Vista RTM has been released without support for Bluetooth (BT) headset devices – at least this is what I know and my Motorola BT headset was not properly installed with Vista. This is a little odd as in some earlier beta and RC this option was available. Yesterday one of my friends from our Microsoft sub … Continue reading "Vista and Bluetooth headset devices"
I wrote some time ago about problems with USB drivers (but not only USB) which are not recognized by Vista (or to be more specific drivers for these devices can't be found). As a quick solution I found out that in most cases pointing driver wizard to %systemroot%\system32 is enough to make it work. Naresh … Continue reading "Vista and device drivers once again"
Generally speaking I like Vista. I think that as a system for my main laptop machine it works really OK. I haven’t any hardware or BSOD problems till now (except problem with connecting my Canon SLR camera – BTW Canon has released updated drivers for Vista), maybe I was just lucky. However from time to … Continue reading "Vista and problem with storage devices connected through USB"
I'm owner of Canon 350D digital SLR which I think is good for me as for average photographer. For some time I wasn't able to download photos made with it on my Vista enabled laptop. Every time I've connected my camera to Vista I've got this nice information that this device isn't supported and I … Continue reading "Vista and Canon 350D"
New KB article 932862 was published yesterday to discuss issues which may occur after applying BitLocker schema extensions in Active Directory forest under some conditions. As this KB states: (…) This problem occurs if the following conditions are true: • The Active Directory domain that includes the BitLocker Drive Encryption schema updates contains Windows Server … Continue reading "Error after applying BitLocker schema extensions"
Are You using some methods of securing data on Yours laptop hard drive? EFS anyone? I'm curious how many of readers are using TrueCrypt? Until today I've used TrueCrypt as a solution for secure file storing on my laptop machine. TrueCrypt is really cool tool. It gives You good usability, strong encryption and ability to … Continue reading "BitLocker(ed)"
Mark Russinovich (well known as founder of Sysinternals and author of tools like Process Explorer, Regmon, Filemon and many more … ), now Technical Fellow at Microsoft, is writing in last Technet Magazine about Vista's kernel. As this article has "Part 1" in its title we can expect more interesting stuff in next issues of … Continue reading "Mark is writing about Vista's kernel"
Quick info – Ryan Dunn shows on his blog how to get ADAM running on Vista machine. Nice tip for all people who gave a try to Vista.
New Knowledge Base article KB 930056 was published on 23 December, and it describes procedure which allows Windows Server admin pack tool to be installed and used on Windows Vista. As this procedure was around for a while on lists and newsgroups it's nice to have it as a new and shiny KB article :).
Kim Camreon posted lately link to Kevin Miller's blog who wrote FireFox plugin for CardSpace. CardSpace (InfoCards) is Windows implementation for user centric identity idea. To use CardSpace as authentication factor in the Internet Your browser has to support it with selector component. Till this moment selector was only available for Internet Explorer, now we can … Continue reading "FireFox and CardSpace (InfoCards)"