<<SBS News this week -- July 27th 2003>>

[Sorry Kevin this is more important]

AND WINDOWS.  It's a matter of time before a worm/virus is built to take
advantage of this vulnerability.  Patch.

His justification.... "Releasing *functional* exploit code to
the public is one of the few methods that actually make a difference
when it comes to improving the overall security of the Internet."

[Full-Disclosure] DCOM RPC exploit (dcom.c):

[Full-Disclosure] DCOM RPC exploit (dcom.c):

It sets up a remote shell and connects via port 4444.
Uninstall the hotfix and wait until further notice
MS03-029: A Flaw in a Windows Function Might Allow a Denial of Service:
breaks the SBS 4.5 boxes  [RRAS falls over and you have to remove the
Now back to our regularly scheduled News of the week...
Kevin's song of the week.....
SMB-Nation SBS Conference!
Visit the SMB Nation site at www.smbnation.com for details and online
registration. You may also register via telephone at: Domestic USA
1-800-461-1931, International 1-800-688-4890

FREE Advanced SBS Workshops in USA

Here is the current list of cities where SBS author Harry Brelsford will
be presenting a free 2-hour Advanced SBS Workshop.  This is a lecture
format similar to a Microsoft TS2 event but in-depth SBS content.  This
workshop has already been presented in 15 USA cities in 2003!

Lecture topics include SBS-specific security matters, advanced Microsoft
Exchange functionality, and advanced SBS administration.  It is
recommended you bring a copy of "Small Business Server 2000 Best
Practices" to the event for reference (please purchase in advance from
book resellers as book copies will not be sold at event).

Advanced Small Business Server 2000 Workshops
(2-hours, 7pm-9pm, FREE)

Chicago, IL                8-20-03
Cleveland, OH            8-21-03
Columbus, OH           8-22-03
Dayton, OH               8-23-03* (read important note below for this
Indianapolis, IN          8-24-03

* This is part of ComputerFest (www.computerfest.com) and will be
presented at 2pm (Saturday). Note that ComputerFest has a modest two-day
admission charge you will need to pay: $10.00. Details at:

To register, send e-mail to r**********lthmon.com and
put a city name from the above list in the e-mail Subject line.
Just in case you think those of us in Microsoft land are having all the
MandrakeSoft withdraws 'unsafe' Linux update
The Linux distributor has advised users not to install
a recent update to the Mandrake Linux 9.1 kernel, after
discovering a serious flaw MandrakeSoft has advised
users of its Mandrake Linux 9.1 operating system not
to install a security update released on Sunday due
to a serious security bug in the update. If users
have already installed the update, MandrakeSoft
urged them to downgrade to a previous version
if possible.

I think in general... it's just safe to say we're screwed no matter what
OS we pick  ;-)
I think it's also safe to say that we aren't just IT consultants around
here anymore...in our own little way we're all security consultants
Easiest to change
Hardest to convince bosses
First level of defense

Question ... which of these is the best password and will take L0ftcrack
and other password cracking programs the longest to crack?


answer at the bottom......
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Turn off the LanMan Hash... see the bottom...

Windows Passwords Cracked in Record Time
With the advances detailed in Oechslin's paper,
a hacker with even modest resources can compromise
alphanumeric Windows passwords quickly. Exposing
a weakness in Windows encryption Latest News about
encryption technology, Swiss researchers have published
a paper detailing how to crack Windows computers
protected by alphanumeric passwords in an average
of 13.6 seconds. The paper's lead author, Philippe
Oechslin, told NewsFactor that his research is not
specifically about Windows software. "I'm looking
for encryption systems where there is no random
information for security encryption," he said.

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Code could unleash Windows worm
Hackers release code to exploit flaw announced last
week. A hacker group released code designed to exploit
a widespread Windows flaw, paving the way for a major
worm attack as soon as this weekend, warned security
researchers. The warning came Friday, after hackers
from the Chinese X Focus security group forwarded
source code to several public security lists. The
code is for a program designed to allow an intruder
to enter Windows computers.

Week in review: Cracking codes
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Credit card hackers swap tricks online
Chatrooms used for sharing hints and tips in growing
business of ID theft. Thieves are using chat rooms to
sell stolen credit card details and advise others how
to hack websites containing credit information, security
experts have warned. Groups using internet relay chat
(IRC) are playing a growing role in online credit
card fraud.

