Category Archives: MS-Windows

Fixed drive letters for removable USB sticks

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Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer. If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, … Continue reading

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Private vs. Personal

In Microsoft Outlook has the option to tag e-mails with a sensitivity tag. Technically this is fairly meaningless. However sometimes I like to use them. The confidential tag is quite self explanatory. I always confuse what is the difference between … Continue reading

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Cleaning-up Outlook Calendar

Procedure for Outlook 2007 Backup calendar folder Select default calendar Switch view to Inactive Appointments (non-recurrent) Delete appointments Switch view to Inactive Appointments (recurrent) Delete appointments Procedures for Previous versions of Outlook This is my procedure for cleaning my Outlook … Continue reading

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Running Windows on Linux for Free

Microsoft is now making available Windows VM image for testing Internet Explorer for free. You can find them at: Modern IE testing Currently the following versions are available: Windows XP Professional SP3 + IE 6 or 8 Windows Vista + … Continue reading

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Automatically adding systems to an AD domain

When using virtualisation it is very common to create template VMs that can be cloned from. This makes deployment much easier than having to install a new VM from scratch. Unfortunately, the cloned VMs lack any Active Directory memberships and … Continue reading

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