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  1. I’m not sure where to post this problem, but having it exclusively on XP SP2 clients I decided to post it in this section. Behold this is going to be a long story  don’t know how else to put this. Don’t even know if this as all about one particular issue or a cascade of several combinations. It all starts with installing IE 7. This affects only restricted user accounts and Power users. Administrators do not suffer from this problem. Well, I’m in a domain with server 2003 DC and 2003 Member servers we’ve got ISA running and accessing Internet over a local proxy server. I’m not quite sure if this problem is Domain related; don’t really know where to look anymore. IE 6 is running like a charm without any problems. When updating clients with IE 7 and after this is installed IE 7 no longer loads ActiveX controls like Shockwave Flash. The browser doesn’t show Flash content on websites. Also clicking the Hyperlinks for downloading .pdf, .doc .rtf etc. does nothing if clicked to open. For the option “Save as” there comes a message telling “Website can’t be found, check url blabla”. Looking in Internet Options under the “manage add-ons” all add-ons are present and enabled in the “allowed to use” and “add-ons which have been used by” section. But in the currently loaded section most of them are missing. Even setting all internet security option as low as possible has no affect and the problem persists. We kind a rule out domain policies because this also occurs on client when logged on whit local user accounts, when domain policies are not loaded. All local policies are default and not configured. The strangest thing is when we roll the client back to IE 6 by uninstalling IE 7 the problem whit downloading several extension and loading ActiveX controls and add-ons persists. This again makes me think it leaves behind some registry settings but can’t find anything strange at the most obvious places in current user registry internet settings. Googling for these problems also doesn’t give me much more then change this and that in registry or reinstall the affected applications. Reinstalling the affected applications like flash player, adobe acrobat etc etc. doesn’t solve anything. I can find some similar issues with google but not in this combination with the browser add-ons and ActiveX controls. The questions are: This smells like a firewall problem but why does this only affect IE 7 and not IE 6 ? Does ISA pick up and does it do something with the new enhanced security features from IE 7 ? And if so why only for restricted users and power users and not for Administrator. (Find this hard to believe but never know) If it is permission thing regarding the ActiveX and add-ons failing to load. For what and where do we need to look and what to do to solve this problem? I really hope somebody can hint me to the right direction or maybe give me the golden egg. I’m out of ideas for now and the only option at the time is “Not installing IE 7 .. Thanks in advanced for taking the time reading this in the first place.
  2. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern.../psservice.mspx
  3. Run a test install first and use your keyboard to navigate trough the install, usually the TAB, ARROW and ENTER keys are sufficient for this.. Write down the whole sequence of pressed keys to the point where the setup closes with the last ENTER. I will elaborate it for you like this and I hope it narrows it down for you a bit. ‘The Run command you need to start the setup set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run "Nero-7.7.5.1_eur-north-west_micro.exe" ‘The sleep command makes it wait ½ a second to go to next step. WScript.Sleep 500 ‘Here it gives the command to use the TAB key to skip the language selection ‘because it starts with English and go to the Next button. WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}" ‘Here it gives the command to press ENTER like klikking the Next button. WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" ‘Here it waits again for the gui to to skip to the next dialog. ‘Just fill in the correct time it needs to wait, if you go to quick ‘the script will proceed in Explorer instead of the setup. WScript.Sleep 200 ‘This is the welcome to the setup dialog starting with a next button ‘which we want to ENTER. WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" WScript.Sleep 200 ‘Here we arrive in the dialog to fill in your credentials which you already did ‘with the reg key and already is present. The first TAB skips frome name to ‘organization. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘The second TAB from Organization to Serial number. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘the third TAB skips to the Back button. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘The fourth TAB skips to the NEXT button WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘Then we ENTER to skip to the next dialog and sleep again for a moment ‘waiting for the next dialog to load. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘Now we arrive to the license agreement and start selecting with selecting the ‘I do not agree checkmark with the TAB WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘We want to agree of course and switch to that with the Arrow UP key WshShell.Sendkeys "{UP}" ‘And ENTER the agreement to skip to select the destination dialog ‘and sleep again to wait for that next dialog WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘The destination we will keep default so we hit TAB three times WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" ‘And ENTER next for the next dialog WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘I want a default Full installation so I just hit three times TAB and one time ‘ENTER. 'But this you could do for custom as well with pressing the according keys. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘Next dialog is choosing the start menu folder which I keep default, hit four ‘times TAB and ENTER to skip to next dialog. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘This is the additional Tasks dialog i kept default as well hit TAB four times and ENTER. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 ‘Here we arrive at the Ready to install dialog and just need to hit ENTER WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" ‘Because it’s a small version of Nero it only takes a few moments to install ‘so for this one sleeping 12000 milliseconds is sufficient to wait till the install is finished. Wscript.Sleep 12000 ‘Then hit ENTER again to close the setup WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'Done : So the bottom line is for each Keyboard Key you need to press you enter a separate line in the script with the WshShell.Sendkeys “{Keyboard key}” When skipping to next dialog you put in the Wscript.Sleep command and gives it the time it needs to load, this you have to test for yourself specially at the point where the actual install starts. How long this takes depends on how big the setup is. Here you find a reference of all Sendkey codes for your keyboard http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/wsh/qu...l_SendKeys.html You need no other switches it is just like a manual install using your keyboard instead of your mouse… The rest is the same as all other unattended installs put the script, the setup and batch.cmd (with the start and /wait switch) in the same install folder and run it… The Setup GUI starts and looks like it is navigated and klikked with an invisible mouse.. Ps. This is just an extended example of possibilities and maybe you don't need to hit the TAB key all the time in all dialogs if you like to keep it default, usually hitting ENTER is enough to skip