Friday, 30 May 2008

EnergizeIT 2008 Certification Boot Camp at EMUG last night

We had the Canadian EnergizeIT Certification Bootcamp hosted at our Edmonton Microsoft User Group meeting last night.

We had about 240 or so register and it looked as though most of them showed up.

Our presenters were Kai Axford and MVP Kirk Munro.

The presentations were awesome. Kai has an excellent ability to make his point very clear and get a few laughs in between. Among other things, we learned that VMs must be managed in the same manner as a physical system: They must be patched, have A/V running on them, and share similar access permissions structures as physical systems.

Kirk did a good job getting into Server Core as well as a good overview of PowerShell's capabilities.

While working on Server Core, Kirk demonstrated a neat GUI tool that allows one to configure a Core install:

Server Core Configurator

The Server Core Configurator allows one to work with a Core installation without needing to run the various configuration commands at the command line.

This is an excellent little tool for those who are looking to get a Core installation up and running and available for RSAT (x86 download site) management via a remote Windows Vista SP1 or Full Server 2008 installation.

All in all, the evening was very rewarding with both excellent speakers and great content.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

check out the newer version
http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/guyt/archive/2008/05/18/coreconfigurator-updates.aspx

Philip E. said...

A.,

Awesome! Thanks for that.

Active link: Server Core Configurator Update.

Philip