Archive for August, 2009

Error Uninstalling Office 2000 on a Terminal Server

August 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Description – When removing Office 2000 from a Terminal Server running in application mode you receive an error that says, “Some default settings in Microsoft Office 2000 setup do not work properly on a Windows Terminal Server. To install Office on Terminal Server, you must use the instructions and tools available in your Office 2000 Resource Kit or at” You may also receive this error when users try to run one of the Office applications.

Cause – Office was installed prior to the Terminal Server being switched to run in application mode and the Terminal Server transform was not used.

Solution – Manually remove Office 2000 then reinstall.

  • Download & install the Office 2000 Resource Kit.

  • Browse to C:\Program Files\ORKTools\ToolBox\Tools\Office Removal Wizard & run OFFCLN9.EXE.
  • Delete any remaining Office folders such as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office.
  • Download & install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.

  • Run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility & remove the Office 2000 entry.
  • Copy the TermSrvr.mst file from C:\Program Files\ORKTools\ToolBox\Tools\Terminal Server Tools to the location of the Office 2000 setup files.
  • Click Start>Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Add New Programs.
  • Browse to the location of the Office 2000 setup files & run setup.exe using the transform file.
    • \\<servername>\<share>\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS=\\<servername>\<share>\TermSrvr.mst

Windows 7 RTM

August 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Finally got Windows 7 Ultimate RTM downloaded from MSDN. Just gotta make sure all my stuff works on it then I’m making the switch.

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Determine who has OWA Access

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Use this LDAP query to determine which accounts (enabled or disabled) have OWA access.

Open ADUC. Right click the domain & select Find. Select Custom Search from the Find dropdown. Select the Advanced tab. In the Enter LDAP query textbox type the LDAP query below:


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Random Executable Name with Jumping Dog Icon

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Description – In C:\Windows\Temp you see an executable with a random name that has a jumping dog as its icon.

Cause – Used by Trend Micro AntiVirus.
Solution – It is safe to leave the file.

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Can’t Set Default Printer

August 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Description – When trying to set a default printer nothing happens. You may even notice that there is no default printer.
Cause – Corrupt registry entries.
Solution – Open the registry logged in as the user. (You may have to temporarily give the user admin privileges so they can access the registry.) Browse to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion. Is there a Windows key? If not add one. Now reboot.

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