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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge -- 1/20/00

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Do you know how to keep from falling into three common Setup traps? I?m looking for the correct solution to these three problems:
1. You want your users to set strong passwords that can?t be cracked through dictionary attacks. What?s the undocumented command-line option that lets you automatically assign a strong password to a given user account?
2. Inaccurate time settings can wreak havoc on a network. What?s the best way to guarantee that all Windows 2000 PCs on a domain are set to the correct time?
3. How big is Windows 2000?s default swapfile? How do you change its size?

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by egeorge In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I'll attempt teh third question. I think the swap file by default is:
min: 1.5 X RAM
max: 3 X RAM

It is configurable from the advanced tab of system properties, performance options, change virual memory.

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by tlm In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Since most things are pretty much cut and dried as to ( what the USER wants the pc to do )& I don't have the 2000 version YET; I'll still give it a shot.
Question-1.A series of numbers matching your own Personal CD serial number ; or a mix of letters and numbers...
Question-2. Go set it manualy to the correct time, in the Regional settings( if 2000 is still calling it that...
Question-3. Considering the 1Gig of free space needed ; (just to be hanging around for it's use), I'll guess 25meg..and Another guess to to change the swapfile size would be use the Direct memory access Controller.

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by mike In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Ok, done some playing around with Window y2k so here goes:
1-The answer for this one is not some short answer but here is part of it.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
2- Type in this command to set the pc's to the server: Net Time \\YourServer /set /yes
3-default is 1.5 X amount of physical RAM, You can change the size by adding paging files in folders on your hard drive or by adding more RAM

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by fdicks In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

The windows 2000 swapfile is 265mb. As far as I know it cant be changed but you can add swapfile to a different drive to increase swapping speed.

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