How to add your preferred Topics to your TechNet Forums profile

Not too long ago Microsoft introduced a new look and feel of the TechNet forums. I am not going to comment here whether this was a good move, but do know that lots of folks have challenges in getting to their preferred forums. While attending the System Center Universe conference last week, someone again mentioned having trouble finding their content in the new TechNet forums. Reason enough to provide a brief explanation how things work. Read More …

Windows 7 Search Connector for Citrix eDocs

Here’s another Search Connector for Windows 7 I’ve just created. Start your Citrix eDocs search directly from the Windows Explorer. Installing the Search Connector for Citrix eDocs Download the citrixedocs.zip from here. Extract the citrixedocs.osdx from the ZIP file Double click on the osdx file Click Add to install the Search Connector To remove the Search Connector simply click on the Citrix eDocs Search Connector in Windows Explorer and select Remove. Then open windows explorer Read More …

Additional Windows 7 Search Connectors

One of my favorite features of Windows 7 is Federated Search allowing users to search remote data sources from within the windows Explorer. I wrote about this feature earlier in Windows 7 Search Provider and Finding Group Policy Settings through Windows 7 Search Connector. Today I created and found some additional Search Connectors for sites and blogs that I read frequently. You can download the Win7SearchConnect_collection1.zip from here The following Windows 7 Search Connectors are Read More …

Finding Group Policy Settings through Windows 7 Search Connector

Since the release of Windows 7 and Server 2008-R2 we have about 3000 Group Policy Settings available to centrally configure and manage Windows clients and servers. Though some among us might have worked with GPO settings from the early days on, knowing about the existence of each and every available setting is nearly impossible. It still happens to me that while I am configuring a specific GPO setting, I do come across other GPOs I Read More …

Windows 7 Compatibility Search

Just came across the Windows 7 Compatibility Search provider, allowing you to do a quick Windows 7 compatibility check for an application or hardware. Download and install the Windows 7 Compatibility Search Provider from here

Windows 7 Search – Part2

Well this isn’t really the Part2 I intended to write, but I just stumbled upon some interesting content that relates to Windows 7 Search, and wanted to share this. Part3 will follow in the near future. TechNet: Windows Browse and Organize Features A post from Ray: Windows 7 Libraries: This network location can’t be included because it is not indexed

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