Since quite some time Office has a AutoRecover feature which saves your documents every couple minutes. A super handy function to prevent you from losing a lot of work. By default Office saves an AutoRecover file every 10 minutes, for example in Word this is the default location : %AppData%\Microsoft\Word. In an enterprise environment however, the AutoRecover file location is often adjusted. For example it’s redirect to the users homedrive, in my case “H:\My Documents\AutoRecover”.Read More →
Prior to Windows 10 (build 1607) Sticky Notes was a “Desktop App”, for which it was quite easy to roam all user settings and notes. But since the Windows 10 anniversary update Sticky Notes is available as a “Windows App” (Universal App). This creates a new challenge.
We have to make sure that Sticky Notes settings and notes, which a created by the users are being roamed. In case that roaming profiles are being used, this won’t be very challenging, because the whole user profile will be stored soon as an user logs off. However when local or mandatory profiles are used, in combination with a Zero Profile technology, like the technology offered by Ivanti Workspace Control (formerly RES Workspace Manager), some challenges lie ahead.
Last week I upgraded our production XenMobile environment to version 8.7, after which I wanted to enroll a Windows 8.1 RT. Unfortunately there is no Worx Home application in the Windows Store, nor does Citrix offer a WorxMail of WorxWeb client. The Windows 8.1 enroll process is slightly different than a iOS of Android device and can be found in the eDocs. Ok, let’s enroll a Windows 8.1 RT and let us see what we can do with it.
Click “Settings” Click “Change PC Settings”
Recently one of our customers migrated from an environment with several print queue’s to a centralized solution using ‘follow me printing’. Over time several users started complaining that their print jobs were not being displayed when the logged on to the printer.Instead other print jobs were visible. The problem was very inconsistent and difficult to reproduce.
In the knowledgebase of Microsoft we found an article what seemed to be our problem:
Unfortunately we were already running Windows 2008 R2, in which the problem should have been solved.
This morning I was confronted with an email from the service desk because the Wi-Fi BYOD network authentication had been changed. All existing accounts were removed and BYOD users had to apply for a new user account. I created a new user account and tried connecting to the existing WiFi BYOD network. Windows 8 detected my old username/password were not valided and requested the new password. Unfortunattely not only my password, but also my username had been changed.
For some reason it’s not possible to delete the username of WiFI Profile from within the GUI in Windows 8 anymore. Luckily there are several other alternatives to delete or manage an existing WiFi profile. Read More →