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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 vt100 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

My Computer, Administrative tools,Computer Management,Storage, Removable Storage, Phisical Location, XXXXX CD-ROM Drive,Menue Item-"Action", Properties, Inventory Method-None.

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

Not sure about #1, but here's the answer for #2.

Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel. Double click on Scheduled Tasks. Double click on Add Scheduled Task. On the first Scheuled Task Wizard screen, click Next. On the second, click the Browse button. Go to the \Winnt\System32 folder and highlight dfrg.msc and click Open. Choose how often you want the defrag to run (daily, weekly, etc) and click Next. Choose the Start time and other options and click Next. Enter the password (probably the Administrator's) and confirm it. Click Next. Click Finish and it will be added as a Scheduled Task.

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

AutoPlay is turned off from the actual CD-ROM device in the Device Manager and an automatic Defrag can be scheduled from the System Maintenance Scheduler.

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

I had the same problem once - it was a prootcol problem. Make sure all your protocols are uniform and check IP addresses and subnets etc...

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

1. You can disable CD autorun for all users with the following registry tweak HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom and change Autorun 0x1 to 0x0 to disable autorun. To change it for any given user, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and set the value NoDriveTypeAutoRun from 0x95 to 0xff.

2. No can do! unsurprisingly Microsoft has not implemented the full working version of Diskeeper into W2K, and you can not from my experience use any other method of scheduling it (AT, Batch).

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