This simple, but very useful task is handy for testing kerberos and machine account permissions. From a command prompt run the following command:
at 17:00 /interactive cmd
Where 17:00 is the time now +1 minute. Wait 1 minute and then the command prompt will pop-up.
When using the Windows XP Firewall several of our users encountered the following error when using ftp.exe:
> Netout :Connection reset by peer Connection closed by remote host.
Initially we tried creating exceptions for this application, but this proved inaffective.
The solution was to increase the FTP Buffer window using the follwoing command:
This increases the FTP buffer from 4MB to 12MB – the FTP process is significantly faster and does not drop out with the above error.