Beginning March 8th, Microsoft will push out a pop up to Windows XP computers.
I was hoping to produce a nice, branded deployment with default settings like Boot to Desktop, show wallpaper behind Start, and a default wallpaper. Finally, I found a method that worked out.
I ran into the same problems that got Microsoft in trouble in the first place with Windows 8. When Microsoft thinks it knows best and removes options, the users of the product suffer.
You can watch the keynote speech at Microsoft’s BUILD conference live and learn about the new features in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
Ahead of their BUILD conference, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 preview today. You can download the 3.8GB iso from the TechNet evaluation center. Improvements to virtualization and storage seem to be the big areas of improvement according to Microsoft earlier this month at TechEd. At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows […]
Apple will live stream the WWDC 2013 keynote speech today. It begins at 10AM PDT and will stream on their website and to Apple TV. According to the fine print, the live stream does have some requirements: Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS […]
Here’s your public service announcement: Microsoft will be dropping extended support to Windows XP and Office 2003 April 8th, 2014. April 8th, 2014 will be the last Patch Tuesday for both of those products. After that date, there will be “no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical […]
Managing Active Directory and Group Policy can be a little obscure due to the prerequisite of installing the Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 7 and 8. In Server 2012, there is no separate install of the RSAT tools, you just have to know where to look. Fortunately, it proves consistent by being part of the […]
A rootkit has been infecting a number of Linux servers through the month of February. An early trend indicated servers running RedHat/CentOS and CloudLinux as well as cPanel could be vulnerable to whatever exploit was being leveraged to access the servers. One of the tell-tale signs was the detection of /lib/libkeyutils.so.1.9 or /lib64/libkeyutils.so.1.9. The rootkit […]
I am going to need to start drinking coffee in order to deal with the issues Java is throwing. Of course, Java has been in the news recently since a vulnerability disclosed last August gained attention of the media and was finally (partially) patched with version Java 7u11. Following that, there are two separate issues; […]
Windows 8 has a few more options for customization over Windows 7 but finding where to make those changes can be a little confusing. Here’s a guide to changing your color scheme, your lock screen, the Start Screen background style, and your desktop’s wallpaper.
Here’s a quick wrap up of some topics that have come up lately but would be a little lacking as their own articles. Still, it’s information to know. With Windows 8 and Server 2012 out, they changed the game and brought a number of other things with them. To keep up, you can read about […]