March 2007 - Posts
Are you trying to insert Word 2007 page numbering and have no option in the sub menu?
You were running Word 2007 beta right….
Here is the fix:
Click on the Start Button, select Run
Type the following: “%appdata%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks”
This will open a folder and in it you will see a 1033 folder. In this you will see the “Building Blocks.dotx”.
Delete that file. Rerun word, and all will be ok!
I approved an update recently. KB932091.
This update got most of the way through the install, hung and then I got an error on sharepoint. The error, when browsing to the site, included blah blah blah blah blaaaaah is not accessible to missing Windows Internal Database signatures.
This issue, from what I can tell, only seems to affect SBS2003 R2.
For those having the issue, go here, and then extract the patch – using the /extract statement, and force the install by double clicking the dw20w.msp file. It takes a while (up to an hour and a half), but worked for me! (If you don’t extract the package, it will tell you you already have it!)
Hope this helps someone!
is gone. Ron passed away at 7:30pm yesterday evening after what I can only describe as the most unlucky and unfortunate series of events.
For once… I am lost for words…
Last Wednesday, one of our clients had a server STOP crash issue after a new Brooktrout driver was installed. Since then, all mails started to get to the SMTP advance queue and then disappearing. Well, actually, they did not disappear… they actually ended up in the GFI MailSecurity FailedMails folder.
Removing and reinstalling MailSecurity made no difference so I had to contact the support team at GFI. The initial engineers, whilst helpful, could only point me to an unreleased update that had the same symptoms (the mails going to the failedmail folder) but this made no difference.
The case was escalated to a very helpful guy, Andrew, who connected in to the server and found the following:
from the ContentSecurity\MailSecurity\Debuglogs folder and look for the following entry:YYYY-MM-DD,HH:MM:SS,XXX,1,"#000006b0","#000019e0","error ","msecsink","Scanning...FAILED [0x80040155]"
YYYY-MM-DD, HH:MM:SS,XXX,1,"#000006b0","#000019e0","error ","msecsink","Failed to scan mail, hr=0x80040155"
The important thing to note here is the part at the end, from “error “ onwards.
0x80040155 = Interface Not Registered
If installed on the Exchange server, you will see the same in OutSink.txt as well.
To resolve this issue you need to re-register the required interfaced, by doing the following:
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder.
- Type “regsvr32 OLE32.dll” without the quotes
- Now navigate to the ContentSecurity\MailSecurity folder and type “regsvr32 gfiscanmps.dll” again, without the quotes.
- From the services console, restart the GFI MailSecurity Scan Engine Service, the IIS Admin services and the Information Store service.
All should now start to function correctly.
As you have probably already read on the various blogs FSX SP1 Beta was released to testers. I am in the process of downloading now…
I hope to report back with more on this soon!
As some of you already know, for Flight Simulator 9 I did a couple of animation tutorial videos for people wanting to create animated jetways. They are still on AVSIM here:
The above tutorials would work well if you were using Arno’s Actigate system, but that had its limitations as we had to share the memory space in FS9 with other add-ons, like for instance the excellent remote controlled scenery from the Finnish Scenery Designers which caused conflict.
The good news is that in Flight Simulator X, there is some cool inbuilt technology that allows the animated gate to always move to the door of the aircraft without having to create multiple animations. In the SDK, the FSX team (or specifically Adrian Woods) has provided an active document to help us design an IK (Inverse Kinematics) based gate to use in FSX. There is a catch of course…. You had to understand IK
Now, the good news is, that after much beating with a stick, Adrian has agreed that he will give us some videos of his own (which I will put up on fsdeveloper.com) to show us all how to do this!
Nice one Adrian! Thanks from all of us!
Now how cool would that be!
I have been beta testing Windows Home Server now for a while, and I tell you what, I would LOVE to see the guys over at Microsoft release a StreamNet plugin for this product that would allow streams of music to be directly pumped out to the Netstreams DigiLinX system.
You can of course already achieve this if you get a DigiLinX Streaming Music Manager 100 unit, it will scan the network share on your Windows Home Server for you, index the music and let you play it around the home, but what I am saying is that it would be far cooler to have this feature “out of the box” with Windows Home Server.
....but I am only getting over Paddy's weekend now. Whilst you wait for more informative posts. I would like to thank my mate Mark Costello for forwarding this interesting nature video to me.
OK, this is just crazy stuff.
Not only do they side swipe us with this release of Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003 Server, but on this page they say:
“If you installed Internet Explorer 7 after installing Windows Server 2003 SP1, you must un-install Internet Explorer 7 before you install Windows Server 2003 SP2.”
Now that is just plain SILLY Microsoft. SP2 should support that, and if it does not, it should be fixed immediately so that it does not have this requirement.
