Windows Vista


How to configure Multiple Local GPOs in Windows Vista?

How to configure Multiple Local GPOs in Windows Vista? Windows Vista has the ability to create multiple local group policies (GPOs). Wow! This means that whenever you want to configure different settings for different users you can do so easily without the need to mess with NTFS permissions (this was one of the methods used…

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Assigning Custom Tasks to Events in Vista

As mentioned earlier in my “Working with Vista’s new Event Viewer" and "Working with Filtering and Custom Views in the Vista Event Viewer" articles, the new Event Viewer in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been totally re-designed and now offers a much wider administrative capabilities. One of the features of the new Event…

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Add Desktop Icons in Windows Vista

How can I add the desktop icons back to the Windows Vista desktop? You can, but unlike in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, you need to do a little bit more clicking… Someone in the Windows XP/2003/Vista design team has decided that desktop icons are bad for you. I don’t know what this assumption…

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Windows Vista Training & Tutorials for IT Admins

This page contains a collection of tweaking tips & tricks, articles and how-to guides, all related to Windows Vista.   Recommended Reading: Disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista Although UAC clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front…

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Tweaking Windows Vista so it can run a bit faster

I decided to write this article after I bought myself a brand new, state of the art, laptop from Dell. I’m talking about 2.33 GHz Core Duo, 4 GB of fast RAM, a 7200 RPM SATA hard disk, and all the other necessary hardware. And yet, when I booted up the pre-installed Windows Vista Ultimate…

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