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ADSL MTU
geoff
For best ADSL performance and to let MS Outlook work correctly, you should ensure that the Maximum Transmission Unit is set to around 1420 using the following MS Windows 2k registry setting:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID}\

DWORD registry entry MTU = 1418
Driving
Geoff
Beware - "the green light anticipator met the red light procrastinator."
Icon editor
Geoff
http://www.iprogramdev.com/soft.php/Icon-Catcher-31.htm
Iterative and optimised solutions
Geoff
See http://www.solver.com/tutorial.htm for a good walk through of optimisation.
PC Supplier
Acacia
Try http://www.cougar.com.au for simple PC pricing.
Registry patches to override policies
GC
Allow access to create file shares:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network]
"NoNetSetup"=dword:00000000
"NoFileSharingControl"=dword:00000000
"NoPrintSharingControl"=dword:00000000
"NoEntireNetwork"=dword:00000000

Display network neighbourhood:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000095
"NoNetHood"=dword:00000000
"NoFind"=dword:00000000
"NoRun"=dword:00000000

Allow regedit to work:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableRegistryTools"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools]
@="0x1"

Allow DOS shell:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000000
"NoDispBackgroundPage"=dword:00000000
"NoDispScrSavPage"=dword:00000000
"NoDispAppearancePage"=dword:00000000
"NoAdminPage"=dword:00000000
"NoProfilePage"=dword:00000000
"NoDevMgrPage"=dword:00000000
"NoConfigPage"=dword:00000000
"NoFileSysPage"=dword:00000000
"NoVirtMemPage"=dword:00000000
"DisableRegistryTools"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools]
@="0x1"

Stop MS Word from saving UNCs:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Word\Options]
"DontUseUNC"=dword:00000001
Setting PC times
Acacia
In order to set the time automatically from a PDC or Unix system running network time service, enter the following at the DOS prompt in Win NT4/2000.  Note that excalibur should be replaced with your server name or IP address.

at 01:00 /EVERY:M,T,W,TH,F,S,SU "cmd net time \\excalibur /SET /yes"
Shared start button menus
Geoff
In order to have all PCs on your network use the same set of start button menus, you can adjust the following registry keys to point to LAN drives.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Set "Start Menu" = "X:\shared"
set "Startup" = "H:\fred"
Units of measure
Geoff
exa=10e18 Age of the universe=43 exaseconds

peta=10e15

tera=10e12

giga=10e9 Human life span (80yrs)=2.5 gigaseconds

mega=10e6

kilo=10e3

1

milli=10e-3

micro=10e-6

nano=10e-9

pico=10e-12 Hydrogen atom diameter=400 picometres

femto=10e-15

atto=10e-18 Force of a single electron=2 attonewtons

zepto=10e-21

yocto=10e-24 Proton mass =1.7 yoctograms

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