Show Computer icon on Desktop

Windows 2008R2 gives the user a clean desktop, so the computer icon is nowhere to find and since now all users now the keyboard shortcut ( WINkey+e ) … let’s put the icon back on the desktop.

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Cisco logging shows uptime instead of timestamp

On some cisco devices when you are connected to the console or view the logfile (show logging) you get an output with the uptime of your device. For example: 1y35w: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet2/0/4, changed state to up This switch has been up for 1 year and 35 weeks. Your config propably set like: service timestamps debug uptime service timestamps log …

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Exchange 2010 – Export all SMTP email addresses to file

This Powershell script is very helpful if you want to have all email addresses in the Exchange organization. Save the following script to a .ps1 file and execute from Exchange Powershell: cls write-host "`nSMTP Address export to file `n`n`n" write-host "Where do you want to store the export-file? (c:\smtpexport.csv)`n`n" $location = read-host "enter path/filename" Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Select-Object DisplayName,ServerName,PrimarySmtpAddress,@{Name=“EmailAddresses”;Expression={$_.EmailAddresses …

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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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