Control USB Drive Letter Assignment in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008

Just found some good information about controlling the USB device drive letter in Windows from Petri site: The USBDLM is a freeware for personal use Windows service that gives control over Window’s drive letter assignment for USB drives. Running as service makes it independent of the logged on user’s privileges, so there is no need to give the users the privilege to change drive letters.It automatically solves conflicts between USB drives and network drives of the currently logged on user. Furthermore you can define new default letters for USB drives and much more. USB drive letter manager – USBDLM http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbdlm_e.html Download … Continue reading Control USB Drive Letter Assignment in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008

How to configure the size limit for both (.pst) and (.ost) files in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and in Outlook 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;832925 Background: Microsoft Office Outlook 2010, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, and Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 support American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and UNICODE personal folders (.pst) and offline folder (.ost) files. This article describes how to use the following four registry entries to limit the size of both the .pst and the .ost files: The MaxFileSize registry entry The WarnFileSize registry entry The MaxLargeFileSize registry entry The WarnLargeFileSize registry entry Note The WarnLargeFileSize and WarnFileSize registry entries do not enable Outlook to warn you before the file size limit is reached. The MaxFileSize registry entry The MaxFileSize registry entry determines … Continue reading How to configure the size limit for both (.pst) and (.ost) files in Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and in Outlook 2003

How to Export and Import Mailboxes To and From PST

A student asked about exporting mailbox in Exchange 2007 to pst file, I located the steps from net and re-post here: Export/Import to PST Requirements In order to export or import mailboxes to PST files the following requirements must be met: Export/Import to PST must be run from a 32 bit client machine with Exchange Management Tools installed (Version Exchange 2007 SP1 or later). The 32bit requirement comes from a dependency with the Outlook client. You can download Exchange 2007 Sp1 32-bit (E2K7SP1EN32.exe) from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6be38633-7248-4532-929b-76e9c677e802&displaylang=en *You will also need to install PowerShell before you install the management tools. Either Outlook 2003 … Continue reading How to Export and Import Mailboxes To and From PST

Adding backup feature by installing Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Now that Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is available, Microsoft has added a new backup plug-in that makes it possible to create snapshot backups using VSS from Windows Server Backup. Read an article by Jaap Wesselius that explains the process with SP2 http://www.simple-talk.com/exchange/exchange-articles/exchange-backups-on-windows-server-2008/?utm_source=simpletalkExchange&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ExchangeBackups-20090901&utm_campaign=Exchange

E2k7 Storage Calculator

Microsoft has made changes to the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Calculator. These changes include: • LUN Architecture • Backup Architecture • I/O Calculation • SCR & Log Capacity Calculation • Log Generation For a detailed list of changes, visit the following site: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/05/445802.aspx To view the official blog post and/or to download, visit the following site: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/15/432207.aspx  

Inno Setup

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability. http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

Uninstall software by using SCCM?

One of my students asked about using SCCM to uninstall software from client PCs. After some research, I found the following: Usually you create an uninstall package to handle uninstallation, but this depends on whats installed. Some command line examples if you have msi based installations  http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/9361d377-9011-4e21-8011-db371fa220ba1033.mspx?mfr=true   msiexec/x {Package | ProductCode} Parameters /x uninstalls a product. Package Name of the Windows Installer package file. ProductCode Globally unique identifier (GUID) of the Windows Installer package. Remarks • Windows Installer command-line options are not case-sensitive. • For more information about the Windows Installer command-line options, see Related Topics. Examples To remove … Continue reading Uninstall software by using SCCM?

Get the MSI file of the JRE installer for deployment

Method 1: 1. Run the Offline installer jre-6uxx-windows-i586-p.exe2. Install it.3. When the last page of the install appears, DO NOT click Finish yet.4. Go go Application Data\Sun\Java and find a folder named jre1.6.0_11, This contains two files:  an MSI and a CAB.  In order to run the MSI, you must have the CAB in the same folder. Method 2: 1. Run the JRE Kernel installer.2. This is the one that downloads everything (actually an MSI) over the internet.(jre-6xxx-windows-i586-p-iftw-k.exe)3. The FIRST page of the installer appears.4. Stop right now before installing and look in Application Data\Sun\Java\jre1.6.0_11 and find a file: jre1.6.0_11-c-k.msi This … Continue reading Get the MSI file of the JRE installer for deployment

Windows 7 GodMode and Other Folder Shortcuts

I have created a “GodMode” shortcut for my access to some system utitlity, i find those info from the net, enjoy!  This feature is intended to give developers quick access to areas of the operating system. In case you have missed it – you can create the folder as follows: 1. Create a folder on your desktop 2. Name it DevLinks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} What ever you put before the period (.) will be the name of the folder created on the desktop (you don’t have to call the folder GodMode) When you enter the folder you will see a long list of … Continue reading Windows 7 GodMode and Other Folder Shortcuts

Managing Device Driver by System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)

Recently, one of my students ask about driver management in his office environment and i find this article from the net so i re-post to here: Driver Management (Part 1) – Configuration ManagerBy BenHunter: ———————————————— I am often asked what the best way is to manage drivers with both BDD/MDT and ConfigMgr. With this in mind I thought I would create two blog posts dealing with this topic. The first post (this one) will cover ConfigMgr and the second BDD/MDT driver management. Please note this is not the only way to manage drivers, there are many different ways to manage … Continue reading Managing Device Driver by System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)