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Deploying Internet Explorer

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jul 20, 2012 5:32:00 AM

Oh the times they are a’changin. It seems like it was only yesterday that I loaded up Windows 7 and had my nice comfortable Internet Explorer 8, but alas, they grow up so fast and now it is time to bid a fond farewell to IE 8 and look to IE 9. As administrators this presents a whole slew of problems for us. Should we deploy the new version? Will all of our web interfaces work with it? Let us not forget the most frequent question that is voiced mostly by IT professionals and my five year old alike: DO I HAVE TO?

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Topics: Virtualization, Windows 7, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Win7, Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 6, XP End of Life, IE6, MDOP, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Med-V, Blog, Windows XP

Tips from the Field - Deploying Virtualized Applications using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 13, 2012 10:25:00 AM

My name is Jamie Smith and I’m a Consultant for Certified Security Solutions Secure Infrastructure Management team. I would like to introduce you to the next segment of our ‘Windows 7 Accelerate with System Center’ marketing campaign: Deploying Virtualized Applications using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. If your organization is still running Windows XP then it’s time to take a long hard look at the calendar and look up April 8, 2014, or better yet, have a look here for the countdown. You have less than 22 months to man the Windows 7 lifeboats and evacuate the decommissioning Windows XP. Seeing as where a typical organization takes around 18 months to do a proper migration, that means there is still some time to step away from the panic button and look things over from stem to stern. One of the ways to can help yourself is by taking some of those applications that you really don’t want to install again and virtualize them.

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Topics: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Windows 7, Microsoft System Center, Configuration Manager, Win7, Microsoft App-V, Virtualized Applications using System Center Confi, SCCM 2007, App-V sequencer, XP End of Life, Blog, SCCM client, Application Virtualization, App-V, Windows XP, Microsoft Application Virtualization

SCCM 2012 – Migration Made Easy – Part 3

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 16, 2012 8:13:00 AM

In Part 1 we discussed the requirements overview on preparing for a migration and in Part 2 we covered the types of objects that are available for migration and the exclusions. In this final write up in the series we will go through the process using the migration utility that has been hyped up by Microsoft within Configuration Manager 2012.

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, Desktop Security, System Center, sccm microsoft, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, migrate SCCM 2012, ConfigMgr 2012, Blog, SCCM client, Configuration Manager 2012

How to Perform a Manual SCEP Client Installation

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 16, 2012 8:02:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from my book Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook, http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-system-center-2012-endpoint-protection-cookbook/book

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Topics: FEP, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Win7, Desktop Security, SCEP, XP End of Life, System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Blog, System Center Endpoint Protection

Tips from the Field - Preparing for User File and Settings Migration using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 10, 2012 9:20:34 AM

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Topics: USMT XML Builder, User File Settings SCCM 2007, 4/8/14, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, System Center 2012, System Center, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows7, USMT Builder, Blog, Windows XP

Tips from the Field - Accelerating Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Mar 7, 2012 10:29:45 AM

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Topics: USMT XML Builder, User File Settings SCCM 2007, 4/8/14, Microsoft System Center, SCCM 2012, Win7, Desktop Security, System Center 2012, System Center, SCCM 2007, XP End of Life, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows7, USMT Builder, Blog, Windows XP

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