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Windows set-up wizard

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Boycie, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    When setting up XP machines to be networked together it is advisable to use the set-up wizard. :biggrin
    You can create a file to store centrally or for a floppy to use to set up the other machines.
    Is there anyway of deleting this set-up once the wizard is run and the machine is configured should you need to :blink
    Just curious.
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Have never used this feature before, always finish the XP setup, and then set up the network side of things.
     
  3. Bluerinse
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    Wizard wizard, boycy please. I thought that was for girlies :p

    No offence girlies :oops:
     
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    Girlie men?

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  5. Neall

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    Uninstall/Reinstall nic
    Reset permissions on shared folders
    Remove registry Keys
    Adjust system policies

    Would probably get it done.
    Ive not heard of a script or command to do it for you.

    Good luck :)

    Neall
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Thanks Neall. :D
    Going by the official MS book "inside xp" they advise even "girles" to use the wizard as it makes sure other configuration such as system registry is set-up. :mrgreen:
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Maybe that is why so many people have problems networking XP then :blink

    You have to use a wizard in SBS 2003 to change the IP address. If you do it manually it leaves all the old references in place in DNS and other areas.

    W2K Pro has no wizard and I don't manually add anything to the registry. Also I have never used the wizard when setting up XP and I haven't had any issues, even joining a domain, group policy, shares, sharing printers etc. Am I missing something then?

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  8. AJ

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    Same as you Pete NEVER used a wizard for networking. So I don't think you are missing anything there
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Amen ! Burn the wizard :biggrin
     
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  10. Neall

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    I find the windows xp wizard quite usefull *ducks*

    Specially when your just wanting a quick "plug and play" connection to an already established network. Or to install default setting and then manually add/remove services or settings accordenly.

    Also, when i repair computers in my workshop i use a broadband connection through a router as an internet gateway for that computer. Far quicker for me to run the wizard than to configure things manually :)

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  11. Bluerinse
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    Neall there usually is no configuration to access broadband as the default setting for TCP/IP is to automatically get an IP address. So as long as you have a properly configured DHCP server it should work with no intervention at all. I was surprised that Ubuntu and Simply MEPIS were both also accessing the internet from the very first boot up in my home network.

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  12. Pete01

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    I hate those wizards with a vengence, reminds me of installing an SBS 2k machine then trying to get a bunch of on their last legs windows 98 machines to join the new domain using those network set up disks *shudder*

    That SBS install was one of the worst experiences of my life- one of those stay up till 5 am trying to get the stupid thing to work scenarios then get someone in to look at it the next day and end up hosing the whole thing and starting over. :oops: The win2k machines joined fine but the others were a complete nightmare. :cry:

    I think it's better to do things the manual way, I don't trust those wizards at all, if you're wanting to learn from doing them as well ditch the wizard
     
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  13. Neall

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    Yeah, some computers are fine and require no configuration. However most of the time nic's are wrongly configured and need to be reset. Also, MS networks are so easily "broken" and its easier just to run the wizard again :)

    Neall
     
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