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Protected mode warning

If you disable protected mode you might see warnings like this when starting Internet Explorer Protected mode is turned off for the Internet and restricted sites zones or Protected mode is turned off for the Internet zone. One way to disable or hide this warning is to set a registry

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Pin to Taskbar script

This is a short vbscript to pin programs to the taskbar. The script can for example be used in a login script. Set objShell = CreateObject(“Shell.Application”) Set oShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) Set ofso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)   strFile = “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12OUTLOOK.EXE” PinToTaskBar   strFile = “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12WINWORD.EXE” PinToTaskBar

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XenApp 6.5 black screen

On XenApp 6.5 you might see a long delay when reconnecting to a published desktop, and the desktop was locked when disconnected. The user will during the delay just see a black screen: In the event log on the XenApp server you will see an event ID 1009 from the

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System Center Updates Publisher 2011 database

  When using SCUP 2011 it creates a local database in your user profile. You can verify this by selecting options: And then Advanced as you can se under database file it is placed in the user profile path. It is possible to move the database and share it with

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Hide VMware tools tray icon

In some situations I want to hide the tray icon from VMware Tools.   The way I use to remove / hide the icon is to set the registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREVMware, Inc.VMware ToolsShowTray and set this to 0 (REG_DWORD). You can set this in a SCCM/MDT task sequence by using

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Citrix FTA, URL VDA redirector

You might see this message when users are opening internet Explorer on your XenApp servers. A website wants to open web content using this program on your computer. One way around this message is to create this registry settings for every user. Settings as a reg file: Windows Registry Editor

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Windows can display enhanced device icons ….

Yet another popup we might want to hide In Devices and Printers you can see the information Windows can display enhanced device icons and information from the internet. in order to remove / disable this information we can use a Group policy Computer Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – System

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Do you want AutoComplete to remember web form entries

  My customers do not always like so many user pop-up messages. One is for example the pop-up in Internet Explorer : Do you want AutoComplete to remember web form entries. The way I use to disable/hide this message is to set the registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerIntelliFormsAskUser and set this

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Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons prompt

You might see this prompt in Internet Explorer 9. Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons. If you don’t want your users to see this question, one way to remove it is to create a Group Policy (GPO). This is one setting that can be controlled in both the Computer and

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Identify if SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1 has been installed

After upgrading to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CU1, you will be able to identify the update in many different ways. First let us take a look at the console, after the update the console reports version 5.0.7804.1202 The console reported version 5.0.7804.1000 before updating. The Console update is

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Enter your work email or server address prompt

After installing Citrix Receiver you might see this popup Add Account and the question Enter your work email or server address. What if you don’t need your users to answer this question. While this article show a lot of ways to skip this http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX135438, none of them is exactly what

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Set up Internet Explorer 9 Pop-up

The first time you start internet Explorer 9 for a new user you will se this popup. The user has the choice to select between Use recommended security and compatibility settings or Don’t use recommended settings. It might be a god idea to skip this popup for all users. On

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