Monthly Archives: May 2012

Case of the Broken ‘DIR /s’ on Network Drives in Windows 8

On Windows 8 Consumer Preview I’ve been noticing the following cmd: dir *.* /s Works fine on local subdirectories, but not reliably on network drives, only scans the current directory, despite the /s You can see the broken example here, … Continue reading

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Case of the Missing ActiveX Control (DHTML Edit Control)

A customer was upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 64-bit. During application testing phase the following issue was found with their Lotus iNotes webmail. The place to type your email was filled with nothing but a little red cross, … Continue reading

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Don’t Use WScript To Launch Batch Files

I had a customer who was rolling out a new Anti-Virus product across tens of thousands of machines via the classic deployment tool ZenWorks 7. However the deployment success was quite low, around 80% success rate. Initial diagnostics by support … Continue reading

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