Disable Internet Explorer 7 Run Once using Group policy

 In this post I will discuss how to disable the very annoying feature of Internet Explorer 7: Run Once using group policy.

When Internet Explorer 7 is first launched the following welcome screen is displayed.

Internet Explorer 7 Run Once welcome screen

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New iPhone Pricing model announced in Australia – Telstra

With the much anticipated released of Apple’s new iPhone in Australia just around the corner (July 11th) major carriers in Australia are tight lipped with their pricing models. Telstra (the major telco in Australia) recently announced their pricings of the new iPhone.

New iPhone pricing break down - Telstra Australia

  • 8GB iPhone model – $279 upfront on $30/month for 24 months or Free on $80/month plan for 24months
  • 16GB iPhone model – $399 upfront on $30/month for 24 months or Free on $100/month plan for 24 months 

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How to enable disabled Outlook Addins the easy way

This post outlines the process of enabling disabled Outlook Addins using Outlook Disabled Items applet.

Not long ago I posted the article “Outlook 2003 Out of Office Assistant Error: The command is not available. See the program documentation about how to use this extension” which discussed how to enable the disabled Outlook Addin (in this case the Out of Office addin) via the Registry.

Basically it was a matter of launching the Registry Editor (regedit) and crawling to find the entry to delete.

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“Active Sync encountered a problem on the server. Support code: 0×86000108″

This posts investigates the ActiveSync error: “Active Sync encountered a problem on the server. Support code: 0×86000108″. This post consists of what causes the ActiveSync support code: 0×86000108 error, the work around and the permanent fix.

The Cause of ActiveSync support code: 0×86000108:

From Microsoft KB this error is caused by the following: “Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 changes the alert message from the IPM.Note type to the IPM.Sharing type. Additionally, Exchange ActiveSync does not support the IPM.Sharing message type. Therefore, the Windows Mobile based-device cannot synchronize the alert message from Exchange 2003. “

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