You can download the latest version of iSCSI Initiator for Windows 2000, 2003 and XP. This will upgrade any previously installed version to the latest version:
Use it as follows:
psexec -i -s cmd.exe
The command above would run a command prompt as the SYSTEM account. You can replace cmd.exe with something else, although from a command prompt, you can basically run anything else, all as the SYSTEM account.
You may encounter the problem with Windows Update to take an extreme amount of time to search for updates. Additionally, the Windows Update process (part of svchost.exe) runs at 100% CPU time and uses a large amount of memory.
You can resolve this by installing the optional KB3102810.
If you are installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 / 2008R2, it is also highly recommended to install KB3112343 before searching for other updates. This considerably speeds up the search for updates.
Windows checks its access to the internet by performing an HTTP GET to the following URL:
If the request succeeds, Windows determines that the connection to the internet is up. The mechanism uses whatever has been set up as an internet connection and will also use any configured proxy.
It is currently not possible to directly map a drive letter to a redirected folder when connecting to a server using Microsoft RDP. Most programs do not require a drive letter but in case you do need a "local path", you can create a symlink in order to achieve this.
MKLINK /D C:\MyFolder \\tsclient\MyFolder
This will create a "symlinked" folder on your C-drive, which you can then use to work with files and folders of the redirected folder. The symlink is persistent across reboots.
You may get the following error when trying to uninstall HP Client Security:
The solution, albeit a very odd one, is to disable all CD/DVD drives on your HP system through Device Manager (Start → Run → devmgmt.msc).
After the uninstallation, you can re-enable the device.
You can turn off the highlighting of new and recently installed programs in Start menu/Start Screen. There's no direct group policy but you can use a GPP to insert a registry value that does the same thing: