A while ago I explained how user passwords in common applications like Outlook are stored and encrypted. Unfortunately the tie of encryption and user accounts made a migration impossible for a number of migration scenarios. With Profile Migrator 2.3 we...
Before talking about what’s new, let me explain shortly, what Profile Migrator is all about. A brief paragraph about Profile Migrator Profile Migrator preserves user personalities when moving from one system to another making the transition to a new environment...
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Migrations are a common task in corporate IT. Computers are replaced, domains are merged, physical hardware is replaced by virtual infrastructure. In an ideal world the user will not notice that the migration was performed. In reality the user is...
Since the release of Profile Migrator 1.0 we have received a lot of positve feedback and feature suggestions . While we are working on adding support for profile migration from client computers in the next major release, the beta version...
I was recently supporting a customer who had a migration project planned. The customers were using Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 x86 and the task was to replace this with XenApp 6 on Windows Server 2008 R2...
In one of my previous articles I explained how Windows handles folder views and A reader has pointed me to the fact that the described behaviour seems to have changed beginning with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Lately, I have been working with Windows x64 a lot. I am under the impression that few are really aware of the behavioural changes introduced by the Windows-on-Windows 64 (WoW64) layer enabling 32-bit applications to run on Windows x64. Therefore,...
Recently, I have been working with Performance Monitor a lot and have stumbled across several peculiarities. This article describes how PerfMon behaves on Windows x64 and how counter DLLs are managed by Windows as well as the difference in behaviour...
The Windows-On-Windows (WoW) subsystem has been included in Windows operating systems to allow for backwards compatibility. It has enabled the execution of 16-bit applications on modern 32-bit based Windows. This abstraction layer is located in user space translating API calls...
I recently had to reproduce an error concerning a load balanced Program Neighborhood Agent (PNA) installation. As this was a hardware load balancer, it was rather difficult to set up an equivalent environment because such a box is usually not...
Windows Server with Terminal Services usually runs in execute mode to serve applications. Whenever a new application is being installed, this must be done in install mode for Windows to monitor write operations affecting HKEY_CURRENT_USER .