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May 28, 2006

Captaris 5.2 Install

Filed under: Captaris — stephenmuller @ 10:42 pm

Here is a trick with the Captaris Install for 5.2. 

It seems when the Captaris  SQL Installation is run the database is created ad DBO but the Stored Procedures are created under the user of the person who ran the install. So it might be worth changing this afterwards.

Thanks to Nyssa on this. Yet another good Volante worker.

May 14, 2006

Importing Virtual PC to VMware

Filed under: Uncategorized — stephenmuller @ 10:55 pm

Ihave been using vmware for a while now and as stated before very impressed. I originaly had my VHD files on my exernal drive which worked well as they were large.

When I imported the vpc files to Vmware I selected the local drive (no on the external as when the plug got knocked during presentations I had to reload the VPC, very annoying and embarassing.) anyway event though the files seemed to be on the local drive the image would not run without the external drive.

My VMware/linux guru type friend Bill Williamson who refuses to have a TECHNICAL Blog found the issue. The problem is in the <your image name>.vmdk file there is a path that still references the vhd file on the external drive. The key is of course to copy the VHD file to the folder where the vmware files are for the image and change the entry to reference it localy.

Simply open the vmdk file in notepad. Look for the parentFileNameHint entry and change the path to the local file (just remove the path but keep the filename).

Hope this works for others.


This has been around for a while but there isĀ  a beta (I think) migration tool that VMware are offereing for testing. I havent tested it yet but it has some awesome features. But it will also convert your Virtual PC files.

May 10, 2006

Offline Infopath

Filed under: Infopath — stephenmuller @ 11:39 pm

My favourite blogger has just pointed out some interesting code done by Jelle Druyts on his blog. It enables offline support for infopath forms. I havent used it yet but I will and let people know how it looks but if you are interested.

May 9, 2006

Great Sharepoint book

Filed under: Sharepoint — stephenmuller @ 6:34 am

I have just purchased a book which has been mentioned in some blogs. It is Sharepoint 2003 Advanced Concepts Site Definitions, Custom Templates and global Customizations.

This is a great book, get it. I didnt know you could customise the alert emails.

I know the new version of Sharepoint is coming out some year, but there are going to be lots of Sharepoint 2003 builds for us to do. And this book is great to brand that site and customise very easily.

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