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Replicating Printer Drivers in XenApp 6


The following command will replicate the drivers whos name start with “hp uni” to the servers specified at the end of the command. The -confoirm at the end lets you confirm that each driver will be replicated or not: Manual Replication: Start-XAPrinterDriverReplication -drivername “hp uni*” -sourceservername desk05 -servername desk01,desk07 -confirm Confirm Are you sure you […]

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Changing the Default Installation Path for Applications


On occassion, some applications have to be installed in a non default folder location. When this happens the application usually doesn’t offer the chance to change it either. Changing the keys will change the location that the application will install to. For 32-Bit application change the keys in this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion Keys: ProgramFilesDir ProgramFilesDir (x86) […]

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Cut, Copy and Paste greyed out in Excel


Keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V work fine, but you find that the above options are grayed out, try the following methods, one should help you out: Method 1: Open excel hit alt-f11 – This opens the VB editor hit ctrl-g – This opens the area for the current window Type this and hit enter: […]

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Hide Default Location in Open/Save Dialogs


This is an addition, or rather Part 2 of the post: Hide Libraries in Windows Explorer View The information in this post allows for you as administrator to remove the options found in the Open/Save dialog boxes. This has been used for Microsoft Office 2003. See below: As standard: The options on the left can […]

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Hide Libraries in Windows Explorer View


Libraries are a big part of Windows in recent versions and whilst they are useful on home computers, they can be difficult to manage for multiple users logged in on the network to Terminal Servers. You can use group policy to redirect them but as they are user control they can reconfigure them to look where […]

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Change Drive Icons for USB Attached Devices


During testing it was found tha the icon used for USB drives connected through a WYSE terminal was displayed as a floppy drive. This is purely because of the way that Citrix classes USB devices in its policies as floppy devices. As this icon isn’t really befitting of the connected device the following allows it to […]

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God Mode for Windows


Here is a useful thing for getting quick access to a whole host of options in one place. This works on Windows Vista  (32/64), Windows 7  and Windows 2008. There are reports is can crash 64-bit machines, but it’s not always the case, and lets face it, you won’t know till you try it… Step […]

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Windows 2008 R2 Group Policy Preferences Do Not Apply


I have been writing some new group policies and using the features of Preferences only to find that they were not applying to the Windows 2003 R2 servers on the domain. After some testing, investigation and Googling it was found that a Microsoft Patch for Client Side Extensions needed to be installed on each server/PC […]

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Renaming the Computer Icon


By default the icon of the Computer on the desktop is called “Computer”. This can be renamed to a whole host of things by renaming the following registry key on the server in question, or alternatively, the key can be added to the GPO the server. System variables can also be used as in the […]

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