**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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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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How do I know if a DLL is registered?

When you are registering a DLL in old machines (Windows XP), regsrv always says that the registration was sucessful. This happens even if the user doesn't have permission to register. With the name ...
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Unable to change Location in Windows XP when trying to add user

I am trying to add domain users to "Remote Desktop" in Windows XP 32 bit. Problem is I am unable to change location from local pc to domain. Check the following screenshot and you will see location is ...
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Can a password change in Active Directory be reverted?

I often need to log in with a user's domain account to make sure that I've set up their profile correctly, but there's no easy way to do this other than to call them and give them a temp pass and ...
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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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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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IIS Admin Service is disabled

I had installed IIS 5.1 in windows XP and it was working fine. But it stopped working. Then I installed it again. Now i can see it installed in my computer but I still can't go to http://localhost. ...
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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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How can I disable the “Do you want to allow this website to open a program on your computer?” warning for a specific program/moniker?

I've been playing with new URL monikers in Windows for a utility I'm working on. When I run the new URL from Start > Run, it just runs. If I send the URL to myself via Notes or enter it into the IE ...
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Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach Active Directory

I'm getting the following error message a couple of computers: Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does ...
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How to stream sound from an esx virtual machine?

I try to play sound from my monitoring application, which is an xp virtual machine on VMware ESX 3, on a physical machine with a real sound card, but I can not add from the ESX console sound card. ...
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SQL Server ODBC Connection via Command Line

I need to create a number of ODBC connections to a MS SQL Server, the clients are mainly XP machines. The connection has to use SQL server authentication - is there a way to do this remotely via ...
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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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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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%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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Windows Map to user home directory fails with %username% variable

I have a user johndoe with the following drive mapping in his login script (.bat file). net use y: \\myserver\users$\johndoe However, when I try to use a more generic mapping using the username ...
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Error: “Currently no logon servers available” while connected via crossover and using built-in Admin

A "client" system and a "server" system are connected via crossover cable. The "client" is running Windows Server 2003, and the "server" is running Windows XP Pro SP3. The client and server ping ...
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Domain user periodically can't login, but only temporarily?

Ok, this is a strange one that I'm having trouble replicating letting alone solving. I have a user who uses two computers (both XP sp3) on the domain with a roaming profile. She has no problems on ...
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Change localadmin on workstations

We have scanned our domain and there are just a couple of PC's where an user is localadmin (this was enabled in the past for a certain application/installation). We need to disable this now. Is there ...
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Network Error: no buffer space available

After some time of running fine, one of our Windows XP SP3 machines does not open some(!) new TCP/IP connections anymore. Putty says Network Error: no buffer space available, IE won't open any new ...
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What causes duplicate ACK records?

We're reviewing Wireshark captures from a few client machines that are showing multiple duplicate ACK records which then triggers retransmit and out-of-sequence packets. These are shown in the ...
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Equivalent of Linux command `hostname --fqdn` in Windows XP?

Is there a way to find the fully qualified domain name of a Windows XP box? Being unfamiliar with Windows I would describe what I'm looking for as the equivalent of the command hostname --fqdn ...
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HOSTS file being ignored

My (Windows XP, Professional, v2002, SP3) workstation is completely ignoring my hosts file. Here is the code in my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 172.17.1.107 wiki But, when I open a ...
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error ocuuring ::: failed to install tomcat 7 service

While I'm trying to install Tomcat(apache-tomcat-7.0.23.exe) on my system (Windows XP SP3), which is in company's network, it is showing me the following error: failed to install tomcat 7 service ...
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Domain login very slow 10+ minutes

We are racking our brains trying to figure this problem out an are currently stuck! Basically we are having issues with some users taking ages to log in in the mornings, some times up to 20 minutes, ...
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How can I create multiple, numbered copies of a file in Windows?

I have a file named poll001.html, and need to create 100 copies that are named incrementally (i.e poll002.html, poll003.html...etc). I know this is stupid, but it is what boss-man wants. any ...
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How can I run a script when my network connection changes?

