Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Telemetry Updates (Diagnostic Tracking)

Hi again, Dorian from the Emea Networking Team again, blogging about a hot toppic called "Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Telemetry Updates (Diagnostic Tracking)". In the latest time we have seen multiple service requests where customers are inquiring about how to turn this off. This article does address the supported way of turning…


Telephony (Tapi) Country List workaround for Windows 7 64 Bit OS

Hi, Dorian again here with another post regarding how to simply add the Country List in the 32 Bit Registry Hive on Windows 7 64 Bit Operation System. The list will be used by 32 Bit Applications that are installed on a 64 Bit OS. This should work on Windows 8 64 Bit OS as…


Web client does not use stored credentials when using Basic Authentication

Hi  if you wondered why you always get a Credential Prompt when connecting to a SharePoint Site using Basic Authentication, here is the explanation why. consider the following scenario:   On a Windows 7 Client you map a Network Drive to a SharePoint site using the assistant:    you will get the first credential Prompt…


Using Offline Files on DFS Shares / all shares are going offline!

What happend? You only made 1 DFS Target available offline, but all of the shares are offline when Slow Link is detected or the File Server is down. Consider the following Scenario: You configured a DFS Root in the \\Domain\Public the Targets are: Offline on the File Server \\Server_1;Nosync on the File Server \\Server_2;…


Arguments against disabling IPv6

Hello! Dorian again with a blog article regarding IPv6. The main background of writing this blog post is that until now best practice says “If you aren’t using it, disable it!” or our customers see lots of talk on message boards saying “Your Internet is slow? Disable IPv6! That’ll fix it!” and they develop the wrong idea…


Which minimum Share & NTFS permissions do you need for the use of Offline Files and Folder Redirection in Windows 2008 / 2008 R2

In Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, as an administrator, you can share Folders which can be mapped as Network Drives on a Windows Vista or a Windows 7 Client. Also you can customize desktops by using Folder Redirection. Those mapped Drives you can make available offline by using the Offline Files…


TCP/IP Stack hardening in Operating Systems starting with Windows Vista

In Windows Server 2003 you could change the following TCP/IP parameters to harden the Stack against Syn Attacks. This protection has been accomplished by the TCP/IP stack in the following way by dropping new connection requests when the threshold values are met, regardless of how much system memory or CPU power available to the system….


How to schedule Synchronizations in Windows 7

Hi, After the introductory article to offline files synchronization, i will present now a step-by-step procedure to schedule a synchronization.   – In the Synchronization Manager, right click on Offline Files and select “Schedule for Offline Files”: – Select the offline files to synchronize: – Select “when an event occurs”: – Choose options that applies:…