ISP alleviates risk of unauthorised bank account access
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Microsoft studying multilevel security desktops
The effort is seen as critically important to
homeland security and information-sharing efforts
Microsoft Corp. is working with the government in
studying one of the most pressing challenges in
federal information security, one that is critically
important to future homeland security and information
sharing efforts: multilevel security workstations.

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Online Identity-Theft Tactic Targeted
A Los Angeles 17-year-old has settled charges that he
used fake Web pages to lure consumers to provide credit
card numbers and other personal data, the Federal Trade
Commission announced yesterday in a crackdown on a growing
form of Internet fraud. The case against the teenager,
who was not identified, is the first brought by the FTC
that targets "phishing," a pernicious scam that marries
e-mail spam with identity theft. The term is used by
computer vandals who go fishing for information. The
FBI and Justice Department also investigated the case.
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Oracle warns of three new flaws
Database maker Oracle warned customers on Wednesday
of three new flaws in its products and reiterated
its warning to businesses of a fourth flaw that uses
the company's application server. The two most serious
vulnerabilities were in the firm's E-Business Suite,
Oracle's set of server applications for managing
everything from accounting to Intranets. Both were
given the highest of three threat ratings assigned
by Oracle to its products' vulnerabilities.

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10.2.6 Security update posted
Apple has released Security Update 2003-07-23
v.1.0 for Mac OS X 10.2.6 client and server systems.
The company describes the update as: "Improving
the security of your system by assigning a disabled
password to a new account created by Workgroup Manager
until that account has been saved for the first time.
This ensures the new account cannot be accessed by
an unauthorized individual."

See.... told you we're screwed no matter what OS we choose....
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PestScan: free spyware checker
Review A free online spyware detection service,
which its developers claim is the first of its
kind, was launched yesterday. PestScan from security
software outfit PestPatrol is a Web-based program
that runs from the PestPatrol Web site, downloading
just a few small ActiveX components to a user's
computer. In this respect the service can be
compared to McAfee FreeScan.
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The Hackers Who Broke Windows
The Last Stage of Delirium, the hacking group that
laid open nearly every version of the Windows operating
system last week, could use a little sleep. Since going
public with the RPC buffer overflow bug that some are
describing as the worst Windows security hole in history,
the group has been caught in a media frenzy. The hubub
has been just as bad as when, in April, 2001, LSD broke
Argus Systems' PitBull security software in a contest
for $50,000 in cash.
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Australia to ban spam
Australia's government will ban unsolicited commercial
email later this year. The federal government intends
to introduce legislation later this year that will
ban unsolicited commercial email, the minister for
communications and information technology, senator
Richard Alston announced today. The legislation is
in response to a report by the National Office for
the Information Economy, released in April this
year, which advocated a multi-layered approach
to spam prevention.

Study: Do-not-spam plan winning support
Spam clients outed, credit card details published


Password Length Does Matter
You want your users to select passwords that cannot be easily cracked,
right? You worry that your users are selecting dictionary words as
passwords. An attacker can crack a dictionary term in less than a minute
without breaking a sweat. To prohibit users from selecting passwords
that can be easily cracked, it's important to note that password length
is often more important in password strength than the character set
used. For example, mathematically speaking, it's much harder to crack a
30-character password than it is to crack a 7-character password that
uses a bunch of funky characters. Therefore, consider configuring your
systems so that passwords have a minimum length of 20 or more
characters. To stop your users from revolting, get them to think of
passphrases, such as "This is my difficult-to-guess passphrase," (which
is very difficult to crack) instead of passwords, such as
"p@55w0rd"(which can be cracked in a few days).

Weak Windows Password Hashes Still Plague Us
By default, Windows NT, 2000, and XP store two different representations
of each password locally and on servers: the LanMan hash and the NTLM
hash. The LanMan hash is stored for backward compatibility all the way
back to Microsoft's ancient LanMan product, vintage early 1990's. It's
not really needed on a network where only Windows NT, 2000, and XP
systems live. The LanMan password representation is extremely weak, and
can be easily cracked. No matter how complex and obscure your password
is, an attacker can crack it in under a week due to the incredibly
feeble encryption used to formulate the LanMan hash.

To significantly improve your security, your best bet is to eliminate
the LanMan hashes altogether. On Windows 2000, you can accomplish this
by creating the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurentControlSet\Control\LSA\NoLMHash. On
Windows XP, use regedit to create the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\NoLMHash as a
"REG_DWORD � Number" and give it the value of 1.

