Windows 10 – Create File Folder shortcuts to network location

To create Shortcuts to network locations directly under This PC in Explorer follow the below steps. To get the folders under This PC go to: “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts” Create the new folder (for example xyz) Put the following in desktop.ini in the new folder [.ShellClassInfo] CLSID2={0AFACED1-E828-11D1-9187-B532F1E9575D} Flags=2 Create a shortcut named target.lnk in the folder pointing to the desired destination folder.… Read more →

Windows 10 – Hide 6 extra Folders in Explorer

You need to change the value of “ThisPCPolicy” to “Hide” for all 6 folders CLSID in Registry and they will immediately disappear from “This PC” window. If you also want to remove those extra and annoying 6 folders from Windows 10 “This PC” window, check out following simple steps: 1. Press WIN+R keys together to open RUN dialog box. You… Read more →

Windows 10 – ADK and Configuration Manager

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10 is now officially available on the Microsoft Hardware Dev Center. (The page also includes other Windows kits; remember for deployment you only need the Windows ADK for Windows 10.) If you are using either System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 (which I’ll now… Read more →

Using the Lync Logging Tool

This article will mainly serve as a field-reference in which customers can use to follow specific steps to capture SIP diagnostic logging and properly package it for review by anyone other than Microsoft’s Product Support team. Although there are already a number of how-to articles on using the native logging tools for OCS and Lync Server most cover just the… Read more →

How to find a Hostname for an IP Address

Click the Windows Start button, then “All Programs” and “Accessories.” Right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as Administrator.” Type “nbtstat -A %ipaddress%” at the command prompt in the black window that opens, substituting the IP address for “%ipaddress%“ Review the results and find the NETBIOS table. Locate a row where the type is “UNIQUE” and find the hostname of… Read more →