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Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Windows XP administrative shares

Root Partitions C$, D$, etc….
System Root %SYSTEMROOT% is shared as ADMIN$, for easy access over the network.
FAX$ Fax clients cache files and access server cover sheets.
IPC$ Used for remote administration of network services using named pipes.
NETLOGON Used by the Netlogon service to process log on requests.
PRINT$ Used for remote administration of printers.

Jun 19, 2004 - General    1 Comment

How do I prevent MSN Messenger from starting?

1. Copy / Paste the following to a NoMessenger.REG file:

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftMessengerClient]
“PreventRun”=dword:00000001
“PreventAutoRun”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice10.0OutlookInstantMessaging]
“ForceDisableIM”=dword:00000001

2. Run Regedit /s NoMSN.REG

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows 2000    No Comments

Slow SMB performance when you copy files over the network?

The default behavior of a Windows 2000 domain controller is to use security signatures when comminicating with the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
To workaround this feature:
1. Copy / Paste the following to a NoSlowSMB.reg file:

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServiceslanmanserverparameters]
“EnableSecuritySignature”=dword:00000000
“RequireSecuritySignature”=dword:00000000

2. Run regedit /s NoSlowSMB.reg on your domain controller, and on you workstation if any of these data values are set to 1.
3. Shutdown and restart your Windows computer.

Jun 19, 2004 - General    No Comments

How do I run programs and change the Telnet banner when a user logs on?

To run programs for all users who log on to your Telnet server, and to change the Telnet banner:

1. Open the %SystemRoot%System32Login.cmd file in Notepad.
2. Change to the echo Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Server statement to the banner you want, such as echo Welcome to JSI, Inc. Telnet Server on Server: %computername%.
3. You could change the command prompt to reflect the server name by adding the following to the end of the file:

prompt %computername%:$P$G

4. You can add the full path to the executable file(s) that you want to run after the cd %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% /d statement.

5. Save the file and exit Notepad.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    1 Comment

How do I reinstall Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP?

Internet Explorer 6.0 is installed with Windows XP and there is no standard way to reinstall it.

If you need to reinstall it:
1. Log on with administrative privileges.
2. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}.

3. Right-click the IsInstalled Value Name, a REG-DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.

4. If you wish to reinstall Outlook Express 6.0, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C} and right-click the IsInstalled Value Name, a REG-DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.

5. Quit the Registry Editor.
6. Download Internet Explorer 6.0 and install it.

Jun 19, 2004 - General    1 Comment

Access to the drives of a remote computer after making a Remote Desktop Connection

After you make a Remote Desktop connection, the remote desktop is displayed in its’ own Window.
To gain access to the drives of the remote computer:

Press Start / Programs / Accessories / Communications / Remote Desktop Connection.
Press Options and select the Local Resources tab.
Press Disk Drives and Connect.
The remote drives are displayed in My Computer or Windows Explorer as:
Drive_Letter on terminal_server_client_name.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

How do I run Phone Dialer in Windows XP?

Phone Dialer is NOT on any menu in Windows XP.

To run Phone Dialer, Start / Run / Dialer.exe / OK.
To add Phone Dialer to the Communications menu:

1. Right-click the Start button and press Explore All Users.
2. Double-click Programs.
3. Double-click Accessories.
4. Double-click Communications.
5. On the File menu, press New and Shortcut.
6. In the Type the location of the item box, type “c:Program FilesWindows NTdialer.exe” and press Next.
7. In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Phone Dialer.
8. Press Finish.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Auto Login

· Go to Start/Run, and type ‘control userpasswords2’.
· From Users Tab, Uncheck “Users must enter ….”
· A dialog will allow setting a user and password to be used automatically.

Jun 19, 2004 - Windows XP    No Comments

Clean Your Prefetch to Improve Performance

This is a unique technique for WinXP. We know that it is necessary to scrub registry
and TEMP files for Win9X/ME/2000 periodically. Prefetch is a new and very useful
technique in Windows XP. However, after using XP some time, the prefetch directory can
get full of junk and obsolete links in the Prefetch catalog, which can slow down your
computer noticeably.
· Open C(system drive):/windows/prefetch, delete those junk and obsolete files,
reboot. It is recommended that you do this every month.

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