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Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

Q: Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

Ok, so I really didnt need Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP but I installed it out of boredom onto my computer to play with the other acounts on my computer. I put abunch of limits on my limited account, the rest of the family uses, and I set the options so when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice at the Welcome Screen it would bring up the admin log on.

Well, it was bugging me so I uninstalled it, thinking it would reset all the options... it didnt.

It uninstalled and it still only shows the family account on the welcome screen. When I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice, nothing happens now. If I had admin rights I could change the log on from the welcome screen to the screen where you jsut type the user and password. But I have no rights, annnd, I can't install any programs.

Any help would be appreciate, Thanks.

p.s. I have knoppix on a bootable cd, if i can get around it that way. Thanks, Tyler.

Preferred Solution: Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

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A: Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

Have you tried Safe mode? Hit F8 while the computer is booting up. That should bring up the log in for the admin account.

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Not sure which category this goes in. I am using Win XP and had the Microsoft Shared Computer Tool on this PC. I want to update to Steady State but can't uninstall the MSCT. Please help! This has stopped XP Service Pack 3 and some other updates because the old MSCT is still on here. It says it can't find a file it needs to do the uninstall.

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I have a friend with the following issue (his description):
PXE-E79: nbp is too big to fit in free base memory

Creating a LTI using MDT/WDS. Currently I am trying to deploy Windows 7 onto a referance PC. I cannot avoid getting this error message from every machine I try PXE booting from, "pxe-e79 nbp is too big to fit in free base memory." Has anyone seen this before? I am currently using MDT 2012. The client machine's have 4 - 8 GB's RAM. My LightTouchPE_64.WIM file is about 1001MB. Can someone please shine some light on what could possibly be happening here?? Also, I have rebuilt this 3 times on my Win 7 workstation and once on my VM Server '08 R2 all with same results...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

It's driving us crazy. Any suggestions or even just ideas of where to look? Thanks in advance!

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I will be using Compatibility Manager to fix some corporate apps that currently run in Windows XP, but will not run in Windows 7 x64 on the client machines. Sooooo, I thought I would try a test with a personal 32-bit exe that will not launch (similar to our corporate apps that will not install).

Manually clicking on a Setup.exe file for a 32-bit app pops the following error message, "The version of this file is not compatibile with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

Perfect, I'm ready to try my first shim ....

First time using Compat Mgr - I watch some videos on how to do this, launch the 32-bit Compat Mgr, create a custom database and then try to create a fix, but when I browse (or manually input) the 32-bit exe, it tries to launch the exe (as opposed to the videos that let the user simply click the "Next" button) and a Compatibility Manager error pops up noting, "This version of the Compatibility Administrator only supports applying compatibility fixes to 32-bit applications. Please use the Compatibility Administrator (64-bit) tool to apply this fix to your 64-bit applications."

OK, I thought the 32-bit Compat Mgr was for working on 32-bit apps, but I try the same thing with the 64-bit Compat Mgr ... I then get a similar error, "This version of the Compatibility Administ... Read more

A:Microsoft App Compat Toolkit 5.6-Compatibility Manager Issue

Still doing research and came across this, which may be helpful to others:
Determining the Application Compatibility Fix to Apply

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Ok so I realize this Thread is supposed to be for Hardware However my Question is both a Hardware and Software related Question so here goes.

First My System Info.

Foxconn A88GMV Mobo

AMD Phenom II x2 555BE 3.2Ghz (Unlocked via Core Release) to AMD Phenom II x4 B55 3.2Ghz
Mushkin 4Gb DDR3 1333 2x 2Gb PC3 10600 Dual Channel Mode
Integrated IGP AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
300Watt HP Server Power Supply
In A Dell Dimension 2400 Mini Tower Case
Added an AMD 3200rpm CPU Fan behind the Air Scoop in the front Bezel/Face Plate
Rear System Fan is an Insanely High CFM + Pressure Generic 3200rpm 120mm Case Fan
CPU Cooler is Stock AMD AM3/AM3+ 3200rpm Heatsink Fan Combo
Optical Drive - Philips Dual Layer DVD-RAM/DVD-R/W Sata-3 5.25"
HDD1 750Gb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD2 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD3 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
PCI-1 5 Port USB 2.0 Hub Card
PCI-2 PCI to PCMCIA Adapter Card w/ Netgear RangeMax WPN-511 WiFi Card Inserted
5.25" Bay-2 is an 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Adapter Tray with Vents and 2x USB 2.0 Connected to Mobo
Bottom 2x USB 2.0 in Front Face Plate/Bezel Connected to Mobo
Currently Running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Ok Now Comes The Fun Part

