An issue can occur when Windows 2012 systems are restored from a GhettoVCB backup that was taken when the source VM was powered on. The system will fail to boot with error status code 0xc000000e.
The cause appears to be related to the coordination between VMware Tools, Volume Shadow Service and GhettoVCB during the VM quiescing process. Continue reading
Group Policy is great, but sometimes you need to make tweaks to your systems in ways that aren’t covered by existing Group Policy settings. Traditionally login scripts were used to perform this task, but more recently I have used PolicyMaker by DesktopStandard. When Microsoft bought DesktopStandard and repackaged PolicyMaker as “Group Policy Client Side Extensions” (GPCSE) I was keen to deploy and use it. Continue reading
There appears to be a problem with the Vista Start Menu and advertised shortcuts (as used by Office 2007 among others). The symptom is that applications are not launched when you click on the shortcut from the recently used apps list on the Start Menu. Continue reading