Internet Explorer 8, Temporary Internet Files and Roaming Profiles don’t mix!

Think I’ve finally solved a problem that’s been bugging me for months. Was experiencing an issue whereby roaming users were finding that IE kept freezing or locking up a few seconds into loading. It was definitely user-based as I could log on with a different (local profiled) user and not experience any problems.

Turns out there’s an issue which I wasn’t aware of with roaming profiles and IE temp files. This would explain why deleting the user profile and data would temporarilly fix the problem until the temp internet files file grew again.

It’s a really simple fix: in Tools -> Internet Options, go to Advanced tab, scroll to Security and tick “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed”. I’m hoping this will also fix a long log-off time too where I’m guessing it was having problems syncing the temp internet files.

More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/185255

Keeping my fingers crossed. Just need to find out how to deploy this setting via group policy now.

SharePoint Woes

Been tinkering around with a new SharePoint installation today on a single machine using Virtual PC.

Came across two very useful guides which refreshed my memory:

First one is more of a how-to guide on single virtual machine installs:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/martinkearn/archive/2007/03/28/how-to-install-sharepoint-server-2007-on-a-single-machine.aspx

Second solved an annoying 401 error after setting it all up involving a loopback issue that needs disabling in the registry:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointgeneral/thread/37045920-2bd3-4804-b71f-a55d3d36b97f/

Hope you find them as useful as I did. If nothing else, this post will jog my memory for next time..

A path to publishing

I’ve created a couple of new pages on this site which will host a show-reel from video productions I’ve produced, filmed and edited over the years. I’ve already put a couple of videos on there now of the two Lindsey Lodge Hospice Sleepwalk charity events that I’ve covered in recent years.

Secondly, I’ve added a page for Research and Publications which will host essays and research from my bachelors degree course and anything else academic that I may be lucky enough to be involved with in future. The aim is to get something published in a journal in future, not to bore you to death with poor quality essays but I’ve got to start somewhere! Who knows, you might find some of it insightful or even useful. If you do find my work useful then please credit me in your citation.

Decision Made

Well, after a lot of thought I’ve finally decided to “bite the bullet” and set up my own blog. Over time I’ll be publishing essays, research, interesting articles I come across on the internet and anything else I think people may wish to read about. I won’t be offended if you don’t like something. That’s down to you.

Basically, if you’re interested in society, education, politics or technology then hopefully you’ll find what I put on here of some use to you.