Articles on the Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) sometimes contain pretty straightforward solutions, such as changing a single value in the registry or running a simple command. They are often so simple that I always wondered why Windows could not just fix it for you, saving you the hassle of finding out what the solution is in the first place! Well, it seems that my thoughts are now being auto-magically implemented somewhat on select KB articles!
Just look for the “Fix it” badge on the article to see if there is an auto-fix available.
More details are on the blog: http://blogs.technet.com/fixit4me/default.aspx
I didn’t even know that this blog existed until I got an e-mail internally about it the other day. It is a great idea, and something that has always bugged me because it has always been such an obvious thing that Microsoft should be doing.