It seems that the more people I support that have migrated to Windows 10, the more I start to hate Windows 10. I have had more complaints that Windows boots up to a blue screen. In every case, these computers started off with Windows 7 Professional and were upgraded to Windows 10 Professional. After doing many hours of troubleshooting, it appears that the Boot Configuration becomes corrupted. I believe the issue stems from how the OS gets upgraded.

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Today is the big day. Windows 10 is supposed to be released today, and I wanted to share my journey of upgrading my Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Professional. This system is not connected to a domain, but I will document any changes, if there are any, to systems connected to a domain.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to select users of Windows 7 and 8.1 starting July 29, 2015. This free option will only be available for 1 year. Microsoft has posted a listing of their minimum requirements for upgrade here (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications)

Content Management System (CMS) is a dynamic way of displaying content onto a web page. It is a necessity for sites that will need constant updating because it keeps the content separate form the programming. The benefit to having a website created using CMS is that it saves on time when content needs to be corrected or changed because none of the core coding needs to be touched.

Dynamic websites: (usually created using a CMS) are more efficient and can be easily maintained and expand. These websites content is stored in a database and is displayed or changed frequently and automatically. Dynamic websites typically involve a template and a database creation with little design needed for content.

Static websites: usually display the same information to all visitors and are best to provide consistent, standard information for an extended period of time. Updates require a manual process to edit the text, photos and other content. Static sites require basic website design skills and software.

Common CMS

There are a variety of CMS's available to choose from, some of which are free and open source. Information about them are scattered through out the web, along with their strengths and weaknesses. Many of them have specific server or hosting requirements along with varying security features, so make sure that you find the one that best fits your specific need and or application.

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The intent of this document is not to replace Adobe’s Administration Guide (http://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/aip.html), but instead be a “cheat sheet” of how I would deploy Adobe Reader via Group Policy.

In order to deploy Adobe Reader an Adminitrative Installation Point (AIP) needs to be created. The AIP is best if you need to administer multiple computers, because it allows you to create a standalone installer, that includes all the patches up to the current version. The Windows Installer allows applications to run directly from a network share, without the need for a local copy. They support patches (.msp files) and customizations of packages through transforms (.mst files) of a package's relational database.




 

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