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  1. WARNING!! I would be very wary of this. A newly registered user with no previous record on the forums offering to download an exe with a vague description... sounds dangerous. Proceed at your own risk. Coincidentally, if you are looking for good encryption, you might want to do some research on PGP. It's cool stuff.
  2. NO NO NO! Having two DHCP servers on the same network is a bad idea. Is there anything wrong with just having one DHCP server running on the router? What IP settings do you ever have to change on each computer? The whole point of DHCP is that you set up the server and then the computers get their IP settings automatically.
  3. It's not a good idea to even have the customers on the same network if possible, but if that's unavoidable, then you should make sure that simple file sharing is off so that you can set permissions, which will require a password.
  4. It's hard to know the exact setup, but I would imagine that he's probably either using remote desktop to the server or using MMC snapins from his computer. If the computers are indeed in an active directory setup, then he could use the active directory snapins from his computer.
  5. So... you upgraded it in the future? That's pretty nifty!!
  6. While I've been a big fan of Windows Classic for years, and always used it in XP and even Vista, I really like Windows 7's GUI. The icons, the windows... it's all very nice. Shiny.
  7. http://browsershots.org/http://www.msfn.or...=129529&hl= Most of these are pretty glitched out, but anyhow... yeah
  8. It's simply not possible. At all. The Windows Security dialog is an integral part of the operating system's winlogon process, and you can't simply remove it. Is there anything wrong with accessing the task manager from the ctrl+alt+del screen??
  9. By the way, you don't need to pay for software to remotely reboot a machine. shutdown.exe -m \\computername -s -t 30 -c "Hahahaha sucker"
  10. Here's some base code to work off of for a batch file: @echo off title Link Customizer mkdir "%userprofile%\desktop\folder" (this makes a new folder on the user's desktop) move "%userprofile%\desktop\linkname.lnk" "%userprofile%\desktop\folder\linkname.lnk" (this moves the link from the desktop to the new folder) mkdir "%userprofile%\start menu\programs\securities" (makes a new folder called "securities" on the start menu) move "%userprofile%\start menu\programs\kaspersky\program.lnk" "%userprofile%\start menu\programs\securities\program.lnk" (moves the kaspersky link to the securities folder) You'll have to mess around and see what works for you. %userprofile% goes to the current user's profile, which is usually C:\documents and settings\username, but by typing %userprofile% it'll work regardless of the username or the folder it happens to be. You can sub %allusersprofile% in any of the above examples for it to do C:\documents and settings\all users instead. Also, if you don't want the batch file to say "Operation Completed Successfully" after each move, you can add > NUL 2>&1 to the end of any line of code. For example, move "%userprofile%\desktop\linkname.lnk" "%userprofile%\desktop\folder\linkname.lnk" > NUL 2>&1 The only problem with this is that if there's an error, it won't display the error either. You could put just > NUL instead to have it display error output but not normal output. Basically you want to use the MOVE command, which is pretty simple move "location 1" "location 2" Hope that helps!
  11. If shared folders are working, then VM additions already ARE installed. Again, the IE6 VHD that MS provides has VM additions installed when you download it.
  12. Having read in a bit more detail, and evidently being wrong, here's some more info: 10: The VPC additions are already installed on the VM MS provides with IE6 11/12: Click on the settings button for that VM. GO to "Networking". Choose 1 for the number of adapters, and select whatever adapter your broadband is. It'll probably be called something like "Broadcom 10/100 ethernet network controller" or whatever. Press OK. Your VM should now work on the network. 15: You can't, since it's on a different OS than where coffeecup is installed. You'll have to install coffeecup in the VM.
  13. I am pretty sure that Virtual PC doesn't work on home OSes. It only works on Windows XP Professional, the Windows Server series, and Windows Vista Ultimate, Business and Enterprise. It works glitchilly on Windows 7. The EULA prohibits use on home OSes though.
  14. Thanks for the tips, although it's all not necessary now. For some reason, WMP decided to suddenly see all my media and import it. I guess it just took a while for it to index it all or something... Um again with the double posts... why?
  15. 1) Why the double post? 2) Could you please try to spell things out in whole words with proper punctuation? It makes it much, much easier to understand what you're talking about 3) Nobody's arguing that if you have x64 capable hardware that would benefit from a 64-bit OS that you should use it. The reason why MS should keep selling 32-bit OSes is explained above in this very thread.
