Default Browser
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ Associations\UrlAssociations\

Reg File to reset IE browser to default

Reg Folder:


Copy the CD to c:\temp\XPCD

Create $OEM$ folder in c:\temp\XPCD (c:\temp\XPCD\$OEM)

Use Windows Catalog to download all applicable updates to a seperate folder

Slipstream the updates into the XPCD

Extract the files from \support\ and place them into a folder outside XPCD


Automated Install XP


Log Parser 2.2
Microsoft Network Monitor 3
Do-It-Yourself Script Center Kit

Command Consoles
Windows powerShell
SourgeForge Console



SlipStream XP - Just drivers / SP
SlipStream XP v1 - Pretty good all around info
XP Command Line Options
XP Source CD
     SourcePath is the key




Registry Tips



WMIC - Command Line WMI
     wmic /node:PC1, PC2 path win32_processor get maxclockspeed

WMI Reference
Troubleshooting Tips 1
WMI Diag Util - Log is in User's Temp Folder
Scriptomatic 2.0 - Script WMI Functions
WMI Code Creator v1.0

Rebuilding the WMI Repository

rundll32 wbemupgd, UpgradeRepository (Log --> %windir%\system32\wbem\logs\setup.log)

Windows Server 2003
rundll32 wbemupgd, RepairWMISetup

Other versions of Windows

  • net stop winmgmt
  • Rename the folder %windir%\System32\Wbem\Repository. (For example, %windir%\System32\Wbem\Repository_bad.).
  • net start winmgmt


Re-registering the WMI components (Ref WMI FAQ)

This will restore missing files whereas the previous methods do not.

Located in %windir%\system32\wbem
64-bit systems, check for .DLLs and .EXE files in %windir%\sysWOW64\wbem.

  • cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
  • for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i
  • for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer


Comprehensive rebuild method

Point to the %Windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder for a recent version of the system files required during WMI repair or have the appropraite CD (Servce pack files or origianl CD or Slipstreamed CD)

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection WBEM 132 %windir%\inf\wbemoc.inf

This will take several minutes to complete.  Insert CD as prompted.