June 01, 2001, 12:00 AM — This time let's look at a couple of reader tips, but first, a request:
please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will make it much easier for me
to sort the mail. Thanks.
Here's a tip from reader Warren M.:
"In the past I was reluctant to use Tweak UI to setup automatic
logon in Windows 2000 because the password appeared in
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon using plain language. However, when you
use the latest version of Tweak UI, the password no longer appears
at this location. Instead, it is encrypted in
Reader Chiara F. offers a Task Scheduler tip:
"I recently wanted to use Task Scheduler to run a program every
hour. Task Scheduler doesn't directly support this option, but I
discovered an alternate method. First, open Task Scheduler
(click 'Start, Settings, Control Panel,' and double-
click 'Scheduled Tasks'). Double-click 'Add Scheduled Task'. This
will open the Scheduled Task Wizard. Click 'Next' to continue and
set up the first occurrence of your new task. Click 'Finish' to
close the dialog box and save your changes.
Now, double-click your new task to open it and then click the
Schedule tab. Now click 'Advanced'. Select the check box
labeled 'Repeat task' and then specify the time interval in
minutes or hours. Next, select the 'Duration' radio button and
specify the length of time you want your program to repeat. For
example, if you need a program to repeat every 10 minutes for an
eight hour period, enter 10 minutes as your time and eight hours
as the duration."
Thanks for the tips, Warren and Chiara.