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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: real time collaborative platform on: Today at 01:45:13 PM
There are numerous videos online that might give you more info, such as this one or this one. Project Server runs inside Sharepoint, you create a new web app for it and you have Sharepoint facilities available. I'm not a Project or Project Server user so I can't comment on the comparative functionality, but I would hope that much of the work could be done in the Sharepoint interface.
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: real time collaborative platform on: Today at 08:15:02 AM
You know, of course, that MS Project Server has now been shoe-horned into is now an add-in to Sharepoint, right? Is that what you are using?
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how to delete this empty file? (problem solved) on: May 23, 2015, 05:05:27 PM
Good deal!! I like it when stuff works. :-)

I like the software as well and we bought a license. We have a customer with a live server whose permissions are... unusual... and we are using it to clean that up, plus the places where dfs copied the bad stuff to, and where robocopy copied the bad stiff to... very useful.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how to delete this empty file? on: May 23, 2015, 09:01:42 AM
Maybe there is a permissions thing that is preventing you from seeing it? Try this - download SetACL Studio (which has a 30 day free trial) and navigate to the folder and see exactly what's there. This is useful software - it builds its display "from the dark side" tongue meaning that it doesn't ask for Windows's interpretation of what's on disk. You can see what is there even if you don't have rights to it. (The command line version is free and scriptable, but it's easier to use the GUI.)

Assuming something there is honked, change the owner and hit save, then change permissions and hit save, then see what you can do.

5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: how to delete this empty file? on: May 22, 2015, 07:10:55 PM
Did you try Move On Boot?
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Processes and/or folders to exclude from malware scanners for Exchange email on: May 22, 2015, 06:58:21 PM
Basically - what Stoic said, with caveats.

If you're going to run A/V on Exchange you should exclude the items I listed above so you don't honk your Exchange. The reason you might run it would be to stop some infected box from hitting some vector that your server's attack surface allows, or to satisfy some regulatory or company requirement checkbox. But A/V on the Exchange server isn't going to check inside the emails.

The Exchange server isn't going to open an infected email or follow a link anywhere. Users do that. Whatever you have on the users' boxes should handle that, or better, you should have a filter ahead of Exchange, like Stoic said, that WILL check the emails. Even something like GFI MailEssentials isn't that dear, especially when you think about how much your recent experience cost to recover from.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Processes and/or folders to exclude from malware scanners for Exchange email on: May 21, 2015, 09:25:53 PM
Here are the relevant sections I set up for our Exchange environment. First section for file paths, next is extensions, then processes. Adjust as needed for your environment. Pardon the wrappings, this is for MS System Center Endpoint Protection. (Every bit as good as MSE, mmhm.)

Formatted for Text with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1.      <AddKey Name="SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Paths" Disabled="false">
  2.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Datastore.edb" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  3.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res*.log" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  4.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res*.jrs" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  5.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Edb.chk" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  6.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Tmp.edb" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  7.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\Security\Database\*.edb" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  8.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\Security\Database\*.sdb" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  9.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\Security\Database\*.log" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  10.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\Security\Database\*.chk" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  11.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\Security\Database\*.jrs" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  12.        <AddValue Name="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\NTuser.pol" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  13.        <AddValue Name="%SystemRoot%\System32\GroupPolicy\registry.pol" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  14.        <AddValue Name="\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  15.        <AddValue Name="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  16.        <AddValue Name="%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  17.        <AddValue Name="%systemdrive%\System Volume Information\DFSR" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  18.        <AddValue Name="%systemroot%\System32\DHCP" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  19.        <AddValue Name="%systemroot%\System32\dns" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  20.        <AddValue Name="%systemroot%\System32\wins" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  21.        <AddValue Name="%systemroot%\Sysvol\domain" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  22.        <AddValue Name="%systemroot%\Sysvol\staging areas" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  23.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\ntds" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  24.        <AddValue Name="%windir%\ntfrs" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  25.        <AddValue Name="%SystemDrive%\DAGFileShareWitnesses\*" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  26.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\Mailbox" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  27.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\GroupMetrics" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  28.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\TransportRoles\Logs" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  29.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\Logging" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  30.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\ExchangeOAB" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  31.        <AddValue Name="%ExchangeInstallPath%\Mailbox\MDBTEMP" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  32.        <AddValue Name="%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  33.        <AddValue Name="%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  34.        <AddValue Name="D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  35.        <AddValue Name="E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  36.        <AddValue Name="F:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  37.        <AddValue Name="G:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  38.        <AddValue Name="H:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  39.        <AddValue Name="I:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  40.        <AddValue Name="J:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  41.        <AddValue Name="K:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  42.        <AddValue Name="L:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  43.        <AddValue Name="M:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  44.        <AddValue Name="N:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  45.        <AddValue Name="C:\Windows\Temp" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  46.      </AddKey>
  47.      <AddKey Name="SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Extensions" Disabled="false">
  48.        <AddValue Name=".db" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  49.        <AddValue Name=".edb" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  50.        <AddValue Name=".pst" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  51.        <AddValue Name=".ost" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  52.      </AddKey>
  53.      <AddKey Name="SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Exclusions\Processes" Disabled="false">
  54.        <AddValue Name="EdgeTransport.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  55.        <AddValue Name="Microsoft.Exchange.AddressBook.Service.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  56.        <AddValue Name="Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.ReplayService.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  57.        <AddValue Name="Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  58.        <AddValue Name="Microsoft.Exchange.RpcClientAccess.Service.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  59.        <AddValue Name="Microsoft.Exchange.Search.ExSearch.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  60.        <AddValue Name="MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  61.        <AddValue Name="MSExchangeMailSubmission.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  62.        <AddValue Name="MSExchangeRepl.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  63.        <AddValue Name="MSExchangeTransportLogSearch.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  64.        <AddValue Name="MSFTEFD.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  65.        <AddValue Name="msftesql.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  66.        <AddValue Name="Store.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  67.        <AddValue Name="MSExchangeFDS.exe" Type="REG_DWORD" Disabled="false">0</AddValue>
  68.      </AddKey>
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Dumb question but maybe somebody knows how. Probably a form of Sync. on: May 20, 2015, 09:25:20 PM
I think most of the copy/sync utilities I have seen need one consistent criterion for filtering selections. That said, it would be fairly straightforward to write in a scripting language [fill in your favorite here, my choice would be Rexx]. If I can scare up some time over the next week or two I'll have a go at it (although someone may beat me to it).
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Http vs Https Universally on: May 16, 2015, 08:45:49 AM
If it were free... then that would be a different story.