to next dialog Edit: Had some spare time today Who says A says B huh? and tested it on 3 computers 1 virtual, 1 xp home 1 xp pro.. The virtual doesn't run Nero so i tested it by uninstalling and reïnstalling my Nero 7 Lite package on the other computers.. It writes the registration info to the registry adds a context menu for quick launching Nero an installs Nero (default) unattended without user interaction.. For those who have Nero 7.5.5.1 Lite and don't have an idea how to script this by temselfs Edited the sleep values a bit and it seems to be sufficient you might want to edit it yourself with longer periods if you have slower computer.. set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 'Writes registration information to registry. WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info", "REG_SZ" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info\Version", "7.5.5.1" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info", "REG_SZ" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info\User", "User" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info", "REG_SZ" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info\Company" , "Company" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info\", "REG_SZ" WshShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info\Serial7", "xxxx-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxx-0000-xxxx" 'Writes Folder context menu item for quick starting nero. WshShell.RegWrite "HKCR\Folder\shell\Nero\command\", "Nero" 'Runs Nero Setup. WshShell.Run "Nero-7.7.5.1_eur-north-west_micro.exe" WScript.Sleep 1000 'Chooses English dialog. WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" WScript.Sleep 1000 'Welcome to Nero 7 Lite Setup Wizard. WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" WScript.Sleep 1000 'Customer info, Registration. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'License Agreement. WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" Wscript.sleep 1000 WshShell.Sendkeys "{UP}" Wscript.sleep 1000 'Select Destination location. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Sellect Components. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Select start menu folder. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Select additional tasks. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Ready to install. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 1000 'Installation process. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 20000 'Close setup. WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Cheers..
  4. I guess there are several ways to get it done like this oldy from last year explains. http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t58591.html Seems to work for the starter of that topic It gave me the idea to simplify it a bit using the VB sendkeys method which uses the Keyboard shortcuts to navigate and klik the buttons. i think this is easier to understand then all this advanced scripting code stuff and more reachable for novice users and starters, i also tested it (succesfully) with the simplified version of Nero7.7.5.1 Lite which has a lot less to klik.. First you got to enter the registry data for nero serial etc. like this one.. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Installation\Families\Nero 7\Info] "Serial7"="*xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" "User"="USER" "Company"="COMPANY" Then create a vbs script like this set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.Run "Nero-7.7.5.1_eur-north-west_micro.exe" WScript.Sleep 500 WshShell.SendKeys "{TAB}" WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" WScript.Sleep 200 WshShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}" WScript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{UP}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{TAB}" WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 200 WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" Wscript.Sleep 12000 WshShell.Sendkeys "{ENTER}" 'Done :) Looks kinda clumsy, but works lika manual install
  5. I think you have to switch of automatic selection.. ans you could download and install fire fox browser and look under the VIEW tab
  6. Well there should be a Bold Dot next to the language ISO or what ever the script stands for in the context menu which is auto sellected for this page. If it's auto sellecting the wrong language it's obvious that you've set the wrong languages in Extra.. I only can try to explain you what i did to get it wright, if this way doesn't work for you ??Than I really what's causing this.. IE, extra. internet options, language tab, add, Arabic(saudi arabia)[ar as] (here it asked me if i wanted to install the language unicode, clicked ok) Then Font tab and pick "language script" arabic Font for web pages "Tahoma" OK
  7. Did you check automatic sellection in your Ie decoding context menu??
  8. First you have to set the languge unicode and font which IE needs to load for web pages like this. The way as descriped on this page, then windows will ask you if you want to install this language.. http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/explorer.html#ie5 (When you click the Language tab in ei extra internet options, you have to choose for Add Langauge. You'll see in there about a 10 different Arabic languages, pick the right one( i asume it is Arabic (SA).. After that you visit the website and choose decode and look for "Arabic Windows" if it's not showing that than choose "more" on same tab, in more you get a very long list with about 4 different arabic script codes in there you have to pick "Arabic(Windows)".. And don't even read arabic i folowed the instructions of the site above and it shows correct now when i compare it with other websites. If you set everything ok Arabic(Windows) stay in your rightclick context menu in EI and automaticly will be loaded when sites are visited which need this decoding. At least that's what mine is doing now..
  9. and this is not as it should be?? http://img118.exs.cx/img118/5761/7tg7fm.jpg P>S. EDIT:: Got it, folow the instructions from alanwood below http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/arabic.html http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/explorer.html#ie5 Which gives me this I maybe didn't pick the right font an unicode because i don't realy know what i'm looking at.. But looks already much better.. http://img171.exs.cx/img171/9099/5tg8ct.jpg Found by http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/ http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/installation.html http://dictionarysearch.mozdev.org/dictionaries.html Happy readings Raza
  10. Not that i can read Arabic but could you post such a link ??
  11. Install windows script 5.6 again.. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=ar http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en or look here for other scripts if that doesn't work.. http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~ishaq/arabic/asm/asm.html http://www.google.nl/search?q=windows+scri...or+arabic&hl=nl Thats all i can do for you.. "Inshallah"
  12. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer V1.2.1 does that for you http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...s/mbsahome.mspx
  13. Strange Windows xp should recognize arabic script on sites by default, at least mine does. You maybe have to reset things in Control Panel>Regional and Language Options. You maybe need your XP CD as well.. read this site you might find some good and interesting information.. http://www.freewebs.com/ankitasdeveloper/a...kitXPHindi1.htm All though if you want to go all the way in what the story on this site is about you need to disable Windows File Protection.
  14. VAsT

