Getting annoyed by the rumors

Instead of manually searching the web, i have created some Google Alerts. This is very useful as it does simply send me an e-mail every day with the found results. Of course like many others i’m also interested about what is going on around Windows 7, but to be honest, i really am not interested on how “Paint” will look. What annoys me most is all the rumors going around about the possible release date Read More …

GP Preferences

In 2006 Microsoft acquired the company DesktopStandard known for its extending Group Policy products GPVault and PolicyMaker. While GPVault has become part of Microsofts MDOP suite that is available only for Enterprise customers that have a Software Assurance contract, the Policy Maker features have been available to everyone. The PolicyMaker GPO extensions are now called GP Preferences. GPO Preferences can be managed directly from a Windows 2008 system that has the latest GPMC installed or Read More …

Windows Vista Performance and Tuning Guide

Microsoft has published a Windows Vista Performance and Tuning Guide focusing on the following: Making configuration changes that help a computer feel more responsive when you use it. Using hardware to boost the actual physical speed of a computer. Making configuration changes that help a computer to start faster. Making the computer more reliable may help increase performance. Monitoring performance occasionally so that you can stop problems before they get too big.

Reading – Administering Windows Vista Security

Although you usually don’t read IT related books from page 1 and end it on the last page, I consider having finished reading Mark Minasis’ Administering Windows Vista Security – The Big surprises. While many IT books can end up being a bit annoying, i found this one very nice to read as it does include the authors own opinion and practical experiences and it does real fluently. The book gives you a good insight Read More …

Automating Regional settings configuration for Vista

In my earlier post "Automating Regional Settings configuration" I described how to script the Regional Options settings for Windows XP using a rundll command. For Windows Vista there is a similar trick using the following command: control intl.cpl,, /f:“filename.xml” Details on how to populate the filename.xml are documented on Microsoft Technet – Guide to Windows Vista Multilingual User Interface.