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  1. Green, I just wanted to drop a note. It's been busy (obviously) but did take a few minutes to look at the august rollup for create and you still hold the title. Seems RVM and everyone else still has some catching up to do with not breaking things, though I'm going to say Ryan is probably closest to you on simplicity and inclusiveness. A word to the wise though, You will want to double check the EULA for WGA components - particularly the payloads with ax components.

    In the meantime, as you can see - Longhorn is trudging along and gaining speed (though it's not smart to put money on an october release frame yet)

    Anyway, drop me a line when you get breathing room and I'll shoot one back when I get time on my side.

  2. I thought both trophies were loooooooong overdue. ;)

    new year, though - could get better, there is still hockey to conquer

    make my mailing list address realitymedia@msn.com (yeah, they shuffled us around departments again but some fairly cool stuff to tell you about when we get time)

  3. Add me to the mailing list, I'm going to have time after the 15th to take a look at where you've gone with it since last fall

    Be good and hope you're enjoying the North East still

  4. Probably in the next few weeks I'll get time to discuss it with Green, but until then. Reductions are at your own risk, a lot more of the install is interlocking now and some structures have been changed to improve stability internally and security from external alterations.

    The disable switches in the txt files are still the only supported method for altering it. Though I'm sure someone is already working on a "clever" way to manipulate that too.

  5. Interesting, looks like it will have to be hardened a little more

    But I'm curious Rave, why disable the WFP susbsystem in the first place?

    Other than to allow malicious overwrites to system files or sub components, it doesn't seem to serve much of a purpose.

    Or is it just one of those things to be able to do?

    I'd like a technically good answer to it - if its valid, it might just see a way into something that doesn't require any rewiring of the dlls at all. Not in XP per sey, but as longhorn comes along there might be an option added for use later down the line.

  6. Intel released a bios update on the last week that has intermittently failed in house and with CD's created through CREATE with the SATA enabled but inactive (zero drives linked or attached), which is causing either boot or t-13 halts. Intel is looking into an update or reversal to an earlier revision (apparently it is a speed down in the SATA firmware which extends itself into the ATA channels and cannot recover during standard setup as acpi is not system actuated until first boot for power management) I'll get the full list of affected later today

    but the PERL/PERLK/PERLC are affected by it in .14 release

    Just a word of caution and be careful out there.

  7. Numinous, great work

    but there's more to be done, hit me in PM, Green, you too when you get a chance.

    There are quite a few more features for the oobe that can be added from the internal docs.

    I'll get you both the information as well as info on disabling the activation beacon subsystem for oem/mass installations

  8. No reason yet to update it.

    though a planned update is for sometime in late 2004 to bring it upto spec with emerging blue ray devices.

    Internally, there was only a .1 update to correct a minor glitch with +256 alpha count naming conventions at level 3 iso. But that was done in august 2000 and the rev number on the cdimage wasn't bothered to be changed. So most likely those that have 2.47 have that revision since it only escaped in november 2000

    other than that, not broken. Nothing to fix

  9. The update is slipstreamable through either MS slipstream procedure or alternately by webmedics slip scripting procedure.

    One catch though, first is that you must roll the iso with the cdimage tool and match date time stamp, there are a few errata reported if the cat and files fall out of sync. otherwise no other errors reported

  10. Aaron, can a few graphic be attached in the threads or would you like these out on a separate page for the IPSEC guide?

    Second thing, I doubt roadmap will get an update or changeout till November seeing as everything is still in projection build phase. Ramping upto holidays. A new media center et et al. Keep an eye out though. As soon as that is in the pipeline for the OEMs, its a given the entire thing is going to change out considering MCE will ship with these hotfixes integrated. Most of its riding on that.

  11. First up - do not look for the security rollup for 3 weeks from now. Three new risks have been ID'd and will be integrated to the rollup in order to cover subsequent variants of msblast, the directx issues and one relating to the netbios/memory read issues currently being patched (no need to reinvent the wheel after this patch is issued) the update rollup on wed includes two of the three new fixes with the third to be added as low priority at RTW

    Second - SP2 has been moved in schedule - tentative for march-april RTW

    there is the possibility that an interim SP2 will be issued to OEMs in Nov/Dec as an installer patch for christmas retail systems. In build phase, but incomplete as yet so no promises but it is in the pipeline so there might be something available before end of year to end users.

    Again, I'm going to stress none of these things will do anything to protect you over what you can accomplish yourselves..So I am still putting together the IPSEC guide for those who might be a little exhausted from chasing these security patches around endlessly. Aaron will post it as soon as I'm done going through the documentation and put it into a workable form for people to put to immediate use without having to feel like they taking their MCSE's again

  12. Yes, I know - we're running behind. But a problem was found with a dll that was unforseen. It was worked on today and back into testing but HQL takes about 18-48 hours minimum for stability and stress checks. Best case, we're looking at sometime after 3pm PST. Worst case, it will be deferred to next wednesday schedule to run it through the beta tester cycle again.

    Sorry sports fans, blame the DX team for this one

    and a round of applause to the directplay dept for leaving an api hole large enough to drive a yugo through. :)

  13. This is the full components listing of what you would want to consider when turning components on and off from the install phase



    AccessOpt = On

    Appsrv_console = On

    Aspnet = On

    AutoUpdate = On

    BitsServerExtensionsISAPI = On

    BitsServerExtensionsManager = On

    Calc = On

    Certsrv = On

    Certsrv_client = On

    Certsrv_server = On

    Charmap = On

    Chat = On

    Clipbook = On

    Complusnetwork = On

    Deskpaper = On

    Dialer = On

    Dtcnetwork = On

    Fax = On

    Fp_extensions = On

    Fp_vdir_deploy = On

    Freecell = On

    Hearts = On

    Hypertrm = On

    IEAccess = On

    Iis_asp = On

    Iis_common = On

    Iisdbg = On

    Iis_ftp = On

    Iis_htmla = On

    Iis_doc = On

    Iis_inetmgr = On

    Iis_internetdataconnector = On

    Iis_nntp = On

    Iis_pwmgr = On

    Iis_serversideincludes = On

    Iis_smtp = On

    Iis_smtp_docs = On

    Iis_webadmin = On

    Iis_webdav = On

    Iis_www = On

    Iis_www_vdir_printers = On

    Iis_www_vdir_scripts = On

    Iis_www_vdir_terminalservices = On

    Indexsrv_system = On

    Inetprint = On

    Licenseserver = On

    Media_clips = On

    Media_utopia = On

    Minesweeper = On

    Mousepoint = On

    Msmq_ADIntegrated = On

    Msmq_Core = On

    Msmq_HTTPSupport = On

    Msmq_LocalStorage = On

    Msmq_MQDSService = On

    Msmq_RoutingSupport = On

    Msmq_TriggersService = On

    Msnexplr = On

    Mswordpad = On

    Netcis = On

    Netoc = On

    Objectpkg = On

    OEAccess = On

    Paint = On

    Pinball = On

    Pop3Admin = On

    Pop3Service = On

    Pop3Srv = On

    Rec = On

    Reminst = On

    Rootautoupdate = On

    Rstorage = On

    Solitaire = On

    Spider = On

    Templates = On

    TerminalServer = On

    TSWebClient = On

    Vol = On


    WMAccess = On

    WMPOCM = On

    Zonegames = On

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