Tag: Top Tips

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 – Updated

I have previously written about this, but feel it’s worthy of another mention.  Microsoft have hidden away on their WHDC (Windows Hardware Developer Central) website, an excellent document on Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server […]

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 […]

Display Operating System and Service Pack information in Active Directory Users and Computers.

I recently found a need to have Operating System and Service Pack information displayed dynamically in Active Directory Users and Computers rather than have it hardcoded into the Description attribute of the computer object. I […]

Active Directory: Domain and Forest Functional Levels

All though Active Directory has been available for over ten years, one question that comes up time and time again at customer sites is “What do the Forest and Domain Functional Levels do and should I […]

Windows 7 Springboard Series Tour – Hits the UK on 1st November.

Are you looking to plan, pilot or deploy Windows and Office? The Microsoft Springboard team from Redmond will be in the UK en route to TechEd Europe (Berlin) on Monday 1st November, they will be […]

Active Directory: Verify what version of the Active Directory Schema is installed.

To verify what version of the Active Directory Schema you have installed: Using adsiedit.msc, navigate to either of the relevant locations: Active Directory Schema version  “CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local” Note: Replace “dc=domain,dc=local” with your domain information. To verify […]

Google Latitude Statistics – Home, Work and Other…..

I am not a big Google product user but one of their applications which I use on a regular basis is Google Latitude. Google Latitude interfaces with Google maps; which shares your current location with people you have chosen to […]