Questions tagged [windows-xp]

**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 Windows. The name "XP" is short for "eXPerience."

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Server 2003 dnscmd.exe access denied (not server 2008)

The only topics I can find on dnscmd.exe access denied are all "when we upgraded to Server 2008 this error started". Well, I'm using Windows XP client and Server 2003 and getting this error. I can ...
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command line utility to connect to wireless network

Can any one tell me a command line utility to connect to a wireless network in Windows XP. I cannot use netsh wlan as this is not supported in XP. Is there any open source command line utility tool . ...
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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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Error: "'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"

Has anyone seen this error on an XP desktop machine before? 'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. It's being used in a 'net start iisadmin'...
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C#/asp.net application runs fine on localhost (intranet), but not on server (Internet)

I'm a total n00b when it comes to SQL Server admin stuff, so sorry if this is basic. I've designed a website in C#/asp.net with a SQL Server backend on my local machine. Runs perfectly when I open the ...
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The "Offer Remote Assistance" option is not working. Error: Your offer could not be sent

I am having problems with a few of the workstations in my domain. For some reason a couple of the computers won't allow the "Offer Remote Assistance" feature. The error that we receive is "Your offer ...
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How to change the current user's domain password without being domain admin?

I've seen plenty of documentation of how to reset a user's password by running net user <username> * /domain or locally net user <username> <new_password> But I am not domain ...
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Diagnostics requested to determine why mapped drives disappear

This is my first server fault post (more of a stackoverflow guy). We have several shared drives (on Win Server Standard 2008, SP2), which intermittently seem to lose a connection during the day. ...
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login failed for user in ASP.NET application to SQL Server 2000

Consider an ASP.NET application to an IIS instance (Windows XP Service Pack 3). The application is calling into SQL Server 2000. When navigating to the website, an error is thrown: LOGIN FAILED ...
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X:\ is not accessible. Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. Help

I keeping getting the error message from above on multiple computers that I administer. I wasn't sure if I should be posting this on SuperUser or ServerFault so my apologizes if it should go there... ...
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Windows XP laptop doesn't appear in WSUS All computers list

I have this one laptop that doesn't appear in WSUS all computers list. We have about 23-25 PCs/laptops/servers in the network, all, but one are listed in WSUS. This is what I have done so far: 1) ...
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In which version of Windows is PowerShell installed by default?

I just installed XP SP2 and I was expecting to have PowerShell 1.0 installed; however, it isn't. It seems I have to manually install it. If I upgrade to SP3 do I get PowerShell. From Wikipedia article:...
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"Allow logon locally" policy missing on Win XP

My active directory (SBS 2003) domain users cannot log on locally to a given client machine (XP SP3). Logon with the domain admin works. I would like users to be able to logon locally to this ...
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Why can't my Ansible server not communicate with my Windows XP machine? [closed]

Ansible's official documentation says Windows XP is not a supported os, however, for every day that goes by I'm even more certain you could make it work. The server is a CentOS 7 machine. I can ...
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How can I mount a hard drive as read-only on Windows XP?

I recently had reason to move a hard drive from a computer that blew up to another computer for the purpose of recovering data. Under the (unfortunate) circumstances, both the donor and the recipient ...
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VirtualBox: grain table inconsistency

The setup in question is as follows: Windows 7 64bit host running VirtualBox. The guest machine is running Windows XP 32bit. After a power failure on the host box, the guest machine cannot boot and ...
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Instructions for pushing image from server on a local network

Every fortnight or so we get around 10-20 computers back from clients and we have to wipe them, restore to factory default, and then install a few select pieces of software. It's arduous and time-...
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Permission denied on files in a directory on a CIFS-mounted Windows share in Linux

I have two directories: c:\work\directory1 and c:\work\directory2 which are mounted under: /mnt/c-drive/ When I try to read any file under directory1 I can, but when I try to read any file in ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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CA Siteminder Installation - "super user could not be saved in the policy store"

Roadblock during CA SiteMinder Policy Server installation. I've moved past various other LDAP credential related errors, but haven't been able to find any information on this one, whatsoever. What ...
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Win7-10, can you mount an NTFS hard drive and ignore permissions like Win XP?

I have several hard drives that I need to grab data from. All are formatted NTFS, a couple have Win 10 installed, a few have Win7 installed. Under Windows 2000 and XP, I could simply attach the drive ...
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Remove old backup.bkf 's backups

I always used ntbackup on WindowsXP for saving my data on a daily basis. My backup type is incremental. Now my external hard disk storage is full. How can I delete old backups?
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Restrict user from saving on their Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures etc. via GPO

I want to accomplish the following task: A user must not have rights to save on their Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures, etc. I have already prevented and hidden all drives via ...
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Is it possible to disable a scheduled task from the command line in Windows XP?

