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net Desktop Gone Forever If you can do without the regular NT 4.0 desktop permanently, it's possible to s tart with just the Task Manager even without Command Prompt. Launch the Registry Editor and locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/ CurrentVersion/WinLogo n. Double-click on value named Shell (set by default to Explorer.exe). Enter Tas kmgr.exe for the NT Task Manager. For a command prompt, enter Cmd.exe. Close the Registry Editor and log off. Using the Windows Task Manager Windows Task Manager can aid you in finding the amount of RAM you can regain by disabling unnecessary system services. Right-click on the taskbar and select Tas k Manager from the context menu. You can view the CPU usage and memory usage und er the Performance tab, To regain resources, you can kill unnecessary processes from the Processes tab. Fast Menus You can change the Start menu delay in displaying sub-menus. Run Regedit adn nav igate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Control Panel\Desktop. Change the value for MenuShow Delay to any number between 0 (fastest) and 4000 (slowest). If the above does no t exist, add a string value with this name. Launch Faster You can change the default boot delay of 30 seconds. Open Control Panel > System > Startup/Shutdown. Under the Show List For, change the settings to the desired boot delay value. To bypass the boot menu altogether, set the delay to 0. Note: If you dual boot between the Operating Systems using the NT boot loader, do not set the boot delay value to 0. Messing with Partitions Before using Disk Administrator to make changes to the partitions, you may want to make sure you save your current configuration. To do this, click Start > Prog rams > Administrator tools > Disk Administrator > Partition > Configuration > Sa ve. Insert a formatted floppy disk into your drive and click OK. You can restore the partition structure later by clicking on Partition > Configuration > Restor e. Performance Monitor The Performance Monitor will not monitor disk performance unless you turn on the disk counters first. to do this, open the Command Prompt window and type diskpe rf -Y. r\Restart the computer. you can monitor disk activity with the Performanc e, you should turn them off by typing diskperd -N at the Command Prompt when you have finished testing. Sharing Resources Secretly To secretly share a resource, simple append a dollar sign ($) to share name. Whe n you do so, the resource doesn't appear in Network Neighborhood, but is readily available by either mapping the drive or typing the UNC in the Run dialog box. This provides an additional degree of privacy and security to a shared resource. Further more, and access restrictions or passwords assigned to that shared reso urce remain in effect. NT Protocol Analyser NT server 4.0 includes a software-based protocol analyzer called the Network Mon itor Agent. To install it open Control Panel > Network > Services and click on A

dd. Select Network Monitor Agent from the list. You can now start Network Monito r from the Administrative Tools. To capture network data, click on Capture > Sta rt. Click Capture > Stop to stop monitoring. Alerter and Messenger If messages don't reach their destination's) when using "net send" command, turn on the Alerter and Messenger serviced in the Services applet of the Control Pan el. also, make sure that the intended recipient is not logged in to multiple mac hines. Adding a Command Prompt to any Folder Open Explorer and click View > Options > File Types. Locate Folder and click Edi t. Click New to open the New Action dialog box. Type Command Prompt in the Actio n box, and type cmd.exe in the Application Used to Perform Action box. Now you c an right-click a folder and click Command Prompt to open a Command Prompt window at the folder's path. AutoComplete You can automatically fill in file and folder names at the command prompt, much like a UNIX terminal. Launch the Registry editor and move down to the HKEY_CURRE NT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Command Processor. Select CompletionChar and set its value of to 9. Restart the system for the changes to take effect. Now, at the C ommand Prompt window, type in the first few characters of the file or folders an d press Tab to complete it automatically. Saving Recent Desktop Settings To save the Desktop settings on normal exits only. You could lose your recent De sktop modifications if NT crashes or hangs. you can save your current Desktop se ttings by selecting and object on the Desktop and pressing F5 key. Key to the CD Key The CD Key is required to reinstall the operating system. If you have lost it, y ou can retrieve it form the Windows registry. Open Regedit and navigate to HKEY_ LOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT \CurrentVersion. Look at ProductId. Th e CD Key is digits 6 thought 15. The Bin is Full To change the icons used for the Recycle bin, run the Registry Editor and naviga te to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\ {645F040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002 F954E}\DefaultIcon. Edit the value labeled Full and type the path to the icon fi le. Similarly, edit the value labeled Empty Empty to specify the icon for the em pty recycle bin. Compressing data Windows NT lets you compress and decompress directories and files on NTFS partit ion. Compression reduces storage requirements for seldom-accessed files without degrading overall drive performance. You can compress and expand files and direc tories form My Computer or Explore - just right-click on item, select Properties and enable Compress form the list of attributes. Drop and Run You can open the Run dialog box (Start > Run), then drag and drop a file or appl ication onto it form My Computer or Explorer. The compete pathname appears in th e Run dialog box. Now you could add command-line options or simple click OK to l aunch the file. Re-create NT installations disks You can re-create NT installation disks if you lose or damage your original set. Format three floppy disks and load your 4.0 CD-ROM in the drive. Form the Run d ialog box, browse to the i386 folder on the CD-ROM and select winnet32.exe and c

lick Open. Alter the Run command like to d:\i386\winnt32/ox (where the first d i s the CD-ROM drive letter). Click OK and follow the prompts. List of settings and address For a complete list of the settings and address currently assigned to your syste m, open the Command Prompt form the Start button's Program menu, and type ipconf ig/all. this will display all TCP/IP relates settings on the system. This is sim ilar to winipcfg in Windows 9x. Easy addition of users Creating a user template makes if easy to add multiple new users with the same g roup and access privileges. Open User Manager for Domains. Add a new user by sel ecting New User form the User menu. Label this user as a template for the user l evel, such as Template--Worker or Template--Secretary and set the correct privil eges and options for Groups, Profile, and Dial-in. the next time you need to add a user, simple select the template account, and select User > Cope from the men u. All you need to do is changed the name and password. Maintaining a Repair disk The Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) holds a record of the settings and boot paramete rs for your primary partition Boot Sector. Every time you make a change to these areas, you should also re-crease the ERD; otherwise, the repair disk will not r estore your system to the most recent functioning state. To crease an updated ER D, type rdisk /s in the Run dialog box. Documentation Books on your hard drive Wish to avoid inserting the NT CD-ROM every time you access Books Online? Simple cope the \Support\Books form the CD-ROM to your hard drive. Next, remove the di sc form the drive and attempt to launch the Books Online Shortcut. When you're p rompted to insert the CD-ROM or specify an alternate route, click the Browse but ton, and select the directory where you copied the files. Restoring a damaged boot sector An up-to-date Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) can aid you in recovering from a damag ed boot sector. To restore a damaged boot sector, reboot the computer using the Setup disk 1, followed by disk 2 when prompted. Select R for Repair. Form the ne xt menu, select only Inspect boot sector (to check the boot sector for damaged). Insert disk 3 and then the ERD when prompted and follow the instructions on scr een.

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