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Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7

Change is upon us. Where many Active Directory administrators have stuck with Windows XP, because no valid alternatives (Windows Vista, *nix) were available, now the business wants to upgrade to Windows 7. Whatever the business reasons behind Windows 7, as an Active Directory administrator a couple of key elements should stand out: Windows 7 has […]

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Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7

Windows 7 is actively being deployed by companies, big and small. Some features in Windows 7 (especially features in Windows 7 Enterprise) require changes in the back ends of these environments. While some upgrades are evident, some may not. This series of posts details the changes wise to make to your Active Directory environment to […]

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Getting Your Active Directory ready for Windows 7, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7

Deploying Windows XP is as easy as sysprep’ing a sample installation, throw in an answer file in the mix with a Volume License Key (VLK) and rolling out the newly created image with your preferred distribution method. A volume Windows XP product key is easily attained by buying a 5 PC equivalent Volume License and […]

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Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7

In the past three parts of this series, I already gave you some tips and tricks to tackle the problems you might encounter when introducing Windows 7 in your existing environment. We’ve already covered a schema update, when we looked at storing BitLocker and TPM recovery information in Active Directory. This post features another schema […]

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Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Getting your Active Directory ready for Windows 7

Change is upon us. Where many Active Directory administrators have stuck with Windows XP, because no valid alternatives (Windows Vista, *nix) were available, now the business wants to upgrade to Windows 7. Whatever the business reasons behind Windows 7, as an Active Directory administrator a couple of key elements should stand out. We’ve already covered […]

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