Intune - Migration from XP to Windows 8.1

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Windows Intune is Microsoft's cloud solution for the management of all Growtyp of devices: Windows PC , Surface, Windows Phone , iOS devices , Android devices can be managed from a single console and a single product.
scenarioWindows Intune offers :

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Portal Access Windows Intune to manage all the devices listed above : software distribution, hardware and software inventory , policies , notices and monitoring , publishing apps for mobile devices, remote assistance, etc.

- System Center Configuration Manager 2012, integrated with Windows Intune to obtain a single management console
20 GB of space for application deployment
- PC Endpoint Protection , the anti-virus software from Microsoft- Upgrade to Windows Enterprise and future versions : this means that you have the right to upgrade your fleet Windows XP Pro to Windows Enterprise subsequent versions up to Windows 8.1. The update of the old Windows XP can be configured and managed directly by Operating System Deployment , System Center Configuration Manager features 2012 included in the offer

Right to purchase the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Package ( MDOP ) . MDOP , for those not familiar , is a suite of technologies that help an IT administrator to improve compatibility and management, reduce support costs , improve resource management and policy control in your environment. For more information, visit this offer you update all your Windows XP machines while preserving the existing data with the help of all the tools needed upgrade of the operating system , but not only included in the offer for each user you manage paid up to five devices associated with it. To deepen your knowledge about Windows Intune go to the product page .To familiarize yourself with Windows Intune , you can activate a free 30-day subscription to the link.

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Windows Intune è la soluzione cloud di Microsoft per la gestione di tutti i itipi di devices: Windows PC, Surface, Windows Phone, IOS devices, Android devices potranno essere gestiti da una unica console e con un unico prodotto.


Windows Intune offre:
  1. Accesso al portale Windows Intune per la gestione di tutti i devices sopra elencati: distribuzione del software, Hardware e Software Inventory, policies, avvisi e monitoraggio, pubblicazione apps per dispositivi mobile, assistenza remota, etc
  2. System Center Configuration Manager 2012, integrabile con Windows Intune a ottenere una unica Console di gestione
  3. 20 GB di spazio per la distribuzione delle applicazioni
  4. PC Endpoint Protection, il software anti-virus di Microsoft
  5. Aggiornamento a Windows Enterprise e alle versioni future: questo vuol dire che avrete il diritto di aggiornare il vostro parco macchine Windows XP Pro a versioni Windows Enterprise successive fino a Windows 8.1. L’aggiornamento dei vecchi Windows XP potrà essere configurato e gestito direttamente da Operating System Deployment, funzionalità di System Center Configuration Manager 2012 incluso nell’offerta
  6. Diritto di acquistare Microsoft Desktop Optimization Package (MDOP). MDOP, per chi non lo conoscesse, è una suite di tecnologie che aiutano un amministratore IT a migliorare la compatibilità e la gestione, ridurre i costi del supporto tecnico, migliorare la gestione delle risorse e il controllo dei criteri nel proprio ambiente. Per ulteriori informazioni consultare il sito


Grazie a questa offerta aggiorni tutte le tue macchine Windows XP preservando i dati esistenti con l’aiuto di tutti gli strumenti necessari all’upgrade del sistema operativo, ma non solo: compreso nell’offerta gestirai per ogni utente pagato fino a cinque devices associati ad esso. Per approfondire le tue conoscenze su Windows Intune vai alla pagina di prodotto.
Per familiarizzare con Windows Intune è possibile attivare una sottoscrizione gratuita per 30 giorni al link.

PSexec 2.1 Download and tutorials

Psexec it's a very useful utility to execute command on remote pc/server.

Inside the blog there are several article about this argument with different examples and implmentation.

Scripting - Eseguire .vbs ed installazioni programmi su pc remoti in un dominio o un workgroup con PSEXEC

Silently Install Windows patch on remote client

Enable Remote Desktop on remote client

Execute remote command examples

Hacker - Give SYSTEM user administrative right on Patched Windows System with PSEXEC

I proceed to copy and paste latest version info from microsoft website:

PsExec v2.1

By Mark Russinovich
Published: March 7, 2014
 Download PsTools(1,648 KB)


Utilities like Telnet and remote control programs like Symantec's PC Anywhere let you execute programs on remote systems, but they can be a pain to set up and require that you install client software on the remote systems that you wish to access. PsExec is a light-weight telnet-replacement that lets you execute processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec's most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems and remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.
Note: some anti-virus scanners report that one or more of the tools are infected with a "remote admin" virus. None of the PsTools contain viruses, but they have been used by viruses, which is why they trigger virus notifications.

Windows 8.1 deployment with SCCM 2012

I proceed to copy and past a very interesting Microsoft Article about Windows 8.1 deployment with SCCM 2012.

"Deployment Demystified: Deploying Windows 8.1 with Windows Server and System Center Configuration Manager
Matt Hester, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Deploying Windows 8.1 has never been easier. There are so many great tools out there to help you scale out the deployment. However, what if you need repeat this process over and over for hundreds or maybe thousands of desktops? Well, that is where Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 come in to help! Whether you want to deploy to a physical machine or to a virtual machine, both Windows Server and System Center offer new and improved technologies to improve your ability to deploy Windows 8.1. In this article, I am going to take a look at some of the key terminology involved in successful deployments, as well as some of the deployment methodologies.

Office - Downgrade da Office 2010 ad Office 2003

Downgrade da Outlook 2010 ad Outlook 2007:

1. Bisogna tenere a mente che il profilo Exchange Outlook 2010 non è compatibile con Outlook 2007.

2. Con Outlook 2010 il file .NK2 dell'autocomplete viene memorizzato direttamente nella cassetta postale di Exchange.

3. Ho dunque testato un utente che aveva centinaia di mail di autocomplete facendo il downgrade da Outlook 2010 ad Outlook 2007.

4. Una volta migrato il profilo Outlook l'ho dovuto ricreare (vedi articolo MS: visto che Outlook 2007 va in crash con profilo 2010.

5. Una volta ricreato il profilo Outlook 2007 l'autocomplete era vuoto e non funzionava piu' (anche se presente su Exchange 2003)

6. Ho risolto eseguendo la seguente utility: che visualizza dell'utente loggato tutti i file di autocomplete memorizzati su Exchange.

7. Si selezionano tutte le mail e si esportano su file .nk2.

8. Il file nk2 va copiato (con lo stesso nome del profilo Outlook dell'utente) in C:\Users\%utente%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\profilo.nk2

9. Dopo tale operazione Outlook 2007 visualizzava l'autocomplete di Outlook 2010.


Downgrade from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2007:
1 . Keep in mind that the Exchange profile Outlook 2010 is not compatible with Outlook 2007.2 . With Outlook 2010, the file. NK2 dell'autocomplete is stored directly in the Exchange mailbox .3 . So I tested a user who had hundreds of emails from autocomplete doing the downgrade from Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2007.4 . After you migrate your Outlook profile I had to recreate (see MS article : since Outlook 2007 crashes profile with 2010.5 . Once you have recreated the profile Outlook 2007 autocomplete was empty and did not work more ' (even if it is present on Exchange 2003)6 . I solved it by running the following utility : that displays the user logged in all the files stored on the Exchange autocomplete .7 . You select all the emails and exporting of files . Nk2 .
8 . The nk2 file to be copied (with the same Outlook profile name of the user) in C: \ Users \% user% \ AppData \ Roaming \ Microsoft \ Outlook \ profilo.nk2

9 . After this operation, Outlook 2007 displayed the autocomplete in Outlook 2010 .

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