**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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Prevent creation of default shortcuts and Favorites in Windows XP SP3?

(1) Whenever a new user is created on a Windows XP SP3 system running Internet Explorer 8, their Favorites folder is automatically populated with a "Microsoft websites" folder and several links in the ...
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Create iso/image/installation from Windows XP-installation

I'm using VMware and want to create a virtual machine with Windows XP. For this I want to use the Windows XP-installation of another computer, I don't have the cd, so I want to create a iso/image (or ...
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Can i have live image of 10 different xp system in one external harddisk [closed]

Actually My issue is , I am having 10 different system . each is having xp installed. Now for backup, i want to make a live image of each system in my hard disk.so that when recover required i can ...
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Windows XP image sysprepped in VirtualBox fails to boot on bare metal

(1) I created a VirtualBox virtual machine and installed then customized a Windows XP SP3 reference system in it. (2) I ran sysprep to reseal the system for deployment. By restarting the virtual ...
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Turn off Internet Access; Leave Intranet On

I have a machine running Windows XP SP3 on a domain run by a server running Windows Server 2003 for our DNS. We also have a sonic wall firewall. We use the XP machine to receive faxes and scan ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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How can i get Windows XP 64bit pro to recognise memory?

Looking for some help. We have a computer running Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 (supported till April lol). It is dealing with lots of video feeds in our organisation and it only had 4gig of ram. So in my ...
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Windows XP Service Dependency Order and SQL Express

Several years ago I built and deployed a system on XP that involved a custom written service that talked to a local 2008 SQL Express instance (that also had a CLR dependency). At the time I set up ...
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Windows XP VMs on ESXis not pinging each other

I'm running a virual environment of this sort. There's a UCS box that has several VMs. I've setup 3 Virtual ESXi VMs and vCenter Server appliance. Using the appliance, I installed 3 WinXP VMs on the ...
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Restrict RDS access for XP users

Please note, when I say "server", I don't mean the RDS client/server software on each persons computer, I mean a single central server which may be able to control which client computers can connect ...
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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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GPO - Software restriction policy

I was trying to set up GPO - Software restriction policy, so i created the object on our Domain Controller. Fast forward the next day, everybody who turned off their systems at night could not login ...
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aix to xp with crossover, ping from xp works, ping from aix doesn't work

I'm in the process of removing a legacy system from the network and trying to connect an xp client machine directly to the AIX server, so as to still have access to the legacy application. I ...
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Instructions for pushing image from server on a local network

Every fortnight or so we get around 10-20 computers back from clients and we have to wipe them, restore to factory default, and then install a few select pieces of software. It's arduous and ...
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PC hardware and operating system upgrade - automating user data/file migration?

I need to upgrade bunch of PCs that serve as client workstations. The old PCs are running Windows XP, while the new ones have Windows 7 installed on them. I need to make sure that every personal ...
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How can I temporarily block network traffic for a specific windows process?

Windows XP / Windows 7 I'd like to understand how a specific windows process (from a third-party vendor) behaves when it's selectively blocked from communicating on a network (by say, an overzealous ...
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Not able to rejoin an XP Pro PC to a windows 2008 Domain Endpoint mapper error

I know many people claim to get this error and that this could be caused by the RPC services or some other registry port limits, however I have spend hours trying to resolve an issue that all started ...
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Windows 7 clients connecting to MSMQ on Windows XP box fail - Seems like it is RPC failing

I have a XP box running some MSMQ public queues. Windows 7 clients cant connect to these, however Windows XP clients can. When connecting from my Windows 7 client with a MSMQ Queue Explorer program, I ...
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apache windows xp not starting after installing new ssl certificate from godaddy

I am running apache 2.2 on windows. I currently have ssl running and have a key.pem file and a domain.crt file. THis was issued by godaddy. Everything is working. I renewed the ssl cert and ...
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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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Windows XP VPN server with Ubuntu client

I'm trying to setup VPN connection to Windows XP server with a static public IP address from my Ubuntu machine. VPN used is standart windows built-in PPTP. I have got problem when connecting. Here is ...
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Problems cloning a bootable disk

I have an 80gb hard drive that is quite old, I expect it to fail soon. So I am trying to clone it to a bigger, newer disk or simply make a virtual machine out of it. I used various tools to clone my ...
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Reduce Windows login time by preloading profile

My workstation at work takes around 10 minutes to log in to Windows (running scripts, group policy / security tasks etc). As a result, users tend to lock / unlock machines without completely logging ...
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Client connectivity to MSSQL

