SOLVED: There is no software installation data object in the Active Directory

The “There is no software installation data object in the Active Directory” error appeared when I was attempting to add a new software package to a Windows 2008 R2 software deployment group policy but I believe it would be the same in Windows Server 2013.  This was an odd one, but easy to fix none the less. I read a number of blogs indicating that the solution was to add DOMAIN COMPUTERS with FULL CONTROL…

SOLVED: UltraVNC Can’t Send CONTROL ALT DEL on Windows 7 64bit or Server 2008 R2 and Screen Refresh Issues

UPDATE: Note that I have given up on UltraVNC and gone to RealVNC because it supports 4 monitors (and I find TightVNC just too slow when the screens are busy).  Pay the $30 for the Personal version and save the time. BACKGROUND: Sooo, I needed a fast VNC that would support multiple monitors so I can run some digital signage and digital artwork remotely on Win 7 64 Bit.  Previously I had used the standard…

How To Disable UAC Elevation Prompt for Point and Print Printer Driver Installs By Restricted Users on Windows 7

By Ian Matthews  – September 13, 2010 BRIEF HISTORY: Under XP there was limited security on print driver installation by restricted users.  Under Vista there were serious limitations put on Restricted Users which you could resolve easily via Group Policy.  Under Windows 7, the same restriction applied but the security was moved from USER SETTINGS to COMPUTER SETTINGS.  This is a pain in the butt to figure out. GROUP POLICY: To have Group Policy manage printers…