How-To

Issues when connecting to remote network using Cisco AnyConnect

Last year I received a new business laptop. Too bad it was still deployed with Windows 7 Enterprise, since Windows 8 wasn’t available yet. **The situation ** Because I’m a desktop guy I really wanted to run Windows 8 (when it arrived) on my laptop, so I decided to P2V my Windows 7 install. With Windows 8 I was able to run Hyper-V and run (whenever I needed to) my Windows 7 install from there.

Enable Data deduplication in Windows 8.1

Note : The procedure below is not officially supported on Windows 8.1, it can break your Windows installation! On of the new features that came out with Windows Server 2012 last year was data deduplication, a feature which can save GB’s of space on your servers. After a couple of weeks there was also a way to ‘enable’ the data deduplication feature on your Windows 8 client. This Friday (Oct. 18th) Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.

How-to Refresh your Windows 8 PC

Windows 8 doesn’t only bring the Windows 8 Interface (formerly known as Metro), but also a couple of nice new features. One of the new features is called_� “Refresh your pc”._ When you refresh your pc, the following happens: Your files and and personal settings stay unchanged The computer settings will be reset to their defaults Apps which were installed from the Windows Store won’t be removed Installed Desktop applications (which were installed manually) will be removed A list of removed applications will be saved on the desktop.

Windows 8 gestures won’t work with Microsoft Touch Mouse

Today Microsoft release version 2.0 of their Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center. I upgraded the Mouse and Keyboard center from v1.1 to v2.0, but I ran into a strange issue. Because of the non-working Windows 8 gestures with version 1.1 of the software I decided to disabled the two and three finger gestures. After I upgraded the software to v2.0, the two and three finger gestures still didn’t work. Although the gestures were enabled.

How-to Migrate my @Hotmail to @Outlook.com

After I published my earlier blogpost about

Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from <em>[email protected]</em> to [email protected], be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

After I published my earlier blogpost about Upgrade your Hotmail account to the new Outlook.com I received a question via Twitter if I could tell what happened with @NaomideBoer her upgrade to Outlook.com. She didn’t only wanted her inbox to be upgraded to the new Outlook.com look, but she also wanted to change her e-mail address to something new.

I also tried the ‘Rename your e-mail address’ procedure and it worked just fine. This easily can occur when there have ben some hick ups in the renaming proces, or we just used a slightly different method…

In the following steps I will explain how you can migrate your e-mail from <em>[email protected]</em> to [email protected], be honest a @outlook.com e-mail address looks much more professional…. Smile

What about the quotes when publishing shortcuts with GPP

For a customer I’m building a custom Start Menu in Windows 7 which will be populated through Group Policy Preferences. I know, some of you probably prefer RES Workspace Manager to manage the settings on the desktop, but Group Policy Preferences is a great alternative if the customer doesn’t want to spend a lot of money . When I was doing some tests with the Start Menu, some of the created shortcuts didn’t appear in the Start Menu.

App-V : Remove all OS-nodes from all OSD filesApp-V : Verwijder alle OS-nodes uit de OSD files

If you want to remove the nodes from all of the OSD files at the content share at once, you only have to run this PowerShell Script. $ContentPath = "D:Content" $dir = Get-ChildItem $Contentpath -recurse -include *.osd foreach($osdfile in $dir) { [xml] $xmldoc = New-Object XML $xmlDoc.Load($osdfile) $nodes = $xmlDoc.SelectNodes("/SOFTPKG/IMPLEMENTATION/OS") $root = $xmlDoc.SOFTPKG.Implementation foreach ($node in $root.OS) { [void]$root.RemoveChild($node) } $xmldoc.save($osdfile) Als je in een keer de nodes uit alle OSD files in de content share wilt verwijderen, hoef je alleen maar onderstaand script uit te voeren.

Windows 7 RA vs. VNC Viewer

A customer came to me with the question which of the two does a better job for delivering remote assistance to the end-users : the built in remote assistance function of Windows 7 or the (3rd party tool) VNC Viewer. Because I’m a big fan of the Request Remote Assistance function in Live Messenger for supporting friends and family with their computer issues I advised them to use the default remote assistance.

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Having Troubles Activating Office 2010 Beta?

I’ve been a user of Office 2010 since I received the invitation for the Technical Preview. So when I heard that I could download the Beta version of Office Professional Plus 2010, I checked TechNet right away and downloaded the 64-bits version (I was also using the 64-bit Technical Preview version). Because I had Outlook configured with Exchange, etc I tried to ‘upgrade’ my Technical Preview version, but that one failed.

How-To Use : Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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Buy and Download
If you want Windows 7 you can not only buy the physical media in the store of your choice, but you can also buy (and download) the ISO files at your online Microsoft Store! In an earlier blogpost I described how you can create a bootable USB stick to install Windows 7 from.

To help everybody out who isn’t technical enough to run diskpart and make a bootable usb stick from the command prompt Microsoft created a tool : Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. With this tool the only thing you have to do is to download the ISO and the tool. With a few mouse clicks you create a bootable USB stick from the downloaded ISO file!

Click Read More to see how the tool works!