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#1 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:46 AM

Not sure if this has been mentioned before but here goes.

While adding a machine with Windows8 to the domain, it had already been setup(TEsted) by some one else, what i noticed was that the "My Computer" metro tile (Short Cut) keeps the old name of the computer. Now i have a GPO set to rename the computer everytime the user logs on(Easy for diagnosing which machine they are on) but when you pin the "My Computer" to start again, it still uses the original name from when the computer was first booted.

 

Anyway else seen or had this issue? Im goign to dig through the registry and see what i can find.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

The fix is to stop using Metro, and block users from even using it.  That is how you fix this problem the easy way.  It does help to know what you are using for your Domain Server with Windows 8.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:23 PM



The fix is to stop using Metro, and block users from even using it.  That is how you fix this problem the easy way.  It does help to know what you are using for your Domain Server with Windows 8.

 

Why would i want my end users to stop using Metro? I think its an awsome way to interact with windows in order to start an application.

If people actually spent the time to learn the NEW operating system then i am sure they too would stop being stuck in the old days, i mean come on whats microsoft meant to do? if they made it the same as Windows 7 people would complain they did nothing and it looks the same LOL. Its a 20/20.

I hated Windows 8 at first, absolutley hated it and then i got a tablet givin to me to test before we deployed a few and i did some reading, found out some tips and learnt trhe new explorer and tested soem GPO compadability's and secpol.msc testing as well..

 

 

This all ties to the key (Computer) being the default name on this particular machine. Even if i change the key value by ownership i noticed it still has to be cached some where else because a new user still gets the old name when pinning a shortcut to Metro. So any other suggestios Greg or is this a little over your head mate?

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]

@="Computer"

"InfoTip"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\

  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\

  00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\

  2d,00,32,00,32,00,39,00,31,00,33,00,00,00

"LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\

  6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,\

  00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,\

  2c,00,2d,00,39,00,32,00,31,00,36,00,00,00

The servers are Windows 2008 R2, the only servers i will be having on my network as Windows 2012 is just pathetic and doesnt bring much to the table.

I will agree on not having any metro theme on a  server, its for administering and not facebook and social netwoking. They made a very big mistake there.

(I soley manage over 100 nodes and end users, all use different technologies/applicatiosn and mobile devices. I am the only SysAmin on the entire network managing 15 + servers + Unix machines)



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:00 AM

Metro was meant to be used for a Touch interface, not for replacement of the conventional desktop.  Yes there are bugs in the coding of the tiles,  Is Microsoft going to fix it, probably not.  There should be no need to use Metro in a work environment (talked about heavily before 8 came out, in various Round Table discussions).  Even on Server 2012, there is no need for Metro, or even a Gui.

 

Why Microsoft wants to reinvent the wheel, who knows.  Now what you can try is Stardock Software's Metromix and see if you can run tiles from within the desktop with no problem.  Stardock is going to be easier to work with, in getting what you want done, then trying to get Microsoft to listen.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

Yeh i know what you are saying mate but actually happen to like Metro after learnign how to use it (With a positive attitude this time), i find once its set up, it is actually very fast at launching applications.

I do hate not having access to all of the "All porgrams" menu because when you write plugins or scripts for certain products such as Microsft Office you cannot find the mcrosoft office tools, for say creating signatures for VBA scripts. Its the little things like that which annoy me but i know where everything else is anyway.

 

I see where MS are going with Metro but what they needed to do was give the option to install a Tabelt edition or Desktop edition of Windows 8. Personally i dont use any Metro applications, it is merley a junction point for me to launch a applications. I ahve also tried the optinal start menue applciations and did enjoy them at first but i felt i needed to actually spend the time applying my self to the "New" way of doing things on a  desktop and tablet.

 

Anyway, back to the grind (Autodesk deployment YAY fun) NOT!(Borat Voice)



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

Just wanted to add that I found an alternative to the All Programs menu- Just hit Search on the Charms bar. Before you enter anything in the search box, All your installed programs will appear on the left side of the screen. Config apps and especially the Office Tools app will be listed.

I do hate not having access to all of the "All porgrams" menu because when you write plugins or scripts for certain products such as Microsft Office you cannot find the mcrosoft office tools, for say creating signatures for VBA scripts. Its the little things like that which annoy me but i know where everything else is anyway.






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