So the problem that I am having is this. In the BIOS I can either set my Graphics Card to Auto-128Mb-256Mb-or-512MB Now that is fine by me However Said HyperMemory is more than enough to meat my modest needs, and when I go into Windows, Windows see's that hey you have 256Mb or 512MB etc,.. However... Read more

A:Solved: Hardware/Windows Shared Memory Issue

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. So sorry if I posted inthe wrong place.

Does anyone know a good company that makes good quality computer toolkits. If there are, could you please give me a link to their website. The things that I am looking for in this kit is good quality screwdrivers, wire stripper, Anti-Static Wrist Strap, Multimeter, Long Nose Pliers, and other useful tools. The more tools the happier I will be

A:What is the best high quality computer toolkit?

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I had a MacBook 12." The network worked 65% (not sure why), but recently it's not been working. Even when it worked, I could get files from my Windows 10 desktop (hotspot), but NEVER vice versa.

I followed all the instructions and watched videos to see how to set up network and etc. I believe that I have done everything I need on Windows' part.

Now, I am having another Mac, namely MacBook Air. When I typed in the server address (smb ip), it says that I couldn't access it. Ask the administrator......

OK, but I share whatever files I want and turned them on in the Windows, and the previous MacBook worked and could get the files from my Windows PC, why not this new Mac?


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On my account on this shared computer, this malware (or spyware) is currently doing its scareware tangent. However, this account does not have that issue at all. I have thus far tried using AVG and Spyware S&D. While both removed multiple issues, but my account is still afflicted by at least 'Soft. I am currently running a full scan with Malwarebytes (free version, as I downloaded it as suggested by a post on this site concerning Antivirus Soft). My concern is whether this can be done from this account to clear my other account of the problem. If not, I'm simply requesting some advice. On a side note, this malware seemed to come with other viruses which a combination of Spyware S&D, AVG, and Malwarebytes (quick scan) promptly removed. As I noted, this account doesn't seem to be afflicted in the manner my own is, which I have not yet heard about. I understand this may take time to reply to, but I'll appreciate any help.

A:Antivirus Soft on Windows XP Shared computer.

I would think if you run a FULL scan with MBAm it should be OK. But If you have Teatimer in SpyBot running it will ned to be disabled first.TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyNext run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center ... Read more

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English is not my first languaje, i will do my best.

A client has a computer running Windows 10 Pro that shares a folder to be accesible from MS-DOS based machines (i have no control from them). The MS-DOS program asks for user and password and gets connection to the folder.

The Windows 10 machine was not enought fast, and we decide to change it to a better machine (new machine with i3cpu, 16gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro 64bits).
I setup all configuration the same as was in the old computer:
- computer name
- Workgroup
- user and password
- static ip adress and DNS
- folder shared name (this is in a secondary hdd, moved from old computer to the new)...

Computers with Windows 7 and Windows XP in the same network have Access instantly, all works fine,
but the MS-DOS based machines says: "wrong password" (and is not).

Surfing in the web I found that:

I have setup Windows LAN Manager authentication level to Send LM and NTLM Responses, but the result is the same.

I don't know where is the mistake. Has anyone any idea how can i solve that problem?

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okay so I used to be able to access the shared folders that are on my computer that is running windows XP on my vista laptop and my xbox 360
but they are no longer showing up

I just spent a couple of hours trying to get it working again but nothing that I did solved the problem it would be really great if somebody could help me out this is very frustrating

A:Can not access shared folders that are on my windows XP computer

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I have had a Xp based network for years with no problems. Remote desktop connection to a shared computer. The same shared computer would have various drives that were shared and I could map network drives from it or remote desktop to it without issues.
I recently upgraded my office laptop to a newer computer and it is running windows 7 Pro.
Upgraded the shared computer( named Grunt) with shared drives to windows 7 at the same time.
Ever since changing my computers to Windows 7 I have a problem that has been reoccurring.
The Grunt will disappear from the network, the mapped drives will stop working(in the middle of streaming or copying a file) or/and the remote desktop connection will disconnect.
Very frustrating.
All computers same workgroup.
Windows 7 computers same homegroup
Looked online and saw that other people have had similar issues for years.
Some fixes on the internet said to edit the registry
Problem is I have no HKLM section in MY registry...
What can I do to fix this problem?

