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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I'm having trouble updating Windows XP machines lately, getting redirected to KB2497281

I just reinstalled a Dell box with WinXP SP3 and proceeded to try to run Windows Update to download patches, but I got a redirect to KB2497281. This KB article is rather misleading. It states that ...
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Webdav mounting on XP

I have an SSL tunnel application which transmits data from port 80 to 443 (sets up port 80 as local server and reads/write received data to HTTPS). I can mount this application in Windows 7 or Virtual-...
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XP KVM stuck at "Booting from Hard Disk"

Just to see if it could be done (and if so, move other physical XP machines to VM environments), I took the hard drive out of a decommissioned laptop, captured a WIM of it, and applied it to a QCOW2 ...
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Windows System State Analyzer 3.0 failing to compare file system snapshots

I have an issue with the Windows System State Analyzer 3.0. The tool takes snapshots of the status of file systems, drivers, registry and services statuses, but when I try to compare those, it fails ...
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Computer management, Access denied only on win XP VMs

This may take a few lines to setup, so bear with me. My company runs vmware, mix of win xp and win 7 VMs. My tech group have admin rights throughout the domain. We're having some scanning issues ...
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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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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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Lync install on XP machines closes Office applications

Our company is in the process of deploying Lync to our users. We intend to use GFI LANGuard to deploy the software to client machines. In testing, the installation has gone smooth on both Vista and ...
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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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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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PKI user certificate credential roaming works on Windows 7, but not on XP SP3

We have implemented credential roaming for user certificates on our domain. Everything is set up per Technet in Certification Authority and Group Policy. User certificates are roaming correctly, but ...
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openssl, IIS, XP and error 403.7

I use IIS 6 on 2003 Server. The website use SSL. I think it works fine: when a user, on XP machine, connect to the site (https://www.my_soc.local), it obtains the first page. My problem: I'd like ...
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Administering IIS 6.0 on XP 64 bit from Windows 7

I have IIS 6.0 running on an XP professional 64 bit machine that I would like to administer from a Windows 7 machine. Is there an MMC Snap-In I can use for this? I've found solutions for Win 7 to ...
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Windows XP SP2 with 2 NICs

I am a newbie in the networking world and a little help would be appreciated in correctly configuring two NICs. I have searched your forum for multiple network card configurations, but none of them ...
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SSH server on Windows Xp Embedded

I'm trying to run an SSH server on Windows Xp Embedded. I've tried all open-source/freeware flavours so far that I know (openSSH for Windows, CopSSH, FreeSSHD, MobaSSH. All of them tell me they are ...
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CRL Check Questions

Windows XP | IE 7 Hi guys, From time to time, I'm seeing the following error come up: Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to ...
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Leaving domain / user account

I have a laptop that joined a domain here in my home network and I login as \mydomain\myuser I want to remove it from the domain but keep the \myuser account, since it has all of my application ...
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Adding to App Paths for 'Run' as a non-admin

Is there a way to add a new App Path (for adding commands to Start-Run) without needing Admin? With admin, you can add an App Path to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths. I ...
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XP Clients can't copy to networkshare

i have a windows 2003 domain where i have strange problem. One of our file shares is on a 2003r2 domain controller, xp clients trying to copy files on the share are always getting the error error ...
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Application works after closing and restarting

I am working with an old Borland 1999 C++ client\server application that I don't have the source code to... unfortunately there is no vendor support or alternative this app. This is a bit of a head ...
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Issue with a workstation and file server shares

I have a weird issue with a Windows XP SP3 computer in an office, as I'm trying to map network shares from a Windows 2008 server. The server name is "server" and it's IP address is 10.10.10.10. The ...
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How can I wait to the close of the uninstall panel in windows 7 from batch file?

I have simple batch file : @echo off call "c:\windows\system32\appwiz.cpl" echo "Done" On Windows XP, this batch launche the uninstall panel of windows, and block the execution until the use close ...
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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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%systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy gone

DC Win2012, Client XP I have a couple of problems getting GPOs applied - well, they show up as getting applied (gpresult) but the software i tried to deploy didnt got deployed. I enabled userenv-...
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net view displays only my own computer

On Windows 7, I run net view. But only my own machine is displayed whereas I am supposed to see 8 others computers. However, the ping to those computers adrresses works fine. Why net view does not ...
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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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let users run program as administrator - windows xp 'sudoers'?

On linux I could just add a entry like username ALL = (root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/program to the sudoers file to enable my users to run a program with root/administrator-privileges. How can I do ...
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Windows XP / Server 2012 HTTPS decryption issues

I have an issue with an application I've been developing that makes web requests over SSL to a local server VM with IIS 8 installed (Windows Server 2012). So far all the other requests in the ...
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Dr. Watson Woes

A Windows XP box on my network gets slammed with memory exception errors from two of Microsoft's Dr. Watson debugger processes if the machine is left idle for more than 15 minutes in the Welcome ...
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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 Config/...
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Slow Starting DHCP Client Service - HP Thin Clients

We have recently began adding XPe thin clients to our domain in preperation for a new citrix environment. One thing that has been picked up on in testing is that they appear slow to boot. The issue ...
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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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How do I configure a stored procedure wrapper and security settings to provide safe access to command-line operations?

I'm ultimately trying to find a way to allow the safe use of BCP and selected other command-line functionality from within SQL Server. The organisation I am in currently have xp_cmdshell disabled ...
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Downloading content greater than 2000 bytes from local network hangs in browser on Windows XP

We have web application that runs under Tomcat in a local network. Our customers experience strange problem using this web application. Let's say Tomcat server runs on host1 and we open webapp URL in ...
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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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"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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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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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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Limited user requires admin rights for plug and play printer?

I have a small fleet of laptops that aren't part of a domain running Windows XP Pro SP3 as limited users. They are used for printing different shipping documents. I have a script that runs when they ...
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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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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 restrict access to command shell/explorer for non admin users

Is there a way to restrict access for specific (non admin) users to cmd, windows tools, explorer on an Wim XP system? Partially I consider to do this through group policy & logon script 1. deny ...
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Fail to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows XP Embedded

I've a XP Embedded device on which I tried to install the Full 3.5 Framework (not the Compact one) but doesn't work because the size of the hard disk drive is to small (only ~200MB left). 1) Can I "...
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Deployment of general files to Windows XP Pro clients

I'm looking into deploying general software projects to small networks of Windows XP Pro/7 Pro machines. A use case is that there are 3 client machines and a build server. The build server builds 3 ...
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What is the best guide for deploying XP clients from 2003 Server with WDS in Native Mode?

I'm faced with the task of deploying XP clients from a Windows 2003 server with WDS in Native mode. I've searched around and have found a few Microsoft articles that deal with bits and pieces of this, ...
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troubleshooting a printer problem

I have a large Kyocera Printer/Scanner/Copier machine in a office with three PCs (all plugged into a lan via router. The three PCs all have individual printers (inkJets) hooked directly via printer ...