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4/18/2006

Windows 2003::ISA::DCOM


DCOM Security in Windows 2003 SP1
Windows 2003 SP1 has a new security group: Distributed COM Users
This group is new with Windows Server 2003 SP1 and that, by default, remote DCOM attempts are blocked to all but users in "Distributed COM Users" group (or administrators.)

4/17/2006

Outlook::Holidays


Holidays available only through 2005 calendar year in Outlook 2002
Article ID : 811544
Last Review : January 5, 2006
Revision : 1.1
SYMPTOMS
You cannot add holidays to the Microsoft Outlook 2002 calendar for the year 2006 or later.
CAUSE
This behavior is by design. Microsoft Outlook 2002 provides some of the more popular holidays, but only through to the end of the year 2005.
WORKAROUND
Additional holidays are available from some third-party companies.

You can modify the Outlook holiday file to create your own updated list of holidays. To do so, follow the directions in the "Resolution" section of the following article:
280976 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/280976/) Foreign national and religious holidays incorrectly added in US English Outlook Calendar G - M
MORE INFORMATION
Microsoft is working on releasing a holiday update. Check this article at a later date to obtain a link to the update.

4/14/2006

MS Office::Browser Window



It is a pain for Office documents to open in the current IE browser window.

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Steps to enable Doc links to open outside of IE:
1. Launch Windows Explorer.
2. From the Tools menu, select Folder Options.
3. From the Options dialog box, click the File Types tab.
4. From the listing of "Registered File Types," select "Microsoft Word Document," and click the Advanced button.
5. From the Edit File Type screen, clear the "Browse in same window" check box, which toggles whether a Word document is launched outside of Internet Explorer.
6. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.

OR - create a registry file from the lines below and merge it in registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Word.Document.8]
@="Microsoft Word Document"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Excel.Sheet.8]
@="Microsoft Excel Worksheet"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8]
@="Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Visio.Drawing.6]
@="Microsoft Visio Drawing"
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

4/07/2006

Cisco::6509::Supervisor Module Gigabit Interface



Supervisor modules for 6509 and 4507R switches have two SFP slots for gigabit interfaces. On a Cisco 4507R with redundant supervisor modules, only the first interface on each module is active. The second interface is inactive.

This does not happen on 6509 switches, according to:

Cisco Config Guide)


Note With Release 12.2(18)SXD and earlier releases, the two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on a redundant Supervisor Engine 720 are always active.