The Essential Website List
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Format: Title/Link: Brief Description
MSFN Unattended - EVERYTHING you need to know about unattended Windows XP installation. 5 stars
AppDeploy - Great resource for finding out how to do silent installs. Also some useful MSI info. 4 stars
Technet - Microsoft's own support site for IT professionals (i.e. you). Some handy stuff here! :D
Event ID - Trace error codes
Distrowatch - News and everything else you could want to know about Linux and other free operating systems.
Freshmeat.net - Best archive/news site for new (and old) free software releases
InstallSite - Another execllent 'installation' site with good MSI and InstallShield info. 4 stars
NU2 - Home of Bart PE, Modular Boot Disk and Bart's way for creating bootable CDs. 4 stars
SysInternals - Home of the best system utilities. 4 stars
MCSE World - Home of Daniel Petri. Sound information. 4 stars
Labmice - Tips and advice on most MS gear. 3 stars
Annoyances - Lot's of useful tips here. 3 stars
Win32 Scripting - Good searchable collection of scripts in many languages. 3 stars
JSI Faq - Technet like tips and tricks site for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003.
ss64 - Command line references for DOS, Windows, MacOS X and Linux very useful.
Winguiges Registry guide - Misc registry settings
Not quite essential, but very interesting...
Unattended - It's not RIS, it's not GHOST, it's the 3rd way. I HAVE NOT used the system presented on this site, but there is a wealth of installation/deployment expertise on display here.
ANI - Automated Network Installation. Just found this one and it looks very interesting.
Trigger remote rebuilds!! Having read a little bit deeper, the triggering of remote rebuilds //might// not be implemented yet....
ROM-O-MATIC - Creates custom network boot ROMS/disks. In theory (I think), a disk from this site could be used to do a PXE boot on a non-PXE NIC. Never got it to quite work myself tho...
PocketPC Freewares - Great site for free PocketPC freeware
MSExchange.org - A wealth of knowledge and advice on MS Exchange
SlipStick Systems - Great site for Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server
ISAServer.org - A wealth of knowledge and advice on MS ISA
WSUS.info - Used to be SUSSERVER.COM, now renamed but still very useful
WSUS Wiki - Better WSUS info than WSUS.INFO
Script Centre - Technically part of Technet but essential in its own right
uAwiki - Unattended Windows WIKI - courtesy of Bashrat TS
Microsoft TechNet Scripting Repository - LOADS of scripts
Jon's Tech Support Favourites - Many tech links, anything from freeware to drivers & lots more.
HowtoMac Free information on supporting OS X in education. Offers online discussion board, Faq system, downloads area, affordable consolation and remote helper.
Online Photoshop - its a cut down version, with the basic features you'd need to perform some quick edits/tweaks.
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