What’s New in Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta 2

We have been hearing a lot on Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta 2. What is this?? To answer your questions, see What’s New in Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta 2 Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched”

FILExt – The File Extension Source

Want to know about a particular File Extension which is new to you.? FILExt is a detailed database of file extensions and programs that use them. FILExt is not a general support site. A search on the database here might very well result in multiple possibilities; it will be up to you to determine which, if any, of these are the program/format you require information about. FILExt has a discussion forum where you can ask questions and perhaps provide answers. Check out all the file extensions on your machine and help FILExt by sending the same thru the .BAT file … Continue reading FILExt – The File Extension Source

Free Guides from Realtimepublishers

Free Guides / e-Books from Realtimepublishers; you will have to register on the site for access and answer some questions to download the guides. http://cc.realtimepublishers.com/portal.aspx?pubid=338 Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched”

Email etiquette rules for effective email replies

This site explains how to send effective email replies. It discusses why email etiquette is necessary, lists email etiquette rules, and explains how to enforce these rules by creating a company email policy. Below is a list of 31 most important email etiquette rules that apply to nearly all companies. 32 most important email etiquette tips: http://www.emailreplies.com/index.html Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched”

Procedure to manually Re-install Automatic Update Client

OVERVIEW As a troublesooting procedure, it may be necessary to re-install the Automatic Client software on a WSUS client system (i.e. Windows XP systems). PROCEDURE You can do this as follows: 1. Go to the Windows Command prompt (CMD.EXE). 2. From the CMD.EXE prompt. run the following command: For Windows XP SP2 rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %systemroot%\inf\au.inf For Windows XP RTM and SP1 rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection AutoUpdate 132 %systemroot%\inf\au.inf Running this command prompts you for the XP installation CD. Alternately, use Browse button and navigate to C:\Winnt\Servicepackfiles\I386 where wuapi.dll and other files related to Automatic Update Client can be found. Afterruning … Continue reading Procedure to manually Re-install Automatic Update Client

WSUS: How to elude repeated patch installations using Automatic Update Client (WUA) with WSUS / SUS

OVERVIEW If you are using Software Update Services, SUS for Patch-Management, some times you notice, some of the patches are getting downloaded & installed repeatedly. This is really weird for the end users. CAUSE The is because of superseding patches and hence, they keep on downloading & installing repeatedly.. WORKAROUND To elude this behavior, you need to identify the patch which is getting installed repeatedly.The respective security bulletins will list the superseded Patches. You have to check for Security Update Replacement in the bulletin, (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/default.mspx). You can choose whether to automatically approve revisions. If you do not choose to automatically … Continue reading WSUS: How to elude repeated patch installations using Automatic Update Client (WUA) with WSUS / SUS

Shavlik’s Eric Schultze sounds off on WSUS, hackers and more

Eric Schultze is to patching what J.K. Rowling is to fantasy fiction: the Big Kahuna. Shavlik’s Eric Schultze sounds off on WSUS, hackers and more. Full story on http://www.redmondmag.com/reports/article.asp?editorialsID=149#comment Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched”

The value of security advisories

Hello Folks,   I want to pass this information; Actually, I have been interviewed by searchwindowssecurity on “The value of security advisories” and a BUG which we added on WSUS WIKI, WSUS print status problem.   Check it out here; http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid45_gci1092196,00.html?track=NL-118&ad=514406   Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched”

Outlook Attachment Reminder Or, How to Get Outlook To Remind You to Insert a Forgotten Attachment

Many times folks forget to attach a file and send the mail and suddenly you realize you missed an attachment and then, you fire a second email says something like, “Oops! Here’s the attachment” Isn’t that embarrasing? So, here you will find couple of articles explaining outlook VBA programming in a simple way; First off, how to add VB code to outlook? Check out the easy steps as explained By KC Lemson [MS] How to add VBA macro code to Outlook and run it once; http://blogs.technet.com/kclemson/articles/87356.aspx   So, now we know How to add VBA macro code to Outlook and run it … Continue reading Outlook Attachment Reminder Or, How to Get Outlook To Remind You to Insert a Forgotten Attachment

Offically Confirmed: WSUS OEP news group is not working!(II)

In continuation to my Post on WSUS OEP news group is not working!, I got a confirmation from WSUS Team as follows; “They did a newsgroup migration to a new server and require all external users to do the following: If you are using the betanews internal server MSBETANEWS; you have to delete and re-create your account on Outlook Express to use “betanews.microsoft.com”.  External testers will also have to delete and re-create their accounts on Outlook Express.  Use the following steps: ·         Launch Outlook Express. ·         From top navigation bar, select Tools, then Accounts. ·         Select the Add button. Click … Continue reading Offically Confirmed: WSUS OEP news group is not working!(II)