Aug 5 2008 11:57
After seeing several posts from folks unfortunate to find themselves out of work I just wanted to remind people about two areas of the FAQShop Forums I set up some time ago to help in these very cases...( read more ) Read More...
[ConfigMgr] When will ICP 2 ship?
Mon, Aug 4 2008 8:56
Hot on the heels of ICP 1 being released last week, the latest rumblings I’m hearing is that ICP 2 is due to ship sometime in September. As soon as I have any firmer news I’ll let you know....( read more ) Read More...
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