Archive for September, 2009

This fix completely solved it!

Well, it cost me a support incident at MSFT so hopefully what I learned
will help others.

I am running Outlook 2007 as part of Office 2007 Ultimate on Windows XP
SP2.

There have been numerours threads around with people complaining that
searching in instant search in Outlook 2007 or through Windows Desktop
Search 3.0 doesn’t return any results. Some have said that PST files
work fine but results from Exchange mailboxes were missing.

The solution on my machine turned out to be related to the fact that
the Exchange 2003 system management tools were installed on my
machine.There was a problem discovered whereby the Exchange tools
replace certain MAPI DLL files used by WDS and the DLLs used by the
Exchange tools don’t support WDS. Unfortunately there isn’t any logging
that this is actually occuring so it makes it hard to figure this
problem out.

The solution to the problem is to run the fixmapi.exe tool located in
your system32 directory and then reboot. You can run fixmapi.exe from
the command line if you like. Please note that fixmapi.exe does not
write anything out to the screen so it seems like it runs for a second,
exits and has done nothing. This is normal. Just run it and reboot.

There is a KB article on this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927676

After your computer reboots you will need to rebuild your index and
open Outlook so that indexing can begin.

That should fix it.

So, if you’ve got the Exhcange management tools installed on your
machine and are having problems with Outloook 2007 instant search not
returning any result then this should hopefully fix it for you.

Good luck.

Thanks,
Brian

(BJS)

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook/browse_thread/thread/a5cb5f6d30df747e/ca7080cef90939ec

A giant rat has been discovered in Papa New Guinea. Lock up your children!

A new species of giant rat has been discovered deep in the jungle of Papua New Guinea.

The rat, which has no fear of humans, measures 82cm long, placing it among the largest species of rat known anywhere in the world.

The creature, which has not yet been formally described, was discovered by an expedition team filming the BBC programme Lost Land of the Volcano.

It is one of a number of exotic animals found by the expedition team.

Like the other exotic species, the rat is believed to live within the Mount Bosavi crater, and nowhere else.

“This is one of the world’s largest rats. It is a true rat, the same kind you find in the city sewers,” says Dr Kristofer Helgen, a mammalogist based at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History who accompanied the BBC expedition team.

Crater (BBC)
Very few people – even the Kasua tribe – venture inside the crater

Initially, the giant rat was first captured on film by an infrared camera trap, which BBC wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan set up in the forest on the slopes of the volcano.

The expedition team from the BBC Natural History Unit recorded the rat rummaging around on the forest floor, and were awed by its size.

Immediately, they suspected it could be a species never before recorded by science, but they needed to see a live animal to be sure.

Then trackers accompanying the team managed to trap a live specimen.

“I had a cat and it was about the same size as this rat,” says Buchanan.

The trapped rat measured 82cm in length from its nose to its tail, and weighed approximately 1.5kg.

It had a silver-brown coat of thick long fur, which the scientists who examined it believe may help it survive the wet and cold conditions that can occur within the high volcano crater. The location where the rat was discovered lies at an elevation of over 1,000m.

Initial investigations suggest the rat belongs to the genus Mallomys, which contains a handful of other out-sized species.

It has provisionally been called the Bosavi woolly rat, while its scientific name has yet to be agreed.

The giant rat was first sighted using an infrared camera trap

Other rodents, the group of animals that includes rats, grow to a bigger size.

For example, the largest rodent of all is the capybara, which lives in or near freshwater in South America.

It can grow up to 130cm long and weigh up to 65kg.

The Philippines is also home to a few species of cloud rat which can reach over 2kg in weight.

Ogre-faced spider

But of the true rats, which includes urban brown and black rats that belong to the genus Rattus, few can match the new species.

In 2007, an expedition to New Guinea led by Conservation International discovered another closely related giant woolly rat, which can weigh up to 1.4kg. It also belongs within the genus Mallomys.

However, that species lives in the Foja Mountains, part of the Mamberamo Basin.

Mount Bosavi, where the new rat was found, is an extinct volcano that lies deep in the remote Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

The expedition team entered the crater to explore pristine forest, where few humans have set foot.

Even members of the Kasua tribe, who acted as trackers for the expedition, live outside the crater, which is 4km wide and has walls up to 1km high, trapping the creatures that live within.

The island which includes Papua New Guinea and New Guinea is famous for the number and diversity of the rats and mice that live there.

Over 57 species of true “Murid” rats and mice can be found on the island. The larger rats are often caught by hunters and eaten.

Broadcast of The Lost Land of the Volcano series will begin on BBC One on Tuesday 8 September at 2100 BST. The discovery of the Bosavi woolly rat is broadcast as part of the series on BBC One on Tuesday 22 September.

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