Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 11466
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2022/06/30 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2003/12/15-16 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:11466 Activity:nil
12/15   My laptop doesn't have the "windows" key and I run WinXP. How can I
        lock the desktop quickly since I can't do WINKEY-L ?
        \_ Winkey = Ctrl-Esc
           \_ Not exactly.  You can't chord with ctrl-esc.
        \_ Ctl-Alt-Del, enter.
           \_ this is what I was gonna suggest. the real question is how
              can you quickly clear the desktop (Winkey-D) or invoke the
              run dialog (Winkey-R) ??
              \_ For Windows-D:  There should be a Show Desktop icon in the
                 Quick Launch bar.  Drag a shortcut to your Start Menu.
                 Bind shortcut to Ctrl-Alt-whatever.
                 For Windows-R:  If you can find an .exe or file that
                 opens the Run dialog, then repeat as above.  Otherwise,
                 you're stuck with Ctrl-Escape -> Press 'R'.
                 \_ OH MY GOD!! I NEVER KNEW THESE KEYS EXISTED!!!!
                    THANK YOU!!
                    \_ motd, psycho windows user. psycho windows user, motd.
                       glad to introduce you. (heartofore pwu)
                       aka, p-triple-u
                       \_ hey, man! i knew that, and i don't even
                          like windows!  I am a psycho, however.
                       \_ pu^3, not to be confused with (pu)^3
        \_ Use RemapKey to map something else (e.g. right-alt) to the Windows
           \_ You do know that this 2K tool won't work for XP, right?
              \_ Uh, why wouldn't it?  The author's web page says it works for
                 Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, and XP.
2022/06/30 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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1 point each for:                                               key:
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                car (Chevy Novas do count)                       C
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Includes Service Installation Wizard - SRVINSTW SetupMgr - Setup Manager This wizard is a deployment tool that assists system administrators in automating the installation or upgrading of Windows 2000 on multiple computers, eliminating the need to monitor these operations. SIDwalker This set of programs helps system administrators manage access-control policies on Windows 2000 and Windows NT systems. SysDiff - Automated Installation Tool Using this tool, you can pre-install applications as part of an automated setup, including applications that do not support scripted installation. SysPrep Use this tool to prepare your system before changing SID usinf SIDwalter. Management Back to Top Active Directory Replication Monitor This utility graphically displays the replication topology of connections between servers on the same site. Active Directory Schema Manager The Schema Manager is a Microsoft Management Console MMC snap-in that allows you to view, modify, and extend the Active Directory schema. ADSI Edit ADSI Edit is a Microsoft Management Console MMC snap-in that acts as a low-level editor for the Active Directory. Add Users This 32-bit administrative tool for Windows 2000 uses a comma-delimited file to create, write, and delete user accounts. Add Users to a Group The UsrToGrp tool adds users to a local or global group according to information in a user-specified input text file. API Monitor This command-line tool monitors a running application for all Application Programming Interface API calls a process is making. Applications as Services Utility With Srvany, you can configure any Windows application so that it runs as a service. AuditPol AuditPol is a command-line tool that enables the user to modify the audit policy of the local computer or of any remote computer. ChgPrint - Change Printer Utility This tool assists network-administrators in managing printer shares. DomMon - Domain Monitor Domain Monitor monitors the status of servers in a domain and the secure channel status to the domain controller and to domain controllers in trusted domains. Drivers - List Loaded Drivers List Loaded Drivers displays character-based information about the installed device drivers. DSACLS This tool facilitates management of access-control lists for directory services. DSASTAT This diagnostic tool compares and detects differences between naming contexts on domain controllers. DumpEL - Dump Event Log Dump Event Log is a command-line tool that dumps an event log for a local or remote system into a tab-separated text file. ExCtrLst - Extensible Performance Counter List This tool provides information on the Extensible Performance Counter DLLs that have been installed on a computer running Windows 2000, listing the services and applications that provide performance information via the Windows 2000 registry. DxDiag - DirectX Diagnostic Tool This tool presents information about the components and