**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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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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Disable Security Center on SYSPREP-ed Windows XP

I am deploying Windows XP SP3 images in a stand-alone environment using SYSPREP. I am updating an existing image with patches, drivers, etc. Although my first images never launched Windows Security ...
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WINXP/AD GPO: Allow non-admin user to log off existing locked session

I'm looking to create a policy that would allow non-administrator users the ability to log off other non-administrators who have left and have a locked screen. I really don't want to give the users ...
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Unable to connect to second name of Windows 2008 Server R2 machine from XP

I used the command netdom computername /add:newname.domainname.com to add a second name to a server running Windows 2008 Server R2. After restarting the server, I had DNS "A" entries for both names. ...
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computer hanging at applying computer settings

I could really use some help here. My situation is this. I have around 200 machines on a windows domain. The Domain controllers are running windows server 2003 and our exchange server is running ...
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Windows XP: Modifying permissions - remove ability to run installers?

In this question, I outlined the situation at my workplace regarding some of the office workers' children and the computers that we've provided for them to use. Long story short, it turned out that ...
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Group policy settings not applied

We're running a Windows 2008 R2 domain. On the root of the domain, I have a GPO to turn on automatic updates and install them at 5pm on Thursday. In a lower OU (made for computers using Deep ...
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Using Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine on a Domain

I've followed the instructions and installed and configured the Windows Virtual PC XP Mode. I've added it as a machine on the network and can log into it and use network resources. In the process I ...
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Windows XP Allows Account with Blank Password

I have the local security policy set to require a minimum password length of 10 characters. On a computer that is not part of a domain, and using the local admin account: Scenario 1: If a user is ...
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Can I restrict Windows XP drive access to read-only, but still allow full perms on a subfolder?

I'm working in an environment where students need to access a subfolder on D:\ for (VMWare) virtual machines. Obviously they need full permissions to this folder to be able to run the VM, but ...
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How do I run a stable Windows XP kvm guest on Ubuntu 10.04?

I have three Windows XP guests running on a recently upgraded 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 system. Occasionally (on the order of once every few days), one of the guests will become non-responsive and the kvm ...
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Is it possible to add tcp autotuning to windows xp?

I have a network application that needs to send messages at 60 times a second. The messages are usually 300-400 bytes, but can be as large as 1500. The default setting for SO_SNDBUF is too small and ...
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Installing Cruise Control on Windows XP

We have CruiseControl setup across various Linux boxes in our private network, and they are used to perform the various continuous integration tasks - builds, automated tests... Now I need to set up ...
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“Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action” windows XP, outlook 2007, connect to exchange using HTTP

Hey, I can't connect to an exchange server using windows XP and outlook 2007, using the "connect anywhere over HTTP" process, it has been working until recently and the user reports no recent changes ...
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Disabling Lock Workstation feature Securely

In this question I figured out how to disable the Lock feature in Windows XP throught the registry. Just by creating a DWORD key named DisableLockWorkstation with value 1 in: ...
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COM+ applications deployment behaves different on different systems

In order to give my COM+ application enough credentials I want its components to be instantiated under "Local Service" account. When I create a server application with a wizard on Win2k3 it offers to ...
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Applications starts very slowly from a network path

We have a windows 2008 server which hosts the network share \\srvcompany\lib. This share contains several applications needed for the daily business. Every client/user (all win xp) has shortcuts on ...
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Windows XP Wake-On-Lan problem/question

I've been trying to make wake-on-lan work in Windows XP and I've succeeded partially. If I turn off my computer 'the right way' I can wake the machine using the magic packet without a problem. If I ...
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Linux “traceroute -A” (AS path lookup) equivalent for Win XP?

