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  1. Hi! I'm having some trouble making an ajax-script more flexible so I can use the same script over and over again without having to hard-code it every time. function getXMLHttp(){ var xmlHttp try{ //Firefox, Opera 8.0+, Safari xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest(); } catch(e){ //Internet Explorer try{ xmlHttp = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP"); } catch(e){ try{ xmlHttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP"); } catch(e){ alert("Your browser does not support AJAX!") return false; } } } return xmlHttp; } function MakeRequest(phpfile, targetdiv){ var xmlHttp = getXMLHttp(); xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function(){ if(xmlHttp.readyState == 4){ HandleResponse(xmlHttp.responseText, targetdiv); } } xmlHttp.open("GET", phpfile , true); xmlHttp.send(null); } function HandleResponse(response, divtag){ document.getElementById(divtag).innerHTML = response; } The problem is getting the "targetdiv"/"divtag" to work. The script works well if I just use "document.getElementById('mydivtag').innerHTML=response;" I've been googling for a while, and had a quick search here on the forum but I didn't find anything of value... Thanks for your attention! Best Regards -HighDarkTemplar
  2. Aligning desktop background image

    It's for a few different machines with very different resolution (3 different ones for my laptop, 1 for my main desktop and 1 for my thin computer (Acer Revo, it's not xp on this one, it's the default W7)). I am perfectly aware of the fact that I could create a new image, but I want to see if it's possible to find a way to do it other than image editing. I'm switching backgrounds fairly often so image editing is a pain in the long run. And I know that it might not be possible without 3rd-party software, but I'm the type that don't like to have more on my computer than necessary. Thanks for finding one solution, even though it's not what I'm looking for, it's more like a defeat doing it with image editing software. I know the basics when it comes to image editing but since I'm a bit slow in that field, it takes a bit too much time. If I find one solution on my own (can't say my chances are high), I'll share it! Again, thank you Tripredacus for trying!
  3. Aligning desktop background image

    Hello everyone! I'm having a bit of a design problem with my background image, the built-in options in XP x64 don't allow the image to be aligned to the right. Anyone got any idea about how I can do that, preferably without installing anything? Thanks for your attention! -HDT
  4. **SOLVED** The dnscmd /zoneadd command automatically performs the SOA as well as adding itself as a NS record. After that it's just used dnscmd /recordadd to write all the entries you want :-) Hi! I've been working with 2008 R2 server for a few days, trying to find out how to configure the DNS server. I can't figure out how to set a SOA record and exactly how the zone (zoneadd etc) works. I've used BIND9 at school, so I thought that writing a little BIND9 config file to use as an example would be a good starting point for an explanation by example. Thanks for your attention! $TTL 86400; 1 day @1D IN SOA dns1.myserver.com hostmaster.dns1.myserver.com{ 12345678; serial 3H; refresh 15; retry 1w; expire 1h; minimum } IN NS dns1.myserver.com; IN NS dns2.myserver.com; IN MX 10 mail1.myserver.com; dns1 IN A dns2 IN A mail1 IN A Edit: Solution
  5. Hi again (I feel a bit bad about having a few topics on the top but....)! Anyways, I've decided to test out the forefront package, namely the client security, UAG and TMG. However, I'm finding little information about where they must be/should be placed in my network. It's on an ESXi server which I'm planning on using as my router when I've finished playing around a bit with it. I got MSDNAA so I have a few licenses for windows 2003/2008/2008r2 laying around. Thanks alot for your attention! Edit: Found out that TMG and UAG has to be placed at the outer end of your network, while it seems like the client security may be placed wherever it suits you
  6. Hi! I'm currently installing a 2008 server from scratch, and a first timer as well. The thing is that the answer file confuses me to no end. There is this article on microsoft.com that "explain" the answer file, but it don't help me at all. Could anyone explain with a small example and three or four words on each? Ex: NewDomain=forest, would be msfn.org but if it was a child it would look like unattended.msfn.org (just typing unattended though) Thanks in advance! -HighDarkTemplar (Copy from the above-mentioned page): For new forest installations, the following options apply: [DCINSTALL] InstallDNS=yes NewDomain=forest NewDomainDNSName=<The fully qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name> DomainNetBiosName=<By default, the first label of the fully qualified DNS name> SiteName=<Default-First-Site-Name> ReplicaOrNewDomain=domain ForestLevel=<The forest functional level number> DomainLevel=<The domain functional level number> DatabasePath="<The path of a folder on a local volume>" LogPath="<The path of a folder on a local volume>" RebootOnCompletion=yes SYSVOLPath="<The path of a folder on a local volume>" SafeModeAdminPassword=<The password for an offline administrator account>
  7. Custom installation server

