Archive from December, 2004
Dec 28, 2004 - General    3 Comments

How can i access Gmail with a pop3 client like Outlook?

Open Outlook or Outlook Express.
Click the ‘Tools’ menu, and select ‘Accounts…’

Click ‘Add,’ and then click ‘Mail…’

Enter your name in the ‘Display name:’ field, and click ‘Next.’
Enter your full Gmail email address ( in the ‘Email address:’ field, and click ‘Next.’
Enter ‘’ in the ‘Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:’ field. Enter ‘’ in the ‘Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:’ field.
Click ‘Next.’

Enter your Gmail username (including ‘’) in the ‘Account name:’ field. Enter your Gmail password in the ‘Password:’ field, and click ‘Next.’
Click ‘Finish.’

Highlight ‘’ under ‘Account,’ and click ‘Properties.’
Click the ‘Advanced’ tab.
Check the box next to ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL)’ under ‘Outgoing Mail (SMTP).’
Enter ‘465’ in the ‘Outgoing mail (SMTP):’ field.
Check the box next to ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL)’ under ‘Incoming mail (POP3).’ The port will change to 995.
*The order of ‘Outgoing’ and ‘Incoming’ mail server fields varies by version. Make sure you enter the correct information in each field.

Click the ‘Servers’ tab, and check the box next to ‘My server requires authentication.’
Click ‘OK.’

Dec 28, 2004 - Exchange, General    1 Comment

How can I determine whether my server is running Exchange Server 2003, Standard Edition, or Exchange 2003, Enterprise Edition?

If you have more than one storage group (SG), more than one message database, or if your database is greater than 16GB, you have Exchange 2003 Enterprise.

Another way to verify your Exchange Server edition is to open the Exchange Server Setup Progress.log file, which is located on the root of your system drive. Search for one of the following entries:

[16:53:50] Setup configuration information: — ID:xxxxx —
[16:53:50] This is a(n) Standard version of Microsoft Exchange Server
— ID:xxxxx–


[16:53:50] Setup configuration information: — ID:62227 —
[16:53:50] This is a(n) Enterprise version of Microsoft Exchange Server
— ID:62232 —

Open / View .Bat .log files in IIS6 Windows 2003

When you try and click on a .log file served from IIS6 you receive a 404 error.

You need to look through you log files and find out exactly what 404 IIS was giving. If it was 404 with a sub status of 3, then it is denied due to MIME Type, so make sure to add a .log/bat MIME Type at the website/vdir level and it should immediately be downloadable.

You can add the .log extension with application/octet-stream in the MIME types.

However, if that vdir has “Scripts and Executables” enabled and a Scriptmapping for .bat, then you will likely see 404.2 — in which case, you need to remove the Scriptmapping so that downloading is allowed.
If it returned 404 with a win32 error of 2, then that’s a real “file not found” — look at the vdir mapping to make sure the file actually exists where you think it does.

Dec 1, 2004 - General, Windows XP    1 Comment

Use pushd to help you get back

Lets say your current directory is

and you want to get back here. Use the pushd DOS command.

pushd .

that is push the current UNC, machine, drive and directory onto the stack. Yes the “.” is understood as the current location. Then change drives, directories as much as you wish and when you get ready to come back, don’t try to remember the location or if you can’t, don’t type in that ugly path. Use the popd DOS command to get back. Type


the Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP DOS emulator will bring you back to


Dec 1, 2004 - General, Windows XP    2 Comments

Disable Windows XP’s builtin zip support

Windows XP comes with builtin support for uncompressing zip’d files. If you prefer to continue using a dedicated utility like pkzip or winzip which has more functionality, you probably need to disable the limited capability of XP to prevent interactions and problems, run the following command:
regsvr32 /u %windir%system32zipfldr.dll

Want to re-enable the builtin zip capability, run the following command:

regsvr32 %windir%system32zipfldr.dll

Dec 1, 2004 - General, Windows XP    2 Comments

Disable Low Disk Space Notification in Windows XP

You can disable these alerts using the following Windows XP registry hack:

Key: SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer
Name: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
Value: 1 disables alerts

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