Windows 7

Managing Your Local Administrator Passwords The Correct Way

Some ideas take a long time to realize.  Unfortunately, one of those has been a good way to manage local administrator passwords.  System admins the world round have developed scripts to randomize and change the local administrator password of their systems.  Others ensure the local administrator password is disabled, but […]

Citrix / VDI Pilot – The XenApp / XenDesktop Install process

This is part 3 of an ongoing series of posts to document and describe my journey implementing Citrix VDI with XenApp.  Part 1 Part 2.Once our hardware was selected, we worked with our Citrix partner for implementation to ensure we followed established best practices.  We used the recommended hotfixes list when […]

Windows 7 Impressions Continued

Today I took the plunge and installed W7 on another partition at work, now that the MS Employee posted the RSAT for the public beta. I was rather impressed at the speed at which it performed. Also interesting is the new take on ADUC, called ADAC (Administration Center). I couldn’t […]

Official Windows 7 Impressions

The official Windows 7 Beta has started.  Friday was a bit frustrating as the response overwhelmed Microsoft, but I was able to get a Windows 7 Beta key, as well as download the real ISO.  Upon installing it, I had some mixed reactions to the new task bar.  Maybe it […]