March, 2005 Archive

How can I prevent Internet Explorer from prompting users to save User Names and Passwords?

To prevent Internet Explorer from prompting users to save User Names and Passwords, you can enable the Do not allow AutoComplete to save passwords Group Policy at User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer. When you enable this policy, it disables the automatic completion of user names and passwords in forms on Web pages, […]

How can I check whether a game will work on a Windows XP system?

Microsoft provides Game Advisor, a Web-based control that scans your computer and determines whether a game is compatible with your configuration. Link

How can I enable Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 to display filenames that have no extension?

Although the ability to display file that have no extensions was available by default in IIS 5.0, Microsoft has removed that default option from IIS 6.0. To re-enable the ability to display file types that have no extensions, follow these steps: 1.Click Start and select Programs, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. 2.Expand the […]

How can I use a script to determine the number of processors in a machine?

You can use a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script to easily ascertain the number of processors on a machine. To do so, use these VBScript commands in a script file: Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”) Set oEnv = oShell.Environment(“SYSTEM”) WScript.Echo oEnv(“NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS”)

How can I quickly search for shared folders that are published in Active Directory (AD)?

To quickly search AD for published shared folders, you can run the command rundll32 dsquery,OpenQueryWindow Executing this command opens the Find dialog box, which provides in the drop-down lists the option to find Shared Folders and where to search. The Figure shows search results displayed in the Find dialog box. In pre-Windows XP versions, you […]

How can I configure my pagefile size to be “system managed” for Windows XP and later versions?

You can specify pagefile location and size by modifying the PagingFiles value under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory Management registry subkey. If you want the system to manage pagefile size, simply set the initial and maximum pagefile sizes to 0, as the following example shows: C:pagefile.sys 0 0 You must reboot the machine for the change to […]

How can I set the default browser on my computer back to Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)?

By default, IE checks whether it’s the default browser each time it starts. If you disabled this check, you can reenable it by performing these steps: Start IE. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Click the Programs tab. Select the “Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser” check box […]