Windows XP Service Pack 3 is the most recent, and final Service Pack released for Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. It was only released for 32 bit versions. It went RTM on April 21, 2008, and to the public on May 6, 2008. It is an especially important Service Pack and is a requirement for ...

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How to authorize standard users to install drivers on Windows XP

I'm currently looking for a way to autorize my non administrators users to perform an installation of drivers. Here is the speech: All my users are standard users, they got a VirtualBox Hypervisor ...
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Mapped drives not showing in first run of Windows Explorer

We have a handful of Windows XP SP3 users whose mapped drives don't always appear in Windows Explorer when they initially log in. "net use" shows the drives are mapped correctly and they can see them ...
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Copy XP local profile to new domain user profile

I just rolled out a new domain controller. I want to join all the PCS to this new domein (the PCs were never on a domain just a regular workgroup). When I join a PC to the new domain it creates a new ...
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Wallpaper Breach in window xp

I have applied group policy for my Company Wallpaper. But in window xp, if i right click on images in web browser and than select Set as wallpaper, than the wallpaper changes. ( please see the below ...
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Deploying XP machines fails to use Prestaged Computer Name

I have been happily deploying Windows 7 images using WDS for a few months now and everything has been working smoothly. I have prestaged the computernames in AD because one of our clients wants ...
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remotely check amount of RAM on a computer using command line

How would I remotely check the amount of RAM on a computer using command line? (Windows XP and/or windows server 2003)
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Is there a way to do a “run as” in a command line?

So, we are trying to push out the full .Net Framework 4 to all out client workstations within an Active Directory environment via the login batch file in the SYSVOL folder. I added the following ...
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Does Windows XP automatically reassemble UDP fragments?

I've got a Windows application that receives and processes XML messages transmitted via UDP. The application collects the data using Windows "raw" sockets, so the entire layer 3 packet is visible. ...
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GPO - Group Policy Object acknowledgement

Is there any way to get Automatically Acknowledgment on My Domain Controller, as soon as Group Policy Object example: ABC is applied to Domain PC. Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition ( ...
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Portable SQL Server

I need to install SQL Server, however I have a BIG problem with it. I remember when I tried to install it I got error with MSXML and it was not installed because of MSXML and some other component. Is ...
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Remote Desktop Network Level Authentication Not Supported

I'm running Windows XP Professional SP3 x86, trying to connect to a system with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64. Recently, I updated the Remote Desktop Connection software on the XP system in hopes of ...
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Deactivate Win XP SP3

I'm attempting to deactivate a Windows XP SP3 install in order to test configuration scripts. I've tried to modify the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current ...
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Drive mapping fails via GPO preferences but works fine in a VBScript

I'm running a few Windows Server 2008 R2 servers with domain computers running Windows XP SP3. Client side extension is installed. I opted to use Group Policy Preferences over the conventional ...
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What could be causing SVCHost to leak handles?

I have a problem that has been causing me all sorts of grief recently. SVCHost appears to be leaking resources all over the shop. This is the SVCHost run with the arguments "-k netsvcs". At the ...
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Windows XP long login (15 minutes +)

I'm having a lot of issues with our Windows XP SP3 machines (about five of them, but every week another gets on the bandwagon of this issue). They take forever (15 minutes) to apply the user settings ...
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How is non admin domain user able to change Administrator for local computer?

On a Windows Server 2003 / XP LAN, non admin domain users are able to manage the users and groups of the local computer including changing the Administrator password and make themselves ...
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Win XP SP3 & Bootcamp

The download page for Boot Camp 2.1 says to install it before applying SP3, but my XP installation CD is already SP3. This is a scratch install on a formatted NTFS partition. How am I supposed to ...
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How do I set up a Windows NFS share so that I can view it's contents on Linux?

My NFS server is a Windows XP SP3 box with the Microsoft Windows Services for Unix installed. I have a share configured under C:\NFS with the share name NFS and ANSI encoding. Anonymous access is ...
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PKI user certificate credential roaming works on Windows 7, but not on XP SP3

We have implemented credential roaming for user certificates on our domain. Everything is set up per Technet in Certification Authority and Group Policy. User certificates are roaming correctly, but ...
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Deleting shared network printers from user accounts in XP

If a regular user has added a printer by going to a share \\share and then right clicked on a printer and then clicked 'connect', how can that be removed by an administrator? I have tried prnmngr.vbs ...
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Group policy - deploying printers

I am trying to deploy printers using group-policy, we have a mixed domain of XP and windows 7 pc's I've used the printer management console to deploy the printers and its been smooth enough for the ...
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2 HDs in RAID 1 with 2 partitions?

i am not very familiar with raid partitons and am not even sure if this is the right place to ask about it, but i hope that if it is not that some one can point me on the right direction. This is my ...
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What are the pro/cons of Windows XP SP3 (over SP2)?

I"m trying to decide whether to deploy the SP3 patch for Windows XP (Pro). What are the benefits? So far all I've found is some security stuff (preventing a new pc from accessing your network unless ...
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Reinstalling a downgraded Windows XP [duplicate]

I need to plan downgrading from Windows 7 Professional to Windows XP Professional. I have gone through the links: ...
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Machine can access network and Internet but can't be accessed by others

We have a Windows XP SP3 machine on our network which is able to access the network (local shares and computers and also external websites on the Internet) but is inaccessible to other machines on the ...
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Caching of path environment variable on windows?

