Category Archives: Windows

Tips and utilities for managing, maintaining and customising Windows

Pre-populate Users names and email address in Office and Acrobat

Often you would like some personal information filled in for the user before they start the application. E.g. Why have Office or Acrobat ask for the users name when it is already stored in active directory? Here are some simple … Continue reading

Posted in Windows | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Using BackupPC with DiskShadow to backup open files

This post is to assist in the setup of a BackupPC system able to backup in use files by using MS volume snapshots. It also has the benefit of only having the RSync daemon running during the backup which increases security. Continue reading

Posted in Linux, Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

HP Printers – “Printer driver is not installed” on Windows 2008 R2

Recently I migrated all our printers from a Server 2003 R2 x32 print server to Server 2008 R2 (x64). During this upgrade all the printers had x64 drivers added and their security settings checked. However, I kept experiencing problems in … Continue reading

Posted in Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Mail

I have just been setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 box up as a terminal server. As part of this I enabled the Desktop Experience feature, however this also enabled Windows Mail. Windows mail seems to generate large … Continue reading

Posted in Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Google Earth Zenworks Deployment

How to deploy Google Earth to C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth instead of Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Earth by removing AdminUser checks from the MSI. Continue reading

Posted in Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Migrating DHCP reservations from Novell to Microsoft

We are gradually migrating our core services from Netware to Windows Server 2003 and 2008. As part of this migration we needed to migrate all our DHCP reservations stored on our Novell servers to Windows Servers. Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Novell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments