Author Archives: Christoffer Steding

Deploy Windows Live Movie Maker / Live Essentials 2012

Microsoft has released a new version of the Live Essentials Suite. So it’s time to write a new Blogpost about the news and where you can download the full installer. In Windows 7 and 8  Microsoft has decided not to … Continue reading

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Dell Equallogic password reset

Lost the Password ? Turn off the Power to your EQL. Connect the console cable and start Putty on your PC (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html) Turn on the power by turning on all the power supplies. While the member is restarting, press Ctrl/p … Continue reading

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Group Policy Preferences Regional Settings not saved.

When you are using GPO prefernces to set Regional Settings on computers or Citrix / Terminal Servers you might see that even if you change to the region you want to use it is not saved the next time you … Continue reading

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Changing Windows edition on Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7

  Scenario:   You have installed a Windows 2008 R2 server Standard Edition after you are finished installing the server you change your mind and want it to be an Enterprise edition. The first thing that will pop up in … Continue reading

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MDT silent install.

To speed up the installation of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) and to get the same setup at all customers I use this PowerShell script to install the programs needed and to setup and configure … Continue reading

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SYSTEM writer is missing in Windows 2008 and 2008 R2

Does your system state backup fail? I have a couple of time seen that the system writer is missing in VSSadmin when the system state backup has failed. To get the System writer back start a command prompt and write … Continue reading

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Help Stop SOPA/PIPA

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

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Configure Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 core

Why should I run server core? It is a minimal Windows Installation that can run specific server roles. This reduces the attack surface on the server. Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 core consumes less memory and CPU than a “regular” … Continue reading

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Update Username, time and computer model in the computer description field when user logon.

This script is good when you want to know who is using a specific computer and the model of the computer. The description is updated every time a user logs on to a computer. To use the script create a new … Continue reading

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Managing HP drivers in SCCM and MDT.

Everybody that is working with deployment loves drivers and new computer models. One good thing is that more and more PC manufacture is making it easier to handle drivers for their models. To manage drivers for HP you can use … Continue reading

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