**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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Why do installed fonts disappear after reboot?

At my place of employment we have designers who have to be able to install fonts to complete their work so I have given them write access to %sysroot%\fonts and to %sysroot%\system32\FNTCACHE.DAT ...
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Is it possible to fix “Logon User Interface DLL acmsgina.dll failed to load”?

Here is the scenario: installing an update to ActivCard (6.1) to a Windows XP laptop. After the required reboot, Windows XP brings up the default blue background, waits for quite a long time and then ...
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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 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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Is there a program to batch-configure Windows settings?

I was about to write a quick script/program to configure Windows, but thought I would check before I spent a few hours coding. I'm looking to configure things like power settings adding domain ...
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Script shutdown a computer with gpo

Hello everybody I have windows server 2003 domain and windows xp workstation. it is necessary that at 6.00 pm on computer was displayed a window (Do you really want to shutdown a computer and Yes/no ...
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Is there a way to completely flush cached AD credentials on a user workstation?

An AD user updated their AD password, but a couple applications on their workstation appear to still be using their old AD credentials. Is there an easy way to flush out cached AD credentials on ...
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Windows XP, have to use ctrl+alt+delete to log on as local administrator

Hey, I have a weird issue, a user was was logging into a laptop using the local admin account which was working fine. I had to create another account on the system, which was also an admin account, ...
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How can I force certain applications to use specific network connections?

Let's say I have two active network connections that let me out to the internet. I want certain applications to only use Network Connection 1, while some others should use Network Connection 2. Is ...
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Norton Ghost EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available

After about 15 minutes, a Norton Ghost 14 backup fails with Error EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available. The source computer is a P4 laptop running Windows XP SP3. The target ...
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Does Windows XP connection limit apply to Sql Server connections?

I have installed Sql Server 2005 on Windows XP acting as server in a small workgroup. Since XP has as limit of 10 computers connecting at the same time, my question is, does this limit also apply to ...
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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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Does Windows XP automatically reassemble UDP fragments?

I've got a Windows application that receives and processes XML messages transmitted via UDP. The application collects the data using Windows "raw" sockets, so the entire layer 3 packet is visible. ...
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Printer Management in AD Domain

I normally push out all my printers via group policy preferences. However, the new copy machines I have are using some stranger drivers and I can not install x64/x86 drivers on the same machine for my ...
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How can I allow a Limited User to change TCP/IP settings, while strictly maintaining the principle of least privilege?

In Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: I have a laptop configured with software for network-based vulnerability scanning of systems. The reason this is put on a laptop instead of a desktop or server, ...
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How do I setup Printers for all Users on a Win XP workstation?

There are approx 15 User profiles on a Windows XP workstation. I want to install some network printers to all User profiles. I installed some to the local administrator account thinking I was ...
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How to get gigabit network speeds on Windows XP?

We've just installed gigabit switches at work, and things on the Linux side are going well. Our linux boxes, which use a Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit nic (according to lspci), consistently get ...
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Word 2003 Normal.dot template always becoming corrupt

I have a user who always seems to have an issue with his normal.dot file becoming corrupt. In the past I've deleted or renamed the normal.dot file, and reopened to create a new one. This seem to fix ...
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Is PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP SP3 64 bit possible?

The normal location for the download of PowerShell v2.0 is Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0) (KB 968929). You'll notice that there isn't a listing for ...
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Easy way to install XP on several laptops?

Having been a Mac admin for the last couple of years, I haven't touched Windows much lately. I've recently been given a few (~9) previously-loved laptops, some of which work, most of which have ...
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XP user can see app on their desktop that was started by another logged-off user [closed]

I think I've stepped into the twilight zone today. I'm running XP with the latest service packs and updates in a VM. It contains two administrative user accounts both without passwords. I log in as ...
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How to handle multiple virtualhost (w/ alias) on Windows?

Well, I know how to do virtual hosts, but on windows it looks harder to get what i want to. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin admin@domaindev.com DocumentRoot ...
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What happens when a browser does not support SNI

A seemingly simple question, but valid nonetheless. What exactly happens when a browser which does not support SNI attempts to visit a site configured to force SSL via SNI. Thanks
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Unable to read from/write to an NFS share from Win XP client

We have an NFS share on a Debian Linux host which is mounted on a Win XP host using SFU. We can create folders on a share or delete files from it but it's not possible to perform file write or read ...
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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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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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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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%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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Deny access to removable storage media for Windows XP client machines via Group Policy

I am currently editing a GPO for user accounts of a particular OU and I want to disable removable drives access on a particular OU, problem is that all the client machines are Windows XP and the ...
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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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Portable SQL Server

I need to install SQL Server, however I have a BIG problem with it. I remember when I tried to install it I got error with MSXML and it was not installed because of MSXML and some other component. Is ...
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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 ...