Re: Save IP Adress and Name on EWF protected Device



KM
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
GE,

To change settings like Computer Name it will require a reboot so that
drivers, like netbios, could pick it up.

You can have any settings saved on non-proteced partition if you create a
proper app/script to read the settings from there and populate them in
registry on system partition. But, again, it will require a reboot.

It is still possible to have some settings saved on a non-system partition
(not in registry) without a reboot. But to accomplish that you will have to
develop a boot load driver that will read the settings from the unprotected
partitions and add/modify them in the system hive (the unprotected
partition, for simplicity, can be RAW data based, unformatted). It is not a
hard task but would require from you some knowledge of driver development.

KM

> Hello
> I have a Image with XPe SP2. The system in on a partition which is EWF
> protectet. There is also another partition that is not protected. I would
> like to change and save the IP Adress, Computer Name without a restart.
> Can I save the these properties on the other partition or is there another
> solution for my problem?

Wolfgang
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Hello KM,

Is it really required to reboot. Isn't there a possibility to "logoff" and
"logon" with new Computer Name ?
(I also want to change Computer Name after FBA is ready)

Thanks, Wolfgang

Slobodan Brcin \(eMVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Wolfgang,

logoff from where?

This is on driver and service level.
Services are under System account which don't have logon/logoff
capabilities. Drivers don't have processes and accounts at all.

Perhaps it would be possible to stop all required services and drivers and
to start them again (theoreticaly speeking only).

Regards,
Slobodan

"Wolfgang" <Never@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Hello KM,
>
> Is it really required to reboot. Isn't there a possibility to "logoff" and
> "logon" with new Computer Name ?
> (I also want to change Computer Name after FBA is ready)
>
> Thanks, Wolfgang
>
>

Wolfgang
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Hello Slobodan,

I exactly want what GE asked. As my C: Drive is EWF protected and
the IP Adress and Computer Name should be changeable by user
I thought there could be another way.
E.g. Starting my application, changing computer name and then starting the
driver
from the application. A restart isn't the problem, but the user should be
able to
change these settings. Otherwise I would have to write a driver like KM
pointed out
to read the settings before the responsible drivers are loaded.

Thanks for your answer,
Wolfgang

Slobodan Brcin \(eMVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Wolfgang,

But I thought that GE wants real time update.

If you just want to apply parameters during the boot from your config file.
You might be able to isolate all drivers and services that require compname
and ip address and to keep them disabled by default.
Then apply settinng and reenable them in apropriate order.

This might be possible but it will be painfull to isolate all
services/drivers and to do this.

Regards,
Slobodan
PS:
Simple dummy driver solution for this purpose is much easier solution.


"Wolfgang" <Never@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Slobodan,
>
> I exactly want what GE asked. As my C: Drive is EWF protected and
> the IP Adress and Computer Name should be changeable by user
> I thought there could be another way.
> E.g. Starting my application, changing computer name and then starting the
> driver
> from the application. A restart isn't the problem, but the user should be
> able to
> change these settings. Otherwise I would have to write a driver like KM
> pointed out
> to read the settings before the responsible drivers are loaded.
>
> Thanks for your answer,
> Wolfgang
>


Re: Save IP Adress and Name on EWF protected Device