Tag Archives: Cheyenne

Rollout the Office 2007 Converter Pack Silently

By | April 4, 2008

Lots of companies don’t want to shell out the $$$ for going to Office 2007. Luckily, Microsoft has a file converter that allows users with Office 2003 to read and edit Office 2007 files!

My script will allow you to silently install the .exe on your users’ machines.

Just add it to a GPO

  

Download the converter pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

 

From Microsoft:

Users of the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 programs Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Update before downloading the Compatibility Pack.

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For more information about the Compatibility Pack, see Knowledge Base article 924074.

 

 

 

Solidworks 2008 SP 1.1 and Solidworks Rx Crashing Issue

By | April 2, 2008

All of the systems that run Solidworks 2008 SP1.1 at our building have an issue crashing when trying to update an assembly or running the Rx tool. I would get an error about missing dll's or a memory error and then the systems would crash. All of these systems were upgraded from SW 2007 SP2 to SW 2008 SP1.1.

 

Below is a quick fix. I hope it helps!

 

 

Display Properties Tabs Missing or Dropdown Menu Causing an App Crash

By | April 2, 2008

The COO of our company had a mysterious issue. When working in an application such as outlook, it would crash if we tried to use a drop down menu. I then also noticed that in the event viewer there was an error with user32.dll. I researched the issue with M$ and a bunch of forums. Some users said that their display properties tab was missing and sure enough… The tabs were missing from the COO’s laptop.

Below is a simple fix.

 

 

 

Recover Deleted Items From Outlook

By | February 5, 2008

Sometimes items get hard deleted and you need a way to recover them. This script will add a registry key to allow for message recovery for all folders in Outlook. Then you will be able to click on tools>"Recover Deleted Items" from any folder!

For More information on this please see: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Deleted-Items-Exchange-Server-2003-Part1.html

Sync Time With Domain Time Server

By | October 19, 2007

I have an application called PDM Works Enterprise.
When some people access the appliation the side effect is their system time slows down.
I have look on forums and called application support, but no dice.
So, I created a script that syncs time with your domains time server.
Thanks to the Windows Scripting Guys for explaining %COMSPEC%.

Backup Files/Folders If File/Folder Has Been Modified

By | October 11, 2007

At the last job I worked at they had a shared folder. In this folder they would put scanned documents. The only problem was sometimes they updated documents or created new sub folders.
This script will copy all updated files, over writing the previous ones using the date modified as a comparison. It will also copy subfolders to the backup destination as they are created.
It will not delete files if the name of the file has changed.

Now this script is a little complex, but if you follow the instructions at the bottom, you should be fine.

Remove a Printer using the Printers Name

By | October 10, 2007

When a printer dies or is replaced and a new one installed you need a way to remove the old printer from users machines. But you don't want to do this by hand.
This script can remove a mapped printer and can be added to a logon script or run via group policy.