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May 242003

The latest and greatest PDF document for the Windows XP Service Configurations is posted: ~ 181,715 bytes ~ 44 pages ~ Printable Revision 3 ~ May 24, 2003 The updated Windows 2000 Service Configurations will be posted ASAP. This update expands the definitions of a few services, includes some strange processes explanations, as well as addresses several grammar and punctuation issues.

May 192003

Warning: If you receive an E-Mail message from "," with a size of 69 KB to 72 KB, do not open them. It is a virus that will spread to everyone in your address book (if you use OE). So far, I have received the following subject lines today: Re: My application Re: Movie Re: My details More information on how you can protect yourself from such an attack is located in the E-Mail Filtering Guide. I hope this infestation does not get as out of hand as KLEZ did. [Continue Reading]

May 182003

The latest and greatest PDF document for the Windows XP Service Configurations is posted: ~ 164,655 bytes ~ 40 pages ~ Printable Revision 2 ~ May 18, 2003 The updated Windows 2000 Service Configurations will be posted ASAP.

May 182003

After playing around with various network configurations for the last couple of hours, I found that my original setup is the best, for now. However, I will make another attempt next weekend. Currently, all services should be up and running. Thank you for your patience.

May 172003

I must have hit the "big time": I received a virus in my E-mail today with the subject line of "Just Pure BV." If you have not guessed, that has been my motto for quite awhile now. Either I made someone angry and they are trying to tarnish my good name for the fun of it, or it is a major coincidence. If you care, a screen shot is available [link removed]: (22 KB .gif)

May 162003

Intermittent network connectivity will occur throughout the weekend. I am fine tuning my configuration and working on improving access bandwidth as well as increasing control. Thank you for understanding while I take this opportunity to geek out on a new setup.

May 112003

I have updated the look of all but one of my guides. After working on the domain for the last 10 hours straight, my wrist hurts and I am tired. Hopefully, I will get the last one done tomorrow and start working on updating the services PDF documents. I appreciate your patience while I “once again” put myself through a major change. The good news? Now that I have a format that I like, I will be finally posting additional guides. Stay tuned!

May 112003

I posted an update to all services configuration and information pages. This update puts them inline with currently released Service Packs. Windows 2000 Services Configuration Windows 2000 Services Information Windows XP Services Configuration Windows XP Services Information This update does not include a reposting of the applicable PDF document. I will update that as soon as I can.

May 112003

Plenty of updates have been happening in the background. Don’t think that I forgot about the site! I have been working on updating all of my guides to be a little bit more user friendly and consistent. Hopefully, this will make the articles easier to understand and more valuable to my readers.

May 042003

PCWorld mentions the Windows XP Services page in the May 2003 issue of PC World Magazine. Even though the link is quoted in the article as, the actual link is Other articles they allude to are: Windows XP Home Install Guide Windows XP Professional Install Guide