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windows+batch+script for setting Enterprise Customization file

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Has anyone ever wrote a script for setting the Enterprise Customization file from either a log on or lof off from windows? I am trying to open Autocad from a *.BAT file. but I was wondering how to switch from the windows command prompt to the actual programs command prompt?

what I got so far.

I want to Start a separate window to run a specified program or command.

START "Program Files\AutoCAD Architecture 2009\acad.exe"
"S:\ACA 2009 Support\Templates\CA_Model_Template.dwt"
 

Itunes.exe bad image: softpub.dll is either not designed to run on windows

Itunes.exe bad image: softpub.dll is either not designed to run on windows Icon
Every time I try to open itunes I receive the following error message.

"C:\windows\system32\softpub.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact yoursystem administrator or the software vendor for support."

I have tried repairing and reinstalling itunes. I uninstalled every single apple product before retrying the install. I even tried replacing the softpub.

Basically, my only option seems to be restoring my machine to factory settings, which I am really trying to avoid. I'd say screw itunes and get something else but I have an iphone

I am running Windows 7 home premium edition service pack 1 on an Asus PC.
 

External Drives not showing

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I have used multiple external hard drives and secure digital cards on Windows XP, Vista and now 7.

However, on the Win 7 laptop from time to time I will plug in one of the ext hard drives and it doesn't show up. I know how to find it and get a drive letter assigned but does anyone have any idea why this is happening.

I have two ext hard drives and it has happened to both of them.
 

Delete items from the Windows Update list?

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Recently, my Windows Update (which is set to notify of essential updates but ask to install) told me I need to install a WD SES Device Driver.

I have three 2TB MyBook external USB devices, so I checked with Western Digital to see what this is all about. They said it is not essential, and that if my USB drives are working fine (they are), I can ignore it.

But a window keeps popping up to tell me that it needs to be installed.

How can I remove an item from the list of updates (without changing the settings I have now)?
 

Saved audio cd not playing - but playable from CD

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When I save digital audio CD in computer,it is not playing. But when I insert CD, it is playable. without inserting CD?
 

Explorer/View/Extra Large Icons - Larger size required

Explorer/View/Extra Large Icons - Larger size required Icon
As in the title, I would like to be able to view folder contents at a larger size, probably around twice the size of of the current largest Windows7 default of "Extra LargeIcons".I would like an "Extra-Extra large Icons" option.

Can this be done?
 

Remote Desktop To Windows XP

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I've just been looking around for ages to figure this out, so felt compelled to write about it.

I have several Windows 7 machines, all able to remote desktop to each other no problems.

I added two Windows XP machines to the network, and could not remote desktop to them.

Went through all the troubleshooting, and realised they have Windows Firewall enabled on them. So I went in and ticked the box in the Exceptions. This still did not work.

I shortly discovered I could connect if I used their IP addresses, but not if I used their machine names.

I later discovered that if I turned off the firewall completely, the connection worked no issues.

The answer lies in the Exceptions entry for File and Print Sharing. You don't have to tick this box entirely if you do not want to, but there are two ports in there that need to be openfor Windows to locate the machine by its NetBios name: 137 and 139.

I realised this when I read the below KB article:

It shows that those ports are used by the local machines NetBios name service. So you will have to open up more than just port 3389 in the firewall if you want to connect by machine name.
 

Exported Database link does not work

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I have exported a link to my desktop of one of our databases that is stored in a server. This link does not seem to be working. To open that database, I have to open the Access database program first, locate the file then open it from there.

Is there a way I can fix this? I have other database links on my desktop and they all work, except this one.
 

URL shortcut on desktop with non-default browser

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I need to create a shortcut on my Win7 desktop for a often-used URL but my default browser is Firefox and this URL does not run well on FF, so I need the shortcut to launch it in Chrome or IE8. Can't seem to figure out how to do that.
 

Some folder icons now show padlocks?

Some folder icons now show padlocks? Icon
Been running Win 7 Pro 64-bit fine for several months; al of a sudden, many folder icons on the desktop now have the addition of little padlocks. What does it mean? What did Ido? What am I missing? And, if I move the "padlocked" folder to another desktop folder, the padlocks disappear!
 

Backup Size Different

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Why is the estimation byte size different than the actual size backup?
 

Files saved to desktop not visible until hit refresh (F5)

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Windows 7 Pro x64/ Dell M4500

Just recently (in the last couple of weeks) any file I save to the desktop does not show up visibly until I hit F5 to refresh the screen. It is a bit annoying when I am researching something and saving a lot of pictures or PDFs and leave before I hit F5.
 

Remote Desktop Connection on LAN

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I use RDC but I need to keep the remote pc desktop screen on not logged out so the other user can still use a program.

Is this possible it connects flawlessly the other person still needs to work on particular program so login screen is preventing this.
 

Remove the background from desktop shortcut name

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As you can see in the attached picture there is a blue color background on the name of the desktop shortcuts. How to remove this.)
 

How to change Desktop clock font?

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In win 7 is there a way to make the font of the desktop clock in the lower right corner larger and bolder?
 

How to leave a Homegroup and fix shared folders problem?

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The OS on my friend's laptop and desktop, which share my internet connection over the LAN,is XP with SP3.
My desktop OS is Win 7 Pro with SP1.

All 3 computers are designated Workgroup.

I just noticed that on my computer if I open Network and Sharing Centre and click Homegroup in the left pane, and then click "Leave the Homegroup" I am told I cannot. How can I leave Homegroup?

All 3 computers can see the shared folders on the other 2, but my friend's laptop and desktop cannot open the shared folders on my desktop. The access denied etc. message comes up. How can I resolve this problem?
 

Dragging desktop icons

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How can I make an desktop icon remain visible while dragging it?
 

Desktop is displayed upside down

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Does anyone know the keys to tilt the desktop on windows?
 

Desktop Decreased in size and centred

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My desktop has decreased in overall size but not in text size. There is a thick black boarder around the desktop screen. I m the only one on my computer therefore I ve pressed nothing to do with properties or menu buttons under the screen itself.
 

Difference between windows local admin and a domain admin.

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What are the difference between windows local admin and a domain admin. Are the users from a admin group have the same privilege as the admin.
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