ConfigMgr – How to find the Application Name for a ContentID

While reviewing ConfigMgr status messages for clients reporting problems acquiring package content (Message ID 10025) I found some code snippets on sccmfaq.ch that maps the ContentID to the name of the application. As i had to do several lookups, I decided to create a function for it.

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization – Part 3: Creating and using Templates

As explained in Part 2 Setting up UE-V out of the box UE-V has build-in support for various Windows Settings and the Office 2010 suite. But to take full advantage of UE-V you will most likely want to have you other applications roam their settings as well. For that you will have to create so called UE-V Templates. Once you have created an application template you store it into the settings template catalogue, in the Read More …

Windows 8 – Closing Metro Style Apps

Back in September 2011 I wrote a blog post called Windows 8–Why you don’t close a Metro Style application. Well with the Consumer preview things have changed because now you can directly close a running Metro Style app without going through the task manager. In the below example I have started a few Metro Style apps and have just switched back to the Task manager, On the Metro Start screen or Windows Desktop when pointing Read More …

Windows 7 Application Compatibility List

Some of you are probably involved in some sort of Windows 7 migration preparation activities and like with any operating system migration, application compatibility is one of the most important topics you will need to focus on. If you need to do a first pre-study on your application compatibility status, then I suggest you download the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals and compare the content with the applications your company or client Read More …

ToolTip: AppTimer

Just found this nice little FREE Utility. AppTimer from PassMark Software will run an executable a number of times and time how long it takes for the application to reach a state where user input is being accepted before exiting the application. AppTimer can be downloaded from here