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group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Q: group policy configuration and computer configuration question

I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

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A: group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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I have a user PC that is having issues with Computer Configuration of our GPO. When I log in with my Domain Admin Username I get my mapped drives, but when I log in under the user's account they are not getting the mapped drives. When I run a gpresult
/force from administrative command prompt it says the following: User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer Policy Update Failed. Upon looking at the rsop.msc I see the following error when looking at the properties (Error Information) of the
Computer Configuration GPO: Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below. The system cannot find the path specified. 

I can navigate to the DC by IP address and DNS name. I can locate the Sysvol folder and access the GUID and Machine folder located in the GUID folder for the group policy in question. All other people in the company are not having this issue. I
already restarted the PC, removed Windows Updates that may be affecting this. Removed PC from the domain and re-added to the domain. Any Ideas?

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I'm trying to add a shortcut to the desktop of a nuch of computers. But the variable for the computer configuration points to the wrong location.
Computer Configuration - Variable %DesktopDir% = "C:\Default User\Desktop"   - This does not work at all.
User Configuration - Variable %DesktopDir% = "C:\Users\Username\Desktop"
There are other variables for Computer Configuration that points to "C:\Default User\" as well. Is this by design or a bug?

A:Group Policy preferences not working as expected? %DesktopDir% variable points to wrong place on workstation using Computer Configuration

Use this:

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i have two acounts on my win7, an adim and a standard user. i want to set some limitation to the standard user so that it cannot access partions and control panel or to make right click on desktop. i tried gpedit.msc to prevent users from installing adons or delete EI7 history or make any changes but the configuration applies to both admin and standard user.

i would appreciate if someone could help me on how to set such limitations only to the standard user.

A:group policy configuration

Typically gpedit.msc apply settings machine wide.

Sounds like you are Windows Savvy; what you can do is manually edit the registry to restrict the standard user. Or there are utilities out there that can help you do it more automate.

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I am working to configure EMET within Group Policy before deployment but I now have an error at the bottom that states: "DEP/ASLR changes are unsafe and ineffective by default..." Current settings are: DEP=Always On, SEHOP=Application Opt Out,
ASLR=Application Opt In. Any recommendations on how to remove the error?

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I have three Windows 8.1 Pro computers ( not on domain ) One of the three we consider the master and would like to take the User Configuration - Administrative Templates configuration and export it and import it into the other computers. I was wondering
what is the best way about going about how to do this? 
I have tried the following and did not work is this only for Win7 machines?:
1.) Open %systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy\

2.) Within this folder, there are two folders ? ?machine? and ?user?. Copy these to folders to the ?%systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy ? folder on the target machine. All it needs now is a reboot or a ?gpupdate /force?.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you! 

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Hi all,
I received this message when i tried to look at the local group policy setting on one of my machines (Windows XP SP3), which is joined in my domain.
"Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.
Unspecified error."
note that I am local admin.
It's all started when I was troublshooting WSUS connectivity and i looked at the WinsdowsUpdate.log, the WSUS server was <Null> & WSUS status server <Null>, I tried to force the domain GP by using GPupdate /force, it went fine and asked to
log off, but nothing changed in the WindowsUpdate.log still <Null>. Then i tried to look at the local policy setting.
I searched the internet nothing related to my case.
Thanks in advance for advising.
Mohammed Adel

A:Group policy error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer.

I guess reinstall windows is the solution, I also found one log "event id 1096", related to "registry.pol" it was corrupted.
Mohammed Adel

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Hello all,

I am having trouble with system restore,the create button seems to be greyed out.
I think it's got to do with cofiguration policy, gpedit.msc is not available in home premium.
And in registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
When i click on Windows NT in registry i don't see system restore.
Any solutions.
Thanks for any help.

A:Turn off configuration policy

Hello ftfh00, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can check by usingthe enable download in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below. It's the same for Vista as well.

