Hi, This really is something quite simple, but it has taken me ages to find the answer. And it seems to be something that many people are looking for the answer to and not finding easily. I wanted to create a shortcut using a VBScript, part of an installation script. The program had parameters passed
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Just had to convert a load of Legacy Mailboxes created accidentally by a colleague who forgot to use the new Exchange 2007 console to create their mailboxes. Had about 350 new users so dong it manually wasn’t really an option! Using the power of pipes in Exchange 2007 Shell you can run the following command
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Just a quick post to link to and recommend a great web part freely available on the web. The Google Web Part, by Mark Wagner, is a quick and simple add on which allows you to add the power of Google to your Sharepoint site. For me, it was a great way to alleviate all
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Just remembered too how stupid I was doing the restore. First time round I had installed SQL Server 2008, and then used the Standalone Server option in the SharePoint setup. That installs SQL 2005 and uses that! Means that wehn you try and restore the databases to your SQL 2008 instance, it will error saying
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We have upgraded our SharePoint server from Windows Server 2003 32bit to Windows 2008 64bit. This, on the face of it seemed like a reasonably effortless task, requiring some planning, but principly, install new server, install SharePoint, move SharePoint using a backup and a restore, and then re-deploy the Application Templates. All was going well.
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Just solved my problem with RIS clients not joining the domain following our recent upgrade to Windows Server 2008 on our domain controllers. Aside from the obvious checking that you have got correct DNS, DHCP, domain names, etc check out the following Microsoft KB Article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942564 Look for the following lines in your NetSetup.log file
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Just sorted sound and USB device access with my ThinStation deployment. I inserted the following lines to the thinstation.conf.buildtime file and it all started to work. USB_STORAGE_SYNC=On USB_MOUNT_DIR=”/mnt/usbdevice” SESSION_0_RDESKTOP_OPTIONS=”-r disk:USBDrive=/mnt/usbdevice -r sound:local” Make sure too that you have the necessary modules included for storage device and USB access in the build.conf file. 5 people found
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As I am currently unable to get my Windows Installations to work correctly over RIS (note: this means the last attempt didn’t work…), I thought I would give a go to installing ThinStation using RIS, and for machine without PXE boot roms, a USB stick installer. I thought from the outset that this would be
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Just had a look at this problem again. Remembered the netsetup.log file that can be found in C:\Windows\Debug. Found more information: 08/17 09:25:02 NetpValidateName: checking to see if ‘ABCDE’ is valid as type 3 name 08/17 09:25:02 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid for ‘ABCDE’ returned 0x54b 08/17 09:25:02 NetpCheckDomainNameIsValid [ Exists ] for ‘ABCDE’ returned 0x54b This indicates a problem
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I have just completed upgrading a Windows 2003 domain to Windows 2008. All has gone swimmingly. Everything seems to be working, apart from one thing: RIS. Not working is a bit extreme. I can load the CIW, enter in all of the details such as computer name, OU, and choose the image that I want
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