  16. The scheduling a task is fairly straight forward though, and for me worth the benefits. The task action is: Start a program: regedit /S "C:\some path\prompt_credentials.reg" Display a message: While disconnected from the home network, UAC will prompt for credentials when you perform an administrative action. and the other one is Start a program: regedit /S "C:\some path\prompt_consent.reg" Display a message: UAC will no longer prompt for credentials when you perform an administrative action. The triggers are: Begin the task: On an event Settings: Basic Log: Microsoft-Windows-NetworkProfile/Operational Source: NetworkProfile Event ID: 10000 (for connecting) and 10001 (for disconnecting) Under conditions for the one which sets it into less-restrictive mode, I have set "start only if the following network connection is available:" and then selected my home network. I unchecked "start the task only if the computer is on AC power"
  17. I've got some less-common ones here (and a few that I'm surprised haven't been mentioned yet, unless I just overlooked them) Digsby IM client Vernier Logger Pro 3.6.1 Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (buggy) Audacity Microsoft SharedView Crayon Physics demo (yay!!!) 7-zip Avast! Antivirus Filezilla FTP client ImgBurn Microsoft IntelliType Microsoft IntelliPoint Novell iPrint (the client installs, but I can't access my school's iPrint server because it says "unsupported client type", so for now not really working) Jing screencasting software TI Connect Paint.net
  18. Thanks for the info! I actually figured that out last night and was going to post here about my discovery and what it can be used for. There doesn't seem to be a specific event for each network location (home/work/public), however as you mentioned, there is an event for "connect to new network" (10000) and "disconnect from network" (10001). Thankfully, the task scheduler has an option for "only run task if this network is available" and has a list of networks you're configured to connect to automatically. Here's what I was attempting (and succeeded) to do: With windows 7 you have the option to change how restrictive UAC should be. It can essentially either ask you for any system changes or installers, or it can be various levels of less-restrictiveness. There is also a group policy setting to require administrators to enter credentials on a UAC prompt even if they would normally just click "Yes" or "No". Obviously, it's more secure to require a password even for administrators, so that if your laptop is in an environment where someone could potentially access it and make changes, they would need your password. Of course, locking the computer is always better, but sometimes if you're running a powerpoint and someone might sneak in, or if you're letting a friend hop on to check their email, etc, then it could be useful. On the other hand, authenticating for every little system modification is annoying. Here's my solution. I determined the registry key which controls the UAC action. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System; ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin The value for Prompt with Credentials is 00000001. The value for the 2nd highest UAC level (Default - notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer. Don't notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.) is 00000005. I created 2 registry files - prompt_credentials.reg and prompt_consent.reg, containing the respective registry entries for the 2 options. I then set a scheduled task to run on the event 10001 as mentioned above - so any time the computer is removed from a network, and this task merges the registry file to require credentials. I then set a second task to run on the event ID 10000, which is connect to a network. However, under the "conditions" tab, I set it to only run when connected to my home network. The result is that when I connect to my home network, UAC is set to a non-annoying mode, but when my computer is not on a network or is on a foreign network, it makes it more secure. (As there's no way to know where it is when it's offline, I have it do that automatically... you can manually set UAC to be non-annoying if you're just using it without the network but aren't somewhere it could get compromised, or just have it retain its previous settings and only detect new networks. This could be implemented several ways depending on your preferences.) So far it seems to be working well - I don't get bothered with things at home, which is where I do most of the things that could trigger UAC, and when I'm at school, it conveniently keeps people from messing stuff up. Anyone else think they might find this handy?
  19. I would like some way to detect when the computer's network location (Home, Work, Public) is changed, and when that happens, run a batch file. Does anyone have an idea of how to do this? I looked in the task scheduler and in the event log (since the task scheduler can run on specified event ID's) but can't seem to find anything... [EDIT] I figured out the solution to what I was trying to do. See the post below... it's kind of cool, especially if you have a laptop you take a lot of random places.
  20. Is there a particular reason you need graphics close to those found in the PS2? If you want a recommendation for what'll give you good performance, we can do that, but there seems to be no use in it being just like a PS2.
  21. @knowitall_wannabe: The limitation is in the physical hardware itself. A 32-bit OS will not be using 4 GB RAM no matter what the developers do. (This isn't entirely true... there are ways to make use of the extra RAM, but it can't be used the way it normally is) For Microsoft, it makes a lot of sense to keep offering 32-bit operating systems. There are many corporate environments out there which skipped Vista entirely and are banking on Windows 7. While most of these folks are probably using primarily processors which support 64-bit operating systems, some are not, which presents a potential revenue loss for Microsoft. Also, since 64-bit windows doesn't run 16-bit apps, and many enterprise systems still rely on ancient 16-bit apps, they would lose even more potential business there.
  22. For some reason, when using WMP 12 on Windows 7, it won't automatically import my media library, and there doesn't appear to be any way to do it manually. Has anyone else figured out how to make it import files into the media library? Edit: Apparently it's not adding playlists at all, and is only sometimes adding files if I play them. Aaauuugghhh! Someone help me please!
  23. Now that we can get our hands on the windows 7 beta, could Windows 7 be added as an option for OS type in our profiles? Thanks.
  24. Put the following code into a batch file. You can add it to your logon script if you like. It will create a txt file named after the user. Inside it will be a list of every computer that person has logged onto since the script was first executed. If you like you could add a time command which will tell you what time each user logged onto each computer. This example will create a document for every user but you can have every user in the same document if you like. echo %computername% >> %username%.txt That's pretty much what the event viewer does, and it does it automatically and includes other information as well... You can view the logs by opening eventvwr.exe and opening the security log
  25. Simply put, switches don't have IP addresses. Routers do when they're acting as routers, but hubs and switches don't have IP's. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's how it works)

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