EDIT: For the record, I have installed this on a SBS box and a standard Windows Box, both with IE7 still installed. No issues to report….. yet…
Well… it appears the Windows 2003 SP2 has just been released but I would recommend holding off approving that update until you at least read this article.
Guess what…. you can’t read that article, because it’s not live yet. How silly is that.
We (well us two, Susan and I, as the rest are partying at the MVP summit) are working to get this fixed. In the mean time, don’t install
This year I could not make the MVP summit, much to my disappointment.
However, I want to post this message to say THANKS to the MVP team at Microsoft for allowing me to still feel connected. I am currently watching the live webcast for MVP’s where Bill Gates is speaking at the opening of the summit. He is not quite as active as his “boss”, Steve Ballmer – pictured on the left with me (as if you hadn’t noticed) . But I have figured out why they chose Bill over Steve for this years opening Summit…..
Why you ask?
Well, they could not stream the webcast fast enough to keep up with Steve Ballmer.
A while back I posted about how Broadcom and it’s TOE system in the Dell PowerEdge 2900 stops ISA from functioning on Small Business Server 2003.
Well, since then I have installed a few more Dell servers, all with Intel cards and have had no problems. However, once recent order managed to slip through the net and came with only the Broadcom Netextreme II card.
Researching the web, I found that people have tried removing the TOE connector that disabled this feature at a hardware level on the PowerEdge box. They have also tried installing the Broadcom drivers, as well as the most recent Dell ones. Some have even gone as far as to upgrading the firmware on the device. I even tried the Scalable Networking Pack from Microsoft. Nothing seems to work…
What is worse is that if you call into Dell Technical support about this issue, they will not easily acknowledge that this is their issue. In fact, just today I had to purchase the Intel replacement. (I conceded with my account manager that this would be the easier and less stressful process).
This stuff needs to be easier. But for the moment my recommendation is still to avoid the Broadcom solution.
As some of my readers know, I have been setting up NTES to be a technical dealer for Netstreams DigiLinX here in Ireland.
I wanted to let you all know of a new product that is now available to integrate to the system called the DoorLinX.
This thing has an Extreme Coolness Factor.
Basically, someone comes to your door / gate and they press the button. This then plays a doorbell sound of choice on the speakers (again, of choice) on your DigiLinX system in the house.
The user can then go to a TouchLinX and talk to the person via the intercom and unlock the gate / door via the interface. If a camera is installed, then it will also show the video to the user. All this on an IP network!
I have decided what my first DoorLinX sound will be, though I am aware that my dear wife will have different thoughts.
Who’s that at the door? Click Here “Number 1”, of course.
I took the plunge and purchased BlogJet today. It is a fantastic piece of software and makes publishing blog-posts so much easier. I would recommend it to any blogger out there, and there is a download demo version available.
On another note, I decided to give Feedburner a go and as you can see on the left column we should finally have proof of the five people that actually do subscribe to my blog
Get it? It’s a mirror of Owen Hewitt…. right here on MSMVPS.COM.
Soon, I aim to have all the FS MVP’s here!
But, Damien Mulley for Manager of Broadband Strategy at ComReg!
As you can read on Damien’s blog, he applied for the position at ComReg and I can think of no better man for the job. It is about time we had someone who, frankly, gives a *** about Irish broadband in a “power position” at ComReg.
Let’s hope he gets the job
I would like to publicly thank Sage – specifically Lydia Coakley in Sage Ireland – for listening to my whining and helping me work directly with the Line 50 Development team on getting a fix.
Please note that this fix is unsupported at this time, but should be in an update to the version 12 patches soon. In the mean time, this will get your Sage Line 50 version 12 working correctly with Outlook 2007.
My next job is to get the Sage Line 50 team to start a blog!
After a month of waiting, Rachel finally got her birthday present. The Nintendo Wii.
I was not allowed to unpack and setup the thing myself (plus she was still not talking to me about the whipping incident), so I had to wait. Once Rachel had the thing connected, the fun started…
The Wii has built in wireless which was really easy to setup. Once connected to the internet you get a weather service, news and the like. I have to say, the interface is much better than the X-Box, but then again… it is appealing to a different market.
We then loaded up the Sports games that come with the console, and proceeded to play and drink. Excellent fun, this really is a console for those that like the alcohol The drunker you get, the more fun the games!
I strongly recommend that you go out and purchase one!
Yesterday evening, I was helping Rachel with getting everything ready for dinner. I cannot remember how it happened, but I must have said something…. off came the slipper and I got a whack around the back of the legs.
I proceeded to grab a dish cloth
After a couple off miss-hits, I got the “whoooootooosh crack” effect. The problem was it was right on Rachels thigh. She fell to the ground. Holy ***! Needless to say, I was not spoken to for a good few hours.
The moral of the story is… well I don’t really know actually…
Just don’t whip your wife with a dish cloth.
Everyone say Hi to Darragh Eric Hogan! Most certainly worthy of a blogpost :)
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