Posts Tagged ‘Control Panel’

Stopping Messenger Spam

If you’ve received some anonymous messages popping up on your windows XP or 2000 systems, it may be messenger spam, people are taking advantage of the messenger service that allows administrators to monitor servers and send out service messages over corporate networks. Friends of mine have been complaining about it, but now that we know where it’s coming from, we can stop it.

Open the Control Panel, and then double-click Administrative Tools icon and then double-click the Services entry. In the list of services listed in the resulting Services dialog box, locate the messenger entry, and double-click it. Click the Stop button in the service status section and then in the same dialogue box, change the start-up type to Disable. If you are on a corporate netwrok, check with your administrator before making any changes, and if you are behind a firewall, at work, or at home with some of the cable/dsl routers, then you probably won’t have to worry about it at all.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 25, 2004 at 10:19 pm

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TCP/IP and NBT Configuration Parameters for Windows XP

This article defines all of the registry parameters that are used to configure the protocol driver, Tcpip.sys, that implements the standard TCP/IP network protocols.

The TCP/IP protocol suite implementation for Windows XP reads all of its configuration data from the registry. This information is written to the registry by the Network tool in Control Panel as part of the Setup process. Some of this information is also supplied by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Client service if the DHCP Client service is enabled.

The implementation of the protocol suite should perform properly and efficiently in most environments by using only the configuration information that is gathered by DHCP and by the Network tool in Control Panel. Optimal default values for all other configurable aspects of the protocols have been encoded into the drivers.

There may be some unusual circumstances in customer installations where changes to certain default values are appropriate. To handle these cases, optional registry parameters can be created to modify the default behavior of some parts of the protocol drivers. CAUTION: The Windows XP TCP/IP implementation is largely self-tuning. Adjusting registry parameters without careful study may adversely affect system performance.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 12, 2004 at 4:50 am

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