Show Specific control panel items issue RES WM

In a locked down Windows environment, it is a best practice to hide specific control panel items for those functions that can’t or shouldn’t be performed by an end user. With a RES WM “User registry” object, you can use “control.admx” to load the policy template to configure these settings. In the “List of allowed […]
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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 […]
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Script Convert-ExcelSerialdate

When converting an Excel sheet, containing a column with dates, to a CSV file, the column in the CSV file contains nummeric values instead of date values. These numeric values are Serial dateformated values, used internal by Excel to calculate the date. More info: Link I wrote a Powershell function to convert the Excle serial […]
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Use R2’s PowerShell Tools and New AD GUI on 2003

From  Mark Minasi’s website: For an “R2,” Server 2008 R2 delivered a fairly impressive list of new goodies for Active Directory (AD) techies.  One of the most important of those goodies was Active Directory’s new support of PowerShell scripting, in combination with 73 new AD-related PowerShell cmdlets and their GUI cousin, a brand-new administrative tool […]
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WSS 3.0 Import Spreadsheet 403 error

When you get an error 403 when importing an Excel spreadsheet, check that only components of Office 2003 are installed. Along with Office 2003 I had Sharepoint Designer 2007 installed on a workstation. After uninstalling Sharepoint Designer 2007 I was able to upload the Excel spreadsheet.
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Manage Database WSS 3.0

If you want to manage the stand-alone (MS SQL 2005 Express Edition) database installed with WSS 3.0 take these steps: Install the MS SQL Express 2005 Toolkit. Login with an account that has management capabilities to the SQL Database. Start the MS SQL Server Management Studio Expres from the start menu. At the connect to […]
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