Where’s the ANY KEY

Go to the Where is the ANY KEY website and read tails on IT fails, Have fun. Troubleshooting a printer problem: Me: sorry your printer doesn’t work I need to get a driver from the internet User: Is it far this internet? Me: mmm? User: I can drive you there Me: ……………yea would be great Source: tayduck

Migrating to Internet Explorer 8

Companies that are in the process of planning a Windows 7 migration, will be required to pay some attention to Internet Explorer 8 and web site compatibility. Chris Johnson aka “The App Compat Guy” put together two video’s about how to migrate from Internet Explorer 6 to 8. The videos talk about the potential challenges , testing methods, workarounds and solutions to support companies with a smooth migration.  Thrive Live! Migrating from IE6 to IE8 Read More …

ToolTip: SuperFlow

Just learned about these SuperFlows, although some of them were already released a while ago, for some reason I missed that one, well you can’t keep up with everything. Just installed 3 of them, really cool stuff. If you’re dealing with SCCM or App-V, give it a try. The SuperFlow interactive content model provides a structured and interactive interface for viewing documentation. Read more (SCCM) here and (App-V) here Available SuperFlows System Center Configuration Manager Read More …

Office 2010 Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool

Microsoft published the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool. Get it from here

ToolTip: XP-More

XP-More is a tool that helps manage Windows 7 Virtual Machines (XP Mode and any other). Specifically, it makes duplication of VMs a no brainer – no more raw XML editing and manually duplicating files. More Information and download details can be found on the CodePlex XP-More project page

Testing Network Speed

There many tools out there that can measure the network speed between 2 computers, but either you have to pay for them or you need to go through a lengthy installation or configuration process. I want something that is FREE and easy to use. Here’s what I end up with after 30 minutes of browsing the web and doing some test installs of the various tools I found. Test TCP Utility To measure the network Read More …

ToolTip: Group Policy Search

Reading my e-mails near the end of my vacation I received a link to this great web based GPO Search Tool. The tool is quite self explaining, so if you’re dealing with Group Policies have a look here

Windows 7 Enterprise Training

One of the objectives of deploying a new operating system within an Enterprise is to provide end users with a state of the art Operating System that builds the foundation for adopting new technologies and to increase end user productivity. IT departments usually spend months in preparing an enterprise wide desktop deployment and by doing so they automatically get familiar with all the new functionality and features of the new Operating System. But what about Read More …

Using Hard Links – Part Two

In my previous post Using hard Links – Part One I explained how Hard Links work. Today’s post is about using hard links with USMT 4.0 in a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration scenario. A typical client migration scenario for an end user usually consists of the following processes: User Data and Settings backup Operating System Migration Application Installation User Data and Settings Restore When migrating to previous versions of Windows in most cases Read More …