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Monday June 21st 2021

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Q&A Monday: Move Files to New Computer

Question: Hi, I have an XP SP3 setup that I've tweaked to perfection (for me at least) and would like to maintain those files and settings when I get a new PC. Both machines have ASUS motherboards, the old with Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, the new with Intel i5. I have done some research into sysprep but it seems able to be used in a number of [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks – Part 2

I had a couple more registry hacks that I thought might be interesting, but not as useful as the first bunch.  Since it is Friday and usually I have these things thought out, I'm going to throw more registry hacks at you...and maybe you'll find them more useful than I do. Change categories in the Control Panel Windows XP’s Control Panel is [...]

Q&A Monday: Finding Enabled Active Directory Users

Question: We are looking at a couple different software packages for several processes in my company, though a lot of vendors are charging by active AD accounts.  Is there a way to just find all enabled active directory accounts, without having to goto all OU's and count them. Answer: I have been there many times, and I know that sorting [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks

Every-once in a while, someone asks me for neat little tricks or how to customize their computer.  One of the things that I find fun to do, are registry hacks to make Windows XP do things that otherwise I couldn't do.  Also some of these things can be implemented as minor security measures or help you troubleshoot a problem.  So below are five [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Screen Saver Group Policy

Since I for some reason thought that Monday was Wednesday, it only seems right for me to post Q&A Monday on Wednesday: Question: Hi I am currently running Windows 2003 on my servers.  I have two DC's in my environment.  Clients are running Windows XP.  I have 5 OUs created for the varying users in the different departments in my [...]

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

SysPrep for Windows Server 2008

I was going sysprep a base image of Windows Server 2008 today and followed my usual method of SysPreping a machine...when I noticed somethin. I went to the DVD and couldn't find sysprep anywhere. figuring my last entry might have been wrong I looked around and discovered that sysprep is installed by default on Windwos Server 2008. You can [...]

SysPrep Windows

SysPrep Windows

Every single time it comes to me setting up a bunch of servers in a cloned environment, I always need to sit down and try to remember how this works or end up searching the web for the answers that I am looking for. So enough it enough and I wanted to take the time today to get it on here, so I know exactly where to look. In case you haven't [...]

Q&A Moday: Exchange 2007 E-Mail Forwards

Question: I am new to the Exchange 2007 environment, I've worked with Exchange 5.5, 2000, and 2003 and I'm running into a problem that I don't know how to fix.  I have a user who wants to forward all incoming e-mail from our email server to his personal GMail account.  I loaded his Outlook profile on my computer and set up a rule to forward [...]

Q&A Moday: Lesser Known Word Shortcut Keys

Q&A Moday: Lesser Known Word Shortcut Keys

Question: I use Microsoft Word, are there any short-cut keys that could help me format my documents?  I've asked my IT guys, but they show me how to bold, italicize and etc but nothing really cool...do you know any? Answer: Crtl+Shift+D = Double Underline Ctrl+] = Increase Font Size Ctrl+] = Decrease Font Size Ctrl+Shift+A = Makes [...]

Outlook 2010 Beta Bug Fix

If like me, you downloaded the 2010 Office Beta, you may be  interested to know there is already a path out for the Outlook 2010 portion.  Now Microsoft releasing Patches is nothing new, and I think it's funny to release a patch for the product prior to it coming out, but that's exactly what the Beta process is for.  Apparently Outlook 2010 [...]

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