The ADM/ADMX templates have been updated and include the fix for the Outlook template. See the download link below to update your templates.
I had a need on a Terminal Server project last year to change the icon and label for client-mapped drives in use by Citrix Presentation Server clients. This proved to be quite easy to implement and actually worked well for users as they could more easily identify the drive mapped to their local C: drive.
I’ve upgraded our internal Exchange organisation over the last week and I’ve got to say Exchange 2007 is a completely different ball game. Now for seasoned Exchange architects and administrators a lot of the Exchange 2007 upgrade process is probably not new, but for those of us who don’t look after Exchange full time it’s a steep learning curve. The biggest challenges for me have been around the new Exchange Management Shell. I think the implementation of PowerShell as the basis for all Exchange management is a good thing - there’s nothing like being able to paste the exact command line into your change log. However there’s been a couple of issue that I’ve got with Exchange 2007:
If you are looking at deploying Office 2007 via Group Policy you may have noticed that Microsoft have changed the game. Office 2007 is no longer deployed using transform files; it now uses Windows Installer patches (.MSP) or CONFIG.XML to customise the Office installation.
I recently ran into a spot of trouble with integrating Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 into Windows Server 2003 R2. After successfully installing Windows Server 2003 with integrated Service Pack 2 on a server I ran the R2 installer (SETUP2.EXE) and was greeted with this message:
There’s got to be a quicker way of getting to the management tools in Windows right? Well here’s a quick look at the MMC files included in the base install of Windows Vista. I’ve put together a list of those files and whether you need to elevate to run them. If you do need to elevate you will have to do so by running them from an elevated command prompt. Note that you can run these without having to add the .MSC extension. The exception to this is SERVICES.MSC.
A couple of months back my old Toshiba TE2100 laptop that my wife has been using packed it in and it was time to look at a new one. I settled on a Dell and took delivery of a Dell XPS M1210 laptop last week. So far I’m pretty impressed. Here’s a breakdown of the features that I picked up for AU $2840:
The Short NAP is a quick list of NAP and Server/Domain Isolation links from around the web. Here are links for Wednesday the 4th of April 2007:
If you are starting to deploy Windows Vista you may have noticed that any user who has administrative access to their workstation will not receive mapped drives or printers. This is due to the new privilege model introduced in Windows Vista with User Account Control.
Upgrading our Access Gateway last night proved to be a bit of a challenge where perhaps it should not have been. The problem was not with the product, more due to the time between installs. Access Gateway is generally requires little administration after deployment and it’s certainly not a product I get to work with every day. So what problems did I run into? Well, things that should have been quite obvious from the start, so here’s how I got there and fixed them and how I won’t make the same mistakes twice.