[ntp:questions] Meinberg NTP monitor, silly question

G8KBV g8kbv at nospam-uko2.co.uk
Mon Dec 21 13:43:28 UTC 2009

In article <ByJXm.17444$Ym4.4948 at text.news.virginmedia.com>, david-
taylor at blueyonder.delete-this-bit.and-this-part.co.uk.invalid says...
> Well, I just checked on my actual XP system (I had checked on a different 
> XP system before), and the string is a plain REG_SZ, not the Expand 
> variety.
> HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentCotrolSet\Services\Serial\
>   ImagePath REG_SZ => system32\drivers\serialpps.sys
> Dave Hart's install and uninstall .BAT files just use REG_SZ, so I don't 
> think that's the issue.
> Here's an exported REG_EXPAND_SZ string - enter into a file  serial.reg 
> and double-click:
> ________________________________________
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial]
> "ImagePath"=hex(2):73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,52,\
>   00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,69,00,61,00,6c,00,\
>   70,00,70,00,73,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
> ________________________________________
> but I don't think it will alter anything.

> Perhaps you need to open the protection on serialpps.sys?

> As the serialpps.sys is an unsigned driver, I wonder whether there is 
> an option in XP not to accept unsigned drivers?  Anything in the event 
> log when XP boots - before you log in?  I don't think it helps a lot, 
> but there's this page:

> http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5875443.html

Thanks for the reg file, I'll try it.

I'm running on Win2000 Pro, not XP btw.  (though they are similar behind 
the shiny bits.)   I don't think there is any driver signing issues in 
2k, but I could be wrong.  Anyone else know?

Cheers David.

Dave Baxter.

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