**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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Is there an equivalent of SU for Windows

Is there a way (when logged in as an administrator, or as a member of the administrators group) to masquerade as a non-privileged user? Especially in an AD environment. e.g., in the Unix world I ...
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Crashed Hard Drive Data Retrieval

I recently had a laptop hard drive crash on me and am trying to rescue some of the data on the original drive. As such, I've extracted my failed hard drive and installed it in a USB enclosure. I've ...
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How to lock down Windows XP for use as an internet kiosk?

One of our clients, whose website we built, is a manufacturer of ultra-high-end bicycles. They would like to distribute kiosks -- basically, locked-down Windows XP boxes from Dell -- at some of their ...
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Delete temporary files from batch script in xp

I'm looking for a good batch script that would quickly find & clean all the known safe temporary folders/files from Windows (as many variants as possible) machines (e.g. the windows temp folder, ...
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Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to run as NETWORK SERVICE?

It is quite simple to set up a task to run as a SYSTEM, but when setting it to NETWORK SERVICE it show "Access is denied" error message. Is there any way to get this working? (The problem is that I ...
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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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How to create a windows service in XP

How can I turn a given normal application into a Windows service under Windows XP? EDIT: This is a server application, so it has no GUI and does not require any input or output.
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Scripting - How to disconnect Remote Desktop sessions?

I am looking for a way to close all active Remote Desktop sessions on a computer (local computer). Windows includes a couple of commands (rwinsta, qwinsta, etc.) to look at the active sessions, but I ...
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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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View “Task Manager” type display remotely

Is it possible to view a remote computers "Task Manager" information locally? I'd like to be able to see the process list of a remote XP computer in the same sort of format as "Windows Task Manager" ...
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Intermittent connection to Windows 7 shared folder from Windows XP workstations

I maintain a small network for an accounting office. My client has a Windows 7 Professional server which is sharing Internet access and sharing a folder to 2 Windows 7 workstations and 2 Windows XP ...
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Not able to access the server after changing the password?

While accessing the server, the error comes: Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections ...
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How can I know when my computer is pinged?

I am trying to find a problem on a local network. I want to be able to know when a specific computer (Windows XP) is pinged. Thanks!
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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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Stop Active Directory from updating computer time and date

This office runs an active directory on windows servers. Some 2003 DCs some 2008 R2 DCs A user (The QA analyst) requested that he is able to change his time and it not be changed back after 5-10 ...
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Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? What is the definition of a login vs. logon session?

Having been downvoted 4 times for answering in Has windows XP support multiple remote login session (RDP) at a time? that Windows XP supports multiple remote login sessions (the question did not ...
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Problem with MSDE 2000 5 minute keepalive over ISDN

We have a SQL Server transactionally pushing replicate data to an MSDE 2000 SP3a subscriber over ISDN. Prior to a recent upgrade to bring us to the MSDE 2000 level we pushed to MSDE 1. We are finding ...
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how to remove system environment variable by using batch file

I need to remove system variables from client workstation and my clients are 500+ so I want to provide batch file to user to run himself to delete the system variables.
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Configuring IIS site to use HTTPS

I am working on a REST API which I have currently deployed on a Win XP Professional SP2 development machine running IIS 5.1. The site is currently being hosted on port 81 and being accessed via HTTP. ...
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Add Group Policy by Script

I'm trying to make it easy to add a LogOff script to Group Policy and am having difficulty finding any information on adding Group Policy via script. I already have the script I want to run at ...
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SQL server port is blocked on client machine

I have a client machine on which sql server is installed. This machine is using the internet though a proxy machine. On the proxy machine wingate is installed. I could not connect to the remote sql ...
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Why can't I create a scheduled task using a domain account?

I don't recall running into this problem before, but I've hit a brick wall today. I'm trying to create a scheduled task, and I'm using credentials for my domain account, which is also an ...
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Windows XP used as server [closed]

Forking question "running Samba Active Directory Server on Windows desktop (for developing" I could never understand Windows XP 10-connections limit (added later - in MS licensing), i.e. ...
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Group Policy Exemptions using filters

I have set a policy to enforce screensaver with a lockout after 7 minutes prompting for password. I have found that there are a few machines as exemptions. I have made another policy to disable the ...
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How to check if a port is blocked on Windows?

What is the easiest way to check if port 3306 on my localhost is being blocked?
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Is it possible to mount/unmount a physical hard drive in Windows XP?

Is it possible to mount/unmount a physical hard drive in Windows XP? Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this from the command line so that I could have batch files to do it, ie: mount.cmd unmount.cmd ...
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WebDav System Error 67 in Windows XP

Issue: I'm having issues getting WebDav to work in the command line on Windows XP, both Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3. C:\>net use z: https://mywebsite.com/software/ System error 67 has ...
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Easiest way to get Perfmon counter names into a text file?

I'd like to create a settings file for my logman command. I expect to have lots of perfmon counters. Is there any easy way to get all the perfmon counters' exact text anywhere? The only thing I ...
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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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Possible to Change Screen Resolution with Script?

We've got a workstation with four monitors that is shared by multiple users. Depending on the user, the screen resolution of all four monitors needs to be changed. I'm looking for a way to ...
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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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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
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How to boot quicker?

My WinXP computer takes a good 10 minutes to get to a usable state. Most of the activity will stop if I leave it at the log in screen, so I think it is some system level (as opposed to user level) ...
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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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Local Apache on Windows XP not finishing page requests

I have Apache 2.2.11 installed locally on my Windows XP (SP3) dev machine, which I setup about 3 months ago. I have just started having a strange problem in the last few week. Apache is serving some ...
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Create VM RAM disk at boot time in Windows XP

Using ImDisk for a 250MB RAM drive, with the TEMP environment variable, speeds up our Windows XP systems a lot - probably because the NTFS write-through latency when creating new files is avoided, or ...
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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 would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?

I need to install the standalone google talk client for Windows XP. I have the googletalk-setup.exe. How would you go about installing this on 100+ Windows XP systems? Is there an automated way you ...
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Install a windows driver without the unsigned warning appearing

I'm trying to create a batch install file and one of the tasks it does is install a 3rd party driver. This is unsigned and so pops up a warning and causes the rest of the script to fail on Windows XP ...
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How can I script schtasks so it doesn't need a password?

I'm trying to install some software using a batch script and using schtasks to start a service every day at midnight. The script works fine, but it prompts for a password, which causes the script to ...
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Is there a way to get PowerShell 2's remoting features to work between Windows XP machines?

PowerShell 2.0 has some super-snazzy remoting features. However, I'm unclear if they can be made to work with / between Windows XP machines, or if you need Windows Vista or Windows 7. ...
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How do you prevent a VPN from exposing your IP when it disconnects?

I want every connection in a Virtual Machine (windows XP) to ONLY use my OpenVPN server, as soon as the connection is lost to OpenVPN, I want to lose all internet connectivity in the VM. Naturally the ...
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Windows XP mode: externally configure NIC

We're internally running a lot of stuff on windows xp mode (While upgrading fully to Windows 7), and it is very often required for the people running the xp mode to change their NIC settings to access ...
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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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How to revert the compressed attribute on files in Windows for a whole drive

Someone at my job (a sysadmin) actually performed a "cleanup" task on WinXP which at the same time compressed all the files on my HDD with the Windows compressed file attribute (Filenames get blue in ...
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IPv6 in a Windows XP/Windows 2003 Network

Has anyone successfully deployed an IPv6 network in an environment with Windows XP SP3 workstations and Windows 2003 R2 servers? Are there any operating system issues one needs to consider? Does the ...
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Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder in Windows XP

I have this directory which I cannot remove the read only attribute from. The computer is running XP SP2 (or SP3, not sure) and the directory sits in a NTFS file system. Looking into the web I found ...
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Move/migrate vbox virtual machine to another computer along with snapshots

I have sun virtualbox(2.2) installed on windows xp and I've some VMs(ubuntu server) running with many snapshots . How do I move virtualbox VDIs along with all the snapshots to new windows system?. I ...
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Has windows XP support multiple remote login session (RDP) at a time?

Do windows XP support multiple concurrent remote desktop sessions?
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Computer disappeared from Workgroup

I've a LAN that has 8 computers running Windows XP and only one (Computer A) running Windows Server 2003. When computer A boots, it shows up in all computers' Workgroups, but after 15-30 minutes, it ...