Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Exchange 2007 SP2

Yes! Exchange 2007 SP2 is finally available. I can't wait to install it...a few weeks from now. Although I'm looking forward to some new features (Windows Backup plug-in), I will wait to see if there are any problems with the service pack first.

But for those of you who are adventurous or have test systems to try it on, get it here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Free iPhone Apps (plus one paid)

I did an informal survey of friends and a couple of quick searches to see what free Apps might interest me. I amassed almost four screens worth of Apps; I've listed those that are work related below...

AroundMe - For lunch near a client site
Citibank - Business finance
Coffee Finder - For Starbucks near a client site
Free RSS - To stay on top of my favorite blogs
Free Wi-Fi - Who doesn't need free WiFi?
LinkedIn - To stay connected with business associates
MileBug -  To track my mileage (the only App I've purchased, $1.99)
RDP Lite - Remote Desktop client
Restaurants - Shows calories at chain restaurants (a.k.a. what not to eat)
Skype - Communicating with customers
SubnetIT - Subnet calculator
Units - Conversion of Power, Data Storage, etc., from one metric to another
Urbanspoon - For lunch near a client site
WordPress - Keep an eye on this blog

Friday, August 14, 2009

Right-Click, Registry Access Denied

Yesterday I had an odd issue with a Windows laptop. Every time the user would right-click on a file or folder, an error message would pop-up saying "Registry Access Denied", after acknowledging the message, the context menu would appear and function normally.

I did numerous searches, examined permissions, removed/added the user from groups, nothing worked. Then it hit me, it was the context menu that was having an issue, perhaps I should take a look at all the items that are listed in the registry to see how they matched the right-click menu after it appeared.

Doing yet another search, Online Tech Tips had info on editing the right-click menu. Following the registry path mentioned: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ I was able to see that there was an entry for a zip program that wasn't appearing on the context menu. After backing up the registry, I removed that entry and viola, no more error. Simpler than I thought...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Windows 7 RTM Released to TechNet and MSDN

I've been watching everyday and was pleasantly surprised to see Windows 7 in all its many versions released to TechNet and MSDN.

Get it while it's hot!