Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Released

Today, I installed Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a test box. It is released as WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe (MD5: BB25707C919DD835A9D9706B5725AF58) and became available for download yesterday, May 6, 2008. The installation was uneventful and took around 20 minutes on a Pentium 4 2+ Ghz system. The service pack is available from Microsoft here. Immediately after applying SP3, I checked for…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition vs. Developer Edition

Recently encountered the question as to the difference between Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition vs. Developer Edition. At the time, I didn’t have the answer. Now I do. Enterprise Edition will not install on Microsoft Windows XP; however, the Developer Edition will. I also compared the folder structure, for differences. Essentially, the SQLSERVR.INI checks the SKU from the SETUP.INI…

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Microsoft Office 2003 missing SKU011.CAB

A recent update hosed the installation of Microsoft Office 2003. Whenever someone attempted to launch Excel, it would begin the installation process then a popup indicating that SKU011.CAB could not be found. The solution is to open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Delivery\. Once there you will see a string similar to this one {90xx0409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}. The xx may be most likely…

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Groove error “Saved account for name is too old ….”

In an attempt to reinstall Groove to correct an error, I wanted to use the saved account file “Account for name.grv”. Groove, however, returned the error “Saved account for name is too old and cannot be used”. Microsoft explains the cause as “This problem occurs because Groove does not accept account data that is more than 60 days old.” Then…

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Microsoft Outlook will not open .MSG files

Microsoft Outlook XP / 2003 will not open attachments that are .MSG files, where once it did. The cause is a Google Desktop plug-in. To resolve, Open Outlook. Go to Tools > Options > Other Advanced Option… > Addin Manager. Deselect [ ] Google Desktop Search Outlook Addin I have verified this resolution to work on both Outlook XP and…

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Outlook 2003/2002 Add-in: Notes Connector WILL NOT CONNECT!

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector for IBM Lotus Domino enables you to use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Outlook 2002 to access your e-mail messages, calendar, address book, and To Do (task) items on an IBM Lotus Domino Release 5.x or Release 6.x server. It is available from Microsoft. However, once installed, Outlook Connector will NOT connect to Notes. The…

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How to install the Intel 82845G Graphics driver on Microsoft Vista

How to install the Intel (R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller driver on a Microsoft Windows Vista installation. The Intel (R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller is a competent integrated device capable of a screen resolution of 1280x1040 and offers some bells and whistles. In other words, it can simply do the job under Microsoft Windows XP. Under Microsoft Windows Vista, however, the Intel...

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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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How to remove paragraph mark from Outlook messages?

Problem Copied something into an email and it turned on formatting when reply or create new email messages. Resolution Create a new email message. Go to Tools -> Options -> View tab. Look in Formatting marks and uncheck any and all boxes. Click OK. Done.

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Change Registered Information for Microsoft Office 2003

There are more than one valid reasons for doing this. In one case, a company buys out another company. The assets exchange possession and you want to re brand the applications to reflect company ownership. Here is how. Using regedit, edit the registry for the following keys. Be certain that there is a 00 between each letter.

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