$419 seems excessive when a RapidSSL cert through Servertastic is $15.95. (And I am sure there are less expensive alternatives, but we have used these for years. Actually we buy a block at a time as a "reseller" and that drops the price down to about $10/year.)
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts? on: May 14, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
That link looks like the Pencil I recall as well.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programming/Coder humor on: May 14, 2015, 08:12:15 PM
2. Ads "related" to something describe what you are. If you code, then you are a car. Proof:
Yes, but where do fractions and Elvis impersonators fit in??
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Visualize pseudo code via flowcharts? on: May 14, 2015, 05:53:08 AM
Pencil and Dia come to mind as Visio alternatives. I played a little with both, they seemed reasonable; some types of operations seemed to be easier in one, some in the other. Links should be easy to find. There was another alternative mentioned in a thread here a year or two ago, don't recall it offhand.
13  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Judy's TenKey (10Key) award-winning calculator on: May 11, 2015, 09:23:13 PM
Actually I was using SpeQ for awhile on an old machine. It does all the normal stuff, calculations, plotting, etc but you type in the functions instead of clicking buttons. You can change a number up in the tape (or "sheet") and hit Enter to recalculate just that answer, or hit F5 to recalculate the whole sheet. Portable, or you can install it if you want a program item.
14  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Judy's TenKey (10Key) award-winning calculator on: May 11, 2015, 07:16:18 PM
Ever since I had to buy my daughter a TI 84+ CSE for school, I have been using Wabbitemu when I need [her to use] a calculator. cheesy  (No downloaded TI ROM required, and there's an Android version too!)

And since Lauren has... err... misplaced her calculator, she is now using Wabbitemu on her laptop as well when she has that sort of assignment...
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / O'Reilly ebooks & video training 50% off today on: May 07, 2015, 05:18:14 AM
"In celebration of Day Against DRM"

For anyone interested, O'Reilly (the tech book people, not the Bill) is having a 50% off sale on all e-books and video training. Offer ends May 8, 2015 5 am PT.

http://shop.oreilly.com/
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: New Virus or ?? on: May 05, 2015, 07:38:24 PM
Well, Creepy Cobwebs is a Halloween theme for Win 7 and up. Sounds like the theme picture in the middle of the list.

Do you know for sure if the files are deleted as opposed to hidden?
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 04, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
I'd say it'd be pretty easy to get lost in there...

Sometimes a mindless escape into a gadget is the only sanity break we can get. Scroll around, load a new app, check the weather next week -- then once more unto the breach.
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: sharepoint question on: May 04, 2015, 08:17:08 PM
What version of Sharepoint is it?
19  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Self Script on: May 01, 2015, 06:57:31 PM
Cool!  I will look around for a VDS help file now.  cheesy
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here? on: April 26, 2015, 05:33:15 PM
but it's also uniquely "compelling" in terms of scratching a primal itch in the way other exercises don't seem to do.

I agree - it seems a lot more "pure" than a lot of other sports. I did track, diving, and cross country in school, really enjoyed the cross country and tolerated the others! It was always a good mechanism for me to just "go", kindof back to basics.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ran a 10k race today.. any other runners here? on: April 26, 2015, 09:02:06 AM
I'd like to do more, but my ankles and knees don't like it much... but I think I need to work at it more before i hit 60 later this year. Still, I manage to do a good mud run every year with my 7-year-old. (He "accidentally" ran it with me the first time when he was 5... my wife was late for the handoff!  cheesy)
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The 2015 10th Anniversary DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Cheer for Victory Thread! on: April 25, 2015, 03:31:23 PM
Hey, the thermometer was at $14993 and I donated $7, but now it's only $14999! I forgot to take the paypal cut into account... :-(
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 17, 2015, 08:04:25 AM
It appears to be uBlock Origin in Chrome now after some sort of kerfuffle (as reported here by ghacks), fwiw.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: April 15, 2015, 05:36:33 AM
Next time you do somehow manage to get someone that knows what they are doing, get their name!
And if you have a chance to give feedback, mention their name!
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Comodo Internet Security -- a cautionary tale? on: April 13, 2015, 08:15:20 PM
- Checksum everything
- Send it to the cloud like a DNS RBL lookup
- If your PC doesn't report back in, blacklist that checksum for the next poor fellow that tries to run it  tongue
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