From the monthly archives:

January 2008

Free PDF writer for Office 2007

January 31, 2008

I have been using Office 2007 for some time now, and I just ran across a free download from MS: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS I like to save many of my documents as PDF, since they readable/printable across many platforms. I have been using FinePrint’s PDF Factory – but […]

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Microsoft to force install of IE 7

January 29, 2008

A while back we released a IE 7 blocking tool. It uses a registry key that Automatic update checks. If it is present, IE 7 will not automatically install. Starting February 12th, IE 7 will begin showing up on Automatic updates, and ignore the special registry key. It will be up to the user to […]

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New version of IE 7 Tweak Utility Released

January 18, 2008

I received an email earlier this week from a reader (Brian): The Hide/Show Menu main menu doesn’t seem to work with this utility. I can easily hide it via other means, but your utility doesn’t seem to do it. All other changes apply, but not that one. He did quite a bit of research for […]

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Microsoft Releases New Remote Desktop Client

January 15, 2008

Back in November Microsoft quietly added KB925876 to their list of “Optional Software Updates”. I was foolish enough to simply select all, and install the latest version of Remote Desktop without even realizing it. A few things annoy me about this release. First of all I wasted a considerable amount of time trying to figure […]

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Prevent XP SP3, 2003 SP2, and Vista SP1 from installing

January 10, 2008

Neither of them have been released yet (Except 2003 SP2), but now is the time to start thinking about blocking the automatic install of these service packs. This will allow you to set your own timetable for deployment. You have 4 options for preventing the automatic install of these service packs: 1. Download our Network […]

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Serious security flaw found in Windows

January 9, 2008

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a serious security flaw that needs to be patched immediately. It affects Windows 2000, XP, and 2003. Here is the executive summary of the fix:This critical security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) processing. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control […]

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Office SP3 blocks older file types – The Fix

January 7, 2008

Update 1/7/2007 – Earlier I incorrectly gave the registry links for *enabling* the file block – doh! – The links are now correct, and I have included the link to re-enable the opening of Corel Draw files also (Thanks Bob B.!) After getting back from the holidays I started setting up my Windows XP virtual […]

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