Note that these registry entries only stop the creation of new LanMan
hashes when user passwords are changed. Your current LanMan hashes will
still hang around until your users select new passwords, which they
should be doing when their passwords expire every 90 days or so (you did
set a maximum password lifetime, right?). Also, note that these fixes
break interoperability with Window 95 and Windows 98 machines.
Well?  Which password is the hardest to crack?  If you guessed
I!Like!Mountain!Dew You are right! And that's pretty easy to remember
isn't it?  [well for me anyway]

Batten down the hatches and let's be careful out here....

Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz SBS Rocks [MVP]
7/28/2003, 5:08:28 AM

Office 2003 licens in terminal server 2003
1 replies , 10/31/2003, 4:50:05 PM
Hi, I have installed Office 2003 in a Terminal Server 2003 environment. During the installation I put in a General licens information (company based). After a user logged on the terminal server and enterd the "Name and Signature" information in Office, all users have the same licens information. I would prefer that the licens information would be for example company related instead. Anyone who have any idea how to change this licens info. PS! I have tried to uninstalled and reinstall. /Patrik

excel 2003 - color palette
4 replies , 8/16/2004, 12:37:03 PM
Hi, how to change color in color palette (menu Tools - Options - Color) forever not only for one active sheet? (Excel 2003) Thank for your help Milan

Title says it; I I currently own Microsoft Office XP and upgrade to a higher/current version and un install it (old version). Can I give the Office XP (2002) to a friend for her to install and use?

personal.xls in Excel 2003
2 replies , 10/6/2006, 3:46:15 PM
I am running Excel 2003 on XP. In C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\XLStart I have book.xlt, book1.xlt (my custom workbook) and personal.xls. When I open Excel, at the top it reads personal.xls. Shouldn't it read book1? Macros run fine. Anything wrong here? Thanks.

Inserting sound files in email; error (-2003)
1 replies , 1/3/2004, 5:08:35 AM
When I try to insert an MP3 file or a midi file I get this error message: > The action could not be completed. > A network error has occurred (-2003). Then Entourage won�t do anything and I have to restart it. When I read the help file about what files can be inserted this is what it says: > > Add a picture, sound, or movie to a message > 1. Place the insertion point where you want to add a picture, sound, or movie. > 2. Click Insert button, and then click one of the following options: Picture, > Background Picture, Sound, or Movie. > 3. Locate the file you want to insert, and then click Choose. > Notes > � You can add a picture, sound, or movie only to a message in HTML format. > � Make sure the file you want to add is saved in a format (for example, GIF, > JPEG, PICT, or TIFF) that is supported by the version of Apple QuickTime that > is installed on your computer. To see a complete list of supported formats, > see QuickTime Help. > Shouldn�t I be able to insert a midi file (.mid) or an MP3 file (.mp3) because QuickTime can play/read both? Do they have to be converted to .mov files first? Thanks. Marsha L. Hillson Gerace mailto:m******************e.1979@alum.bu.edu Entourage 10.1.4 (030702) & MacOS 10.2.8; 768MB RAM

Marsha L. Hillson Gerace
Excel 2003 Registry Policy Setting
10 replies , 12/2/2007, 5:22:01 PM
I could always open Lotus 1-2-3 file with Excel 2003. However, now I get a message saying " You are attempting to open a file type that is blocked by your registry policy settings." How do I access and change this registry policy setting as it was previously allowing me to open Lotus 1-2-3 files. -- BillMNJ

Office Powerpoint 2003 PC Boot problem
5 replies , 3/4/2009, 12:32:04 PM
Something (I can't find) loads PowerPoint whenever I boot my PC (running XP Pro, SP3 - not just installed). In the past I've noticed it running when checking things with Task Manager and frequently wondered what it was doing there! Over the past week or so, this load has been failing with an error pane asking me to send a report to Microsoft and do I still want PowerPoint to load and, if so, if in Safe Mode! If I say yes to loading PowerPoint and either yes or no to Safe Mode then PowerPoint will load successfully - not that I want it. I have tried "repairing" Office, and when completed PowerPoint loads without any trouble, but as soon as I reboot ... back to the old problem! Any help with this problem would be appreciated, especially to finding what is causing PowerPoint to be loaded anyway. Many thanks. Dave

My Office 2003 will not download
1 replies , 10/17/2004, 1:43:06 PM
It says it is missing a file and it will not let me download it.

