**Windows XP is EOL it is past time to move on**. Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. It was first released in August 2001, and is currently one of the most popular versions of ...

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Is there an equivalent of SU for Windows

Is there a way (when logged in as an administrator, or as a member of the administrators group) to masquerade as a non-privileged user? Especially in an AD environment. e.g., in the Unix world I ...
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Crashed Hard Drive Data Retrieval

I recently had a laptop hard drive crash on me and am trying to rescue some of the data on the original drive. As such, I've extracted my failed hard drive and installed it in a USB enclosure. I've ...
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Delete temporary files from batch script in xp

I'm looking for a good batch script that would quickly find & clean all the known safe temporary folders/files from Windows (as many variants as possible) machines (e.g. the windows temp folder, ...
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Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to run as NETWORK SERVICE?

It is quite simple to set up a task to run as a SYSTEM, but when setting it to NETWORK SERVICE it show "Access is denied" error message. Is there any way to get this working? (The problem is that I ...
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VPN client connect/disconnect via command line in XP

In an XP Pro workstation, is there a way to start the native Windows VPN client and open/close a connection from the command line so it can be scripted in a batch file?
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How to create a windows service in XP

How can I turn a given normal application into a Windows service under Windows XP? EDIT: This is a server application, so it has no GUI and does not require any input or output.
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How can I know when my computer is pinged?

I am trying to find a problem on a local network. I want to be able to know when a specific computer (Windows XP) is pinged. Thanks!
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Stop Active Directory from updating computer time and date

This office runs an active directory on windows servers. Some 2003 DCs some 2008 R2 DCs A user (The QA analyst) requested that he is able to change his time and it not be changed back after 5-10 ...
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Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? What is the definition of a login vs. logon session?

Having been downvoted 4 times for answering in Has windows XP support multiple remote login session (RDP) at a time? that Windows XP supports multiple remote login sessions (the question did not ...
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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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SQL server port is blocked on client machine

I have a client machine on which sql server is installed. This machine is using the internet though a proxy machine. On the proxy machine wingate is installed. I could not connect to the remote sql ...
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Configuring IIS site to use HTTPS

I am working on a REST API which I have currently deployed on a Win XP Professional SP2 development machine running IIS 5.1. The site is currently being hosted on port 81 and being accessed via HTTP. ...
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How to lock down Windows XP for use as an internet kiosk?

One of our clients, whose website we built, is a manufacturer of ultra-high-end bicycles. They would like to distribute kiosks -- basically, locked-down Windows XP boxes from Dell -- at some of their ...
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Scripting - How to disconnect Remote Desktop sessions?

I am looking for a way to close all active Remote Desktop sessions on a computer (local computer). Windows includes a couple of commands (rwinsta, qwinsta, etc.) to look at the active sessions, but I ...
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Easiest way to get Perfmon counter names into a text file?

I'd like to create a settings file for my logman command. I expect to have lots of perfmon counters. Is there any easy way to get all the perfmon counters' exact text anywhere? The only thing I ...
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Split your DHCP scope among multiple servers?

I want to implement a redundancy solution. I have two subnets all windows XP machines - each with their own DHCP server - joined by a bridge. Currently - all machines get DHCP leases from the one ...
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HOSTS file being ignored

My (Windows XP, Professional, v2002, SP3) workstation is completely ignoring my hosts file. Here is the code in my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 172.17.1.107 wiki But, when I open a ...
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How do I know if a DLL is registered?

When you are registering a DLL in old machines (Windows XP), regsrv always says that the registration was sucessful. This happens even if the user doesn't have permission to register. With the name ...
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
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How to boot quicker?

My WinXP computer takes a good 10 minutes to get to a usable state. Most of the activity will stop if I leave it at the log in screen, so I think it is some system level (as opposed to user level) ...
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Create VM RAM disk at boot time in Windows XP

Using ImDisk for a 250MB RAM drive, with the TEMP environment variable, speeds up our Windows XP systems a lot - probably because the NTFS write-through latency when creating new files is avoided, or ...
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Domain login very slow 10+ minutes

We are racking our brains trying to figure this problem out an are currently stuck! Basically we are having issues with some users taking ages to log in in the mornings, some times up to 20 minutes, ...
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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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Do TCP/UDP connections add to the Windows incoming connection limit?

I've tried to figure out what Microsoft means by "Windows sockets" and it all seems very vague. Basically we have customers that sometimes try to set up workgroups with close to 10 Windows XP ...
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See what time a user logged into a windows box

From a Windows XP command line, how do I get the time I logged into and/or out of the current machine? I'm looking for something like the UNIX last command which lists active and previous login ...
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How do you prevent a VPN from exposing your IP when it disconnects?

