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Sysinternals Tools for Windows VM Performance Analysis

Server administrators needs to fine-tuning virtualized workloads and diagnosing performance issues during virtualization. This can be done using certain Windows tools.

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Install Office Click-n-Run and MSI version on same machine

[German]Can we run Microsoft Office as a click-to-run installation parallel to an MSI installation? Microsoft says no to this. But it seems that there is still a trick that works and bot packages may be installed in parallel.

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Windows 10: ReflectDrivers Setup Option for In-Place-Upgrade on encrypted media

[German]Just a hint for a Windows 10 setup (if necessary as in-place upgrade), which should be executed on encrypted media (e.g. Veracrypt drive). There is a setup option ReflectDrivers, which can be used from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607).

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An undocumented Office 365 REST api for Outlook activities

[German]It’s an interesting discovery for administrators. Microsoft Office 365 has an undocumented API that allows administrators to read the activities of Outlook email accounts.

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Update your INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool

[German]If you are using the INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool to analyze the computer for vulnerabilities, you should update the tool. Older versions do not recognize certain vulnerabilities.

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Windows 10 Fall April Update – Upgrade Tips

[German]The general rollout of the Windows 10 April Update (version 1803) to existing Windows 10 systems will begin on May 8, 2018 (since April 30, 2018, version 1803 is available on demand). This FAQ contains some information about what to … Continue reading

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Windows 7/8.x/10: Delete Network Profiles

[German]Today a short blog post about an ancient topic: How can we delete old network profiles in Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10 that were created automatically when connecting to a WLAN network? This is quite convenient in Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 10 update trick: ‘Exclude drivers from windows quality updates’

[German]Does the installation of (feature) updates fail under Windows 10 due to driver issues? In order to possibly solve Windows 10 upgrade/update issues, there is a trick: Exclude driver updates during installation. Here are some details about this approach.

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Tool tip: Ashampo Spectre Meltdown CPU-Checker

[German]Today a short tip: How to check your Windows system for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability? No, it doesn’t need rocket science, just a cool tool will do that test form you. 

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Windows 10: Disable fast startup

[German]This blog post describes (as a basic article) the steps to disable the so-called fast boot in Windows 10. This feature causes various issues with the operating system. So disabling fast boot is a test, if an issue is related … Continue reading

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