Melissa Mendick

Melissa
Mendick

Melissa Mendick has more than 15 years of network and systems administration experience with small and midsized Windows networks. In her spare time, she enjoys helping others on various online support forums, including windowsitpro.com.

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Recommended: PMPMgr for Printer Management 2

If your IT department has to manage every user’s printer connections and using a GPO isn’t an option for whatever reason, I highly recommend you explore using the PMPMgr plug-in created by Bill Stewart (see “Per-Machine Printer Connections + Custom Plug-In,” May 2006, InstantDoc ID 49741). This plug-in provides a nice GUI for per-machine printer management (i.e., all printers on a particular computer).

Set Up Printers Without GPOs 2
If you can't use GPOs for users' printer connections, you can help your users make the connections with the Add Printer Wizard, the Run command, or a shortcut on a public share.
System Restore Registry Entries
Learn about registry entries that are relevant to Windows XP's System Restore.
Disabling System Restore
Learn how to prevent users from changing Windows XP's System Restore settings.
Windows XP's System Restore 2
Learn how to use Windows XP's System Restore to recover your system and protect your data.
Top 10 XP Registry Hacks 7
Tweak XP's registry to improve performance and usability.
Avoid User-Rights Abuse
To ensure that users don't abuse NT's user rights, activate Use of User Rights auditing.
The 27 NT User Rights
Learn how to use NT's 11 standard and 16 advanced user rights to maximum advantage.
10 Steps for Replacing Your Aging PDC 5
The author shares the steps she took to replace her aging PDC with a new one, all without the help of a BDC.
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