Archive for September, 2006
Sep 15, 2006
It’s always the little things that impress me the most. I guess that’s because I don’t expect developers to pay attention to the little things when they’re working on so many big things.
One such example is the File Tranfer Status window in Windows Vista. I guess I expected to still see the folders with flying documents, but today when I was transferring a large set of files, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new file transfer window. This one is not only pretty, but useful! Take a look… it shows you the actual file transfer speed (averaged, so it’s More >
Sep 13, 2006
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I recently ran across an interesting problem at a client with a server running Windows Server 2003. After installing Service Pack 1, the Printers window was completely empty. The printers were still visible from other computers over the network, but they were missing when viewed from the console. The problem ended up being that the file PRINTUI.DLL was deleted during the service pack installation. Apparently, the same problem happened at this client after installing Windows XP SP2. The solution was quite easy — just copy PrintUI.dll from another computer running the same operating system.
I haven’t run across this anywhere else, More >
Sep 1, 2006