Cleanup your VMs from old Updates

Windows Update leaves lots of files, which you don’t need anymore. The Disk Cleanup utility lets you remove those files. Unfortunately the tool needs to be “installed” on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. There is a Guide over here – Instructions for Windows Server 2012 are within the comments of the linked article.

Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft has published a new version of the Windows Live Tools. –> What programs are included? Messenger Photo Gallery Movie Maker Mail –> Writer <– Family Safety Windows Live Mesh Messenger Companion Bing Bar Outlook Connector Pack Microsoft Silverlight If you do not know, you can use the Live Writer for blogging (with your SharePoint blog).

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-070 – Important

An important update has been released from Microsoft. It addresses an issue with ASP.NET. You should install the update ASAP. This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in ASP.NET. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could read data, such as the view state, which was encrypted by the server. This vulnerability can also be used for data tampering, which, if successfully exploited, could be used to decrypt and tamper with the data encrypted by the server.

Server Core Roles and Features in 2008 R2

Maybe you’ve already set up a core server. Or you are thinking about it. Anyway. An overview of the available features for each version of Windows Server 2008 R2 can be found here: The table below shows the individual roles and features in fresh Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2, Web (column 1), Standard (column 2), Enterprise (column 3) and Datacenter (column 4) edition. It also lists the Server Roles features in a fresh installation of the special-purpose Hyper-V server 2008 R2.

Office 2007 + SharePoint Document Library = Prompt for Credentials

Problem: Even if you configure your SharePoint site as Intranet in the Internet Explorer, you will be prompted for user credentials when you open an Office document with Office 2007. This is true, if you haven’t configured a proxy in your browser, access your SharePoint site with a FQDN (fully qualified domain name) and you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7. Cause: (Quote from the KB aticle below) In Windows Vista, Internet Explorer uses the Web Client service when you use Internet Explorer to access a WebDAV resource.