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List of Blacklist monitoring services:

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%ALLUSERSPROFILE% -Open the All User’s Profile

%HomeDrive% -Opens your home drive e.g. C:\

%UserProfile% -Opens you User’s Profile

%temp% Opens -temporary file Folder

%systemroot% -Opens Windows folder


Management Consoles

certmgr.msc –Certificate Manager

ciadv.msc –Indexing Service

compmgmt.msc –Computer management

devmgmt.msc –Device Manager

dfrg.msc –Defragment

diskmgmt.msc –Disk Management

fsmgmt.msc –Folder Sharing Management

eventvwr.msc –Event Viewer

gpedit.msc –Group Policy -XP Pro only

iis.msc –Internet Information Services

lusrmgr.msc –Local Users and Groups

mscorcfg.msc –Net configurations

ntmsmgr.msc –Removable Storage

perfmon.msc –Performance Manager

secpol.msc –Local Security Policy

services.msc –System Services

wmimgmt.msc –Windows Management



access.cpl –Accessibility Options

hdwwiz.cpl –Add New Hardware Wizard

appwiz.cpl –Add/Remove Programs

timedate.cpl –Date and Time Properties

desk.cpl –Display Properties

inetcpl.cpl –Internet Properties

joy.cpl –Joystick Properties

main.cpl keboard –Keyboard Properties

main.cpl –Mouse Properties

ncpa.cpl –Network Connections

ncpl.cpl –Network Properties

telephon.cpl –Phone and Modem options

powercfg.cpl –Power Management

intl.cpl –Regional settings

mmsys.cpl sounds –Sound Properties

mmsys.cpl –Sounds and Audio Device Properties

sysdm.cpl –System Properties

nusrmgr.cpl –User settings

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firewall.cpl –Firewall Settings (sp2)

wscui.cpl –Security Center (sp2)


Run Commands

Calc –Calculator

Cfgwiz32 –ISDN Configuration Wizard

Charmap –Character Map

Chkdisk –Repair damaged files

Cleanmgr –Cleans up hard drives

Clipbrd –Windows Clipboard viewer

Cmd –Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)

Control –Displays Control Panel

Dcomcnfg –DCOM user security

Debug –Assembly language programming tool

Defrag –Defragmentation tool

Drwatson –Records programs crash & snapshots

Dxdiag –DirectX Diagnostic Utility

Explorer –Windows Explorer

Fontview –Graphical font viewer

Ftp -ftp.exe program

Hostname –Returns Computer’s name

Ipconfig –Displays IP configuration for all network adapters

Jview –Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes

MMC –Microsoft Management Console

Msconfig –Configuration to edit startup files

Msinfo32 –Microsoft System Information Utility

Nbtstat –Displays stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP

Netstat –Displays all active network connections

Nslookup–Returns your local DNS server

Ping –Sends data to a specified host/IP

Regedit –Registry Editor

Regsvr32 –Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX

Regwiz -Registration wizard

Sfc /scannow –System File Checker

Sndrec32 –Sound Recorder

Sndvol32 –Volume control for soundcard

Sysedit –Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)

Taskmgr –Task manager

Telnet –Telnet program

Tracert –Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host

Winipcfg –Displays IP configuration

Wupdmgr –Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update


From: 3/31/2008

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There is no need to share a local printer on your PC in order to have access to it via a Terminal Server Session.  You may notice that during the setup of MSTSC there is a tab called “local resources” and you have the opportunity to click “Printers” thinking that this will bring your printer along with you when logging into a Terminal Server.  However, when you try to print to your local printer that you thought you brought with you does not show and is not available.  Many technicians at this point would basically share the printer on the local machine, login as an administrator to the Terminal Server and add the printer to the Server and be done.  This creates a bunch of garbage on the server with many printer showing like Joe Blow in Session 2 and then you find that that logical mapping does not even work but rather the direct mapping to that reads just  “Joe Blow Printer” (Not using a Session) but users get confused by this and sometimes keep trying to print to a session mapping etc…

Here what you need to do to keep things lean and mean.  Go to the Terminal Server and pull up the Printers window.  Click File>Server Properties.  Click Drivers Tab.  Here you can add the driver for the local printer at the users desk.

