How to change the
auto disconnection settings
My win2k keeps losing network connection whit red x and then
re-connect after click it
A: you can change autodisconnect time. For example, if you want to
setup autodisconnect time to 30 minutes, do net config server
check status of my computer
Net statistics server command provides the statistics for a computer, such as
computer start time, sessions, system errors, permission violations and file
to convert FAT32 to NTFS
To convert FAT32 to NTFS, at command prompt, type convert drive: /fs:ntfs.
You may be asked for enter volume label and schedule next reboot to convert it.
If you get "Access denied" or "system error 5", you should logon as the
How to hide a
Add a $ sign at the end of the shared folder that will hide it from everyone.
How to hide a
Use net command, for example net config server /hidden:yes. Or
Use Group Policy to
prevent network browsing.
How to prevent
a user to send a
message using net send
To prevent a user to send a message using net send, you can disable
Messenger service. To do that, go to Services (through Control Panel or
services.msc) and stop the Messenger service.
How to print the command
output into a file
To do this, use command > filename, for example, ipconfig /all >ipconfig.txt.
How to change process priorities
If there are several processes competing for processor resources and you wan
to improve a particular software performance, you may re-set process priority.
You can do this by opening Task Manager. Under Processes, right-click the name
and select Set Priority. Make sure you logon as the same account as the process
running. If you get "Access is denied" error when using Task Manager, you may
try to use AT 9:00 /INTERACTIVE TASKMGR.
When trying to
create a batch file to stop a service that is dependent on other services, you
will be asked if you want to also stop other services. To keep from being
prompted, you can add the switch y
parameter to the net stop command.
to stop the Messenger Service ads
The best way to do is install firewall and block UDP ports 135, 137, and 138;
TCP ports 135, 139, and 445; and an ephemeral (that is, short-lived) port number
greater than 1024.
How to tell who is
logged on at a remote computer
To tell who is logged on at a remote computer, use Nbtstat command. You do
nbtstat -a computername or nbtstat -A ip. The <03> will show the user name.
Still need help,
resolutions for ChicagoTech Consultants (need password to logon)
My windows 2000 PRO has no "Sharing" option at all, how can I enable it???
A: Install file and printer sharing for MS networks under LAN
1. The dependent services of the Netlogon service have been changed from the
default values and are not properly configured.
2. You removed Client for Microsoft Networks, and then reinstalled it. The
dependencies are not reset correctly if the Client for Microsoft Networks
component is removed and then reinstalled.
refer to netlogon issue and event id 2114, 7024, 5701 5774, 5775, and 5781 page.
the guest password
Symptoms: when attempting to browse a networking w2/xp computer, the computer
may prompt a screen with computer name\guest and ask for the password.
Resolutions: 1. Create the same logon name and password on both computers.
2. Enable guest account on remote computer.
Run a program
as a service
The Windows Resource Kit provides some utilities such as SC.exe, Instrsrv.exe,
Srvinstw.exe and Srvany.exe that allow you to create a program
running as a service.
1. Instrsrv installs and removes system services from Windows NT and Srvany
allows any Windows NT application to run as a service.
2. To create a script to create and start a service on a remote computer, use
3. The Srvinstw.exe tool is the graphical user interface (GUI) version used to
create remote services.
can see win98 but win98 can't see XP
Symptom: you have 3 computers on a LAN. Two are
running Windows XP, and the other is running Windows 98 SE. The problem is that
the Windows 98 computer is not seeing any of the computers on the network,
though the other computers can see it and it's files on the network. You have
enabled sharing and you can ping each other by name.
Resolution: 1. If you setup auto-logon on xp,
disable and logon regularly. 2. If you select Family Logon on Primary Network
Logon, switch to Client for MS Network. 3. Make sure no firewall running on xp.
Workstation doesn't start
Make sure Client for MS Network is installed.
Why some users do not
After using net send /user to send server shutting down message to
everyone in the network, you were told that some people did not get your
message. It is because their messenger service <03> had been disabled. To check
if the particular machine's messenger is disable remotely, you can use command
nbtstat -a computername. If the messenger service is running, it should show
username with <03>. Otherwise, the service is disable.
Why my win98 always logs on using one username even I am in a domain network
It is setup as auto-logon or you have select Family Logon option (you may
have an option to add my password to the password lists on the logon screen).
Select Client for MS Network as the Primary Network Logon.