System Restore - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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I got this error and so I went to Microsoft and it told me to do the following:

Check the application's security policy
The text of the event message may provide details to help you configure the application security policy. Use the Component Services administrative tool to update the application security policy to allow the requested operation to complete.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To open Component Services and find the application's security properties:

1.Click Start, and then click Run.
2.Type comexp.msc, and then click OK. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
3.To locate your application, click Component Services, click Computers, click My Computer, and then click COM+ Applications.
4.Right-click the application name, and then click Properties.
5.In the application properties dialog box, click the Security tab, and then adjust the security settings to allow the requested operation to complete.
You can verify that your security policy for this server is configured properly by running the Component Services administrative tool and ensuring that the required security properties are set.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To open Component Serv... Read more

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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I need to build up a Group Policy on a computer. That's the easy part, except it is also limiting the administrators account.

I need it so, users who are not in the administrators group are effected by the group policy in place, but the administrators group left as is.

It will be set up on a local machine, so a Local Group Policy. Operating system is Windows XP Professional.

I have googled, and tried various things but I cannot get it to work.

Thanks in advance.

A:Question Regarding Group Policy

try this ...
start > run > gpedit.msc

Good Luck.!

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Windows 2003 network... XP workstations

a group of users thinks its funny to right click on other departments folders and check hidden...

any way in group policy to remove the hidden feature

A:Group policy question

I would start by asking management to announce that anybody caught interfering with company resources, with that as an example, will be fired on the spot and escorted from the building.

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i need to lock down my users IE access. i would like to know what's the best way to do this, and if its possible thru group policy in windows 2000.

i expermineted with the content advisor, but its too difficult to enable websites (for instance just enabling dell.com does not get you dell's whole website, since dell also uses www1.us......etc)
and i can enable the allow unrated websites, but that is too loose for me.

i am not so much worried about people visting adult sites anyways. i want people only hitting sites during work hours that are work related sites. so far no joy on my end.

also i wish to be able to monitor site access across the network and see what sites are being visited. how can i accomplish this, is there any way in windows 2k or do i need 3rd party software.

thank you

A:IE and Group Policy question

there's a great number of things you can do with group policy as regards locking down what users do, but if you really want to lock down internet access properly, securely and sensibly, monitor internet page access in the way you describe, then you need to be looking at a proxy server. There are probably freeware ones around but you should seriously think about ISA server from Microsoft.

ISA server from Microsoft would likely suit your needs, it can be installed on Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, so if you don't have something like this you may have to get it soon. Unfortunately some of this software can be a tad pricey but its the best way to do a complete, professional job, without being a UNIX guru. (which if you were, you'd not be posting this question probably....)

I imagine that ISA server will be pretty easy to configure if you are an advanced enough windows person to be able to ask questions about group policy, its probably wizard driven a lot as well, which could be handy.

The proxy would also have the advantage of being able to cache frequently accessed pages as well, making access to them faster from within your organisation.

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Hey all! I work in the IT department and we need some way to stop people from installing programs on their computer. We're running WinXP Pro. and tried to just make them limited user accnts but for some reason they cant get onto our AS400 unless they are an admin. already tried to reinstall client access (the as400 program) on the limited accnt but to no avail. I was looking at group policy but i cant find a way to stop people from installing programs they're not supposed to have and still have (almost) full functionallity of the comp. So if anyone has ANY ideas i'd love to hear them! Thanks in advance!

A:Group policy, admin. question

Well, you had the right idea for that originally. I don't know what the interface is for client access to the AS/400 exactly but is it possible that, in a limited user mode, access to the AS/400 could be run in Administrator mode (w/o giving the users themselves the account password?). You might check with support for your AS/400 or the particular client access interface to see if they acknowledge that it can only be run from XP Pro as an administrator or have some work-arounds prepared.

