We loaded an XP over a win2k last week just for fun. It was.....figuring out why xp would not load either in upgrade or install. I found some directory it did not like on the vendor partition and once I blew that away it loaded.
So once it got going (odd, on a relatively fast system it took more than twice the time for 2k to load on the same box) it was embarrassingly easy to set up. I don't think I can look at the desktop etc for too long as it seems....so.....preschool in layout. It inserted itself in the multidomain structure without a hitch.
I'll sniff it next week and check its chatter.
February 23rd, 2002, 09:00 PM
Just be sure to disable the RPC calls on the system. That remote help and RPC functions open it up to the world. Go here to read some about it: http://grc.com/unpnp/unpnp.htm
To disable the remote help. Right click on "My COmputer", then go to the "Remote" tab and uncheck both boxes. Then go here to check it: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/mpsa/start.asp
This site will let you know whats going on with XP behind the scenes and tell you how to turn it off so to speak...