Category Archive: Desktop

May 18 2011

Login Error

You may experience an error message such as shown below. This error comes from Windows XP, and it took me quite a bit of time in troubleshooting.

Windows Boot Error

This message was caused by a simple error in the user properties page in AD whereby a space was entered in the login script dialogue box. This simple error which was hard to find, caused this message to pop up each time the user logged into their PC.

To ensure that you do not receive such an error, ensure that all your user property fields are filled in correct, and if they are blank, ensure that they are actually empty.

Error Message Text:
Windows cannot find ‘/idlist,:232:2632,\\{SERVERNAME}\NETLOGON’. Make sure you types the name correctly and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

May 18 2011

Numlock on Boot

I have had a request a number of times that users would like NUMLOCK to be enabled on Windows boot. I looked it up (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154529) and found a simple registry hack to enable this.

To achieve this desired outcome, you will need to enter into the registry and make a small modification.

  1. Run Registry Editor.
  2. Move to HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard.
  3. Change the value for InitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2

This will enable the NUMLOCK, but will require a reboot to see your results.