How do I create a GPO to disable the XPSP2 firewall in my W2K3 server domain? David HIn the Group Policy Editor - Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall. In Domain Profile, set "Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections" to Disabled. I would strongly suggest that you don't do this for the Standard Profile. If you do, laptops that get taken away from your network will be unprotected. There are other ways to do this, such as 2 levels up from the above you can choose to disable it on your domain. But as it says in the explanation for the above setting, this is the only way to make sure it stays off.
How to disable cd rom running(playing music) with a touch on the physical "PLAY" button on the cdrom before login into win xp pro? Thanks 4 helpHi, You can't, as that is not controlled by the operating system. If the drive is connected directly to the sound card, and the controls are on the front of the drive, then there is nothing going through the operating system that you can control.
since been told what I do with it now is up to me. However the SysAdmin has changed a few things that I would like to put back to normal. Please advise :) 1) User Accounts I do not see the usual User Accounts window when I open it from Control Panel. Instead it brings up the userpasswords2 window. My user account has a domain associated. Can I still revert to the original, friendlier User Accounts setup screen, and if so how? 2) Login I have to type my password from the older Win2000 style login box. How can I get back the nicer WinXP login screen where I click my username or picture, and can see outstanding e-mails etc? 3) Network Connections I do not seem to have the option to connect to a LAN when I add a new connection
How can I type in user name and password to log in like in Windows 2000?Control panel|user accounts|change the way users log on or off. Uncheck 'use welcome screen'.
How do i do to see what hardware i have on my Computer?Hi msinfo32 and then expand 'Components'.
How can i format my harddrive?If you have Win XP then you can insert the cd, reboot & let Windows reformat your hard drive for you (I prefer to use the "long" format rather than the quickie). On previous versions you can boot to a command prompt when you restart your computer. When the computer's (not Windows) welcome screen flashes, hold down F8 (on some machiens its F2 on some, you
and image of Windows XP on a CD for multiple cloning of systems.How to Use Sysprep: An Introduction http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/deploying/introduction.asp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp Description of the Windows XP Corporate Deployment Tools and Documentation http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321880&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840&Product=winxp How to Use Sysprep for Auditing Installations http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using
do I remove spyware that slipped into my computer during downloads? thank you very much. KayGeeBefore the MVP (M$ Victim Poster) Hermes responded, KayGee typed: :: How do I clear cache of browser, and how do I remove :: spyware that slipped into my computer during downloads? :: thank you very much. KayGee If your browser is IE, Open a browser window and from the menu select Tools, Internet Options. Click on the Delete Files button under the Temporary Internet Files section. Do not check the Delete all files box if you have passwords/cookies you want saved. To delete spyware, google for adaware or spybot. You will find they are free spyware and adware programs you
How do I disable auto update. Several vendors like Adobe and Avid have notified me that my system will break with SP2 until they release new versions. How do I disable Automatic Update so I do not have to fight installation of SP2?Hi Bill, Right-click on My Computer, select Properties then Automatic Updates tab. Click in the radio button beside "Turn off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually". Click on Apply then OK.
How do i get my computer to boot up automatically without me having to click my log name ???Start, run, type in: control userpasswords2, hit enter. Uncheck: users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Xp will then ask you to enter the user and password you want to auto-logon to. Or Download and install tweakui for xp and use its auto-logon feature. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
How do I install the full XP on a clean formated HD. I get the message "Can not run this program in DOS mode" when I run setup.exe.Boot from the Windows XP CD and follow the prompts.
How do you determine what the packet size on a network adapter is? Is there a registry setting for it?http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=+Maximum+Transmission+Unit John
How would i go about changeing my BIOS so i cna have the hard disk first and it not read form a cd-rom at startupWhen your computer turns on press either Delete Key or the F1 key this will be shown on screen as press to enter set up. Once you get the Bios screen you can then go into the boot menu and change the first boot location to cd rom, best bet is to change them all to CD then change it back later. Remember once you format and load windows again after the first reboot, always say boot from hard drive it will give you the option on screen. Peter
How can I tell on what actual date XP was installed on my PC?Type in Start Run
cmd /k systeminfo
how to you take screenshot in windows??Hi [email protected]
, In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general you remarked Hit the 'Print Screen' key to capture the whole desktop or Alt+Print Screen to capture just the active window. Open Windows Paint, click edit>paste.
How can I check to see what version of Windows XP I am running including the latest update? Very difficult finding the answer on Microsoft's site.Hi
Start>Run - then type in "winver" - without the quotes.
How can I remove internet explorer in Win XP pro. TIA. Regards Dan ..You can't.
