Saturday Mail Sack: Because it turns out, Friday night was alright for fighting edition

Hello all, Ned here again with our first mail sack in a couple months. I have enough content built up here that I actually created multiple posts, which means I can personally guarantee there will be another one next week. Unless there isn’t! Today we answer your questions around: Detecting virtual machines with WMI Filters… Read more

Your 24 Month XP Warning

Hi all, Ned here again with a public service announcement: On April 8th 2014, Windows XP support ends For the temporally challenged, that’s exactly two years from today. Hopefully, some of you don’t care because you’ve already gotten off XP. After all, Windows 7 has a 41% piece of Windows desktop distributions now according to… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 20: Vista Section K)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————–         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RPC-HTTP“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rpc-http/microsoft-windows-rpc-http/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RasMprDdm“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasmprddm/microsoft-windows-rasmprddm/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RasBase“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasbase/microsoft-windows-rasbase/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Microsoft-Data-Access-Components-(MDAC)-ODBC-DriverManager-Dll“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-microsoft-data-access-components-(mdac)-odbc-drivermanager-dll/microsoft-windows-microsoft-data-access-components-(mdac)-odbc-drivermanager-dll/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-ICM-Profiles“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-icm-profiles/microsoft-windows-icm-profiles/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-feclient“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-feclient/microsoft-windows-feclient/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-dpapi-keys“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-dpapi-keys/microsoft-windows-dpapi-keys/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Crypto-keys“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-crypto-keys/microsoft-windows-crypto-keys/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-COM-DTC-Setup“ migrate=“yes“… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 19: Vista Section J)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————– <component displayname=“Additional Options“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“additional_options“>       <component displayname=“Help Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“additional_options\help_settings“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Help-Client“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-help-client/microsoft-windows-help-client/settings“/>       </component>       <component displayname=“Windows Core Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“additional_options\windows_core_settings“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Win32k-Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-win32k-settings/microsoft-windows-win32k-settings/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Web-Services-for-Management-Core“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-web-services-for-management-core/microsoft-windows-web-services-for-management-core/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-UPnPSSDP“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-upnpssdp/microsoft-windows-upnpssdp/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-UPnPDeviceHost“ migrate=“yes“… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 18: Vista Section I)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————–     <component displayname=“Security“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“security“>       <component displayname=“Security Options“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“security\security_options“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Credential-Manager“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-credential-manager/microsoft-windows-credential-manager/settings“/>       </component>     </component>     <component displayname=“Appearance and Display“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“appearance_and_display“>       <component displayname=“Windows Games Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“appearance_and_display\windows_games_settings“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-GameExplorer“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-gameexplorer/microsoft-windows-gameexplorer/settings“/>       </component>       <component displayname=“Taskbar… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 17: Vista Section H)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————– <component displayname=“Date, Time, Language and Region“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“date_time_language_and_region“>       <component displayname=“Regional Language Options“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“date_time_language_and_region\regional_language_options“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-TableDrivenTextService-Migration“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-tabledriventextservice-migration/microsoft-windows-tabledriventextservice-migration/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-TextServicesFramework-Migration“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-textservicesframework-migration/microsoft-windows-textservicesframework-migration/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-MUI-Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-mui-settings/microsoft-windows-mui-settings/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-International-Core“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-international-core/microsoft-windows-international-core/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-IME-Traditional-Chinese-Core“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-ime-traditional-chinese-core/microsoft-windows-ime-traditional-chinese-core/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core“ migrate=“yes“… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 16: Vista Section G)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————–       <component displayname=“Networking Connections“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“network_and_internet\networking_connections“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Wlansvc“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-wlansvc/microsoft-windows-wlansvc/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RasConnectionManager“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasconnectionmanager/microsoft-windows-rasconnectionmanager/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RasApi“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasapi/microsoft-windows-rasapi/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-PeerToPeerCollab“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-peertopeercollab/microsoft-windows-peertopeercollab/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-MPR“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-mpr/microsoft-windows-mpr/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Dot3svc“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-dot3svc/microsoft-windows-dot3svc/settings“/>       </component>     </component> ————————————————————————————————– Wireless LAN Service… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 15: Vista Section F)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————– <component displayname=“Performance and Maintenance“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“performance_and_maintenance“>       <component displayname=“Diagnostics“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“performance_and_maintenance\diagnostics“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RemoteAssistance-Exe“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-remoteassistance-exe/microsoft-windows-remoteassistance-exe/settings“/>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Feedback-Service“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-feedback-service/microsoft-windows-feedback-service/settings“/>       </component>       <component displayname=“Error Reporting“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“performance_and_maintenance\error_reporting“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-ErrorReportingCore“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-errorreportingcore/microsoft-windows-errorreportingcore/settings“/>       </component>     </component>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Extensible-Authentication-Protocol-Host-Service“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-extensible-authentication-protocol-host-service/microsoft-windows-extensible-authentication-protocol-host-service/settings“/>    … Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 14: Vista Section E)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————–     <component displayname=“Programs“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“programs“>       <component displayname=“Media Player Settings“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“programs\media_player_settings“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Migration“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-mediaplayer-migration/microsoft-windows-mediaplayer-migration/settings“/>       </component>     </component>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Migration-DisplayGroups“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-migration-displaygroups/microsoft-windows-migration-displaygroups/settings“/>     <component displayname=“Communications and Sync“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“communications_and_sync“>       <component displayname=“Windows Mail“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“communications_and_sync\windows_mail“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-WAB“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-wab/microsoft-windows-wab/settings“/>… Read more

Understanding what the USMT 4.0 CONFIG manifests migrate (Part 13: Vista Section D)

This part covers the following config.xml components for Windows Vista: ————————————————————————————————–     <component displayname=“Sound and Speech Recognition“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“sound_and_speech_recognition“>       <component displayname=“Speech Recognition“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“sound_and_speech_recognition\speech_recognition“>         <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-SpeechCommon“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-speechcommon/microsoft-windows-speechcommon/settings“/>       </component>     </component>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-shmig“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-shmig/microsoft-windows-shmig/settings“/>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Rasppp“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasppp/microsoft-windows-rasppp/settings“/>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-RasmanService“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rasmanservice/microsoft-windows-rasmanservice/settings“/>     <component displayname=“Microsoft-Windows-Rights-Management-Client-v1-API“ migrate=“yes“ ID=“http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/cmi/microsoft-windows-rights-management-client-v1-api/microsoft-windows-rights-management-client-v1-api/settings“/>    … Read more