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Microsoft Office Security – Disable Macros

Executable code embedded within Office documents continues to be a popular way to deliver malware. Office, by default, opens files downloaded from the internet in a safe way, that prompts the user to first enable editing, and then again to … Continue reading

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Why I’m not deploying Windows desktops using Remote Desktop Services

…even though some of the improvements in the¬†Remote Desktop¬†technology are excellent. Background I’ve been running hundreds of thin client Windows desktops from Citrix for well over ten years, starting with Metaframe 1.8 on Windows NT4 Terminal Server Edition right through … Continue reading

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Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyser

Handy online utilities to check for issues. Can also help decypher SMTP headers. https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/

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Upgrade PST files to Unicode and run ScanPST from the command line

Identified an issue with old PST files that started to misbehave when Microsoft Office was upgraded to 2010. PST files created by Outlook 97, 2000 or XP are stored using ANSI, whereas the ones created by Outlook 2003, 2007, and … Continue reading

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The case of Explorer.exe taking ages to open files or right-click

Ho ho ho, look how I compare myself to Mark Russinovich by the use of a post title. Anyway, clearly my skills are somewhat more rudimentary. However, I did fix this problem using Process Monitor, and his blog post was … Continue reading

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Exchange: Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists – IMCEAMAILTO

Clicked a link to email somebody outside the organisation, Outlook 2007 opened a new mail window as you’d expect. Typed the message, clicked Send, and immediately got a message back from Exchange (2007): Delivery has failed to these recipients or … Continue reading

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