I'm wondering if there is a policy that can be pushed that defaults a client to always dynamically determine the port for connectivity. I'm dealing with a custom C# application that connects to a ...
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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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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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Windows Xp Autoenrollment Issue

i've trouble to auto enroll for Xp Clients. I setup up an two tier ca on windows 2012 and configured Autoenrollment. So far i just have been testing with Windows 7 Client and i have no issue at all. I ...
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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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Windows updating hostname on network disconnect

We have a problem with a desktop app system which reads hostname and uses it to set context for the execution. One of the conditions is when it is connected to Network it reads the hostname, call it ...
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Troubleshoot mstsc /span from Windows XP to Windows Server 2008

At work, I often use the "mstsc" command to use the Microsoft Terminal Services Client and remote to another machine. In my case, I'm using Windows XP (call this box 1) to connect to a Windows Server ...
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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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Windows xp - remove startmenu rightclick entries “open all users” / “explore all users”

How can I remove the "Open All Users" / "Explore All Users" entries when right-clicking the windows startbutton? I know I managed to do this when deploying another batch of systems earlier, sadly I ...
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Samba name mangling too mangled to be practical

Switched recently from W2K3 to Samba4.0.9/CentOS6.4 for our fileshare for WinXP clients. Have an ancient (1995!) piece of software that uses 8.3 filename format. After the switch, long filenames ...
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How to design a simple Ubuntu File Server with XP clients network: accounts system

I want to switch from an old Windows Server 2003 server with Active Directory to a simple Ubuntu fileserver in a kind of school building with Windows XP client machines, with a minimum impact to ...
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Virtualize XP machines on demand [closed]

Here's my situation: My company uses an application that only works with XP, needs to be able to access network printers, and exports information in Excel. We need to move off XP before support runs ...
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How can I connect to Windows XP via RDP without opening a local session first? [closed]

I have a Windows XP Pro virtual machine hosted in Hyper-V (on Windows 8 Pro). Since the native Hyper-V connection window has very limited features (e.g. no clipboard support), I use RDP to connect to ...
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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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DNS issue on new IP range

We have decommissioned a DNS server and moved to a new IP range, some of the users inhouse connect via RDP to their PC's but recently I've noticed some of the connections refer to the old ip address ...
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How can I allow Windows XP workstations to recieve updates after EOL?

When Microsoft Windows XP ends its Offical Update Support on April 8, 2014, is there any way of updating re-installed clients, offline? Like keeping a copy of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP and all of ...
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windows xp - how to add a ipp printer by batch/vbs

I need to deploy printers using IPP in the logon script (batch/vbs). I found the following script to do this: rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /if /q /b "r011-printer01 " /f ...
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windows xp batch - check if printer exists

I am looking for a batch-function to check if a printer does already exist on a windows xp system. I made up the following script: set PRINTEREXISTS=0 For /F "Tokens=8 delims=\" %%I IN ('reg query ...
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let users run program as administrator - windows xp 'sudoers'?

On linux I could just add a entry like username ALL = (root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/program to the sudoers file to enable my users to run a program with root/administrator-privileges. How can I do ...
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Deleted files re-appear in AD structure, on logout profile-saving gives “permission denied”

I have a user on Windows XP that has their profile stored on Server 2008. The user complains about not being able to delete files in their documents directory because they re-appear. On logging out ...
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Command line adding a printer with duplex and fax enabled

We have an OCE Imagistics cm2520 unit, a big copier that does fax and duplex printing. Currently I'm trying to have our XP workstations print without using a Windows print server, but just using the ...
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GPO folder redirection - creates .tmp files

I am using a 2008 SP2 Small Business Server, and my test machine is Windows XP SP3. I have setup a GPO to do folder redirection, but it is only sortof working. The policy is applied to a security ...
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Modify Local Group Policy automatically

I need to apply Group Policy settings in the Local Group Policy object. Creating a domain level GPO is not an option because many of the computers are not member of the AD domain, because these ...
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Getting the currently logged-in user to a Windows XP Pro system

We have a XP machine which runs scheduled tasks early in the morning and unfortunately has to be logged into the desktop of a certain user for that to work. Unfortunately, that user sometimes gets ...
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How do I recover files from the Offline Files Folder after unjoining a PC from a domain?

While on the domain, the PC had Folder Redirection and Offline Files enabled. After it was unjoined, My Documents is empty, but all of the files that were previously synced to My Documents are stuck ...
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PCL XL error Warning: IllegalMediaSource

While printing to a network shared printer, some documents printed from Windows XP machines cause an additional page to be printed with the following text PCL XL error Warning: ...