**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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How can I remotely list installed programs on a Windows XP system, while it is in use?

The title pretty much covers it all. There is a Windows XP system on the network which is currently in use by another user. Since XP only allows one active user session at a time, I cannot use RDP ...
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Run Time of a Process in windows XP

Can I see what a process was started on windows XP? I don't see it as column in task manager, there another way?
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Install image on multiple computers

We as a company order in 30 computers a month and this involves a gruelling process of turning them all on, downloading and installing updates, then install the same programs over and over again Is ...
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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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finding user's documents folder in .bat script

What is the best way to find a user's Documents folder on XP and Vista from a batch script? Is it safe to assume that it's %USERPROFILE%\Documents?
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How to set a low process priority for everything spawned from a command prompt in XP?

As a developer, once or twice a week I run a full build on my XP dev machine. This will run at 100% cpu for 30 or 40 minutes, making my machine useless for anything other than basic browsing & ...
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Access Network Folder using Different User Credential

Domain Controller OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Client OS - Window XP, window 7 Window XP client name - Client1 Window XP Client Name - Client2 I had login as "abc.local\Q2020" on Client1 and ...
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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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How to automatically install Windows XP on multiple computers?

I need to know if there is a way to automatically install Windows XP on multiple computers (about 50). Something like creating a "bat" file or some sort of script file where I would write the ...
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Can I set all 'automatic' services to 'manual' on Windows XP?

I want to reduce the number of running services to the minimum. Can I set all services that start up automatically to manual, so that it is only started when required. Or will this make my Windows XP ...
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How to update Adobe Flash from command line?

Something I can stick in a shortcut or, ideally, run silently and remotely using psexec (from Sysinternals). A WSUS server is out of the question. Machines needing the updates run Windows XP as ...
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Password recovery

An employee has just recently quit. I have access to our domain control of which active directory sits upon. Unfortunately the employee did not leave us with his password to log into his local ...
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Automatic install of software in Windows XP

I have to install many user's computer with WinXP and some useful software. It's a bit boring to click on "Next" and "Yes" each time I install something. Is there any script (or command line) that ...
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Need to convert WinXP desktop into a WinXP-based server, suggestions? (more details inside) [closed]

My company's IT department would be better named the "computer purchasing and LAN cable maintenance department" because that's just about the limit of their abilities. In my division we just had a ...
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Is there a significant performance gain in reducing the number of GPOs in active directory?

I have just started work on an existing 2003/AD domain where users are complaining about the amount of time it takes for an XP client to reach the logon prompt after boot (around 4 minutes). I ...
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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I am the guy that was closest to the server :( and am actually a developer. I am getting this error, There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request, when a machine on the ...
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Objective speed comparison of Windows 7 vs. Windows XP

We're replacing an old computer here in the office and I'm trying to decide if Windows 7 is a good option. I know it's faster than Windows Vista but is it faster than Windows XP. Typical tasks( ...
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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 ...
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Distributing Files using a Group Policy on Windows Server 2003

A piece of software that we use at our office has recently moved to a new licensing system. This means that from now on a new set of license key files will need to be distributed to each of our 25 ...
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How to move a Windows XP MySQL database to Linux?

What is the recommended way of moving an MySQL database from Windows (XP) to Linux (Ubuntu 9.10)? I am thinking running mysqldump from XP then import on the Linux box - is there a better way? Has ...
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How does one prevent a Microsoft workstation from locking?

We have a group policy that forces workstations to lock after X minutes. But from time to time I would like to suspend the law of the GPO. I already have a tiny Auto-It script that clicks the Control ...
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Recover a lost NTFS partition on the cheap?

I had a workstation running XP. Filesystem was NTFS, single partition over the entire drive. After an attempted XP repair install, suddenly the NTFS filesystem is just gone and the drive is showing ...
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Windows Delayed Write Failure - USB 2.0 Hub and External HDD

I have a test server that runs Windows XP, and we attach an external hard drive to it via USB 2.0. (And yes the computer has USB 2.0 ports on it) The drive is a 1.5 Terrabyte Segate FreeAgent ...
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Are “unexportable” certificates a real security measure or just security theater?

Recently I was working on recovering data from dead (bricked PSU) Windows XP machine, which included some client certificates installed into IE 6. I plugged in a temporary PSU and tried to export the ...
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Where is the login history for Windows XP?

