Windows Hot-fixes needed for Exchange 2010 Sp1

  I dint find this well documented anywhere hence I put together this Blog post on the required hotfixes for Exchange 2010 sp1 on Windows 2008 R2.   As you may already know a total of 6 Hotfixes are required.     Kb 979099 OR   Kb 979744   Kb 977020…


New Calendar Publishing features of Exchange 2010.

  You may have heard of an Outlook feature to publish a calendar to the internet. ( link available in the Further Reading Section ) This works well, however there was a limitation. You need outlook to be opened regularly to push the details onto the website + internet access.   Recently I came across…


Server Hardening

  Two incidents in a month prompted me to write this blog; Incidents where I spent so much time in troubleshooting why a certain product was not working the way it should. The culprit eventually turned out to be “Server hardening”.   Modern Operating systems like Windows 2008  have significantly tightened permissions throughout the system….


Cleaning up personal information from office documents.

Do this. Pickup any office document ( Word , Excel, Powerpoint ) which was sent across to you & have a look at the properties.   Bet  you could be amazed with the details you find. In some documents I received I found details of persons who originally wrote the document, over a period of…


Secure Printing

Picture this scenario. You have a bunch of documents to be printed and the contents are not desirable to be public.  ( e.g. Your pay slip ) The printer is always busy and colleagues hanging around at all times.   Here is a solution which have been around for a long time:   Ever seen…


Prevent Reply-all without IRM

  And then there was IRM which allowed an e-mail sender to restrict a recipient from reply-all  functionality. Very Useful when sending an e-mail to a large amount of people. (I will not  discuss pain points here. ) But how about preventing a reply-all without IRM ? Oh yes its possible, and no this is…


Some ‘work In progress blogs’

Solving the family tree challenge with Visio ( long one ) securing printing removing hidden document information Securing your Home Wi-fi internet connection. ( long one ) and many more… ( which i started first writing on the 22 may 2009 when i was at the delhi airport for about 6 hours ) I have…


Using Mailmerge to send bulk customized e-mails.

  Ever wanted to send an invite to a whole lot of people by e-mail & wanted it to look professional rather then sending a generic one to all users Bcc’ed ?   Here is a method to generate bulk personalized e-mails to  a set of uses ( from a list ) using the mail…