drivers of the Microsoft DirectX application programming interface installed on your system. FindGrp - Find Group This tool finds all direct and indirect group memberships for a specified user in a domain. GetSID GetSID compares the user security IDs SIDs of two accounts. GetFlags - Global Flags Editor GFlags is a GUI tool that enables a developer or system administrator to edit the NtGlobalFlag settings for Windows 2000. Global This command-line tool displays members of global groups on remote servers or domains. GrpCpy - Group Copy This GUI tool enables users to copy the usernames in an existing group to another group in the same or another domain or on a computer running Windows 2000. IntBind - Interrupt Affinity Tool The Interrupt Affinity Tool is used on multiprocessor systems to affinitize interrupts of disk or network adapters to one or more processors. Kill - Task Killing Utility Use this command-line tool to end one or more tasks or processes. Leakyapp This GUI testing tool appropriates system memory to see how other applications or the system as a whole runs in low-memory situations. LDP - Active Directory Administration Tool Ldp is a graphical tool that allows users to perform Lightweight Directory Access Protocol LDAP operations, such as connect, bind, search, modify, add, and delete, against any LDAP-compatible directory, such as the Active Directory. Link Check Wizard Link Check Wizard scans all of the link shortcut files on your system, and checks to see if the shortcut points to an existing application or document. LOCAL This command-line tool displays members of local groups on remote servers or domains. LogEvent - Event Logging Utility This tool enables you to make entries to the Event Log on either a local or remote computer from the command prompt or a batch file. LogTime This command-line tool logs the start or finish of command-line programs from a batch file. This can be useful for timing and tracking batch jobs such as mail-address imports. MemSnap - Memory Profiling Tool This memory profiling tool takes a snapshot of the memory resources being consumed by all running processes and writes this information to a log file. NLMon This command-line tool can be used to list and test many aspects of trust relationships. NLTest This command-line tool helps perform network administrative tasks. NTRights With this command-line tool, you can grant or revoke any Windows 2000 right to or from a user or group of users. NTUUCODE - 32-Bit UUDecode and UUEncode Utility You can use this 32-bit GUI program to encode or decode files according to the UUEncoding standard. OLEVIEW - OLE/COM Object Viewer OLE/COM Object Viewer enables you to browse, configure, activate, and test all of the Microsoft Component Object Model COM classes installed on your computer. PassProp This command-line tool can be used to set two domain policy flags: whether passwords have to be complex and whether the administrator account can be locked out. PathMan This command-line tool enables you to add or remove components of both the system and user paths. PerfMetr - Performance Meter This command-line tool displays text-based information on the performance of a computer running Windows 2000. PermCopy This command-line tool copies share-level permissions ACLs from one share to another. PERMS - File Access Permissions per User Perms displays a users access permissions for a specified file or set of files. PfMon - Page Fault Monitor This utility enables you to monitor the page faults that occur as you run an application. PMON - Process Resource Monitor PMon is a command-line tool that monitors process resource usage, tracking CPU and memory usage. Pstat - Process and Thread Status PStat is a character-based tool that lists all running processes and threads and displays their status. SrvCheck This command-line tool lists the non-hidden shares on an computer running Windows 2000 and enumerates the users on the ACLs for that share. SrvInfo This command-line tool displays information, such as available disk space and partition types, about a remote server. It is named after the SU Switch Users utility of the UNIX family of operating systems. SubInAcl With this command-line tool, administrators can obtain security information on files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain. SvcMon - Service Monitoring Tool This tool monitors services on local and remote computers for changes in state starting or stopping. Timezone - Daylight Savings Time Update Utility This command-line tool updates the daylight savings information for a time zone in the registry. TrustDom - Trust Domain Setup This command-line tool can help manage trust relationships. Using TrustDom, administrators can view, create, and delete trust relationships between Windows 2000 and Windows NT domains. TypePerf - Performnce Data in the Command Window This command-line tool displays real-time data from Performance Monitor counters in a command window. TZedit - Time Zone Editor You can use Time Zone Editor to create and edit time zone entries for the Date/Time option in Control Panel. FtEdit - FT Registry Information Editor FTEdit is a GU...