Off-topic but in my experience, the benefits of having the users operating at anything less than Priveledged User or local Administrator for their machine isn't worth the myriad of headaches caused by crippling them and always in the really urgent and time-critical instances. Prescribe what conduct you expect from them in corporate policy or what-have-you but don't actually lock down their PCs. JMHO.

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Hello,What kind of attacks does the following group policy hardening steps thwart in a workgroup environment:- Network Security: LAN Manager authentication levelSend NTLMv2 response only. Refuse LM & NTLM- Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) serversRequireNTLMv2sessionsecurity, Require128-bitencryption, Require message integrity, Require message confidentiality- Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clientsRequireNTLMv2sessionsecurity, Require128-bitencryption, Require message integrity, Require message confidentiality- Network Security: Do not store LAN Manager hash value on next password change: Enabled- Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always): Enabled
- Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (if client agrees): Enabled
- Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always): Enabled- Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares: Enabled- Administrative Templates>System>Remote Procedure Call>Restrictions for Unauthenticated RPC clients: Enabled (Authenticated)
- Network Access: Shares that can be Accessed AnonymouslyRemove all sharesAlso are there any other/better hardening group policy settings that you are aware of? Kindly share the same over here.What other network security steps can be taken in a workgroup environment??Thanks 

A:Group policy hardening question

Please describe your environment.

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I've an WinXP SP2 box that I locked down using the Local Group Policy MMC but I need to know if I can selectively lock down accounts manner. I'd like to lock down all the accounts save the local admin account. Thanks in advance!

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This is my first stab at Group Policy.  Also sorry if this is in the wrong category :(
I want to copy fonts from a central location (that all users have modify access to) to C:\Windows\Fonts on Windows 7 machines at my work.  I've given Authenticated Users the modify access but also tried giving my specific user account modify access
in case maybe it couldn't go through groups.  Totally grasping at straws.

I've got my little GPO going with all the registry entries and those are coming down correctly to my PC.
The problem is the font copy part doesn't happen.  My account is new so I can't post a picture of my GPO but here is the stuff:
Action: Update (also tried Create)

Source File(s): \\server-name\Groups\Font\GOTHAM-BLACK.TTF
Destination File: %systemroot%\Fonts
The only of the four squares checked below is Archive because that was on by default.

I've tried lots of things like target C:\Windows\Fonts, C:\Windows\Fonts\Gotham, not specifying a source file name just the \font folder, \\server-name\groups\font\*.*, etc.
The Group Policy Operational Event Logs mostly have Informational ones but there are a few like this one:
Completed Registry Extension Processing in 31 milliseconds.
With Event ID 7016

I enabled logging on my computer in the registry so I got this out of gpsvc.log:
GPSVC(33c.bcc) 13:22:57:725 ProcessGPO:  Found file system path of:  <\\domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\Policies\{6055E48C-4290-4AC8-A84F-404... Read more

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Hi, I have Windows XP SP2 and my default firewall has been disabled and now controlled by Group Policy. I just want advice about Group Policy and whether it's beneficial or not. Should I keep it enabled or should I remove it? Thanks for your help

A:Windows XP SP2 Group Policy question

I don't have an answer... but if you do find one, post it here. Another member is having an issue with XP Home SP2 where Group Policy has taken over and File and Printer Sharing no longer works: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/529358-group-policy-xp-home.html

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I have mobile PCs deployed with users needing to modify network (IPv4) configuration settings as deployment scenarios change and ALSO need to adjust/change system time in order to synchronize with other devices.
I have set the User Rights Assignment (Local Security Policy) to allow the user/group "Change System Time" rights.
When I add the user account to the "Network Configuration Operators" Group, that user loses the ability to "Change System Time"; in fact, when attempting to change time, the user is prompted with the UAC popup showing ONLY administrator
When I remove the user from the "Network Configuration Operators" group, the ability to "Change System Time" is restored.
I have tried to resolve this by adding the user to the "Power Users" group, but the conflict remains.
Users need to be able to both modify network configuration settings AND change system time without being added to the administrator group. How do I resolve this conflict?

