Archive from June, 2004
Jun 30, 2004 - General    No Comments

2meg line installed tomorrow …

Apology accepted Nildram. ….;)

Jun 28, 2004 - General, Networking    No Comments

How do I balance the load between two NICs on the same wire?

You will need to add two Value entries of type REG_DWORD at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesNetBTParameters

RandomAdapter should be set to 1 and SingleResponse should be set to 1.

Setting either value to 0 disables this feature.

Jun 27, 2004 - General    No Comments

How do I clear the page file at shutdown

For security reasons, you may want to clear the pagefile.sys when you shutdown the system. Edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management

Add Value name ClearPageFileAtShutdown as type REG_DWORD. The default is 0. When you set it to 1, inactive pages in the pagefile.sys will be filled with zeros. Some pages can not be cleared as they are active during shutdown.

Jun 27, 2004 - General    No Comments

How do I remotely change a WinNT client from a static IP Address to a DHCP client

Use REGEDT32 to edit the remote registry.

1. On the Registry menu, click Select Computer.
2. Enter the ComputerName of the remote client or double-click it in the browse list.
3. Edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesDHCP.
4. In the right-hand pane, double-click Start and change the data value to 2, which is Automatic.
5. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionNetworkCards1
and write down the data value of ServiceName.
6. Edit SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices”“ParametersTCPIP where is from step 5.

7. In the right hand pane, double click on:

EnableDHCP – change to 1
IPAddress – change to 0.0.0.0
SubnetMask – change to 0.0.0.0

Jun 26, 2004 - General    No Comments

Add a Map Drive Button to the Toolbar

Do you want to quickly map a drive, but can’t find the toolbar button? If you map drives often, use one of these options to add a Map Drive button to the folder toolbar.

1. Option One (Long Term Fix)
Click Start, click My Computer, right-click the toolbar, then unlock the toolbars, if necessary.
Right-click the toolbar again, and then click Customize.
Under Available toolbar buttons, locate Map Drive, and drag it into the position you want on the right under Current toolbar buttons.
Click Close, click OK, and then click OK again.

2. You now have drive mapping buttons on your toolbar, so you can map drives from any folder window. To unmap drives, follow the above procedure, selecting Disconnect under Available toolbar buttons. To quickly map a drive, try this option. Option Two (Quick Fix)
Click Start, and right-click My Computer.
Click Map Network Drive.

If you place your My Computer icon directly on the desktop, you can make this move in only two clicks!

Jun 26, 2004 - General, Windows XP    No Comments

Remove Shared Documents

Open Regedit(Start- Run- Regedit) and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer My Computer NameSpace DelegateFolders There will see a sub-key named {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}. By Deleting this you can remove the ‘Other Files stored on This Computer’ group.

Jun 24, 2004 - Exchange    11 Comments

How can I recover Microsoft Office Outlook messages that have been removed by a hard delete?

You can perform a hard delete of a message by highlighting the message and pressing Shift+Del. Performing a hard delete removes the message without moving it to the Deleted Items folder. When you attempt to recover hard-deleted items, you’ll see that the hard-deleted messages aren’t listed in the recovery dialog box. If you select the folder from which you performed the hard delete (e.g., Inbox), you’ll see that the option to recover deleted items is grayed out on the Tools menu.

You can recover items that have been deleted from an Outlook folder–including hard-deleted items–either by performing the following steps or by adding the dumpster.reg entry to the registry. (You can download the dumpster.reg entry at dumpster.reg.)

1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).
2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftExchangeClientOptions subkey.
3. From the Edit menu, select New and click DWORD value.
4. Enter the name DumpsterAlwaysOn and press Enter.
5. Double-click the new value and set it to 1. Click OK.
6. Close the registry editor.

When you restart Outlook, the option to recover messages should be available for all folders.

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