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Jan 24, 2005 - General, Windows 2000    No Comments

How can I add a printer driver to my cluster-based print spooler for Windows 2000 Server members?

To add printer drivers to the nodes in a cluster, you must use the Add Printer Driver Wizard. Installing the drivers on all the cluster nodes is important because by default in a Win2K Server cluster the drivers are installed only to the printer$ share of the server on which the printer was installed. You must run the Add Printer Driver Wizard on all other physical boxes in the cluster, by executing the command

rundll32 printui.dll, PrintUIEntry /id
Then, to add a printer driver via the wizard, follow these steps:

1. At the wizard introduction screen, click Next.
2. Select the driver from the list or click Have Disk, then click Next.
3. Next, at the screen that the Figure shows, select which OS and processor support is needed for the driver. Select the required options, then click Next.
4. Click Finish.
The drivers will be installed.

Jan 15, 2005 - General, Windows 2000, Windows XP    2 Comments

Question: How can you remove invalid listings from Add/remove programs:

This method involves editing the registry. Make sure to have a verified registry backup before editing the registry

Select Start > Run

In the Open: line type regedit and press Enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall

The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

How Can I Move the Blackberry Administrator mailbox?

The administration mailbox is essential to the operation of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server because it holds critical information, such as the Server Relay Protocol (SRP) connectivity information, instance names and associated user lists.

To move the administration mailbox between mailbox stores or Exchange servers, complete the following steps:

1. In Services, on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service.
2. Move the administration mailbox to the new location. See your Microsoft Exchange Server Administration Guide for more information.

Note: You must be logged in to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server administration account to complete the following steps.

3. Update the Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) profiles on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server:
a. On the Start menu, click Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise Server > Edit the MAPI Profile for > BlackBerry Server .
b. Type your Exchange server name in the Microsoft Exchange server field.
c. Type your Mailbox name in the Mailbox field.

4. Run the Handheld Cleanup utility on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server:
a. Open a command prompt.
b. Change the directory to C:Program FilesResearch In MotionBlackBerry Enterprise ServerUtility.
c. Type the following command:

handheldcleanup –m

5. Press ENTER.
6. In Services, start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service.

Open / View .Bat .log files in IIS6 Windows 2003

When you try and click on a .log file served from IIS6 you receive a 404 error.

You need to look through you log files and find out exactly what 404 IIS was giving. If it was 404 with a sub status of 3, then it is denied due to MIME Type, so make sure to add a .log/bat MIME Type at the website/vdir level and it should immediately be downloadable.

You can add the .log extension with application/octet-stream in the MIME types.

However, if that vdir has “Scripts and Executables” enabled and a Scriptmapping for .bat, then you will likely see 404.2 — in which case, you need to remove the Scriptmapping so that downloading is allowed.
If it returned 404 with a win32 error of 2, then that’s a real “file not found” — look at the vdir mapping to make sure the file actually exists where you think it does.

Jul 22, 2004 - General, Windows 2000    No Comments

How can I change the Recovery Console administrator password on a domain controller

When you use the Recovery Console (RC), the system uses the account passwords in the local SAM file. But if a system is a domain controller (DC), it doesn’t use the local SAM file, so changing the Administrator password changes the Active Directory (AD) account and not the local SAM password. To modify the SAM password, perform the following steps:

Shut down the DC on which you want to change the password.
Restart the computer. When the system displays the selection menu during the restart process, press F8 to view advanced startup options.
Select Directory Service Restore Mode.
After you successfully log on, to change the local Administrator password, at a command prompt, type the following command:

net user administrator *

Restart the computer.

If you don’t know the password, you can demote the DC to a regular server, change the password, then promote the system to a DC. You can also copy the SAM in the %SystemRoot%Repair folder to the %SystemRoot%System32Config folder.

How can I use the registry to configure Group Policy update times?

You usually configure Group Policy update times under the Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemGroup Policy and the User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemGroup Policy branches; however, you can also directly set the registry to configure Group Policy update times by performing the following steps:

Start regedit.exe.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsSystem to set Computer refresh. Or, alternatively, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsSystem to set User refresh.
Create a DWORD value with a name of GroupPolicyRefreshTime, and set it to a number between 0 and 648000 minutes.
Create a DWORD value with a name of GroupPolicyRefreshTimeOffset, and set it to a number between 0 and 1440 minutes. (You specify an offset value to prevent many clients from trying to refresh at the same time.)
Close regedit.

Jul 20, 2004 - General, Windows 2000    No Comments

Why do I receive an error message in Win2K that says my password must be at least 18770 characters?

This error occurs when you’re running Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and you connect to an MIT realm and select Change Password from the Security dialog box (Ctrl+Alt+Del). (An MIT realm is a Kerberos realm used for authentication in the same way that Win2K uses Kerberos 5 for authentication.) The full error you’ll receive is

“Your password must be at least 18770 characters and cannot repeat any of your previous 30689 passwords. Please type a different password. Type a password that meets these requirements in both text boxes.”

To correct this problem, contact Microsoft Support Services and request an updated msgina.dll file (version 5.0.2195.3351 or later).

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