SaveAllAttachments for Outlook 2007


This outlook add-in adds the missing feature in Microsoft outlook which allows you to save and with option to remove all attachments from multiple emails at once. Great tools to manage your mailbox size. Get it HERE.

SaveAllAttachments for Outlook 2007


This outlook add-in adds the missing feature in Microsoft outlook which allows you to save and with option to remove all attachments from multiple emails at once. Great tools to manage your mailbox size. Get it HERE.

IE8’s “In-Private Filtering” is great AD Blocker


Unlike Firefox or Chrome needs third party plug-in to block ads (AdBlock, AdSweep, etc.,) the latest IE8 don’t requires any third-parties. It has in-built Ad-blocking feature, otherwise called In-Private Browsing.

In-Private Browsing is as in Microsoft’s words,

InPrivate Browsing prevents Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing where you visited and what you looked at on the web. When you start InPrivate Browsing, Internet Explorer opens a new window. The protection that InPrivate Browsing provides is only in effect during the time that you use that window. You can open as many tabs as you want in that window, and they will all be protected by InPrivate Browsing. However, if you open another browser window, that window will not be protected by InPrivate Browsing. To end your InPrivate Browsing session, close the browser window

To use the In-Private Browsing and block the annoying ads, in IE8 Window do the one of the following to enable the feature.

  • Click Safety menu and select “InPrivate browsing”

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  • Click a new Tab, click the link “Open an InPrivate Browsing window” 

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  • Click to open the InPrivate Browsing menu on the bottom of the Window as in below picture.

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  • Press Control+Shift+P

If you open the InPrivate Browsing Settings, you can set to “Automatically block” the Ads or “Choose content to block or allow”. If you choose the second option, you can choose (obviously) the particular Ads like “googlesyndication.com” smile_wink.

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Excel 2007: Eye Candy Check List in Excel, otherwise called “Conditional Formatting”


As a System Admin in IT, Many times I have to make a list in Excel to state status of, say, Servers. I am sure you have some list you have to manager in Excel. Here is the cool way of managing the check list. This is tested in Excel 2007 and I am not sure about the lower versions of Office.

The End result looks like this:

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Like the idea.smile_whatchutalkingabout  Read ahead for “How to” help.

1. Make a list like above and Select the Status column with header like below picture.

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2. Now click Conditional Formatting in Home tab and select Icon Sets. Select the ICON that suits your needs. For this document I chose the Tick mark, X icon and ! icon.

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3.  Leave the Status column selected, click on Conditional Formatting again and Select Manage Rules..

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4. On Conditional Formatting Rules Manager click on Edit Rule…

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5. Select Show Icon Only check box on the bottom and click OK. (Note the ICON/Value rule)

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6. On the Status column cells, enter 1 for tick mark, 0 for X mark and –1 for ! mark.

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Show your Excel spreadsheet others and show them how to do it.  Look Good!!! smile_shades

Free Utility: Alternate version of Robocopy


RichCopy is a free utility that comes to us from Ken Tamaru of Microsoft. The tool was first developed in 2001 and has been updated regularly to keep pace with evolving needs. Trust me when I tell you, this is the answer to all your file copying needs. What you’ll find most striking the first time you take RichCopy out for a spin is that it’s a multithreaded copying tool. That means that rather than copying one file at a time in serial order, RichCopy can open multiple threads simultaneously, allowing many files to be copied in parallel and cutting the total time required to complete the operation several times over. You can also pause and resume file copy operations, so if you lose network connectivity at any point, you can just pick up where you left off.

Of course, these are really just the simplest features of RichCopy. As Figure 1 shows, you also get a vast array of granular controls that allow you to customize all of those fancy aspects of your file copying that I talked about earlier—filtering files, saving attributes, adjusting cache size, and so on. If you regularly copy lots of files over the network or between various storage devices, these features will significantly ease your daily life.

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Download it Here: RichCopy from Microsoft

Multiple NetBIOS names for a single Windows Server


Here are some scenarios where you want to add multiple NetBIOS names for a Windows Server. Technically Windows machines can have only one NetBIOS names, but Microsoft brought this feature in Windows 2000/2003 servers.

  1. You want to recover a Dead file server data from backup on a existing server and continue providing published shares to the users
  2. You want to consolidate multiple file servers into one or two servers
  3. When you acquire a company, you want to transfer the file server data to your server and share it to your users with same name and same URL. 

Follow the instructions below on the server you want to add multiple NetBIOS names.

  • Start the registry editor (regedt32.exe)
  • Move to HKEY_Local_MachineSystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters
  • From the Edit menu select "Add Value"
  • Set the type to REG_SZ is you want one extra name or REG_MULTI_SZ if you want more than one and enter a name of OptionalNames. Click OK
  • You will then be prompted for a value. Enter the other name (or names if type REG_MULTI_SZ, one on each line) you want it to be known as and click OK.
  • Close the registry editor
  • Reboot the machine
  • There may be a WINS resolution problem. The entries for the additional NetBIOS names will have been dynamically added to the WINS database complete with IP number. However, a "real" server machine in the WINS dbase normally has three WINS entries, 00h, 03h and 20h. Your aliases may only have one, 03h. Therefore you may need to add static entries for the additional NetBIOS names, which created all three entries. You should now be able to ping by NetBIOS name.

    Good luck.