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We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

A:Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

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I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

A:Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

Quote: Originally Posted by AncientDragon

I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

Have you tried adding the folders of the drive to a shared Library? There isn't a limit of two folders.

Library - Include a Folder

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

A:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

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I just tried installing and running dg2 on Windows 7, and while it installed okay, when it started I got:

ERROR: Automation error%1 is not a valid Win32 application.

and nothing else worked.

I bought a watch/cell phone from China with no manufacture's name on it, and it has an mp3 player built into it that works with mp3 files you load onto it from your computer through a USB connection. It's supposed to look like a USB storage device to the computer, Windows 7 can't find a driver, and since the Drivers Guide Toolkit isn't working I can't scan for it.

A:Is there a Driver Guide Toolkit for Windows 7?

Its usually about a space in a name, the file, the folder. try renaming the desination folder that contains dg2

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The Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit 2.6 for Windows XP and Windows .NET Server contains the tools and documentation you need to design, deploy, and support applications on these platforms. Tools include the latest versions of the Windows Application Verifier that assists developers and testers in locating common compatibility issues during the development cycle, and the Compatibility Administrator that provides access to the necessary compatibility fixes to support legacy applications in Windows

System Requirements

Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows .NET Server, or Windows 2000

Operating System - Windows 2000, Win XP




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DDS will not run, so I have no logs.
This Windows 7 computer (not mine) is a mess. 
A firewall notification pops up in the bottom right corner when I try to open most programs. 
Browsers don't connect to the internet, even though the laptop is connected.
And the stunning Windows Advanced Security Center window is front and center.
Thanks for your help!

A:Windows Cleaning Toolkit/Windows Advanced Security Center

Hi there,please start the computer in safe mode and try to run a FRST scan there:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I want to ask how can free update Microsoft Windows .
I am Searching a Site which <g class="gr_ gr_71 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="71" id="71">provide</g> http://www.mubashirsoftware.com/microsoft-toolkit-free-download/
Free update Windows 

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I am just checking out the S Deployment Toolkit and couldn't find a clear answer yet whether I can also deploy/rollout without a Windows Server OS. My plan is to rollout from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 7 Pro systems.

Is this possible?

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Hi There,
I have been having this issue from the last few weeks. We applied IE 10 blocker tool kit from Microsoft last year and now when we are ready to deploy it, It does not get installed. I changed the value in registry and it's 0 at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Setup\10.0 location and rebooted the machine but no luck.
I tried to use Offline installer but no luck. IE 10 will not show up in many cases in Windows Updates and if it shows up, it fails to installs and gives error code:9C59.I also upgraded to 11 and downgraded to 9 and 8 version many times but no luck.

Can any one help me with this?

Ahmad Qasim

A:Unable to install IE 10 on Windows 7 Pro SP1 after applying IE 10 blocker toolkit.

See if the following helps:
9c59 Error Code While Updating To IE 11S.Sengupta, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP

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Hi, I've taken some traces using the Network I/O profile via commandline:
"WPR.exe -start Network" and "WPR.exe -stop C:\temp\networktrace.etl",
but when I view it in WPA, "WPA.exe C:\networktrace.etl", I don't see a category in the Graph Explorer for the Network I/O. The categories are the same as when I record the trace without specifying a profile or by specifying -start GeneralProfile.

I also tried using the GUI tools instead of command-line but I have the same result.
My OS is Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise x64 but have also tried on x86.
I've tried the WPT for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (all were tried running on Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise x64).
Any thoughts about why I'm not seeing the Network I/O in the Windows Performance Analyzer graph explorer?

P.S. I originally posted this in the "Performance >Windows Performance Toolkit" forum but it appears to be un-moderated and full of off-topic posts so I'm not expecting an answer on that post.

