Recover deleted public folders

If you (like me) have some public folders that everyone needs to have full control over for some reason, then you (like me) run the risk of having some of your public folders ‘accidentally’ deleted by stooopid users (like me?).

So it’s well worth taking a look at this: [Read more…]

Change the default folder in Outlook

To change the folder Outlook shows when it first opens, do the following:

Select ‘Tools’.
Choose ‘Options’.
Click on the ‘Other’ tab. [Read more…]

Windows Vista wants to be reinstalled just to activate

I saw a really odd one today. A Windows Vista (basic) machine suddenly decided that it had to be reinstalled, for no reason. It just claimed that it had to be activated (which it already was) and the only way to achieve this, according to the error message, was to reinstall the entire operating system – which seemed a little like swatting a fly with a bazooka to me.

The actual error message was “windows must be reinstalled to activate. Please insert the Windows CD or DVD to begin reinstallation”.

I guessed there must be an easier way around this, and eventually I worked this out:
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Transfer Outlook’s Email Address History

You know when you start typing an address into the ‘to’ field in an Outlook email and you see the drop down list of recently used addresses (a bit like the history in Internet Explorer), well that’s pretty handy isn’t it? Well it is, let me tell you. And it’s pretty annoying when you make some changes to your Outlook setup and you loose that history. Well, here’s how you get it back, or transfer it to a new computer:
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Out of Office – Switched off by default on SBS2003!

If your users are complaining that their Out of Office Auto-Replies are not working, don’t forget that they are switched off by default in Exchange – so if you have a new installation of SBS2003 you will need to switch them on first.

It’s simple to do: [Read more…]