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adminpak.msi for Vista? by
I want to upgrade my WinXP Pro to Vista RC1, but I tested in the lab and it removes the Admin tools. I have a 2000 AD. The only way I know to get AD admin tools (AD Users and computers, AD Sites/Services, etc.) is to actually set up Longhorn Server, the make it a DC, then use the tools installed to administer the other domain. Is there any other way?
September 30th 06 02:28 AM
by Rock Go to last post
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Windows Live OneCare Takes Long Time by
When I run Windows Live OneCare, it takes about 11 hours to complete. I let it run all night, and it is still running in the morning. The Virus Checker takes the most time. Is there anything I can do to speed it up? Thanks for any help.
May 28th 07 06:58 AM
by Rock Go to last post
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news group by
There will also be an alternative news group for a varitey of topics at 71.216.240.133 if you all want another place to post. Check it out. I can also put yup custom NG's for people topics. Ideas for new NG's are welcome. G
April 17th 07 01:32 PM
by maria.smits Go to last post
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Voice recognition and security by
I am presently handicapped to the degree that I can't use a keyboard or mouse so Windows Vista voice recognition of the godsend. It works really well in most circumstances however whenever it security alert occurs it appears to override voice recognition so I can that acknowledge or cancel. In order to avoid this problem I've been forced to turn off user account security. With this turned...
April 3rd 07 05:14 AM
by Jesper Go to last post
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Run as instead of Run as Adminstrator by
Hello, Local admins only get the option to "Run as Admin" when using right-click, which uses the account with admin rights they are logged in with. How can we enable them to choose an alternative domain account with priviledges for like running Exchange or AD admin tools on administrative workstations? Thx! Cheers
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February 19th 07 08:05 PM
by Josh Phillips Go to last post
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Running an HTA or WSH script as administrator by
Hi, does anyone knows how to run an HTA file as administrator with UAC enabled ? HTA doensn't have the "Run as administrator" in the context menu, doesn't have the compatibility tab in the properties and seems to completely ignore a myapp.hta.manifest file. The runas command with /trustlevel:unrestricted doesn't work. I cannot runas built-in administrator because this is disabled by default...
January 10th 07 03:49 PM
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"Force shutdown from a remote system" by
What do they really mean by this? I was able to shut down a server with no users having this user right, using terminal services. I took everyone out of this user right, and I refreshed the policy then connected to the server via terminal services, and proceeded to shut it down, no problem. What kind of tool does this policy expect the remote user is going to be using to accomplish the...
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July 11th 09 06:19 PM
by jamieduk Go to last post
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Built-in Administrator acct. for Domain be password never expires? by
Are there any risks associated with an expired built-in Administrator password? I've been googling but can't seem to quite get results that speak to this issue.
October 3rd 06 04:07 AM
by Brian Komar [MVP] Go to last post
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Unable to Access Google Site with Vista Ultimate-bummer by $$
I can not access this site: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/usa__en%40holiday.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics Internet explorer returns an error that either the site is unavailable or not found. I have no problem with XP on my other machine. Is there a fix ?
August 16th 07 06:42 PM
by $$ Go to last post
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Vista Basic 64 and installing prgrams? by ***** charles[_2_]
Hi all, I am trying to install programs on my new Vista Basic 64 machine. When I put the cd's in the drive nothing happens even though the auto start is turned on. Is this a permissions problem? How do I make my accout "powerfull" enough to do stuff? thanks,
October 25th 07 02:51 AM
by Steve Riley [MSFT] Go to last post
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vista firewall: is it really protecting good? by **jerry**
Hello, i'd like to know details about the vista firewall. Does it now indeed block incoming and outgoing? i assume microsoft didnot create the firewall for nothing. So is it really neccesary to install another one, and if so, do i then need to turn off the windows firewall? and if i need another one, which one? Thank you for all help, Jerry
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April 12th 08 02:16 PM
by John Barnett MVP[_3_] Go to last post
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windows defender by --== Alain ==--
Hi, I installed apache 2.2.4 on my vista ultimate and each time i start my computer, windows defender display ApacheMonitor among "blocked startup programs". How can i do to make ApacheMonitor not be blocked by windows defender ? thanks a lot,
April 19th 07 07:39 AM
by --== Alain ==-- Go to last post
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IE Run As Administrator by -Draino-
It seem that I can't right click on any of my IE icons and select "Run As Administrator" I used to be able to do this but that option is gone. Any suggestions? TIA D
May 29th 07 02:29 PM
by -Draino- Go to last post
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msxml2r32.exe? what is this? by ...
Every time I restart Vista Ult with latest updates, I notice my router's lights blinking and I recently noticed this setting that keeps coming back on my Persistent Port Forwarding options: msxml2r32 Inbound Port 1757 on TCP I delete this setting and restart the PC, and it's back. I can't find this find anywhere on my PC. I've searched the net and only found couple of Korean or Chinese...
September 9th 07 12:32 AM
by Jesper Go to last post
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Security Issues after upgrading to Vista by ...
I have 2 Hard Drives connected to my PC. Everything was working fine with Windows XP Pro. Upon upgrading to Vista Ult. I had formatted my first drive. The second drive I didn't touch since I have transferred all my backup files(docs, images, mp3, etc). During Windows XP Pro, I had setup permissions that ONLY myself would have access to the drive. So the only username in the security...
July 16th 07 10:16 AM
by Jimmy Brush Go to last post
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Vista Re-ACtivation After New HD? by 1nsane
Vista wants to re-activate after I have replaced my smaller HD with a bigger one (I made an exact copy of the old one and transfered it to the new one). So I click Activate and it says it can't activate... I call the automated phone support and it can't activate either. Any ideas?
October 19th 07 06:30 AM
by DevilsPGD Go to last post
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Vista Port Reporting by 1WildBill
This question posted on Microsoft Technet has not provided any results. Where can one find information on Vista port reporting and available parsers. Any help is greatly appreciated.
December 13th 09 03:52 AM
by 1WildBill Go to last post
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Vista Port Reporting by 1WildBill
This question posted on Microsoft Technet has not provided any results. Where can one find information on Vista port reporting and available parsers. Any help is greatly appreciated.
December 13th 09 03:52 AM
by 1WildBill Go to last post
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safe mode by 2 Daisys[_2_]
i receive but can not view emails that are sent from blackberrys....i can see only the headers...
March 17th 08 01:24 AM
by 2 Daisys[_2_] Go to last post
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Interactive control ?? by 2confused
I run AVG virus protection and when it wants to update I keep getting this interactive control box that blocks the action and I have to open it and click to let it run AVG and this is SO annoying. It can happen every few minutes when I am on computer. How can I disable this thing before i lose it please?!? thanks...
October 6th 07 04:05 PM
by 2confused Go to last post
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