I want every connection in a Virtual Machine (windows XP) to ONLY use my OpenVPN server, as soon as the connection is lost to OpenVPN, I want to lose all internet connectivity in the VM. Naturally the ...
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Local Apache on Windows XP not finishing page requests

I have Apache 2.2.11 installed locally on my Windows XP (SP3) dev machine, which I setup about 3 months ago. I have just started having a strange problem in the last few week. Apache is serving some ...
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How would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?

I need to install the standalone google talk client for Windows XP. I have the googletalk-setup.exe. How would you go about installing this on 100+ Windows XP systems? Is there an automated way you ...
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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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Is there a way to get PowerShell 2's remoting features to work between Windows XP machines?

PowerShell 2.0 has some super-snazzy remoting features. However, I'm unclear if they can be made to work with / between Windows XP machines, or if you need Windows Vista or Windows 7. ...
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Why does windows (file) explorer try to connect to port 80 (http) instead just using smb?

Background: On an almost freshly installed pc I get a message along the lines of : "windows cannot find some-file-server-name. Check the spelling and try again"... when trying to access any fileshare....
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How to revert the compressed attribute on files in Windows for a whole drive

Someone at my job (a sysadmin) actually performed a "cleanup" task on WinXP which at the same time compressed all the files on my HDD with the Windows compressed file attribute (Filenames get blue in ...
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IPv6 in a Windows XP/Windows 2003 Network

Has anyone successfully deployed an IPv6 network in an environment with Windows XP SP3 workstations and Windows 2003 R2 servers? Are there any operating system issues one needs to consider? Does the ...
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Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder in Windows XP

I have this directory which I cannot remove the read only attribute from. The computer is running XP SP2 (or SP3, not sure) and the directory sits in a NTFS file system. Looking into the web I found ...
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Event Log time when Computer Start up / boot up

Client OS - Window XP Domain Controller:- Window server 2008 Standard R2 I had one Window XP system, i want to find out when the system has started or boot ( at what time and at which date ). I don'...
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How to rename machines after image install

Today I am deploying 20 brand new Dell workstations. These will all be for public use at a local library and will be replacing 20 older workstations, which will be moved to another branch of the ...
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Computer disappeared from Workgroup

I've a LAN that has 8 computers running Windows XP and only one (Computer A) running Windows Server 2003. When computer A boots, it shows up in all computers' Workgroups, but after 15-30 minutes, it ...
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Run a .REG file in a logon script where regedit is disabled?

I need to run a .REG to add entries to the registry on logoff, but our GP environment disables regedit. I could probably accomplish this by turning regedit on, running the script, and then turning it ...
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Intermittent connection to Windows 7 shared folder from Windows XP workstations

I maintain a small network for an accounting office. My client has a Windows 7 Professional server which is sharing Internet access and sharing a folder to 2 Windows 7 workstations and 2 Windows XP ...
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Has windows XP support multiple remote login session (RDP) at a time?

Do windows XP support multiple concurrent remote desktop sessions?
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WinXP administrator password recovery

I need to login in as an administrator to my Dell Lattitude E6500 running WinXP Pro. Any ideas? Of course I don't know the password.
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Stop the system from entering standby mode?

How to change the default power scheme to prevent XP Pro machines from going into standby mode or prevent the standby mode completely (turn off in a device driver?) ? I have found answers to similar ...
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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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MS licensing of multiple RDP sessions for non-MS products in Windows XP Pro [closed]

Question 1) and 2) were moved into separate thread Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? and what r definitions of login vs. logon session? 3) Do I understand correctly that multiple remote ...
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Windows Folder Redirection Permissions

I have a DFS share on "\\corp\content\", in this there is a folder named Personal. Owner Rights, Domain Admins and System all have full rights to this folder and Authenticated users can create folders,...
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How to change the current user's domain password without being domain admin?

I've seen plenty of documentation of how to reset a user's password by running net user <username> * /domain or locally net user <username> <new_password> But I am not domain ...
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Push new registry keys via group policy

Recently I have added registry keys in active directory and I need to push them via group policy instead of going to each PC to apply the new ones. How can I push new registry keys (not modify ...
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Legacy apps requiring administrator privileges on XP

I have a legacy Windows 95 app that needs to be run as an Administrator. This is used by students in a school domain. My predecessor set up a domain administrator account for this purpose and a "...
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Easy way to install XP on several laptops?

Having been a Mac admin for the last couple of years, I haven't touched Windows much lately. I've recently been given a few (~9) previously-loved laptops, some of which work, most of which have ...
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How to share print drivers from a 64 bit Windows server to 32 bit client machines

I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the heck is going on. I've looked around and I've seen similar questions of this nature, but nothing exactly matching ...