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  1. Yes, that looks close. Thanks, I'll check it out. =-)
  2. Hi all, I tried googling for this, but no luck. Maybe I'm using the wrong words. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a "builder utility" for the stock Microsoft AIK with WinPE 6.0.6000..? Somethign with a regular Windows GUI with menus and a "Build" button that can do all the work of adding packages, drivers, and any sctipts & other files that I need to go in..? I used to have a batch file for this, but I've misplaced it, and decided to go looking for an actual program. Thanks.
  3. Does anyone know of a TRUSTWORTHY repair/recovery service for USB flash drives? One that can replace a USB controller chip gone bad? And won't cost $2,000.00..? I found a few on Google, but I'm not trusting my drive to someone just because they have a web page. I have a 32gb thumb drive that suddenly stopped working while attached to a laptop in a high-RF environment (FM transmitter site) and I can't get anything to recognize this bugger now. My life isn't gonna stop without it, but I put some work into making it bootable and with various utilities, and I don't have a recent backup. =-/ I tried the ChipGenius software, and even it couldn't detect the controller chip. I'm hoping the various transient/filter capacitors protected the flash chips and they are still viable. If so, transferring them to a new board might be able to retrieve the data. But I'm not set up to solder that small, and I don't want to waste time/money buying & cracking open random thumb drives hoping to find one with the UT165 & same flash chips - and possibly damaging/zapping them with my inexperience on chips that small. Thanks.
  4. HA!!!! Jaclaz, That's exactly the look I get..!!! Allen, thank you! That Unix find.exe is working perfectly. I've just been playing with the -atime, -mtime, and -ctime and getting various results which i should be able to modify to my needs Thanks.
  5. Oh wow. I'll try that on Monday. That may be exactly what I need. Are the default settings of the NTFS file system sufficient for this to work? Does anything need to be set to activate the last-accessed metadata, or is that turned on by default..? Do any "simple" actions like directory listings or the activity of shmedia.dll trigger an update of the last-accessed data?
  6. Hi all, I'm about to embark on some upgrades of our servers & networks. We're a media company, and have huge numbers of huge files - 10MB, 100MB, 1000MB. Yes that big, many of them WAV files. I need to start deleting old files or transferring them to offline storage, but trying to figure out what gets used is impossible. And it's useless asking anyone because all I get is the deer-in-headlights look, or stark-raving-fear-terror-OMG-NO-I-NEED-THAT even though it hasn't been touched in months. So it seems NTFS File Auditing is the beast I need, but I've never used it before. This is what I need to do: as time goes on, I want to query the file system for files that have NOT been accessed in the past month, year, and so on. Can NTFS Audit do this? Can someone point me toward a good website for NTFS Audit..? Thanks.
  7. Hi all, Could any of you point me in the direction of a good place to learn/setup a Windows 2003 cluster? Google gave me more than I needed, so I thought someone here might offer some suggestions. We have a couple of database servers and a file server that I'd like to clusterize with less expensive hardware like one of these awesome buggers. I figure three clusters with two nodes each should be sufficient, with two hot-standbys. I see that my Windows 2003 Administrator Tools includes the Microsoft Cluster Manager. Is this ok for small-scale stuff? Or is there something better. (think cheap) Thanks.
  8. I'd like to build a WIN2K3 system around a CF memory card plugged into the motherboard. The Transcend Industrial CF Series is just for this purpose. They come OOTB with the "fixed disk" flag set. So they can simply plug directly into an IDE port with an adapter and the BIOS and Windows sees them as a regular hard disk. I was wondering if anyone could chime in on questions that Google couldn't answer: Disk Access: because it's flash memory, it's subject to "burnout" from too much disk access. How much truth is there to this? I assume that since the Transcend Industrial series is made for this purpose, it might be less prone to this problem? Virtual Memory: it makes sense to turn this off, and beef up the system with lots of RAM to compensate. Defrag: I found a setting in nLite to "prevent defrag from running in the background". So it made me wonder, what else runs in the background that could lead to unnecessary disk access? Based on the Defrag issue, what utilities might be useful to discover what programs are accessing the disk? Of course various utilities from SysInternals spring to mind, but maybe there's something better for this circumstance? I know there are website such as Mp3car.com that deal a lot with this, but I wanted to get some idea from the tech noodles here. Thanks.
  9. Our Dell PowerEdge servers have this built-in "management feature" that's supposed to allow BIOS-level remote KVM access to the system through ethernet to another system running the management software. We've never used it, but... I was wondering...I see a lot of "management features on Asus motherboards, like Intel AMT and VT and some other things I haven't looked into yet. Do any of these "technologies" in the Intel chipsets allow for BIOS-level KVM..? Are there any desktop-PC motherboards out there that have this kind of thing?
  10. Hmmm thanks you raise some good points. I've actually been thinking about fingerprint scanners. If someone loses their fingerprint, they prolly won't be needing to use their computer for a while. =-)
  11. I was wondering if anyone's had experience with these pieces of software that can store your Windows XP login passwords on a USB flash drive? Any suggestions on which of them are good? Do they come with their own GINA? How is the security reliability? I like the idea of creating an actual "key" for my users that they have to stick into the computer to make it go.
  12. Yup. I've been experimenting with /S and some of the other switches and they all seem to work. Now that I know /S works, I might be able to add it to the install once I run the nLighted XP through HFSLIP. It has a folder for "/S installers".
  13. Ok I love VBS, but adding it to nLite is something I've never done before. Would I save that as a VBS file, and then add it to the Run Once tab? Or should it be a post-setup command? But now that I think about it, I don't recall seeing that option in nLite.
  14. This is a hard topic to search for, since so many people in this forum use vBox. Has anyone ever successfully integrated the VirtualBox Guest Additions drivers into a Windows XP setup? If one examines the GuestAdditions.iso file that hides in the vBox folders under \Program Files, it appears to be all normal drivers with INF files. I tried doing it once, but it didn't work completely, and I didn't follow up to see if anyone else had tried. Thanks.
  15. Arrgh. Such a shame. It's Total Drama Island, the Digital Version. Well, I'll give 1.7.10 BJ (ha!) a try and see what happens. Thanks for the summary, Mim0.