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  • kDSRAZOR
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    in reply to: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties #251214

    Re: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties

    wkasdo,
    I was not “pretending” to do anything. I was “deliberately” trying to help davidk resolve his problem by suggesting a very fitting solution.

    I do not think that I can continue to offer my expertise and be helpful within these forums if I am being prohibited from offering certain kinds of help because some people think I am only trying to give unsolicited advertisement.

    This is a great forum, I’ve been a fan for a long time, and I respect the fact that you want to keep the environment ad free and professional. I obviously don’t fault anyone for that. I was trying to be a contributing member with that in mind. You have been clear that you are extremely sensitive to anything that appears to be ad-like.

    Again, I want to appologize to davidk for completely hijacking his thread. I hope he finds a solution to his questions.

    Have a great day, and enjoy the upcoming weekend.


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Serious problem #251213

    Re: Serious problem

    I am not being facetious, I’m really asking because I’m curious if there is a best practice or a tip that I am missing out on. Heck, I didn’t even know that the ID for the default domain policy was the same on everyone’s domain. I, for some reason, thought it was always different.
    Anyway, what is the advantage to storing the script in the default domain policy folder, as opposed to storing the script within the actual directory that the created group policy is within. I have always just put scripts, template files, etc within the directory of the group policy that is utilizing it.


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Serious problem #251212

    Re: Serious problem

    What about copying the .vbs script to a directory on your DC. Create the GPO and then tell the GPO where the script is. I think at that point the script will get copied into the GPO’s special file in the sysvol folder automatically?

    Basically, I’m wondering if its some silly rights issue.


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Disable firewall xp sp1 with gpo #251211

    Re: Disable firewall xp sp1 with gpo

    I could be wrong here, but I thought that the Firewall did exist with SP1. Its just that with SP2 they changed the default from disabled to enabled.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283673
    This being the case, there would still be value in making sure that the firewall is turned off for all XP clients. You can do this by flipping certain keys in the registry. GPO serves this purpose well.

    This article:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/depfwset/wfsp2ngp.mspx
    Says that these registry keys:

    Quote:
    The registry keys to add to disable Windows Firewall for both the domain and standard profiles are the following:

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsFirewall
    DomainProfile EnableFirewall=0 (DWORD data type)

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsFirewall
    StandardProfile EnableFirewall=0 (DWORD data type)

    Only exist in SP2. I can’t tell you off the top of my head how to disable it for XP and XP1.

    I think I even turned it off in my .sif file for when I used RIS to bring up new machines.
    [WindowsFirewall]
    Profiles = WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall

    [WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall]
    Mode = 0


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties #251210

    Re: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties

    Hehe, wait a minute. Are you sure you read the post before it was removed wkasdo? It was far from being random “spam”. I was genuinly trying to help davidk.

    Anyway, now the tread has been completely hijacked and for that I feel sorry. As per Guyt’s recommendation I filed a feedback form. I don’t want to be excluded from being able to help a guy with a problem just because I happen to be affiliated with the solution in this case.


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties #251209

    Re: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties

    Sorry about that Guyt, and thank you for the gentle warning.

    I have tried to make an effort to be generally helpful and post in areas where I know the answer… whether it applies to the product I support or not.

    I also have no interest in just blantently putting posts out there to shamelessly plug the product I support….. in this case I thought it was helpful because davidk wanted to do something without complex scripting and I was pointing him to a resource that could meet his needs.

    Is there some common ground, or guidance you can give me?


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties #251208

    Re: Display Additional AD Attributes into User Properties

    Content removed due to advertisement.

    Regards,
    Guy


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Need to identify inactive computer accounts #251207

    Re: Need to identify inactive computer accounts

    Contents removed due to advertisement. Please use website’s feedback option if you are interested in advertising the tools by the company you represent.

    Regards,
    Guy


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: Schema Master Role Problem #251206

    Re: Schema Master Role Problem

    That sounds right Guy, it tries to do it nicely and then fails.

    Also, as the first chap mentioned, doing a metadata cleanup after siezing a role is more than a good idea.

    Here are links to help you with that part (It may look like a long process, but its cake):
    http://www.petri.com/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/Operations/012793ee-5e8c-4a5c-9f66-4a486a7114fd.mspx


    kDSRAZOR
    Member
    in reply to: disabling one of the cpu #251205

    Re: disabling one of the cpu

    Also, just as an added bit of information. You shouldn’t have to rebuild your OS just because you change your HAL. Here is the MS Article.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237556/

    I used to use this procedure a lot when restoring production machines into my test lab from tape. My test lab machines did not always have the same CPU count as my production machines. This is also useful for VMWARE.

    I have successfully used this procedure many times.

    Its as simple as extracting the correct HAL and copying it to the machine.
    I just had them both sitting on floppies and copied the appropriate one when needed. (From recovery console after booting to CD)

    ACPI Multiprocessor PC = Halmacpi.dll
    ACPI Uniprocessor PC = Halaacpi.dll

    Oh, here is another article.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694/en-us

    Hope this helps.

    Ken Aldrich
    Senior Support Engineer
    Visual Click Software
    [email protected]

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