Add Network Printers to all Users in XP

Add Network Printers to all Users in XP

In Windows XP, local printers can be setup for one user and from that point on they are available to anyone else that logs in. Network printers don’t behave in this way. XP wants networked printers to be added to each individual account. This is normally handled by policies in Exchange but what if you [...]

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

UPDATE 2: Apple came out and replaced the LCD screen and the vertical sync cable. After two hours, the problem re-appeared. Apple is now going to replace the whole iMac. UPDATE: On the fifth day now and the iMac running XP is starting to flicker. I was wrong in believing this was a software issue. [...]

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

27″ iMac has no audio in XP

I found a strange issue with the 27″ iMac, XP and Bootcamp 3.0. There is no sound coming out of the iMac’s internal speakers while in XP. The solution is to open Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel. Goto the Audio tab and select Cirrus Logic HD Audio, from the pulldown for Sound [...]

Image XP from a PC to a Mac

Image XP from a PC to a Mac

When someone wants to get rid of that old clunky Dell and move to a nice Apple machine like an iMac, you know they like the hardware. The problem is, how do you get their XP installation imaged over to a Mac? This is the way I do it and while the theory is the [...]

Does Windows Identify Your Little Keyboard?

Does Windows Identify Your Little Keyboard?

Before you deploy your brand new iMacs loaded with Windows, make sure Windows identifies that puny keyboard that comes with the iMacs by default. We recently deployed 50 iMacs that were imaged from a machine that had the traditional large Apple keyboard attached. When Windows came up while the small keyboards were attached, we couldn’t [...]

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

In order to multicast our restore, we need to embed the Windows image inside our OS X image. To accomplish this, create an image of your syspreped XP partition using Winclone. At the time of this writing, you couldn’t download Winclone from their site so I had to Google for a download link. I have [...]

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