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About FrankE9999

  1. Deploying Windows® 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
  2. This seems like overkill for a HTPC. The MSI Media Live DIVA 5.1 AM2+/AM2 AMD 780M HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail is about $170 after rebate. A AMD Phenom 9350e Agena 2.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 65W Quad-Core Processor - Retail is also about $170. With this morherboard and processor you don't need a video or sound card. http://thedigitallifestyle.com/cs/blogs/st...htpc-video.aspx
  3. These are the ones I use. Note you only need the latest Cumulative Security Update. If you look in the KB article it will tell you if a patch replaces another patch. For XP SP3 IE 7 MS07-050 (IE7-WindowsXP-KB938127-x86-ENU.exe) patch shows that it replaces MS08-045 (IE7-WindowsXP-KB953838-x86-ENU.exe), MS08-045 replaced MS08-031 (IE7-WindowsXP-KB950759-x86-ENU.exe), MS08-031 replaced MS08-024 (IE7-WindowsXP-KB947864-x86-ENU.exe). MS07-050 : Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938127) IE7-WindowsXP-KB938127-x86-ENU.exe http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/MS07-050.mspx MS08-058 : Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (956390) IE7-WindowsXP-KB956390-x86-ENU.exe http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms08-058.mspx You may also want to install the following. When you use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a terminal server, PNG images do not appear in Internet Explorer 7 during that RDP session http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935560 Print queue shows incorrect number of pages when you print a Web page in Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889333
  4. D:\ partition related command

    Create a vb script (I called it t.vbs) On Error Resume Next const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10 const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20 set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2") set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk", "WQL", wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly) for each objItem In colItems WScript.Echo "Found " & objItem.Name & " " & objItem.Description if objItem.Name = "D:" then WScript.Echo "Drive type is " & objItem.Description if objItem.DriveType=3 then WScript.Quit(0) 'This is a Local Fixed Disk else WScript.Quit(1) 'D: is not a Local Fixed Disk no need to continue end if end if next WScript.Quit(1) Call this from a batch file and use the return value. @echo off cscript -nologo "%~dp0t.vbs" if not errorlevel 1 ( echo Moving my documents to the D: drive ) You could also modify the script to use WshShell.Run to directly call a batch file. set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run(strCommand, [intWindowStyle], [bWaitOnReturn]) Note: You will also need to modify the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Personal" registry key so Windows knows where you put the My Documents folder.
  5. Low on virtual memory?

    You can use 'tasklist /v' to display a list of all programs loaded into memory. Use a program like AutoRuns to disable programs that are running at startup that you don't need. You can download Start_ups.exe which lists most application that run at startup and what they are for. Also it wouldn't hurt to run a program like CCleaner to clean you hard drive and Wise Registry Cleaner to clean out the registry. You can also use Eusing Registry Cleaner to clean out the registry. Run a spy ware checker such as Ad-Aware 2007 or Spybot - Search & Destroy. If none of this works you can upgrade the memory in your computer.
  6. Install Driver Programatically

    Try this DevCon to install the drivers.
  7. Printer?

    Windows XP has several vbs files for configuring printers. The Prncnfg.vbs, Prndrvr.vbs, Prnjobs.vbs, Prnmngr.vbs, Prnport.vbs, and Prnqctl.vbs commands. These need to be run as an administrator and can be used to install network printers on a system. These will be available to all users on the system. Add an IP based printer rem create port cscript c:\WINNT\system32\Prnport.vbs -a -r IP_192.168.1.5 -h -o raw -n 9100 -me -i 1 -y public rem add printer cscript c:\WINNT\system32\Prnmngr.vbs -a -p "Network Printer HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6 (" -m "HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6" -r "IP_192.168.1.5" Delete an IP based printer cscript c:\WINNT\system32\Prnmngr.vbs -d -p "Network Printer HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6 (" Delete a port cscript c:\WINNT\system32\Prnport.vbs -d -r IP_192.168.1.5 Delete unused drivers cscript c:\WINNT\system32\prndrvr.vbs -x The above work for IP based printers. If shared a printer on computer Computer1 as HPLaserJ. You need to add a registry entry and then restart the spooler service. reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Ports" /v "\\Computer1\HPLaserJ" /t REG_SZ net stop spooler net start spooler Add the printer cscript -nologo c:\WINNT\system32\Prnmngr.vbs -a -p "HP LaserJet 4000 (Computer1)" -m "HP LaserJet 4000 Series PCL6" -r "\\Computer1\HPLaserJ" If you are trying to do this remotly use -s option to specify the system. The net stop and net stop commands don't have a remote option. You an use psexec from sysinternals to remotly execute the "net stop spooler" or "net start spooler" commands. The W2K resource kit had a progrtam NETSVC.exe to remotly start and stop services.
  8. Updating a XP WIM Image

