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Sunbelt W2Knews™ Electronic Newsletter
The secret of those "who always seem to know" - Over 500,000 Readers!
Tue, Dec 2, 1997
Latest NT Update!
  This issue of W2Knews™ contains:
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<<< NTools E-NewsFlash >>>[tm] UPDATE DECEMBER 2, 1997
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Hi NT-ers,

As you know, this is the short update in between
the full issues of NTools E-News.

You just got a full E-news but there are a few hot
items that just came out the last few days, so here
is the update!

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1) MICROSOFT NIXES CONCURRENT LICENSING FOR OFFICE97

2) WINNER OF SUNBELT MCSE-CONTEST ANNOUNCED

3) FOUR NEW PRODUCT DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

4) YEAR END SPECIAL OFFER... E X P A N D E D

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1) MICROSOFT NIXES CONCURRENT LICENSING FOR OFFICE97

Microsoft recently announced that they are eliminating Microsoft 
Office concurrent user licensing. This means that you need to have
a full license for ANY workstation that might use Office at any time.
Several companies have asked us why they should still consider
purchasing our software metering product, Lan Licenser.

Here are some key reasons:
1) Under Microsoft Select and Advantage Plus licensing agreements, end
user licensing (non-concurrent) is measured as follows:
Any workstation that runs an application uses up a license for that
application permanently. The problem with this is that in a networking
environment, an application does not necessarily have to reside on a
workstation's own hard drive in order for that workstation to run that
application. The workstation can run an application that resides on a
server or on a neighboring workstation. Lan Licenser resolves this by
placing a mark on the workstation when an application is run on it
(regardless of the source of the app) in order that it may permanently
count the application usage, and therefore comply with the Microsoft
Select and Advantage Plus agreements. This is also why an inventory
asset management product would not suffice. 
2) The non -concurrent licensing is only for Microsoft Office, not for
other Microsoft products.
3) Most companies have many other products with which concurrent
licensing agreements are becoming more popular
4) Companies currently with Office concurrent user licenses may
continue. 
I thought the above would be useful information!

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2) WINNER OF SUNBELT MCSE-CONTEST ANNOUNCED

A few weeks ago we introduced our new Website and had all of you
roam around and answer a bunch of questions. I promised we would
announce the winner in the last newsletter and forgot, shame on me ;-)

Soon we will have another MCSE on the loose, the lucky winner is 
David Bernard at [email protected]! David, send us your snail mail
address and Santa Claus will get you a 40 pound package that will
keep you busy on many a dark cold winter evening .

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3) FOUR NEW PRODUCT DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

We actually have 4 brand new products on our website, and from now
on, once a month we announce these. We even have a special page
dedicated to the new arrivals so we save you some searching time.
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/whatsnew.htm

*** FAX SOLUTION
In short, we have a new excellent fax solution for seamless 
integration with Exchange, networks and Intranets: an easy 
install and very reliable: The product is called FAXmaker and 
you get a full function non-expiring 2-user license for free 
just to play around with.
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/faxmaker.htm

*** PRINT AND QUEUE MANAGEMENT
Print Manager Plus is a simple, easy, 3 minute-install type
utility that provides you with the following features:
-Tracking of printing by user(s) and/or by printer(s)
-Deny printing service to specific users on specific printers
-Denial of service once a pre-set limit (quota) has been reached
-Send pop-up messages once a user has exceeded their quota
-Automatic scheduled quota updates
-Supports ALL types of printers
-Support unlimited users on a Windows NT Domain
-Built in support for Windows NT Domains
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/printmgr.htm

*** ADVANCED DEAD SYSTEM RECOVERY TOOL
We just announced this in the last newsletter, but had very
little space to actually explain:

NT Servers simply die now and then. No way to even 
boot them! You are stuck and downtime cost is kicking 
in. Tons of users sitting on their hands. Sheer panic 
strikes, you need to get that server up & running asap!

We normally encourage our customers to download and 
eval our products. This time though we strongly suggest 
you to whip out your credit card, call 888 NT UTILS 
and get your hands on this tool immediately. You may 
need it in the next 15 minutes. We actually can get you
a Permanent Key the moment we have run your card.