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.5

Date Published: January 29th 2016
File Name: EMET Setup.msi
File Size: 25.6 MB

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help customers with their defense in depth strategies against cyberattacks, by helping detect and block exploitation techniques that are commonly used to exploit memory corruption vulnerabilities. EMET anticipates the most common actions and techniques adversaries might use in compromising a computer, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and invalidating those actions and techniques. EMET helps protect your computer systems even before new and undiscovered threats are formally addressed by security updates and antimalware software. EMET benefits enterprises and all computer users by helping to protect against security threats and breaches that can disrupt businesses and daily lives.

Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10 , Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 (SP2), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista (SP2)

- EMET 5.5 requires .NET Framework 4.5.
- For Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 you need to install KB2790907 ? a mandatory Application Compatibility update that has been released on March 12th, 2013 or any other Application Compatibility updates for Windows 8 after that.

A:Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) for Windows 10

Hi Brink.
Downloaded Emet, problem encountered, could no longer open Internet Explorer. though Edge was unaffected.
See attachment.

Rectified by uninstalling Emet

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I am a network administrator using MDT 2013 to roll out Windows 8.1 machines to my organization.  The process is working well.  The issue I'm having is that after the machine is imaged, each user that logs into the machine and tries to use a webpage
in IE 11 that utilizes DOM storage doesn't work as expected.  The Developer Tools indicate that there is a "SCRIPT5: Access is Denied" on a line that tries to store something in the 'localStorage' object via JavaScript.  This page
will work on other browsers, and on other Windows 8.1 computers that are running IE11 with the same internet options set.  After googling, I found this page: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/066767a5-f9d5-45f4-95cf-dcd0ff030090/script5-access-is-denied-error-when-accessing-web-sites-using-localstorage
and this one: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie10-windows_7/ie10-script5-access-is-denied/e87bdb30-7f2a-4510-bfa3-a22b995f777b Which both point to a problem with the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\ folder not having correct Integrity settings. 

I had to use Process Monitor to determine where the computer was attempting to create the DOMStorage folder, because it wasn't in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore, like the linked articles indicated, but rather in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\AppCache.

Troubleshooting this with icacls, I see that the correct line appears on the 'Lo... Read more

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Ok has anyone experienced this, I have 3 drives shared from windows 7 RTM, to windows 7 7100. everytrhing works ok ubtil I try to move, copy a file from one system to another. This makes my windows 7 rtm version loose it's network connection completely, I have to run the diagnose wizard and then it's ok. I can see and browser the folders for a week no problems. As soon as I try to copy or move a file over the network I kills my network connection only on the windows 7 rtm system. All the other computers in the house are ok. I have one system running linux and 4 others running the windows 7 7100 build that can share and get online with out any issue's. Please let me know if you have experienced this.

A:Shared drives issue's

I remember someone else having a similar problem.

I would suggest that you use FTP to move files between computers. Something like Filezilla FTP server will be much more reliable and secure than Windows file sharing.

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Do know if you can add a shared printer (on a domain) without adding the WS to the domain in a win2k/win2k serv environment? I am trying to help someone do this but I do not know how to do it myself.

I am being told that he has a WS that is strictly for net use and he does not want the server to be associated with the WS that is used for the net. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Shared Printer Issue

Can't you just run the Add New Printer Wizard on that PC and find the wanted printer on the network? Should be a piece of cake if you are in the same Workgroup.

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A couple of computers will not print to the shared printer unless you go to \\<computer name>\<printer name and type in the username and password for that computer. There are other computers that do not have to do this and can print as soon as the computer is booted.

I have a local account on all of the computers with the same name, but the users login under different user names and not the account name that's on each system.

As soon as you authenticate to the computer sharing the printer, then the printer will work fine until a reboot occurs.

Why needs to be done so that the computers with the shared printer installed automatically authenticate as soon as the user logs in?

A:Shared printer issue

Are the computers having this issue running XP Home by chance?? If so this happens because XP home does not store network passwords

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OK...here's the situation. A user has an HP Deskjet 2200C Printer hooked up locally via Parallel Port. His workstation is running Windows ME. The device works fine when printing from the user's workstation. I made the printer a shared device and installed it on another workstation which is running Win2KPro. I installed it with the latest Win2K driver DLd from HPs website. Test page does not print properly. Went to printer properties and selected "additional drivers" under "Sharing" and installed the same WinME driver on the user's original box. Test page fails to print at all. Any thoughts?

A:Shared Printer Issue

Did you try to install the printer directly on the XP computer, deleting the driver from the ME computer, then adding it again by connecting the networked printer and having XP install the driver?

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I have a friend who is having trouble accessing a shared printer on her local network.

The printer is connected to one of the desktops and is shared on the network normally. All computers can access the printer, except one.

The computer that can't see the local printer is cabled directly into the LAN. However, at login, it connects to her company's domain. It can not see her local network or the printers on it. The only printers it can access are at her office.

Is there any way to make this computer see the printer on the local network?


A:shared printer issue

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Sometimes when I view our site on the web, the ends of the top and bottom borders on the far right are cut off. There is just a white space between the border and the edge of the viewing screen. It only seems to do it every now and then (seems to have a mind of it's own). Seems life minimizing screen or clicking through a couple pages makes it happen sometimes. Anyone ever see this before or better yet, know how to fix it?


A:Shared Border Issue - Please Help

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Hi all...

I'm one of the techs working in a large Win Server 2003 domain. All our workstations use Windows XP.

In one location on the network, I've got a workstation with a local printer attached via USB. For some of the other workstations in that phyisical location, I want to be able to print to that printer.

I shared the printer on the workstation that has it, then installed that printer on the other workstations as a "shared network printer." All this of course had to be done as local Administrator.

However, when my users log in with their domain accounts, they can't see the shared printer that I set up using the administrator account.

A friend says that is just how it works in Windows XP, and that the only way around it is to buy a small print server box. Is he right? I would hate to do this since this situation is going to be replicated about 8 times in other locations on my network/domain.


A:Shared printer issue in domain

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I'm new to Hijack this and to this site, so thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.I have a peer-to-peer network with 3 Windows XP PRO Pcs. One of these functions as a "server". This is where the shared files are located. When a client PC access some MS FrontPage files from the server via a mapped network drive, he can usually open the files, however when he tries to make any changes and save the files back to the "server" PC, the PC locks up and the user can't do anything else on his PC until he restarts. (At this point, he also restarts the server and it seems to then allow him to then be able to access the files again.) However, when he makes changes and tries to save them back, it locks up again. On the "server" PC, no symptoms are noticable. I have tried to update NIC drivers on both ends, we have replaced/upgraded the routre from a Linksys BEFSR41 to a Netgear FVS318 with no change. I have run a malwarebytes antimalware scan against both PCs with only minor problems being detected. I do have hijackthis logs for both PCs if you think they would be helpful.Both PCs are running Norton Antivirus (I don't see a version number other than this.). I have configured Norton to not scan the files from the mapped network drive.Additionally on the "server", when the user locks up these shared files (and for that matter, when they normally shut down every day), the "server" PC will lock up on the... Read more

A:XP Pro - shared files and shutdown issue

Hi Todd Warren,

Did this network ever work? Is this a new problem? The HJT logs would allow a cursory view of the two computers which may or may not give an indication of malware. Before you post them, I would suggest asking a moderator to move this thread to the Networking Forum because people viewing that forum will have the most experience with the kinds of problems you're describing. I'm not sure it's a problem that is specific to XP.


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I have a shared folder on the network with Word (2003) documents used for mail merge letters.

Recently one user went through updated the signature line on all the documents, plus changed the page setup so that the first page always prints on letterhead.

All the users have the same default printer including the one who updated the documents.

When the user who did the updates, opens the documents, they all default to letterhead for the first page. But when I open these same documents on any other user's computer, they all default "heavy glossy."

I was under the impression that the page setup was saved in the Word document itself. I tried recreating the normal.dot on one of the computers, but that didn't make a difference.

I double checked that the user who did the updating was working in the shared folder, on those same documents. The changes to the text show up and all.

Now if I open the shared folder as another user, I can go through and save the page setup with the correct default paper type, but I'd have to do that for each user, for 50 -75 documents. Just trying to avoid that.

Any ideas?


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My desktop PC has Windows 7 64 bit and my laptop has Windows 8.1 64 bit. I have two printers connected to my desktop. I am setup for a home network and my modem and router are connected to my desktop. I have my desk top set up to share file and my printers are set up to share. Everything was working fine up until the last 2 or 3 days. When I'm on my laptop I can access my files on the desktop, but now I can't print. From my laptop it will see my printers, but when I try to print I get all kinds of message. Sometimes it says that the print spooler is not running and I know it is. Other times it will ask for a user name and pass word, but I never did use a pass word. Besides when I set up file and print sharing, I disabled using a pass word. There are about 3 different messages that I get telling me that it won't print. If I just right click on the printer icon and select "connect", I still get the messages. I re installed the latest drivers for my printers, I refreshed the print spooler in services, I ran virus scans, and system scans. I reset my router by un-connecting and re-connecting. But it still will not print. The only way I can print is to send the file to my desk top and print from there. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be going on?

A:shared printer won't print issue

I finally found the problem and was able to fix it. I discovered that Simple File Sharing had to be enabled and for some reason on my desktop it was disabled. So I went into the registry and enabled it. I have no idea how it got disabled, but that was the problem. I might drink an extra bottle of beer tonight to celebrate. I think I deserve it.
The way I changed it was to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\ForceGuest and change the value from 0 to 1

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I have an HP laptop running Vista home Prem. I also have a desktop with XP Home with both OS going thru wireless router. The XP desktop has a Brother HL-2040 printer. I am trying to get my laptop to print at XP, and I cannot get it to work. I am "sharing" my printer, downloaded the proper driver, turned off firewalls (temp.) on Norton. I seem to get a code of 0x800f0214. Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong or not doing?


A:Vista to XP shared printer issue

The error code says something like "destination does not have applicable inf" files. iow, it can't find an .inf file that tells it how to install the printer driver. My old Epson pinters came with an XP driver, and a network program to run on the client machine to access the XP driver over the network. You might check the printer site for such a client program. Also look for a manufacturer's forum. Your chances of getting a specific printer to work are much higher where all the questions are for similar models. You may find out some specific trick or tweak.

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Hello everyone, there are 3 PC's connected to the same network I had to format one of the PC from 64bit windows 7 to 32 bit windows 7 professional after the format and the re installation of all the drivers and other software's I did the map network drive but wasn't able to access the shared partition from another PC which was previously accessible before I did the format.
I can access the Users folder in C: partition but cannot access the G: partition I've tried disabling antivirus and the firewall but still no joy.
After I failed to connect to G: I created a folder named server drive in the G: which I was able to access from the win 7 32 bit system so I moved all the files and folders in g partition to the newly created server drive folder also in the same partition but now the issue is that I cannot access all the files I moved to the server drive folder only a partial amount of files and folders are accessible. One more thing the other pc on this network isn't having any issue getting to G: partition or the server drive folder.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this thread and for your support I also apologize in advance if I've failed to mention something.

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Hey hey,

My fiance and I are both connected to our speedstream 6520 via ethernet cables. I mainly use my connection to play World of Warcraft, she uses hers for work (inbound customer service). The issue we're having is that when I play WoW while she's working, it disrupts her systems connection to her work server (i guess that's what she's connected to) and she gives me hell for it.

Is there anything that can be done so that we can both use the internet connection without interfering with the others fun/work?


A:Router/modem, shared connection issue

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Hey guys, I did a search and didnt find my particular issue so hopefully one you all can help me.

Im using Outlook 2003 and using a shared inbox. There are 5 users who have permission to view this inbox. Essentially what were trying to do is not have two people doing the same work. What id like to have happen is when a message comes in to the shared inbox, any user would be able to flag that email and that flag would indicate that user is working on the email. Of course, all users who have access to that inbox could then see that the email is being worked on.

What is the best way to make this happen? Is this possible in Outlook 2003?

Thanks again for all your help,


A:outlook 2003 shared inbox issue

The only possible way I can see this working if the mailbox is on Exchange, and even then you're going to need a program to handle the backend stuff. Simple question, unfortunately, complex solution.

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Dear Experts

I have got HP LaserJet M5035 MFP Series printer that initially was able to scan documents to shared folder on 2xDesktops (PC1 and PC2) windows 8

I upgraded PC1 (but not yet PC2) only from windows 8 to windows 10 pro and I tried to copy the same setting as it was on windows 8

Created folder on windows 10 and shared it and edited permission tab and security tab as well

I can access that shared folder on PC1 from PC2 no issue.

On the web interface of the printer when I click on : "Test Folder Access" I get the below error message :


Unable to reach ?\\VISIONDESKTOP\Kylie_Scans?. Please check the location and make corrections as needed

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We have a shared folder on a Server 2003 server that is somehow inaccessible from just one Windows 7 PC. When I try to access it using the UNC I get the error message:-

\\server_name\share_name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

This operation is supported only when you are connected to the server.

