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Windows-Help.NET Newsletter18 Dec. 1999, Vol 2 No. 50

 Windows 2000 goes GOLD


by Arie Slob


Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

After many delays, two and a half year of alpha/beta releases, Windows 2000 has finally gone Gold with Build 2195. Windows 2000 Build 2195 is the final build of the long awaited Windows 2000 Operating System.

Going "GOLD" means that the code is fixed, and will be released to manufacturing (RTM).

"Our customers have been intimately involved in the development process for Windows 2000 since its inception and they expect nothing less than the highest-quality, most reliable platform on which to run their businesses," said Steve Ballmer, president of Microsoft. "We've heard from our customers loud and clear that Windows 2000 is now ready to support their demanding needs, so we're proud to release Windows 2000 to manufacturing today."

General availability of Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server begins on Feb. 17, 2000. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is expected to be available approximately 90 to 120 days later.

You can find more information on Windows 2000 on the Windows-Help.NET Web site.


Tweaking Toolbox for Windows

A new version of Tweaking Toolbox for Windows (TTW) was released recently. Designed to make changes to the Windows registry, TTW allows you to customize and/or change the Desktop, Start menu and several other settings to optimize Windows without having to edit the registry. For a complete overview of the software, please refer to the TTW Functions page.

Windows 95/98/NT
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Microsoft DLL Help database

The purpose of this site is to help Developers and IT Professionals better handle file version conflict problems - a situation commonly referred to as DLL Hell. This tool provides a list of file names and versions, along with other information, from major Microsoft products.

Created by Microsoft Developer Support Professionals, it provides a searchable database of the names, versions, and related information on most files that ship with selected Microsoft products. Use this site when you want to know which version of a file shipped with a particular Microsoft product, or as a way to track the source of a file on your system that you think might have shipped with a Microsoft product. Please note that this tool does not provide file dependency or interdependency information, nor does it provide direct links to download the files listed in the database.

Microsoft DLL Help database.


You can find many DLL's in The DLL Archive.


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  Highlights  

The Speediest Mouse Ever is Now Available!

The new Razer Boomslang 2000 mouse offers cutting edge technology, excellent performance, and helps to prevent repetitive strain injuries!

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Try Pagoo and Never Miss Another Telephone Call!

Receive telephone messages while online without disconnecting, with the innovative new software, Pagoo.

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Netscape acknowledges security flaw in Communicator

According to this PC Week article, America Online Inc.'s Netscape division acknowledged yesterday that a security flaw can allow a hacker to break the password code in the e-mail component of the Communicator Web browser.


Internet Connection Sharing

With ICS you can share a single Internet Connection across your (home) network, making it easier to connect to the Internet from your Networked computers.

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Windows Tip
Troubleshooting: Fatal Exception 0E Errors

The Fatal Exception errors related to 0E (that's zero E) are hard to track down. I'm not pretending that I have all the answers for you here, but I will attempt to list some things that have fixed this problem for a number of users.

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Windows 98 Tip
Change the Refresh rate of your Graphical Adapter
You can change the Refresh rate of your Graphics Adapter easily, for more information see this document.


Universal Serial Bus (USB) & Windows 9.x.
Windows 95 OSR 2.1 added some limited USB support, but Windows 98 has better native support for this technology.

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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for "Malformed Security Identifier Request" Vulnerability

Anthony Osborne of the Security Labs of Network Associates discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows NT®. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to cause a Windows NT machine to stop responding to requests for service.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

More information


Patch Available for "Syskey Keystream Reuse" Vulnerability

Bindview's RAZOR Security Team discovered a vulnerability in Syskey, a utility that provides additional protection for Microsoft® Windows NT® password databases. The vulnerability allows a particular cryptanalytic attack to be effective against Syskey, significantly reducing the strength of the protection it offers.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

More information

  Web site updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.

InfiniSource.com
Added: Patch Available for "Malformed Security Identifier Request" Vulnerability (WinNT)
Added: Patch Available for "Syskey Keystream Reuse" Vulnerability (WinNT)
Added: Try Pagoo and Never Miss Another Telephone Call!
Added: Windows 2000 goes GOLD
Added: The Speediest Mouse Ever is Now Available!

Windows-Help.NET

Windows 98
Updated: Problems running ScanDisk and Defrag
Added: Fatal Exception 0E Errors
Updated: Multiple display support
Updated: Problems Accessing Windows Update

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