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Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

The Connection Manager Administration Kit has been around since Windows Server 2003 as an embedded Windows server feature.  Initially available for server platforms, this deployment enabling tool is now supported on selected Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 client platforms. Windows 7 and Windows 8 client certification exams expect that you are familiar with CMAK, or … Continue reading Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) an Overview and General Guideline

EXE to MSI – How to deploy an exe based installer in a Microsoft world

The auto-execution of .exe files can be problematic, given increasing incidents of Internet crime and cyber-terrorism.  One solution is to pre-package installers and executables so that they may be recognized by system security controls. Within the Microsoft Windows environment, the use of automated installer scripts offer several alternatives.  Microsoft uses installer file extensions to distinguish … Continue reading EXE to MSI – How to deploy an exe based installer in a Microsoft world