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using the link below I set up this setting. my question is... if I make a serverlist.xml file and specify the path (example:\\domain.com\netlogon\serverlist.xml) would it still work?


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I created a group policy to map a drive from my server to my users. I created a .bat file that works when I run it under my user. I then created the Group policy and linked it to the desired OU. It shows up during a gpresult but does not map the drive. I think I need to verify where to put the .bat file or what I need to do so that its run when users log on??

A:Solved: Server 2K3 Group Policy Question

Had the wrong drive written into the script!!! Log files pointed this out. Works now that its pointed to where the file resides.

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Hi all,

I am currently locking down a PC for a client of mine. PC is used as a DMZ, used by the public only to access the internet. PC runs Windows XP Pro SP2.

While configuring the Local Group Policy through gpedit.msc (or through mmc - add/remove snap-in ...) I realised that while applying policies at the "User" level, the administrator account also inherits these policies. Sames goes if applied at the "Computer" level, but that goes without saying.

Luckily I was not applying them directly to the PC in question, rather applying local policies through a VMware session on my laptop, just in case something like this happened.

My question is how can I apply strong Local Group Policies on a PC WITHOUT the administrator account inheriting them?

I tried setting "Deny" permissions on the C:\WINDOWS\System32\GroupPolicy folder, but to make changes to GPO's you need access to this folder. I did work though!

I should also say that this PC is not joined to the Domain and is on a separate subnet to all other PC's.

Any help would be apreciated.


A:Local Group Policy question (WinXP Pro)

This is a very knowledgeable site BUT, if you receive no answer here, these people are very often quite helpful with Network stuff;




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Hi, I have a question about the Local Group Policy Editor. I know you can either enable or disable things for all users but is there any way to enable or disable things for only a certain user group (either Standard Users in general or a customized user group created in the Local Users & Groups Editor (lusmgr.exe). For example if I want only a certain user group to be able to lock the computer, in the Local Group Policy Editor I can enable that so no-one can lock the computer but I want admins to be able too etc.

I would love it if someone could answer my question soon

Daniel Callaghan

A:Local Group Policy Editor Question

Secpol.msc / Local Policies / User Rights ? This won't stop them from logging off...
But this will: Start Menu - Enable or Disable Log off

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I have an old P3 system that I let my son use for internet browsing, email, etc. It has been rock solid for 6+ years until lately and I think the issue of not booting properly is that the master CD-ROM gave up the ghost. And so I took that out hoping that is all it will take.

Here is my question (and I feel so much like a noob; I did try to google but I got nothing): Where do I place the tab to take it from slave to single configuration? As slave the tab was placed on the far left in the verticle position. Am I correct in that to make it singular I need to place it horizontally on the bottom two prongs center-right?

I hope I am making myself clear. This is an old system and it has been years since setting it up and I don't have my manuals anywhere. I couldn't even access Buslink's website.

Thanks for your help.

A:CD-RW Configuration - from slave to single configuration?

The jumper will fit on the pins, based on what is imprinted or embossed on the drive. It is usually very difficult to see... but if you use a flashlight or other device you can place at different angles, you can see how the jumper choices are stamped into the metal. Most often the center two are Slave, the right is Master, and the left is Cable Select.
I suggest you jumper it as master.
If it is a known brand, you can find a drawing on the website of the optical drive manufacturer.

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I just bought a 2GB DDR2-667 for my laptop. I originally had two 1GB DDR2-533. My question is this, should I go for the faster 2GB or slower 3GB option?
Note: FSB speed is 667 MHz.

Benchmarking tools gave me inconclusive results. Any one can suggest a good memory benchmark? Anyways the comparison I got was using Everest.

