Excel 2003 opens blank when trying to load a spreadsheet

Recently had a problem whereby opening a spreadsheet within Excel 2003 would launch the application but the workbook will not open. No error was shown in this case, just the blank grey background. Sometimes this can by the excel.exe remaining open and running as  a ‘stuck’ process, which can be resolved by loading Task Manager and […]

Install Microsoft Exchange 2007 Anti-Spam component

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555924 1. Log on to the Hub Transport Server.  2. Go to “Start” -> “Programs” -> “Microsoft Exchange Server 2007“.  3. Open “Exchange Management Shell“.  4. Write “Install-AntispamAgents.ps1” and press on the “Enter” key.  5. Restart “Microsoft Exchange Transport” service.  6. Go to “Start” -> “Programs” -> “Microsoft Exchange Server 2007“.  7. Open “Exchange Management Console“. […]

Windows 7 'First Impressions'

Having downloaded the Windows 7 x86 and x64 ISO’s I decided to start an install using VMWare Workstation 6.5. Using the automatic setup wizard within VMWare it picked the Windows 7 image up as a Windows Vista x64 PC, all the defaults that VMWare used for this allowed the install to begin perfectly and bar […]

Moving Exchange 2003 UceArchive folder

One of our servers was beginning to run low on drive space – alot of emails had begun to accumulate in the UceArchive so I thought I’d move it out of C: on to another drive with more space. Here’s how: 1) Open Regedit via Start – Run and type in regedit – click Ok 2) Navigate […]

Exchange 2007 can't Enable OWA for some Users

Recently had an Exchange 2007 server give the following error when trying to enable Outlook Web Access for a user’s mailbox. In our case it turned out that the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service wasn’t running – even though the startup type was Automatic. Error: An Exchange 2007 server on which an address list service […]