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Posted on 2004-04-21
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Is there a way on Windows 2000 to disable the Welcome to Internet Connectino Wizard via a registry entry. I'm sick and tired of logging in as myself on someone elses machine and have to run through the setup...I currently use two registry entries that I import that put in the Proxy server and the homepage...if there would be one that I can import that would disable the Welcome to Internet Connectino Wizard that would be great.
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by:jpk300
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hopefully the following link will give you some help

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/1078257810
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you can change the default user profile (the profile template that new users profiles are created from),,, you will have to go thru the wizard on any users account,, reboot, log in as admin and copy/replace this profile with the default user profile... this way whenever a new user logs in, this profile will be used for the template and the wizard has already been gone through so it will not prompt you to do it again.  of course this will have to be done on all workstations.
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by:boxcar7
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If you are in a AD domain, I believe if you specify Internet connections in group policy, then it will not run ICW for your domain users.
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wtrmk74 earned 500 total points
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START > RUN > gpedit.msc
USERS > Administrative Templates > Internet Explorer > Disable the internet connection wizard


or


Delete the RunOnce info..........
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce
Delete the string ^SetupICWDesktop


Make sure all of your info is correct here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\{35DB7340-3778-4238-B023-D71D9DE46569}\Parameters\Tcpip

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\{35DB7340-3778-4238-B023-D71D9DE46569}\Parameters\Tcpip

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\{35DB7340-3778-4238-B023-D71D9DE46569}\Parameters\Tcpip

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces

Take Care,
wtrmk74
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by:duemes
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is there a way in a registry entry export utiility or via a script to delete a registry via a script?
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You can certainly use WMI scripting to mess with the registry:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/registry/default.mspx


This is a great tool for writing WMI scripts:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/scriptcenter/tools/wmimatic.mspx (the download is on the page).
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by:wtrmk74
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Yes you can delete registry keys or values by using a .REG file

like this
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{35DB7340-3778-4238-B023-D71D9DE46569}]
"LeaseTerminatesTime"=dword:400b6235
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


if you want to delete the VALUE put a minus sign after the equal sign
like this
"LeaseTerminatesTime"=-

if you want to delete the entire key the minus sign goes in front of the HKLM key
like this
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ blah blah blah]

So you can create what ever .REG file you need and place it into your Windows 2000 logon scripts location in Group Policy
to either add registry keys or delete them without having to use WMI

hope that helps
wtrmk74
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How is this going ?
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