**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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AD - deploying printers to XP machines, pushprinterconnections.exe errror

I'm a newbie in AD domain administration. I'd like to deploy our printers to client workstations mostly running WXP. Windows Server 2012, added Print Management feature, followed a tutorial on ...
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Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode - Capturing hostname from guest?

I'm in the process of creating an auto-deploy customised Windows XP mode using Windows Virtual PC, I'm trying to get the guest to be named based on the hosts name but I'm not sure how the guest can ...
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Allow User to Shut Down XP from the Command Line

Using Remote Desktop (RDP/Terminal Services), I can't select Shutdown/Reboot from the Windows XP start menu, so I generally have to open a terminal and enter shutdown -s -t 0 to initiate an immediate ...
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IE: Cannot disable Settings button under Browsing history via group policy

Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE enabled: disable changing temporary internet file settings User ...
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How to force users to answer survey on login?

In a network with Windows XP and Windows 2003 as DC, I need to force users to answer a survey "on login". What needs to happen is this: User writes login and password Logs on successfully The ...
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WSUS and cloned drives

When I add new machines built with cloned drives to the network the fact that they have the same SID doesn't present any problems, except for WSUS, which shows only one instance of the clones, ...
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Registry Export Using Script Run from CD Fails - Access Denied

I've written some scripts and .bat files to configure XP machines and I have created a CD with all these scripts on and execute them through a single setup.bat file which is also on the CD. One of ...
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Cannot ping Windows 2008 R2 by hostname

I cannot ping the Windows 2008 R2 server by hostname from Windows XP Home machines, but I can ping it from Windows 7 Ultimate machines. I already disabled ipv6. I need to access a shared folder: ...
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Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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Sharing EPSON FX-890 printer on Windows 2008 R2 to 32-bit clients

I'm migrating our print server from Windows 2003 to 2008 R2 (64 bit). I have installed our network printers sucessfully but I'm having problems when sharing Epson impact printers. The problem is ...
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How do I remove a printer connection without the user's intervention?

Here's the situation: We're replacing 11 printers with newer models, and we'll be installing them on our print server and sharing them out. The plan is to share the new printers under different ...
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Windows XP logon log?

Is there a log on Windows XP which contains recent logins on a domain? I can't remote into a machine because it might cause someone to lose their work. Only via shares.
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Can not join comp to the domain… greyed out

I have an old WinXP Pro SP3 computer I need to join to the domain, simple right? not really. When I go to control panel -> system -> computer name and click on CHANGE ("rename this computer") ...
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shutdown -i all computers in active directory domain

I'm not sure if this is possible, but this is my goal: At the end of the day, I want to be able to turn off all the computers in the domain from a client. My account has sufficient privileges to ...
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Slow Starting DHCP Client Service - HP Thin Clients

We have recently began adding XPe thin clients to our domain in preperation for a new citrix environment. One thing that has been picked up on in testing is that they appear slow to boot. The issue ...
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Windows XP VM on VMWare ESXi 4.1 “pausing” / blocked occasionally

We have an issue with Windows XP SP3 VMs on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 (the free version): They sometimes seem to "pause" for several minutes. This happens rarely (maybe once a week per VM, we don't always ...
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Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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I need a script to lockdown the system time to users via gpedit.msc [closed]

I need to lockdown the system time on a number of PCs via gpedit.msc and then removing administrators from the group and then adding 'administrator' and 'polling'. Can I do this via a script? ...
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Using GPEdit to lock down a local account on Windows XP

I have a few local accounts on a Windows XP machine. The local account is called localUser1 ... localUser16 I need to lock the accounts down so the ONLY application that is allowed to run is ...
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DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment

Odd issue and I'm not having much luck with ole google (perhaps I'm not looking in the right direction). Hoping to get a little help with that here from some of you. On our network we have approx. ...
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Parallel installation of Office 2003 and Outlook 2010

we have a customer who is not willing to move from Office 2003 to Office 2010 but he now wants to use Office 365. As you know is Office 365 not compatible with Outlook 2003. Now he asked me if it's ...
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Removing windows 7 from the E drive without impacting other OS [closed]

I had Windows XP installed in my system (D:/) after that I had installed Windows 7 on E:. How can I unstall Windows 7 from E:\ safely and without impacting Windows XP on D:\ ? Edit Am I on the ...
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WinXP How to Tunnel LPT over USB [closed]

I have a windows program that accesses a device connected to a LPT (1-3) 25 pin port. The communication is bidirectional, and I suspected the control lines are also accessed directly. I would like ...
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Sync clock on Windows XP machine to external (non-domain, non-workgroup) Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

I have two machines and I'd like their clocks to be in sync for various reasons. Machine 1 is an XP machine located in the office. Machine 2 is a VPS hosted by a third party running Windows Server ...
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“hkcu\volatile environment” missing, hkcu\environment not read

This question is very similar to this one. Suddenly, my "HKCU\Volatile Environment" keys disappeared, and my system no longer reads HKCU\Environment unless I reset it explicitly using SETX (which I ...
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After update, suddenly lost ability to access Windows Server 2008 R2 shares from Windows XP clients

Today I lost the ability to see my Windows Server 2008 R2 shares from any of my 3 Windows XP machines in my small office. The 5 Win7 machines haven't been affected (they are still able to ...
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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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Which version of windows to download for a serial code

I have a serial code of a Windows XP (it is on the case), but i do not know which version of Windows to download. How could i find out from the running system which version should I download? Because ...
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How do I configure a stored procedure wrapper and security settings to provide safe access to command-line operations?

I'm ultimately trying to find a way to allow the safe use of BCP and selected other command-line functionality from within SQL Server. The organisation I am in currently have xp_cmdshell disabled ...
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Downloading content greater than 2000 bytes from local network hangs in browser on Windows XP

We have web application that runs under Tomcat in a local network. Our customers experience strange problem using this web application. Let's say Tomcat server runs on host1 and we open webapp URL in ...
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DHCP/DNS/Windows server 2008 / w7 / xp internet issue

Title might be weird but I wanted to include all the factors involved. I have a windows server 2008 r2 in a virtual network which has 2 networkadapters The settings are the following Adapter 1 ...
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How Can I prevent a specific application from being run on a specific machine using Group Policy?

I know this is possible to do and I am working on it with limited success. I believe the Group Policy I want is "Do Not Run Specified Windows Applications" - I can enable this and add the .exe I want ...
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What are the differences between Windows EVT and EVTX log files?

Windows is moving to the *.EVTX format for their logging files, but we still have clients that have versions that write to the older *.EVT format. What are the differences in how those files are ...
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GPO - How to troubleshoot a slow Windows startup

I'm in a network with thousands of workstations. There is a bunch of GPOs applied to all domain users, and also a couple of Startup scripts in GPOs. When the workstations are starting up, there is a ...
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RDP Windows 7 to Windows XP

---------- WarningMsg 10/16/2012 2:34:05 PM RDP disconnected! Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The ...
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Setting up a Linux Ubuntu Server to provide Samba, AFP and Windows Roaming Profiles

I'm replacing our old Windows XP Pro office server with a HP Microserver running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I'm not a Linux expert but I can find my way around a terminal prompt, I'm a Mac user by ...
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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? [closed]

In Windows XP, how do you change the secondary DNS server on a network adapter via the command line?
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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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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 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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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 ...