Wednesday, 04 December 2019 21:04

An alternative ESU MAK Activation Solution

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This blog post was shared with me by a colleague of mine, Daniel Dorner, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. It’s a really an interesting one because it highlights the creativity of my colleagues - a very, very broad range of personalities that have one thing in common: an absolute dedication to customer's success.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 12:20

The Case of Missing UE-V Templates

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My customers often deal with unexpected Windows behavior and this case is no different. This particular one is especially interesting because it is common in infrastructures that use the "User Environment Virtualization" (UE-V) extension. UE-V provides capture of user-customized Windows and application settings as well as storage on a centrally managed network file share. This case opened when a customer mentioned during an on-site engagement that they experienced issues that in some cases personalized settings of logged-on users did not apply to their work session.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:36

The Case of Changing Default Printer

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While I sometimes long for the day when I no longer have to deal with unexpected Windows 10 behavior, there’s something rewarding about quickly finding a solution. In the process, I often end up with an idea for a blog post I can share with thousands five regular readers. A couple of weeks ago I helped a customer solve a particularly weird case: the "legacy" printer management (meaning that Windows will not manage the default printer) was enabled and yet - for some reason - the default printer kept changing for end-users to "Microsoft Print to PDF". Obviously something was broken so I had to investigate.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 13:36

The Case of Corrupted Store Apps

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A few days ago I began experiencing issues with built-in Windows apps where various apps would flash open and close straight away. Needless to say, this became very annoying very quickly. A few minutes with event viewer and PowerShell, however, and I not only determined the cause, but came up with a workaround.

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