Adobe Reader 9 Customization Tool Bug

I would like to take a few minutes to relay a story of a bug in Adobe’s Customization Wizard version 9 that causes Adobe Reader 9.x browser integration to fail. If you are seeing the symptom in the screenshot below (“The Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used …

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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Client

I just found a really cool, yet subtle, feature of the Windows 7 Remote Desktop Client! If you open a remote desktop (terminal services) session to a remote system, and go into full-screen mode, you can now click and drag the title bar at the top of the screen! It’s …

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[Lack of] .NET Support in WinPE 3.0

So, I downloaded the Release Candidate of the Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit (AIK) this morning and installed it on one of my spare systems. I was excited to see that a new version of WinPE was available! I hope that they have made improvements to it, much as WinPE …

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Virtual Server and Internet Explorer

I am using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 to build a base Windows XP image for our client imaging process. I am using the Windows 7 64-bit Release Candidate with Internet Explorer 8 to access the Virtual Server web interface. Unfortunately, I was having an issue where the mouse acted …

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Free Tool: RegKeyToMOF

Here is a link to a free tool that automatically generates the MOF syntax for a given registry key. It has a nice, simple GUI that allows you to easily navigate down to the registry key you’re looking for. As soon as you click on the one you want, it …

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IIS 5.1 (Windows XP) Error Message

You may see an Error icon appear in the IIS 5.1 Management Console, and a message stating “Unexpected error 0x8ffe2740 occurred“. This can occur on Windows XP if WinRM (Windows Remote Management) is running. WinRM is Microsoft’s implementation of the DMTF’s WS-Management standard, and runs on port 80. This can …

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WMI Documentor

Here is a crude, but functional Visual Basic (VB) script that I wrote to document WMI classes, methods, and properties in Microsoft Excel so that they are searchable. Option Explicit dim TargetWmiNs, Excel, Row, tWmiClass, WmiClasses ‘*** Set this variable to the target WMI namespace to document TargetWmiNs = “\\remotecomputer\root\sms\site_lab” …

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