**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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Windows registry NTUSER.DAT size not changing on edit

I am trying to synchronize the default user registry files by comparing their filesizes. Now, I have noticed that the size of NTUSER.DAT does not change when changing registry values. Two ...
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SMB access from XP to Windows 2008 R2

Here's the thing... I have a very slow file copy performance from Windows XP clients to Windows 2008R2 servers. Here are the facts: Windows XP to Windows 2K3: Fast Windows XP to Windows 2K8: Very Slow ...
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User with Mandatory Profile can log in to Windows 7 but not to Windows XP

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain with both WinXP and Win7 PCs. Users are usually fine to log in to either OS, but there is one user who can't login on XP. It fails to create his profile. I believe ...
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How to change the secondary DNS server entries on a network device via cmd?

In Windows XP, how do you change the secondary DNS server on a network adapter via the command line?
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User logs in to Windows XP, one application needs to start up automatically with admin rights

Multiple users use the same Windows XP PC. They have no admin rights, but after logging in they all need to use the same application that needs to be started with admin rights. How would I do this?
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Can't connect to the internet on XP - ping works, nslookup doesn't [closed]

I'm trying to fix an old laptop running XP, it was all working fine until fairly recently but it will no longer connect to the web (via Chrome, Firefox or IE). I can ping out to the IP address for ...
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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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Folder doesn't show up in explorer, cmd, and python even though I can access it, how can I fix this?

I am accessing another computer on the network using a mapped network drive. The path looks like \\192.168.0.100\d$ which is mapped to my computer's "m" drive. I can access, view, create, delete, ...
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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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Cannot logon to Windows on a domain. (cloned version works fine)

I have a Windows XP system that I cloned in June. Since then I have been using the cloned HDD (which was new). This morning I put the original drive back into the machine, and attempted to login to ...
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Apply Active Directory domain group policy to standalone PC

We have an Active Directory 2003 domain with Windows XP workstations. Many settings on the workstations are configured and locked down via Active Directory domain group policy. We need to send a few ...
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Volume Shadow Copy Remotely?

I'm currently running a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 box and want to utilize Volume Shadow Copy but my development machine doesn't have enough hard drive space for 30 days worth of copies, which is what I ...
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Difficulty in running Tomcat v7.0 with Eclipse Juno

I get the following error when I run my JSP file in Eclipse-Juno with Tomcat v7: 'starting Tomcat v7.0 server at localhost' has encountered a problem. Port 8080 required by Tomcat v7.0 server at ...
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XP Clients can't copy to networkshare

i have a windows 2003 domain where i have strange problem. One of our file shares is on a 2003r2 domain controller, xp clients trying to copy files on the share are always getting the error ...
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Why do I have network speed differences between 2 similar computers

I have 2 Windows xp pro workstations and both are mapped to a common folder on a windows 7 "file server". Workstation A is an i3 lenovo m81 with 4 GB ram (3.whatever usable). Workstation B is some ...
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Windows XP laptop doesn't appear in WSUS All computers list

I have this one laptop that doesn't appear in WSUS all computers list. We have about 23-25 PCs/laptops/servers in the network, all, but one are listed in WSUS. This is what I have done so far: 1) ...
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Error : IIS Admin Service is disabled?

I am trying to run iisreset on a windows-xp. It's not a domain machine, just a local workgroup we use for testing. The error I get is : IIS Admin Service is Disabled Just like "IIS Admin ...
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Specific Users experience Slow Login on XP, but no issues on Windows 7?

I am finding specific domain users endure ~15 minute login to XP machines, but have no issue logging onto Windows 7. Other users are able to login to these XP machine swithout issue. When the ...
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What is the most reliable way to copy access front end files to client PCs

I have several in house databases which have access 2003 front ends, either adp or ade files. I need to copy these from my server to every client machine. In the past I have used a rollout scripts ...
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Is it possible to script install modems for Windows XP?

Right now I have to go to "Phone and Modem Options" -> "Modems" -> "Add..." and then select the driver and com port to add the modem. I need to do this about 40 times and on many workstations so I was ...
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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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Unable to launch Windows images on Ubuntu OpenStack [closed]

I tried OpenStack on my laptop, my setup is as below. Host Machine: Windows 7 Virtualization: VirtualBox Ubuntu12 is running on this VirtualBox, and on this Ubuntu12, I installed OpenStack ...
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How can I add multiple modems to windows XP when only one physical modem is connected?

I'm working with some older software (Procomm Plus) and it requires about 40 modems to be installed. It doesn't need 40 physical modems installed, just around 40 installed in windows xp and mapped to ...
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Windows ADSI , WMI and Registry. How Do They All Relate With Each Other?

I have a work task which involves setting up Windows XP machines. I'm not a Windows user normally which is why I ask this question. The tasks involved in setting up one of these machines involve ...
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What could cause a group of machines to fail loading secure web pages only when assigned certain IP addresses?

