Bennett Adelson Technical Blog

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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available!

The Consumer Preview of Windows 8 is available for download. This release is the first official Windows 8 build drop from Microsoft since the Developer Preview, which was released last September. This was downloaded quite rapidly, surpassing the 500,000 downloads mark within 24 hours of release, and the 3 million mark by December, so I …

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Confirming Basic Domain Controller Connectivity Through VBScript

On a recent domain migration project, the customer requested that the automated migration process being created would included a check for access to a domain controller for the current domain and for the new domain. In this customer’s environment, the vast majority of clients were Windows XP Professional machines without PowerShell deployed. Thus, the customer …

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Windows Intune Webcast

How Windows Intune Benefits Any Size Company Presented By: David Norling-Christensen – Bennett Adelson Thursday February 23rd 2012 @ 1:00pm Windows Intune is Microsoft’s Cloud based solution to PC management and security.  Come find out what Windows Intune really is and how it can help companies of all sizes.  The session will explore Windows Intune along with the daily …

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FIM 2010 – User RCDC to Add User to Groups

In FIM 2010, there is no way to use the current RCDC (Resource Control Display Configuration) to create a “user” interface, not group interface, that will allow a user to be added to a group. The current out-of-the-box interface for FIM only allows for group interfaces to be used for adding users to specific groups. In the world of …

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The User-Centric Approach and ConfigMgr 2012

This week I presented at the Northeast Ohio System center Users Group on deploying Windows 7 with Configuration Manager 2012. While there are many things different, the great thing is that if your are familiar with OSD in 2007, you can be deploying in 2012 pretty quickly. You can even port your task sequences over. …

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Enabling Users for Office 365 Licensing Made Easy

When transitioning to the cloud, some of Microsoft’s new PowerShell commands can be hard to find solid answers on and are completely different in some cases from what most Exchange administrators are used to using.  The Set-Msoluser cmdlet for instance is not something that you had ever seen in Exchange 2007 or 2010.  I’m often …

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“Previous Versions” and Shadow Copies with Very Long Paths

I was working on a server the other day and needed to recover files from a previous version of a folder through Previous Versions.  (A backup was not available on the particular folder for reasons I won’t get into here.)  I ran into a problem that I couldn’t really find documented very well anywhere and …

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