September 14, 2000

Moving Mailboxes from 5.5 SP2 to SP3 on Win2000

Question: I have an Exchange 5.5 installation on a Windows 2000 box with SP3, and I want to move approximately 1,500 mailboxes there from am Exchange 5.5 SP2 box on Windows NT 4. What is the best way and do I need to upgrade the existing box to SP3 before

Restricting Users View on Others’ Mailboxes

Question: My users are able to go to File > Open > Other User’s Folder and view anyone’s mail. What am I missing? I thought this was a simple setting somewhere but I can’t recall. Please help. I can’t give my users the ability to view the high-chieftain’s e-mail! Thanks.

Event for Posting New Items to a Folder

Question: I have been asked to write a script that will send an e-mail to a distribution list if a new item is placed in a public folder. I have two questions: Will the posting of a file (.xls, .doc, etc.) in a public folder trigger the new item posted

Unable to Update Public/Free Busy Data

Question: I have one user who is getting an error when he has Outlook open. He’s unable to update public/free busy data. He’s the only user at that location who has this problem. I’ve reinstalled Outlook 2000 and SR1, and recreated the mailbox on Exchange. Everyone has permissions to be

Moving Large Mailboxes Overseas

Question: We currently have three Exchange 5.5 SP3 servers in California. We’re going to add one server in London and use x.400 connectors, but we’re not sure what the best way to move mailboxes is. I’d like to just use the admin tool, but the VPN link is not always

Create a NNTP Offline Server

Here’s the code to simulate a simple NNTP server that provides offline news reader support to WebReader. Hope you enjoy it. import java.util.*; import*; import*; class nntpServer { public nntpServer() { ServerSocket nntp_socket = null; Socket inbound = null; Thread nntp_thread;/*********************************************//* Open a new socket connection on the

Static and Object Initializers

Two types of initialization blocks (anonymous blocks) can be used to initialize class or instance variables in Java. To intialize instance variables, {} block can be used; this block functions similar to a zero-argument constructor. It is useful in anonymous classes where a named constructor cannot be usede.g. class testInstBlock

HTML to HLP Converter

Download this tool and convert any Java API downloaded from the into Windows Help format, the advantage of this is that you can use the inbuilt Search facility that comes along with Windows help, all the other advantages of windows help. Also, you can use hh.exe with the Java

Checking for Null After New

In lot of places, I have seen developers doing a ‘new’ to instantiate a user-defined data type (Objects) and then later in the source code checking whether this new Object is referring to null or not by doing a (Object == null). This check is not required in Java because

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