Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 9 June 2001, Vol 4 No. 23

In this issue:

w   New Windows Messenger for Windows XP
w   Featured Rose City Software: Registry First Aid
w   Microsoft Security Bulletin
w   Recent BBS Postings
w   Recommended Web sites
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

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  New Windows Messenger for Windows XP

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Messenger This week, Microsoft released a version of Windows Messenger 4 to its Windows XP beta testers in an interim beta build, although it will be made more broadly available to all testers (including people who ordered the preview), when Windows XP Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is made available later this month (probably June 18th).

Windows Messenger 4 will replace the publicly available MSN Messenger. Windows Messenger expands on MSN Messenger's capabilities and adds new .NET-related functionality, such as contact notification, file and application sharing, and XP Remote Assistance.

"Windows XP opens the door to amazing new kinds of person-to-person communication," said Microsoft Product Unit Manager David Gurle, who heads the Windows Messenger development team. "Today, communication is highly asynchronous. You send e-mail and wait for a response. You call someone and leave voice mail. You send a document to coworkers and wait for them to make changes and send it back. With Windows Messenger, you know right away if someone is available and then you can see them, talk with them, and work on documents together, all in real time and at levels of quality that have been unimaginable until now."

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Rose City Software

Registry First Aid

"This is amazing! My computer was choking every day and locking up on me several times a day. I tried Registry First Aid and found that I have over three hundred bad links in my registry. I registered Registry First Aid and cleaned up that mess and have not had any problems since! I really need to thank you for giving my computer a new lease on life."

Microsoft Security

Predictable Name Pipes Could Enable Privilege Elevation via Telnet

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a total of seven security vulnerabilities in the Windows 2000 Telnet service.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (all versions)


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Recent Support BBS Postings

Unable to see Java applets in IE5 - Internet Explorer
MSGSRV32.EXE - Wasted CPU Time - Windows Me
How to restore TCP/IP (winsock) [New.Net related] - Win2K
Steve Gibson info: a "must read" - Security/Virus
Never seen a Pentium II 400 this slow - Hardware

  Recommended Web sites

Each month we will feature a few Web sites here, ones which sent us the most visitors to our Web site in the previous month. We would encourage you to visit these popular Web sites yourself!

Here are some sites in the Top 15 for May:

The Top 15 sites are listed on our Web site.

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.
Added: Your FBI File, Yes --There's One On YOU!
Updated: Web Design Resources
Updated: Windows 9x Support Page
Added: New 1-800 & Local Numbers to Receive Phone Calls For Free!
Added: New Registry First Aid utility released


Windows 95
Added: Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade

Windows 98
Added: Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade

Windows 2000
Added: Microsoft Security: Predictable Name Pipes Could Enable Privilege Elevation via Telnet

Windows XP
Added: Microsoft adds Windows Messenger to Windows XP


Your FBI File, Yes --There's One On YOU!

Who is it whose compiling files on individuals, what's in them, how accurate are they--and I bet you'll want to get your own copy!

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New 1-800 & Local Numbers to Receive Phone Calls For Free!

Receive incoming telephone calls over your broadband Internet connection from a standard telephone at no cost to your calling party.

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Dial-Up Networking 1.4 Upgrade

Microsoft has released an updated version of Dial Up Networking (DUN) for Windows 95 & 98.

Windows 95
Windows 98

Windows 98 and Windows Me Hardware/Device Driver Troubleshooting Resource Center

Troubleshooting hardware typically involves resolving a resource conflict or finding the right device driver. This process can be complex. This resource center is designed to help you find the answer you need.

Web Site

Outlook Express Tip: How to Secure your E-mail against certain viruses

Some steps to take to reduce the chance of infection.

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The AD Backup Bug: Monster in the Closet?

In this WinInfo article Sean Daily shares some rather disturbing information that directly affects those of you who run Windows 2000 networks based on Active Directory (AD).

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