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How do I transfer a Windows XP/Vista/7 partition into Xen?

Good morning Server Fault, I have several hard disks with installations of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. I do not want to (or rather can no longer) reinstall these Windows installations so I want to ...
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windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share [closed]

I have a win xp Home computer that needs to be able to access a share on windows vista on a wired network. it almost never works. accessing the vista machine share via newer computers is never a ...
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1answer
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Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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1answer
135 views

Alternatives to Login Script used to Launch application

I'm a software developer who has been tasked with finding a systems admin solution, so I am out of my depth here. We have a little 100k application which sits on a share drive and is launched by a ...
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2answers
375 views

Can't Ping - Wireless network of home [closed]

This may seem like other ping problem, but I have tried a lot before posting it here. I have a linksys WRT54G - firmware v8.00.8. I have two laptops one windows vista (192.168.1.99) and Windows Xp ...
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2answers
215 views

HOw to give static ip to router from window XP LAN

I have the USB modem internet connection. I am using ICS sharing in XP to share my internet connection. ON window XP LAN i have set up the LAN IP as 192.168.137.1 255.255.255.0 Now i have joined ...
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4answers
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Windows Server 2008 (sp2) stops responding on network share requests from Windows Vista and 7 clients

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines (TFS and TFSBUILD). Periodically, the TFSBUILD server shares (\TFSBUILD\ShareName or \TFSBUILD\C$) become unresponsive to requests from Windows Vista ...
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1answer
642 views

Are “private” folders possible with folder redirection and offline files synchronization?

I'm considering using offline folder synchronization with folder redirection using Server 2008 + Windows XP & Vista clients. Currently I'm not using redirection at all. Every user has a personal ...
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2answers
96 views

Automating installation of multiple windows variants

I posted this on stackoverflow but was told that this is a more appropriate forum for this kind of question. I have a situation where I need to test some stuff (hardware) on multiple operating ...
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2answers
818 views

Disable (disconnect from) WiFi on XP/Vista when cable is connected

We have a problem in office when a user connects to our LAN without disconnecting from WiFi network he was previously on (a free WiFi provided by building owners). At a minimum, firewall log entries ...
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2answers
776 views

DNS servers not assigned by DHCP

I got working domain with DHCP, DNS servers installed and firewall ZyWall 5 which resolves names to internet. In DHCP server configuration I've set also static IP address of server as a primary DNS ...
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3answers
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How to rename multiple computers in a domain

I've inherited this stupid name convention: COMPANYNAME-CITY20090724 or COMPANYNAME-CITY-JOHN It doesn't tell me anything about the location (floor, department). John left the company months ago. ...
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8answers
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Is XP Home Edition good enough?

We (a small company) have just bought a couple of HP Minis for mail/web/office tools. The HP minis were preinstalled with XP Home Edition, and we are considering XP Professional or Vista Business. Do ...
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2answers
5k views

How can I script schtasks so it doesn't need a password?

I'm trying to install some software using a batch script and using schtasks to start a service every day at midnight. The script works fine, but it prompts for a password, which causes the script to ...
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1answer
446 views

What is the Vista equivalent of XP's 'at' command?

I'm trying to automate some jobs and am using the 'at' command on Windows XP. However, Vista doesn't have this. What do I use instead? It needs to be usable from a batch script as well.
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8answers
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Benefits of “System Restore” feature?

Do you have "System Restore" feature enabled on your computers? Few years ago I had bad experience with System Restore on Windows XP and after that I disabled it. I never missed it. On Vista ...
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2answers
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poolmon.exe: 32bit versions

I am debugging a leak using poolmon.exe. I have 2 versions, one from xp install disk, one from a Win2003 kit. Some of the Microsoft documentation mentions options that my poolmon(s) do not support ...
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2answers
716 views

What Performance Object in Performance Monitor will show Split IO/sec for USB flash drives?

I'm using a Windows XP desktop to test the I/O for a 4GB USB flash drive. I would like to use Performance Monitor to capture the statistics of the test, but neither the Physical Disk or the Logical ...
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6answers
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Windows: what is the difference between DEP always on and DEP opt-out with no exceptions?

What is the difference between DEP always on ("/NoExecute=AlwaysOn" in boot.ini) and DEP opt-out ( "/NoExecute=OptOut" in boot.ini) with no exceptions? "no exceptions" = empty list of programs for ...
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8answers
5k views

finding user's documents folder in .bat script

What is the best way to find a user's Documents folder on XP and Vista from a batch script? Is it safe to assume that it's %USERPROFILE%\Documents?
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1answer
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Windows Vista profile gotchas?

We have a large network using a standard XP centrally managed configuration. We have a small number of users who need a 64 bit desktop OS for memory reasons. If we give them Windows Vista machines is ...
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3answers
177 views

Limiting Active Directory logons on a particular machine

My university is switching from a Novell based logon system to Active Directory. One of the 'features' IT is advertising is the ability for any user to log onto any machine. This is fine for ...
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3answers
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Tool to Show Real Time Disk Usage in Windows (XP, Vista) [closed]

If you run Task Manager (or Process Explorer) and minimise it, it puts an icon in the icon tray which shows current processor usage as a little bar graph. I would like to find a similar tool which ...