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MAP Toolkit – machine keeps rebooting – Resolved!

I really like the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP). In most cases it captures more information than my clients can provide at the kick-off of a project. It gives me the ability to get a very solid overview of the current desktop estate of a domain and drill down important information for the decision making process later in the project. For example, it will give me the model of all the PCs so we can plan for the number of machines that need to be replaced or upgraded, and a list of the software installed on the machines, which serves as an initial application discovery exercise. I always run it form my laptop, and for the first time I had to run it from a client machine as we are not allowed to connect to the network of this specific client, which is perfectly fine. The issue I am had…

Get ready for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 with MAP 7.0!

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to assess readiness for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Download MAP 7.0 on the Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=7826 [http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=7826] Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta review program. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 is now available for download. Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0. The latest version of the MAP Toolkit adds several new planning scenarios that help you build for the future with agility and focus while lowering the cost of delivering IT. Download MAP 7.0 and begin planning your server deployments today! New capabilities allow you to: Understand your readiness to deploy Windows Server 2012 in your environment Determine Windows 8 readiness Investigate how Windows Server and System Center can manage…

Path to Windows 7 – Part II. Application and Hardware Discovery

The first step to get ready to migrate to Windows 7 is to understand your environment very well. You will probably want to start identifying your applications and hardware. It is also a good time to consider improving some of your internal procedures such as OS deployment and application distribution, as well as improvements on user experience. You should start with a hardware and software inventory. I recommend using MAP, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. MAP is an agentless application that will take an inventory of machines on your network and tell you what hardware they have. It will also tell you what software is installed on the machines. It will go even further and tell you if the machines are ready to run Windows 7 and Office 2010, based on a few pre-defined factors. Make sure you take out DVD Drive as a requirement (this is a default…

Microsoft Assessment and Planning – MAP Toolkit v6.5

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop and server migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualization candidate assessments, including ROI analysis for server consolidation with Hyper-V. MAP helps make the following IT planning projects faster and easier: Migration to Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Office 2010 Migration to Windows 7 compatible versions of Internet Explorer Migration to cloud-based services Server virtualization with Hyper-V SQL Server consolidation and migration to SQL Server 2008 R2 Assessment of current software usage and client access history for…