Posts Tagged ‘Windows 2000’

Windows Patch May Lock Users Out

A patch for Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 operating systems that is meant to fix a critical flaw, can lock users out, the windows installer service may not start, and more. Systems that have changed the default Access Control List permissions on the %windir%\registration directory may experience these and other problems.

On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003, one or more problems may occur after you install the critical update that is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-051. These problems include the following:
The Windows Installer service may not start.
The Windows Firewall Service may not start.
The Network Connections folder is empty.
The Windows Update Web site may incorrectly recommend that you change the Userdata persistence setting in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Active Server Pages (ASP) pages that are running on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) return an HTTP 500 Internal Server Error? error message.
The Microsoft COM+ EventSystem service will not start.
COM+ applications will not start.
The computers node in the Microsoft Component Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) tree will not expand.
Authenticated users cannot log on, and a blank screen appears after the users apply the October Security Updates.

The resolution is posted on this page discribing the problem, it just invloves changing the permissions on a couple folders as it has to do with your system not being able to access the COM+ catalog files.

Via News.com.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - October 14, 2005 at 11:00 pm

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Managing Windows XP in a Windows 2000 Server Environment

Deploying clients running the Windows XP operating system into a Windows 2000 Server environment provides administrators with new options, policy settings, and capabilities to manage desktops throughout an organization.

Intended for organizations that have already deployed or are planning to deploy the Active Directory service, this article helps administrators manage policy settings for computers running Windows XP, the successor to Windows 2000 Professional. Many new features of Windows XP, such as Remote Assistance, Windows Media Player, and Error Reporting come with their own Group Policy settings that administrators can use to customize and standardize configurations for users and computers across the network.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - April 1, 2004 at 10:37 pm

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MIRC Trojan-Related Attack Detection and Repair

UPDATE: As of September 6, 2002, reports of malicious activity that follow the particular pattern that is outlined in this article have lessened significantly. The Microsoft Product Support Services Security Team has modified this Microsoft Knowledge Base article to reflect this information and to refine suggestions for detection and repair criteria.

Microsoft has investigated an increase in malicious activity that tries to load code on Microsoft Windows 2000-based servers. This activity is typically associated with a program that has been identified as Backdoor.IRC.Flood.

By analyzing computers that have been compromised, Microsoft has determined that these attacks do not appear to exploit any new product-related security vulnerabilities and do not appear to be viral or worm-like in nature. Instead, the attacks seek to take advantage of situations where standard precautions have not been taken as detailed in the “Prevention” section of this article. The activity appears to be associated with a coordinated series of individual attempts to compromise Windows 2000-based servers. As a result, successful compromises leave a distinctive pattern.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 29, 2004 at 10:29 pm

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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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