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  1. By default that button is set to sleep and not shutdown. Here's how you can change that Control Panel, Power Options. Select the Plan you're using and click on Change Plan Settings. Select Change Advanced power settings. Scroll down the list to "Power Buttons and Lid" and click the + sign. Click the + next to Start Menu Power Button and set the option you want.
  2. Take a look at the temps on your video card, and run memtest86 to check your system memory.
  3. I would be very careful when deleting those files. The reason you're seeing so many duplicate files is because whenever you install an update vista makes a copy of the files which are going to be updated so that you can uninstall the update later if necessary. Is there a specific reason why you need to delete duplicate system files?
  4. It should work just fine. As far as I know all vista dvd's ship with every version on them, but which version gets installed is determined by the cd key. Things get a little more complicated if you try to switch from 32bit to 64bit as only a few versions of vista ship with both on the dvd.
  5. I absolutely agree with you that IE7 has memory and stability issues. However, I have not been affected by these issues personally. My main theory around why I see these issues with FF so much more than other people seem to is because I rarely if ever close all of my FF windows. Normally the only time I restart FF is on patch tuesday and whenver FF or an extension has an update available. *Most* people close FF completely on a regular basis. Again, this is just a theory. Also, it's worth noting that the /prefetch:3 command would not be very useful in vista, unless of course you have superfetch disabled.
  6. I would actually suggest against it - depending on how many users you have using the filesystem and how your folder structure is laid out, you can bring the processors in that server up to 100% continuous utilization just by enabling it. It is useful, I suppose, but most filesystem layouts are not optimal for it (you need small folder structures with very few subfolders, and very few numbers of files in each folder, otherwise bye-bye server performance ). I would suggest netmon or wireshark to gather data on the wire. Sorry for the really delayed reply. I've been really busy with school. Turned out the issue was because I had the "Enable this computer as a Router" enabled. I don't know why I had that enabled in the first case as this server has never been a router before. I attached a screenshot of the config screen in case anyone is interested. Anyways, thanks for the help cluberti. Netmon is what ended up leading me to the answer.
  7. and you too, underdone. you also have not specified what version of Firefox you are using. gee, FoxHound and underdone, have you installed the latest version of Firefox available? most of the memory hogging problems seemed to be fixed in Firefox 2.0.x and the upcoming Firefox 3. you folks should stop b^tching about your FF memory problems and start taking action in solving your problems. Well then, let me specifiy which versions of firefox I am using. At the time I was using, and right now I am using These problems happen with or without extensions, plugins, and skins installed. These issues happen to me on Linux, XP and Vista even when i'm using the default Firefox configuration which makes me reasonably sure that Firefox is at fault here, and not me.
  8. SeaMonkey is closely related to Firefox as they are based on alot of the same source code. Seamonkey website.I have to say that I regularly have issues with Firefox taking up insane amounts of memory. Almost every morning when I get up Firefox will be taking close to 2.5GB of memory (I'm not exagerrating here). This is without any extensions installed so I know that Firefox itself is to blame here. If it wasn't for some very useful extensions in firefox I would have moved to something else a long time ago. Even IE7 has, in my case, proven itself to take far less memory and crash less.
  9. What kind of program would I use for a network trace? I haven't done something like that before. I have never heard of ABE before. Since it appears to be disabled by default on server 2003 I am going to assume that it is disabled. Although, on a side note, it looks like an extremely useful thing to setup.
  10. I do not see the same delay when browsing the share via command prompt. This is definitely interesting, altought I'm not sure why it would happen. I see the same delay whether or not the drive is mapped.
  11. I have server 2003 Standard edition running a PPTP VPN. Normally users will connect to the vpn and use it so that they can browse files on the fileservers. However, for some reason every machine that has XP or later installed takes 4-5 seconds to load the folder view. What makes it weird is that when I connect to the same VPN with a vista machine it is very fast with folder views loading in 1/20 of a second. I know that this is not a bandwidth issue because even when the folder views load slowly I can still copy a file over the VPN quickly. Internet access through the VPN is not noticeably slower either. I have tried numerous settings on the XP machines to no avail. This seems to be a common problem, but I can't find anything about actually solving the problem.
