IE7 search providers and ConfigMgr RP

I was doing some research/testing on IE7 search providers today and thought up a neat trick for quicker access to some common ConfigMgr reports.  See Microsoft Support Article ID 918238 for some of the technical details on IE7 search providers.  We strongly recommend the use of GUIDs in the registry for the search providers, but…

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Quick restore from busted WinPE 2.0

Possibly a random scenario, but I thought worth sharing.  My specific instance was during a deployment to a Windows 2000 system.  The deployment went fine until it got into WinPE 2.0, where it failed.  However, rebooting the system would just restart into WinPE.  So here’s a process to fix a system to boot back into…

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How to restore from the OS backup

A customer requirement for a recent pilot project was to migrate user workstations to Vista for only a few weeks; we have to restore to the previous OS at the end of the pilot.  There are other scenarios in which you’d need to restore a system using the fat WIM captured with the MDT Backup…

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