Our recent surveys show that NT servers on average 
roll over and die between around 9 and 16 months. 
Workstations get unbootable at even much higher rates. 
There is a variety of reasons: data corruption, improperly 
installed software or hardware, faulty configuration, 
bad sectors on the O/S drive, you name it.

You got a Blue Screen Of Death and the system cannot 
be booted. Even if you have real time mirroring product 
or clustering set up, that box needs to get on-line asap. 
Your backup may be almost 8 working hours old. How to 
resurrect that system?

EMT, Emergency Medical Technician for Windows NT, (we 
will call it EMT4NT from now on), comes to the rescue. 
It is the first and only advanced dead-system recovery 
utility for any x86 NT installations, both WS and SV. 
Using EMT4NT you can immediately access and recover NT 
systems that fail to boot. Once you have access you can 
use your standard admin tools as if the machine were up 
and running. You just saved yourself a ton of time and 
(tens of) thousands of dollars in downtime. You are the 
hero of the day! 

Using an adjacent NT system connected with a high speed 
serial cable (a laptop with NT WS for example) EMT4NT 
allows you to:

* Copy files between the non-booting system and the 
working NT box
* Edit or delete files that may be preventing the 
system from booting
* Run virus protection and/or removal programs
* Repair damaged filesystem structures using chkdks.

You basically need this tool sitting on a shelf close 
by a server on every site you have...just in case!

The Second Module is called Complete Access:

Complete Access allows you to quickly and reliably 
regain access to a Win TN 3.51 or 4.0 installation for 
which the local administrative password has been lost. 
It accomplishes this by letting you change the password 
of any account on the machine. Using a wizard-style 
interface, Complete Access guides you through the steps 
required to locate the Registry file on the client that 
contains password information. A new password selected 
in Complete Access will be updated in the clients machine, 
and is ready for use after the client machine is rebooted.
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/emt4nt.htm


And the last new download:

*** THE FIRST RAM OPTIMIZER FOR WIN NT

It is a known fact that Memory is the main performance 
problem with WIN NT. Running out of RAM or inefficient use 
of memory can slow your systems down to a crawl. Effect? 
Complaining users, lost time, productivity losses 
rapidly mounting and management breathing hot fire 
down your neck.

Here is another brand new and unique system utility for 
NT, exclusively available via Sunbelt Software. Download it, 
fire it up and you can immediately see up to 200% improvement 
in memory reads and writes. Guess what THAT is going to do 
for your systems with many multi tasking apps!

RamCharge for Windows NT supercharges your NT system throughput

This is another one of those nobrainer products. It gives 
your busy NT system an immediate performance boost, the cost 
is very low and it is just what you need: an "Install-it-and-
forget-it" type tool. You can have it up & running in less 
than 10 minutes. None of your scarce time needed to tune 
your NT boxes, and no more interruptions by calls from irate 
users complaining about slow response times.

How badly is memory pool fragmentation slowing down your NT 
Systems? Find out now, and download the 30-day Eval copy. Get 
your systems going like a muscular cat, a blur of speed as 
it races through processes, but don't take our word for it. 
Look at the results yourself with PerfMon or WinBench...

RamCharge uses idle CPU time. Are you wondering what benefits 
you might see? Look at improved network access time, shorter 
application and database load times, elimination of Memory 
Errors, less lockups, less application errors, and more stable 
and faster running systems. Interested how this works? It's
explained on our website, it's a 200K download so only a 
few minutes. Installs in less than 60 seconds!
http://www.sunbelt-software.com/ramcharge.htm

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4) YEAR END SPECIAL OFFER... E X P A N D E D

When in our last newsletter we announced RamCharge and EMT4NT
we did not know that you would be SO interested in increasing
system performance. There were almost 300 downloads the first
day! So we decided to expand our year end offer. With every 
order you make, you are able to get RamCharge for 50% discount
AS WELL as EMT4NT for half off. You can choose one, but also
you can choose BOTH so effectively get two for the price of
one. Both these products are priced as defraggers so relatively 
affordable, but now the cost is a nobrainer! This special intro 
offer definitely ends Dec. 31-1997!
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That's all for this NewsFlash, see you next week! :-)

Warm regards,

Stu Sjouwerman

(email me with feedback: [email protected])