Defrag: Side By Side Office, Changing Look of Folders, Cycling Windows

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Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

This week Senior Escalation Engineer Andrew Richards fills in for Gov, who is on vacation.

[01:10] - Windows XP Mode icon doesn't show up in search.
[02:40] - How to uninstall Win8 Metro app entirely.
[03:29] - Can user run Office 2010 and 2007 side by side.
[05:52] - Can PC be setup to log all the way in and then lock. [link] [link]
[11:00] - How to setup PC for multiple time servers. [link]
[13:02] - Can't open .chm file from network share. [link]
[18:00] - Way to change look of folders. [link]
[22:00] - How to cycle between windows in a single app.  
[24:46] - Text size between two monitors of varying resolutions.
[27:19] - Making VS open as admin on icons recent items.
[33:40] - Is there a way to use command line to open Notepad as admin.
[36:58] - Can you login as admin on RD where remote machine doesn't have a password.
[39:06] - Can you restrict permissions on a folder even for administrators?  
[44:33] - Network bandwidth taken when machine is logged on. [link]
[48:40] - Pick of the Week 1: Windows Internals Part 1 [link]
[51:51] - Pick of the Week 2: Zero Day [link] [link]

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      Brodieman

      Don't forget you can open another exchange mailbox in Outlook 2007 or 2010 as an additional mailbox.

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      Magic​Andre1981

      [02:40] - How to uninstall Win8 Metro app entirely.

      or use DISM.exe from command prompt. First run

      DISM.exe  /Online/Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages

      to get all installed apps and next the remove command (replace that cryptic name with the ones the first command returned)

      DISM.exe /Online/Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName


      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852635.aspx

      [05:52] - Can PC be setup to log all the way in and then lock

      I would also use Autologon but add a scheduled task with a trigger (start at login but with a delay, becasue I don't know if Windows still continues to run all startup apps if it is locked. I've never tried this) and enter this command in the task scheduler

      Program: rundll32.exe and as parameters: user32.dll,LockWorkStation

      and create the task. This locks the PC after booting.

      [18:00] - Way to change look of folders.

      1 note, starting with Vista, the cooler icons are stored in the file imageres.dll, not shell32.dll like in XP.

      [27:19] - Making VS open as admin on icons recent items.

      I'm using this solution for a longer time. Copy and paste it into a new .reg file and import it:


      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
      
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.Launcher.sln\Shell\Open Solution elevated]
      "HasLUAShield"=""
      
      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.Launcher.sln\Shell\Open Solution elevated\Command]
      @="\"C:\\Windows\\nircmd.exe\" elevate \"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\\MSEnv\\VSLauncher.exe\" \"%1\""



      next get nircmd.exe from here:

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

      and copy it to C:\Windows.

      If you now run Windows Explorer, rightlick the sln and select if you want to open normal or as Admin. If you prefer jumplist modify this addon:

      http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/043d63da-f270-448a-8a68-5310bc53fbf0

      and implement opening with adminrights or ask the author to add it.

      [33:40] - Is there a way to use command line to open Notepad as admin.

      again, download nircmd.exe and put it into C:\Windows and run this:

      nircmd elevate notepad.exe "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"

      Big Smile

      [36:58] - Can you login as admin on RD where remote machine doesn't have a password

      for Vista/7 Home premium use this tool to manage users:

      http://smsoft.ru/en/acctuner/index.htm

      and add passwords and other settings which are not available in Home editions.

      [44:33] - Network bandwidth taken when machine is logged on.

      it is easier to use the Resource Monitor of Windows Vista/7:

      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-Resource-Monitor

      and go to the network tab and look which apps send/receive data.

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      tkoc

      Ind Outlook 2010 it supports more then one Exchange server i right now have 3 accounts from 3 Exchange server like on the phone

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      madscientist

      Another huge problem with autologin: all someone has to do to get access to your machine is hit the power button twice and then wait for windows to boot. There is no point locking your screen saver or manually win-L. Sure you'll know someone probably played with your computer, but who? You haven't prevented them from messing with you just made it more obvious that they did (as things you expect to have been in a particular state might not be afterwards.

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      madscientist

      Another huge problem with autologin: all someone has to do to get access to your machine is hit the power button twice and then wait for windows to boot. There is no point locking your screen saver or manually win-L. Sure you'll know someone probably played with your computer, but who? You haven't prevented them from messing with you just made it more obvious that they did (as things you expect to have been in a particular state might not be afterwards.

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