All posts by Nathan Winters

Adding pictures and links to forum posts

Hi All,

After Conroyd mentioned he had problems with adding links and pictures to posts a while ago, I have now finally found some time to do some testing of this.

Using a standard user account, I created a post in the miscellaneous forum section which you can see from the link below:

In order to create the links use the small globe and chain icon on the toolbar.

To add pictures you need to switch to html mode using the button at the bottom of the entry box and then enter code similar to the?following:” width=200>

Note you must link to a picture hosted elsewhere as we don’t have space to host pictures on the site.



A New Way to blog…

Having finally managed to get a break from work this week (I believe it is called a holiday!) I have had some time to catch up with some developments in the Internet Community.

One of my favorite is this new way of blogging. Called Windows Live Writer, it is a beta application which can be found here:

Basically it allows you to prepare and then upload posts from an app on your machine as opposed to simply using the web interface of your blog. Although it is perhaps not a fully featured as Word 2007 it is a dedicated app for blogging and therefore maybe simply and more focussed.

I hope you find this interesting.



Errors on the Site


This is by way of an appology; I have just noticed that the articles and th links section were not working.

This was caused by not updating the path to the relevant ASPX files when moving to the host server.

Sorry I didn’t notice this sooner.



Post times

Just to let people know.

If you want your posts to appear at the correct time rather than the server time (EST) then you need to setup your time zone for your user account.

This can be done in your profile.



A Public Folder permissions issue


This is an issue that was discussed recently on the Mark Minasi forums ( which I thought might help others with similar public folder permissions problems.


The issue was that an Exchange server had a functioning e-mail enabled public folder on an Exchange 2003, where some user can read and some can delete?content. It was created and configured before I the current administrator started the job.

At this point there came the need to?give another user?the delete permission. The problem was, that when the admin clicked on the?”Client Permissions” button in System Manager for this folder, the dialog box “Client Permissions” has no entries at all. And that’s strange, since the permissions once granted seem to nonetheless be in effect.

One thing that stands out with this particual folder, is its owner (otherwise there are nothing out of the ordinary with it). The (AD) owner of this folder is MY_OLD_SRV$, wherefrom it was once migrated. Other folders have either MY_CURRENT_SRV$ or SYSTEM as owner (even those created on the old server).

Having looked at this is seemed that maybe something had been corrupted on migration. I suggested that the admin should try to recreate the correct permissions.

When the admin tried adding permissions he found that he couldn’t add any entries in Client Permissions. When clicking OK, he got the following error message:

“Invalid windows handle
ID no: 80040102
Exchange System Manager”

While not wholly satisfying, at least this?provided something to Google for. First stop was Q313333, in which a tool is discussed, PFInfo, for exporting, editing, and importing permissions. Thing was, it’s not downloadable, but you have to call Microsoft and ask for it.

So a little more?Googling turned up a blog entry?( another utility was discussed, PFDAVAdmin, which you can use to manage public folder permissions etc, and this was downloadable from Microsoft.

Having?downloaded and installed the tool it was then possible to check the actual Client Permission-entries for the folder with this utility, and also edit them without any trouble.

Now everybody is happy.


It has been brought to my attention that this tools is now available here:


Hope this helps someone,



Inauguaral Meetings infomation


I have managed to sort out the details of our first meeting. There will be two meetings on consecutive days so that we can hopefully attract people both outside and inside the M25.

The first meeting will be on the 13th September 2006 and will be a MS UK HQ in Thames Valley Park in Reading. The second will be at MS in Soho, London on the 14th.

(For those who live too far away for these venues please have a think about locations where you would like a meeting and we will see what we can do)

The agenda for the meeting wil be as follows: (although I may tweak the timings slightly)

18:00 – 18:30????????????Arrival

18:30 – 18:40????????????Introduction to the aims of the group

18:40 – 19:20????????????First Session by Eileen Brown – An Introduction to Exchange 2007

19:20 – 19:40????????????Food!

19:40 – 20:15????????????Second Session by Nathan Winters – An Overview of Mobility with 2003 SP2

20:15 – 20:45????????????Final Session by Eileen Brown – An Introduction to Exchange 2007?Unified Comms showing how to access you mailbox by phone!

20:45 – 21:00????????????Questions and Answers and suggestions for the group for future meetings.

21:00????????????????????????The End!

To sign up see the threads here:





Thanks and looking forward to meeting you.