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Customising the Windows 7/Windows 2008 Desktop Context Menu


There may be a reason to remove options from the bottom of the context menu that is bought up by right clicking on the Desktop. Follow this article to remove them: http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/7customization/remove-gadgets-screen-resolution-context-menu/

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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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