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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.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - November 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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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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Always open All Control Panel Items when opening Control Panel

The default behaviour of the Control Panel view is to load the view selected in your last Control Panel session. If you need to change this default behaviour and force Control Panel to display all items upon loading then you can either tweak the registry or use Group Policy to set a default view irrespective of your last session modifications.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - December 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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Automating Hardware in Windows 7

For all of us desktop administrators out there, automation is the key to our success. Using Group Policy, we can automate the deployment of software, settings, printers, drive mappings and pretty much anything else for our users and computers. Hardware, especially roaming hardware, has always been a thorn in our sides.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - December 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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Computer Configuration Best Practices

 Although, you may find many posts related to registry tweaks on this blog, it is always recommended to perform the same adjustments using the GUI (Graphical User Interface), Group Policy or other tools if these are available! Registry hacks on Windows7library.com are generally intended for computer geeks who would normally dig deeper into systems for personal pride. An interesting article series by Mitch Tulloch on Windowsnetworking.com explains the best practices for configuring Windows systems. Mitch reminds us that the registry is not an authoritative source for policy adjustments, but it is simply where the results of applying policies to a computer or user are stored.  Editing the registry may make your computer unreliable or even unusable!

Read more here – http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/How-wreck-your-Windows-network-Part1.html

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - December 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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Registry setting for User Account Control (UAC)

User Account Control (UAC) is a Windows 7 in-built tool that protects your system and alerts you when you are executing some task that requires administrator privileges, however, if you would like to know how to disable UAC from the registry, here is the info:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 16, 2012 at 10:33 am

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Encrypting the Pagefile

In high-secure environments the Windows system pagefile may pose a risk to confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data. Sensitive data may still reside in the system pagefile which can be exfiltrated by attackers with the help of specialized tools. In such high-security scenarios, one would need to take the proper measures to safeguard systems pagefiles.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

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