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Technet subscription downloads UI

Today I found out I am not the only one who thinks that the Silverlight based UI of the Technet Subscriber downloads is a monster. I had a very interesting chat with Chris Slemp from Microsoft in the Technet Zone … Continue reading

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Network issue with Hyper-V

Ok. I finished migrating my VMs to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and installed my file server running Windows Server 2008 in a VM. I installed all VMs on my Dell Power Edge 2900 and at first I thought I … Continue reading

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Boxing and the case of the slow or hanging logon script in Vista

When you are in the process of implementing Windows Vista in an enterprise environment, you may run into the following situation: You have a logon script that writes a file to disk or queries AD with ADSI. For no apparent … Continue reading

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Group Policy Preferences: I truly like this feature

Last week Steven Bink got my attention with the announcement of the new Group Policy Prefences white paper on the Microsoft site. After reading the paper and a very interesting discussion with Jason Leznek, who is the product manager for … Continue reading

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How to boot a Vista system from a locally stored WIM file

The Windows AIK provides excellent opportunities to create custom Windows PE based images. Those images are provided as WIM files and can be easily converted to ISO files to be burned on CD or DVD. WIM files can also be … Continue reading

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Vista and my HP Laserjet 2300

The next hurdle on my workstation running Vista was my printer. On my laptop I already experienced an issue with my printer. My Laserjet 2300 has an extra 250-sheet paper tray I use for special paper with my company logo … Continue reading

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My scanner and Vista

Currently I am making my next move to Vista. Last week I upgraded my main workstation to Vista and started installing all stuff that I use under XP. So far so good. Until I tried to use my scanner. I … Continue reading

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