Office Communicator Custom Status Editor v1.5.3 Released!

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This releases address the issue where it would not run unless as an administrator. The problem is it modifies the system registry, and places files for communicator to find which require elevated privileges.

If you had User Access Control (UAC) enabled on Vista or 7, the program wouldn’t work as expected. Now it’s fixed, so permission is requested properly.

Also, I threw together a portable version of Office Communicator Custom Status Editor so an installer is no longer needed. This weighs in at less than 35kb.

Hope it helps another couple of thousand people have custom status or custom presences on Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.

Allowing user to “sudo” on CentOS 5.5

On Ubuntu, its really simple.

# adduser jak sudo

and you’re done!

On CentOS, theres a couple more steps.
As root, run

# /usr/sbin/usermod -aG wheel jak

then edit the /etc/sudoers file

# nano /etc/sudoers

go down and find this…

## Allows people in group wheel to run all commands
# %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

and remove the hash in front of %wheel so it looks like…

## Allows people in group wheel to run all commands
%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Once that’s done, your user “jak” is part of the wheel group, who are allowed to use sudo.