Active Directory Users and Computers Tip (View > Advanced Features)

When using the ADUC console select View > Advanced Features. Once selected, hidden containers, tabs and attributes can be seen when selecting an objects properties. Most useful is the ‘Object’ tab which allows the ‘Protect Object from Accidental Deletion’ flag to be set but also displays the displays the full path of the object which can be useful when locating Computers in the AD.

Object Tab

Microsoft Removes Hardware Virtualization Requirement from XP Mode

Nearly missed this. The news is a few weeks old but here goes:

From Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite Blog 18/3/10

Although I’m pretty sure it’s Windows Virtual PC that had required hardware virtualization support, and not XP Mode. XP Mode, of course, requires Windows Virtual PC and Windows 7 Professional or higher. Anyway, semantics aside, here’s the news from Microsoft:

We’re announcing an update to Windows XP Mode today that will make it a more accessible to PCs in small and midsize businesses who want to migrate to Windows 7 Professional but have applications that still require Windows XP. Windows XP Mode will no longer require hardware virtualization technology to run. This change makes it extremely easy for businesses to use Windows XP Mode to address any application incompatibility roadblocks they might have in migrating to Windows 7. Windows XP Mode will of course continue to use hardware virtualization technology such as Intel VT (Intel Virtualization Technology) or AMD-V if available. You can find more information here