Office 2003 Calendar
1 replies , 3/18/2007, 9:01:00 PM
With the calendar in "month" view in Office 2003 (Outlook) is there any way to put a "sticky note" on the calendar, that looks like a "sticky note". I use different colored sticky notes that tell me certain information at a glance and if I could do this with Outlook it would be a great help. Only a few of the sticky notes would have any text on them. When I select Notes in Outlook and choose large icons it shows what I would like to see on the calendar. Please advise.

Word 2003 - Customize Outline Numbered List
3 replies , 1/29/2009, 5:44:02 PM
am a legal secretary and part-time Support Representative for Information Technology. I have many years of experience with the production of complex legal documents. The problem I have is that for the past few years I have been getting contradictory instructions on how to Customize Outline Numbering in Word 2003. Some trainers and books say it is better to fill out the Font options for each level in the Customize Outline Numbered List dialog box to have stable numbering. Others says to leave these options blank to allow changes of formatting in text to be reflected onto the numbering. Also many Word specialists say that every level in the Customize Outline Numbered List dialog box must be linked to a style. If only 6 levels are linked for example 1-6 out of 9 levels how can this affect the numbering in a document? Finally, many Word numbering sites suggest that to ensure stability of numbering in long complex documents that it is best to reset all numbering schemes in the this same Customize Outline Numbered List dialog box. I am including a few basic screenshots to help you understand where I am going. I would greatly appreciate any information you may have on these issues. I have already gone through hundreds of books and Web sites on the subject. Including Word 2003 for Law Firms from Payne Consulting. Thank you for reading me. Marlene -- M. Berteau Support representative (Law Firm)

The symptoms are that the installation calls for the Product Key (I am using MSDN versions) and then the installation just dies. This happens for Office 2003 Pro; OneNote 2003 and FP 2003 - also for the Word 2003 Viewer (and if I remember right the Excel 2003 Viewer) although the Power Point 2003 Viewer does install OK. I have tried using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301 with no effect (once re-booting after the run; once not) This routine is suppose to asked you to specify what it wants you to tidy up. It doesn't. But goes right into Finish saying "according to your specification" (or similar words). This machine is a portable running Windows 2003 Server; Windows SharePoint Services and SQL Server 2K 3a. That however is not the problem as FrontPage 2003 was installed (and worked well) on it. [I am now hugely regretting having removed that as part of my efforts to install other parts of Office 2003 !!!] Does anyone have any additional selections apart from the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. [Re-booting after one of these installation tries always gave WMI errors so this was something close.] Mike Walsh, Helsinki, Finland

Mike Walsh
entourage sent items dont sync to exchange 2003 sp2
1 replies , 9/14/2007, 6:43:36 PM
I've been having the issue below for ages and its driving me crazy because I switch back and forth between OWA/Entourage/BB on BES ALL THE TIME and while my blackberry sent items show up in entourage and owa, and sent items from owa show up in bb and in entourage, entourage sent items dont show up in my owa/bb.... please let me know if anyone figured it out! Thanks! Scott

Access 2003 and Excel 2003
2 replies , 12/11/2007, 2:46:32 PM
Hi New to this group and being really cheeky and seeking an answer to my first question but a bit desperate so hope someone can help. I have written a large application in Access 2003 for a medium sized pc repair company. The application uses Excel libraries to produce certain reports in Excel format. The front end is all Access (with lots of VB) and the backend is SQL. The front end is distributed via lines in a login script. My problem is this. The front end is distributed to 50 + pcs with Microsoft Office 2003 installed locally on each machine. Not all the PCs run the Excel reports. It turns out, we do not have Office 2003 licenses for all the PCs but we do have Access licenses for all PCs. After removing Excel, the Access application I wrote crashed! It would be an enourmous pain to have 2 versions of the databases, so was wondering how to avoid auditor scrutiny without crashing the database on PCs without Excel. Help!!!

Outlook 2003
7 replies , 3/7/2009, 10:48:06 AM
Recently I installed Office 2007 and after realising most organisations still use Office 2003 (and all of it's constituent components) I tried to install Office 2003 before installing 2007 and now Outlook will not start. It tries to start (Frames etc. display but are not accessible) before going to the "Outlook has experienced a problem and needs to close" standard error message then when trying to restart Outlook in "Safe Mode" The error message (after it again tries to start reads "Unable to open the Outlook window. The set of folders could not be opened. The server is not available. Contact your administrator if the problem persists" The copy of Office is my own and is legal and I use it as a stand alone program not linked to a network. I suspect it is something to do with the MAPI file but do not know enough about it to fix it. Please, please can someone help?

