Category Archives: Windows

Have you ever ran into a situation where you didn’t know the local administrator account name or password on a Windows machine? If you work in an enterprise environment the answer is probably yes. As much as we try to manage the local administrator account there will always be room for error. Whether it’s a […]

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So you have enabled Enterprise Mode for your organization.  What now?  How do you troubleshoot legacy website issues?  Unfortunately Enterprise Mode does not magically resolve your issues.  You need to determine what document mode to set for each site having issues.  Here is a guide on how to identify what document mode will resolve your […]

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During a ConfigMgr client migration from SCCM 2007 to 2012 R2 we had several reports of SCNotification errors on clients workstations.  The user would see the below 2 error messages at logon and also when they attempted to launch Software Center. Note: The SCNotification process is a notification engine for the Configuration Manager client.We verified the .NET installation state using the .NET Framework Setup Verification Tool […]

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There are several scenarios when you need to temporarily prevent windows from going into screen timeout or Sleep mode.  Maybe you don’t want to modify your screen and power options, or you might not have access to.  Here is my favorite utility for preventing your screen from timing out or entering sleep mode.  The utility is called […]

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Enterprise Mode is an option Microsoft has made available in Internet Explorer 11 that allows you to load webpages using a modified browser configuration that emulates IE8.  This is a valuable tool when you need to (and should) upgrade to the latest versions of IE but have legacy web apps or other websites that may not be […]

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