Monthly Archives: November 2006

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – November 2006

5 criticals, 1 Important update today.  All six are replacements for earlier hotfixes – at least for WinXPsp2, WS2003sp1(x86), WS2003 x64/WinXP x64 – which are the only 3(4 – the same hotfix applies to x64 versions of WS2003 and WinXP) … Continue reading

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Delegating Active Directory password reset rights -take 2

For those wanting to allow other users (preferably groups), inside or outside of your domain, to perform password resets but nothing more:
There are three permissions I consider part of a password…
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Customizing Thunderbird new account wizard – Putting it all together

If you have shovelled through all my blogs to date you now have the makings of a customized Thunderbird installation: An ISP file (RDF/XML) Modified mailnews.js (possibly) prefs.js localstore.rdf Modified accountwizard.xul (inside of messenger.jar) You can deploy this a number … Continue reading

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Customizing Thunderbird new account wizard – Default selection of account

When you launch Thunderbird for the first time (you have no profile), after being asked to import from other email clients you are presented with the ‘Account Wizard’ ‘new Account Setup’ screen. Your new ISP file shows as one of … Continue reading

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Customizing Thunderbird new account wizard – Customizing Window layouts – localstore.rdf

Each user of Thunderbird in their Profile has a preference file that remembers the preferred toolbars, window locations, columns in the message and folders lists, address book, etc.  This file is localstore.rdf. You can simply configure toolbars, windows, columns as you … Continue reading

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Customizing Thunderbird new account wizard – The mailnews.js file

Every preference that you can choose in the graphical interface for Thunderbird is available in a flat preference file in your profile.  If you do not have a profile, when you first launch Thunderbird the program runs the Account Wizard … Continue reading

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Customizing Thunderbird new account wizard – The ISP file

There is one file that Thunderbird needs to provide a customized new account wizard.  This file is XML-formatted, has either a .RDF or .XML suffix, and must be located in the bin:defaults\isp folder (in the case of Windows, this is usually … Continue reading

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