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Windows 2008 R2 change "My Computer" to be %username% on %computername%

You cannot edit this as the administrator, (only trustedinstaller is given write access) so you must take ownership of the parent registry key/s first, then assign your accounts rights to write to the key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
@=”Computer”
“LocalizedString”=hex(2):25,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,61,00,6d,00,65,00,
25,00,20,00,6f,00,6e,00,20,00,25,00,63,00,6f,00,6d,00,70,00,75,00,74,00,65,
00,72,00,6e,00,61,00,6d,00,65,00,25,00,00,00

Add Desktop Shortcuts like "My computer" and "Network" for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 and in Remote Desktop

Add Desktop Shortcuts like “My computer” and “Network” for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerHideDesktopIconsNewStartPanel]

My Computer:{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D

Libraries: {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}

Control Panel: {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}

User Profile: {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}

Network: {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}

Windows Search: {9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}

Public Folder: {4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}

My Network Places: {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Internet Explorer: {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}

Appsense EM 8.2 Snippet (txt renamed to doc)

Windows_Desktop_ShowIcons_EM_Snippet_8.2.216.0

Automation of Font Installation Windows and XenApp

We Needed a process to automate the installation of non standard fonts for our XenApp Servers.

Whilst there are probably better ways to do this – here is our basic method to automate the installation of Fonts for Windows

  • Copy the specific fonts to the server locally > C:windowsfonts

Copy /Y C:masterFonts*.ttf C:windowsFonts
Copy /Y C:masterFonts*.fon C:windowsFonts
Copy /Y C:masterFonts*.otf C:windowsFonts

  • Run a regedit to register the font

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionFonts]
“Copperplate Gothic Thirty-One BC (TrueType)”=”cp31c___.ttf”
“MF Full Screen Font VGA.640×480.CP437.v1″=”Mfvga01.fon”