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Group Policy folder redirection generates Error, The system call level is not correct.

Recently I was working on a client who is setup with a SBS 2008 server and workstations running Windows 7 Professional SP1. I noticed that when a particular user would login it would take upwards of 10 minutes for the welcome screen to go away and the desktop to be displayed.

As part of the troubleshooting, [...]

P2V Migration for SA Beta

I received the following email today. This is by far a great feature for users who just can’t loose their old system and setup but want to use Windows 7. I’m going to test this one out for sure!

Help unblock OS deployments by redelivering blocking users’ old Windows environments, applications and browsers seamlessly in Windows [...]

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC Software Update

Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC Software Update – NEW

Microsoft has removed the virtualization-enabled processor requirement for Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. Windows XP Mode continues to use hardware virtualization such as Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or the AMD-V chipset when available but it no longer requires them.

Microsoft [...]

How to create local accounts via Group Policy

How to create local accounts via Group Policy

This step by step document shows how to create a local admin account across all domain joined PC’s for use with situations like LogMein remote support and notebooks, which are not always connected to the domain.

1. Open Group Policy Management

2. Create a new Group Policy Object called [...]

GodMode for Windows 7

I came across a great article today from Cnet about a hidden feature in Windows 7 to enable a single access place for all the control panels in Windows 7. It appearently works in Vista as well, but I use 7 so I haven’t tested it in Vista. In order to enable this GodMode, create [...]

Testing home routers for Windows Vista and Windows 7

I was reading about the new feature in Windows 7 called Easy Connect, which is part of remote assistance. A good way to test your home router, is by using this tool from Microsoft, at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx

Pretty cool!

HTTP crawl, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) crawl and Exchange crawl do not work correctly in Windows 7

I came across this article today for Windows 7 and SharePoint. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972360 Make sure you get the hotfix installed!