I hope someone can help My MSOffice 2003 for students and home is installed on a laptop with Vista Basic sp2 During the last month the safety update for Microsoft Office Web Components (KB947319) has come up with the Errorcode 57A. During the last 2-3 months I have not been able to use Word as an email editor. Now I have found that I can not make a repair install or uninstall of the office program. (I have activated the "Office source engine") The installer stop with the message: "Error 1402, can not open registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\CLSID\{59191DA1-EA47-11CE-A51f}\inprocServer32\11.0.00.Chedkthat you have admitance to the registrydatabase."I did install the program"Windows Install Cleanup(kb/290301/en-us)msicuu2.exe" and run theprogram.Then i tried to install office, but got the same error message,error 1402I am the sole owner and user of that laptop.regards from Anton M

Office 2003 Small office
1 replies , 6/30/2007, 2:36:02 PM
When I use click to open a drive or folder using open File Open dialogue box, it does not respond immediately. It can take 1-2 minutes, thus it may take me few minutes to open a file in Office components Word, Excel, etc.

Upgrading from office 2002 to office 2003
0 replies , 9/28/2005, 4:05:14 PM
Follow-up to microsoft.public.officeupdate Win XP HE SP1, Office 2002 SP3 Hi, I am looking to upgrade from Office 2002 (Word, XL, OL, PP) to Office 2003. I only have XP Service Pack 1 as I found that anything from SP2 just completely messed up my computer (please don't send me comments regarding SP2 in this thread.) My question is: If I upgrade now to Office 2003, will it absolutely REQUIRE Win XP SP2 or will it install over my existing set-up (SP1)? Also, I am very comfortable with Office 2002 and everything is working as it should. Is it really worth it upgrading to Office 2003--when things are working well with my current setup, i.e. do the advantages outweigh the risks of encountering new bugs, etc.? Tx. S

Difference between MS Office Standard Edition 2003 & MS Office Standard Edition for teachers/students??? I downloaded a trial version of MS Office 2003 Standard Edition for students/teachers for 60 days. It expired without any notice and basically 'locked' all of my saved documents, unless I purchased the program, which would of cost me $149 online. I used another person's product key for MS Office 2003, but it wouldn't accept it. I would imagine that she didn't have the edition for students/teachers. My question: what are the MAJOR differences between the standard edition 2003 and the edition for students/teachers? Also, if I get this person's copy of her standard MS Office 2003, and download it, will my documents, etc., be transferred over? Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. -- Kathy, RN Ohio

Office 2003 progs overriding printer settings
0 replies , 11/20/2004, 3:01:36 PM
Hi: I recently updated our computers (5 of them) at work with Office 2003. Everything is perfect on 4 of them. One of them that uses an HP Deskjet (5150) will only print pages back to front, regardless of the settings chosen in the printer setup. It seems that Office is overriding the printer settings. This was not happening with Office 2000 that was installed before on that computer. I have reset everything countless times and re-installed the printer as well. Any suggestions appreciated to fix this. The user prints numerous multi-page docs that require the first page to be letterhead and the rest not, so this is a problem as the individual docs are all comprised of different numbers of pages. System uses Windows XP Pro, Office 2003 and the problem is throughout all office progs. There are not any other progs installed that I can test to see if it happens on a non-microsoft program. TIA

