Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC Software Update

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC Software Update – NEW

Microsoft has removed the virtualization-enabled processor requirement for Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. Windows XP Mode continues to use hardware virtualization such as Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or the AMD-V chipset when available but it no longer requires […]

Microsoft Office 2010 new licensing programs


As we prepare to begin shipping the newest release of Microsoft Office 2010 on our PC’s, we wanted to point out some of the new licensing changes in this version. This does not apply to software assurance customers or volume licensing, only OEM (on Pre-built computers by us or other OEM’s/system builders).

With […]

The site-wide public folder database for administrative group ‘first administrative group’ has been deleted after migrating to Exchange 2007 from Exchange 2000 or 2003

After migrating a SBS 2003 server to a SBS 2008, a good practice is to run not only the SBS 2008 BPA but also the Exchange 2007 BPA built into the Exchange Management Console. In this case, the SBS BPA revealed no issues, but Exchange did. In the Exchange BPA, it was showing


Exchange 2010 SP1 adds more features

Microsoft announced some nice new touches to it’s Exchange 2010 product with the release of SP1.

Yesterday, Microsoft made the first public announcement about Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Besides some bug fixes, it adds a ton of extremely valuable new features to what is already the most significant release of Exchange in some time.

The […]

How to create local accounts via Group Policy

How to create local accounts via Group Policy

This step by step document shows how to create a local admin account across all domain joined PC’s for use with situations like LogMein remote support and notebooks, which are not always connected to the domain.

1. Open Group Policy Management

2. Create a new Group […]