Windows 2000::Startup Items

Help! Something is autostarting from somewhere an I can't get rid of it.

- If you are running Win98 you can run MSCONFIG to view and disable items configured to startup in various places.
- If you are running Win95 or NT you can download a utility to do the same thing at: (I have used this utility on Win2000 and it works okay.)
WinXP has a new version of MSCONFIG at and it works on Windows 2000 as well.

Happy hunting.



Reality set in as I reviewed MailKeeper. However I still like the product.
It's a simple idea which is why it's so cheap - and it's still not the silver bullet solution either.
It replicates the mailbox folders as file system folders and saves the messages out into them in either text, html, or outlook message file format. Explorer or Outlook can be used to browse this folder structure and read the items.
I used it to save a copy of the public folder structure to a directory on my C: drive.
- It is a slow process. All combined there was 153MB in the public folders and it took 2 hrs, 18 minutes to complete the process.
- Outlook reported the size of these items to be 33626 KB, so in this case there was significant "uncompression" of data. (This might be an extreme case because of all the calendar items, which I don't recommend we export anyway.) But to be sure someone exporting stuff from folders that are say 300MB should probably have 450-500MB free on the destination volume when starting the process.
- There were a lot of calendar folders in my public folders and it is *not* an acceptable solution to save a calendar folder (saves all the appts as messages.)
- If there were custom views stored in the folders exported they will likely not be saved in the file system folder and messages saved into outlook file format would be opened with the default form/view.
- To point Outlook to the file system folder requires using the Outlook Bar which we have turned off. This is not a technical issue, but a user support/training issue. This was the recommended method provided in the FAQ. I spent a short time fiddling in Outlook and still could find no other way to create a shortcut to a file system folder on the Outlook toolbar(s.)
- Users *still* could not do this themselves - it would require someone with their password or access to their mailbox to export all the stuff and burn it to CD.


Outlook::Archive::Readable CDROM Archive

Wickett Mailkeeper


Earth shattering for us if it works. I'm getting soooo sick of dealing with Exchange server space problems.
If only our users could run this thing for themselves it would be perfect. (no handholding required.)

I'm off to download the eval.


Perl::Compile PL to EXE

I've often seen a great application for a perl script but then dreaded having to implement and maintain a perl build on all my workstations or wherever I want to deploy my great script.
Check out PAR
This really works and is FREE. As opposed to Perl2EXE and PerlApp that will come up with your google search for perl compilers.

Exchange::Data Recovery

An interesting product to investigate. Search & restore items from an offline mailbox store - directly from the .EDB file!
I have never used it but it might be worth the $1500 even just to try it.
OnTrack PowerControls
Please e-mail me if you have any experience with this product that you are willing to share.


HTML Character Entities

Helpful to "encode" text to obscure links and e-mail addresses.
See for a quick way to encode.


