This is the age-old issue of balancing the need to get log in times as quick as possible v’s keeping the M in MOE. The Environment can be managed to the ‘nth degree but each extra tweak comes at the expense of an extra micro second at login.
For me Management is key as I look after around 3500 student facing and lecture theatre PCs. Continue reading Speeding up login times – Group Policy v’s Branded IE
As we know, there’s a little feature in 64 bit windows that auto redirects 32 bit apps to 32 bit versions of system files via the WOW64 file system redirector. This causes some issues when deploying apps via things like older versions of Altiris NS to 64 bit Operating Systems.
This can be overridden via a little known feature called sysnative. Continue reading Running 64bit from a 32bit environment
We had an interesting call come through today with a user unable to configure a Microsoft Access System DSN in the ODBC Data Source Administrator on a Windows 7 x64 PC.