How to find latest Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for Windows 8 and Server 2012

A great resource I am using for years already to proactively read through the Microsoft KB’s is kbupdate.info a monitoring system that scans the entire Microsoft Knowledge Base every night. Now that Windows 8 and Server 2012 are out and Read More …

Don’t forget to update your WSUS for Windows 8 and Server 2012

If you’re running a WSUS Server you might want to update it to support Windows 8 and Server 2012. There is Windows 8. Windows RT and Server 2012 Additional Reading: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack Read More …

Windows 8: Boot Time in BGINFO

Last week I noticed that the Boot Time shown on my BGInfo generated desktop wallpaper had a date of several days ago. This is because of the new Fast Startup feature introduced with Windows 8. In short, when you shutdown Read More …

The Group Policy Setting “Verbose vs normal status messages” has a new name in Windows 8

If you want to show your users more details of what is going on during start, logon, logoff and shutdown of a system you can enable a Group Policy setting that is called “Verbose vs normal status messages’ in Windows Read More …

How to run TechNet Virtual Labs on Windows 8 with IE10 and get around the “Cookie” error

A few weeks ago I wanted to run a TechNet Virtual Lab, but ran into an issue where I would get an error message saying “This site requires that your browser can accept cookies”. So tried to change the settings Read More …

How to use Group Policy to configure default Library definition files in Windows 8

There is a new Group Policy setting for Windows 8 and Server 2012 called “Location where all default Library definition files for users/machines reside”. The policy can be found under Computer or User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components Read More …

Automated Download and Installation for the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)

Since I am going install the ADK on several clients and servers, I decided to automate that process based on the information found in the MSDN article Installing the Windows ADK Because downloading all the ADK sources from the Microsoft Read More …

Group Policy setting’s behavior related to reboots, logoffs and schema extensions

The Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 now includes 3 additional columns providing additional information about each policy setting’s behavior related to reboots, logoffs, and schema extensions. Reboot Required: A "Yes" in this column means Read More …