Recovering a user local profile flagged as ‘backup’
At times strange things happen with user local profiles on both Windows Servers and client systems such as, when a user local profile unexpectedly turns to a backup status and freezes in that state. When you check the profile status through the Control Panel you will see that it is flagged as backup after you log on with a temporary profile.
Categories: Troubleshooting Tags: backup, Local profile, logon, profile, regedit, registry
Having problems running applications on Windows 7?
Windows 7 incorporates a mode that allows you to run programs written for earlier versions of Windows. Some old programs may run poorly or cease to run on Windows 7. When this happens you can find a solution by invoking the Program Compatibility troubleshooter.
Categories: Troubleshooting Tags: compatibility, program, Program Compatibility, Troubleshooting applications
Playing with Processing: Group Policy Guide for Link Manipulation
Order of Processing
LSDOU: Local, Site, Organizational Unit (OU). That is the order in which Group Policy applies. All local GPOs are applied first; this is followed by any applicable ones linked to a site. Next, GPOs linked at the domain are applied. Finally, GPOs linked to each OU are processed. These GPOs are applied in a top down approach. Higher OUs or levels such as a site or domain are applied first. Let’s look at a sample environment.
Categories: Management, Troubleshooting Tags: Block Inheritance, domain, Enforced, GPO, Group Policy, Inheritance, link, LSDOU, OU
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
Categories: Management, Performance, Troubleshooting Tags: Group Policy, GUID, MSI, registry
Adding the TechNet Library to IE
The TechNet Library is easily my most used technical resource. I used to keep a tab open constantly so I could easily search TechNet for the up to date documentation or references that I needed.
Now, I have added TechNet as a search option within Internet Explorer. Here is how you can do the same!
Categories: Admin, Troubleshooting, Tweaks, Utilities Tags: Add-on, Internet Explorer, Technet
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!!
Categories: Management, Performance, Troubleshooting Tags: IE
User profile folder name is displayed incorrectly
Microsoft has released a new hotfix that resolves the issue of displaying a user profile folder name as “user [email protected] name” when using a user principal name (UPN) to log on to a Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based client computer. This can happen when you have a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory domain and you enable the User must change password at next logon option for the domain users. Then, you log on to a client computer by using a user principal name (UPN) and the user profile folder is created on the client computer. In this scenario, the format of the user profile folder name is displayed as follows: user [email protected] name.
Categories: Troubleshooting Tags: fix, hotfix, profile, Service Pack, SP1, User Profile, Windows 2008