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Friday, March 16, 2007

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Microsoft has released the service pack 2 for Windows Server 2003 product line, including Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter Edition and Enterprise & Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems. Both 32 bit and 64 bit servers are covered. Since, Windows XP Professional x64 is based on Windows Server 2003 code base, the service pack applied to it also.

The release not for Service Pack 2 is here and KB article at here .

Visual FoxPro 10 will not arrive


Though everybody seems to know, Microsoft took more then one year to confirm that there would be no successor to Visual FoxPro 9, which it released in December 2005. Microsoft would be releasing the service pack 2 for version 9. Here is Microsoft's announcement.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Konfabulator is now free

Yahoo! has bought the Konfabulator, the widgets maker for windows. But the real deal is that you can get it free now.

"To help popularize the widgets, Yahoo plans will give away the Konfabulator software that empowers the applications. Konfabulator had been charging $20 for the software. Anyone who bought version 2.0 of the software since mid-May will be given refunds, said Konfabulator CEO Arlo Rose."


Saturday, July 16, 2005

Something to remember while giving permission to add computer to domain

The "Add workstations to domain" right gives a user the authority to add 10 new computers to the domain. After 10 workstations have been added, further attempts are denied. To give unlimited authority to add computers to the domain, grant the "Create computer object" permission on the organizational units (OUs) in which the team needs to add new computers.

 Even though the "Add workstations to domain" right shows up on Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server member servers and Windows XP computers, it takes effect only on domain controllers (DCs). Also, default settings assign this right to Authenticated Users, which means that anyone in your forest or in a trusted forest can create as many as 10 computer accounts, so one might want to disable this right.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Virus scanner bug cost Trend $8 million

Tokyo-based anti-virus software vendor Trend Micro said that a bug in its own software (a regular pattern update the company issued in April 23 which consumed all CPU power) that affected thousands of customers (mostly in East Asia) has cost the company ¥903 million ($8 million). The issue has also forced it to lower its revenue and profit forecasts for the April to June quarter, the company said Thursday.

The company reduced its operating profit forecast by just over a fifth to ¥5.5 billion, and lowered its net income forecast 16.7 percent, according to Naomi Ikenomoto, a spokes woman for Trend Micro's Investor Relations Department in Tokyo.

The company hasn't lost many corporate contracts over the bug because it's difficult for enterprises to quickly change their anti-virus policies, according to Ikenomoto. "Maybe we will see some impact next year," she said.

From InfoWorld