Monday, February 1, 2010

I forgot about Windows Update?

No I did not.

I scheduled a task to import a set of boot entries that boot up the parent vhd instead of the differencing vhd.

While booted into the parent vhd, I can do all the necessary updates. After that, I import a set of boot entries that boot up to a WinPE ramdisk.

In WinPe, I have a custom script just to generate a new updated differencing disk for use in the next boot up. I need to do this in WinPE as I wasn't able to generate the differencing disk while booted in the parent vhd because of "...the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process..".

All these are cumberson, and I hope this "home-made" disk protection will not be the permanent solution for us. As we all know, there is still some performance hit even though not always noticeable by the users.

And I don't get it why MS is still asking us to help them "collect specific feedback", shouldn't they be revisiting why they came out with Shared Computer Toolkit and Windows SteadyState? . Have they begun to doubt their own belief ?

C'mon MS... show us you are wiser than that.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What will be at stake to MS for not releasing Windows SteadyState for Windows 7?

MS risk riling not only people from schools or libraries but also other profitmaking organizations as revealed by the poll on this blog.

These people form a geopgraphically dispersed groups of users from 42 countries/territories .

Really hope MS will think right and make a respectable decision.