Windows 7 and Squid via NTLM authentication via Samba

Getting Windows 7 to talk to a squid proxy server which uses ntml authentication via samba can be a little tricky. Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy -> Local Policy -> Security Options Find “Network security: LAN Manager authentication level ” and set it to: Send LM & NTLM responses Find

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Removing Windows Search 4.0 Without It Showing Up in the Add / Remove Programs Control Panel

With Microsoft’s recent release of Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP, a number of users who had it installed complained about their system becoming rather slow and they wanted the old search functionality returned.  In most cases, a simple uninstall via Add/Remove Programs restored the search functionality to its previous incarnation, but in one particular

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