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RallyWhiz | 09 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Hello Experts,

I was wondering if there is a step-by-step on creating Hardware Independant Image using Sysprep and DS6.9.


erikw | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Windows 7 has some great security features. Watch the video to see them all explained.

Windows 7 Explained! Chapter 4: Security

erikw | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

After installing and see the new features of Windows 7 it is time to customise your computer. Watch the video and see how to get the best out of your new Windows 7 installation

Windows 7 Explained! Chapter 3: Personalise Windows 7

erikw | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

What are the new features of Windows 7 and what can you do with them.
Watch the movie to see a great explanation of several of the new features.

Windows 7 Explained! Chapter 2: The new features of Windows 7

erikw | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Now Windows 7 will be the widely addopted version of Windows I found a great serie of video's that will help you to perform several tasks.

Windows 7 explained Chapter 1 Installation

This movie shows you how to Install Windows 7.

erikw | 07 Dec 2009 | 3 comments

Below you will find a list of 117 run commands. Go to start run and type the command to start the wanted functionality. This is much quicker than to browse through menus to get to the thing you need.

  1. Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
  2. Accessibility Wizard – accwiz
  3. Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
  4. Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
  5. Administrative Tools – control admintools
  6. Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
  7. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
  8. Calculator – calc
  9. Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
  10. Character Map – charmap
  11. Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
  12. Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
  13. Command Prompt – cmd
  14. Component Services – dcomcnfg
  15. Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
  16. Control Panel – control
  17. Date and Time Properties – timedate.cpl
  18. DDE...
Ludovic Ferre | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Sigh... After a long week (and a half) of bug tracking I'm getting closer to see three serious [for my customer at least, which is all that matters] problems fixed (and released).

Hence the sigh of relief at the beginning.

Working on bug fixes with development is always very interesting and quite demanding. First it requires some commitment (I received and tested 6 versions of a dll, dissected and documented the test results and log files at a rate of one a day ~ sending feedback in the evening or at night to ensure I would receive a new dll with changes implemented the very next day). Then it requires patience, and sometimes a good dose on strong will (call me stubborn if you may ;). Patience because some issues are really good at hiding themselves, and you need to give them a real go to nail them down. Stubbornness because there's no let-go. The bug is there, and must be rooted out.

So we solved a thread synchronization problem on the Task Synch...

mmathews | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

After doing some research I found that the difference between the regular version of Windows 7 and Windows 7 N or KN is that the N or KN is missing the media support and programs to be able to allow the multimedia to properly function.  There is a KB that can be installed to repair/fix the issue it is available on Microsoft's website. 

Here is the link, for those of you who may possibly do the install of the KN or N and need the multimedia functionality.

ianatkin | 23 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

 For the last many months, we've been looking into reports of Dell Optiplex 755 computers spontaneously rebooting. The reboots are random, and we've never found a way to force the behavior on demand. In parallel we've had another issue of the 755s hanging on login with a specific image. The image is hardware independent, and only hangs (although not reproducibly) on the 755s.

Because of the reproducibility issue, its been a long road to troubleshoot. We have a test network, and the problems have not manifested there. What we've found is,

  • For the computer hangs on login we've discovered the problem vanishes if the Intel disk controller is configured from AHCI to 'Legacy IDE'
  • If we disconnect the DVD drive with the controller in AHCI mode the issue vanishes

So, degrading the controller to 'Legacy IDE' seemed to be good resolution/workaround at least for the hanging issue, so we were going to proceed by...

KSchroeder | 18 Nov 2009 | 2 comments

One trick I use to speed up my daily administration involves using some IE search prefixes.  Basically these allow you to type a short keyword followed by your search term and hit enter to go to a site.  You can set these using TweakUI in the Internet Explorer > Search section, or manually create them in the registry.   A few I use on a daily basis are "akb #####" to go to Altiris KB articles, "mskb ######" to go to MS KB articles, and "bulletin 09-062" to go to a particular security bulletin.  You can save each "Code" section below as a .reg file and merge it into your own registry to set these up.  So then you can type "akb 50212" into your Address bar and go directly to Altiris KB article 50212.  Hopefully someone else finds these as convenient as I do.

Altiris KB:   akb ##### ...