Jerold Schulman

Jerold
Schulman

Jerold Schulman is the former author of the JSI FAQ tips on Windowsitpro.com.

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Q. Event ID 1202 is posted when you define Group Policy Restricted Groups on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003?

When you define Group Policy Restricted Groups on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, your Application event log records:

Q. How can I access the ProClarity Analytics Server Web site on Windows Server 2003?

To access the ProClarity Analytics Server (PAS) Web site on Windows Server 2003, you must either disable the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration component, or you must add the URL of the PAS Web site to the local intranet zone:

1. Use the Internet Explorer Tools menu and press Internet Options.

2. Select the Security tab.

3. Select Local intranet and press the Sites button.

Q. Unique NetBIOS names must be used with WINS in an Active Directory forest with Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003?
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 927070 contains the following INTRODUCTION:

The Active Directory service uses Domain Name System (DNS) for name resolution. However, in a Microsoft Windows 2000-based forest or in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based forest, programs that depend on the NetBIOS namespace may require Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).

Q. When you run the w32tm /resync command on a Windows Server 2003 computer you receive 'The computer did not resync because no time data was available'? 2

When you run the w32tm /resync command on a Windows Server 2003 to synchronize with an external time source, you receive:

The computer did not resync because no time data was available.

This behavior will occur if a GPO (Group Policy Object) for a Windows Time Service object is configured incorrectly.

Q. The Internet Explorer 7 Settings on the Advanced tab of Internet Options displays no options?

When you use Tools / Internet Options and select the Advanced tab, no options are displayed under Settings.

This behavior will occur if the following registry sub-key, or some of its' sub-key or entries, are missing:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions

To fix this problem:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

regsvr32 /n /i /s inetcpl.cpl


Q. A Terminal Services client is unable to connect to a Terminal Services license server installed on Windows Server 2003?

A Terminal Services client may be unable to connect to a Terminal Services license server installed on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

This behavior will occur if your backup program uses the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service), the Terminal Server Licensing administrative tool contains expired Terminal Server CALs (Client Access Licenses), and the Terminal Services licensing pool is empty.

Q. How can I open a command prompt in Windows Vista with administrative privileges?

When you log on as a user who is a member of the local Administrators group, except when you log on as Administrator, Windows Vista uses UAC (User Account Control) to launch a normal task without administrative privileges. When the task requires administrative privileges, Windows Vista halts the process until you acknowledge a prompt.

Q. EFS certificate always tries to enroll the Basic EFS template?

The EFS (Encrypting File System) always attempts to enroll the Basic EFS template.

When requesting a certificate on first use, EFS requests the Basic EFS template, or it uses auto-enrollment. When no certificates exist on the client computer, the version 1 template of the Basic EFS is used.

When configuring a version 2 template of the Basic EFS for enhanced configuration options, and you want users to automatically obtain the EFS certificate, you must use auto-enrollment.

Q. You are constantly prompted for credentials when you use SecurID authentication to access a document or program that is published by ISA Server 2006?

When you click a link to download a document or program in Internet Explorer 6, like a link to download a file from a SharePoint Portal site, you enter credentials on the SecurID logon form and are informed that your credentials have been authenticated. Internet Explorer blocks the redirection to the download site and your options appear on the information bar. When you select the Download File option, the SecurID logon form is displayed and you are informed that you entered invalid SecurID password.

Q. How can I retrieve the current computer's computer name if it exceeds 15 characters?

Starting with Windows 2000, computer names of up to 63 characters are supported.

For backward compatibility reasons, the sAMAccountName is limited to a 15 character name followed by a $.

The ComputerCN.bat script retrieves the computer's Common Name, which contains all the characters, up to 63, that you entered when creating the computer.


Q. How can a batch retrieve the full DNS name of the current computer?

The full DNS name my workstation is JSI009.JSIINC.COM and it's Common Name is JSI009.

Using standard commands, I have scripted FullDNSName.bat to retrieve the full DNS name of the current computer.

The syntax for using FullDNSName.bat is:

\[call\] FullDNSName Name

Q. After programmatically resuming Windows XP from a low-power state, you may have to use the mouse or keyboard before Windows can return to a low-power state?
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 920782 Describes a problem that occurs after you programmatically cause Windows XP to resume from a low-power state. You may have to provide mouse or keyboard activity before Windows can return to a low-power state. A resolution is provided.


Q. How do I enumerate sub-folders in Visual Basic if the parent folder name contains apostrophes?

To use a folder path that contains legal special characters in Visual Basic, enclose the folder path in double quotes ("), escaping every occurrence of a backslash (\).

I have scripted enumFolderPath.vbs to accept a folder path, properly encapsulate it, escaping all backslash characters, and enumerate its' sub-folders.

The syntax for using enumFolderPath.vbs is:

Update to resolve the computer's slow response as the Phishing Filter evaluates Web page contents in Internet Explorer 7.
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 928089 Describes a problem that may occur when a Web page contains many frames or when you browse many frames in a short time. Provides an update to resolve the problem.


Q. How can my batch retrieve the Common Name of the current user?

Every object in Active Directory has a unique Distinguished Name, as in CN=Jerold Schulman,CN=Users,DC=JSIINC,DC=COM, where the first CN= defines the Common Name, Jerold Schulman.

Using standard commands, I have scripted UserCN.bat to retrieve the Common Name of the current user.

The syntax for using UserCN.bat is:

\[call\] UserCN CN

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