Windows XP

Last Updated on 17 May 2006, Total: 57 Articles and Tutorials

This section is focused on networking issues for Windows XP. In this section you can find articles that discuss the new features found in XP, administrator tools, internet and file sharing, security issues, and more important networking information for XP.

  1. Registry Keys for Tweaking Windows Update (Part 2)

    In this article, I will continue the discussion where I left off in Part 1 by exploring the remaining Windows Update related registry keys... Read More

  2. Registry Keys for Tweaking Windows Update (Part 1)

    In this article, I will show you some registry keys that are associated with Windows Update. As I do, I will show you the various settings that you can assign to those registry keys... Read More

  3. Creating a Sysprep Image Library for Virtual PC

    This article examines how to use Sysprep to create a library of operating system images which you can then use to deploy virtual machines on Microsoft Virtual PC for testing purposes. Such a library can help you save valuable time when creating test networks using Virtual PC... Read More

  4. Running Windows Under Non-Admin Accounts

    Everyone knows that one of the most important principles of network security is least privilege: grant ordinary users only those rights and permissions they need to get their work done and no more. For example, if ordinary users don’t need access to sensitive data stored in the Accounting share, don’t give them any permissions on that share, either through shared... Read More

  5. Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

    In today’s high speed, fast paced IT environment, it’s important to be able to work quickly, and efficiently. To do this, you should learn how to use both the keyboard and the mouse simultaneously to do many tasks, such as ‘finding a computer on your network’ all the way to X with nothing but a quick and simple keystroke. This... Read More

  6. Gaining Speed: Empty Prefetch on your XP System

    A little known tweak that can help you gain some performance on your XP Professional (and Windows Server 2003) related systems is to periodically empty the prefetch folder. The prefetch folder is used to help speed up the loading of programs; XP will load programs it thinks you need before you ask for them yourself... Read More

  7. Performing Resultant Set of Policy Queries with the GPRESULT Tool

    The hierarchical nature of group policies can make troubleshooting group policy related issues very cumbersome, especially on unfamiliar networks. One way to greatly simplify the troubleshooting process is to use Windows XP’s GPRESULT tool. In this article, I will introduce you to this tool and show you how to use it... Read More

  8. Troubleshooting Windows Shutdown Problems

    One of the most common, but most overlooked problems with the Windows operating system are shut down problems. People tend to place a low priority of fixing Windows shutdown problems, but these problems can be symptoms of something more serious. In this article, I will explain how to diagnose a Windows shutdown issue... Read More

  9. How to Optimize Network Connections in Windows XP

    In this article we will cover how to optimize network connections on your Windows XP system. The optimizing of such connections lead to enhanced performance and security and are often overlooked. This article quickly shows you how to optimize and harden your network connections efficiently and effectively... Read More

  10. How to ''Quickly'' Test DNS Resolution

    In this article we will cover how you can quickly test if you have resolution via a name server or not. Many times this comes up, a DNS server is down; client loses IP connectivity and can''t resolve DNS, DNS cache poisoning, the list goes on. DNS problems are common. Using this handy guide you can quickly see how you... Read More

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