    Thanks for that official licensing info link, it answered my questions :-) Thinking about it now, it's a **** sloppy way to ask. Does it need an UPDATED version of BITS, and if yes, is 3.0 the last BITS release working on xp/2003 or does 4.0 also work on xp/2003? Scripting: I don't know VBscript at all, but I got a little powershell experience so I'm going for that one. I'll keep VBscript in mind as a last resort though The reason that I want to script the updates, or rather a handful of them is so I can push them quickly on a new machine install and saving time waiting for WSUS to install each minor update, one at a time. Btw, I'm the type who love doing things the complicated way. Thanks again, CoffeeFiend!
  8. Custom installation server

    I know. But it will fully patch all your operating systems -- a great start for sure. Keeping all apps fully updated would just about be a full time job anyway (and they all use different installers, different ways to patch, different patch cycles/schedules, different methods of announcing & obtaining updates and so on) Which is exactly the thing I'm looking for, I think. I thought that ensuring that making sure powershell was installed (since it has much more power than the standard batch script) and have the server send the script to the client and then run it would be the way to do it. Would it work? And how about machines currently not registered in the domain? A CAL is a Client Access License. Your clients (users *or* devices) need a CAL each. Could you please expand on that? Also, could you specifically answer some of the initial questions (1 and 2)? And thanks for your help so far, I really appreciate it!
  9. Custom installation server

    You mean using the server to update clients (desktops/laptops)? If so, just use WSUS. It'll feed the updates to all your clients. WSUS won't solve it for other software, but it's a start. And what is that "CAL" license? I had a quick google search but I didn't get any wiser...
  10. Hi! I'm about to set up a windows server, and one of the bigger roles is updating the computer on a new install. What bigger updates would be necessary? I'll have xp, vista, windows 7, 2003 and 2008 running on my network. My first packs will be .net, powershell and service packs. Now, my questions: 1. Which .NET framework redistributable packages do I need to cover everything? Are all necessary on the servers? 2. The "Windows Management Framework Core package (Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0)" package, does it need BITS installed beforehand and which versions works on xp and 2003? 3. How do I determine if the computer has the package installed already? 4. Any server compatibility issues that I should be aware of? Ex: 2003 won't communicate with one of the other Windows OSes? 5. Is there more that is necessary to have on the setup server? Thanks for your time! -HighDarkTemplar
  11. Hi again people! I've got this router problem yesterday, it just stops all browser traffic without notice or reason. I have not done any configuration, on computers or the router itself for months. Rebooting the router helped for about 15 minutes or so. After rebooting a few times, I called my ISP and asked if they had done anything weird lately, and they hadn't and they also said that my router show up on their network and should work as intended. Afterwards, I tried to reset my router and set it up again from scratch and the same thing happens, only now it took approximately half an hour. I'm wondering if my router is dying (hardware), but how do I actually test my Linksys WRVS4400n? Thanks alot!
  12. You Want to Change Your Username?

    Could you please change my username as well? Nerevar -> HighDarkTemplar Thanks in advance!
  13. Hi server experts! I got one Windows 2003 and one 2008 license (Dreamspark a few years ago) I wonder if there is any way to remotely install the network drivers, is it? If yes, how and is it limited to a few windows versions? And what about remotely registering a computer to a domain? Edit: Please do tell me if one or the other or both is impossible, but only if you're absolutely 100% sure
  14. Best Virtualization Solution

    VMWare ESXi server works wonders (running 4.1). The client-side is not always that happy with old installations so you might have to reinstall windows and then install the client. For a few hardware providers, they need special drivers, like HP. You'll have to download the HP customized cd (version 4.0) and then upgrade ESXi to 4.1 after installing. VMWare is also a bit picky when it comes to hardware... I got a HP Proliant ML330 G6 running, though the built-in raid-controller is software-based, and VMWare does not like it... ESXi takes approx 5 min to boot, including the HP boot stuff which takes forever. Note that I put 24gb ram in it instead of the default 1gb.... A crucial pack with 3x8gb with ECC.
  15. Why not try Open Office? It sounds like it will fill your needs and it can import/export from excel. However, keep in mind that the new xml-based format is not supported yet (or was last time i tried openoffice which was about 2 years ago)...