    We are using WIM images to deploy Windows XP. I am trying to integrate the latest updates into the image without having to recreate it. The only information I could find was for doing this under Vista (http://www.minasi.com/newsletters/nws0709.htm). Does anyone have information on how to do this with a XP WIM image?
  9. Update Windows Update

    Just to verify that WindowsUpdateAgent30 was installed correctly. Check the file version on the following files (They should all be version 7.0.6000.381). %SystemRoot%\system32\cdm.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wuapi.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wuaueng.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wucltui.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wups.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wups2.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\wuweb.dll I haven't got this integrated and am installing it using RunOnceEx. I extracted the contents of WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86-Standalone.exe to a folder using 7zip. This file contained a file called WGANOT~1.EXE. I extracted that file again using 7zip which created a folder structure similar to the one below. LegitCheckControl.dll spmsg.dll spuninst.exe update wgalogon.dll wgatray.exe update\update.exe update\update.inf update\update.ver update\updspapi.dll update\wganotify.cat update\wgawizard.dll update\wga_eula.txt I copied LegitCheckControl.dll and LegitCheckControl.inf from the LegitCheckControl.cab file to the folder above. Replacing the older version of LegitCheckControl.dll. To install it I use "update\update.exe /quiet /norestart". Not the best method but it does work. I would think that you should be able to install the LegitCheckControl.dll simply using the LegitCheckControl.inf but I haven't had time to test this. Windows XP SP2 updates for use with HFSLIP shows that this can be done.
  10. Update Windows Update

    Make sure you have the latest version of WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86. If you extract the contents of WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86 check the file version on some of the dll files (They should be 7.0.6000.381). I think you also need KB905474 Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications WindowsXP-KB905474-ENU-x86-Standalone.exeand the latest LegitCheckControl.cab.
  11. help with silent install.

    "Firefox Setup" -ms "Thunderbird Setup" -ms Windows Live Messenger 8.x msiexec /i MsnMsgs.msi IAGREE="Yes" ALLOWRHAPSODY="" ADDLINKS="" ADDBHO="" SETHOMEPAGE="" /qb
  12. Application images

    If your looking for a deployment solution you can try Business Desktop Deployment 2007. There is also Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) which works with Windows XP. This is much better for small orginizations which don't need all the features of BDD. You basically build a WinPE 2.0 bootable CD and use it and imageX to create/restore hard drive images. o You can create multiple HD images in a single file. This results in a single file that is much smaller than multiple images would by as duplicate files are only stored once. o You can mount the image and edit the file contents. o You can integrate patches without having to recreate the image (although I haven't done this yet). Capturing a custom Image using ImageX and a Generic WinPE Disk Adding Applications to BDD Building a Windows XP Image in BDD 2007 Part 1 IT Idiots has some video on using BDD.
  13. $NtUninstall Cleanup

    The Removes Hotfix Backup files web site states "NOTE: This utility does NOT remove application specific hotfix backups (Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Media player and etc.). It will only remove hotfix backups that are specific to the Windows XP operating system". CCleaner may remove some of these hot fixes (You need to selest Hot Fix Uninstallers). However I haven't found any programs that clean out the $hf_mig$ folder and you can't just delete it. Note: rmdir is included with Windows XP and does the same thing as deltree.
  14. not setting default printer script

    You need to run the portion of the script that sets the default printer using User Logon not Computer Startup as this settings is configured per user in the HKCU portion of the registry. You can try creating two scripts one that installs the printers and the other that sets the default printer.
  15. Download stops half way

    Two good free download managers are. Free Download Manager http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm Orbit Downloader http://www.orbitdownloader.com/index.htm Another good download manager is GetRight but it costs money GetRight http://www.getright.com/get.html