  12. Alright so I have had a chance to take another look at what has been going on. There isn't a pattern to what programs are not selected correctly, although some of them do happen much more frequently. Even when I initially run WPI the programs that don't get selected correctly is entirely unpredictable.
  13. First, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to WPI, you guys have saved me alot of time. I'm pretty sure that I found a bug that happens when I switch between different defaults that I have setup. What happens is when I select a default it will work correctly, but, if I switch to another default it will only partially select the correct settings. The only way for me to switch to another default with the correct settings is to first select "Select none" and then select the default I want. Because of formatting hell I attached a copy of both of these config files. I've also been having some problems with defaults being read correctly from the config file, you can see the weird syntax I had to use for most of the defaults to work at all. (This weird syntax might have contributed to the bug i'm seeing) Here's an example of the syntax that i've been having to use //This is how WPI normally writes the config configs[pn]=['linklab, normal, developer']; //Sometimes WPI puts a space in front of the first part of the config like so configs[pn]=[' linklab, normal, developer']; //Here's what i've been having to use for all of the defaults to work, note that some of them still work without this syntax configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; Here's a copy of my entire config.js. I know it's long, but I'm not sure which parts of it are helpful. The biggest culprit when switching between configs is groupwise. //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- // Your programs here ... //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- pn=1; prog[pn]=['Acrobat Professional 7.0.9']; uid[pn]=['ACROBATPROFESSIONAL']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Adobe']; forc[pn]=['no']; excl[pn]=['ADOBEREADER0']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\adobe\\professional\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Adobe flash player']; uid[pn]=['ADOBEFLASHPLAYER']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\adobe\\flash\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Adobe Reader 8.10']; uid[pn]=['ADOBEREADER']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Adobe']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; excl[pn]=['ACROBATPROFESSIONAL']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\adobe\\reader\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Cisco VPN']; ordr[pn]=[75]; uid[pn]=['CISCOVPN']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\ciscovpn\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Codec package 4.50']; ordr[pn]=[50]; uid[pn]=['CODECPACKAGE']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Other Applications']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\codecs\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Comp Logs 1.0']; uid[pn]=['COMPLOGS']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Normal Users']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\complogs\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Developer group policy']; ordr[pn]=[901]; uid[pn]=['DEVELOPERGROUPPOLICY']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Group policy']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', developer']; excl[pn]=['LINKLABGROUPPOLICY','NORMALGROUPPOLICY']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\grouppolicy\\developer\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Dot Net Framework']; uid[pn]=['NETFRAMEWORK11']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\apps\\dotnet\\dotnet11SP1.exe']; cmd2[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\apps\\dotnet\\dotnet30.exe']; pn++; prog[pn]=['ETS']; uid[pn]=['ETS']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Normal Users']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal']; cmd1[pn]=['FILECOPY [url="http://"]\\\\servername\\install\\apps\\ets.lnk[/url] "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\\Desktop\\ETS.lnk"']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Groupwise 7.02']; ordr[pn]=[705]; uid[pn]=['GROUPWISE']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal, developer']; deps[pn]=['NOVELLCLIENT']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\groupwise\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Help Desk 1.0']; uid[pn]=['HELPDESK']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Normal Users']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\helpdesk\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Hyperion Client 8.3']; uid[pn]=['HYPERIONCLIENT']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\hyperion\\client\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Hyperion Intelligence 8.3']; uid[pn]=['HYPERIONINTELLIGENCE']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\hyperion\\intelligence\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['J-initiator 1.3118']; ordr[pn]=[800]; uid[pn]=['JINITIATOR']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\jinit\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Java']; uid[pn]=['JAVA']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\javaSE\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Link lab group policy']; ordr[pn]=[900]; uid[pn]=['LINKLABGROUPPOLICY']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Group policy']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab']; excl[pn]=['DEVELOPERGROUPPOLICY','NORMALGROUPPOLICY']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\grouppolicy\\linklab\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Mozilla