Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

VMware: Microsoft Finally Recognizes the Importance of Desktop Virtualization with VECD Licensing Change

March 26th, 2010 No comments

At long last, Microsoft publicly recognizes a shift in IT computing trends as indicated in their recent announcements around desktop virtualization and their changes to VECD licensing to support the adoption of virtual desktop environments.  By loosening up the restrictive desktop virtualization license policy (VECD), Microsoft has finally bowed to intensive customer pressure.  This validates the acceleration in demand in the desktop virtualization industry that VMware helped start and continues to lead.  Microsoft’s move here is extremely positive for the industry.

This decrease in Microsoft licensing costs will decrease the overall CAPEX cost, thus building a better business case for VMware View.  Starting July 1, 2010, VECD is going away for customers with Software Assurance (SA) and for those without SA, Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is available for purchase to allow for VDI environments.  Here are the details:

  • PCs covered under SA will no longer need a separate VECD license, instead this usage right will be included in SA thus eliminating the separate $23 per device fee.
  • PCs not covered under SA, thin clients or other clients that cannot run a full Windows OS, customers can purchase VDA for $100 per device/year, a $10 decrease from the previous VECD license price.
  • Roaming use rights allows users to be able to access their virtual desktops from secondary devices like home PCS, kiosks and internet cafes without additional licensing costs.
Source: VMware

Microsoft: How to Migrate Printers from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008

November 2nd, 2009 1 comment

There are a lot of way’s to migrate printer from one server to another.

Within Windows 2008/vista/7 gives microsoft a standard tool for this option.

When you want to use this option you need to install the print server role.

After you done this you will be able to import and export printer’s.

An example:

Go to start -> administrative tools -> printer management.

Add the 2 servers (in my example vdc2 and vps1, vdc2 is a windows 2003 server and vps1 is a windows 2008 server)
Right click on “Print server” and choose “Add/Remove Servers”
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Windows 2008: Windows update doesn’t work behind a proxy

August 25th, 2009 No comments

I just installed a Windows 2008 behind a proxyserver  and i saw that it couldn’t update.

To solve this issue you can do the following:

  • Run the Command Promp as Administrator
  • Type netsh
  • Type winhttp
  • Type import proxy source=ie

Now Windows Update will ask you for a username and password before it wants to check for an update.