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Using Windows Sharepoint Services as an Extranet

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Here’s a great article about WSS and CALs Ok – so recently I’ve been asked several times about using Sharepoint Services as an extranet to securely exchange documents with customers and business partners. The short answer is that this is very possible with Windows Sharepoint Services. However, you must be… Read more »

RE: Hotfix for E2k3 on W2k3 SP1 cluster

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Gerod points out in?this blog post?that if you install Windows 2003 SP1 onto your Exchange 2003 cluster nodes, you’ll need to install the hotfix in KB.841561. If you don’t apply this hotfix, users will not be able to access OWA (they will receive 500 – internal server error), although Administrator… Read more »

RE: Blogcast: Modify Installations of Office 2003 with the Custom Maintenance Wizard

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No matter what you plan for, you will always want to modify your deployment of Office after it’s out in the field. The problem is that Office isn’t a small application and most admins push the install to workstations over a period of time. If you think you can modify… Read more »

VMware vs Microsoft enterprise virtualization platforms comparison

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Fujitsu-Siemens just released an interesting paper comparing VMware GSX and ESX Server, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise Edition: Today’s server systems are extremely efficient. Applications frequently only use a fraction of the servers’ resources. Server virtualization makes it possible to run several operating systems on one server at the… Read more »

Restoring Outlook “Special” Icon on the Desktop

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This icon actually takes you to the program properties dialog boxes when you right click o­n them and click the Properties command. Sometimes an errant program can wipe out these special icons. Here's what you need to do to get them back: Open the Registry Editor (regedt32) from the Run… Read more »

Secret Windows Software You Already Own

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By Chris PirilloMay 9, 2002 I like downloading software, but did you know that some of the best utilities are probably already hiding on your hard drive? I’ll show you how to find these helpful utilities; before you scour the Internet, uncover these goodies and give them a try. I’m… Read more »

Software replaces banner ads on popular sites

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Already contending with a weak advertising market, Web publishers have another beast to worry about: Gator. The software company, known for hawking pop-up ads that let companies advertise on rival sites, is working a new variation on the theme–selling ads designed to block banners on sites such as Yahoo with… Read more »