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Archive for the Windows XP Category

10.17.2011

Windows security center marks bit defender as disabled

Sometimes you might see an alert from-

08.4.2011

Execute a command on a file or set of files

forfiles – a resource kit tool that iterates files in a folder, can do it on date, and let you then run a command You can get it here: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/ResKit/y2kfix/x86/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753551%28WS.10%29.aspx This command should (I haven’t tested it myself) delete all files older than 30 days, under c:\temp and recurse into subdirectories. forfiles /p “C:\temp” […]

03.31.2011

Brilliant Windows packet sniffer software to identify network conditions and heavy network traffic usage

After searching and trying a number of packet sniffers to determine the source of heavy traffic usage, I found this the easiest to install and use by a long way. Its reporting is excellent and it makes it easy to see the source ip generating a lot of traffic. http://www.colasoft.com/capsa/capsa-free-edition.php

09.27.2009

How to Remotely Enable Remote Desktop

Often you may need to remotely connect to a network workstion, but by default remote desktop is not enabled. Other than having an administrative user enable it on the workstation itself, here is a way to do it remotely. Run Regedit Select File | Connect Network Registry Enter the name of the remote computer and […]

09.23.2009

How to disable Windows Desktop Search and revert to search companion

If Microsoft have pushed you into using desktop search as part of running office 2007 instead of search companion and you work on a network, you will have rapidly discovered how useless and time wasting it is. If you have connections to a number of network drives and don’t want to have the index service […]

08.13.2009

Event ID 10016 Fix Local Activation permission for COM Server CLISID

If you are getting event log ID Event Type:-

08.3.2009

Offline files amount of disk space to use slider resets itself to 2Gb

To permanently increase the default cache storage on offline files go to Start then click on RUN and type gpedit.msc the group policy window will come up. Drill down to Computer configuration\Administrative templates\network\offline files Click on Enable and specify the percentage of the amount of the hard drive space you want use for offline files […]

06.30.2009

Reverting to an Earlier Restore Point on Windows XP via a Command Prompt

06.30.2009

Disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) completely

Disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) completely Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Under Pick a category, click Performance and Maintenance. Under or Pick a Control Panel icon, click System. Click the Advanced tab, and in the Startup and Recovery area, click Settings. In the SystemStartup area, click Edit. In Notepad, click Edit and then […]

06.26.2009

C:\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt C:\windows\system32\config\system You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select “r” at the first screen to start repair. Do NOT use an OEM “Recovery Disc”. Only a valid Windows XP media will work or a […]