1. How to Deploy Windows 10 Default Taskbar Settings

    Published Feb 21, 2018.

    Windows 10 adds quite a few default buttons to the taskbar. Most of my users don't need or want them, so I've taken to hiding them by default. I don't want to use Group Policy for this, as I want users to be able to change it if they want …

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  2. How to Deploy Firefox with Bookmarks and Addons

    Published Dec 07, 2017.

    Unlike Chrome, managing Firefox is a bit of a pain. However, I can't bring myself to pull it from our system images. I like Firefox! Documentation floating around the web is a mix of old, wrong, or doesn't fit my goals. I want to:

    • Bundle company bookmarks
    • Set some settings …
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  3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redist Broken After Windows 10 1607 Upgrade

    Published Sep 20, 2016.

    I've been deploying the Windows 10 build 1607 feature upgrade (also known as the Anniversary Update) via WSUS to a test lab at work. The machines are upgrading from 1511. Today I was informed that Autodesk 3ds Max & AutoCad would not launch on those machines. 3dsmax.exe gave an error: "The procedure entry point __crtCreateSymbolicLinkW could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSVCP110.dll."

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