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  1. Hello Morokat If you find it easier, you can use "LogmeIn" it is a web service, and there is a free version of it. https://secure.logmein.com/US/products/free/ Only i think a warning would be fair: If you use the free version there is no encryption on your data stream - so it is a bit of a security breach. If YOU are NOT the responsible sys. adm. - I definitely recommend NOT doing this - unless you get an OK by the sys. adm. You can of course use the PRO version - which DOES have encryption on it. https://secure.logmein.com/US/products/pro2/ I use this with my Iphone to my computers at work, and home - works like a charm. You can log in to any of your registered computers from the LogmeIn website with nothing but a web browser - nice! Hope this helps you. Kind Regards Martin Andersen
  2. Hi Qctrip Most Linux distos comes in a "Live CD" version - where you boot the OS from CD without installing. Example: Fedora which is a red-hat spin-off :http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora But for speed I would not advise it - most Linux Live CD's are slower than BartPE or WindowsPE Kind Regards Martin Andersen
  3. Can you send us a picture please? Kind Regards Martin Andersen
  4. Hi specialbao1 None! That would be my answer: http://www.linux.com/feature/60208 I'm not saying that there is no such thing as virus on Linux, but if you restrict the use of root access to minimum I cant see why you would loose sleep over it. Have you had any problems with virus for your Linux distro? If so - just for interest - I would like to know the distro name, and the name of the virus if possible Kind Regards Martin Andersen
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    Hi Brute Long ago - just look up the page and find the original post - its there now in full length - has been for a while...
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    Hi Brute Sorry about that my mouse slipped and I finished the post without meaning to. Regards Martin’
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    Hello again Don’t be frightened of the syntax lines here is all you really need (many other way to do this with automation - but this is the most simple) 1. Get the MAC address of each computer by opening a command prompt - Open the start menu and select "run" - Type "cmd" and then press OK - Type "ipconfig /all" * You get this: Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ami Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-14-81-BF DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.xxxPreferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12. juni 2008 12:35:46 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 16. juni 2008 12:35:47 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.xx DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.xx DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 1xxx.xxx.x.xx xxx.xxx.x.xx Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.xx NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled -Note the MAC down and the name of the computer 2. Make a text file with you information in looking like this 00508B052AE8 = ComputerName1 005056C00008 = ComputerName2 005056C00001 = ComputerName3 3. Make sure that file is in you unattended installation and will be copied to example C:\WSNAME\ 4. Now just make sure that one of the first things your computer does after starting the first time is to run the following: ( assuming that WSNAME.EXE is located in C:\WSNAME) - "C:\WSNAME\wsname /RDF:"C:\WSNAME\YourMacFileNameHere.txt" /DFK:$MAC Thats it! Yes it takes time - but it WILL be worth the bother already after the second re-install if you have many computers to do at one time. Having said all that - why not just use Ghost with a clever SYSPREP configuration ( you will still need the above steps, but it is much faster - I have tried both in a big scale scenario) Kind Regards Martin Andersen
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    Hi I had this problem, when I was working as an IT-adm at the university We ghosted all computers approx once a week. To automate the naming process I found this little tool on the internet. http://mystuff.clarke.co.nz/MyStuff/wsname.asp I works like a charm - It looks for a .txt file with network card MAC addresses and corresponding names. Should work for you as well, all you need is to gather all you computer MAC addresses, and then put names on them. Then make it run the first time your computer is logging on use RUN ONCE in registry, or just create a small bat file that deletes itself after executing and put that in the start folder Hope this helps. Kind Regards Martin
  9. I agree And don’t feel stupid about having deepfreeze on you home computer. After working with it as an administrator, I have installed it at home too - best malware / antivirus protection there is! Make it unfreeze automatically one day a week, and set Windows automatic update to install at that same day - this also give the antivirus a chance of being up to date. Kind Regards. Martin Andersen
  10. Hi Try to take a look at this site: http://www.ubcd4win.com/ Once you have build this CD - you can use it to change the passwords for the default "Administrator" account - or use it to create a new one. This CD has a ton of other useful tools in it, so it is highly recommended - saved me from more than one re-install. Kind Regards.
  11. Yes - just like cars - you fiddle with what has you interest - and many times just for the fun of it, or the leaning experience that lay within doing it. Maybe you don't see the need to shrink you installation - but you may still learn a thing or two from looking over the options nLite has to offer. Kind Regards.
