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.

MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

  Microsoft have stated for numerous years that anyone with Kerberos authentication issues often due to users being in multiple groups and commonly known as Token Bloat should increase the MaxTokenSize to 65535 bytes. Whilst reading Understand and Troubleshoot Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 guide, I read that “Previous versions of Windows had … Continue reading MaxTokenSize – Change of recommendation from Microsoft.

Sound stopped working on laptop and the error message ” No audio output device is installed”.

Today I was presented with a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, that until a couple of days ago had sound and LAN connectivity. The sound worked when diagnostics were run, but would not run when Windows 7 was loaded. So I knew it was not defective hardware. The solution which was relatively easy to implement … Continue reading Sound stopped working on laptop and the error message ” No audio output device is installed”.

Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

  If you are looking to understand what the security policies in Windows 7 and 2008 R2 mean and how they can impact your environment, then this guide is a must read. Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 The document is covers the following categories in some … Continue reading Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour

May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 – Columbus The Springboard Series Tour is back! This 6 city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. We understand the questions and issues that … Continue reading Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour

Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

After installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, by default you have the ability to uninstall the Service Pack and rollback to the previous state. If you are confident that you do not need to rollback the service pack at a later date. The installation can be made final by … Continue reading Clean up after installing Service Pack 1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows 7 SP1 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available.

Microsoft have released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1): Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a … Continue reading Windows 7 SP1 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are now available.