Category: Windows

Invoking commands on remote machines – FAST

Invoking commands remotely on machines is something we must do from time to time, in many scenarios speed is a critical factor as the remote command could be in response to anything from a incident to security breach. Speed combined with large environments in the cloud with many clients/servers deallocated often makes this a difficult…



Office365 ProPlus + Google Chrome = Bing

Starting February Microsoft will include an extension in Office365 ProPlus for Microsoft Search in Bing, which among other changes, will change your default search engine in Google Chrome to Bing. Microsoft released the table below as their tentative schedule for the different Office365 ProPlus update channels. However, this might be changed in the upcoming weeks….



Export users registry settings from NTUSER.DAT

In users profile folder, you find a hidden file called NTUSER.DAT. This file contains the users registry settings/values and for example it can be useful when you need to get registry settings from a corrupt profile. NTUSER.DAT will be found in the users profile folder (by default: C:\Users\% UserProfile%). To export settings: Start the Registry…



Profilhantering i Windows Virtual Desktop

Hantering av användarprofiler är en viktig del i alla VDI miljöer och detsamma gäller även för Windows Virtual desktop (WVD). Med WVD så går Microsoft ifrån sin User Profile Disks (UPD) lösning som användes i RDS. Det rekommenderade sättet att hantera profiler för WVD är nu att använda sig av FSLogix, som Microsoft köpte upp…



På gång med Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop har nu varit tillgänglig för allmänheten sedan några månader tillbaka. Produkten är fortsatt ny, och detta inlägget belyser två intressanta kommande nyheter. Applikationsleverans – MSIX App Attach Med App Attach så presenterar Microsoft en ny lösning för levereras av applikationer i en VDI-miljö. Microsoft vill gå ifrån de mer traditionella sätten att…



Troubleshoot TPM issues

The TPM-chip plays a bigger role today when devices need to be more secure. TPM is a small chip on the motherboard that stores RSA encryption keys, these keys are specific to your hardware. During the last year I’ve noticed 2 different types of errors regarding the TPM-chip and that’s why I’m going to describe…



Microsoft Access Driver Query is corrupt

INTRODUCTION Today I was involved in a particular incident where Windows Updates did its thing and broke something. This time it involved an update for Access, a database program provided by Microsoft, causing specific queries to output that they are corrupt. Due to its unclear nature at first, I thought I would write a quick…



Basic Troubleshooting in Windows 10

In my role I receive a lot of incidents that needs to be solved. My mission is firstly to restore the service back to normal. Once the service is back to normal we can look at making any further changes so that the incident won’t happen again. In this post I will focus my troubleshooting…



Chrome tabs hang or crash with white screen

EDIT/UPDATE: The case seems to be resolved: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1024837 Today we experienced major problems with the application Google Chrome in multi-user environments such as Citrix XenDesktop 7 (according to support.google.com community forum IT-administrators are seeing this in many different types of environments, RDS, XenApp, XenDesktop, with different hypervisors, different version of Windows Server and Desktop and…



ADFS Claims depending on multiple conditions such as group membership and password expiry

In this post I will quickly demonstrate how to achieve a ADFS Claims depending on two different conditions. This specific case is about the password expiry claims that we only want to show for users that are member in a specific Active Directory group. First we need to add an Issuance Transform Rule where we…