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Show hidden hidden devices in device manager

Back in the "old" days there was a registry setting to show all hidden devices in device manager [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment] Just add "DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES" as a REG_SZ (String Value) with valuve 1 You have to use this to show devices that was not shown even after turning the "View - Show Hidden Devices" on. So no, its not a typo in the title, its to show hidden hidden devices Yesterday I got a great tips, that makes it posible to do the same thing with out addning registry setings. How to use it can be found at this Microsoft articel here

Music weekly #2 Mike Oldfield, The Doors and Screaming Pigs

Second entry in the Music weekly post series, added late on the sunday, but I made it.

Mike Oldfield have done alot of great music, but he also like to play around with it. One of my favorites by Mike Oldfield are one of his stranges songs. Just listen to the lyric.

Mike Oldfield - Altered State Spotify link
Mike Oldfield - Altered State Youtube link

Windows 8 and application compatibility

Sitting and playing with a Fujitsu q550 tablet and have had some driver issues.
But in Windows Explorer you have know this cool buttons:

I managed to get in drivers app by using the "Troubleshoot compatiblity", some it automaticly fixed (even suggested it when the installation failed) and some it tried to use the XP settings, but it need to bee Windows 7.

Music weekly #1 Fish, Marillion and something weird

Starting a new weekly blog posting this week. Will share my week's musical highlights, lowlights and maybe nolights.
Will of course dedicate the first entry to Fish the Scotish poet with a stage present that encapsulate his audience with his combination of charm, golden tonge and his own blend of
seriousness and humor. For Wikipedia info go here
Sadly there is not enough songs on Spofity from Fish but an always highlight is his song for the fans.

Fish - The Company Spofity link
Fish - The Company YouTube link

And some fun stuff, Fish (during his Marillion years) with Queen

Can not forget his Marillion years so here you have
Marillion - The Singles '82-'88 Spotify Link
Marillion - Kayleigh  Original video on YouTube, just because its the most know song

The man can sing loves songs with feelings
Well Olav, there is only highlights here what about lowlights/nolights.
This "artist" deserve respect, and have humor and self-ironi. I am no fan of his space adventure (does …

Linux running on Hyper-V

A great news for people wanting to run Hyper-V but have problems setting up the Linux integration components on there linux VM's. Micosoft have been working hard after the code intended to ble implimentet into the kernel back in 2009 was rejected and have now been accepted into the next kernel version.

The changes will be availabe in Linux kernel 3.0.0 and will be a major step in making Hyper-V the best choice for virtualization undependent on what you want to virtualize.

More details can be found on David A. Wheeler's Blog here

NIC 2012 Speaking engagement

In january I will be speaking on the Nordic Infrastucture Conferense in Oslo. For more info about the conference you can visit

The list of speakers are impressiv and contains some of the best speakers world wide and on all your favorite Microsoft technologies ranging from powershell to the cloud.

For a list of speaker syou can go here

My topic this time are on management and SCOM 2012

Hope to see you there!

Nordic Infrastructure Conferense

MDT 2012 Beta 2

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

Now available: MDT 2012 Beta 2

Reliable and flexible OS deployment-now with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Welcome to the MDT Beta program! As an MDT Beta program member you have the opportunity to test-drive the next version of MDT-version 2012!

Download MDT 2012 Beta 2 now!

Beta 2 of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download! New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever! For System Center Configuration Manager customers, MDT 2012 Beta 2 provides an improved, extensible wizard and designer for customizing deployment questions. MDT 2012 fully leverages the capabilities provided by System Center Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment. MDT 2012 integrates with configuration templates from the Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool to ensure a secure Windows installation from the beginning of the deployment. Download the latest version of …

The hunt for EventID's

What should you look for when you go into the even viewer in Windows?
Is there any events that are more important that others?

Of course but its not just easy to know what you should be looking for, going to this site and you will have a better overview of what EventID there is.
A little list over important security related events

EventID - Event
  4782    - The password hash an account was accessed
  4720    - A user account was created
  4722    - A user account was enabled
  4740    - A user account was locked out
  4625    - An account failed to log on
  4649    - A replay attack was detected
  4728    - A member was added to a security-enabled global group

Free ISCSI Target from Microsoft

Microsoft have made the Iscsi Software Target available for public download. So if you have a Windows Server 2008 R2 you can use it as a NAS device. Not recommended for big solutions, but perfect for test/demo and small companies/ branch offices. It's real perfect for testing out clustering featues, like Hyper-v, Exchange and so on.

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a computer running Windows Server into a storage device which provides shared block storage. You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following:

Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high availability and live migration Consolidate storage for multiple application servers (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server or Hyper-V) Provide shared storage for applications hosted on a Windows failover cluster Enable diskless computers to boot remotely from a single operating system image usi…

Strange Referring Site :-)

Just watched statistics about where my readers are coming in from, and I think one of the users that was referred might feel tricked :-)

Or maybe (s)he has a realy weird fetish, until now not know by the medical socity.
Lets call it Geekophil, a none techincal person with only enough computer knowledge too browse porn site, with a craving to read technical content while... Well, lets us just stop there. 

Great Data Protection Manager Bare Metal Recovery Guide

Twitter is a great media, you get lots of info, tips and like in this case a guide.
This bare metal recovery guide are easy and well explained, so I recommend it for anybody using Scdpm and haven't berformed a bare metal recovery yet, or if yo want to understand the product better.