Month: April 2009

Quicktip: Recoloring Images In Publisher

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I had to recolor an image today, but now didn’t have Macromedia Fireworks (the graphics package I’m familiar with), or expression designer – which i haven’t yet installed (shame on me). Fortunately, i was able to recolor the…

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SharePoint Antivirus

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Some quick notes regarding SharePoint antivirus – i just had a little play with Forefront today (as part of my infrastructure ramp) — http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/en/us/default.aspx. It was a lot easier to install than i thought it would be –…

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SQL Server 2005: Allowing Remote Connections

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This link explains how to set sql server 2005 to allow remote connections correctly: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277 Note that I added these in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security as incoming rules only, and set these rules as domain only, in…

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General Windows: Allowing Ping (ICMP) Requests

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On windows server 2008, Vista and Windows 7. Ping requests are blocked by the firewall by default. To enable ping requests (icmp), you can either run the following command “netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8” as an administrator or…

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Infrastructure Ramp: VM Network

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In the past, i have either developed on a standalone SharePoint box, or have had a sysadmin create a dc etc for me to develop against. I am trying to ramp up my infrastructure skills atm, so am…

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Quicknote: Telnet to Port 25

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You can test if an smtp service is up on a machine (and accessible) by telnet’ing to the machine on port 25 e.g. telnet blah.com 25

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Hyper-V: Copying files from host to VM

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When a VM is not on the same network as the host machine, you can setup a virtual adapter to facilitate copying of files from the host to the VM and vice-versa. Go to hyper-v manager and click…

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Quicknote: Hiding "Narrow The Search" from advanced search

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I had to hide the “narrow the search” box from the advanced search, due to it only containing one field. I could not do this via the standard webpart properties, due to needing to see specific criteria below….

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