  12. Thanks! I will definitely try this suggestion and let you know if it works out! Kind Regards. Martin :-)
  13. Good day to everyone. I have a question regarding Open Office - when Installed in a Win2k3 Citrix Metaframe farm. I made a network Installation point. I customized the installation to our organization needs, and I can access the Open Office applications as a user whitout any problems.... BUT. Every time a new user accesses an Open Office application for the first time, he or she is asked to review and accept the program license. In MS Office you could accept the license as an administrator on behalf of your reorganization so that the individual user didn't have to go trough the license wizard... Is there a way to do something similar on the OpenOffice installation? Any hint will be greatly appreciated. I tried searching Google, OOO, and Citrix, but whiteout too much luck Kind Regards. Martin.
  14. chiners_68 Not 2003 specific. Its available through AD pol. in both W2K and W2K3 Nice to hear that you got Bart PE to work from here - I can see how this could be very usefull for admins. :-)
  15. You enable it from Active Dir. Policies See the attached screen shot Now what to use it for??? Thats an entirely different question, to which I don't have the answer.... I think MS meant for more tools to integrate with this menu, but I have found very little on the internet regarding these functions. Happy hunting :-)
  16. Hi all A bit off topic, but I thought I would share my experience with Windows Genuine behavior. I recently changed job, so from being an admin at a danish university. One of my tasks among many other was to setup all the schools Windows PC's (350 +) Some of them where rather old, and thus their bios battery began to run flat. This results in an incorrect system date every time the system is powered off. When you have the Windows genuine tool installed, it will come up with the very same message, as if you where having a pirated version of Windows - simply because the system date is wrong - Very VERY annoying - when you students and teaches asks the IT department, if the school computers are running on pirated software. Anyway - in my case it was enough to change the date, and then re-install the genuine tool....
  17. Hi m16si First of all do a backup of your sys. If you are presently unable to boot your system, use something Like UBCD4Win to access and copy your data (www.ubcd4win.com) Now to the problem in hand. You should be able to do a Windows installation repair to resolve the boot issue. Use your Windows XP CD, and boot on it. The first time it asks you to press "R" to repair do nothing and proceed as if you where making a fresh installation. Windows then examines the disk and discovers an already installed copy of itself. At this point you are again given the option to repair it, and this time select YES. From here on it will look like a standard installation with all the setup screens questions etc, but when your system reboots for the first time after the installation, your old Windows should boot, and most of the problems should be fixed. You may need to re-install drivers and Windows updates again, but your have preserved your programs and settings... Happy installing Kind Regards. Martin Andersen
  18. Hi David Im sorry to hear that dint work out. It been long since I used RIS, so I'm not sure about this next suggestion... Could you try and make the installed workstation join a Workgroup instead (not sure that RIS will allow this) and then make a script that will join the computer to the domain after a successful autologin. If there is no domain to log in to, there is no question to where the login should apply... I made such a script myself once using the free AutoIT language. Of course you may want to increase the number of autologin's to fully automate this process Otherwise I don't really know what to tell you. Kind Regards. Martin Andersen
  19. When a computer is being installed using RIS, it will assume logon to the DOMAIN as default. instead of the local machine. Yes this seems like the logical way of approaching it, but I have never the less seen this in real life, so I still think the the line should be included.
  20. Hello Br4tt3 I'm pretty sure that what really causes the login problem, is that you have not specified whether or not to encrypt the pwd. Its kinda silly, cause if you chose EncryptedPassword=Yes - it wont work But still you need to tell it, that the password is not encrypted like this: EncryptedAdminPassword=NO Try it out and let me know if it works Kind Regards. Martin Andersen Example
  21. If you still have problem try looking up SecureCopy on the internet. I used it once (not free-ware) and it does and excellent job complete with log files of the operations completed. Kind Regards. Martin Andersen
  22. Hello sedd_18 I can’t really tell you how to learn it, but may i suggest that you take a look at this site: http://www.ss64.com/nt/ It tells you in details about all the commands available from the command prompt. Good look and happy programming! Kind Regard. Martin Andersen
  23. Hello MyDear * Select "RUN" from the "Start Menu" * Type MMC in the "run line" [ENTER] * An empty console appears -> Select "File" from the top menu -> Select "Add/Remove Snap-in.." * In the new window click the button "Add" * Select "Group Policy Object Editor" and click "Add" - Now click OK in the "snap-in window" * A console with a Group Policy Object Editor has appeared. - Expand the "User Configuration" * Expand "Administrative tools" * CLICK on "Desktop" and you will see a list of options available for the user’s desktop. Here you can remove the icons of your choice.... Hope this helps. Kind Regard.
  24. Hello Hish Look at this post, where I answered a similar question to yours.... http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=55262&hl= EDIT: The link now actually works Hope this helps Kind Regards Martin Andersen
  25. Well it seems I gatta be the first one to say it.... OSX is my choice! I would love to have a computer running OSX but with all of the capabilities and programs of the PC / Windows system. Kind Regards. Martin Andersen

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