Monday, October 20, 2008

I just love sharing!

Just found this - using Google Alerts of course :)

I made little modifications on this script created by Jakob Heidelberg to search for printers manually created on user profiles. This is very usefull when you wanna ensure that eveybody has only auto created printers, from Citrix or ThinPrint.

This script load ntuser.dat on each profile, check some registry keys, write a log and unload ntuser.dat. Some users can have problems to load their profiles if you use this script on the same time that they try logon.

http://www.robertoalves.com/?p=58

I just love sharing!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Why does standby overrule shutdown?

Well, I’m a Microsoft kinda guy – but I do have a problem with one “feature” which has been part of the Windows OS for some time…

Normally I change the default behavior under Power Setting, so that Windows does NOT start a STANDBY process when I close the lid of my laptops – but I haven’t done it on all of my machines, and under every user profile I have (and customers have the same issue).

So, what happens is, that you are done for the day, and then you start a SHUTDOWN process like normally, and then you close the laptops lid – a STANDBY process then starts – Doh!

That means, the SHUTDOWN process is put into STANDBY mode, and the next time you boot your laptop, the machine state resumes, just to finalize the SHUTDOWN process… And then you have to boot you machine to get started – hmmm, I definitely don’t like it!

So what should happen? Well, when a SHUTDOWN process had started, a STANDBY process should NOT be able to “take over” – just let me close the laptop lid and continue the already started SHUTDOWN process, thanx :)

OK, I admit that it’s only a problem when I haven’t changed the default Power Settings, but I can’t be the only human being in this world with that particular problem!?!? Why would you EVER want a SHUTDOWN process to be put into STANDBY mode?

 

BTW – I have seen, that Mac and Ubuntu people have the same issue on some version – don’t know if it has been fixed on those OS – I have the problem on all the different Windows systems I run on laptops.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Microsoft: IT-experts.dk online forum er nu opdateret

Citat:

Microsoft Danmark tror meget på lokale danske it netværk. Vi vil gerne hjælpe danske it professionelle med at knytte professionelle forbindelser og have et forum for tekniske spørgsmål og svar, hvor ikke-Microsoft ansatte bidrager med deres perspektiver.

IT-experts.dk er et gratis online forum for danske IT professionelle. Sitet har haft stor succes med en åben stil, hvor alle medlemmer kan stille tekniske spørgsmål og dele sin viden med andre. Efter en nylig opdatering af sitet er der kommet rigtig mange nye features til, såsom RSS feeds i utallige afskygninger, blogs, OpenID og meget andet. Hvis du ikke allerede er oprettet som bruger på den nye platform, så gør det nu og her:
http://it-experts.dk/medlem.

De typiske brugere er professionelle IT konsulenter, specialister, administratorer, supportere og arkitekter indenfor messaging, sikkerhed, infrastruktur, virtualisering, terminal services og lignende. Der er en overvejende hovedvægt på Microsoft platformen, men der er bestemt også plads til fokus på andre områder indenfor IT verdenen.

Bag IT-experts.dk står en række dygtige danske IT konsulenter, MVP’ere og Microsoft Technet Influenters, som yder en stor indsats for at holde sitet kørende, besvare spørgsmål, blogge, skrive artikler og lignende, alt på frivillig basis.

Vi ønsker IT-experts.dk tillykke med den nye platform og vil hermed opfordre til at deltage i det største danske Microsoft community for IT professionelle:
www.it-experts.dk.

Kilde: http://blogs.technet.com/dkitpro