I have about 20 cloned machines running Windows XP Pro SP3. Three of the computers are experiencing an issue where clicking the 'Proceed to checkout' button from the amazon.com shopping cart causes ...
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Capture SMTP traffic over long time period

We have an SMTP relay (just an XP box with SMTP) on our network. It's hanging around because some legacy apps used to use it so send emails from code. It hardly gets any traffic, I can see from the ...
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Multiple XP machines bluescreening simultaneously

What, other than magic, could cause multiple similarly configured XP Pro machines (non-domain joined, windows update disabled, no scheduled tasks) to bugcheck within 15 minutes of each other? The ...
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Remotely force a defragmentation

First, the computers are of around 21 Win 7 Machines and 29 Win XP machines. The DC is a Win2k8 server and the Mail server is Win2k3 I need to force a remote defragmentation on roughly 50 computers. ...
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How can I know whether my port is blocked by firewall or engaged with some other service [closed]

I want to know whether the below 3388 port is blocked by firewall or it is engaged with some other services. Could you please suggest on this. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright ...
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GPO Screensaver not appearing

I've got a small network that consists of 80+ workstations that are a mix of Win7 and XP. Recently I tried applying a branded screensaver to appear on all the computers after the predetermined(15 ...
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how to find out the valid store names for certutil

I'm trying to find a way to script installing a certificate. Going "right-click->install certificate" works, and shows the certificate under 'subordinate certification authorities' in IE's ...
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connection to the Bitvise SSH Server

I tested connection using localhost (as it written in documentation) and connection was successful (I got opened terminal and SFTP) I set port forwarding on the router. I am located inside ...
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Windows: remote network routes as normal user (with privileged script/executable?)?

System: Windows XP SP3 Professional, part of an Active Directory We have an obligation to work with a VPN network client (CheckPoint) on selected workstations where selected users own a ...
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Can't run Windows XP on vmWare due to SCSI issues

I'm did have a virtual machine that I did run on a VMware Server before. Now do I try to get it up and runing on a VMware ESXi, but I keep geting following error message: There is at last one ...
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Unable to ping domain.local, but can ping server.domain.local

I have a single windows 2008 server running active directory, group policy, and DNS. DHCP is running from the firewall (this is because there are multiple branch locations, and each location has its ...
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“Allow logon locally” policy missing on Win XP

My active directory (SBS 2003) domain users cannot log on locally to a given client machine (XP SP3). Logon with the domain admin works. I would like users to be able to logon locally to this ...
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How do I get alerted when a workstation falls back from wired networking to wifi?

I have a bunch of medical-grade all-in-one workstations in use in a high-demand medical environment that spend their lives plugged in to power and wired networking. The systems came with a 30 minute ...
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Windows XP Computer moved from domain member to workgroup member: Can I restore my old user profile?

My computer with Windows XP (SP3) was member in a (Windows-NT) domain and has been moved into a Windows workgroup. A lot of settings are lost now: desktop configuration and design, windows explorer ...
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Specify desktop wallpaper image via GPO results in blank background

I'm running Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP clients attached to the domain. The local user has a background image specified, which I am trying to override with a GPO. I attempting to set the ...
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How can I see which permissions are necessary during a workstation app install?

Is it possible to see which permissions an application installer needs while it is running? I'm thinking sort of like a debugger or monitor to see what windows is checking for. The situation is that ...
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XP Pro laptop cannot access files on domain server

I'm managing about 20 computer for a small business, and set up their network yesterday. We have a server that fills multiple roles, including DHCP, Domain Admin, and file sharing/storage. Today all ...
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Apache timeouts and error log

I have an error whenever I run my code for a certain time. I use a lot of loops and sql connections. I basically, put and take out links from my database. The problem is that there is some error ...
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Windows 7 Clients are Locking Files

Since introducing Windows 7, we have a strange problem with locked files. We have a VB6 Program stored on a server. Clients open the program from the share, and work with it all day. When we had ...
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SMTP port 25 - connection refused

Here is the error I have running a python program that sends a mail: Traceback (most recent call last): File "D:/Share/Backup/DEV/2_tools/bbb_reports.py", line 116, in <module> ...
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Disable IPv6 address autoconfiguration on Windows XP

In Windows Vista and later versions, you can assign a static IPv6 address and the gateway to the interface via a GUI or alternatively with netsh. Addresses can also be statically configured on Windows ...
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How do I install Exchange System Manager without the original install media?

Is there a public download or other workaround for this? I'm trying to install the Exchange 2003 ESM on to an XPSP3 desktop.
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Lync install on XP machines closes Office applications

Our company is in the process of deploying Lync to our users. We intend to use GFI LANGuard to deploy the software to client machines. In testing, the installation has gone smooth on both Vista and ...
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Detecting a registry key with a space in the path from the CLI (or .bat file)?

I've run into a problem in which my experience (and Google-fu) have let me down. Basically, I need to push out KB968730 to a couple hundred clients or so. Naturally, would like to check for the ...
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Troubleshooting Windows EAP/RADIUS connectivity issues

So, I guess the short version of the question is: I'm unable to get clients to connect to an enterprise-WPA wireless network after setting up a "new" NPS server and a new CA. After I manually ...
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Pushing Information into a Networked/Shared Read-Only Excel File Used by Multiple People [closed]

We have a pretty unique situation at work. We have order takers who take orders and each individual references the same shared read-only excel document on a network storage drive. This excel document ...