Month: February 2011

ForeFront Endpoint Protection – Manage your FPE client with GPO

If you are planning or have already deployed ForeFront Endpoint Protection, this may interest you. As you know FPE is designed to be managed throught System Center Configuration Manager BUT… you may not have SCCM deployed or need more granularity. Microsoft has released tools to manage FPE with GPO. The first you need to download …

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Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 – SP1 now available to download

Few days after releasing the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as RTM and made it available to download to TechNet/MSDN/Premier subscribers, Microsoft has provide public download for this Service Pack http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&displaylang=en In the mean time, the SP1 is also available through Windows Update

SCOM / FAST – QRProxy component shown in a critical state

If you are monitoring your Fast Servers you may have the QRProxy shown in a critical state while search query are working fine (ie returning results) and/or no events are logged on the Fast event log neiher on the SCOM console. You may have an error event on the Fast event log which is saying …

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SharePoint – Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is resetting some settings

On a previous blog post I explained how to solve some warning events logged on the SharePoint server application logs (http://blog.hametbenoit.info/2010/11/27/sharepoint-2010-user-profile-event-id-1004-and-1001/) Unfortunately, it appears that the SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 is resetting the NTFS security settings to default one. So, don’t forget to reapply the steps I provided after applying the SP1 for …

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System Center / Visio – Take full advantage of the Visio integration with SCVM and SCOM

Microsoft has provided add-in for Visio 2010 which integrates with SCVMM and SCOM. With these add-in you will have a global vision of your infrastructure and will be able to provide better service. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/18ea5032-532c-4d85-a2cd-fdf4adf3acec to get more details Go to http://visiotoolbox.com/downloads/addins/Visio_2010_Add-in_for_System_Center_Operations_Manager_2007_R2_961.aspx to get the add-in

Windows Phone–Update installation steps

Following my previous post about the availability of the most waited update, here is how the update is processing (about 10 steps which take something like 20 minutes to be completed) Everything is perform through the Zune software. After receiving the update availability notification on your Windows Phone, connect your phone to you computer and …

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Windows Phone – Finally the update is coming

After few months of waiting and many ‘unofficial’ announcements, the first Windows Phone update is finally here. According to a post from the Windows Phone blog, the update is arriving today. You should have a message on the Marketplace saying there is an update. More details on how to get it and manage potential issue …

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Windows 7/2008 R2 – Service Pack 1 now RTM

After few month of beta testing, the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is now RTM. It has already been delivered to OEM for integration and if you are MSDN/TechNet subscribers, you can download it starting next Wednesday. As part of enhancement, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is providing dynamic …

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