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Terminal Services Session Timeout

Posted by yitz98 on 8-December-2008

We use Terminal Services / Remote Desktop for running specialized software.  Being that the session is often minimized, it is left inactive for extended periods several times a day.  When returning to their session, they find the system locked and are required to enter their password.  The solution to prevent the system from locking out users is to edit the Group Policy affecting those users.  In the GPMC, go to Group Policy Objects, and right click on the appropriate policy and choose edit.  Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display.  On the right change both ‘Screen Saver’ and ‘Screen Saver timeout’ to Disabled.

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Out of Office Assistant and External Domains

Posted by yitz98 on 5-November-2008

One of the features in Exchange Server is Outlook Web Access (OWA).  This will allow a user to access his entire mailbox from a web browser.  When logged into OWA, under options, there is a settings called Out of Office Assistant.  The user also has the option to include a note which will serve as the body of the auto-reply message to the sender.

By default, auto-reply messages are only delivered to mailboxes within the exchange domain.  If an outside user sends an email to the Exchange user with Out of Office Assistant enabled, the auto-reply will not be delivered.  You need to click a couple of check boxes within the Exchange System Manager as detailed here.

When I did this, I had already enabled the Out of Office Assistant, and the auto-reply messages were not getting delivered.  What I did was after enabling those 2 checkboxes and restarted the necessary services, I disabled (saved) and then re-enabled the Out of Office Assistant.  That did the trick – the auto-reply was delivered.

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Windows Startup Entries

Posted by yitz98 on 9-July-2008

The following are the registry entries where you can find all the program that startup at windows boot:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software \Microsoft \Windows \CurrentVersion \Runonce

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