A:RAM configuration question

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I have an unallocated 1Mb partition as the first partition (according to Easus) on my laptop drive, in addition to the recommended reserved, system and EFI partitions. Could this extraneous partition be the reason for my inability to restore from an image backup? (Restores fail after making my laptop unbootable)

A:GPT configuration question

No - this partition is only to ensure partitions are properly aligned (especially for ssds).

There is something wrong with your image backup.

Do you have more than one hard drive installed?

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I think this is a dumb question but is there any reason my Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P MBO will work at 32 bit but not at 64 bit? If I configure at 32 bit it works fine but when I go to 64 bit it gives me all kinds of strange problems. My OS is Win 7 Home Premium. I want to use 64 bit because I have 8GB of memory. I've tried this several times and can't make it work successfully.

A:MBO configuration question.

Well, it could depend on exactly what "strange problems" occur, so lets start there. Can you give a list of what issues you are having when you try to run Windows 7 64-bit.

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Hi guys, some quick questions about LAN IP configuration:

I have a DSL modem has an ethernet port, and a USB port, to allow for a second computer to connect to the internet. However, I have a netgear 4 port switch LAN/WLAN router, of which I connect one desktop computer to the ethernet port, my laptop using the WLAN, and one computer connected using USB (through modem, not router). Thus, the last computer has a different IP address (assigned by DSL company). My other two computers have IPs assigned by the router, thus, are able to share through Itunes...

...Which leads me to the question: is it possible to configure the ip of my modem-assigned computer to match those of my router's, or vice versa, as I want to allow my Itunes music to be accessible on all three computers. Thanks in advance, and happy thanksgiving.

p.s. I know you're wondering: but you have three more switches on the router, why not use it..well, this last one doesn't have LAN card.

A:ip configuration question

What you should of done is connect all the comptuers to the LAN ports on the router (except the laptop) and share internet connection that way. As far as iTune, you might need to open up the port in the firewall software on your router (check the manual for more details).

Q: "is it possible to configure the ip of my modem-assigned computer to match those of my router's, or vice versa?"
A: No

Network cards are very cheap now, you should use that. Much faster than USB.

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This should be simple, but I cannot find details on whether or not this is possible.   What I want (end-state) is a P51 with the 256Gb SSD as the boot drive and the 500Gb spinning drive as the data drive. When I look at the ordering page, I can get both those drives, but there is no way to specify the SSD as the boot drive.  Alternatives are:1. Buy the P51 with just the 500Gb non-SSD, install something like a Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD myself, migrate/reinstall Win10 from the non-SSD to the SSD, and tell the BIOS that the SSD is now the boot drive.Pro - cheaper.Con - more effort and there's always hiccups finding the right drivers.Assumption - the P51 supports the Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD as a boot drive.2. Buy the P51 with just the 256Gb SSD (so it's automatically the boot drive), then buy another 2.5" SSD or non-SSD drive (and the associated caddy kit from Lenovo) and install that.Pro - no reinstall issues.Con - More expensive since I need to buy the larger data drive ($80-$100 and it's free in option 1), plus the Lenovo SSD is about $90 more than option 1. So, can I specify the SSD as the boot drive if I order the P51 with two drives, or do I have to go to alternative 1 or 2? If so, which one is generally recommended? Have I missed something critical? Thanks, ~rick

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Hi all,
Normally when a standard user is added to the group "Network Configuration Operators", it should provide them with access to change NICs. This is also indicated in the group description ==> "Members in this group can have some administrative
privileges to manage configuration of networking features"
I've added a standard user to the group but I'm still receiving the error "You do not have permission to open the Network Connections folder" when opening ncpa.cpl. When I click on the active connection in "network and sharing center"
and click on Properties, I am able to change the settings of this adapter.
Does anyone have a clue why the message "you do not have permission to open the Network Connections folder" is displayed?
I thought this KB might be needed, but it's not applicable to my system appareantly.
The systems impacted are Windows 7 x64.
The following image described what is working (green) and what's not (red).

