Lookout is lightning-fast search for your e-mail, files, and desktop integrated with Microsoft Outlook. Built on top of a powerful search engine, Lookout is the only personal search engine that can search all of your e-mail from directly within Outlook – in seconds…

You can use Lookout to search:
E-mail messages
Contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, etc.
Data from exchange, POP, IMAP, PST files, Public Folders
Files on your computer or other computers

The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer is a free “PowerToy” for Microsoft Windows XP that provides the ability to view, organize, and print photos captured in RAW image formats from supported Canon and Nikon digital cameras.

vielleicht ebenfalls interessant: Whitepaper: Viewing and Organizing RAW Images in Windows XP

On Windows 2000 the service deals with application event log event 1000 from source Userenv where the message indicates that the profile is not unloading and the error is “Access is denied”. On Windows XP and Windows 2003 the equivalent events are 1517 and 1524 from source Userenv.

To accomplish this the service monitors for logged off users that still have hives loaded. When that happens the service determines which applications have handles opened to the hives and releases them. It logs the application name and what registry keys where left open. After this the system finishes unloading the profile.

download User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

wenn du fileshares von mehreren servern auf einen konsolidieren willst – vielleicht sogar von nt4 auf win2003 – und dabei aber den unc pfad beibehalten willst (für verknüpfungen usw); dann solltest du mal einen blick auf das Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit werfen – dieses tool erledigt die aufgabe sogar ziemlich automatisch. details gibts im whitepaper

wsus ist nun verfügbar – und unterstützt windows xp, ab windows 2000 sp3, ab office xp, windows server 2003, ab exchange eerver 2000 und ab sql server 2000 sp4.

eine schöne übersicht über die unterschiede von ms update, wsus und sms gibt es hier: Compare Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and SMS

Check out this really cool little application which allows a user to configure about every setting and create a connection to a MetaFrame server or a published application. It will also allow you to create an ICA file for launching at a later time. It is a really a killer little application and I think you will find it might help.

Bandwidth Analysis Tool for monitoring ICA & RDP traffic patterns

It’s free and it monitors NT4 Terminal Server and Windows 2000 Server with Terminal Services Installed
Display network usage for any Terminal Connected to any Thin Client Server over RDP or ICA, TCP/IP or IPX
Information displayed includes Bytes transferred per second, timeout errors, %age CPU used by the connection, memory used etc.
Individual connections can be combined to display a summary of network usage, useful if you need to check traffic over a 64k or 128k line.

sollte auf 2003 ebenfalls funktionieren

MicroOLAP TCPDUMP for Windows accurately reproduces all features of the original tcpdump by LBNL’s Network Research Group, developed for the UNIX systems.
Since MicroOLAP TCPDUMP for Windows® is compiled with the Packet Sniffer SDK, it has the following advantages:

– does not require any third-party preinstalled drivers;
– works from the single 300K .EXE file;
– supports 1Gbit networks;
– may be launched remotely using Windows Terminal, Radmin, and other remote administration systems.

und das beste: “free for non-commercial use”

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) for Windows XP, including Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 contains the tools and documentation you need to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying on these platforms. Tools include the latest versions of the Microsoft Application Analyzer that simplifies application inventory and compatibility reporting, the Internet Explorer Compatibility Evaluator that assists testers in locating compatibility issues with Internet Explorer on Windows XP Service Pack 2, and the Compatibility Administrator that provides access to the necessary compatibility fixes to support legacy applications in Windows.

wie bereits einmal erwähnt kann man die remote desktop connections über die registry oder über ein script aktivieren – es geht aber noch einfacher / konfortabler mittels einem freeware tool:

Have you ever forgot to start the “Remote Desktop” option in Windows XP or in Windows 2003 server after installation? To resolve this issue you had to interactively login to the new windows you just installed, and mark the “Remote Desktop” checkbox in the computer properties…

With StartRDP you can remotely configure the Remote Desktop to accept RDP connections.