17 March 2007

ntp sync from nokia to windows 2003

on the windows server:
set AnnounceFlags to 0x04 to get a valid stratum
set Enabled to 1

Restart the Windows Time Service

On the nokia IPSO:
set the ntp version to v3 for the windows time server.
Allow the ntp-udp traffic from the nokia to the time server on checkpoint
sniff the traffic: tcpdump -i ethXXXX -x port 123

Windows Time server reference:

How to turn on debug logging in the Windows Time Service

New exchange addon version

Some Exchange tools have been updated:

Microsoft Exchange Server Management Pack Configuration Wizard

Microsoft Exchange Server Management Pack for MOM 2005

Exchange Server Stress and Performance Tool (64 bit)

Exchange Server Stress and Performance Tool (32 bit)

10 March 2007

Vmware Workstation 6 / intel VT / Vista 32 / 64 bits guest = bad trip

I tried to get a 64 Bits guest on my laptop:
Host: Vista 32 RTM / Intel Core 2 duo 2Ghz with intel VT enabled

Vmware 6 Beta is saying that my cpu is not supporting long mode...:
You have configured this virtual machine as a 64-bit guest operating system. However, this host's CPU is not capable of running 64-bit virtual machines or this virtual machine has 64-bit support disabled.For more detailed information, see http://www.vmware.com/info?id=152

too Bad !

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista

WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Vista, you need to install this application.

08 March 2007

Critical Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (KB:933508)

The initial release of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contained an issue that caused maintenance plan cleanup tasks to remove data before the specified cleanup interval. Install this update to correct the interpretation of existing cleanup task intervals, and to avoid this issue in new cleanup tasks. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


06 March 2007

huge addon tool for Windows vista search

start++ is huge addon for Windows Vista:

Itunes 7 on Vista

A new version of itunes is available.
It's still not written to be compatible with vista, but it's much better working.
I got no more crash or loosing the communication with my ipod :)

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool

The Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their ISA Server computers and to diagnose current problems. The tool scans the configuration settings of the local ISA Server computer and reports issues that do not conform to the recommended best practices.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Transport Server Role Architecture Diagrams


Microsoft Office Visio Stencil Containing Shapes for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

This download contains a Microsoft Office Visio stencil with shapes for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Introduction to the Exchange Management Shell

This download contains an introduction to key Exchange Management Shell features.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Help

This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Help.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=555f5974-9258-475a-b150-0399b133fede&DisplayLang=en

04 March 2007

Upgrading Host network driver on Vista - Vmware 6 doesn't like

I just upgraded the network driver (broadcom) on my laptop under Vista RTM.
The Vmware Bridge where still there, but no VM could access network through the Bridge.
To solve this issue, what i did:
-Remove the Vmware Bridge procotol on the network card
-Reboot (marked for deletion)
-Install again theVmware Bridge protocol
-working :)

I needed some times, since i also upgraded the wmare tools inside the VM and i was trying to use the secureclient inside the VM (i didn't remember that i upgraded the network driver yesterday in the first place)

03 March 2007

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition SP1


Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition SP1 - VS80sp1-KB926747-X86-INTL.exe
Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition SP1 - VS80sp1-KB926748-X86-INTL.exe
Visual C# Express Edition SP1 - VS80sp1-KB926749-X86-INTL.exe
Visual J# Express Edition SP1 - VS80sp1-KB926750-X86-ENU.exe
Visual Web Dev Express Edition SP1 - VS80sp1-KB926751-X86-INTL.exe

Hard drive benchmark tool


-Works on Vista (run as administrator)

02 March 2007

Roaming profile, XP SP2, admin not allowed

For those that wouldn't know, domain admins access is prohibited by default on roaming profile.
XP SP2 make exclusive access.
Two gpo machine can help:
-Do not check for user ownership of Roaming Profile Folders
-Add the Administrators security group to roaming user profiles