Leftover files after .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 installation

Some of you might have noticed that after installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, there can be a leftover folder in the root of the system as shown in the picture below. We identified this issue right after Read More …

Windows7 – Application Compatibility – ACT 5.5

Microsoft has released ACT 5.5 (Application Compatibility Toolkit). ACT 5.5 provides support for pre-RTM version of Windows7. To learn more about ACT 5.5 I recommend reading  “Windows 7 Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5: Interview with Jeremy Chapman”. ACT 5.5. can be Read More …

Updated Group Policy Online University

In January 2009 Jeremy Moskovitz launched the Online University for Group Policy Management. I wrote about that earlier in my blog post “Online Group Policy University”. In the past weeks Jeremy has put an additional great amount of effort in Read More …

Fix it automates steps described in Microsoft KB articles

Usually when you read a Microsoft Knowledge Base article you find a detailed description on how to solve a particular problem. In some KB articles you will find the following picture This indicates that the “Fix it Team” has provided Read More …

IE8 Group Policy Settings and more

Yesterday Microsoft released the Release Candidate for Internet Explorer 8 that of course contains a lot of new features that I am not going to rewrite here again, as others did so already. Reading the IE8 product group blog 100 Read More …

Scripting Windows Explorer Details View

Those of you who are familiar with desktop engineering know the pain of scripting Windows configuration settings. While in general many settings can be configured by adding or changing a specific registry key value, there are still many things within the OS where Read More …