The 'Everyone' group has 'Modify' permission to the folder, Security and Share permissions, so it's not a permissions issue. If I replace the server name with the server's IP address in the UNC it works, so it's not a connection issue. I can connect to another share on the same server with the server name in the path so it's not a name resolution issue. I can log into the PC next to the affected one with the same user account and access the share just fine.

I've tried reloading the DNS and NetBIOS caches. I've tried removing and readding the computer to the domain. Group policy is being applied successfully and the computer's account is in the same OU as the one next to it.

Does anyone have any advice?

A:Shared folder access/permissions issue

Check the Lm Compatibility Level setting in the registry on the 7 box.

Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
If LmCompatibilityLevel isn't there, add it as a new Dword value
Set the value to 1
Reboot the 7 box and try again

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Good day, I am having a problem with shared printers.
I have six workstations (Dell T-7500s with Windows 7 Pro) set up on a HomeGroup and all running as if an Administrator is logged on. I have two sets of Printers attached to two of the workstations, one each DNP DS-40 & DS-80 printers on each of those machines.
I have shared the printers out to the other workstations and the printers function properly with one exception.
On the machines that are using a shared printer two of the advanced document settings are grayed out, "Overcoat Finish" and "Print Retry". I am not too concerned about "Print Retry" but I need my folks to be able to access the "Overcoat Finish" selection.
I have tried setting the printer properties to full control for everyone but it made no difference.
The settings in question work normally on the host machines and also on the machine that I set up the HomeGroup on, which is not one of the host machines.
As I am not extremely familiar with Win 7 I am out of ideas, hoping someone here could point me in a new direction.
David Cushman

A:Issue with shared printers, not all perference settings available

Hi David,

I am experiencing the same problem that you described with a DS40 and two machines running Windows XP SP3.

I have just written to DNP's support and I am waiting for their response.

Have you found any solution or work around?


Joan Ramon L?pez Gillu?

PS: I'll let you know when I get the answer from DNP.

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My group works in a shared excel worksheet (2007)--about 20 people. We're noticing that sometimes changes will be made to cells by a user that isn't even working in that sheet. It will show that he altered or deleted information and the time of the change even though he wasn't working in there. He does however have other excel files opened when this occurs. We did a cleanup/maintenance on the worksheet but it seems to keep happening. This has happened before to other users but recently seems to be happening the most to this guy who happens to be the person assigned to admin the shared spreadsheets. Any ideas?

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I've ran into a very strange issue at home when playing a video off a shared folder.

Both computers are running Windows 7 Professional and are connecting to the LAN at 100Mbit/Full.

On my main desktop, I've shared a drive with videos on it and on my HTPC, I've mapped a drive to that share.

Now I can access the videos through Windows Media Center. However, that's how far everything works just fine, because when I play a video off the shared drive, it stutters like crazy.

Even my buddy could not believe that's happening and he even said that he's using wireless to do the same thing I'm trying to accomplish. That the wired connection should be faster and smoother. LOL

So I went crazy on both computers disabling services and what not to see if it made a difference, but still get the stuttering video on my HTPC.

Currently disabled on both: Firewall, AntiVirus, Remote Differential and Windows Updates. I have also changed the hub connecting everything to a switch.

This is not a codecs issue. I can see the video content during the stuttering and when copied locally, the videos play just fine in Windows Media Center.

Please help. I'm very open to suggestions, even the ones where you poke fun at me.

Thank you.

A:Network issue with playing videos off a shared folder in my Home LAN

Hello caffemisto,

Just to exclude a few more possibilities, have you tried running the video content using an alternative video player like VLC for example?

VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

Have you also tried testing the general network connectivity between the machine serving the media and the HTPC playing it by copying files back and forth between machines to get an idea of the real bandwidth available to them?

I'm assuming that since both are on a wired, full duplex 100Mbits connection, realistic transfer speeds would top 8.5 - 9 MBps (Megabytes per second) if the network is idling.

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I have set up Calendar Sharing in Outlook so I can view everyone's calendars. I am having a problem with viewing a particular users calendar as it keeps telling me that I do not have permission. The end user has given me permission but their meetings only show up as 'busy'.
The same steps used for other calendars don't seem to work on this calendar.

Using O365 exchange

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