Does Windows XP keep a log of the login and screen locking events? If so, how can I view it?
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Windows Update behavior with Update KB971092

Last night, my company performed a windows update for the following three updates KB972260, KB971090 and KB971092. I installed all three updates on my workstation and rebooted. When I logged back ...
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“System cannot find the file specified” trying to reinstall network driver

After uninstalling Symantec Enpoint Protection (manually) one computer (Windows XP) has an inoperative NIC; it shows up in device manager as conflicted. I tried doing a windows repair from CD, which ...
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Removable media blocking strategy for Windows XP networks

Windows Vista upwards have a group policy setting to block removable media such as USB flash drives and USB mobile phones. Windows XP however lacks such a setting (or I can't find it) so I need an ...
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import certificate using command line in Win XP Home

I need to install/import a CA cert (.cer) into the Trusted Root Cert Authorities store of a Win XP Home using command line. Anyone has any idea which command i can use?
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how to change port number of Apache server in windows OS

I have installed xampp control panel and Apache 2.2 on windows XP when I type http://localhost/ gives me page which says It Works! Now, I want to change the port number 80 to some other number How ...
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How to get windows xp to authenticate against kerberos or heimdal

How do you get windows XP as a client to authenticate against kerberos or heimdal (where the OS is either Ubuntu, FreeBSD or OpenBSD)
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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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Troubleshooting Windows BSOD that tells me “The driver is mismanaging system PTEs”

I recently moved a hard drive from a Dell Optiplex 760 mini-tower to a 760 small form factor. All seemed OK until I attempted to remote desktop into it and recieved a blue screen of death stating ...
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How do you force printer drivers on a server to replace drivers on the client?

We have a Windows 2003 server acting as a print server for our Konica/Miolta 7222 Biz Hub, among others. Recently the driver was updated on the server to the incorrect version (Why Konica has a ...
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Windows XP: How can I get the system language from command-line?

I want to use the command line to install something, we have 2 OS's in 2 languages. To install the package in correct language I need to find out what the system language is. How do I get the system ...
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How can I backup and restore my Windows 2003 Firewall Settings?

It seems that when I install TFS I just lost all my Windows Firewall settings. How can I back this up and restore them on Windows 2003?
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Error 720 on VPN (PPTP) attempt

When I attempt to connect to a server running XP x64 (so essentially Server 2003) using a PPTP connection, it fails with client-side error Registering your computer on the network... Error 720: A ...
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Allowing non-admins to run programs as admins (like the setuid bit)

How can I enable non-admin users to run a certain application (in my case, a script) with admin permissions on Windows XP? This would be similar to the setuid bit on *nix.
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Is there an equivalent to “netsh dhcp” on Linux / BSD

I have a DHCP server running on Windows 2003 Server. I'd like to query the lease database to find details on a lease for a specific IP. How do I do this remotely from Linux? There is this command on ...
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Keyboard problem in remote desktop session

I have a very weird problem with one Windows XP installation: when connecting to a remote desktop (on Windows 2008 Server) to type in the at sign (@) it is necessary to press Ctrl-Alt-2 (on a spanish ...
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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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Windows Vista profile gotchas?

We have a large network using a standard XP centrally managed configuration. We have a small number of users who need a 64 bit desktop OS for memory reasons. If we give them Windows Vista machines is ...
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Is it possible to open Control Panel based applications with raised privileges?

For example, I want to uninstall an application on a users PC whilst they are logged in, but they do not have the rights to do so in the "Add/remove Programs" application. Is it possible to use "Run ...
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Redirected folders, server migrations and properly moving users to a new server

I'm currently having a hell of a time with what seems like it should be a fairly simple project. Basically, $employer has a bunch of remote sites with ancient hardware impersonating real servers, and ...
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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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Windows XP autostart process as administrator

I am looking for a way with which i can autostart a certain program on logon of a user with user-rights with administrator-rights. I already tried using task scheduler but it didn't work out because ...
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Sharing and Security model for local accounts: Any reason to use this Setting in a domain?

I am trying to solve an issue I have with logging into computers with local users remotely, and stumbled on this setting in GP on our Domain controller: This might solve my problem, but than there ...
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Remote monitoring of windows box, and send an email if it goes down

All, I need to monitor a windows box remotely, and if it goes down, I need to receive an email. The catch is that the box needs to reboot nightly, and sometimes during the day as well. So a short ...
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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 ...
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How to create two Windows XP account logs in in same profile?

How do I create two Windows XP account but after login I am in the same document and settings? E.g. I create two user accounts, userA and userB the profile needs to access is userA what i ...