Can anyone recommend a Win XP command-line traceroute implementation providing a function equivalent to the Linux "traceroute -A" option, which includes in its output the BGP AS number (Autonomous ...
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%sessionname% returns incorrect session name

I have a virtualised Windows XP SP3 machine, which I am connecting to over Remote Desktop. One of my scripts needs to use the %sessionname% variable. However this returns incorrect information. ...
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I'm having trouble updating Windows XP machines lately, getting redirected to KB2497281

I just reinstalled a Dell box with WinXP SP3 and proceeded to try to run Windows Update to download patches, but I got a redirect to KB2497281. This KB article is rather misleading. It states that ...
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Webdav mounting on XP

I have an SSL tunnel application which transmits data from port 80 to 443 (sets up port 80 as local server and reads/write received data to HTTPS). I can mount this application in Windows 7 or ...
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Remote Desktop Client toolbar default to pinned

One of our remote desktop client users likes to have the title bar always displayed. She used to be able to click the "tack" and pin the title bar down. However, the system is no longer remembering ...
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Performance gains of putting Windows pagefile on separate partition (same disk)?

I am making a drive image that will be deployed to several computers, and I'm tweaking it for performance. It is a Windows XP image. Considering there is only one hard drive, will the machine gain ...
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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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How to set the command prompt font on XP?

I need to set the font on the XP command prompt on a few machines so that it would correctly display Hebrew file names. The default font displays a lot of gibberish, so I'm pretty sure changing it ...
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How do I allow a non-admin user to change their IP address on Windows XP?

I have a domain connected Windows XP laptop user who is not a local administrator. I would like for him to be able to change his IP address on Windows XP since he travels quite a bit and may encounter ...
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How do you create a symbolic (hardlink) in CMD.exe

I need to do this without installing software... Any ideas? MSDOS (cmd.exe) on 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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How to give static IP in the office and use DHCP at home

There is a laptop running Windows XP. When the computer connects to the Wireless network in the office it should have a static IP address (because it's used as a small DB server). When it connects ...
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Is it possible to install IIS 7 on Windows XP?

Is it possible to install IIS 7 on Windows XP?
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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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Running script on Windows XP shutdown/reboot

I have been looking for a way to run a batch script(just a single 'del' command) whenever the system shutdowns or reboots. The system is running a Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.
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Can Hyper-V Server run on Windows XP 32-bit with a 64-bit processor?

I am trying to get a Virtual Instance of Windows 2008 R2 running from my laptop. My laptop has a 64-bit processor and is running 32-bit Windows XP. I have hardware DEP and hardware virtualization ...
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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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Block access to C Drive Windows XP and 2003 server

I have tried everything to prevent users from accessing the C: on the network through group policy but they always find a way around it (students). They cant right click to create shortcuts but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How can I administer Netware via a vitual machine (VirtualBox perhaps)?

We have several Novell Netware file sharing that we are inheriting. This is temporary and we are transitioning to our Samba based file sharing. For the time being, I need to be able to login to ...
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Does Microsoft have a non-hack method for turning off the 'X' to disconnect terminal RDP?

Hoping this goes here... We have issues when users disconnect from terminal services instead of logging off. Does Microsoft have a non-hack method for disabling the Close caption on the taskbar as ...
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Which is the best Windows XP tool for indexing the hard disk?

After trying Windows 7, I miss the start menu search in my Windows XP. I don't like the Windows XP search because I think it requires much mouse work to get a search done, and it's indexing isn't fast ...
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Windows DHCP Server Priority

How can I set the priority of DHCP servers to get a lease from in windows (XP)?
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Adding permanent classification title bar to windows workstations

I would like to add a permanent title bar at the top of a workstation's Desktop window to indicate a machine's security level (Unclassified, Confidential, etc). I would like to do this as a GPO, if ...
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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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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 rename multiple computers in a domain

I've inherited this stupid name convention: COMPANYNAME-CITY20090724 or COMPANYNAME-CITY-JOHN It doesn't tell me anything about the location (floor, department). John left the company months ago. ...
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Can I temporarily add Windows XP computer to domain?

Is it possible to use my home computer on the work domain some of the time? I would like it have my computer normally run on just my local network and not be part of the domain. The computer can VPN ...