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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge-- 2/3/2000

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1. When you insert a CD into a Windows 2000 machine, it plays automatically. Other Windows versions make it relatively easy to disable this feature, but it?s buried in Windows 2000. Where?s the switch that turns off AutoPlay once and for all?
2. Windows 2000 includes a handy defrag utility. How do you schedule it to perform a defrag session automatically, at regular intervals?

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

OK
1)mmc console-computer management-systems tools-components folder
2)computer management-system tools--system-new taskpad-properties-action

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

I haven't got the answer to #1, I'll admit. but as for #2 try the following utility: morphaSYS autodefrag. Which can be found at: http://www.morphasys.com/autodefrag/

A brief description of the program: AutoDeFrag is a launcher for the standard defragmenter built into Windows 2000. The standard defragmenter does not support the ability to be scheduled, and therefore must be manually launched when required, once for each fixed disk in your system.

AutoDeFrag works around this limitation and allows the Windows 2000 Task Scheduler to be used to schedule the defragmenter.

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

1. From my understanding, the best way to turn off the AutoRun (AutoPlay) feature permanently in Windows 2000 is to edit the registry in the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom

In this location, you will need to set the Autorun value to 0.

In addition, there are two other keys that may affect this functionality:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun

The correct value for these keys should be 0x00000095.

2. Per Microsoft, the "handy defrag utility" is based upon Executive Software's full retail version of "Diskeeper" with limitations. They state it cannot be scheduled. Unfortunately, I do not know a workaround to this limitation, with the exception of writing a VB/C++ program to call this program on a regular basis.

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by redd1 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

1) The common way to disable CD AutoPlay is to:

Double Click My Computer and Select Tools ...Folder Options....then File Types.

Under the Registered files Box Select AudioCD and Choose Advanced. In the Actions box you will see the word play.Select it and choose remove then OK.

2) Will send separate

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by redd1 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

2) The way to scheduled defrag sessions is to go to the MMC and add the defrag Snap-in. and set the number of consoles you wish.

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