Great Practical Use for Search Folders

Hi I recently had an interesting question posed by my customer with regards to search issues within Outlook 2007 and the way WDS works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 The user in question used outlook for around 80% of their working day. This involved them search for work orders and service requests and dealing…

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Microsoft Teched Berlin 2009 it is going to be Great !

  Well the time for Teched Europe is drawing near and I am really looking forward to it. I have the privilege of working at it again this year and am looking forward to visiting Berlin which is a city I have never been to before. Although I realise I may have to pack a…

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Scalable Networking Pack revisited for 2008

A customer of mine has been enquiring about the current situation of Scalable Networking Pack in relation to Windows 2008. Out of my research I have come up with the following information plus also some recommendations. After Windows 2003 SP2  this setting was enabled by default. Many customers experienced some issues http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948496/jp. This was related…

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Interesting Issue with Major Implications

Hi , I had an interesting issue with a customer recently. After a recent promotion of a couple of Domain Controllers , it came to light some time later that users were able to set their passwords to 0 e.g. minimum password length = 0. On investigation what was discovered was the following. When the…

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Windows 7 Party…in UK Style

  Microsoft MVP Mark Parris is hosting a Windows 7 (Public) House Party on 26th October in the Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower Public House, Ashtead, Surrey. Mark will be raffling off a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate with all proceeds go to Help for Heroes/ Headley Court. Please come along and help a great…

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Bite size Learning Snacks

well this is a rather neat addition to our methods of learning. If you really want to just dip your toe into a subject and have a “snack” then please see the following range of  “Learning Snacks” For other Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks, please visit: Windows Server 2008   Introducing Branch Office Server in…

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Checking if you Conficker

Hello Again, I got a really good tip from a Colleague Richard Diver the other day which helps verify whether a customer had the conficker virus. This was a tip passed on to him by Lesley Kipling a Senior Support Engineer within Microsoft Security team in the U.K. Top Tip To prevent panicking your customer…

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Get on the Bus comes to Europe

  Hi Everyone, This is a great opportunity to “GET ON THE BUS” and take advantage of getting your hands on the latest Software, Training, and excellent guidance and information from top technical experts. There are also some great giveaways of Windows 7 bus tour shirts plus much more !. This is also  the chance …

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Connected Women in Technology a Great Day at Dell !

Well our 4th Connected Women in Technology Event went really well on Weds 30th of September. It was Dells turn to host the event at their HQ in Bracknell, and I was pleased to say over 200 women from Dell , Google, Microsoft, Nortel , Cisco , IBM, Intel, HP were in attendance. When I…

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Gui for 2008 r2 Recycle Bin

Hi just a quick post while I think of it. I have just found a GUI to our Recycle Bin Powershell command line. Check it out and download from  here. http://www.overall.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40:adrecyclebin&catid=15:adrecyclebinexe&Itemid=64 Features Supports Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Recycle Bin technology Supports Object reanimation in earlier versions of Active Directory Review deleted objects Restore multiple…

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