Admin Know-IT-All Question #11

Admin Know-IT-All Question #11




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"What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'."
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Today's Know-IT-All answer is:
d. All of the above

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The Protected Storage service in Windows 2000 (and Windows XP) is used to store certain kinds of privileged information in Windows 2000, such as passwords entered into web browser form fields or used to connect to an Internet service provider. Under certain circumstances, the Protected Storage information in the Registry can become corrupt. This results in some peculiar behaviors that seem to have no obvious cause, such as:
  • POP3 passwords in Outlook and other mail clients are not retained even though you have explicitly asked the program to do so.
  • Scheduled Tasks do not run correctly, throwing a "0x80090016: Keyset does not exist" or "0x8009000f: Object already exists" error.
To repair problems with Protected Storage, you may have to erase the stored passwords, so be sure you have all of them on hand before proceeding.

If this quiz has left you yearning for more information, please check the links below for related articles and tips:

>> Read the rest of Serdar Yegulalp's article entitled Fix protected storage.

>> Read this KIA quiz on hacking your own registry.

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