Enabling Printer Location Tracking

Enabling Printer Location Tracking

Adding printers can be cumbersome for non-tech savvy users. Fortunately, you can use the Printer Location Tracking feature to make this process easier for them. When you enable PLT, only printers in the users’ own location will be listed in the Add Printer Wizard by default, when they try to add a network printer. For Printer Location Tracking to work, you need to enable the Group Policy setting related to PLT. You […]

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Assigning ownership of files and folders with Takeown.exe

Assigning Ownership

In this blog post we will look at how to take ownership of files and folders, with the takeown.exe command. This can be useful in situations where you are unable to assign permissions to a file or folder, because you don’t have any permissions on that file or folder. By re-assigning the ownership of those files and folders, you will be able to assign permissions. But as you will see, the usefulness […]

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Offering Remote Assistance on Windows 7

Offering Remote Assistance on Windows 7

In Windows Vista and later, you can use msra.exe to initiate an offer of remote assistance to other users. This requires that you enable a group policy setting called Offer Remote Assistance on the computers you want to offer remote assistance to. Obviously Vista is an operating system that is not widely used in enterprises, therefore we will concentrate on Windows 7, but the group policy setting, and the command line syntax […]

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Windows 7 Password Expiry Email Notification

Windows 7 Password Expiry Email Notification

In Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, you would get a notification at logon when (by default) 14 days remained until your Active Directory user’s password expired. In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has changed this feature. Now you don’t get this notification at logon, but rather after you have logged on. And the notification is less intrusive, as you only see it for a few seconds in the […]

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