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Feb
17
comment Easiest way to find the screen resolution of all machines on a windows network?
It should be easy enough to adapt once you have a list of computer names to start with. Loop through the list and call a sub containing most of the code in that link. Results could go to a file share, be sent via email or logged to a database. But we're getting more into the realm of "how to write VBScript" here, which is probably better covered in a separate question once you've made a decision on which way to go.
Feb
16
comment Create Active Directory User Profile
OK, just double-checking I've got this straight. Current scenario is local profiles with local accounts, yes? New scenario will be local profiles with domain accounts. You want to move data - primarily on the desktop and in My Docs - from the local PC to a central network location?
Feb
16
comment What are my options for installing software on a remote PC?
Seconded; sounds like your users are in the habit of treating you like a doormat! I'd also recommend starting to say "no", especially to the more unreasonable requests. Customer service doesn't mean saying "yes" to everything after all.
Feb
16
comment Create Active Directory User Profile
Question. From your reply here and your replies to other answers, would it be correct to say that your users currently have local profiles with local accounts and you're migrating them to a server environment?
Feb
16
comment Freaky problem with RDP
It wasn't me, it was a guy I work with. I think it was just a KB search.
Feb
15
comment Password for iis after installing
But what about the actual computer name (System properties | Computer name | Full computer name) or browser?
Feb
15
comment Why is MySQL Replication so complicated?
If I could give rep for edits I would. :)
Feb
13
comment Windows SMTP server suggestions?
Some questions (you may need to pass these on). Do you have AD? What do you do about backing up your email server? What server software did you use before?
Feb
13
comment Windows SMTP server suggestions?
Re: other OSs, I would guess from the context that Win2K is what the OP (or the OPs friend) knows. Using an OS that you don't know for a critical function can only cause trouble. Good point about port 25 though.
Feb
12
comment How to create an MSI to install and register an ActiveX Control?
Ah, that's cool then. I'll withdraw my reservations.
Feb
12
comment Does the number of icons on a Windows XP desktop affect performance?
No worse than the resources it's using for icons in any other Explorer window or any running apps. Desktop == no different.
Feb
12
comment Does the number of icons on a Windows XP desktop affect performance?
That's why Windows has an icon cache - precisely so this kind of thing doesn't happen.
Feb
12
comment Automating install of several applications
+1. The only thing I'd add is that - with a lot of installers that come packaged as .exes - you can often get at an embedded MSI by e.g. extracting with 7zip, checking your temp directory, etc. It won't work all the time, but it's a good first thing to check and it can save lots of time and hassle later on.
Feb
12
comment automatically login once windows 2003 server starts
+1; running it as a service is the way to go. Alternatively pop it in a computer startup script in the local policy.
Feb
11
comment Access control: Windows vs Linux
The register link has some factual inaccuracies over the allow/deny thing, but otherwise it's an interesting perspective.
Feb
11
comment Access control: Windows vs Linux
I'd actually argue that you're better off with what you know best, as it's far easier to misconfigure security on an OS that you're unfamiliar with (it would be interesting to see stats on what percentage of security incidents were actually a result of this).
Feb
11
comment Should a restore of a database file for Exchange 2010 always be in a “Dirty Shutdown” state?
+1 for testing your restores! :)
Feb
11
comment Registry key location for software deployed via Group Policy?
One caveat is that it will redeploy to all users in the GPO scope, so make sure that's what you really want to happen before doing it!
Feb
11
comment Access control: Windows vs Linux
It's an interesting question for sure, but unfortunately any Linux vs Windows topic is going to potentially generate fireworks so I'm voting to close.
Feb
10
comment Improving terminal server performance for a specfic app
What's the perf like with only one user logged on? This needs to be tested on the TS itself rather than taking a copy of the app to a workstation.