I've simulated this on a Windows 10 device (other domain!!) and I'm always able to open ncpa.cpl. When trying to change the properties of a NIC, I'm prompted for credentials. Only when a user is added to the group "Network Configuration Operators",
he's able to change the settings of the NIC.
Thanks in advance!

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Quick question. When I go into system configuration into the 'Startup' tab, it shows programs that are not on my computer anymore (at least I think). Is there anyway to get rid of these? I follow the file link and can't find them so I believe they are removed. Just wondering how to delete them from the Startup tab.

A:System Configuration question.

Open registry editor and browse to HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curent Version>explorer>Run. Delete this Run key.

Method Three in OPTION TWO.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

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Can I add the following ram board to my existing [email protected] with CL2.5?
PC2700 @333mgz with CL3
I have checked with my computer manufacturer and they state that my system will accept 1GB.

A:Ram memory configuration question

If you're existing memory is clocked @ 266mhz than you may indeed be able to use the PC2700 333mhz memory but it will run at 266mhz. It really all depends on your motherboard.

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I was asked this question in class and I'm not sure if I gave the right answer or not.

Company with 50 (max) different locations.
1 Head Office and 1 Store House
Each location has a static IP address.
Each location has max 13 PCs in the internal network.

Locations need to be able to connect via VPN thus have the same Sub Net:
Im thinking (IP) Class B/ (SN) giving me 126 IPs/SN to work with just in case all locations connect to one location at the same time.
Q1: is this SN a good choice?

For the internal network at each location:


Public IP (Static)
Private IP / SN

Firewall with 2 NIC
Router facing NIC IP SN GW
Data Server IP SN GW
File Server IP SN GW

Switch / Switches
IP adds 172.16.20.x/ SN GW
Q2: Is this the right configuration? If not what should I change?
Q3: Recommended OS for Firewall, Server 1 and Server 2.
Q4:Recommended hardware for Routers/Switches

Appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

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I'm a Netscape user from before there was an IE and when Bill Gates was saying the internet was a fad that mass interest in it would pass.

I have used Netscape 7 for quite a while and downloaded version 8 today. I am trying to customize the tool-bars. I would like to move or re-move Google, Security Center, etc. on the navigation bar.

I would also like to remove the add-bookmark item from the personal tool-bar.

Does anyone know how to do this?

A:Netscape 8 Configuration Question


It doesn't look like the Google search field can be removed.

To remove the Security Center and Bookmark items from the toolbar, go to View > Toolbars > Customize. Then drag the unwanted item from the toolbar to the customize window.

If I find a way to get rid of the Google search, I'll repost here.

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Can McAfee Virusscan enterprise 8.7i schedule a scan without ePolicy Orchestrator?
I finally got it the way I want it except the virusscan console Full Scan and on-demand
scan properties have the schedule button grayed-out. I only see Administrator from the
Windows XP w/ sp3 login screen in safe mode and it has no password. I didn't get ePolicy
Orchestrator with my McAfee install and there is no Hub or Server here so I guess I am
the Administrator. I set up this machine and gave the user I set it up with administrator
privileges, This is XP Home so I have no users and groups button in my Manage MSC.
Am I out of luck, or will I just have to either get ePolicy Orchestrator or run on-demand
scans manually, when I am about to be away from the machine? Thx paj692

A:How to (McAfee configuration question)

I installed McAfee Enterprise 8.7i on my XP Pro (w/ SP3) and ran the setup using "Run
as" Administrator. I had to set up a password for the Administrator account so the
program would run, but with XP Pro, that is no problem. The schedule button is not greyed
out like it is on the XP Home (w/ sp3) system using the exact same installer. I did not
install it using "Run As" the Administrator Account. I'd like to, but the problem is this; I
can't run the installer from safe mode since the installer service is not running and I get
this error when trying to run in regular mode (Run As Administrator). Unable to log on:
Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank password (That's not
it!), logon hour restrictions, (probably not it) or policy restriction has been enforced. Any
body know a work around for this. It would be good to know how to run something in XP
Home as the Administrator without having to go into safe mode. paj692

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I have a dell XPS 15 l502x which is supported by a 130W adapter. My adapter broke and I had to purchase a new one. well the question is that I received a 180W charger online (obv their mistake). Will it cause any damage to my Laptop as it is of higher watt than the normal one or can I continue to use it as it did not throw up any error when I plugged it in .