Firefox']; ordr[pn]=[100]; uid[pn]=['FIREFOX']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\firefox\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Normal group policy']; ordr[pn]=[902]; uid[pn]=['NORMALGROUPPOLICY']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Group policy']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal']; excl[pn]=['LINKLABGROUPPOLICY','DEVELOPERGROUPPOLICY']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\grouppolicy\\normal\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Novell Client 4.91 SP4']; ordr[pn]=[20]; uid[pn]=['NOVELLCLIENT']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\novell\\client\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Novell Iprint 4.30']; uid[pn]=['IPRINT']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; deps[pn]=['NOVELLCLIENT']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\novell\\iprint\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Office 2000 Standard']; ordr[pn]=[701]; uid[pn]=['OFFICE2000STANDARD']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; excl[pn]=['OFFICE2003']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2000\\office\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Office 2003 SP3']; uid[pn]=['OFFICE2003']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; excl[pn]=['OFFICE2000STANDARD']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2003\\office\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Oracle 9i']; uid[pn]=['ORACLE']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\oracle\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Project 2000']; uid[pn]=['PROJECT2000']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; deps[pn]=['OFFICE2000STANDARD']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2000\\project\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Project 2003 SP3']; uid[pn]=['PROJECT2003']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; excl[pn]=['PROJECT2000']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2003\\project\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Publisher 2000']; uid[pn]=['PUBLISHER2000']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; deps[pn]=['OFFICE2000STANDARD']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2000\\publisher\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['QWS Secure']; ordr[pn]=[703]; uid[pn]=['QWSSECURE']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Normal Users']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\QWS3270Secure\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Symantec Antivirus 9']; ordr[pn]=[25]; uid[pn]=['SYMANTECANTIVIRUS9']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\nortonav\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Toad 9.0.1']; ordr[pn]=[704]; uid[pn]=['TOAD']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\toad\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Visio 2003 SP3']; uid[pn]=['VISIO2003']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Office']; forc[pn]=['no']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\office\\2003\\visio\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Wireless Setup']; uid[pn]=['WIRELESSSETUP']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Other Applications']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', normal, developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\autowep\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['Yahoo Widgets 4.0.5']; ordr[pn]=[702]; uid[pn]=['YAHOOWIDGETS']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['Dev Computers']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', developer']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\widgets\\install.vbs']; pn++; prog[pn]=['ZENWorks 7.01']; ordr[pn]=[700]; uid[pn]=['ZENWORKS']; dflt[pn]=['no']; cat[pn]=['For Everyone']; forc[pn]=['no']; configs[pn]=[', linklab, normal, developer']; deps[pn]=['NOVELLCLIENT']; cmd1[pn]=['\\\\servername\\install\\appscripts\\zenworks\\install.vbs']; pn++; //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- // End of program definitions ... //--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also, here's a copy of my useroptions.js just in case it is useful. // WPI Options 5.0+ // // User defined options // // Interface tab Language='zz'; Theme='Glossy'; RandomTheme=false; BgPicture=''; Resolution=0; // --- ShowToolTips=false; UseTransitions=false; IndentText=false; // --- ShowExtraButtons=true; DoNotShowIfCD=true; // --- USSFSilentMode=false; //Installer tab Configurations=['linklab',' normal',' developer']; ShowMultiDefault=true; CheckOnLoad='default'; NumCols=3; SortOrder=['']; ReOpenAfterInstall=false; DisableCatCheckBoxes=false; SortWithinCats=true; DisableOnDepsNotMet=true; AlwaysUseScrollBar=true; DontSplitCats=true; InstallByCategory=true; ReallyForce=false; DisableIfDoGray=false; // --- Timer=false; Seconds=600; StartBeepAtSecs=10; // --- ExtraWidth=0; ExtraHeight=0; //Audio tab PlayAudioInInstaller=false; InstallAudio=['']; // Tools tab MonitorResolution=0; MonitorDepth=0; MonitorRefresh=0; // --- InstallFonts=false; // --- ExecuteBeforeEnabled=false; ExecuteBefore=['']; ExecuteAfterEnabled=false; ExecuteAfter=['']; // --- RestartComputer=false; RestartType=0; RestartSeconds=30; DoNotLoadDesktop=false; // --- LogInstallation=true; LogPath=['%userprofile%\\desktop\\WPI.log']; config.js useroptions.js
  14. That would be correct. I just verified this on my XP and vista machine. The lastest non-beta vista build is 7.00.6000.16512, and for xp it is 7.0.5730.11
  15. This sounds alot like the .ani cursor vulnerability problem a couple months ago. Is your vista install completely up to date with patches?