I'd like to create a script to do various things when the network connection changes. For example, if the machine connects to my office network I might desire it to: mute itself change its DNS ...
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Disabling Services under the Service tab in msconfig [closed]

My computer is getting a bit slow nowadays, especially during startup when I press the "start" button on my computer and wait for it to load my desktop completely. Is there any side effects if I ...
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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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Any way to emulate HORM (hibernate once, resume many) on Windows XP?

I've read a little about the HORM (hibernate once, resume many) feature introduced in WinXP Embedded. Does anyone have any ideas on how to emulate that on WinXP Pro? Basically, I want to reuse my ...
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The location of scan disk log file in Windows XP

I schedule a scan disk operation before Windows XP OS is launched. After the operation finishes I want examine the log file of the scan disk operation. Where it is located?
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New Exchange SSL certificate now Windows XP Outlook clients won't connect

I renewed our SSL certificate for Exchange but now Outlook won't connect on any Windows XP machines. It asks for the username and password and even when the correct credentials are entered it just ...
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One domain user unable to browse network shares

We have an SBS 2003 server, with a Windows XP Professional (domain-joined) PC connecting from a remote site via VPN (LogMeIn Hamachi). One domain user account is unable to browse any shares on the ...
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How do you force Outlook 2007 to re-index it's seach on Windows XP SP 3?

So I have a Windows XP SP 3 machine which is running Outlook 2007. When I search in Outlook for an email that exists using a basic keyword, like say "MySQL", I get no results. However, Outlook gives ...
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Customize right click context menu in windows xp?

How can I add a new item to right click menu for any file type and associate a action to this without using any third party tool. I hope it is possible using some registry hack..
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Wallpaper Breach in window xp

I have applied group policy for my Company Wallpaper. But in window xp, if i right click on images in web browser and than select Set as wallpaper, than the wallpaper changes. ( please see the below ...
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file locking problems with recent Samba versions (from DOS/Clipper under XP)

we have several DOS applications (Clipper) which share dbase files on a file server. The applications run under XP. This has worked for about two decades with Netware and for years with Samba (member ...
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Persistent static ARP entries on Windows, is it possible?

I am currently running coLinux configured in "ndis-bridged" networking mode, on a machine whose wireless networking card or driver seems incapable or unwilling to accept non-broadcast layer 2 traffic, ...
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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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Thinking Sphinx index rebuild error on windows xp: searchd is already running

I have Sphinx installed on windows xp system. A I use Thinking Sphinx plug-in within my rails application. I can't rebuild index with Thinking Sphinx rake task after application server starting up ...
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Windows XP Clients cannot access \\domain.local\SYSVOL share on 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

We've recently promoted 3 new 2012 R2 domain controllers and still have 1 2003 domain controller on the network, which we're planning on demoting in the next week or two. We seem to be having a ...
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Which is the best Windows XP tool for indexing the hard disk? [closed]

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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DSN, ODBC: How to create DSN using different windows account

Is there a possibility to create DSN (ODBC to SQL Server) using different Windows account than current coputer login account? I’m trying to create System DSN to SQL Server and I would like to create ...
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Why does Windows XP run applications from network shares so much more quickly than Windows 7?

I have multiple clients that run all sorts of (mostly badly-designed) software off network shares. The design of the software is such that it's intended to do so - the server runs the database locally ...
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VPN client connect/disconnect via command line in XP

In an XP Pro workstation, is there a way to start the native Windows VPN client and open/close a connection from the command line so it can be scripted in a batch file?
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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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How do I mount a “GPT Protective Partition” in Windows XP?

I formatted an external USB harddrive while it was connected to a 32-bit Windows 2003 Server Std. edition server. After loading it up with files, I moved it to my Windows XP SP3 where it didn't show ...
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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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Stopping the WinPcap Packet capture service

I just installed WireShark, which also installed WinPcap. During the installation it said "do you want xxx to start automatically", which I answered yes. Now I would like to stop the service when I ...
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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