J Roberts
help installing Office XP Pro 2003
0 replies , 11/6/2006, 6:00:01 PM
I installed Office XP Pro 2003 and everytime I restart my computer, I get a Windows Installer box that says an error occured with installing Document Viewer because it's a CD-ROM or other external media. I cannot click out of it and if I hit cancel a certain amount of times, I get a Microsoft.NET Framework error that says "An unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application. Click Continue and application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. Object reference not set to an instance of an object". Everytime I hit continue, I get the same message and it won't go away. Also I clicked details and this is what it says. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at HP.CUE.Video.PlaybackControl.UpdateProgressBar() at HP.CUE.Video.PlaybackControl._ProgressTimer_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr idEvent, IntPtr dwTime) ************** Loaded Assemblies ************** mscorlib Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0 Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032 CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/microsoft.net/framework/v1.1.4322/mscorlib.dll ---------------------------------------- hpqimzone Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/HP/Digital%20Imaging/bin/hpqimzone.exe ---------------------------------------- hpqiface Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqiface/ ---------------------------------------- System.Windows.Forms Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0 Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032 CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.windows.forms/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.windows.forms.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Drawing Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0 Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032 CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.drawing/1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/system.drawing.dll ---------------------------------------- System Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0 Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032 CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.dll ---------------------------------------- hpqcc2 Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqcc2/ ---------------------------------------- hpqutils Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqutils/ ---------------------------------------- hpqfmrsc Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqfmrsc/ ---------------------------------------- hpqtray Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqtray/ ---------------------------------------- hpqovskn Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqovskn/ ---------------------------------------- hpqthumb Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqthumb/ ---------------------------------------- hpqimvlt Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqimvlt/ ---------------------------------------- hpqimgrc Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqimgrc/ ---------------------------------------- hpqntrop Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqntrop/ ---------------------------------------- Interop.hpqcxm08 Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/interop.hpqcxm08/ ---------------------------------------- System.Xml Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0 Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.2032 CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.xml/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.xml.dll ---------------------------------------- LEAD Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead/ ---------------------------------------- LEAD.Wrapper Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead.wrapper/ ---------------------------------------- LEAD.Windows.Forms Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead.windows.forms/ ---------------------------------------- LEAD.Drawing Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead.drawing/ ---------------------------------------- interop.hpqimgr Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/interop.hpqimgr/ ---------------------------------------- hpqasset Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqasset/ ---------------------------------------- hpqmirsc Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/HP/Digital%20Imaging/bin/hpqmirsc.DLL ---------------------------------------- hpqedit Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqedit/ ---------------------------------------- hpqvideo Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqvideo/ ---------------------------------------- LEAD.Windows.Forms.DrawingContainer Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead.windows.forms.drawingcontainer/ ---------------------------------------- hpqmdmr Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqmdmr/ ---------------------------------------- LEAD.Drawing.Imaging.ImageProcessing Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/lead.drawing.imaging.imageprocessing/ ---------------------------------------- hpqimlib Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqimlib/ ---------------------------------------- hpqglutl Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/hpqglutl/ ---------------------------------------- Interop.hpqvideo Assembly Version: Win32 Version: CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/interop.hpqvideo/ ---------------------------------------- ************** JIT Debugging ************** To enable just in time (JIT) debugging, the config file for this application or machine (machine.config) must have the jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section. The application must also be compiled with debugging enabled. For example: <configuration> <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" /> </configuration> When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the machine rather than being handled by this dialog. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Everything in Office works, except I cannot get rid of these two boxes. I've tried uninstalling the entire program and reinstalling it and I'm having the same problem. Please help!

Access 2003 in my Office 2003 trial
3 replies , 8/3/2005, 7:15:05 PM
I downloaded the trial version of Office 2003. When It was instaled there was no Access. Can anyone explain why this part was not included?

SBS 2003
2 replies , 2/4/2004, 9:39:31 AM
#50070: Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on SIMPSONS\SharePoint. Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

John Austin
1 replies , 1/11/2009, 9:04:00 PM
I have ms office 2003 standard, so i brought 2003 professional upgrade, when i try to install it says cannot find ms office: 97,200,XP.

Office 2003 install
1 replies , 4/18/2007, 5:32:02 PM
I am installing office 2003 from a CD, and the error file not found M4561403.CAB pops up. Can anyone help me find it?

Office 2003 & 2007
2 replies , 11/29/2007, 7:35:00 PM
I installed Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 on a VISTA OS laptop which has Office 2007 trial software on it. Word, Excel & Powerpoint installed OK, but when I open any of them I get message "Office Application Does not Match". I can use the software, but have to click OK on the error msg each time. Also when I try to open Outlook 2003, I get error msg "MAP132.dll is corrupt or wrong version". From other threads, I've seen that perhaps I should have uninstalled the Office 2007 version before installing the Office 2003 version. Should I now uninstall both versions of Office and reinstall 2003? Is there another option?

Office 2007 and 2003 on same laptop
2 replies , 2/16/2008, 11:37:02 AM
Because of the nature of my work, I need to have access to both 2003 and 2007 versions of MS Office. Does anyone have experience of having both versions on the same PC? If so are there any problems, tips, things to look out for? I am using Vista Home Premium on a standalone laptop. I know that it would be important to install 2003 before 2007. Any help/shared experience would be appreciated.

