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17Nov/070

windows server 2008 core

Something to check out, info stolen from wikipedia

Perhaps the most notable new feature of Windows Server 2008 is a new variation ofinstallation called Server Core. Server Core is a significantly scaled-back installationwhere no Windows Explorer shell is installed, and all configuration and maintenanceis done entirely through command line interface windows, or by connecting to the machineremotely using Microsoft Management Console. Server Core also does not include the.NET Framework, Internet Explorer or many other features not related to core serverfeatures. A Server Core machine can be configured for several basic roles: Domaincontroller/Active Directory Domain Services, ADLDS (ADAM), DNS Server, DHCP Server,file server, print server, Windows Media Server, Terminal Services Easy Print, TSRemote Programs, and TS Gateway, IIS 7 web server and Windows Server Virtualizationvirtual server. This last role is projected to be available at most 180 days afterrelease of Windows Server 2008.

Setupreference

Serverrole reference

 

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13Nov/070

backup or transfer MSSQL users logins and passwords

I always seem to loose these KB’s when I’m building a dev server and need to backup or transfer or export the MS-SQL accounts. Here is the kb for sql7.x and sql 2005

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31Oct/070

outlook command line switches

here is a page with all the commandline options that you can run with outlook.exe I found some handy commands. Like all the clean commands.

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25Oct/070

Restrict Reply to all and Foward with Outlook

I ran across a fun post for a way to disable the reply to all, and forward abilitywith emails. How many times have you forward out something like “server willbe down” and you get 3 reply all’s “looks like kelly is actuallyworking today”, “haha yea kelly must have called the nerd herd”

useVBA to disable the reply to all and forward

Prevent Replyto all and forward with custom form

here is a copy of scotts post (just as a local copy)

 

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20Oct/070

Funny Error on windows update with IE5.0 and WFW311

Nowindowsupdate 

This is an amusing error coming from the windows update page when I loaded up windowsfor workgroups 3.11. It thinks I’m a mac.

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13Sep/070

outlook calandar problem with 2007

Found a workaround, just go to File, Open, Other UsersFolder. Solves the problem for now. There is some bug with the “quick open”list that normally shows up in a toolbar on the left of outlook.

"TheMessaging interface has returned an unknown error." occurswhen trying to view a shared calendar

In Outlook 2007,an error may occur when trying to view a shared calendar from the People's Calendarslist. The error will say "The Messaging interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart Outlook."  Restarting Outlook does resolve theproblem.

Microsoft hasconfirmed that this is a known bug with Outlook 2007.  We are currently waitingto hear back from Microsoft as to the decision on whether this will be resolved bya Hot Fix or included in Office 2007 Service Pack 1.

8Aug/070

vista and some domain policy

make sure when adding a vista machine to 2000 that the following GPO is set this way

Domain Member: Digitally Encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)- change to disabled  -this isnt in the default 2000 GPO

Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level - change to "SendLM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated"

26Jul/070

reover mail deleted from PST

yes recover deleted files from PST

  1. To corrupt the PST file, opening it with the hex editor.
  2. Delete positions 7 through 13 with the spacebar. Since you're using hexadecimal numbering,this actually clears 13 characters in the following positions:
  3. 00007
    00008
    00009
    0000a
    0000b
    0000c
    0000d
    0000e
    0000f
    00010
    00011
    00012
    00013
    (The editor displays the code “20” each time you clear a position with the spacebar.)
  4. After clearing those positions in the file, save it. Your PST is now corrupted.
  5. Run the Inbox Repair Tool, SCANPST.exe, to recover the file. On Win2K and WinNT systems,the executable is located in For additional information on the Inbox Repair Tool,see MicrosoftKnowledge Base article 287497.
  6. After creating a backup, the Inbox Repair Tool repairs the damage and recreates thePST. Open the new PST in Outlook. The Deleted Items folder should contain all removedmessages, so anything you've emptied will be restored.
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13Jul/070

problems with ipv6 and vista

I got my first corporate Vista box today, im not that impressed. Its a lot of ho-humslow GUI mess if you ask me. yea you can change vista to look like XP again and useall the normal windows 2000 GUI look, feel. But its just slow. the hard disk is alwaysdooing something. More importantly some reason ipv6 is running and my network isnta fan of it on the PC. I dont know why and I dont have time to figure out, but I doknow how to shut it off. problem solved from my end.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters]
"DisabledComponents"=dword:000000ff

and if you want to back out that change, either delete 'DisabledComponents" or setit to 0.
If you are curious what each bit of the DWORD does, here you go:

Disable all tunnel interfaces:
0x00000001
Disable 6to4:
0x00000002
Disable ISATAP:
0x00000004
Disable Teredo:
0x00000008
Disable Teredo and 6to4:
0x0000000A
Disable all LAN and PPP interfaces:
0x00000010
Disable all LAN, PPP, and tunnel interfaces:
0x00000011
Prefer IPv4 over IPv6:
0x00000020
Disable IPv6 over all interfaces and prefer IPv4 to IPv6:
0x000000FF

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29Apr/070

elevated command line

a simple trick to get elevated command line from the screen saver, there are manyways to enter this data one fast trick is to use a linuxreg editor its simple as making the logon script the command window. alsoworks to do a command line of “copy cmd.exe logon.scr” this will work anywhere but on domain controllers not booted in recovery mode. This is preventable with PGP diskencryption.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="15"
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"="cmd.exe"

OEM data you changed

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="600"
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\logon.scr"