Tips and Tricks

Howto create a Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 Mandatory Profile

imageIn this blog post I’m trying to explain how-to create a mandatory profile for Server 2012 and Windows 8. This is only for a clean windows installation. The Microsoft best practices are saying that you need to update the Mandatory profile after each software installation/update on the system. The Test User First we create a user named: Manny. This user is used to create the profile. You can name it any way you want. Don’t give it any profile. You can create a local user, but my test machine is also a domain controller, so I only can create an AD user. (more…)

By Jeroen, ago
Tips and Tricks

Howto Reduce The WinSxS Folder in Windows 7

In this blogpost I will describe how to reduce the WinSxS folder in the Windows folder after installing SP1. All superseded files are removed. And you cannot uninstall SP1 anymore. To know what the WinSxS folder is, read this blogpost of Joseph Conway.

First off all, how big is my WinSxS folder? Right click on it says around 9GB.

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But it contains hardlinks, so how big is it for real?? Download ctTrueSize. Run: ctts C:\Windows\WinSxS

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9,35GB - 1,04GB = 8,30GB

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By Jeroen, ago