January 2009 - Posts
There is a tool that can be used to update a RoundTable device which is RTManage.exe, we can use OCS Software Update Server to do this job as well.
RTManage.exe is a tool you can use to manually update the Roundtable device without requiring the OCS Software Update Server. Once you download and install the tool, the usage is via the command line. All you need to do is connect the device via a USB cable to your machine and you should be able to update it via this tool.
Read more at source: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/01/23/355.aspx
If you are a Sybari Antigen 8.0 for Exchange or SMTP Gateways customer, check this out:
Microsoft has decided to extend the end-of-life for Sybari Antigen for Exchange 8.0 and Sybari Antigen for SMTP Gateways 8.0 from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2009. This decision was made to accommodate the antivirus needs of customers who are still running versions of Exchange prior to Exchange 2000 and who have requested additional time to upgrade in 2009.
The terms of the Sybari Antigen for Exchange 8.0 and Sybari Antigen for SMTP Gateways 8.0 end-of-life extension are as follows:
- No product support will be provided after December 31, 2009.
- Customers will not be able to receive antivirus engine definition updates after December 31, 2009.
- New customers will not be allowed to acquire or deploy Antigen for Exchange 8.0 between December 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. Only customers currently running Sybari Antigen for Exchange 8.0 or Sybari Antigen for SMTP Gateway 8.0 will be supported.
- If an existing Sybari Antigen for Exchange 8.0 or Sybari Antigen for SMTP Gateway 8.0 customer has a contract that expires between now and December 31, 2009, Microsoft will only extend the licensing agreement for the 8.0 version until December 31, 2009.
If you are an existing Microsoft customer, please contact your Microsoft Account Manager to extend your license .cfg files for these products. If you are not an existing Microsoft customer, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to extend your license .cfg files for these products.
Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/fss/archive/2009/01/06/end-of-life-extension-for-sybari-antigen-8-0.aspx
Here is a nice one, do you know that when we change the time zone information on a server running Hub Tranport the new configuration will be applied after a restart of the Exchange Transport Service? Yes, it's true, and there is a kb for that, check this out http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/960963
If you are moving from Lotus Dominio to Exchange Server and you are having some issues to move attachments larger than 28/29MB and you are also running Exchange Server 2007 on top of a Windows Server 2008, this kb was made for you :)
The issue is caused because IIS 7 has a default limit of 30,000,000 bytes and to change the default behavior we need to add a line to the web.config file containing a key named MaxAllowedContentLength with a value that is higher than the attachment that you are going to move.
The process is explained in this following kb: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959955/en-us
I hope you all had a wonderful Christimas and a happy new year!
I know that is not a really recent news but I would like to share with you guys the DPM 2007 SP1 release. There are new improvements and support to the new technologies of the products protected by DPM, such as: Hyper-V, SQL 2008 and Exchange Server 2007 (SCR feature).
You can get the DPM 2007 bits in the following links:
Here are some of the new features of this new release:
Service Pack 1 for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 provides continuous data protection for Windows application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media and includes the following expanded capabilities:
- Protection of Hyper-V™ virtualization platforms, including both Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server, has been added to the existing set of protected workloads, building on the virtualization protection originally delivered for Virtual Server 2005.
- Enhanced SQL Server 2008 protection, including the addition of new protection capabilities for mirrored databases, support for parallel backups of databases within a single instance, and the ability to move data from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 for migration scenarios.
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 receive index protection, significant catalog optimization, and support for mirrored content databases.
- Added protection for Exchange Server 2007 Standby Cluster Replication (SCR), enabling a complete disaster recovery solution that leverages SCR failover alongside DPM point-in-time restores.
In addition to enhancing the protection of each of the core Microsoft application workloads, additional capabilities have also been introduced with the release of DPM 2007 SP1, such as:
- Local Data Source Protection enabling the DPM 2007 SP1 server to act as a branch office server offering self-protecting File Services and Virtualization hosting within one platform.
- Cross-Forest Protection allowing large enterprise customers with multiple Active Directory® forests to now have even more flexibility in their DPM deployments.
- Provision for a Client DPML answers customer demand for a more cost-effective way to protect Windows XP and Windows Vista clients using the same DPM 2007 infrastructure that protects their servers
- Disaster Recovery capabilities within DPM 2007 SP1 now include the ability to leverage a third-party vaulting partner via the cloud (SaaS)
Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2008/12/19/service-pack-1-for-dpm-2007-is-now-available.aspx
Ilse Van Criekinge posted a video explaining the process to restore individual items through Recovery Storage Group (RSG) Exchange 2007 feature using DPM 2007 .
Watch it at: http://edge.technet.com/Media/DPM-2007-how-to-do-individual-item-restore-for-Exchange/