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Loss of Doskey functionality in Win2k

syklopz
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Have any of you heard off this??  I seem to have an entire department that
this has happened to.  Any ideas on how this happend and/or more importantly
how to fix it??

Rich
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Please explain.  The functions that DOSKEY provides on Win9x are included in the W2K CMD application.  So DOSKEY doesn't exist and isn't even needed on 2000.

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These users have lost ( and recently i might add) the ability to use CTRL+C to cut, CTRL+v to paste, etc.  Sorry for the vauge question.

Rich

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These users have lost ( and recently i might add) the ability to use CTRL+C to cut, CTRL+v to paste, etc.  Sorry for the vauge question.

Rich
Auerelio VasquezETL Developer

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You can copy and past data from the Dos Prompt like this:

Highlight what you want copied
Then click on the very top left corner of the window,
highlight edit, and choose copy.  then paste the text into whatever kind of document you choose.
Auerelio VasquezETL Developer

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if you want to just copy in the dos window you do the same as above, only you click the right mouse button to paste within the dos area.

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This is is happening not only in dos but in all aplications.

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they probably have something configured incorrectly, then. the ctl-c, ctl-v functions work perfectly fine for me in Win2K. but as stated above, pasting into a dos application from windows is done with the mouse.

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::NEW IFO::

It seems to be a profile issue, when I log into the machine, I am able to perform all of these functions.  After discovering this I deleted both the user profile on the local machine as well as on the network.  This issue still persists.  Is there maybe a registry entry that I need to alter?

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::NEW IFO::

It seems to be a profile issue, when I log into the machine, I am able to perform all of these functions.  After discovering this I deleted both the user profile on the local machine as well as on the network.  This issue still persists.  Is there maybe a registry entry that I need to alter?
syklopz,

Is there any problem for copy or cut and paste via the context menu or via the Edit menu?

Other than CTRL-C or CTRL-V, how about CTRL-X to delete?

Patricia / pslh
Sorry... should be "how about CTRL-X to Cut?"

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It seems that all of the CTRL functions are gone.
syklopz,

Is there any problem for copy or cut and paste via the context menu or via the Edit menu?
syklopz,

Perhaps you may check the keyborad setting if it has changed to other non-US or non-US international e.g. to UK type keyboard.

Patricia / pslh
syklopz, For your reference.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q302/4/43.ASP
Clipboard Redirection May Not Work on Terminal Server

See if this link can give you any hints or not.

Patricia / pslh

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to answear both of the above questions.  Yes you can use the edit as well as use the right click mouse function to cut and paste.  That is a great reference Patricia but we are runing standard NT4 servers not terminal server, so I don't know if the workaround would work.  But I will try this at the office on Monday.
syklopz, For compatibility of Windows 2000pro workstation issues, NT4 servers must be in SP6. Have you upgrade it?

Reading from the lines of your information provided, I think the problem lies within the server instead of the workstation.

You may inspect the server if anything that we can trace out the cause.

Hope it helps.

Patricia / pslh

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Patricia,
   All of my servers are at sp6a.  And this is an issue that just popped up.  there have been no changes to the server configs in the last year.  the thing that gets me is that within this department this is a lost bit of function for these users that is isolated to the 2k boxes only.  On an NT4 wkstn this is availible.  I just think it is strange.  I guess I need to rebuild the boxes.

Rich

Rich, It's nice to hear your further information.

<that is isolated to the 2k boxes only.> Perhaps, try to repair it first.  Are those boxes all in win2K SP2?

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In the options of the command prompt (right-click on the title bar, Properties, Options tab), is the QuickEdit mode enabled? This feature is enabled and disabled on a per-user (actually, a per-lnk basis).

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One more thing, type in CMD /? and you should get mutiple pages of very informative help text on CMD's built-in options and how to enabled and disable them.
Rich, I've just read this article and find it is quite interesting for your reference.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q169/7/89.ASP
High Rate of Collisions on 100-MB Networks

In the content, it has mentioned it will influence the copying behaviour.

Hope that will not be too complicated to digest.  ;)

Patricia

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Patricia, yes all my wkstns are at sp2.  I have tried to repair to no avail.  I have rebuilt one box and the function is back.  I guess I will have to rebuild all of them.

Rich

P.S. Thanks for the help.

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Patricia, yes all my wkstns are at sp2.  I have tried to repair to no avail.  I have rebuilt one box and the function is back.  I guess I will have to rebuild all of them.

Rich

P.S. Thanks for the help.

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You were by far the most helpful so you get the points.  Thanks again
Rich,
Nice to hear that you have figured it out. You're welcome!

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