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How to run RSOP using Powershell for a User and get a nice, clean HTML output

Instead of just running Resultant Set of Policies (RSOP) on the client or from the GPMC console (which is extremely slow!), you can run this Powershell command to get the ouput in a nice, clean HTML file. In this example I will get the Resultant Set of Policies for user Daniel in the Contoso domain, who uses the computer Windows8computer. The output will be in HTML and the filename will be D:\rsop.html.

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Guide: How to delete Windows.old in Windows 8.1

If you have upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you might have noticed that there is a directory under the System Drive called Windows.old. This folder contains the contents from the previously installed Operating System, and can safely be removed if you haven’t placed anything in the Windows directory that you need to retrieve. Here is how you remove it: 1. Open Windows Explorer 2. Right-click C: and select Properties 3. Select Disk Cleanup 4. In order for you…

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Guide: How to force clients to re-run an advertisement in SCCM 2007

In SCCM 2007, once a client has run an advertisement, it will not run it again by default. If you want to force the clients to rerun the advertisement automatically, you have to change the date of the schedule for the advertisement. Here’s how you do it: Start by going to Computer Management -> Software Distribution -> Advertisements -> Select the Advertiement -> Right-Click -> Properties Go to the “Schedule” tab. In order to force the clients to re-run an…

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How To Remove a Primary Site in SCCM 2007

INTRODUCTION Removing a Primary Site in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is not quite the same as removing a Secondary Site. SOLUTION Basically, what you need to do is to de-attach the Primary Site from it’s Parent (The Central Site). OPEN THE SCCM CONSOLE: CONNECT TO THE SITE DATABASE -Right-click the Primary Site and select Properties Change from “Report to parent site:” to “Central site”  Press OK and the uninstallation of the primary site will start 🙂 If you connect…

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How to change between a Full Installation (GUI) and Server Core in Windows Server 2012

Server Core was introduced in Windows Server 2008, but was confusing to a lot of administrators. This was mainly due to the fact that you as an administrator was restricted to a command line and needed to know the commands for doing your tasks. One of the main problems with it, was that if you installed your server as a Server Core, you would need to reinstall it if you wanted the GUI. This has changed in Windows Server 2012….

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Work Smart Guides for Windows 8

Microsoft has a series of guides called the “Work Smart Guides”, which cover some of their products such as: – Forefront Identity Manager – Office – Sharepoint – System Center Configuration Manager – Windows Vista – Windows 7 – Windows Phone They have now added guides for Windows 8 as well. Check them out! Work Smart: Backing Up Your Data and Settings This guide provides information on how to set up and use the new File History feature in Windows…

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How to force specific sites to always run in Compatibility View using Group Policy

Add a site to Group Policy setting - Compatibility view GPO

INTRODUCTION If you have specific sites which do not work in newer versions of Internet Explorer, you can force them to always run in Compatibility View, meaning that they will run as if they were run in Internet Explorer 7. There are GPO settings to force specific IE Zones to always run in Compatibility View, but here’s how you set it for specific sites. SOLUTION Open Group Policy Management Create or edit the GPO that will be used to force…

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How To Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

INTRODUCTION The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is still a common prerequisite for applications and is therefore required to be installed. This post is a guide for how to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. This blog post describes how to install .NET Framework using: Command line Server Manager (GUI) Offline Installer Unfortunately, installing the Feature is not as straight forward as you might think. Microsoft has a guide for it, but it does…

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How to create a bootable Windows 8 USB using Diskpart

I definately prefer to create a bootable USB for my Windows 8 media instead of using a CD-ROM, due to a number of reasons. First of all, some of my devices don’t have a CD-ROM player. Second, the installation will be much faster if run from a USB compared to a CD. A 56x CD-ROM player has a theoretical maximum speed of 8.6 MB/s, compared to 625 MB/s on a USB3 connector. On my home server I installed Windows 8…

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