System Center 2012 SP1 RTM is ready for download on TechNet

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 for alle the System Center 2012 products! So this means you are now able to manage your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V cluster 🙂 No more beta products in your environment, but only the RTM!!

So what are you going to do in your vacation?? 😉 YES, building a new System Center 2012 SP1 lab environment!!


Windows Management Framework 3.0 Compatibility Update

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0, (currently distributed as KB2506146 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 and KB2506143, for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) has been temporarily removed from Windows Update to protect from accidental installations on unsupported systems. Those who want to install WMF 3.0 to take advantage of all the great features this update provides can do so by installing the update from the Microsoft Download Center, after reading the known compatibility issues detailed below.


Windows Management Framework (WMF 3.0) was released to the Download Center on September 17, 2012. On December 11, 2012,this package was released through Windows Update. Although it was released as an optional update, many customers chose to deploy the package automatically.  Because there are compatibility issues between some released server applications and WMF 3.0, we have temporarily removed WMF 3.0 from Windows Update. This should prevent customers from inadvertently installing the package on unsupported systems.

Known Compatibility Issues:

Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF 3.0) is not currently compatible with the following applications.

–         System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  (Configuration Manager Management Points collocated with clients fail after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 and running Client Health Evaluation)

–         System Center Virtual Machine Manager (Managing Hyper-V hosts using Virtual Machine Manager fails with Error: 0x8033803b after installing WMF 3.0)

–         Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Windows Management Framework 3.0 on Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010)

–         Microsoft SharePoint 2010  (Windows PowerShell 3.0 and SharePoint 2010)

–         Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Small Business Server 2011  (Windows Management Framework 3.0 applicability on Windows Small Business Server 2008/2011 Standard)

Systems that are running the above server applications should not run Windows Management Framework 3.0 at this time. WMF 3.0 is otherwise supported on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2.

The RTM versions of Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 are now available on MSDN and Technet

The RTM versions of Exchange 2013, Lync 2013 and Office 2013 are now available for download on MSDN and Technet. Cool!!

MSDN Links:
Lync Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Exchange Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (Multilanguage)
Office Web Apps 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Office Professional Plus 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Office Professional Plus 2013 (x86) – DVD (English)
SharePoint Server 2013 (x64) – DVD (English)
Visio Professional 2013 (x64) – (English)
Visio Professional 2013 (x86) – (English)
Project Professional 2013 (x64) – (English)
Project Professional 2013 (x86) – (English)


TechNet Live @ World Form, Den Haag

Today I’ve visited the TechNet Live at the World Forum in Den Haag. A great location and a lot of IT Pro’s, MVP’s and nice speakers from Microsoft. We’ve seen a lot of nice presentations and demonstrations from Tony Krijnen,  Daniel van Soest and some other great speakers from Microsoft! This nice day started with a keynote from Steve Ballmer (CEO from Microsoft). This was also the official release of the following products:

* Microsoft Windows 7
* Microsoft Exchange 2010
* Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2


Free e-book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Book content:

1.) Microsoft’s Virtualization Solution
2.) Server Virtualization – Hyper-V
3.) Managing Virtualization – VMM 2008
4.) Application Virtualization – App-V
5.) Presentation Virtualization – Terminal Services
6.) Desktop Virtualization – MED-V and VDI
7.) User State Virtualization
8.) Building a Virtualization Infrastructure

Click the image below to optain a copy! 


Microsoft Exchange 2010 Beta 1 available

 Ahead of time, Exchange 2010 Beta is available for download and TechNet is ready to grab the information….

Download Details: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta

TechNet: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Beta)

Today i’ve installed the public beta release and here are some first looks of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. (Exchange 14)

First of all i’ve installed a Microsoft Windows 2008 x64 Server. The next step is to install the pre-requisites.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0 CTP 3
Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP 3
Update from KB 951725
Update from KB 950888
Update from KB 951116
Update from KB 952664
Update from KB 953290
Update from KB 958178
ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Extensions

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Server
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-ISAPI-Ext
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Metabase
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Basic-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Digest-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Windows-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Dyn-Compression
ServerManagerCmd -i NET-HTTP-Activation
ServerManagerCmd -I RPC-over-HTTP-proxy
ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS (reboot required)

After installing this pre-requisites, we’re going to install Microsoft Exchange 2010.

e2k10_001    e2k10_01    e2k10_02

e2k10_03    e2k10_04    e2k10_05

e2k10_06    e2k10_07    e2k10_08

e2k10_09    e2k10_10    e2k10_11

e2k10_12    e2k10_13    e2k10_14

e2k10_15    e2k10_16    e2k10_17

Windows 7 first looks

Today i’ve installed the Beta version of Microsoft Windows 7. It looks pretty much on Windows Vista, the setup is notting more then next…next…next.

After the installation, I’ve to fill in a username and password, setting the time zone, productkey.

Let’s have a look on the screenshots:




As you can see, it looks pretty much to Windows Vista. A few things that I immediatly saw was:

– Windows PowerShell V2, with a graphical interface. Easy with building scripts!
– Internet Explorer 8, first looks are great!