Category: Microsoft Windows

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Tip 49: How Do You Set Default User Profile Registry Settings

This tip is for Windows 2000 and up. Instructions for Windows NT 4.0 can be found at; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/146050. The following instructions are based on Windows 7. The steps may be different in other versions of Windows. Since the instructions in this post will show how to edit the...

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Tip 47: One Windows System Stability Index Score to Rule Them All

This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 Server RTM and up. Since I talked about Wbemtest.exe and Windows System Stability Index in the last posts I thought I would do something useful with the treasure trove of reliability information available through WMI. Usually the System Stability Index is...

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Tip 44: How Fast is That Download in the Window

This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. Your Internet Explorer download window may be lying to you. If so,how can you tell? Your Youtube video is taking forever to play, or is stopping.How fast is your connection? Sure, you can try one of...

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Tip 42: Viewing Detailed Windows 7 Wireless Information

Happy 802.11 day! This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. If you work on a laptop, you will have undoubtedly run into the following scenario. You try to connect to the work WiFi network, only to find that you cannot get connected, but...

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Tip 41: The Phantom of the Session 0

This tip is for Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008 R2. Windows Vista introduced session 0 driver and service isolation. To understand why this is cool, see the following article; http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463353.aspx. When a program running in session 0 displays a window an icon shows up in the taskbar...

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Tip 40: IIS Application Pool Tracking

This tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. It is really more of an IIS troubleshooting tip. When strange things happen to IIS application pools I am reminded of the old public service announcement, “Do you know where your children are?” Well, do...

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Tip 38: SharePoint 2010 Enable Visual Upgrade on Sites with PowerShell

This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. When upgrading to SharePoint 2010 from WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 or Search Search 2008 there are some choices on whether or not the administrator wants to upgrade sites to the new SharePoint 2010...