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Sep
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asked Automated method to convert .reg registry file to reg.exe commands
Sep
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answered What's an easy way to install software on 30+ LAN PCs running XP Pro SP3 from a single PC?
Sep
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Sep
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comment Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt
Any luck finding any differences in those registry keys? Or any other solutions?
Aug
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comment Is .NET experience a good thing or a bad for a Sr. Sysadmin?
+1 for mentioning PowerShell. PowerShell is basically scripted .NET, and is highly useful for sysadmins. That alone is a good reason to know .NET, and your other reasons are good points as well.
Aug
29
comment Simple way to make Apache ask for a password, unless from specified IP
Glad you got it figured out!
Aug
28
answered Setting up a server / What should be the hostname?
Aug
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comment Simple way to make Apache ask for a password, unless from specified IP
After re-reading your question, it looks like this is very similar to what you originally posted. Perhaps the order has some affect on it?
Aug
27
answered Simple way to make Apache ask for a password, unless from specified IP
Aug
27
comment Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share
Ah, so he's outright deleting them, not just disabling them. I checked and it looks like system network shares (like admin$) can't have their permissions changed. If you want to try to run a batch file to recreate the shares, the command would be net share admin$="%WINDIR%" /grant:Administrators,FULL. To get this to run after his runs, you could schedule it to run at logon, then have the first command be a delay. There's no built-in sleep command in windows, but you can download sleep.exe from microsoft, or just ping a bunch of times to slow it down.
Aug
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comment Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share
Hmm. Is there a way for you to reverse the process that he used to disable them? If you could provide a link to some info on how the disabling works, I can look at it and see if I can think of a way to re-enable it. That also gives me the other thought that you could perhaps find a way to simply remove his ability to disable the share in the first place, though at the moment I can't think of a way to do that.
Aug
24
comment Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt
Hm, odd. Do you have any custom credential providers registered? You might want to try exporting the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies keys, then do a diff against the same export from a newly imaged machine, and see if there are any differences which might indicate what's being changed. Those two keys are where settings like hide last username, etc. are stored, so it could be something in there.
Aug
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comment Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share
You could definitely do it remotely as long as you have the proper credentials to do so. He might notice the effects, but unless he regularly hangs out in the task scheduler, I doubt he'd see it unless he goes looking. In order to do it remotely, open up mmc.exe, click File -> Add/Remove snapin, and select "task scheduler", then click "add". When prompted, select "another computer" and enter the name of the user's computer. Once connected, you should be able to add/remove tasks. Again, you'll need to do this from a Win7 or Server 2k8 machine, not server 2003.
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Aug
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answered Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share
Aug
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answered Are UAC prompts suppressed on Win7 over RDC?
Aug
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answered Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt
Jul
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comment How to redirect domain.net to www.domain.net
Can you contact the issuer of the SSL cert and have them change it to be for *.domain.net?
Jan
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comment Searching nearly free Security-Solution for School-Computer-Network
DeepFreeze is very useful and feature-rich, however, for a small environment, Microsoft SteadyState might be better, simply because it's free. It has similar functionality.
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