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I won't speak to WHEN it will happen, since the date has fluctuated...but to answer your questions and help make this question a canonical for this topic that is sure to pop up a lot... So I assume that means there will be windows update patches available until that date? MS will continue to release new patches/updates for XP until that date. ...


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You should be using NTFS, unless you have a good reason not, such as a very old legacy application not supporting NTFS. You can have a look at a feature set comparison here, but basically, NTFS has more features (including native file security options that FAT lacks), and there's just no reason to pick FAT over NTFS for an internal disk unless you have to. ...


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Basically, you need to do two things in a situation like this. First, you need to take a backup. Do this before you do anything. If you can't get approved to buy a proper backup suite, at least download NT backup. And once you've taken your backup, remember, it's not a real backup until you've successfully tested a restore. This will give you a safty ...


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Start - Run - CMD - GPRESULT /r is sufficient -> you don't need to display the full "/v" to visualize group belongings as a client-user as far as AD is concerned (under Windows 7 for sure, but I'm not sure about winxp)


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Take a look at WANem - The Wide Area Network emulator. You can set it up as a VM with a bootable CD-rom drive. Once booted, the web interface will let you use it as a proxy to slow down connections, drop packets, induce jitter, latency, and a number of other cool tricks.


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You don't give out too many useful information about what Operating System you are using, but these procedures will be similar for Vista/7/8/8.1: To find out what groups you are a member of: Log on to your virtual machine (assuming it is joined to the domain) with your AD user account Open up a Command Prompt Type in whoami /groups and hit enter The ...


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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 are the first Windows versions to come with PowerShell installed, by default. Windows PowerShell 2.0 needs to be installed on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista only. It is already installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Ignoring the horribleness of installing XP SP2 in this day and age, if not having PowerShell ...


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This is likely down to ATA / AHCI support. On the baremetal computer you're attempting to install, open the bios settings dialog and check to see if you can reconfigure SATA to be ATA instead of AHCI. XP did not ship with AHCI support, nearly every modern computer comes with this feature and the option is generally enabled.


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I'm fairly certain that an NTBACKUP from Windows XP isn't compatible with Windows 7. You probably need the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility restores backups that are made on Windows XP and on Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


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You only need to use Vmware Converter (http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/) to create an image so you can use it on other Vmware Platforms (vSphere, Workstation,...). There are a lot of guides on the net about how to use the software. This one may help you: ...


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The easiest approach to this is to include a RunOnce task or script to simply delete those favorites from their location in the filesystem under Documents and Settings (after syspreping, of course). The next easiest approach is to use a Group Policy to strip them (what we do, for the record). If neither of those is appropriate or workable, the easiest ...


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This can be done using Windows Firewall. You can set some restrictions based on application instead than on in/out ports. Here you can find a nice tutorial: http://www.technipages.com/blockunblock-programs-in-windows-firewall Regards


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I've found this link: How can I tell whether a DLL has been registered?: Given that DLL registration can encompass arbitrary operations, there is no general-purpose way of determining whether registration has taken place for an arbitrary DLL. To determine whether a DLL has been registered, you need to bring in domain-specific knowledge. If you ...


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Just add this in a .bat script: tscon 1 /dest:console rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation The first line transfers the remote session to the local desktop and the second line, locks it. Instead of disconnecting, just run the bat script.


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For anyone who likes to know how to do this in Windows 7 (like me): Open Local Security Policy (can be found by pressing the Windows key once and typing "Local Security Policy") => Advanced Audit Policy Configuration => ... => Logon/Logoff => Audit Other Logon/Logoff Events => double click and mark all the check boxes => save Screenshot: Audit Other ...


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Please go to the httpd.conf and change Listen 80 to Listen 8080 or any port. Remember to allow that port through firewall and you have restart the Apache service not the system.


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Make sure the file is not being previewed by Windows Explorer. A file in the Preview Pane of Windows will lock a file and mark it as in use.


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If you are using the windows7 PC by default the anonymous samba user is disabled. So to mount the local windows shared folder onto the QNX(any linux based systems) system you need to change the two registry key values from the below path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CurrentControlSet->Control->Lsa Highlight the Lsa. On the right side you can see the ...


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VMware has a tool called vmware-diskmanager. On a mac with Fusion, it's hidden in "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/". You can use this tool to repair VirtualBox VMDK disks as well. Run vmware-diskmanager -R .vmdk. It saved me a couple of times already. The good news is that you can download this utility if you don't have vmware. It's at ...


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Just do this: FlashUtil10x_ActiveX.exe -update plugin Then the update window will appear. This will work for Flash for IE and other browsers like Opera; just make sure you find the right flash_xxxxxxxx.exe.


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Just some further information, many vendors only provide support for their products when they are used in a supported environment. For example JoeAccounting is the software your accounting department uses on their Windows XP computers. Say something happens and you have to re-install JoeAccounting on their computers, but you run into an issue. Right now you ...


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vbscript : ' Print FQDN in lower case letters ' Volker Fröhlich (2011) option explicit dim Message dim output dim WshShell, objEnv dim mydomain ' Read value from registry function readFromRegistry (strRegistryKey, strDefault ) Dim WSHShell, value On Error Resume Next Set WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") value = WSHShell.RegRead( ...


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I know this is a really old post, but there is a way built into Windows 7 and newer (may be in Windows Vista, but I am not sure). Run the following from an escalated command prompt in the folder that you want reset. /t tells icacls to perform the operation recursively. icacls .\* /setowner %UserDomain%\%UserName% /t icacls .\* /reset /t The first command ...


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FOR /F %A IN (c:\scripts\ps\computers.txt) DO (FOR /f "tokens=2" %i IN ('qwinsta /SERVER:%A ^| find /i "disc"') **DO if "%i" NEQ "0" ECHO %i** | rwinsta %i /SERVER:%A /V)


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Windows XP doesn't respond to ping due to default firewall rules. This is expected behavior. If you want ping replies you need to change the ICMP section of your network adapter / firewall (depending on XP SP) to allow "Incoming echo requests". See http://csg.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/tips/firewall/winxp as just one example on how to do that.


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The reason was because of network security policy in the standard vswitches. To make it simple, the each ESXi host has multiple VMs each having its own IP address + the IP of the ESXi itself. This means many MAC addresses. Now this ESXi is a VM itself in .52 host with its single VM assigned to a certain group. The group will not allow more than 1 MAC to ...


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You can try to run gpupdate as admin if you have not tried that. Software restriction policies do not apply when Windows is started in Safe Mode. You can run gpupdate in Safe Mode to refresh the software restriction GPO.


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Connect remotely with PS command gpupdate /target:computer /force /boot It will force to update GPO on target computer and will reboot if necessary. Might also work: psexec \\computer gpupdate /force In 2nd example if you use '*' instead of 'computer' it will execute command on all computers in current domain.


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The Interface number in decimal is displayed with route print. Look at the top of the output under Interface List. Another way is to use arp -a and make note of the hexadecimal number, eg: C:\>arp -a Interface: 192.168.1.28 --- 0xc Internet Address Physical Address Type <snip> Both are accepted after the if argument in route.exe, ...


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This is a bit late but We had a similar issue where it was taking about 10 minutes to log in. if the network cable was unplugged and the PC rebooted then it logged in right away. In the end we found it was a printer driver trying to be installed and needed user input that wasn't possible because they were not logged in yet. try turning on Verbose ...



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