Handy Windows 7 URL’s

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During last weeks Windows 7 webinar, several URL’s were mentioned and we received requests and made a promise to provide those on our blog. Here they are:

Synergy. This is how Tim gets all of those monitors attached to more than 1 computer to work together as a unit.

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all. Learn more about how it works.

How to Read and De-Code a Stop Error memory dump file.

Peter Gallagher wrote an excellent blog post on how to do this, step-by-step. Susan says, “It’s easy!”

Where do Non-Profit Corporations get dirt cheap software?

TechSoup Global is one of the most comprehensive technology resources for NGOs in the world. Working with corporate donors, including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Symantec, TechSoup provides nongovernmental organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and community-based organizations with the latest professional hardware, software, and services they need. These information and communication technology (ICT) donations are available alongside educational content, such as articles, webinars, and nptech community forums. As of June 2009, TechSoup Global has served more than 101,000 organizations, distributed more than 4.9 million technology donations, and enabled nonprofit recipients to save more than US$1.4 billion in IT expenses.

A list of all available Group Policy Settings

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy objects (GPOs).

You will need a Microsoft partner account to download these.

Windows 7 Cannot Access Shadow Copies in SBS 2003

When you connect to a share hosted on SBS 2003 from a Windows 7 client joined to the domain and you select “Restore previous versions” or the “Previous Versions” tab under properties of the share/folder, you get a view that shows snapshots with the incorrect time, with share names missing and that cannot be restored. if you open the contents of the snapshot you notice that you are actually viewing the CURRENT contents of the network share and NOT the stored contents of the shadow copy snapshot that is stored on the server.

That blog post will show you which registry key you need to remove to allow Windows 7 to properly read Shadow Copy data in 2003.


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