Thursday, 22 February 2007

System Builder Tip: Get the Winternal's Admin Pack - Or Vista SA & Get it Free!

Mark Minasi's Supporting Windows Vista audio CDs that I purchased a little while ago just paid for itself a thousand times over.

How?

He mentions during his introduction on CD 1 that the Winternal's Admin Pack would soon be introduced as one of the free parts of Vista's Software Assurance benefits.

So, off to Winternal's site I go to find out more. They do indicate that the Admin Pack is available for the time being, but soon to be only offered to Vista Software Assurance clients with a link to the Vista SA site.

On the Vista SA site, check out those tools at the bottom that are going to be included as well!

(Best Daffy Duck) Ohhh Booyyy! Ohh Booyyy!

Vista Software Assurance is really kewl!

SKU for Open Value Year 1: 66J-01283 (minimum 5 on the first order & 3 year commitment).
Vista Business Retail SKU: 66J-00002

If you need to use the Admin Pack tools now, go for it. One can save you from having to flatten a domain for a changed and forgotten SBS Admin password, or from having to muck around trying to figure out how to use the "tools" that are out there to do it. We have had very little success with those "tools".

We have worked with a company that has the Admin Pack tools, and they demonstrated the method to change the domain admin password in one server reboot on one of our virtual SBS test boxes. I was impressed to say the least.

Legit is where it's at! :D

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists