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Remove Active Directory from first Domain Controller in a Windows Server environment

Remove Active Directory from first Domain Controller in a Windows 2003 Server environment Preface Installed two Microsoft Windows 2003 servers as Active Directory domain controllers. The intent is to replace the original two Microsoft Windows 2003 servers as Active Directory domain controllers. One domain controller was relatively easy to remove Active Directory using DCPROMO. The other not so easy. Problem…

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INNO automate wallpapers, fonts, and themes installer for Windows XP

After a rebuild of a Windows XP workstation, there are several items that I like to add to my installation. These items include several official Microsoft themes, a handful of wallpapers, and a few fonts. To perform this task manually has become mundane, so I created an installer that would install these features automatically. This greatly reduces my setup time…

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Windows Media Player slow with large media collections

Windows Media Player or Media Center Edition slow performance with large media libraries. Original Post: March 2007 Last Reviewed: July 26, 2007 The Current Media Library Microsoft Windows XP maintains Windows Media Player databases in "C:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player" as CurrentDatabase_###.wmdb databases. The CurrentDatabase_###.wmdb has a different filename corresponding with the version of Windows Media Player. Windows Media...Read More »

Fix Journal wrapper DNS NTFRS errors

I created the following script to fix the following errors that occur often enough. I have tested this on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Enterprise Server(s) with SP1, SP2, and no service pack with success. Fix_Journal_Wrapper_DNS_NTFRS.au3

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Netgear GA311 NIC 10/100/1000 no Windows 2003 Driver?

Netgear GA311 Gigabit NIC 10/100/1000 does not offer drivers to support Microsoft Windows 2003 Although I ran across this article that inspired me below, I physically verified the chip on the card. The Netgear GA311 REV.A1 uses Realtek’s RTL8169S-32 chipset. I have tested this driver on this card on a Windows 2003 server without any problem. The driver is available…

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Edit MS-DVR in Windows Movie Maker

By default MS-DVR files are not editable through Windows Movie Maker 2.1. A little tweak that has been around for several years just caught my attention. I don't know the original source, however, know that I am not. Import the following into the registry and reboot. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{083863F1-70DE-11d0-BD40-00A0C911CE86}\Instance\{A4F9C3BA-A68F-4942-8152-B783CF89193F}] "CLSID"="{A4F9C3BA-A68F-4942-8152-B783CF89193F}" "FilterData"=hex:02,00,00,00,00,00,20,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,70,69,33,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,74,79,33,00,\ 00,00,00,b0,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,31,70,69,33,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,74,79,33,00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,c0,00,00,\ 00,32,70,69,33,08,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 30,74,79,33,00,00,00,00,b0,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,33,70,69,33,08,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,74,79,33,00,00,00,00,d0,00,\...Read More »

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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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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