Sunday, May 3, 2009

rpc over http


Still not working in Windows 7, worked GREAT in xp and vista.

Windows 7
rpc over http
outlook 2007
exchange 2003
sbs 2003
self-signed cert

  Tested against other clients sbs 2k3 boxes with self-signed cert and it does work.

  The difference in my config is:
1. local server name is
   (not .local – was a sbs2k upgraded to sbs2k3)
2. external url is

Vista Business Upgrade to Windows 7 RC Toshiba M400


First Attempt:

1. had 9 gig available, it wanted 12
2. warned about turning off offline folders during upgrade
3. had to uninstall
     a. Toshiba SAF-TE SCSI Processor Device
     b. had to uninstall life cam software
     c. had to uninstall virtual pc 2007 sp 1 and
        windows mobile device center 6.1,
        but it said both of these could be reinstalled after upgrade

Had to reboot once before install, where it still complained about offline folders and free disk space, which I now had 17

took about 2.5 hours to upgrade

went from 17 gig free to 25 gig free

rpc over http with outlook 2007 and exchange 2003 on sbs 2003 still does not work with windows 7 :(  I can start a vpn connection and then use outlook direct tcp/ip but this totally defeats the purpose :(

When I switch resolutions from 1400x1050 to anything other resolution I now get the black border around the display :(

Already thinking about switching back to vista.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Upgrading Windows 7 Beta to RC


Snippet from the Engineering Windows 7 blog on how to upgrade a Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 RC, tho this is not the recommended (do a clean install instead) method of installing RC

1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.

2. Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).

3. Browse to the sources directory.

4. Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad.

5. Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000 (pictured below).

6. Save the file in place with the same name.

7. Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.

Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience