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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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Pinpointing source of clock inaccuracy

I am having a huge problem with the clock on a Windows XP machine. Whether getting its time from the domain controller using w32time and an ntp server (PDC) / client, from a GPS clock directly using ...
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Logon script does not run for all users

We have a standalone common-use workstation running Windows XP Pro SP3 and have created a script using Javascript (scriptname.js) that is to be run for each user. The file was added as a user logon ...
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Windows XP not mapping drives after logging into a windows 7 PC

Bit of background. We map out network drives via GPO. This works fine for both XP and windows 7 clients. The GPO’s are served by a Win2008R2 DC. I have a user that has to works in 2 departments. The ...
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Windows XP cannot join (samba) domain

I've a setup with Samba 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 10.04 running as Primary Domain Controller for the network. [Almost] everything works fine, except for a single Windows XP computer which cannot join the ...
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Network connection from Windows XP to Unix Samba share slow

When I connect from Windows XP to a Unix Samba share, I can do it fast, if I take only user and password. If I take "Server IP\user" and password, it takes 15 seconds more to connect. The server IP is ...
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IE: Cannot disable Settings button under Browsing history via group policy

Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE enabled: disable changing temporary internet file settings User ...
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Windows XP VM on VMWare ESXi 4.1 “pausing” / blocked occasionally

We have an issue with Windows XP SP3 VMs on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 (the free version): They sometimes seem to "pause" for several minutes. This happens rarely (maybe once a week per VM, we don't always ...
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Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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“hkcu\volatile environment” missing, hkcu\environment not read

This question is very similar to this one. Suddenly, my "HKCU\Volatile Environment" keys disappeared, and my system no longer reads HKCU\Environment unless I reset it explicitly using SETX (which I ...
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What could cause a group of machines to fail loading secure web pages only when assigned certain IP addresses?

I have about 20 cloned machines running Windows XP Pro SP3. Three of the computers are experiencing an issue where clicking the 'Proceed to checkout' button from the amazon.com shopping cart causes ...
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Registry Changes not being saved

I've been looking at a couple of customer machines and trying to figure out why registry changes aren't being persisted when the machine is powercycled (powerloss etc). These machines aren't on a ...
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Permissions for Windows XP and ssh

I have Windows XP with browsershots installed on it, which is used to generate automatic screenshots from different webpages. Additionally I've installed there cygwin with sshd and enabled option ...
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Server hardware access from PHP scripts in Apache over UNC network path

I have a Windows XP Pro server running Apache 2.2, which is configured with an Alias /p that points to a UNC network path (//server/projects). Apache runs under the user Apache, which (as part of some ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 SIS Groveler start error

Hi I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 running and I need to have a WDS with mixed mode so I can deploy Windows 7 & Windows XP images. I went to setup the first image and after the wizard was done ...
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Group Policy Preferences File Association on older Clients

I have a GPP for file association aka "open with". It works as expected on Server2008/Win7 but does nothing on Server2003/WinXP that has both the GPP Client KB943729 and GPP hotfix KB982051 installed. ...
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Can I Override Multicast Address for One Specific Destination IP?

I have a Windows XP machine that is fitted with two Network cards. One card is used to access the company network and internet and its IP is assigned by DHCP whilst the second has a fixed IP and is ...
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Out-of-date data with a Samba server and a Windows XP client

I'm exporting a directory tree from a Linux server to a Windows XP client over Samba. Sometimes, when files are modified on the Linux side, the Windows side keeps seeing an out-of-date version. It ...
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Causes for quick logon / logoff on Server 2003 domain?

I was browsing through my security audit logs today and I noticed a few users that have a 540 logon success and then a rapid 538 logoff (and by rapid I mean the user logs off anywhere between 1 - 30 ...
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit) Odd Problem

I managed to successfully install VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit). It works well and somehow feels faster and snappier than the same exact version on Ubuntu 8.04. However, ...
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Group Policy Screensaver's

Recently my company has decided that you must have the company wallpaper and screensaver. I have created two GPO's to do this applying to users within the domain, the first GPO applies the wallpaper ...
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WebDav Excel 2010 on WinXP

I'm experiencing a problem accessing WebDav directory with Excel 2010 - all files open in read-only mode. I have no problems doing the same with Excel 2003. Any ideas?
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Win 7 Remote Desktop connection failure when already logged in

I have a bit of a strange problem, magnified recently by my broadband dropouts. I wasn't sure whether to post this on SU or SF, so I thought I'd start here as more users would be likely to know what ...
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HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z Not Showing up in Remote Desktop (Terminal Services)

I installed this printer on a windows XP machine. First using the wireless option, and later using USB. In both cases when I connect to my other computer (also Windows XP) via terminal services and ...
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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 best utilise shared drive with Windows Search 4.0

We have a Windows Server 2003 server acting as a file server, and have installed Windows Search 4.0 on it. The entire share structure is locked down so different people can access different folders. ...
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Roaming profiles Win2K8 and deployed printers

I am having an issue with deployed printers using group policy and the 2008 print server. The print server is actually 2 servers setup in a failover cluster (server 2k8 x64) running a print server as ...
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IE8, Active Desktop and DPI Setting

We use active desktop to put a logo, calendar and a search-able phone list on our users desktop. The phone list works by linking to another page that has the search and results boxes (and the ...
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ClickOnce application with roaming user profiles

One of our pieces of software here is deployed via clickonce. I'm looking to setup roaming profiles because our users have a tendency to hop around from machine to machine in the office and I don't ...
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Internet Explorer 6 Encountered An Error ntl.dll Issue on XP and Win2000

As we have some PC's still running Windows 2000 and this is beyond our control we use IE 6 so we can keep the IE platform standard. Recently on some XP and Win2000 PCs IE has been crashing with the ...
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ipfw rules not affecting localhost

I am having an issue getting ipfw to configure network delay on traffic on localhost (WinXP). I wrote a very basic batch file with the following commands ipfw pipe 3 config delay 300ms ipfw add pipe ...
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sccm 2007 agent fail to install on windows xp client machine even after manually tried to install agent

We have about 1000 client machine with XP SP3 in our network. As you know Microsoft stopped supporting XP. now we cant install SCCM 2007 agent on our xp machines remotely. because windows update ...
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Windows registry settings do not take effect on IE 8

I am running Internet Excplorer version 8.0.6001 on Windows XP SP3. I want to change the default search engine for IE without using the user interface. So, I modified these registries: ...
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How can i get Windows XP 64bit pro to recognise memory?

Looking for some help. We have a computer running Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 (supported till April lol). It is dealing with lots of video feeds in our organisation and it only had 4gig of ram. So in my ...
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aix to xp with crossover, ping from xp works, ping from aix doesn't work

I'm in the process of removing a legacy system from the network and trying to connect an xp client machine directly to the AIX server, so as to still have access to the legacy application. I ...
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Samba4 (4.1.2) permissions issues on WinXP network

Samba 4.1.2 on CentOS 6.4 serving WinXP clients from /home/srv/shared. /home, /home/srv, /home/srv/shared, and /home/srv/shared/pics all have unix 777 perms. WinXP client copies a file into ...
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Windows XP VPN server with Ubuntu client

I'm trying to setup VPN connection to Windows XP server with a static public IP address from my Ubuntu machine. VPN used is standart windows built-in PPTP. I have got problem when connecting. Here is ...
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Shared printer can't be added

We have a small training network with server 2003, and XP clients and users in a AD domain. A printer is connected to a client with USB. We are trying to share the printer to all the users but it's ...
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how do i always execute PPT-Viewer in Kios, no exception

We use MagicInfo for displaying some informations to our customers, and suddenly we need to play PowerPoint Presentations. Everything works fine, i just need to make 2 improovements. Start ...
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BCM database accessable for all but ONE computer in domain

I have a small network of 6 computers running the latest version of good old WinXP and a Ubuntu Linux machine acting as PDC for the domain. All machines have MS Office 2010 Professional installed. ...
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windows xp - batch remove IPP printer

How can I remove a printer using IPP (example URI: http://10.0.0.1:631/printers/r123-printer01) from windows batch? There should probably be a way using rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry, but I ...
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Deleted files re-appear in AD structure, on logout profile-saving gives “permission denied”

I have a user on Windows XP that has their profile stored on Server 2008. The user complains about not being able to delete files in their documents directory because they re-appear. On logging out ...
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Why does my XP client try to join a domain with the pre-windows 2000 domain name?

I do not have problems with any other clients (Win 7 Pro). But sometimes I have an XP SP3 client that will not join the domain. The reason is because it is looking for the pre-Windows 2000 domain ...
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reset packet sent when receiving big TCP traffic

A client receives chunks of TCP segments from a server, which total 20MB or more. Sometimes the client will send RST segments to the server before terminating the TCP connection. Before sending RST ...
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Windows clients XP and 2000 “Log spooler information events” through GPO

I have some clients (XP and 2000) on which I would like to enable printing of documents on local printers. Therefor I need to enable "Log spooler information events" on the Advanced Tab of the Print ...
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vmware + active directory 2003 + windows xp sp2 + Fujitsu Zero Client + GPO propagation issues

i am trying to set up a domain controller with windows server 2008 (2003 functional level), and windows xp sp2 clients (both virtualized on a Fujitsu vmware server). My windows xp sp2 clients have ...
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Registry Export Using Script Run from CD Fails - Access Denied

I've written some scripts and .bat files to configure XP machines and I have created a CD with all these scripts on and execute them through a single setup.bat file which is also on the CD. One of ...
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What's the risk in turning off Windows XP file system tunneling?

File system tunneling is discussed in the answers to this question: Incorrect file creation date in Windows XP/Vista Does any recent software depend on file system tunneling to maintain the creation ...
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SMTP port 25 - connection refused

Here is the error I have running a python program that sends a mail: Traceback (most recent call last): File "D:/Share/Backup/DEV/2_tools/bbb_reports.py", line 116, in <module> ...
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Sysprep'd computer takes ages to apply GPO

On a domain, a Windows XP computer had problems. So I placed fresh sysprepped image on that computer. Using Sysprep mini-setup, I keep the same computer name, then I added that computer on the ...