Apply global custom views to Microsoft Outlook 2003

The goal is to apply global custom views to Microsoft Outlook 2003.  Microsoft has created a default view in Microsoft Outlook 2003 that is generally difficult to adjust.  Many users have grown a distaste for the Auto Preview, Reading Panes, and the all Group-By Settings.  In recent months, I have had to assist several clients, repeatedly with this issue and…

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Change desktop and message box fonts

To change the fonts or colors for desktop items on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system: Right-click an empty area on your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Appearance tab. Click the Advanced button. (This step is missing from Microsoft KB.) In the Item box, click any of the following items: Active Title Bar Icon Inactive Title Bar Menu…

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Change the default Windows XP fonts

Use regedit and change the following two keys of MS Shell Dlg 2 and MS Dlg to whatever font you want. Make certain that C:\windows\fonts already contains that font. I have tested and replaced both with “Sugoe UI”. Source(s) http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms776266.aspx http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282187 http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t7663.html

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Fix Journal wrapper DNS NTFRS errors

I created the following script to fix the following errors that occur often enough. I have tested this on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Enterprise Server(s) with SP1, SP2, and no service pack with success. Fix_Journal_Wrapper_DNS_NTFRS.au3

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Auto launch Lotus Notes 6.5 without typing password

Unlike Microsoft Outlook, where all you have to do to access your email is click on an Outlook icon without having to repeatedly type in your password, IBM Lotus Notes requires a username and password to be typed each and everytime.  However, I am lazy and often have to reboot my Microsoft Windows workstation (quite common for a Microsoft Windows…

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How to create a software RAID5 on Microsoft Windows XP with this hack

Microsoft Windows XP, by design, is not capable of a native software RAID5, however, capable of mirroring drives. Found this on the internet, and have personally verified. This has been successfully implemented on a Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE 2005). Installed three 300 GB SATA drives and successfully created RAID5. Though, remember that a hardware RAID5 is always better….

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Netgear GA311 NIC 10/100/1000 no Windows 2003 Driver?

Netgear GA311 Gigabit NIC 10/100/1000 does not offer drivers to support Microsoft Windows 2003 Although I ran across this article that inspired me below, I physically verified the chip on the card. The Netgear GA311 REV.A1 uses Realtek’s RTL8169S-32 chipset. I have tested this driver on this card on a Windows 2003 server without any problem. The driver is available…

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Edit MS-DVR in Windows Movie Maker

By default MS-DVR files are not editable through Windows Movie Maker 2.1. A little tweak that has been around for several years just caught my attention. I don’t know the original source, however, know that I am not. Import the following into the registry and reboot.

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