Howto: Disable Windows Simple File Sharing via the Registry and Local Security Policy

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Microsoft KB 307874 describes how to disable Windows XP Professional’s simple file sharing. Why would you want to disable simple file sharing on your workstation? The KB explains: By default, […]

Script to Gracefully Close an Outlook .PST File So It Can Be Backed Up

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I was listening to the latest episode of the Casting from the Server Room podcast this morning, and one of the discussions was about backing up an Outlook .pst when users […]

Creating and Updating Outlook Profiles using PRF Files

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We do the majority of desktop deployment using imaging.  Imaging allows us to bypass most of the redundant manual desktop software configuration.  But one part of the deployment process we […]

Howto: Disable Windows XP Security Center Nag Screens via the Registry

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I control most of my networked computers’ Windows desktop firewalls through Group Policy. I have a few workstations that aren’t associated with any GPOs for testing purposes, and these machines […]

Howto: Move the Microsoft Office MSOCache Directory to a Different Drive

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Some of our older laptops are starting run short on free space on the system partition. The MSOCache is a hidden folder, usually located on the C drive, that contains a […]

Script to Backup the Windows Server System State using NTbackup from the Command Line

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Here’s a simple batch file script to backup the Windows Server 2003 System State to a removable drive: for /f “Tokens=1-4 Delims=/ ” %%i in (‘date /t’) do set dt=%%i-%%j-%%k-%%l […]

HowTo: Enable Windows Debug Logging to Solve Authentication Problems

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I’ve had some authentication problems of late on one of my Windows 2000/2003 networks, so I decided to enable Net Logon debugging to help trace the source of the problem. […]

HowTo: Use clip.exe to Redirect Command Line Output to the Windows Clipboard

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I was browsing the Windows Server Command Line Reference today and came across clip.exe.  I was not familiar with this little utility, but after a brief investigation I found that it […]

“All Users” Desktop Shortcut Icons are Missing After Enabling Group Policy

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We are replacing our old desktop security program with Zenworks for Desktops 7 Group Policies, which are essentially Windows Group Policies integrated into eDirectory. After deploying these policies, we found […]

MSTview.exe – A Free, Portable .MST Viewer

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MSTview.exe is a free, portable transform (.mst) viewer that is found in the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit, as well as the Office XP Resource Kit. Rather than install the […]