RDS 2008R2 Basic Machine Policy

When you are deploying your RDS servers you probably (like me) want to make everything managable from a single point. So i don’t like to make a lot of changes to the local system by hand, but i prefer to set them with the use of a Group Policy. In this case a Machine Policy

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Change tray Balloon Tip display time

The balloon tip to change your password is only shown for a few seconds. Often users complain that they can’t read the balloon tip that fast. So we have to increase the display time of the balloon. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO Open your RDS Server User Policy and expand the following folders: User …

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Force Classic Control Panel

Most often you want to restrict access to control panel items, but you probably want to see some icons (for example Regional Settings, Mouse and Mail). By default Server 2008R2 only shows the categories and not the individual icons. Let’s make it the classic look, so we see our icons right away. Solution: Make a change to the Registry by using a GPO …

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vSphere 5 on HP DL380 G7 with hardware warning status

After installing the latest HP Offline bundle my server returned a hardware warning status, so the investigation started. Before upgrading the HP drivers there was no error so i had to be something in the driverpack from HP. In my setup the affected server is a HP DL380 G7 with a P410i Arraycontroller. The affected offline bundle is: hp-esxi5.0uX-bundle-1.4-16.zip Solution: …

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