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11 Jul 2012
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Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition by Joseph Davies [26801]
The Essential Guide to Deploying IPv6 on Windows Networks

Understanding IPv6, 3rd Edition by Joseph Davies has just been released by O'Reilly, which describes the title as a source of in-depth technical information for putting IPv6 technology to work—including networks with hardware running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Davies, a networking expert, explains IPv6 features and benefits, and provides detailed information to help you implement this protocol. Readers will learn best practices for using IPv6 services in your Windows network, whether you’re an IT professional, a network administrator, or an IT student.
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30 Apr 2012
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Microsoft Clarifies Licensing Policies for VDI, VDA, and RDS [26090]
New FAQ Leaves Some Shady Areas, However

While Brian Madden has a few serious reservations about Microsoft's new FAQ document on VDI, VDA, and RDS licensing, he nevertheless pronounces it a "good document." Had it been published earlier, it might have forestalled much confusion, which it now clarifies though it does nothing to reform the policies about which it tardily offers this clarification, he notes. And there are still some points that call for further clarification, one being the issue of extended roaming rights, which Madden examines heatedly.
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01 Apr 2012
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Oracle Database 11gR2 11.2.0.3 Certified with E-Business Suite on Windows [25758]
Certification on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) Is in Progress

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 on several Microsoft Windows operating systems. Blogger John Abraham explains that certain of these OSes are 'database tier only' or 'split tier configuration' platforms where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform. Others, he adds are 'database tier only' platforms for Release 11i. For 12.1.1 or higher, it is also supported on the application tier via the migration process outlined in My Oracle Support Document 1188535.1. Split Tier Certification on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)is in progress.
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27 Feb 2012
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CIFS Sharing on Solaris 11 to Enable Windows Clients to Access Files [25517]
Procedure Includes Start-to-finish details

Blogger Paul Johnson posts on how to properly set up a CIFS server on your Solaris 11 machine so that Windows clients can access files. He provides a like to documentation but, as well, shares the necessary instructions for the procedure from beginning to end.
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21 Jul 2011
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Microsoft Releases Windows Thin PC OS for Virtual Desktops [24360]
Repurpose Existing PCs as Thin Clients

The VAR Guy comments on the release by Microsoft of its Windows thin PC OS for virtual desktops. He writes that the new thin PC is essentially a custom operating system that IT admins can install on old machines in the workplace, re-purposing them as Windows thin clients for companies with Microsoft VDI deployments. The Windows Thin PC, he continues, features unique virtualization technologies including RemoteFX, which offers a virtual desktop experience. Under-the-hood tweaks protect the underlying operating system and physical machine being repuposed from being accessed by unscrupulous users. Microsoft is offering a free 90-day trial of the Thin PC.
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29 Jun 2011
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Using Windows Previous Versions to Access ZFS Snapshots [24284]
Shadow Copies for Shared Folders Requires No Configuration, Offers Intuitive GUI

The blog post Using Windows Previous Versions to Access ZFS Snapshots discusses the straightforward way in which one can use Shadow Copies for Shared Folders to view or recover files from ZFS snapshots. Even better, the blog points out, is the fact that the Windows desktop provides an easy to use, intuitive GUI and does not require configuration to use or access previous versions of files or folders. On Windows clients, the blog continues, snapshots are accessible via the Previous Versions tab in Windows Explorer using the Shadow Copy client, which is available by default on Windows XP SP2 and later. For Windows 2000 and pre-SP2 Windows XP, the client software is available for download from Microsoft: Shadow Copies for Shared Folders Client.
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