TechEd sessions on Application Compatibility, Sysinternals utilities, and more


TechEd sessions are available for on-demand viewing.  Here are some recent ones that Chris Jackson (The App Compat Guy) and I have delivered recently on Application Compatibility and more...

 What Everyone Should Know about Application Compatibility
(Aaron Margosis & Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WCL204

Inside the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: Finding, Testing and Fixing Applications on Windows 7
(Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/WCL404

The Black Art of Fixing Busted Applications Part 1: Win32 Application Compatibility
(Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/WCL302

The Black Art of Fixing Busted Applications Part 2: Web Application Compatibility
(Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/WCL303

What You Need to Know about Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8
(Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/WCL315

Not for the Faint of Heart: Hard Core App Compat Debugging
(Chris Jackson)
http://www.msteched.com/2009/NorthAmerica/WCL401

Case of the App Compat Bug
(Aaron Margosis)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WCL301

Aaron's Group Policy and Security Utilities (this one's about my Local Group Policy utilities and IEZoneAnalyzer)
(Aaron Margosis)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/WCL324

Windows Sysinternals Primer: Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and PsExec
(Aaron Margosis & Tim Reckmeyer)
http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WCL314

 


Comments (3)

  1. Drewfus says:

    Thanks.

    I have a specific question regarding the CopyProfile unattend setting in WSIM. Compare the situation of installing apps as the Builtin Administrator (Admin Approval Mode: off), and installing apps as another admin with Admin Approval Mode active. Suppose this occurs during auditUser mode. Ok, now presumably due to file and registry virtualization, %localappdata%VirtualStore will not end up the same in each case, and so the Default user profile will be physically different after running Sysprep with CopyProfile: true. Problem or not? Only for the purists, or would it be best just to keep Administrator disabled, and perform all setup tasks as an admin running in AAMode?

  2. Michael Murgolo says:

    Hi Drewfus,

    The auditSystem and auditUser stages of Setup were designed primarily for Original Equipment Manufacturers.  The Microsoft Deployment Tookit (MDT) and Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment don’t use them for that reason.  Also, auditUser happens after specialize.  The profile copy that is triggered by the CopyProfile setting happens during specialize.  So auditUser is too late for any of that.

    How Configuration Passes Work

    technet.microsoft.com/…/dd744341(WS.10).aspx

    I recommend that you stop building your own deployment solution and learn how to use MDT:

    http://www.microsoft.com/deployment

    blogs.technet.com/…/deployment-walkthrough-videos-now-fully-posted.aspx

    For more on how to correctly use CopyProfile, here are some references:

    blogs.technet.com/…/configuring-default-user-settings-full-update-for-windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

    blogs.technet.com/…/customizing-default-users-profile-using-copyprofile.aspx

    Michael Murgolo

    blogs.technet.com/…/deploymentguys

    blogs.technet.com/…/elevationpowertoys

  3. Drewfus says:

    Michael,

    thanks for the links. Let me have a good look at the MDT and i'll post comments and questions here or on one referred blogs.

    Presumably my question above is a non-issue.

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