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  1. You might need to be clearer on what your requesting here? Or what your trying to do. As you already have user accounts setup in ActiveDirectory - why not just add those users to the groups you need? Or if you need to grant access rights for certain user accounts to be added to the local computer accounts, I think you can do this wtih group policies.
  2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bb794714.aspx This should help you out.
  3. You might want to look into Scheduled Tasks. You can then set a computer to run a specific task every day/ week etc as you want. And you also set the username / password you want the scheduled task to run as. You dont have to be logged into the PC, just the PC has to be turned on is all. I prefare Robocopy for copying my data. robocopy source destination /e /purge /x / tee /L:Logfile /XO /B - I think these are the settings I use. The beauty of Robocopy - If the file time stamp hasnt change, and the file size is the same - It wont make another copy on the destination if it exists.
  4. I was looking to get away from using the DOS version of RunAs, thanx for the reply though.
  5. I have some code that runs in VBSCript. Runas.vbs Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") strApplication="CMD.EXE" strArguments="" objShell.ShellExecute strApplication, strArguments, "", "runas" Does anyone know if I can pre-populate the box that appears "The following user" with a specific username?
  6. Hi, I have office 2003 configured to show the "From" field when I compose / reply to emails. Can someone tell me how to configure it so it autopopulates my name alias or my email address in the from field without having to type it manually please? Best Regards / Many thanks
  7. Just thinking how we do it at work. If you are using AD to point to a server path profile. And you then change the profile path via GPO ... even though you have the profile stored on the C: drive, because the profile has been changed in the GPO, it will see there isnt a profile on D: drive, and will then attempt to down the server copy to the D: drive. Pretty much how roaming profiles work, it doesnt matter if you havent logged on to the PC before, just that the server copy exists should be enough. However, I dont know enough about editing GPO profile paths though... I dont know if its even possible. I think microsoft wrote some vbs script which redirected profile folders on bootup ... I think I recall they wrote it for some game sites because they wanted it to revert C: drive back to the same install once it rebooted. The only thing the game site wanted to keep was the profile on the D: drive. Or something like that. But I cant remember where I saw the vid ... maybe channel9.msdn.com
  8. I've just ran the winupdl.cmd It appears to be set for just set WINUPDL_Product=^^Windows XP.* and WINUPDL_ServicePack=Windows XP Service Pack 2. However, looking in my downloads folder I can see files that arent just for XP - q331953_w2k_sp4_x86_en.exe Maybe its just something Im doing wrong? If I re-reun the winupdl.cmd ... will it skip files that already exist? It would be nice if it downloaded to appropriate folders ... ie WinXP, Win2000, Win2003 ... maybe there is an option to do this? Obviously some files would be duplicated in each folder ... but I dont think I mind this ... unless those ones can be downloaded to a folder like "XP and 2003"
  9. I was never aware goto :eof just exists the script section ... are you sure (I thought it was exit or something like that)? I assumed (maybe wrong of me) :__checkExtUtils ::# make sure external utils are accessible and throw an error if not sggrep -h >nul 2>&1 || goto __checkExtUtilsError sgmltrans -h >nul 2>&1 || goto __checkExtUtilsError sed --version >nul 2>&1 || goto __checkExtUtilsError wget --version >nul 2>&1 || goto __checkExtUtilsError goto :eof #################### Because it cant find EOF ... it then goes to the next section, which then displays the error? #################### :__checkExtUtilsError echo Some of the external utilities are not accessible. echo Make sure you extracted the archive correctly and confirm echo that the utilities are in bin subdirectory under the program echo main directory. call :__log ERROR: Some of the external utilities are not accessible. Check the bin subdir. set WINUPDL_ABORT=1 goto :eof
  10. I think its to do with the lines "goto :eof" It doesnt look like their is a EOF section for it to goto.
  11. If Im manually intergrating drivers into TEXTMODE folder, do I still need to populate the drivers in the OemPnPDriversPath section? Ie Do I have drivers in TEXTMODE as well as \$OEM$\$1\Drivers Or can I get away with just the TEXTMODE folder, as long as I refernce everything appropriate section in the SIF file. Or do I need drivers in both, because once Windows has got past the Textmode section, it still need to install the drivers into windows? Is there away of having subfolders in the Textmode section, it just looks messy when you start cramming all your drivers in one folder. Anyone got any examples, so I can copy / paste and edit as necessary. Hoping to intergrate hpt374 drivers. Oh and is it possible to have multiple TXTSETUP.OEM, with differnt names ie TXTHPTXP.OEM, and then just make sure the SIF file refernces that file? Or do all TEXTSETUP.EOM mode entries need to be added to just TXTSETUP.OEM?
  12. Can I ask where your looking to get it for 29.99? Is this the site? http://www.argontechnology.com/product.aspx/cid1/32 I only see 29.99 for the upgrade, 69.99 for the web download. Ill look into the tool, sounds quiet cool. Would love to be able to download the CDS tool, but way tooo expensive
  13. I believe with the tool RISME you can create bootable DOS disks which show up when booting from PXE boot disks. I just wondered if there are any other tools that can do this (either cheaper or for free). Just wondered if anyone has used them, any problems using them and just any advise? Or is was it worth the money? I know there is BARTPE, but im looking for a true DOS environment to be able too boot to.
