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Feb
16
asked How can I permanently append an entry into the system's PATH variable, via command line?
Feb
16
comment Is it possible to shutdown a remote computer running Windows 7 via Telnet?
@Rob Unless said network is just a VM environment running on your own machine, and the VM network is not communicating with the host or other systems connected to the host, I wouldn't trust any network to be absolutely "closed" - especially one where credentials are being sent in the clear.
Feb
14
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
14
comment How to find MAC Address of a PC without powering it on?
@paulmorriss You need to have access to that other PC while it is powered on, and fairly shortly after the target system has been powered off. From there, commands vary per OS but in Windows arp -a XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX should do it (replace X's with the target systems last-used IP address).
Feb
13
comment How do I add “Stand By” to the Start Menu in Server 2008
Nice screenshot. I love your inclusion of suggested Google search terms, as well as a possible solution. I'll give it a shot!
Feb
13
comment Can users besides Administrator run defrag in XP?
I've given you one possible answer, and you've effectively declined it as not suitable for your environment. Without further knowledge of your environment, nobody can be sure whether or not their answer will be appropriate or acceptable for you.
Feb
13
comment Can users besides Administrator run defrag in XP?
That's barely even a side-note, and does nothing to clarify your position in regards to administration of the school computer or its intended users. Is this a general-use "production" system, or is it something more disposable like a lab environment? Are the systems belonging to instructors? Are the computers or accounts individually assigned, or shared? Who are the users, and what sort of tasks are they generally expected to perform on the system aside from Defrag? Where do you fit in, in all this? All this (and more) must be considered when determining which privileges to assign and how.
Feb
13
comment A network printer sometimes prints white paper – how can I find out which computer is using it?
@slhck I wouldn't just generally say to add as many details as possible, because it can end up limiting the scope of the question so that it becomes less useful to others. Instead, we should only add as many relevant details as possible and preferably omit those which aren't. Here, the only further detail I would see as important is the physical network topology. Device model numbers and OS's are irrelevant. Perhaps a bit more detail as to what resources are available for troubleshooting (spare PC, can/cannot install software, etc) could also be handy.
Feb
13
revised A network printer sometimes prints white paper – how can I find out which computer is using it?
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Feb
13
comment A network printer sometimes prints white paper – how can I find out which computer is using it?
@slhck I'm not so sure those details are absolutely necessary. Presuming a spare laptop running Windows XP or later, or any one of several popular flavors of Linux, the answer I've given below should work regardless of printer or client device models or OS's. The only thing that may make a difference is if all the devices are connected to the printer wirelessly.
Feb
13
comment Can users besides Administrator run defrag in XP?
Since you didn't specify your environment or what restrictions/allowances you have in configuring it, I only suggested what seemed logical. You might want to add those details to the question.
Feb
13
answered A network printer sometimes prints white paper – how can I find out which computer is using it?
Feb
13
comment Can users besides Administrator run defrag in XP?
Have you tried adding them to Power Users? It might be a bit much, but I believe it should do the job without giving them full Admin.
Feb
13
comment How do I add “Stand By” to the Start Menu in Server 2008
Nothing's wrong in the links (that I'm aware of - but I haven't had time to dig through them yet) but StackExchange answers should be able to remain relevant and useful without relying on pointers to outside resources which may or may not exist in the future. You may cite those websites as sources, but links alone do not constitute an answer.
Feb
13
comment How do I add “Stand By” to the Start Menu in Server 2008
Can you please post the pertinent details here, instead of just links?
Feb
13
comment How do I add “Stand By” to the Start Menu in Server 2008
The "Power button action" list is greyed, with "Log off" selected. I'm not sure if that's by a Group Policy configuration, or if that's enforced on Server 2008 naturally. I'm fine with tweaking the Registry if it's needed.
Feb
13
asked How do I add “Stand By” to the Start Menu in Server 2008
Feb
13
accepted How can I disable searching and domain guessing from the Firefox Address Bar, while keeping other features?
Feb
13
asked How can I disable searching and domain guessing from the Firefox Address Bar, while keeping other features?
Feb
12
comment Erase data from external hard drive forever
Yup, here it is: superuser.com/questions/4678/… And more: superuser.com/search?q=erase+hard+drive