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Understanding the Processing Order for GPSI

I have always wondered how Group Policy Software Installation knows what MSIs to install when. Looking over Experts-Exchange and several forums/blogs, most made it out to be like magic.

Today, I stumbled across this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/cc817587.aspx

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph - March 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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A Blazing Fast PowerShell Console

The faster things become – the faster we want things to become.

For example – PowerShell. On my machine, it takes about 5-6 seconds to be fully functional. Because I link PowerShell scripts into certain MMCs, starting PowerShell quickly is very important to me!

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph - February 26, 2013 at 9:52 am

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Cleaning Up Home Folders with PowerShell

If you use home folders and/or folder redirection, you probably are wasting some space! When a user in AD is deleted, their documents will still remain on your server. To reclaim this space, we can use a very simply PowerShell script:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph - February 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

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Testing a Website under Multiple IE Versions

When vendors update their web apps, they will often say that IE 10 isn’t supported and we should use another browser. When I test this – I will visit the website and simply press F12 to bring up the developer tools. Then I can cycle through the various versions of IE in order to validate their theory. With the release of IE 10 for Windows 7, this tip is sure to save you some time!!

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph - February 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

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Enabling Indexing of Encrypted Files

If your search for content in encrypted files is failing then you may need to enable the Index Encrypted Files option available in Windows 7. Windows uses the index to perform very fast searches on your computer. Unlike the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 supports indexing the contents of encrypted files. This makes searching encrypted content as easy as searching unencrypted content.  By default, non-encrypted content (even non-encrypted properties of encrypted files) are always indexed. Indexing of encrypted files is possible on local file systems and an index rebuilt is required when you enable or disable this function. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - March 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

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Windows 7 Defrag.exe Tool

Windows 7 handles fragmented data or files quite well, in fact, by default a disk defragmenter task runs on a schedule but some users may still want to perform a manual defrag exercise to improve system performance. The defragmentation tool (defrag.exe) in Windows 7 has several new parameters which you can invoke from a command prompt.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - February 14, 2012 at 2:46 am

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Windows 7 Monitoring and Performance Built-in Tools

Do you know which tool to use when applications and services running on Windows 7 encounter problems? The tools provided by Windows 7 can help you monitor resources, establish baselines and logs, and determine where problems might occur. Sometimes, you may need to further configure these tools or create basic scripts to address your particular problem. In this post you will find a brief overview of the various monitoring and performance tools available with your Windows 7 operating system.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - January 10, 2012 at 2:19 am

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