Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 27 April 2002, Vol 5 No. 17

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w   Desktop Deployment Resource Center
w   Security Rollup Package for Windows NT
w   Microsoft Security Bulletin
w   Featured Software: LinkStash
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

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Desktop Deployment Resource Center

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

This week, Microsoft launched the Desktop Deployment Resource Center, a Web portal that provides IT professionals with resources to address their needs in evaluating, deploying and maintaining Microsoft® Windows XP and Office XP. Resources are indexed by product, company size and stage in migration to ensure that the most pertinent information is made available based on the business's needs.

"Our goal with the Desktop Deployment Resource Center is to provide a single portal that aggregates available information and provides direct access to Microsoft's best resources for Windows XP and Office XP deployment and management," said Stephanie Ferguson, director of PC Experience marketing at Microsoft. "To realize the reliability and productivity benefits available from Windows XP and Office XP, businesses should begin their evaluation and deployment today."

In addition to the portal, Microsoft is offering courses in various locations in the USA, as well as free online Web seminars. Additional details about the Business Desktop Deployment Tour, including a listing of cities, is available at the Windows XP Deployment Tour Web site.

The Desktop Deployment 2002 Web Seminars is a series of weekly one-hour, interactive Web events that discuss deployment strategies for Microsoft's Business Desktop. Desktop deployment technologies, tools and best practices will be showcased and discussed by Microsoft product managers and deployment specialists, followed by a moderated TechNet chat session. Each session will be available on for on-demand viewing following the event and will remain posted for six months. A complete list of seminars, times and registration information is available at Microsoft's Web site.

Security Rollup Package for Windows NT

Microsoft has released the first Security Rollup Package (SRP) for Microsoft® Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (TSE SRP1). TSE SRP1 includes the functionality of virtually all security patches since the release of Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6 (SP6).

TSE SRP1 is a small, comprehensive rollup of post-SP6 fixes, and provides an easier mechanism for managing the rollout of security fixes. For more information, please refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q317636.

For more information about the security rollup and to download the package, go to the Microsoft Windows NT Server Web site.

Microsoft Security

Outlook E-mail Editor Flaw Could Lead to Script Execution on Reply or Forward

Microsoft Corp. released a patch to fix a security flaw in Microsoft Outlook 2000 & 2002.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 and 2002


Recent Support BBS Postings

Quick Launch Toolbars disabled - Windows 98
Desktop icon text has no background color - Windows XP
Ad-aware security threatened! - Security / Virus
Sound in Outlook Express - Internet Explorer
Delete some WMP skins - Applications

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Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past 2 weeks. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Buying a car - tips on how to come out on top
Updated: Internet Humor Page
Added: Free Phone Telephone Calls Still Possible


Added: Microsoft Security: Outlook E-mail Editor Flaw Could Lead to Script Execution on Reply or Forward
Added: Microsoft Releases Security Rollup Package for Win NT
Added: Microsoft Launches Desktop Deployment Resource Center

Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Launches Desktop Deployment Resource Center
Added: Microsoft Releases New PowerToys for Windows XP
Updated: Disable Windows XP Startup Screen
Added: Microsoft Posts Windows XP Direct3D-Based Screen Saver Patch


Free Phone Telephone Calls Still Possible

Can you say everything you need to say, in under two minutes, for free?

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Extract Outlook Express messages with DBXtract

DBXtract.exe extracts all mail and news messages from individual dbx files. After extracting the messages one can drag them from a Windows Explorer folder into an Outlook Express mail folder.

The program runs in Win9x, WinMe, NT, Windows 2000, and WindowsXP. Works for Outlook Express 5 & 6.

More Info & download
Microsoft Releases New PowerToys for Windows XP

Microsoft released a new version of their popular PowerToys for Windows XP. And no, you will not be able to install these Powertoys on any other Windows version.

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Microsoft Posts Direct3D-Based Screen Saver Patch

Microsoft posted a patch for Windows XP, to address the problem that if a Direct3D-based screen saver is running in Windows XP, the computer may be unable to enter standby or hibernation by using the timer in Power Management properties.

The update is available from Microsoft's Download site. The update is for both Windows XP Home Edition and Professional, and is 3.02MB in size.

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