Brazilian laptop and the ?/ᴏ key does not function.

It always happens on a Sunday. Whilst working on a rollout on the outskirts of Rio, I discovered that the ?/ᴏ key was not working on the laptops I was deploying. The machine did not have an OEM installation of Windows 7, but a customised image with the Brazilian MUI installed. To resolve I had to add this registry … Continue reading Brazilian laptop and the ?/ᴏ key does not function.

Active Directory: A user cannot be in more than 1015 groups.

In any Microsoft Active Directory forest, a user can only a member of 1024 groups but after allowing for up to 9 well known SIDS this number is actually 1015. See KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328889If a user exceeds the hard limit of 1015 group memberships they probably will not be able to logon.What do you do to rectify … Continue reading Active Directory: A user cannot be in more than 1015 groups.

Recommended Reading: Start with Why – Simon Sinek.

This is a book that I have read a few times and I have found it invaluable in how I approach issues in life, the office and specifically issues around IT. This book has made me no longer approach the problem with the question "What are you trying to do?", but with "Why are you doing this?". Understanding the "Why" Attempting … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Start with Why – Simon Sinek.

Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

In preparation for the Active Directory forest to be upgraded (to Windows Server 2012 R2), it may be prudent to re-evaluate Active Directory disaster recovery plans. Active Directory if configured correctly will just sit there and work; servicing all requests that are presented and because of this robustness, its importance is often overlooked and its criticality … Continue reading Active Directory: Disaster Recovery (Recap)

Microsoft accounces MUTE for Enterprises.

What’s in a name? Microsoft have announced a new conference “MUTE for Enterprises” which is a wordplay on their current working title of “Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises”. MUTE is scheduled to take place the week of 4th May 2015 in Chicago and will be every single Microsoft conference rolled into one. Initially I … Continue reading Microsoft accounces MUTE for Enterprises.