Sticky Notes on Windows 2008 R2 with RES Workspace Manager

In Windows 7 Sticky Notes is a standaard accessory. Strangely enough Sticky Notes is not an application on Windows 2008 R2.

When browsing the net I came along a site (link) how to make Sticky Notes available. (with the binaries from Windows 7).

After the installation of Sticky Notes on a Windows 2008 R2 server, when a user will start the application, a security message is shown.


To remove this message the “StikyNot.exe” needs to be edited, so that NTFS file information is removed. The tool to use is “Steams.exe” which can be downloaded from sysinternals/Microsoft.

Starting the modified exe will start Sticky Notes without the security warning.

An other issue with this “port” of Stiky Notes is that is “installed” on another location than in Windows 7. “C:Program FilesSticky Notes” on Windows 2008 R2 and “%windir%system32” on Windows 7.

Luckily the user is using RES Workspac Manager to manange the Workspace. I modified the application for Sticky Notes at the command line “%ST_PATH%StikyNot.exe“.
The Environment Variable is created on the Configuration option of the application and its value is changed depending on the OS it’s started. In the case of this RES WM implementation the appropiate Workspace container is used.

One big advantage is that for both OS’s the User Preferences are the same independant on which OS the user start the application.