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For some IT pros, the only thing they look forward to more than the new version of Windows is the new Windows Resource Kit-and the Windows Vista Resource Kit is available now. This official Microsoft reference provides more than 1,500 pages of in-depth technical guidance on deploying; securing, and managing Windows Vista.
The primary authors of this book are Microsoft MVP's Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, and Jerry Honeycutt-though hundreds of folks on the Windows Vista Team contributed to and reviewed it. (I even reviewed a page or two.)
Like most of the resource kits that have gone before, the Windows Vista Resource Kit includes a collection of tools, utilities, guidance, and information in one package. Parts of the kit will be available online, but the complete collection is available for $59.99 US. (That's the list price. You can get it for much less from book sellers.)
Here are a few of the topics that are covered in the Windows Vista Resource Kit:
If you've read this far then I know you're really interested, so we have a special surprise for you. The first 25 folks who send mail to <deleted> at microsoft.com with their mailing address will get a free copy of the Windows Vista Resource Kit shipped to them. (Your information will only be used to ship this book and will be deleted after that.)
(Thanks to everybody that wrote in. The 25 books are all taken now.)
Keep reading for more IT pros posts and giveaways.
Where can I find the installation to download the resource tool kit? I know we have it for win 2k3 (rktools.exe). But what about Vista Resource Tool kit?
It seems like your memory is damaged! After how many minutes does this happen!
I am having errors(0X80070241) during installation of vista. I need a Fix. thanks
Since the days of Windows 3.1 and Lan Manager, Resource Kits have provided IT professionals with the information and tools needed to support Microsoft products.
Many organizations that I work with purchase the Resource Kits for just the tools alone! And still more for the comprehensive information!
The Vista Resource Kit looks like another great resource in the tradition of the Resource Kit family!
Does it have a driver / support / utility for IP networking over 1394 connection, or do we have to write one?
Interesting so this post was posted after the SP1/hotfix topic but appears now before it. I thought that posts appeared sequentially, but I guess Im mistaken.
How do you guys decide the post order on the Blog?
Damn looks like a handy book, those free 25 books went quick!