Certain Windows Server 2003 hotfixes have been repackaged to be compatible with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)


Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932132

This article lists the hotfixes that have been repackaged to make them compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
Certain hotfixes have been repackaged to replace earlier versions that are incompatible with Windows Server 2003 SP2. To install Windows Server 2003 SP2, you must first remove the earlier version of each affected hotfix, install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, and then install the repackaged version of each affected hotfix.



So I am looking to buy my own TabletPC and I am finding it really hard to find a decent website that list out a comprison (If you know one, let me know)

So here is a little summary.  Looks like it’s the new Tosh M400 for me then!

  Processor W x D x H Weight MAX RAM  HardDisk Display Type Max Resolution Cost
Acer TravelMate C213TMi Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 – 1.66GHz 31.5 cm x 23.8 cm x 3.5 cm 2.4 kg 4gb 100gb IDE 12.1″ 1024 x 768 ( XGA ) £1,153.97
Fujitsu Lifebook T4215 Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 – 1.83GHz 29.5 cm x 24.4 cm x 3.8 cm 2 kg 4gb 60gb SATA 12.1″ 1024 x 768 pixel (XGA) £1,149.97
ASUS R1 Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 – 1.66 GHz 31.7 cm x 23.2 cm x 3.5 cm 1.98 kg 2gb 120gb SATA 13.3″ 1280 x 800 (WXGA) £1244.33
HP Compaq tc4400 Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 – 2GHz 28.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 3.43 cm 2.1 kg 4gb 60gb SATA 12.1″ 1024 x 768 pixel (XGA) £1,599.97
Toshiba M400 Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 – 2GHz 29.5 cm x 24.9 cm x 3.9 cm 2.1kg 4gb 100gb SATA 12.1″ 1400 x 1050 ( SXGA+ ) £1,535.81
Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet 6366 Intel Core Duo L2500 1.83 GHz 27.4 cm x 24.4 cm x 3.3 cm 1.7kg 3gb 80gb SATA 12.1″ 1024 x 768 pixel (XGA) £1337.97
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Microsoft Device Emulator 2.0 — Standalone Release


Well thanks Jason! I downloaded the preview yesterday!

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dd567053-f231-4a64-a648-fea5e7061303&displaylang=en

Microsoft Device Emulator 2.0 is the second publicly released version of the Device Emulator for ARM-based Devices. This emulator is also being released with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK and the Adaptation Kit (AK) releases of Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
Device Emulator 2.0 release contains the same executables and DLLs as the 1.0 release that came with Visual Studio 2005. This version of the Emulator has upgraded performance and some new features. This install will replace the emulator installed with Visual Studio 2005.

So that simplifies my blog from yesterday <Windows Mobile Emulator> I uninstalled the Device Emulator 2.0 Beta and also deleted C:Program FilesMicrosoftDevice Emulator 2.0 Preview

Then installed this version (vs_emulator.exe) Strange it doesn’t add a shortcut.  I had a hunt around and it has put it into c:Program FilesMicrosoft Device Emulator1.0

The next bit was fun, trying to reassociate .bin and .nbo with DeviceEmulator.exe.  Vista just wouldn’t let me do it.  So I a cmd file in c:Program FilesMicrosoft Device Emulator1.0

So RunDeviceEmulator.cmd contains one line:

“C:Program FilesMicrosoft Device Emulator1.0DeviceEmulator.exe” %1

Thats it’s.  Now I can associate the cmd with .nbo and .bin yippy!

So the new steps as the same as the old one, but install the released emulator

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Ohh baby, baby.

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sp2.mspx

Whats new? well these bits are!


A new event log event has been created to address certain situations in which the Cluster service account becomes excessively restricted by domain policy.

Data access components

XmlLite is new with Windows Server 2003 SP2. XmlLite is a fast, low-level, native XML parser with a small memory footprint. 

Distributed systems

New options have been added to the Dcdiag.exe Domain Name System (DNS) tests.

File systems

Icacls.exe is an upgrade of the Cacls.exe tool in Windows Server 2003 SP2, and can be used to reset the access control lists (ACLs) on files from Recovery Console, and to back up ACLs. Also, unlike Cacls.exe, Icacles.exe correctly propagates the creation of inherited ACLs and changes to them.

Microsoft Message Queuing

The default storage limit for message queuing has been changed to 1 gigabyte (GB).

Networking and communications

  • This version of Windows Server 2003 SP2 includes an update that enables you to simplify the creation and maintenance of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) policy.
  • Group Policy support for non-broadcasting networks and Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) settings has been added to the Windows wireless client in Windows Server 2003 SP2.
  • The Windows wireless client now supports WPA2, which enables you to take advantage of high levels of standards-based connection and encryption security.

Windows Deployment Services

Starting with this version of Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Remote Installation Services is replaced by Windows Deployment Services.


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A troubleshooting guide to the Exchange Calendar Update Tool (Msextmz.exe)

Humm, a bit late me thinks.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;934001

The Exchange Calendar Update Tool (Msextmz.exe) is the tool that Exchange administrators can use to apply time zone changes to a calendar for one or more users. The Exchange Calendar Update Tool uses the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook (the Outlook Time Zone Data Update tool or Tzmove.exe) to update Exchange calendar information. This document describes how the Exchange Calendar Update Tool works. This article also contains some of the common error results that you may experience when you run it.