Character Entities for ISO Latin-1

<!-- (C) International Organization for Standardization 1986
Permission to copy in any form is granted for use with
conforming SGML systems and applications as defined in
ISO 8879, provided this notice is included in all copies.
This has been extended for use with HTML to cover the full
set of codes in the range 160-255 decimal.
<!-- Character entity set. Typical invocation:
"ISO 8879-1986//ENTITIES Added Latin 1//EN//HTML">
<!ENTITY nbsp CDATA "&#160;" -- no-break space -->
<!ENTITY iexcl CDATA "&#161;" -- inverted exclamation mark -->
<!ENTITY cent CDATA "&#162;" -- cent sign -->
<!ENTITY pound CDATA "&#163;" -- pound sterling sign -->
<!ENTITY curren CDATA "&#164;" -- general currency sign -->
<!ENTITY yen CDATA "&#165;" -- yen sign -->
<!ENTITY brvbar CDATA "&#166;" -- broken (vertical) bar -->
<!ENTITY sect CDATA "&#167;" -- section sign -->
<!ENTITY uml CDATA "&#168;" -- umlaut (dieresis) -->
<!ENTITY copy CDATA "&#169;" -- copyright sign -->
<!ENTITY ordf CDATA "&#170;" -- ordinal indicator, feminine -->
<!ENTITY laquo CDATA "&#171;" -- angle quotation mark, left -->
<!ENTITY not CDATA "&#172;" -- not sign -->
<!ENTITY shy CDATA "&#173;" -- soft hyphen -->
<!ENTITY reg CDATA "&#174;" -- registered sign -->
<!ENTITY macr CDATA "&#175;" -- macron -->
<!ENTITY deg CDATA "&#176;" -- degree sign -->
<!ENTITY plusmn CDATA "&#177;" -- plus-or-minus sign -->
<!ENTITY sup2 CDATA "&#178;" -- superscript two -->
<!ENTITY sup3 CDATA "&#179;" -- superscript three -->
<!ENTITY acute CDATA "&#180;" -- acute accent -->
<!ENTITY micro CDATA "&#181;" -- micro sign -->
<!ENTITY para CDATA "&#182;" -- pilcrow (paragraph sign) -->
<!ENTITY middot CDATA "&#183;" -- middle dot -->
<!ENTITY cedil CDATA "&#184;" -- cedilla -->
<!ENTITY sup1 CDATA "&#185;" -- superscript one -->
<!ENTITY ordm CDATA "&#186;" -- ordinal indicator, masculine -->
<!ENTITY raquo CDATA "&#187;" -- angle quotation mark, right -->
<!ENTITY frac14 CDATA "&#188;" -- fraction one-quarter -->
<!ENTITY frac12 CDATA "&#189;" -- fraction one-half -->
<!ENTITY frac34 CDATA "&#190;" -- fraction three-quarters -->
<!ENTITY iquest CDATA "&#191;" -- inverted question mark -->
<!ENTITY Agrave CDATA "&#192;" -- capital A, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY Aacute CDATA "&#193;" -- capital A, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY Acirc CDATA "&#194;" -- capital A, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY Atilde CDATA "&#195;" -- capital A, tilde -->
<!ENTITY Auml CDATA "&#196;" -- capital A, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY Aring CDATA "&#197;" -- capital A, ring -->
<!ENTITY AElig CDATA "&#198;" -- capital AE diphthong (ligature) -->
<!ENTITY Ccedil CDATA "&#199;" -- capital C, cedilla -->
<!ENTITY Egrave CDATA "&#200;" -- capital E, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY Eacute CDATA "&#201;" -- capital E, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY Ecirc CDATA "&#202;" -- capital E, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY Euml CDATA "&#203;" -- capital E, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY Igrave CDATA "&#204;" -- capital I, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY Iacute CDATA "&#205;" -- capital I, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY Icirc CDATA "&#206;" -- capital I, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY Iuml CDATA "&#207;" -- capital I, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY ETH CDATA "&#208;" -- capital Eth, Icelandic -->
<!ENTITY Ntilde CDATA "&#209;" -- capital N, tilde -->
<!ENTITY Ograve CDATA "&#210;" -- capital O, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY Oacute CDATA "&#211;" -- capital O, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY Ocirc CDATA "&#212;" -- capital O, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY Otilde CDATA "&#213;" -- capital O, tilde -->
<!ENTITY Ouml CDATA "&#214;" -- capital O, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY times CDATA "&#215;" -- multiply sign -->
<!ENTITY Oslash CDATA "&#216;" -- capital O, slash -->
<!ENTITY Ugrave CDATA "&#217;" -- capital U, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY Uacute CDATA "&#218;" -- capital U, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY Ucirc CDATA "&#219;" -- capital U, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY Uuml CDATA "&#220;" -- capital U, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY Yacute CDATA "&#221;" -- capital Y, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY THORN CDATA "&#222;" -- capital THORN, Icelandic -->
<!ENTITY szlig CDATA "&#223;" -- small sharp s, German (sz ligature) -->
<!ENTITY agrave CDATA "&#224;" -- small a, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY aacute CDATA "&#225;" -- small a, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY acirc CDATA "&#226;" -- small a, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY atilde CDATA "&#227;" -- small a, tilde -->
<!ENTITY auml CDATA "&#228;" -- small a, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY aring CDATA "&#229;" -- small a, ring -->
<!ENTITY aelig CDATA "&#230;" -- small ae diphthong (ligature) -->
<!ENTITY ccedil CDATA "&#231;" -- small c, cedilla -->
<!ENTITY egrave CDATA "&#232;" -- small e, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY eacute CDATA "&#233;" -- small e, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY ecirc CDATA "&#234;" -- small e, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY euml CDATA "&#235;" -- small e, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY igrave CDATA "&#236;" -- small i, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY iacute CDATA "&#237;" -- small i, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY icirc CDATA "&#238;" -- small i, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY iuml CDATA "&#239;" -- small i, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY eth CDATA "&#240;" -- small eth, Icelandic -->
<!ENTITY ntilde CDATA "&#241;" -- small n, tilde -->
<!ENTITY ograve CDATA "&#242;" -- small o, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY oacute CDATA "&#243;" -- small o, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY ocirc CDATA "&#244;" -- small o, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY otilde CDATA "&#245;" -- small o, tilde -->
<!ENTITY ouml CDATA "&#246;" -- small o, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY divide CDATA "&#247;" -- divide sign -->
<!ENTITY oslash CDATA "&#248;" -- small o, slash -->
<!ENTITY ugrave CDATA "&#249;" -- small u, grave accent -->
<!ENTITY uacute CDATA "&#250;" -- small u, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY ucirc CDATA "&#251;" -- small u, circumflex accent -->
<!ENTITY uuml CDATA "&#252;" -- small u, dieresis or umlaut mark -->
<!ENTITY yacute CDATA "&#253;" -- small y, acute accent -->
<!ENTITY thorn CDATA "&#254;" -- small thorn, Icelandic -->
<!ENTITY yuml CDATA "&#255;" -- small y, dieresis or umlaut mark -->

Table of printable Latin-1 Character codes



The following Exchange resource has downloadable FAQ's. A wealth of interesting information.



Problems with Outlook Forms
"error occurred registering the form in the OLE registry"
Look under:
drive:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms
drive:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms

rename FRMCACH.DAT to .OLD

Look under:
drive:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
drive:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows

rename USRCLASS.DAT to .OLD;en-us;320835
Troubleshooting forms cache:;EN-US;232314