  14. I'm currently in the process of setting up my RIS server, and have some mass storage drivers that I wish to integrate. I understand their is a RIS specific section, but I believe this topic is best suited here as this would also apply to users installing over the network / CD install. I currently havethe folder: $OEM$\$1\Drivers\000_Chipset\HPT454 My SIF files has the following sections OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\000_Chipset\HPT454" [MassStorageDrivers] "hpt374XP = "HPT374 UDMA/ATA133 RAID Controller for WinXP" ="OEM" [OEMBootFiles] hpt374.cat hpt374.inf hpt374.sys TXTSETUP.OEM I've made the necessary alterations to the TXTSETUP.OEM file. From reading on websites, it looks like some people say as well as the $OEM$\$1\Drivers\000_Chipset\HPT454 I need to also create $OEM$\Textmode with the drivers in. Im confused if I really need this as its covered in the OemPnPDriversPath. Or are both folders really needed, one to cover Textmode, and one for Windows Drivers install? If Textmode folder is needed (and I believe you cant have sub folders?) if I want to add other SATA drivers, do I just rename the TXTSETUP.OEM to any 8.3 character named file and just reference that in the SIF file?
  15. Two Methods ... Right mouse button the exe file, and click the runas option. This should then let you access the program via your admin account. Or you might want to look into the dos command runas /savecred At work, to get into Internet Explorer I have created a bat file (doing this from memory) ByPassGPS.bat, and in the bat file I call the program I want to run eg runas /savecred /user:corp\aas3843 "c:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" The first time you will be prompted for a password, enter your admin account password. Once entered, that password is then cached. To get rid of the cached password run : c:\windows\system32\nusrmgr.cpl If your restricted mode, click the blue writing "manage passwords" then you should be able to get into Advanced, Manage Passwords. Just remove the cached password.
  16. Start->Microsoft Outlook (Right mouse button) and select properties. Or from in outlook Tools->Options->Mail Setup->Email Accounts View Or Change existing email accounts <Next> Then select your email account, and ensure at the bottom "deliver new email to the following location" is changed to your PST (or create one and then make sure it points to that pst)
  17. something we use at work ... Start -> Help and Support -> Ask For Assistance
  18. I maybe way of the mark on this, and partially speculation. I believe Server edition allows you to "assign" an application to a computer/user. What it does (from what I recall) is associate the filetype to that program. As soon as that person trys to open say a .pdf file, the installer kicks in. I want to do a reg snap shot, before and after assigning a user the application to see if it stores the host address / installer of the server locally, or if it locally copies the installer. Then I can create a batch file in my unnatend to associate all the files to applications and only run it, if I open that "type" of file. Hope this helps?
  19. The only advantage I can see (which probably isnt noticable) is the OS has less security / permissions to check, I heard it boots faster too ... dunno if thats a myth or not. One other thing which its good for, is you can boot from a boot disk and install windows from that partition, whereas if you boot from a boot disk and then try run setup, whilst your drives are all NTFS you will get in trouble trying to install windows when it trys and copies the basic files to get the installer / drives detected... something that caused me problems when trying to boot from a boot disk and connecting to network share drive and installing windows that way, just kept falling over because of the NTFS / FAT issue.
  20. I think you are thinking of convert ... which comes with 2000 and XP ... and only converts from FAT to NTFS. From command prompt type "convert /?" for options. Sorry if there is a program on the site... that does it the other way. sTe
  21. Ive been having problems wit my MB using the two latest firmware updates. So I am using the AW one and not having any problems. When I use the two newer ones I experience powerup, and then powerdown, then powerup, beep and windows boots fine. Switching back solved this problem. Now, Ive downloaded the new 3com 3cr990 drivers and told my card to do a firmware update and was told to reboot windows. After that everything goes down hill, the computer powers up and power downs and keeps doing this forever. Removing the card and the pc boots fine, tried it in other slots and no joy. Anyone got same configuration and willing to give it a go? Or anyone got any ideas how to fix my problem? Cheers sTe
  22. Something to try, I believe this is how you do it in XP ... so it may work for you? Open Internet Explorer, goto Tools, Mail and News, Read Mail Hope this helps? If not not sorry about that :/
  23. sTe

    Boot CD Info

    A good link to always remember http://www.bootdisk.com/
  24. Hi, Just thinking ahead before I create an unattend install, I wanted to create something that would install on both machine specs. I noticed that Creative do not cater for unattend installs ... or so Im lead to believe iirc from previous threads. I have two differnt creative cards in both machines, and both installers are not compatible with each others card. What I wondered is if there was a way to call WMI and list all uninstalled drivers and match there PNP device ID to an installer ie if object.deviceid=45352k25425 then shell("\drivers\audigy1.exe") etc Any ideas? Im holding back installing the drivers on this machine, until I find the correct code. Cheers sTe
  25. Not sure, but just thinking ... doesnt this all depend on DDE ... Im not sure if you can disable it, but I know on another IRC program I use sometimes the DDE stops working properly and requires a reboot. Dunno if this helps any? sTe

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