Allowing Standard Users to Install Network Printers on Windows 7 without Prompting for Administrative Credentials

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to allow a Standard Domain User to install network printers on their Windows 7 client computer without being prompted for administrative credentials? The following Blog Post which I have created provides you with the necessary information to guide you through the process and steps to enable…

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Enabling Printing for DOS Applications within Windows XP Mode VM on Windows 7

You may find that your older DOS Applications will not work when installed on Windows 7. This can be due to a known problem on 32 bit Windows 7 according to Microsoft article 2408903 or you may be running a 64 bit edition of Windows 7. 2408903 An MS-DOS-based program that uses the MS-DOS protected…

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Debugger Extensions Tips

Windows Debugger Extension Tips. Windows debugger is a powerful tool for diagnosing and examining drivers and applications in Windows. There is support for developers to create their own extensions within the debugger to assist them with common or even highly detailed analysis. The purpose of this blog is to show you how to get started…

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The space bar is the new F8 when it comes to WinPE, Vista and Windows 7.

In Windows operating systems starting at Vista or greater and including WinPE you now have an alternative with more flexible options than just pressing F8 while booting. Next time you restart your system, right after the BIOS POST screen and just before you see the Windows boot screen, try pressing the space bar. If you…

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Two Escalation Engineer positions available. Apply now!

We Are Hiring System Center Escalation Engineer Want to debug the most difficult problems against the largest, most complex piece of software ever written? Are you proficient with ‘Managed Code’ and System Center Products: Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager or Opalis Integration Server? Are you fluent with debugging & programming?…

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Windows 7 introduces a new KMDF 1394 driver.

The Windows 7 1394 has a new default driver. The default binary is 1394OHCI.sys (KMDF) driver. Windows 7 also comes with, but not loaded, the Legacy Window OHCI1394.sys and 1394bus.sys drivers. Below is a listing of some of the key enhancements to be aware of from the new driver. * 1394OHCI.sys is now the default…

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Enable Debugging in WinPE3.0 when booting from a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Server

Steps to enable debugging in WinPE 3.0 when booted from WDS. You will need access to the folder structure on the WDS server. If you need to enable boot debugging, modify RemoteInstall\boot\{arch}\default.bcd.  Here is an example: “bcdedit /store c:\RemoteInstall\boot\x64\default.bcd /set {bootmgr} bootdebug on” If you need to enable kernel debugging, modify RemoteInstall\boot\{arch}\Images\{WIM}.bcd.  Here is an…

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Year 2038 problem

This is a short blog aimed at bringing together a lot of great content already published by many individuals. The issue is the year 2038 issue, also known as Unix Millennium bug, “Y2K38” and many others. The issue is encountered when a user sets their system date to a year past 2038 (actually it seems…

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Creating an Application Compatibility Shim

If you are trying to run an application that was created for XP or Vista and had problems running in Windows 7, you could always turn on compatibility mode for the executable on your machine. However if you are trying to create a shim that could be used on other machines as well, you could…

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