Go to the users desk and connect using the Terminal Server and go the printers Window and verify that the printer shows up.  If not, don’t worry.  You may need to download a driver update.  Go back to the server and download the latest driver for this printer and install it just like in step one.  Log the user off and back on again and check.  If the printer is still not there just open up “Word Pad” and type test then click File>Print and you should see your local printer appear.  When it appears you can right click and select it as “Default”.  This keeps things neat and clean and avoids confusion for the user.

One more thing, the name of the driver has to be exactly the same (server and local machine).  Do not confuse the shortcut name on the icon that you see listed in the “Printers” window, but rather the actual driver name.  It may have spaces and CAPS and they must match exactly.

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If you lose the button in Acrobat, Word, Excel etc for “PA Save” here’s what you need to do:

  • Log into Practice Advantage as administrator (whatever login you created for it)
  • Click  File>Setup>General>work station level
  • Click the additional program setup button
  • Uncheck Acrobat or any other program that has lost the integrated button for PA Save
  • You may need to close out of other programs
  • Close PA and restart the program.
  • Return to the same location and verify that the check mark has automatically returned
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  • Click on Start button.
  • Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
  • Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator. Allow elevation request.
  • Type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  • Restart the computer.


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  • Click on Start button.
  • Type Cmd in the Start Search text box.
  • Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator. Allow elevation request.
  • Type netsh int ip reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key.
  • Restart the computer.
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PCLaw Error – Cannot load PLCTLEDT.OCX

Open the program and log in – The user ID and password are fine.

Click Help, About. then hold down the CTRL and Shift keys and click Tech Support which opens the Data Directory Dump.

Highlight Program, Click Shell To which opens a dos window.

Type regsvr32 plctledt.ocx

Press Enter and wait for confirmation that the file has been registered.

Close everything, close the program and restart the program and log in.

The error should be gone.

PCLaw Error at end of Install on TermServ1 – Cannot find Geninfo.32 The file is actually present. If the program launches without any errors it’s working.

The Install is looking in PCLaw\data\dyndata, our installation uses PCLaw\data\data\dyndata.

No need to correct anything.

PCLaw closes with NO error when the user opens Matter Manager These are listed in the order of priority.

Go to Start, Programs, Lexis Nexis,

Go to Control Panel, Add-Remove Programs and uninstall all instances MSXML Then reinstall either v4 or v6.

Go into Regional and Language Options and Check under Advanced that it’s set to Engilsh (United States)

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    • Right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”
    • Click the “Advanced Tab”
    • Click the “Performance” button
    • Normally the radio button for “Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer” is selected and you will see everything in the windows below to be checked.  You need to scroll to the bottom of that list and UNCHECK “Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”.  This will set the visual effects parameters into Custom mode.  Go back and CHECK the same box to RE-ENABLE “Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop”.  Click apply and you will see that the icons will go back to normal.

      -Kerry Verbeek

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        • Press Win + R to open “Run” dialog window.
        • Type MSConfig into the text box after “Open”.
        • Go to Boot tab.
        • For dual-boot or multi-boot system, make sure that the operating system to make the change is selected.
        • Click on Advanced options button.
        • Tick the check box for Number of processors, and then select the maximum number count of CPU core processors value from the drop down list.
        • Click OK twice to exit System Configuration.
        • Restart computer.
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          Thinkpad Error Codes:

          One beep and a blank, unreadable, or flashing LCD.

          1. Reseat the LCD connector. 2. LCD assembly. 3. External CRT. 4. System board.

          One long and two short beeps, and a blank or unreadable LCD.

          1. System board. 2. LCD assembly. 3. DIMM.

          Two short beeps with error codes.

          POST error. See “Numeric error codes” on page 43.

          Two short beeps and a blank screen.

          1. System board. 2. DIMM.

          Three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.

          1. DIMM. 2. System board

          One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.

          Only the cursor appears.

          Reinstall the operating system.

          Four cycles of four short beeps and a blank screen.

          System board (security chip)

          Five short beeps and a blank screen.

          System board

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