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Windows XP

How to disable Windows Messenger
How to disable Automatically search for network folders and printers
How to enable two remote control sessions on Windows XP with service pack 2 beta (build 2055)
How to setup Process Priority
How to use subst to map a virtual drive
How to use MMC to export computer information lists

How to disable Windows Messenger

In the Windows Messenger, go to Tools>Options>Preferences, check Run This Program When Windows Starts.

How to disable Automatically search for network folders and printers

Open Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options; click View tab; Under Advanced Settings, un-check:
"Automatically search for network folders and printers".

How to setup Process Priority

If there are several processes competing for processor resources and you want to improve the performance for one of them, you may change process priorities. To do this, open Task Manager, right-click the software and select Set Priority if you logon the system account who is running the software. If you get "Access is denied", you may use AT command utility to launch Task Manager and then change process  priority, for example, "at 10:00 /interactive taskmgr".

How to use subst to map a virtual drive

1. You can use subst to map a virtual drive like mapping local c as z.

2. subst syntax: subst drive1: drive2:\path, for example, subst z: b:\apps or subst z: \\cbgnt6\shared

3. Subst display the name of the virtual drives in effect.

4. To delete the virtual drive, use subst drive1 /d forexample, subst z: /d

How to use MMC to export computer information lists

The Windows Exporting List feature allows you to save textual computer information. To do that, in the Computer Management console, right-click Services>Exporting List, choose the saved location and file name.

Getting Read-Only or "Access Denied" Message When Opening from or Saving to a Network Folder

Symptom: When opening a network folder in Windows Explorer and then try to open a file from or save a file to that folder, the associated program may report a sharing violation, return an "access denied" message, or open the document as read-only. Typically, this problem occurs when you open a network folder and then double-click to open a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel file. The document opens as read-only.

Resolution: To fix this problem, go to Windows Explorer, open the network folder that contains the file that you are trying to open or save. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Click Use Windows classic folders, and then click OK.

Getting Read-Only or "Access Denied" Message When Opening from or Saving to a Network Folder

Symptom: When opening a network folder in Windows Explorer and then try to open a file from or save a file to that folder, the associated program may report a sharing violation, return an "access denied" message, or open the document as read-only. Typically, this problem occurs when you open a network folder and then double-click to open a Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel file. The document opens as read-only.

Resolution: To fix this problem, go to Windows Explorer, open the network folder that contains the file that you are trying to open or save. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Click Use Windows classic folders, and then click OK.

 

 


 

 

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