Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) – Getting Started

Installation Steps

This section provides instructions on how to install the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool. While installing the tool, you can configure it to download all of the latest security baselines from Microsoft, or after completing the installation you can access the Tools menu to check for baselines.

Note The download process for SCM automatically installs SQL Server 2008 Express Edition on your computer if you do not already have this software. Continue reading “Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) – Getting Started”

Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

Hi guys,

Just a informative video about coordinated vulnerability disclosures.

Take a look and decide for yourself what you want to do when and if you find/report a bug or problem in software. Continue reading “Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure”

SCVMM update for April 2011

Every day Microsoft is releasing knowledge base articles and hotfixes to explain, fix and improve the possible bugs present in their products. This post gives you an overview of all released knowledge base articles and hotfixes for the month: APRIL 2011.

The knowledge base articles and hotfixes in this post are related to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Updates can be for RTM or R2 versions, with or without SP1. Continue reading “SCVMM update for April 2011”

Hyper-V VM Density, VP:LP Ratio, Cores and Threads…

With Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, we focused Hyper-V development on enhancing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, which resulted in the introduction of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. In addition, we increased the maximum number of running virtual processors (VP) per logical processor (LP) from 8:1 to 12:1 when running Windows 7 as the guest operating system for VDI deployments. In making this change and discussing the VP:LP ratio with you, I’ve noticed that there’s some confusion as to what this metric really means and how it compares to other virtualization vendors. Let’s discuss. Continue reading “Hyper-V VM Density, VP:LP Ratio, Cores and Threads…”

Hyper-V: Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2

The latest Hyper-V service packs, updates, and hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 are listed here in chronological order.

Last Updated: April 27, 2011

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Updates that are available on Windows Update are indicated, as well as the download location for those that are available at the Microsoft Download Center. These updates and hotfixes can help avoid some known issues and may save you a support call.
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