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  1. You'll have to pardon me for my ignorance, I found this link shortly after http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;238955
  2. When Sysprep runs, the registry is modified so that the default [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] "DefaultDomainName"="xxxxx" "AltDefaultDomainName"="xxxxx" Revert to the local machine. I would like this to point back to the domain login instead so that when they machines come out of sysprep we can just press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and log straight in. Is there any way I can make a registry adjustment to the system prior to the login screen, sort of like cmdlines for an unattended install? The only place I'm aware of to automatically run commands with SysPrep is GuiRunOnce but that runs after login.
  3. For some reason XP assigns the permission Create Folders/Append Data to the LocalMachine\Users group on the root of C:. According to Microsoft: Well, we definitely don't want our users creating folders in the root and the only reason I could see their accounts needing to append data would be to logfiles. Has anyone else removed this permission set and if so, experienced adverse effects? Any thoughts as to why Microsoft set this in the first place? In case you are wondering, their ability to create extra folders in the root of C allowed them to make folders such as C:\My Documents and C:\Stuff and basically have free reign over the system. It made it more difficult to back up their local files when it comes time to upgrade/replace/reimage their system. With tight control over where they can save personal files (Network Home Dir and C:\D&S\Username\My Documents ONLY) we can be certian we grabbed their personal files.
  4. Also, most mail servers have an inbound message size limit. For example, our office allows attachments up to 100Mb but inbound messages are rejected at 10Mb. People here who try to take advantage of our increased outbound limit are rarely successful. They almost always receive a message back from the destination server stating that it was too large and that the maximum message size is 5 or 10Mb. It might be Google trying to cut down on support inquiries as to why large emails are bouncing.
  5. Is this on a network? If you're using Active Directory, you might want to consider putting the profile up on the network. I did that with our images and seems to work better than a local def profile because you can mount the hive and make last-minute changes whereas the local profiles have to be updated across the entire site. If it's local and somewhere in the install process the profile is being overwritten, you might want to try keeping it in a safe temp directory, then have GUIRunOnce copy it to its destination right before the temp directory is removed.
  6. I guess what has me confused is why you have the property window you do, and not the one attached in the picture. I'm on XP Pro SP1 and I always remember my view being like this. Does anyone know what triggers the old traditional sharing settings?
  7. You might try an autoresponder like the config mentioned here Just remember that the PC has to be on, with OE open and connected ot the internet for the messages to be processed.
  8. You can only discover a MAC if there aren't any routers between you and him. The only MAC you can see is the first hop to him, so let's say he's To send a packet to him, your system will query its ARP table and see that xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx is where packets destined to go. Your system will will send the packet to the first hop at MAC xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx and that device will repeat the same procedure in resolving who is the next hop and decrease the TTL by one. This continues until the TTL expires or the packet reaches its destination. Unless you can somehow get your destination purposefully host to send you it's own MAC, I don't think you'll be able to resolve it over the net. Remember though that for a local network where everyone is on the same subnet, you can resolve MAC addresses. Drop to a cmd window and type arp -a
  9. Did you check to see that Simple File Sharing is disabled? Go to Tools > Folder Options > View, then scroll to the very last item and uncheck 'Use Simple File Sharing"
  10. Does anyone know of a command-line and free app that can merge registry files?
  11. We are running our users as 'Users' (as opposed to local admins) and registry editing is disabled so the built-in apps such as reg.exe and regedit/regedt32 will not run in the users context. Our problem is that I would like to push some registry changes in the form of a .reg file to our users to modify their HKCU hive (which they DO have rights to). Pushing a regedit /s {path}\file.reg produces the message that registry editing has been disabled. Is there some other process or application that can take a standard .reg file and modify the registry? I can't run this as an admin because it's the HKCU hive which is specific to that user and I have a fairly large number of entries so it needs to be fairly hands-off meaning a custom group policy is out of the question. Any thoughts?

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