Upgrading to Access 2003
1 replies , 7/20/2006, 11:18:01 AM
Is it possible to upgrade the MS Works database program to Access 2003? Are there different upgrade CD's for each program within Office? ie. Is there one CD called upgrade to Office 2003, and you choose which parts you want, or is it application by application?

Access 2003 and Outlook 2003
0 replies , 11/21/2007, 3:22:01 PM
Working with Access 2003 and Outlook 2003, I have a database where there are customer records. I would like to link an individual customer record with 1 or more emails that are stored in an inbox. The outlook would be connected to an Exchange database..The idea is that it would when you select a customer, you would be able to see any email correspondance that you have had with that customer...Question, how do I link the customer to an email....All help greatfully received Thanks

SBS 2003
1 replies , 3/31/2006, 4:26:59 PM
Is there a separate newsgroup dedicated to SBS 2003 or shall I use this one for both SBS 2000 and SBS 2003 related issues. Thanks.

Outlook 2003 Message Tracking
1 replies , 7/27/2007, 3:16:05 PM
I have a user that want to receive delivery reports and read reports on all e-mails that he sends out. In Outlook, when I got to Tools, Options, E-Mail Options, Tracking Options, the screen is totally grayed out and I can not select the Read Receipt or Delivery Receipt. Does anyone know how to get these options back?

Selective Archiving with Exchage 2003
5 replies , 4/7/2009, 11:26:45 AM
Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel Email Client: Exchange In order to make space on my MacBook Air HD, I want to archive 2007 mail which is currently in a separate master folder (with 2007 inbox and sent as sub folders) so that the messages are retrievable, searchable and readable in the future, should the need arrive. In Outlook this was a simple matter and I could and did store each year's email over the past ten years as an archived file on our Exchange Server and elsewhere. Also, come the end of 2009, I will need to Archive 2008 messages. I do don't see any way to selectively archive messages by date - or folder for that matter. (When I switched from Windows to Mac I was able to unarchive 2007 mail onto my Mac, hence the separate folder(s)). Paul

Office 2003 AutoComplete
1 replies , 11/8/2005, 1:46:09 PM
How do you earse email adress that are stored in the Office 2003 autocomplete? Thank you,

Office 2003 Dictionary lookup
0 replies , 1/31/2009, 5:34:01 PM
I can no longer use 'dictionary lookup' in Office 2003. It no longer responds to the promt. Nothing happens. -- George

Office 2003 - open file hungapp
3 replies , 2/28/2007, 9:13:00 PM
I am an Access 2003 database developer. I have Office 2003 Professional and OneNote 2007 installed on my computer. I'm using OneCare for virus, etc. I am having a problem in my Office programs. When I try to open a file and the Open File requestor comes up, if I click the down arrow in the Look In box, the program hangs, every time. This is especially troublesome in Access, the program I work in most, but happens in Word, Excel & Publisher. In OneNote07 I get an 'initializing root folders' dialog that pops up when I click the down arrow which seems to take forever, but eventually the dropdown works. I don't use Outlook but just tried and it happens there also. If I can remember not to use the drop down but instead hit the 'up one level' button, I have no problem. I am running Windows XP Pro, on a fairly new Dell with a core2duo processor & 2 gig of memory. I DO have a long drive list -- 4 hd partitions, 2 external drives, and a card reader that adds 4 drive letters, and usually have a flash drive plugged in, plus 2 cd drives. But it seems to me that it's only been fairly recently that this problem started. I just tried it on my old, low powered notebook which also has office Pro 03 and OneNote 2007 and it happens there too. I begin to wonder if it is related to OneNote 07 somehow. I have all XP Pro and Office updates applied. Any thoughts would be appreciated. It's getting annoying! Judy PS If there's a better group to post this in I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. Thanks.

Judy Reese
Office 2003 over Outlook 2003
1 replies , 9/9/2004, 4:27:03 PM
Our company was running Office XP and then upgraded to Outlook 2003 alone. Now we want to upgrade the entire suite to Office 2003 SP1. Our images include a folder "Microsoft Office" that is only used for MS Access 97. We still require that. There is also a folder "Microsoft Office XP" that also has Outlook 2003 in it. When I create my .MST to perform the installation everything seems to work fine except it doesn't upgrade Outlook 2003 to SP1. It doesn't seem to want to install my SP1 version of Outlook. I really would appreciate some advise/help. Thanks, Vince