In a previous post I discussed what you need to do to start deploying Office 2007. In that post I referenced a page that Microsoft linked to, but have not actually posted (Use Group Policy to Assign Startup Scripts for 2007 Office Deployment). So in this article I’ll go through a couple of ways you can use Group Policy startup scripts to deploy Office.
In this article I’ve outlined what I recommend for best utilising Group Policy to deploy applications. Deploying applications via Group Policy is a fairly straight-forward process, if a little limiting, however if you don’t do it right you could be setting yourself up for some pain down the track.
Microsoft have released ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 3, which includes support for Exchange Server 2007 and updated log viewer functionality:
Because non-native UI sucks, here’s a couple of extensions that help to make Firefox look much better on Windows Vista. These extensions mimic the Internet Explorer 7 interface, including the Windows Vista menus, making Firefox feel far more at home.
The Short NAP is a quick list of Microsoft Network Access Protection and Server/Domain Isolation related links from around the web. Here are links for Wednesday the 25th of April 2007:
Here’s how to create an unattended installation of VMware Tools which I’ve aimed specifically at Terminal Servers, however you can apply the same concepts for any Windows server installed under any of the VMware virtualisation products.
On our internal Terminal Servers the CEO has been having an issue whereby files or folders are not sent to the Recycle Bin, rather they are immediately deleted. If you logon with administrative rights on the machine, you can send files to the Recycle Bin. To date, he’d been told that this would be fixed once we move to some new boxes (which I did last week). Unfortunately the problem also exists on the new Terminal Servers which I only found out after the CEO pointed the problem out to me (luckily he’s a pretty understanding guy).
The Short NAP is a quick list of Microsoft Network Access Protection and Server/Domain Isolation related links from around the web. Here are links for Sunday the 22nd of April 2007:
While things haven’t changed much since Presentation Server 4.0, I’ve put together what you’ll need to create an unattended install for Presentation Server 4.5. First up I’ve made a copy of the installation files from the CD and added them to a single folder. This includes a copy of the administration tools in the same folder:
If you are working with PolicyMaker Registry Extension, or any of the other PolicyMaker products, you will find the Microsoft Management Console will crash when you select the User Settings / Registry node when editing the Group Policy on machine that also has Internet Explorer 7 installed. If you look at the crash details you will see that the fault is with MSHTML.DLL.