AppSense Environment Manager can help you migrate an XP User to Windows 7 very easily and seemlessly. For various reasons, partly due to how our desktop estate was configured horribly historically,  we decided to export our Windows XP users “Vital” settings using a simple script. We have to visit each user anyway to give them new hardware and because we are very customer centric we give them about half an hour overview on their new Windows 7 PC…because we care 🙂

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Ok, so normally I research things to the point of infinite boredom but today I took an unexpectedly different approach to Windows 8. I thought, come on, lets just do it.

Windows 8 - Here we come

Obviously all my data was backed up to an external disk so for the first time ever I decided to trust Microsoft and just go for it and do an in-place upgrade.

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Ok, let the head scratching begin. Seriously, get your finger nails sharpened cause the head scratching is about to get good. Let me frame the story..

Some very nice people at AppSense helped us with our initial EM policy a good while ago now. Our policy has since had more makeovers than a channel 4 house mum but the original ground work was good. We were doing some clever things to get the User Pinned Start Menu and Task-bar items to follow the user. Basically hiving in/out some reg keys and doing some folder synchronization at login/logoff. Continue reading “Migrating Desktop Settings from Policy into the AppSense EM Database” »

Fairly basic thing right? Right! Open a web browser and point it to the IP Address of your Mitel 3300. Depending on the version you are running (because this route has change a few times between the MCD versions you want to find “Maintenance Commands”.

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