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  1. I had a machine that was an 800 mhz and it totally sucked for MCE2004. Audio was off, picture skipped and froze, all kindz of issues... Upgraded to an athlon64 with 512megs ddr400 and a 200gig sata drive and all is well. I would look at the setup on the new machine and update all the drivers.
  2. Sorry I dont know but maybe you can find it in the forum search? http://www.MSFN.org/board/index.php?act=Se...=uxtheme%5C.dll
  3. There is this method but is not geared (I dont think) for the scripted CD: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;305709 I tried this on an XP box and every setting was perfect including the quick launch.
  4. I configured and copied over a NTUSER.DAT file and it worked flawlessly... except for one glitch. The quick launch toolbar has no icons in it when I log into a fresh profile to test it out. Any ideas?
  5. SiR_CharLZ

    WinXP SP2

    Yeah I am waiting for the official SP2 also....
  6. I would go see it in a heartbeat. Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis... HELL yeah
  7. Aaron, your guide for the CD looks nice. VERY GREAT JOB!! --charlz
  8. OK Guys after some research, testing, and trial and error I have a way to disable services during the automated setup! There are many services that are enabled by default which are useless, security risks, etc that can safely be disabled. An example of such services can be found here: http://www.overclockersclub.com/windowsxps...pservices.shtml Okay now I found the part of the registry hive that holds all the services information. It can be found here: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services] An example registry entry for the alerter service is: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter] "Type"=dword:00000020 "Start"=dword:00000003 "ErrorControl"=dword:00000001 "ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\ 6b,00,20,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,\ 00,65,00,00,00 "DisplayName"="Alerter" "DependOnService"=hex(7):4c,00,61,00,6e,00,6d,00,61,00,6e,00,57,00,6f,00,72,00,\ 6b,00,73,00,74,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,00,00,00,00 "DependOnGroup"=hex(7):00,00 "ObjectName"="NT AUTHORITY\LocalService" "Description"="Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is stopped, programs that use administrative alerts will not receive them. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter\Parameters] "AlertNames"=hex(7):00,00 "ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\ 00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\ 61,00,6c,00,72,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter\Security] "Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\ 00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\ 00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\ 05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\ 20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\ 00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\ 00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00 All you need to know from the above settings is the ""Start"=dword:0000000x" setting. The "Start" setting is what tells the service to do when the computer starts. Use the following legend: "Start"=dword:00000002 = Automatic "Start"=dword:00000003 = Manual "Start"=dword:00000004 = Disabled So if you add the services to a reg file (For example the reghacks.reg) that executes when the PC is being configured from the main_batch.cmd then your services will be set after the next reboot!! It really does work flawlessly and you can have all your services preconfigured before you even start using your machine. Good stuff. --Charlz
  9. You absolutley kick butt. Many Thanks! --Charlz
  10. I wish ALL services had a similar hack. There are many others that need to be squashed cause they are security risks, take up memory and processor, etc. This is something I would be interested in doing for more than just the ones on kelly's site. Question: Anywho the silent install of DX9a fails for me everytime. I have tried your switch Aaron (/opk) plus many others and they all fail. Does anybody have the proper silent command line switch to install DirectX9a?? Also the MSBA tools is great for all the security patches / hotfixes. I have every single one you can get on my cd. Very nice!! Man I can not wait for SP2... it will make life easier. --charlz
  11. Aaron you are correct about the Java patch. It requires a version to be loaded before it. If you need a copy of either of these then PM me or email me and let me know. So basically I wanted my disk to also configure GPO's on my machine as well as my services. Now that would be sweet. It doesnt seem like that is either extremely feasable or recommended though/ I will look into it more...
  12. Well I figured out how to create a user ID at the command line and assign the user ID to a group! net user jsmith tempword /ADD /FULLNAME:"John Smith" /COMMENT:"Accounting Manager" net localgroup "Administrators" jsmith /ADD That will create a user "John Smith" and add him to the administrators group. Can be handy for making your own personal XP disk eh?
  13. Sunil thanks for your quick reply. I asked about the automatic login to the admin account because when using sysprep on a ghosted image it has an option to automatically log in. As far as the services: Put the discussion of the bootable unattended cd to the side. Is there a command line option to configure services? --chaz [edit]Here is one: http://sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/psservice.shtml <<< But it does not disable a service - Only stops , restarts, etc. [/edit]
  14. Aaron ~ Nice post. I have a few comments as well as questions for this setup. Comments: 1) You should install the Java Patch as well that is still available thru windows update as a silent install. 2) You can also configure the policies on the machine as well. I know of a command line option to do this which is quite effective. 3) Slapping this on a bootable DVD would be sweet! Questions: 1) Is there a way to configure the services on the PC when the initial setup is running? Perhaps some command line option? 2) Do you know of a utility that creates user ids? (Much like the deluser.exe file) 3) Why doesnt the administrator account log in automatically the first time the pc boots up? --Charlz

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