I'm assisting one of our testers in troubleshooting a configuration problem on a Windows XP SP3 system. Our application uses an environment variable, called APP_HOME, to refer to the directory where ...
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Setting %PATH% for a service?

I have a service which is installed that runs and executes certain commands periodically. It runs as the Local System account. The source code for the service is not under my control, but I do control ...
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Windows XP will not connect to Enterprise Wireless

We run a Radius server (Windows Server 2008 R2 running NPS). My goal is to push out GPOs to wireless users with the network information. I am successfully doing this with Windows 7 clients, iOS ...
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Server 2008R2 domain & Windows XP Clients

I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 client that I have joined to a Server 2008R2 domain. The client joined the domain with no issues, it has pulled the group policy (for the most part) and I can see it within ...
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X:\ is not accessible. Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. Help

I keeping getting the error message from above on multiple computers that I administer. I wasn't sure if I should be posting this on SuperUser or ServerFault so my apologizes if it should go there... ...
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WinXP GPO folder direction update ignored? Errors re: old path

I have a W2K3 server that's an AD DC. It has a GPO in place that directs users' Desktop and My Documents folders to \\oldserver\Users$\<username>. I wanted to migrate their folders to another ...
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Backup & Restore Group Policy of Workgroup Window XP [closed]

I have around 20 system in Workgroup, I have configured a Group policy along with Administrative Template on one system. Do you know, how to transfer this Group Policy along with Administrative ...
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Windows Group Policy - Can I alter with VBscript?

First of all I'm not an expert in either Windows or Group Policy scripting but one of my tasks is to configure XP machines which are destined to be NOT network. Consequently I've used VBScript to ...
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Trouble connecting to remote “console session” of a Windows XP pro

I'm trying to connect to a Windows XP pro through Remote Desktop (my local machine is on Windows 7). I know that I have to type mstsc.exe /admin (I'm not using the deprecated option /console) to open ...
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Computer management, Access denied only on win XP VMs

This may take a few lines to setup, so bear with me. My company runs vmware, mix of win xp and win 7 VMs. My tech group have admin rights throughout the domain. We're having some scanning issues ...
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Dr. Watson Woes

A Windows XP box on my network gets slammed with memory exception errors from two of Microsoft's Dr. Watson debugger processes if the machine is left idle for more than 15 minutes in the Welcome ...
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How to install Admin tools on Windows 7 and Windows XP workstations via powershell?

we have around 250 workstation(mix of windows 7 and XP SP3) ; we are delegating those users some admin tasks via task pads and they need admin tool pack(containing AD tools such as dsa.msc etc) for ...
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Cannot deploy reports on localhost/reports

I am using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Sql Server Reporting Services(SSRS) on an xp virtual machine.. I have created a report and am trying to deploy it... but getting this error... The specified ...
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Is it possible to Remote Desktop to Console 0 of a remote XP SP3 machine using mstsc.exe /admin?

Is it possible to Remote Desktop to Console 0 of a remote XP Pro SP3 machine from an XP Pro SP3 machine using mstsc.exe /admin? I am getting " ... maximum terminal connections reached ... " even with ...
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Windows RDP cannot connect to x64 server from XP SP3+

I have a strange problem that I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere online. The issue has to do with using Windows RDP to connect to our servers. Here is what works: -XP/Vista client (any SPs) ...
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Group Policy Preference Event id in Window XP [closed]

Whenever Group Policy Preference get auto-update after 90 minutes interval on Window XP. Is there any event id generated or not in Window XP? Please answer in Yes or No. If yes than what is Event Id ...
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Remotely execute application on another PC connected via a crossover cable

I have two PCs that are both running Windows XP SP3, referred to as PC1 and PC2. They are connected to each other through cross-over ethernet cable. PC1 has the static IP address 10.0.0.1 and PC2 has ...
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RDP randomly slows to a crawl (not tcp autotuning)

Most of the time my RDC works perfectly. Sometimes it slows to a complete crawl and I cannot even get my mouse clicks to register on the remote computer. The client computer is Windows XP, so ...
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Correct syntax for Apache Virtual Hosts on Windows?

I apologize, but this is difficult to figure out. I am running Apache 2.2, this is on a Windows box, my own home PC for development use only. Windows XP Pro SP3. I have five sites that I need to ...
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Disk Imaging and Recovery Software for Windows XP SP3

I have just installed Windows XP SP3 in my workstation and I have a strange behavior in Acronis TrueImage Disk Imaging Software I use. I notices from some forums that there is lot o f posts regarding ...
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How to update domain password cache over vpn

I have a machine that connects to a domain over a VPN, however it hasn't connected for months and has an old domain password (that I have forgotten) cached on it and won't let me log in to the box ...
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Windows XP Pro - Run Menu autocomplete problem after SP3 install

I started installing Windows XP Pro SP3 this morning via WSUS. The first machines seemed to patch OK apart from one problem. The autocomplete and autosuggest on the Run Menu and Explorer address bar ...
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net view displays only my own computer

On Windows 7, I run net view. But only my own machine is displayed whereas I am supposed to see 8 others computers. However, the ping to those computers adrresses works fine. Why net view does not ...
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RDP problems after shutdown-restart

I have two computers both with Windows XP SP3 Pro and two network cards. Everything it's linked as described below: PC named A, has 1 expansion network card Intel Pro 1000 with IP set to 10.0.0.1 ...
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How to remove a previous internet setting via group policy

I have the following issue, as below : I would like to remove the proxy.pac and "use automatic.." from internet explorer using group policy and use only the proxy server address, is it possible ? the ...