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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 cagandhi In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

i don't know the perfact answer on q:-1, hence i m going to answering q:-2.
ans. :-2 Just start w2k shedular & select defrag utility, to run at prefared time & at the end of this wizard, check the check box that says "open advance configuration wizard on clicking finish", hence advance configuration wizards, is open and here u can able to schedule it to perform a defrag session automatically, at regular intervals.

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

Answer Q1 MS knowledge base article Q155217
Change the Autorun value in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom

To disable the Autorun feature, change the Autorun value to 0. To enable the Autorun feature, change the Autorun value to 1.


Restart the computer.
Additional Information
There are two other keys that can affect this functionality:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095
The correct value for each is0x00000095.
Q2 MS Knowledge base article Q231176
runas /user:administrator@domain.company.com "mmc dfrg.msc"
The user is prompted for the administrator password. This command may be useful for an administrator who wants to run a defragmentation on a user's computer without forcing the user to log off.

You can also use the following procedure t

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

As from MS Help:

To disable AutoPlay

Double-click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the File Types tab.
In Registered file types, click AudioCD, and then click Advanced.
In Actions, click Play, and thenclick Set Default.

Notes

You can temporarily disable AutoPlay by pressing SHIFT while you insert an audio CD.
Repeating steps 1 through 4 enables AutoPlay.
When Play is displayed in bold, AutoPlay is enabled. When Play is not displayed in bold, AutoPlay is disabled.

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

Using Scheduled Tasks
Using Scheduled Tasks, you can schedule any script, program, or document to run at a time that is most convenient for you. Scheduled Tasks starts each time you start Windows 2000, and runs in the background. Using the Scheduled Task wizard (available by double-clicking Scheduled Tasks in Control Panel, and then double-clicking Add Scheduled Tasks), you can schedule a task to run daily, weekly, or monthly, change the schedule for a task, and customize how a task runs at a scheduled time.

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

1). It's buried in Start..Programs..Accessories..Entertainment..CD Player. On the CD Player console, click "Options", choose Preferences
and uncheck the box for "Automatically begin playback at startup". This will bring up the CD Player when you insert an audio CD, but it will not AutoPlay.
Alternatively, you can double-click My Computer, choose Tools from the File Menu and choose Folder Options. Choose the "File Types" tab and scroll to "Audio CD" and click "Advanced". In the Edit File Type dialog, remove "play" from the Actions list. This will prevent the CD Player itself from running automatically when you insert an audio CD.
Another alternative is to simply hold the "SHIFT" key while you insert an audio CD. This will temporarily disable AutoPlay.

2). While it's easy to schedule a new task through Control Panel, (..Scheduled Tasks... Add Scheduled Task to run the Wizard and then browse to "dfrg.msc" to run the Defrag Utility), this version of Diskeeper cannot be scheduled to defrag automaticall

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