May 2010 - Posts

"GodMode" Cool Hidden feature in windows7 and windows 2008R2

If your using windows7 or windows 2008R2 you can setup this shortcut to access Extented Control Panel in GUI.

What is God Mode? This is a secret Windows 7 Feature (If you can call so!!), which provides you an extended control panel to control your machine.  Here are the Steps to invoke the God Mode:
Create a new folder (right-click and click on “New Folder”). Right-click on the folder and click on rename, copy and paste this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

This folder will now be a shortcut to the Windows 7 God Mode. The Godmode allows you to quickly access many Windows 7 functions via a GUI.


Source: John Ferris's Blog  and

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Exchange 2010 EMC taking long time to display Outlook Web App Properties

We have deployed Exchange 2010 in co-existence with Exchange 2003/ 2007 (Multi site deployment). After installation of Exchange 2010 we are facing this issue.

1. Exchange 2010 Console taking long time to retrieve the objects. Ie we try to see the outlook Web App in Exchange 2010 its takes about 2 hrs to get the details.


Its more than 2hrs to get the owa default web site details:


we also tried with PS command “get-OwaVirtualDirectory” to see the behavior of the command, this particular cmdlet searching all the exchange server’s OWA virtual directory and get the result because of this its taking long time to show the Outlook Web App (OWA default web site).

I’m working with MS support team to find the exact cause and solution.

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Community Impact Award 2010 Winner announcement from Microsoft India




Best User Groups Award Winners Winners


Best Tier-1 Developer User Group - Microsoft Developer User Group Hyderabad

Best Tier-1 IT Pro User Group - Bangalore IT Pro User Group (BIT Pro)

Best Tier-2 Developer User Group - Kerala Microsoft User Group (K-MUG)

Best Tier-2 IT Pro User Group - Ahmadabad SQL Server User Group

Top Community Contributors (Annual) Winners


Best Developer Community Contributor - Pinal Dave (Gandhinagar SQL Server User Group)

Best IT Pro Community Contributor - Ashwin Kini (Mumbai IT Pro User Group)

Top Community Contributors (Quarterly) Winners


Best Tier-1 Developer UG Contributor - Chandra Shekhar Thota (Microsoft User Group Hyderabad)

Best Tier-1 IT Pro UG Contributor - S. Kaliyan (Bangalore IT Pro User Group)

Best Tier-2 Developer UG Contributor - Sathya Narayanan (CBE User Group)

Best Tier-2 IT Pro UG Contributor - Soumitra Sen Gupta (Windows Support User Group Siliguri)

Special Mention Awards Winners


Turnaround Champion of the Year - Ravi C Kumar (Chennai User Groups - Developer & IT Pro)

Most Improved User Group - Mumbai IT Pro User Group



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