Jun 20, 2004 - General    No Comments

How do I run PcAnywhere in stealth mode

Use Regedt32 to navigate to:


Edit or Add Value name ServiceStealthMode, as a data type REG_DWORD. To hide the icon, set the data value to 1, to show it, set it to 0

Jun 20, 2004 - General    No Comments

How do I re-create the Show Desktop icon on my Quick Launch toolbar?

If you lost your Show Desktop icon, you can re-create it using notepad. Open notepad and copy the following text:

Save the file as Show Desktop.scf in the “%USERPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch” folder.

Jun 20, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I brand the Internet Explorer window title

If you wish to replace the Microsoft Internet Explorer with your own brand, use regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain

On the Edit menu, Add Value name Window Title, as a string (REG_SZ) data type. Enter a text string.

When you open a new Internet Explorer window, all your window titles will have your text string appended.

To remove the custom title, simply delete the Window Title value name.

Jun 20, 2004 - General    No Comments

How can I tell if SP6a is installed, using the registry

The standard method of inspecting the CSDVersion value name at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion does not show the a, showing only Service Pack 6.

If Service Pack 6a has been installed, the Installed value name at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NTCurrentVersionHotfixQ246009 will contain a 1.

Jun 20, 2004 - General    1 Comment

How do I disable URL auto completion in IE 5.x

If you wish to disable Internet Explorer 5.x from suggesting the completion of a typed URL, use Regedt32 to navigate to:


On the Edit menu, Add Value name AutoSuggest, as a string (REG_SZ) data type. Set the data value to No. The default value is Yes

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Windows 2000 errors when your computer is name Internet?

Microsoft has elected to declare Internet a restricted computer name. It can NOT be used by a domain controller, a member server, or a Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional client that is a member of a Windows 2000 domain.

If your server is named Internet and you run Dcpromo, you will receive:

Lsass.exe – System Error
Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error:
The specified user already exists. Error Status: 0x0000063.
Please click OK to shutdown the system and reboot into Directory Services Restore mode,
check the event log for more detailed information.

If you attempt to join a Windows 2000 domain with a compter named Internet, you receive one of the following:
Windows cannot create the new computer object because the
pre-Windows 2000 computer name Name is already in use.
Select another name, and then try again.

Your computer could not be joined to the domain because the following error has occurred:
No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.

Jun 20, 2004 - General    No Comments

Can I cause Windows Media Player to play DVD-ROMS?

To enable Windows Media Player to play DVD-ROMS:

1. Use Regedt32 to navigate to:
2. On the Edit menu, Add Value name EnableDVDUI, as a REG_SZ data type.
3. Set the data value to Yes.
4. Exit Regedt32.

When you open Windows Media Player, the Open dialogue box will have a new entry in Files of type.=

Jun 20, 2004 - Windows 2000, Windows 2003    No Comments

How can you force immediate syncronization of your domain controllers

Use repadmin.exe from the Support Tools and add 1 line for each of your domain controllers:

repadmin /syncall DC1.Yourdomain.com dc=Yourdomain,dc=com
repadmin /syncall DC2.Yourdomain.com dc=Yourdomain,dc=com
repadmin /syncall DC3.Yourdomain.com dc=Yourdomain,dc=com

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