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Checking all properties of an outlook item

I was trying to figure out that where Outlook is storing the URL of the sharepoint sites that is is syncronizing to and during this investigation I run into the problem of retrieving all properties of a Outlook folder (I was suspecting that it is stored in a property of the folder).

[Edit:] After finishing this post I have found the following article: Get Sharepoint ULR and it has a hint on where is the information I was looking for and it references the OutlookSpy SW which is an easy to use tool for retrieving all propertis of any items in Outlook.

I quickly identified that the properties of a folder can be retrieved using the "PropertyAccessor" object, but unfortunately you can not retrieve all properties but only those you have the name for. So finally I have written a small VB program, that tests all the commonly know property sets for all string values and prints the results:
(unfortunately I did not find anything sharepoint related :-( )

Sub sharepoint()

Dim PropertySets(…

Exporting messages and contact from Nokia Ovi Suite

With earlier Nokia PC suite versions it was easy to export your contacts or messages to an excel file, but this functionality was removed from recent Ovi Suite versions.

After some research I have found a way to export this information. I have tried it for the SMS messages, but did not do it for the contacts, that should work the same way.

First you have to syncronize the data you want to export with Ovi suite. When you do this Ovi suite is storing this data to MDataStore.db3 file which is stored in the Users\yourlogin\AppData\Local\Nokia\Nokia Data directory. This file is a SQLite 3 database and you can download a command line program from to handle it.

You start the program by sqlite3.exe nameOfYourDatabase and you get a sqlite> prompt.

The following commands will help you:

.tables - list the tables in the database
.schema tablename - list the fields in a database
.output filemane - to redirect results to a file in your computer
select * from MessageEX - to list your s…

Installing Huawei E220 on Windows 7

I have an E220 Mobile Broadband modem and I had some probles getting it installed under Windows 7. After some experimenting I sucessfully managed to install it both under Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit.

The main process is described here:

There are 2 additional tricks needed:

1) Before this procedure install MobileConnect or whichever connection manager program form the device (you have to do this before installing the latest driver, because this step replaces the drivers).

2) After this procedure I still had only the Huawei CD device recogized and no serial lines, so from the device manager I had to remove the CD device and immediately after that, the device was recognised as composite USB device and the serial devices were recognized.

Good luck.

Trying to reach the highest disk speed on home server

Last autumn, before installing my Ubuntu home server I had great plans to do network file speed benchmarks between different operating systems to select the best operating system for my home server. The plan was excellent, but after a bit more than one month of testing I realized, that if I ever want to have that server up and running I should cancel these tests and go strait to the installation. In this post I will write about the results in that month.

Original intention

The plan was simple, I had the new hardware for the server, I had installation disks for Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu, OpenSuse and Solaris. On the client side I had a quad processor 2 gig memory computer with Windows 7 RC, Windows XP and OpenSuse 11.1 and had an older computer with and old Athlon processor running at 2 GHz and 1 Gig of memory. So I intended to install all 4 server operating systems, test them from the 3 client operating system available on the faster client machine and from the XP on the slower ma…

Linux tools for PDF processing

In the company where I work, we have some very nice Canon ImageRunner copy machines. One of the advantages of these machines is that they have fast and good quality scanning possibilities, so they can be used for scanning bigger quantities. In normal cases you can set up these machines to send the scanned documents to email addresses, or to store them directly on computers, but in my company the email size is limited to 10 megabytes and we have chip card authentication, therefore I can not set up the copy machine to store documents directly to computers.
But nothing is lost, because the ImageRunners have a web interface and I have written a small tool, to download the scanned documents from the copy machine to a local folder. The only disadvantage is, that you can only download the documents page by page, the color images in re jpg format and the black and whites in tiff.

Here are some tricks what I have used to convert them to PDF documents.

Converting TIFF to PDF

For this I have used…

AJAX Network Control Center for Ericsson W25

I have a relatively complicated network setup at home and wanted to create a frontend to them, where I can easily switch on/off the servers, manage the server and router configurations, see if the internet is up and running ans see how many client computers are connected.

After evaluating some options I conluded to use an AJAX based solution, running on the Ericsson W25 3G router. The idea was to have a schematic diagram showing all the computers on the newtork, with buttons on the computers to do management tasks.

So here is the result:

As you can see there are boxes for al routers and computers, with the power button you can swicth on or off the servers or restart the internet connection. With the setup button you can go to the management web interface for the servers or routers. In the bottom of the picture you see the clients who have got IP address, their status is checked with arping, so even with a switched on firewall you can see the status.
In the information field for the serve…