Google 411

August 23, 2007

Dial from any phone
1-800-GOOG-411

(1-800-466-4411)  

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza”.
  • get connected to the business, free of charge.
  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say “text message”.
  • It’s FREE

http://labs.google.com/goog411/

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You do not have permission to send to this recipient. For assistance, contact your system administrator.

August 17, 2007

From: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2006/06/30/439685.aspx

When you try to send an e-mail message in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, you cannot send the e-mail message. Additionally, you may receive one of the following error messages or one of the following Non Delivery Reports (NDRs):

• Access denied 

• You do not have sufficient permission to perform this operation on this object. See the folder contact or your system administrator. 

• Unlisted Message Error 

• MAPI_E_NO_ACCESS -2147024891 

• Failed to submit mail message for user USERNAME (HRESULT:-2147024891) Pausing user USERNAME. (Security error – Cannot access the users mailbox.)

NDRs

• You do not have permission to send to this recipient. For assistance, contact your system administrator. 

• The message could not be sent using your mailbox. You do not have the permission to send the message on behalf of the specified user. 

This issue is known to affect the following third-party products:

• Research In Motion (RIM) Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) 

• Good Technology GoodLink Wireless Messaging 

 

CAUSE

This issue may occur when one of the following conditions is true:

     You do not have permissions to send e-mail messages as the mailbox owner in the account that you are using to send the e-mail message.

     You are running Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 (SP3) with a Store.exe file version that is equal to or later than version 6619.4. Version 6619.4 was first made available in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

915358 A hotfix is available to change the behavior of the Full Mailbox Access permission in Exchange 2000 Server

     You are running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with a Store.exe file version that is equal to or later than version 7233.51. Version 7233.51 was first made available in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

895949 “Send As” permission behavior change in Exchange 2003

Note that this fix is not included with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you have installed the Exchange Server 2003 SP1 version of this hotfix, you must install the Service Pack 2 version after you upgrade to Service Pack 2.

     You are running Exchange Server 2003 SP2 with a Store.exe file version that is equal to or later than version 7650.23. Version 7650.23 was first made available in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

895949 “Send As” permission behavior change in Exchange 2003

Note This change was not included in Exchange 2000 Server SP3, in Exchange Server 2003 SP1, or in Exchange Server 2003 SP2. The change was implemented after release of all of these service packs. However, the change is supported in each of them. The change will be included in future service packs for these products.

 

If you install Exchange Server 2003 SP2, you must install the additional update to retain the new behavior. You must do this even if you already installed the version of the update for Exchange Server 2003 SP1.

 

RESOLUTION

 

Grant the Blackberry or other application’s service account the Send As permission on every user in a container or domain.

To grant Send As for the service account on a single user account, follow these steps:

1. Start the Active Directory Users and Computers management console.

2. On the View menu, make sure that the Advanced Features option is selected. If this option is not selected, the Security page will not be visible for domain and container objects.

3. View the properties of the user account and click the Security tab.

4. The service account (BESAdmin, for instance) is not listed.

5. Add the service account (BESAdmin, for instance). It will default to having Read permissions, but not Send As.

6. Note: This step is optional. The only permission the service account needs is Send As, so you can remove the Read permissions if you wish.  To do so, uncheck the following checkboxes in the Allow column for the service account (BESAdmin, for instance):

Read

Read Account Restrictions

Read General Information

Read Group Membership

Read Logon Information

Read Personal Information

Read Phone and Mail Options

Read Public Information

Read Remote Access Information

Read Web Information

 

7. With the service account (BESAdmin, for instance) still selected, check the following box in the Allow column:

Send As

8. Click OK until you have exited and saved all changes. 

9. Restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service.


Eliminate the prompt to “Save Console Settings” when working with Admin Tools.msc

August 9, 2007

To configure an MMC console to never prompt you to save your settings:

  1. Locate the .MSC file on your disk.

  2. Right click the .MSC file and press Author.

  3. On the File menu, press Options.

  1. Toggle the Console mode to User mode – full access.

  2. Check Do not save changes to this console.

  1. Press Apply and OK.

  2. On the Console menu, press Save.


Configure POP3 in Exchange 2007

August 9, 2007

These are pre-SP1 instructions.  POP3 is supported in Exchange 2007 but not turned on by default.  To turn it on (from the management shell):

1) Enable the service:      Set-Service msexchangepop3 -StartupType automatic
2) Start the service:         Start-Service msexchangepop3
3) Enable POP3 for mailboxes:     Set-CASMailbox -identity mailboxname -PopEnabled $true
4) OPTIONAL To enable plain-text authentication:     Set-PopSettings -LoginType PlainTextLogin
5) If you did number 4 then restart the service: restart-service msexchangepop3


Increasing the 2 Concurrent Download Limit

August 9, 2007

Step 1: Click Start button and type Regedit
Step 2: Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Internet Settings
Step 3: Create a new DWord with the name MaxConnectionsPerServer (To create a new DWord, right click on the empty space found on the right side box -> Click New -> Click ‘DWORD 32 Bit Value‘)
Step 4: Create another new DWord with the name MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
Step 5: Double click these new DWords you have created and set the decimal value higher than 2 and lesser than 10 (This number represents the maximum simultaneous download allowed)


NewDotNet Spyware

August 7, 2007

I’ve seen this piece of spyware a few times on client machines and its easy to remove with most spyware apps now.  Whats interesting is what the company actually uses it for.  A good read:

http://cexx.org/newnet.htm

WARNING: Sometimes when you remove this spyware, it can take your Winsock components with it, essentially disabling your network access.  If that happens, use this tool to fix it:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/WinSock_XP_Fix_d4372.html

EDIT:  Alternativly you can use functionality introduced by SP2 –

Windows XP Service Pack 2 – New Winsock NETSH commands

Two new Netsh commands are available in Windows XP Service Pack 2.

netsh winsock reset catalog

This command resets the Winsock catalog to the default configuration. This can be useful if a malformed LSP is installed that results in loss of network connectivity. While use of this command can restore network connectivity, it should be used with care because any previously-installed LSPs will need to be re-installed.

netsh winsock show catalog

This command displays the list of Winsock LSPs that are installed on the computer.

 To output the results to a file type this in Command Prompt (CMD.EXE)

netsh winsock show catalog >C:\lsp.txt

Click to view the sample file nowlsp.txt


Exchange Server 2003 mailbox store does not mount when the mailbox store database reaches the 16-GB limit

August 6, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828070/