On my Windows 7 machine I can run something like: schtasks.exe /Change /TN "MyTaskName" /Disable But /Disable doesn't seem to be available in Windows XP - is there any way of disabling it from the ...
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How to install Windows to a PC without a CD but with Ubuntu on it? (No USB install possible)

Is there any way to install Windows XP on a notebook PC where CD drive is really faulty and only has Ubuntu installed? No USB option is possible here, as the motherboard does not support USB boot. ...
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WMI access denied from one day to the other [closed]

I had a working WMI connection for months. From a W10 Server I check a dozen XP clients. From one day to the other on, one particular machine denies access. All the others that should be identical do ...
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glassfish - Unknown error when trying port 4848

I'm installing glassfish 3.1 on Windows XP service pack 3. but in configuration step it gives this error: PERFORMING THE REQUIRED CONFIGURATIONS ______________________________________ CREATING ...
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Mount NFS on Windows XP

I want to know if anybody has done any hands on test mounting NFS on Windows XP using "Windows services for Unix" http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=274 I know that it ...
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How to access shared folder on Windows 10 from Windows XP?

I have a share on Windows 10 Pro that is accessed by Windows 7 and 10 with no issues. On Windows XP machine, I can ping both the hostname and the IP, however I get error 64 when I tried net use and ...
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Bypass RDP Client Warning

How do I bypass the security warning in the RDP Client everytime you launch it from a RDP shortcut? The message title reads: "The publisher of this remote connection cannot be identified. Do you ...
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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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Is it possible to open Control Panel based applications with raised privileges?

For example, I want to uninstall an application on a users PC whilst they are logged in, but they do not have the rights to do so in the "Add/remove Programs" application. Is it possible to use "Run ...
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Limiting Active Directory logons on a particular machine

My university is switching from a Novell based logon system to Active Directory. One of the 'features' IT is advertising is the ability for any user to log onto any machine. This is fine for ...
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MMC could not create the snap-in

When trying to run the Group policy I get the above message. (MMC could not create the snap-in) Several systems are affected, all WinXP with SP3 and latest updates. Any ideas on how to get the ...
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How to clear the Offline Files cache on Windows XP

We had a server rename/migration and I was using the Offline Files feature on Windows XP SP2. Every so often, my "Offline Files Status" icon appears in my Taskbar and let's me know that the old ...
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Windows Admin can not change the time

On my work laptop I have a local admin account that is in both the administrator group and the backup operators group. This the account cannot install windows updates or change the time. I've asked ...
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Non-blinking block-cursor in Windows XP command-prompt?

Purpose I normally work in many UNIX-like environments using Xterm. I have grown fond of the non-blinking block-cursor it uses. In fact, I have grown so accustomed to it (especially in Vi) that it ...
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Specify desktop wallpaper image via GPO results in blank background

I'm running Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP clients attached to the domain. The local user has a background image specified, which I am trying to override with a GPO. I attempting to set the ...
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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 simplify/...
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How do I allow a non-admin user to change their IP address on Windows XP?

I have a domain connected Windows XP laptop user who is not a local administrator. I would like for him to be able to change his IP address on Windows XP since he travels quite a bit and may encounter ...
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Windows static routes w/o specifying gateway (next hop)

I have the following scenario: Computer A: 198.51.100.8, netmask 255.255.255.0 Computer B: 203.0.113.9, netmask 255.255.255.0 Both computers are on the same LAN segment; no default gateway is ...
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Persistent static ARP entries on Windows, is it possible?

I am currently running coLinux configured in "ndis-bridged" networking mode, on a machine whose wireless networking card or driver seems incapable or unwilling to accept non-broadcast layer 2 traffic, ...
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postgresql service corrupt, how can i re-create service?

I recently was tricked into running one of those registry cleaner programs (RegistryBooster). It seemed to work fine until I tried to start my postgres service. For some reason, the 'path to ...
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Restrict XP machine to LAN only

I am running a windows xp machine on my network for legacy hardware and software. I wish to allow the xp machine to access all machines on the LAN but prevent it from having access to the internet. ...
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How do I get an XP computer to send files to its archive when connected on different a different router?

Good day folks. I'm wondering if its possible for my portable ultrasound machine to send back its images to the central archive when its off in the wards doing scans. Here's the current setup - the ...
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Additional Keyboard settings from Active Directory

We have some users in our company who need to use additional Keybaords, in order to achieve this one of the other admins had written a VBS script which runs when users in a particular group log in to ...
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Can Hyper-V Server run on Windows XP 32-bit with a 64-bit processor?

I am trying to get a Virtual Instance of Windows 2008 R2 running from my laptop. My laptop has a 64-bit processor and is running 32-bit Windows XP. I have hardware DEP and hardware virtualization (...
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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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Is it possible to clone an old Windows XP machine to modern hardware? [closed]

I was given a task to migrate an old machine based on Windows XP to newer hardware. I have tried using Clonezilla to generate an image from the IDE HDD. The problem I am getting now is getting the ...
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Remote Desktop Client toolbar default to pinned

One of our remote desktop client users likes to have the title bar always displayed. She used to be able to click the "tack" and pin the title bar down. However, the system is no longer remembering ...

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