On 2013/2/28, I purchased "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013" for $9.95
using Kathy's special pricing online through her work.

Order #: CNL212700376

Microsoft Office Product Key (FPP)BPDYN-BH82B-MJ7M9-G4G78-DGKKQ

Contrary to what I had thought previously, Windows 2000 DOES indeed have a time synchronization service called "Windows Time".

I had thought time synchronization was always something missing, forcing one to use a tool like settime.exe. Wrong.

I think there are 3 ways to configure the time server:

  1. If your machine uses DHCP, the time server is part of the DHCP configuration, which should set it to (afs1).
  2. If your machine is part of a Windows Domain and uses a Domain Controller, the Domain Contoller can be set up to either identify the NTP server or even act as one. I don't think any of our Domain Controllers (tiger for the poorly-configured sanjose.delphion.com domain, or Chicago and/or shytown for the better delphion.com domain), are properly configured though.
  3. Tell the Windows Time service to use a specific NTP server. To do this, see the NET command, a command I had never heard of. Turns out you can do a lot with this NET command. To query or set the NTP server,
            net time /querysntp
            net time /setsntp:      (Setting it to AFS1)
         or net time /setsntp:      (Setting it to time.ext.dialog.com)
To add to the Send To menu, here's something from

Is there a way I can add programs to the Send To list that I get when I
right-click a file? 

The Send To menu is simply a folder. Put a shortcut in the folder, and it will
be on the menu. You can right-drag a file or folder to the Send To folder and
select Create Shortcut(s) Here to put a shortcut to that item on the menu, too.

So where is the Send To folder? In Windows 9x and ME, the folder path is
In Windows 2000 and XP, the path is
  C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo
where username is your user name for the computer.

In Windows 2000, ME, and XP, Send To is a hidden folder. To view hidden
folders, open Windows Explorer, select Tools, Folder Options, click the
View tab, select Show hidden files and folders, and click OK.

Some interesting tidbits when I removed some virus's from my home PC.

To disable/enable the "System Restore" feature of Windows ME,
  Right-click "My Computer, then select "Properties",
    Go to Performance ---> File System ---> Troubleshooting
    Select the "Disable System Restore" box,
    "Yes" to restart the computer

Editing the Registry to find programs that start at boot-time

  Start regedit, and look at the entries under both
  and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

On my home PC, I found these entries that I shoud definitely go back in and 
remove one day (I didn't remove them the day I did this 'cause I was too busy
handling the virus changes and it was getting late).

   eMachine eBoard=C:\PROGRA~1\ESOFT\EBOARD\eBoard.exe
   New.net Startup=rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartup


Mike told me about the nbtstat DOS command, which can be used to identify
windows machines out there.  For example,

   nbtstat -A
tells me this is Blaine's PC and its MAC address.

On a PC with Zone Alarm on it, if you're going out to a system that's in
the "Internet Zone" (as Zone Alarm calls it), you need to go to
  * Right-click on the ZA icon in the icon tray,
  * Select "Restore ZoneAlarm Control Center"
  * Go to the "Main" tab of the "Firewall" window, and
  * slide the "Internet Zone Security" setting from "High", to "Med."
else all you'll ever get from the nbtstat command, is
    Host not found.

You can also go to one of our modern Linux machines and try the nmap command,
which will quickly scan a given I.P. address for common ports and report back
to you which are open and what they're for.  For example, on a Linux system,
    nmap -O
 or nmap -O edcnagios


nmap -O edcnagios

Starting nmap V. 3.00 ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ )
Interesting ports on  (
(The 1593 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
Port       State       Service
22/tcp     open        ssh                     
25/tcp     filtered    smtp                    
80/tcp     open        http                    
111/tcp    open        sunrpc                  
179/tcp    filtered    bgp                     
443/tcp    open        https                   
1501/tcp   open        sas-3                   
3306/tcp   open        mysql                   
No exact OS matches for host (If you know what OS is running on it, see http://www.insecure.org/cgi-bin/nmap-submit.cgi).
TCP/IP fingerprint:

Uptime 3.348 days (since Mon Dec  5 07:36:22 2005)

Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 30 seconds

  * For the curious, the -O (oh, not zero) "option activates remote host       *
  * identification via TCP/IP fingerprinting.  In other words, it uses a       *
  * bunch of techniques to detect subtleties in the underlying operating       *
  * system network stack of the computers you are scanning.  It uses this      *
  * information to create a™fingerprint€which it compares with its database    *
  * of known OS fingerprints to decide what type of system you are scanning."  *

When trying to set up Melanie's directory of melanie.jasperfamily.org web pages
to sharing from her laptop in 2008, we kept getting
    C:\Documents and Settings\Mel\My Documents\My Web Pages is not accessible.
    Access is denied

After many hours of web searching, I found 
this web page among others that gave hints about fixing the permissions of
the directory, but they always said to 
   1) Turn off "Simple File Sharing", and
   2) Click the folder you want to share, choose Properties -> Security, and
      allow the "Everyone" group, read/write priviledges.
The problem was, with Windows XP Home edition, which is what I had, there was
no way to turn off "Simple File Sharing" and the properties page didn't have
a Security tab.

With Windows XP Home Edition, the only way to see that Security tab was to
  1) Restart your computer in "Safe mode with networking" by hitting F8 at
     bootup time.
  2) Use Windows explorer and right click that directory and hit properties.
     The Security tab is now there!  Yay!
  3) Click the security tab.  I gave the everyone group read and write
     permissions in two places.  At the Permissions page, and
  4) Under the Advanced button.  Give Everyone Modify, Read & Execute,
     List Folder Contents, Read, and Write.
  5) When done, save and reboot.

This is also the procedure you would have to go through to change the owner
1-2) Same as above.
  3) Click the owner tab.
  4) In the change owner box choose the new owner's user name.
  5) Check the box replace owner on subcontainers and object.
  6) Click apply or ok.
  7) Click ok again and reboot.