Looking forward to a response.
Thanks in Advance. 

A:Hardware configuration question

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not use the 180W  adapter  as it might cause damages to the main board.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Hello everyone,

I recently bought a Linksys wireless router so that I can finally get wifi in my home. The computer I'm on now is going to "host" the router. I use verizon dsl, and a dsl modem. I correctly plugged the Linksys in all of it's intended ports, but Windows Vista doesn't pick it up. I "googled" around a good bit for the solution. I basically found out that the CD with the Linksys is useless, and I have to allow my modem to connect itself and the linksys at the same time manually (configuring). To do this, apparently, I have to get my gateway address (which would be, and type that into my web browser (being firefox). The Westell site comes up with my connection info. - I "log in" with "admin" "admin" as the user and pass. Now I have the administration to change my modem and connection settings, WHAT SHOULD I DO FROM HERE?

Thank you all very much,

A:Linksys Configuration Question.

That would be unusual that your LinkSys disk is useless, because most will get you started in VISTA as well as WXP.
There are updates at the LinkSys site for each operating system. You will benefit from going to the LinkSys Support site, while knowing your model number and version number, then download and print the Quick Install Guide, the long User Guide in PDF format, and the latest drivers... which may be about 36 MB or more.
Then follow the instructions in the quick install or user guide after you install the latest driver... you are on the right track... you may want to talk to tech support of your high speed connection to see what they require, codes wise... as they vary from location to location.

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I have about a dozen HP T5325's in my network.  We have recently put XenApp 7.5 in place.  I am unable to configure a connection on the 5325's.  When I choose Citrix ICA, it wants me to choose Server/Published App, the type of protocol, etc., and the connection won't work with those settings.  Choosing the XenApp connection, it's using the PNAgent, and that's not working either. I have an abundacne of HP T5565's/T510's, and those all work great with Firmware 4.4 or later.  I just choose Citrix, put in the URL, and go, and it works. I did go download the latest firmware for the 5325 and install that, but I already had that, so that didn't help. What I'm wondering is, is it possible to make the 5325's work?  If so, what do I need to download, or how does the connection need to be configured?

A:HP T5325 Configuration Question

Hi Did you ever find a solution to this as we have the same issue? We have tried a few things but doesn't look good! Looks like we will have to replace all of these devices. Thanks

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I just completed the download for the COMDO antivirus program and each time open  my computer I'm greeted with a huge pop-up box that reads:
I'm wondering if this is for real......does it really need to be configured to my computer, or is this simply a bait tactic to try to sell me something.
And if this is simply bait, is there a way to block it from popping up?

A:Comodo Configuration question

I don't use Comodo but it sounds like Comodo's GeekbuddyUninstalling Comodo GeekBuddy

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this is my first NAS device. what raid config should i run? JBOD, RAID 0 (striping), or RAID 1 (mirrioring). I am using the NAS primarily for storage. however, i want to stream video from it as well. i am going with two WD black edit 1TB HD's.

A:NAS RAID configuration question

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I have x2 320Gig Hdds and x2 DVD burners.
Simply put; Can I attach each Hdd to the end of each 80wire Ultra ATA cable as Master and the DVD drives as Slave. Using Jumper settings of course.
Will the speed of the Hdd's be affected by the DVD burners lower speeds?
I have read posts and recommendations from various sources and information is sketchy at best. Anyone have a clear and precise understanding of this. Or any links to Microsoft about it. As I have not found any topic from them at the moment addressing this choice of set-up.


A:Solved: IDE Hdd and DVD drive configuration question

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if i have 2 fans (MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan) on the back of the case with one right on top of the other, should one blow in or should they both blow out? i also have a arctic cooling freezer 7 on the cpu (or i will when i build this weekend).


A:Solved: case fan configuration question

It really depends on a lot of things. Generally speaking, if 2 fans are close to one another, you don't want one "in" and the other "out" because the air-flow will then be in a small loop and cooling for the interior will not be optimal. If there are plenty of intake ports for air, you may want both blowing out, especially if the power supply blows in.

Think about how air will flow with the case closed. Imagine some smoke flowing through the system.

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I'm sure my brain has the answer to this from when I got my network cert 10 years ago but I just can't seem to figure this one out.

When I cross connect the switches the link lights go crazy and I can't connect to the internet or the servers.

My configuration is the following

2 Poweredge 440sc's

48 port patch panel

3 Netgear 24 port 100/1000 switches (Then do NOT have a dedicated uplink port)

A Dlink 4 port 10/100/1000 router.

Its wired like this (I'll try to keep it simple without pictures)

Switch 1

Servers, Phone System and 4 ports from the Patch Panel
1 Connection to the Router

Switch 2

22 connections to the patch panel
1 Interconnect to Switch 1
1 Connection to the Router

22 connections to the patch panel
1 Interconnect to Switch 1
1 Connection to the Router
So in the configuration, technically each switch is interconnected twice, once through the interconnects going from 2 and 3 back to 1 and then each switch's connection to the router.

When I take the Interconnects out or the simultaneous connections to the router (one or the other), everything works fine.

Why is this happening? I would think more interconnections the better.

Secondary question:

Given it does't work, which way would work better, the interconnections to Switch 1 with 1 wire going to the router from Switch 1 or all interconnecting at the router (It is a re... Read more

A:Multiple Switch Configuration Question

The reason the way you have it wired doesn't work is because you created the text book switch loop. Apparently your switches and router does not support spanning tree. Spanning tree allows multiple meshed links between switches without creating loops by determining best pathing to the root switch and putting the other links in blocking mode.

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Hello all. Using Windows XP SP 2. After I use run, MSCONFIG, and bring up system config utility, I have it on selective startup. It shows Process System.ini.file and it is checked...Process Win.ini.file and it is checked...Load system services has a green highlighted box next to it...Load startup items with a green box...and Use original Boot.ini is checked with a green dot.
Are all of these supposed to be checked and highlighted like this? I've noticed some greater than usual memory usage and cannot remember if these are all supposed to be checked.
Any help or comments appreciated.
Thank you, Tom.

A:System Configuration Utility Question

Hi Ohfer,
Yes that is supposed to be check once you edit/disable/enable something in the startup it will be changed to selective startup. That is normal, the only difference I have is Load system services is checked for mine and yours is higlighted. I don't think it makes a big diffrence though.


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Well, it's just a thought I've had that since it's possible to connect a console to a PC monitor such as an HDMI-DVI connector for a PS3 for example, what about a way to play the sound through PC speakers? I ask this because not only would I be able to output a better resolution than my SDTV with my PC monitor, but I'm hoping to get better sound too if I could use my 2.1's since they're only a couple feet away (5.1's if I use it at home, 2.1's at the college dorms).

Thank you for any suggestions


A:Console Audio Configuration Question

Would this do the trick

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I have recently installed an internal card reader and started to notice
a slower boot time. After sitting next to my PC during POST I witnessed that it was
caused due to the BIOS going through each and every card slot (even when not occupied) and then it 'initializes' them.
It persists on doing this even after I removed them from the "Boot Sequence" list (they just keep getting added on back there by default).

My question is. Is there a way to skip all of the USB related tests and initialize them
once logging into OS?


Thank you!

A:BIOS POST configuration question

Anyone ?

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