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  • Blog Post: Allowing Standard Users to Install Network Printers on Windows 7 without Prompting for Administrative Credentials

    Have you ever wondered if there is a way to allow a Standard Domain User to install network printers on their Windows 7 client computer without being prompted for administrative credentials? The following Blog Post which I have created provides you with the necessary information to guide you through...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Printing for DOS Applications within Windows XP Mode VM on Windows 7

    You may find that your older DOS Applications will not work when installed on Windows 7. This can be due to a known problem on 32 bit Windows 7 according to Microsoft article 2408903 or you may be running a 64 bit edition of Windows 7. 2408903 An MS-DOS-based program that uses the MS-DOS protected...
  • Blog Post: Two Escalation Engineer positions available. Apply now!

    We Are Hiring System Center Escalation Engineer Want to debug the most difficult problems against the largest, most complex piece of software ever written? Are you proficient with ‘Managed Code’ and System Center Products: Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: Creating an Application Compatibility Shim

    If you are trying to run an application that was created for XP or Vista and had problems running in Windows 7, you could always turn on compatibility mode for the executable on your machine. However if you are trying to create a shim that could be used on other machines as well, you could use the following...
  • Blog Post: Set Network Location automation during Windows 7 Audit mode.

    When automating installation of Windows 7 and booting to Audit mode you may see the “Set Network Location” prompting you to set Home, Public, or Work Network. If this is an issue for you and you would like to close this window. The following sample script worked for me to close the windows as part of...
  • Blog Post: Why won't my notebook resume from sleep for a scheduled task or event?

    You may have noticed that after installing Windows 7 on your portable computer, it will no longer automatically wake from sleep for scheduled events such as: Windows Updates A scheduled TV recording in Media Center Scheduled backups, defrag, etc. This is because starting with Windows 7, the default power...
  • Blog Post: ReadyBoost Changes in Windows 7

    ReadyBoost is a feature that was introduced in Windows Vista, allowing a flash memory device (such as a USB flash drive or SD card) to act as a memory cache. This assisted with increasing a PC's performance, especially when physical memory was limited or not upgradable. Windows 7 has improved the capabilities...
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