The Sean Blog

  • Creating a PST in Outlook 2010

    I have a friend that is moving from Outlook 2003 to 2010, and who had trouble figuring out how to move their mail to a PST (offline mail store).  In case anyone else is looking to do this, here we go: In the top left of Outlook, click on “File”....
  • Fedora 8 (werewolf) on Virtual PC 2007

    My "Running Linux in Virtual PC" posts seem to be some of my more popular reading, so let's have a go at the recently released Fedora 8 (It's no longer Fedora Core). As with most distributions, if you try to install it right off the ISO, you...
  • Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007

    Fedora 9 was released last week, which you can download here: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html .  What's new?  Highlights from the release notes include: GNOME 2.22 . GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called...
  • Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer

    Just a quick solution in case you ever get the following message when trying to open a SharePoint Document Library in explorer view from Windows Server 2008 Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer. This is due...
  • Hyperlinks in Entourage

    I've been playing around with Entourage on my Mac for the last couple of days (in order to access my Email from Exchange while I am out of the office). It turns out that there is a curious feature missing from Entourage... You can't highlight a word and...
  • Linux on Hyper-V

    As you have probably seen on every blog under the sun, Hyper-V has released . Rather than rehash the announcement, I thought I would try something fun.  How hard is it to get various Linux distributions up and running in Hyper-V? The official list...
  • Creating an Image Map in SharePoint Designer 2010

    I’m not sure why this isn’t documented, but thought I’d share the solution in case someone is looking to create an image map with SharePoint Designer 2010.  To set the stage, I’ll borrow shamelessly from the article showing how to do this with FrontPage...
  • Can't read .chm (Compiled Help) on Vista/XP/2003?

    In my previous post , I mentioned that TechNet Magazine has their past issues available in HTML Help format (.chm) here .  If you navigate to that page (with a fully patched Vista or Windows XP box) and open one of the referenced files from directly...
  • Long URL’s in SharePoint 2010

    I had a co-worker recently ask me about some of the incredibly long URL’s now used in SharePoint 2010.  In SharePoint 2007, the URL to a document hosted in a document library looked something like http://sharepoint/sites/teamsite/project%20documents...
  • SharePoint 2010 – 403 error when updating metadata

    I have spent a month troubleshooting a crazy problem with SharePoint 2010, stumping everyone that worked on it. The problem was just resolved, and it involves something I’ve never seen before, so I thought I would share so that the solution is out...
  • How to create a SharePoint 2010 web part page that inherits the site's left navigation

    The subject line says it all… if you create a web part page in SharePoint 2010, by default you will have a page that has the top (global) navigation, but no current navigation on the left.  This may be exactly what you want, as you will have a bit...
  • Audit your Outlook calendar permissions

    By default, others within your organization can only see whether you are free or busy for a particular timeslot.  In theory, people should check whether you are available before scheduling an appointment with you, although nobody seems to do that...
  • Fedora 7 (Test 4) on Virtual PC 2007

    Two months after my Fedora Core 6 install , I am giving the last test version of Fedora 7 a go. "Don't you mean Fedora Core 7?" Nope. The Fedora folks have finally removed the distiction between Fedora Core and Fedora Extras (which I never entirely understood...
  • Virtual Server HTTP 500 Error

    There's probably a KB article about this, but I know the first time I ran into the problem above, it took me forever to find the solution, so I thought I would share it with you. If you install Virtual Server 2005 R2 (or SP1), and then Remote-Desktop...
  • Windows Server 2008 - Fine Grained Password Policy Walkthrough

    Back in March, I wrote about one of the important new features in Windows Server 2008, the Fine-grained password policy (also a great post for learning more about passwords in general).  In any case, there has been an increase in available documentation...
  • SharePoint Profile Cleanup

    I ended up having to do quite a bit of cleanup on the profiles associated with a team SharePoint server, and learned a bit in the process that doesn’t seem to be on the Internet in one place, so I thought I’d share. Note: I will touch on several related...
  • Slipstreaming SP2 into SharePoint Server 2007

    If you are performing a greenfield or clean install of SharePoint, it is a good idea to install the latest version (which as of today would be Service Pack 2 with the April Cumulative Update).  The latest install media for SharePoint, however, only...
  • Ten Themes for SharePoint

    If you want SharePoint to, well, not look like SharePoint… we just released 10 themes that look awesome! Download them here . They are packaged as SharePoint Solutions so you don’t have to do the messy work of going to all of your front end web servers...
  • Content Query Web Part on SharePoint 2010 supports multi-value lookup fields

    That is probably the geekiest blog title I have ever written.  Sorry.  This is just a very cool change between 2007 and 2010 that will probably never make it to a marketing slide, but which solves a frustration that I experienced with 2007....
  • 70-177: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring Exam Released

    Available Today! (Friday June 18 th ) Exam 70-177: Microsoft Project Server 2010, Configuring Test centers can be found here http://www.prometric.com/Microsoft/default.htm The test has been launched in English,  and will now be localized into French...
  • File System Limitation

    Apparently I am only the second person on the internet to hit this error (judging by my Bing search this morning), but I thought I would share the solution in case someone else ever hits it :). I was attempting to copy a 150 GB VHD file from one Windows...
  • Leave me alone!!! (using Lync to NOT communicate)

    Ubiquitous connectivity and communication sources are a blessing and a curse.  It is amazing that I can speak with my co-worker in Germany and get an answer as if he were sitting right next to me.  On the flip side of the coin, my co-workers...
  • SharePoint 2010– Storman on Steroids

    AKA… how to visualize the files you are storing in SharePoint. * Update on the below after having spoken with the team that runs the internal Microsoft SharePoint farm (thanks Sam for information on the impact!).  While everything mentioned does...
  • SharePoint Duplicate People Search Results (or none at all)

    I ran into an interesting issue with the People Search functionality of SharePoint today (which is the opposite of a problem I ran into sometime back, and which is also covered here ) The problem today: People results are duplicated. The problem earlier...
  • Installing SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008

    I am in the process of installing SQL Server 2005 on a new Windows 2008 Server, and ran into the following warning about missing some required components of IIS: - IIS Feature Requirement (Warning) Messages IIS Feature Requirement Microsoft Internet Information...