    Danish?

    Thats why the questions pops up You have a standard i386 on you xp cd but you also slipstreamed sp2's i386 on your cd.. Thats the folder c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386.. If you do a sfc you need both folders the regular i386 cd folder for the file check and the one on your system in windows for the updated files of your servicepacks and hotfixes.. http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.ph...=8008&hl=french http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.ph...t=0entry56297
  15. Well i'm not the Hijackthis expert but you look pretty clean.. Are you sure it is a virus causing this problem?? Did you also try start/run/ sfc /scannow... You only have a few lines with files missing which you can always fix.. And some unknown stuff... But first see this http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=8576 ******************** http://hjt.iamnotageek.com/ & http://hijackthis.de/index.php Are online Hijackthis.log analyzers the .de one is the best organized.. They save a great deal of work and have a pretty good data base.. Paste your original .log file in there and submit.. They give you recomendations what to look for and what to do.. Look for bold and colored writen lines and advice Ps. If you like a on board Hijackthis.log analizer which you can also edit yourself (bad.dat file) you can try this one.. It's a nice piece of work but not regularly updated http://212.204.166.18/cgi-bin/download.pl?file=hjt11.004.exe Read the readme.txt attachment first Or visit and ask this Board http://212.204.166.18/smf/index.php?board=2.0 readme.txt
  16. I used Norton till 2004 and Norton gives the option to do a pre install scan from the disk before insalling. Did you do that?? If so you have a verry new virus in there which isn't on NAV data base on the disk.. Try an free online scan from Panda or Houscall.. Go to castleCops and put a hijackthis.log on the forum.. So you'll find out what the virus is and maybe there are removal tools available..
  17. Yes there is a way it's simply a matter of unregistr a dll.. A long time ago i found a fix to repair it again and that was a regsvr32 dontremember.dll.. This is all for now, but i'm looking if i can find it again.. Heads up Maybe this will make sombody els remember or look in the right direction.. P.S. Got it try start run Regsvr32 /u Shimgvw.dll OK This will most likely disable Windows fax and image viewer also http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...ibrary/shimgvw/ If you find other problems after that you have to register it again like this.. Regsvr32 Shimgvw.dll
  18. VAsT

    No Prefetch

    Your welcome and it gets even beter I did ask about that before some where and totaly forgot about that I think it is my memory managment !?
  19. VAsT

    No Prefetch

    Yup that was it, Task Schedular disabled, disables the prefetching. Thank's very much BIGbadjohn
  20. VAsT

    No Prefetch

    Thank's for your reply boooggy I know , actually any @home user doesn’t really need XP to prefetch and I only want to prefetch my app’s in the start up. I just found out that my system is loading a little slower than it usually does. That’s way I found out it isn’t prefetching any longer and it’s not in the memory management settings because they are default now, so I guess an other setting somewhere else is interfering. I just want my system to work as it should and want know why it doesn’t, to take necessary steps, instead of waiting for some chain reaction to pop up and make things worse. And Tweak XP pro I did use once and didn’t like it because almost all the things it does can be done manually for free and the other fancy $tuff it offer$ doesn’t make my system any better. “If” you insist on using an App for tweaking I rather recommend X setup pro, because it’s honest freeware and has a whole lot more to tell and offer. Well this could be i checked my services this morning and TaskChed was indeed disabled, i'll sure let you know thank's up front for the idea BIGbadjohn
  21. VAsT

    No Prefetch

    My xp pro sp2 isn’t prefetching, not that this is a big problem, because I’m still running fine . But I just wonder why it isn’t, I did renew all Memory management settings in the registry (always keep a default backup key for that in My Doc’s) and checked it 3 times over all is there and “Enable Prefetch” is set on 3 but still it’s not prefetching and the folder stays totally empty what ever I do.. Can anyone out here give me a hint in the right direction where to look to make my system prefetch again?? What did I over look??
  22. Hi I’m VAsT a crazy Dutchman and I’m new out here, I have a crooked XP pro SP2 stand alone desktop that never runs perfect and always is giving me a hard time and always needs little adjustments. Sometimes I just can’t figure way and that’s what I’m here for. Cheers and heads up


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