Multi-OEM/Retail Project {MRP} - Mk3

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  1. mxman2k

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    #5121 mxman2k, Jul 12, 2019
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    oops it looks like the error check has got a small cosmetic glitch :oops:

    There is no error as such, as the code would most likely be 0x00000000 for 'all OK' but Office errors codes are new to me and still a few codes to add into the database.

    As no numeric code is shown the error text line can be ignored. Will fix for next release, it's not a show stopper. :)

    ** Edit have now fixed the 'error' text ready for next release. **
     
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  4. mxman2k

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    MRP 115 has reached RC1 stage, finally :D

    Had to take a small break as a few personal health issues needed to be addressed, but have worked on the code as much as and when i could.

    The 'experimental' new option for the explorer's 'Group By' setting to 'None' seems to work OK, however the USER profile folders such as Documents/Downloads etc seem to be set as the 'Today/Yesterday' setting and won't change via a reg tweak. :g:

    But the majority of other normally created folders will be set as 'none'.

    Note that due to the nature of this setting any Windows Update could reset this back.

    As I am now back on track the release should be by the end of this weekend.

    Most work has been cosmetic really, although some new code has been added for the new 'Group By' option, which is a 'General OS' one, not just for Windows 10, plus other little bits here and there.
     
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  6. mxman2k

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    Interesting -- i have had a couple of Asus ATX, (not laptop), boards now that have had a MSDM for Home Editions but no brand name in the ACPI table, but it fully activated the OS. One had a Windows 8.1 Core the other for W10 Core/Home.

    The Asus Prime H270-Plus board i will be using for my new PC build does not have any MSDM, it does have a w7 SLIC added, not that i am bothered about the MSDM bit as i have already installed 7 Pro and upgraded to 10 Pro.:D
     
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  9. Carlos Detweiller

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    RA is there since XP, IIRC, did not use it a single time. :D

    Edit: QT 97.1 will be released also?
     
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    Windows's Remote Assistance (RA) - i tried a couple of times but it is very fussy. I always wondered if one day someone would manage to find a way to hack into it.

    SideNote:
    If the MRP option to disable the OS's RA is used, even if you re-tick the boxes in the 'System Properties > Remote' it will not connect due to the Windows firewall rule set.

    To properly revert it, the provided script called "AllowRemoteAssistanceConnections.cmd" within the folder 'Optional\Misc_ExtraScripts\General_All_Kernels' will correctly revert the setting back to OS default of ticked boxes and allowing connections again. Technically no reboot is required but if it not connect then try a reboot which should allow the OS to reset the settings.

    The RA disable option's code does not use any system policies just a few simple REG entries and a 'netsh advfirewall' command.

    Other News:
    QT 97.1 -- I most likely will release that too, i won't mark it 98.0 as no major extra bits done, only to clear up the glitch with the Office 'non-error' text so it not warrant the 98.0 title just yet. :D
     
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    After a few delays...

    MRP v115.0 Baseline and Query Tool v97.1 have been uploaded, 2nd post updated with new links, passwords and hashes.

    + Tidied up the headers so that less gaps are shown.

    + Some slight re-wording on some log entry text and moved some lines to new placements.

    + Added 'Howard Technology Solutions' brand, covers logo's/wallpaper etc.

    + Added two new 'General OS' options:
    1. Reset default explorer windows view to 'None' - this is experimental and a Windows Update could revert this back to 'Today/Yesterday' etc. Not all explorer windows will be set as 'None' due to some being USER profile folders ie Documents/Downloads etc.

    2. Disable OS Remote Assistance/Connections - this has been identified as a possible security risk and so i have added this option to disable the OS 'feature'. You can revert this if you require later via a script found within the 'Optional\Misc_ExtraScripts\General_All_Kernels' folder. This should not affect any 3rd party programs such as Teamviewer etc.

    + Updated the Config Creator v20.0 with the new 'Howard' brand name and the two new options, also re-worded some of the 'tool tips' and other descriptions within the Creator program.

    + Code optmizations also done to tidy things up internally.
    Interim update.

    + Hopefully fixed the cosmetic glitch when Office is activated and using KMS it would say that 'The error text is not in database' or similar.

    + A few small internal code tweaks.
    Fingers crossed no major gremlins sneaked in! :D
     
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  13. mxman2k

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    Started on next MRP code -- at present it is 115.1.BT1 :)

    If all goes well and testing of the code works then there may be two new options. :eek:

    Will give more details later as it is very early days yet... It not even show the state in the project.log as not wrote that bit in :D:D
     
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