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February 2007

Microsoft announced today that they have released Service Pack 2 for SQL server 2005. This is the long awaited update that makes it Vista compatible. Key enhancements to SQL Server SP2 include the following: — Data Mining Add-ins for the 2007 Microsoft Office system enable data mining functionality from SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) to […]


Many times a UNC path does not work properly in a command line bat file. This is a hold over from DOS, a compromise to ensure backward compatibility. I have found a little known command (At least to me). Actually there are two of them. PUSHD, and POPD Call PUSHD with a UNC share as […]


Here is an interesting one. I found a way to take the %date% environment variable, and turn it into a valid string for a filename – without any extra programs or scripts. For the longest time I used a little utility I created to do this. The problem with that is the utility needs to […]


We have just added a new feature to Network Administrator. It allows you to audit and verify that the Daylight Saving patch (For USA and Canada) has been installed. This works for our patch, and Microsoft’s. (It will even tell you when you have the older, incorrect version of the MS patch) In addition we […]


I would have never thought we would have gotten so many emails for a Windows 98 DST Patch. If you missed it, we have created an unofficial patch for Windows 2000 that updates it to the new Daylight Saving Time enacted here in the United States. Microsoft is not providing one since Windows 2000 is […]


Seems like we see a new one of these every day. The unfortunate fact is that you can’t really trust any attachment you get in your email these days. Microsoft has released security advisory 932553. It allows an attacker to execute code on your PC if they can get you to open a specially crafted […]


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