“Today, Lockheed Martin announced it has licensed Microsoft's ESP platform to build new simulation solutions. This is part of what I’ve been doing the last 9 months since the ACES studio shut down, working with the team that handled the licensing deal.”
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My comment: One can only hope this is good news for the underlying architechture of Flight Simulator ongoing. I sure hope so because I really did “***” and Steve Ballmer at the MVP summit about dropping the entire product.
It has been a while since I posted anything about Flight Simulator. Various reasons for that including my complete lack of interest in the product since Microsoft sacked (almost) everyone, and the fact my time has been massively limited by various business projects.
Of course, there are loads of blogs now about Flight Simulator and I am not one of the few any more….. including Arno’s. I noticed a couple of interesting posts on gPoly, a new tool he is making that, to quote directly:
“The current plan is that the tool can both be used to create ground sceneries from scratch or to tweak objects made with GMax without needing to have the FS2002 gamepack. With ground sceneries I mean elements like ground polygons, extruded lines and other ground features like dirt, skit marks, etc.”
It certainly looks interesting, and has made me think once again about looking at some scenery design :)
Keep up the good work Arno!
As per the title, if you are seeing this error (in the logs) when you try to change a users mailbox quota via the SBS2008 Console then I have a fix for you….
You may also see this in the console.log file:
An exception of type 'Type: Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Messaging.Management.MessagingTaskException, MessagingManagement, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' has occurred.
Timestamp: 12/02/2009 10:40:45
Message: Active Directory operation failed on yourserver.yourdomain.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation.
Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr: DSID-03150E8A, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0
Stack: at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Messaging.Management.MessagingRunspace.StaticExecute(String cmdlet, Dictionary`2 parameters)
at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Messaging.Management.MailboxConfiguration.Update(String SamAccountName, ConfigurationData newConfig)
at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Messaging.Tasks.TaskSetMailboxLimit.Run(ITaskDataLink dataLink)
 091202.104045.2458: AdminTME: [Committer] Task failed = TaskCommitUserChanges, RootParentTaskId = TaskCommitUserChanges
 091202.104156.0060: AdminTME: Committer: Committer Completed.
You will also not be able to edit mailboxes directly via the Exchange 2007 Admin console, and get a myriad of other permissions type errors.
Amazingly, the issue is simply a cached password to your server.
Click on Start, Run, and type:
“control keymgr.dll”, then press return.
In the list, clear any entries.