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UWP Universal Windows Platform

Universal Windows App Data Storage for Admins

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is the current name for a new type of application platform originally introduced with Windows 8 as “Metro” and later renamed to “Modern”. UWP apps can run on desktop, phone and console versions of Windows. They may only use a subset of the Windows API and run in a sandboxed environment. […]

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Customizing the Default Profile

Customizing the Default Profile

This article is part of Helge’s Profile Toolkit, a set of posts explaining the knowledge and tools required to tame Windows user profiles. Administrators frequently have the requirement to adapt newly created user profiles to corporate standards. This is typically done by modifying the default profile, the profile Windows uses as a template when creating […]

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Free Script: User Profile Domain Migration with SetACL

This article is part of Helge’s Profile Toolkit, a set of posts explaining the knowledge and tools required to tame Windows user profiles. When administrators migrate user accounts between domains, they typically re-ACL those server ressources users have access to. In plain English: they copy or move the permissions from the accounts of the old […]

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Active Setup Explained

Active Setup Explained

This is a summary of my experience with Active Setup combined with the information I could find on the internet. What is Active Setup and How Does it Work? Active Setup is a mechanism for executing commands once per user early during logon. Active Setup is used by some operating system components like Internet Explorer […]

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Should Roaming User Profiles Be Backed Up?

This article is part of Helge’s Profile Toolkit, a set of posts explaining the knowledge and tools required to tame Windows user profiles. This may seem like a silly question, but whether or not to include roaming user profiles in your enterprise backup solution may greatly affect both the performance and the cost of that […]

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New Articles, Tools, Tips and Tricks: Windows, Hyper-V, Citrix, PowerShell and Application Streaming / App-V

Windows Beginning with Vista, when formatting a drive the entire disk is overwritten with zeroes. While this is good for end users who like to wipe all data prior to selling or throwing away a disk drive, SAN-based volumes should not be formatted like this. Perform a quick format instead. But if you want to […]

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Registry Fun (Working With Hive Files)

Sometimes it is necessary to export/import data from or into the registry for some sort of additional processing. To this end, often regedit is used to create .REG files, which store a human-readable text interpretation of the registry content. .REG files can be edited easily with any capable text editor (even Notepad), and thus are […]

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