  16. I would try sending the emails through another method to make sure that the SMTP server is working correctly.
  17. How big is your .pst file? I've seen it take a long time when you first load outlook 2007 if the .pst file is > 1GB or so.
  18. I agree on the desktop, although I tend to use my desktop as a space for whatever project(s) I happen to be working on at that time. I don't think that the files on the desktop are downloaded every time the user logs on because the computer is only loading the basic information about the files. Kind of like how when you browse through a network drive it isn't downloading all of the files in the folders that you look at. Having a large amount of data in My Documents isn't a problem, nor should mapping the My Documents folder. The desktop and appdata, however, like Yzowl said, probably are best of left locally. appdata should only contain program settings or licence keys, but not anything user-related. I'd try removing those from the network shares and seeing if the problem goes away. Just tell your users to only save files in their My Documents folder. Saving things to desktop is sloppy. I'm going to give the non-redirected appdata folder a shot, but it is going to be tough as the redirected folders reside in a separate folder structer than the regular profiles. But, when I have an apropriate time to give it a shot I will let you guys know how it goes. Haha, I didn't even notice that it was his first post. I also noticed one other thing that might or might not help with this weird issue. If the user browses to the desktop through a shortcut on the startbar (? thing at the bottom with start button on it) the folders are their correct name, the folders on the desktop themselves are also named correctly. So, it only shows up when viewing the desktop folder list from an explorer window.
  19. You realize that there is free anti-virus software out there, don't you? If not permanently, then at least until something official arrives. Not having anti-virus is a baaad idea if you ask me. I agree with you completely. But, it isn't that far off until I can get antivirus for all of these computers (NOD32 ). But for now, I'm realying on the fact that many of the viruses out there are based on security holes that have already been patched.
  20. My main reason for redirecting those 3 folders is because they tend to be the largest folders in a users profile. By redirecting them i can avoid them having to be downloaded and/or checked for new files every time the user logs on. This is especially true since my users switch between computers frequently. I'm not entirely sure that the folder redirection is causing the problems. Although it definately isn't impossible that it is. However it is a supported feature in both XP and 2003 through group policy. Also, I have yet to see this problem with any other users. Interesting point. This particular users My Documents is around 60GB! right now. That's a good idea about the antivirus, unfortunately the funding necessary for antivirus has yet to arrive. But, I will definately have to keep an eye on that when I do put antivirus out. Could cause a huge amount of unnecessary network traffic.
  21. I have a fully updated WinXP system on a server 2003 domain with redirected desktop, application data, and my documents folders. Every once and a while I will get this weird problem where, when I am in explorer it will "rename" all of the folders on the desktop to "desktop". But, as you can see from the picture I attached if you click on one of the folders name "desktop" you can see the real name of the folder on the address bar. This problem is difficult to recreate on purpose, sometimes the problem sticks around after I logon and logoff, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the problem magically goes away without me doing anything. I'm completely stumped by this one, and ideas on what to try are greatly appreciated.
  22. So, I've repackaged Firefox with AdminStudio to make it easier to deploy. As far as the basic installer goes everything is working great. However, I'm trying to make an installer that will both install firefox or upgrade from an older version if necessary. Right now, when I try to install over I end up with 2 different firefox icons in the add/remove programs and removing both of them is the only way to completely firefox. Only removing one leaves me with which ever version I did not remove. ie I remove I get and vice versa. I was able to find some information on msi upgrade codes, but I have been unable to get them working correctly, any help is greatly appreciated.
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