How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs on DC

How to remove the DnsEvent, NTDS, and NtFrs event logs from Demoted Domain Controller. It is not possible to delete event logs while EVentLog service is running, and the EventLog service cannot be stopped. You can use the following procedure to locally remove the subject event logs: 1. Start->Run->CMD, press ENTER 2. Type REG ADD \\DemotedDC\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog /V Start /T REG_DWORD…

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April 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Microsoft has released an April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  However, after applying the April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE2005), many encounter several issues, including: Component registration failed Some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt. Media center component registration may have failed…

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How to create a local admins group using AD, GPO, VBS in a Microsoft Windows domain

In a Microsoft Windows server domain, in this case a Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server mixed mode environment, there was a need to create a local administrators group, add members to that group, and give those users administrator access to either workstations or servers.  Using a Group Policy Object (GPO),…

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Remove Windows 200x Domain Controller from AD in DSRMode

While in DS restore mode open up regedit and navigate to khey_local_machine/system/currentcontrolset/control/productoptions. Change the product type from lanmannt to servernt. Reboot into windows normally. The machine now thinks it’s a member server. Disjoin from the domain, reboot, and do a DC Promo up to a dummy domain. Make sure it’s pointed to itself for DNS resolution, it will aks you…

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Enable Multiple Remote Desktops in XP & MCE 2005 Simplified

Simplified (Tested Successfully) Note: Use Google to find the file. termsrv.dll – 215,552 bytes 5.1.2600.2055 (xpsp_sp2_beta1.031215-1745) Backup original termsrv.dll by renaming c:\windows\system32\dllcache\termsrv.dll to termsrv.dll.bak Copy termsrv.dll to c:\windows\system32\dllcache Copy termsrv.dll to c:\windows\system32\ Open Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and add the following dword values: Note: MaxInstanceCount can be adjusted to fit individual requirements. Reboot

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Enable Multiple Remote Desktops in XP & MCE 2005 Full

Restart your computer in Safe Mode Turn off/disable Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) and Terminal Services Right click My Computer and click Properties Click on the Remote tab at the top of the window UNCHECK the box next to, “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer“ Click OK Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services Find…

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