How much slower will a computer be if I compress all the files (making them blue)? will there be a performance decline?Depends on your computer, if you have a new fast one then prolly not much, but an older one you may regret that. files (making them (http://www.grisoft.com). 1/6/2004
How do i format my floppysThe joke is, "Use Viagra." The truth, put a floppy, that is not write protected, in the drive, select the floppy drive in My Computer with a right click, select format.
how do i copy and paste an email to resend to some one?Should be a Forward button on inbox toolbar. Highlight desired message, then click on the button. Brings up a new message form with contents of message inserted with ">" to left of each line. If none, use Message>Forward; same outcome. No other work such as saving is needed but you dohave to enter address of reciient in its line. Or you can highlight and copy content of message body to forward, pasting it in a new message of your own. Your own message can be added in both instances. Malv
How can I kep C: very small ? Favs / Temps / Start Menu / OE data / Wab / all progs are already out of C: ( C: = system, d: = pagefile - e: = progs - g: = backups - h: = data - i: = audio) Still have 2.5GB occupied on my C: drive ! That gives an image of 1.4GB with compression high : too much for a CD !!! Any suggestions ?What is your reason for keeping it small? C: =
How do I find out from Command line if a service with the name e.g. "xxyyzz" is currently installed ? Note that the question is NOT if the service is currently running. It could be stopped. But in must be installed. If I type net start only the installed AND running services are listed. What is the command line command for service installation detection ? It should be applicable under WinXP AND Win2000. FrankHere is a script that will list
re-install a copy of the above file. When I called HP they say I have to download the boot disk from Microsoft. But when I try to download them while using my work laptop it says that the file is too big to go on 1 disk and it never promts me to put in the other 5 floppies. I am afraid to download it to my work laptop and risk damaging it since Windows 2000 is installed on it. How do I download the Boot Disk from the Microsoft website to the 6 disks? If I download it to the hard drive on my laptop, can I extract the file without affecting my laptop's system?In My Document folder create a New Folder and name it Boot disk download. Go back to the microsoft site and download the files to this boot disk folder you have created. You can then create the floppies from this folder. Before
How do I get a program to start automatically when I turn on my computer? Is there a certain folder I need to place the executable file in so it opens upon startup?C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Create a shortcut to the program that you want to automatically run in the above folder. If you want it to run for every user, put the shortcut in:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
didn't want to load. Tried that with XP Pro and always get this screen on startup telling me I have altered startup adversly and that I "MUST" go back to "Normal" startup (All those programs I do not want!!!! @$#%*!&^) I have been told also that if do this (Uncheck is msconfig/startup) you will screw up the registry or something with XP. Does anyone know how to correctly and safely "de-select" unwanted startup programs from loading? Much appreciated in advance!It just as simple and actually works the same exact way. You didn't read the notification correctly. It doesn't say you have to back to normal, it simply is telling you that you used msconfig to disable startup items. Just check the box to never show the massage again and your
How do I change who XP pro is registerd to without having to reinstall XP? ..Hello Jeremy, Go to http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm, scroll down to Line 7, right hand side: Change Registered Owner and Organization. Alan
how to let a user in the users group (Restricted) be able to share a folder.It depends on whether you have XP Home or Pro Edition. If Pro, create a new group with permissions to share that particular folder and user access list restricted to only those who you want to share the folder. Malke
how do you reformat your hardrive and then install a new os does anyone have any easy to follow dirrections so i can reformat to delete everything andhttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en- us;313348
How do I go about getting rid of the message pop ups. Pls help me and email me if you have the answer.If the pop-ups appear while surfing web pages then download and install one of the many pop-up blocker programs. Search www.download.com for popup blocker, you'll find many free ones. If they say messenger service in the title bar, these have nothing to do with MSN messenger or Windows messenger. What this is a
How do I tell if i am running 32 bit or 64 bit windows xp?Install the 32 one. I doubt very very very much you're running anything 64bit. Jason
How do I get directly to an older post without having to go through 20 or 30 pages to check for a response?Change to using a real newsreader program like Outlook Express and you will be able to turn on a view that shows all your messages and the replies to them only.
With windows xp home, upon start up, I get the following windows error message: "General protection fault error. Please delete file." How can I find the offending file? How do I delete it? Thanks for any help.Hi, How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP [Q310560] http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560 If that doesn't help, try: HOW TO: Perform Advanced Clean-Boot Troubleshooting in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316434
how do you burn one cd to the otherYou want to know how to copy a CD? It depends on the type of CD. Music or data? If you only have WinXP you have to copy data drom CD to HD then back to CDR. A good program to buy would be Roxio "Easy CD". It will copy data and music CD assuming they aren't copy protected in some way.