Thu, Feb 22 2007 23:16
Blame me for the DST patches
Okay ... it's my fault. Really it is. I had this stupid idea that it would be really nice if the Trick or Treaters didn't have to go out so late on Halloween so I wished that Daylight savings would be pushed back... boy was I wrong...
So like Indy says... we give up... it's going to be up to our end users to blow up their own mailboxes... to run the V2 of the Exchange 'rebasing' tool you need to remove the DST patch you installed to Exchange, run the rebasing tool and reapply the patch :
Updating the Exchange server before you run the Exchange tool
If you install the daylight saving time updates on the Exchange server before you update mailboxes, recurring meetings that are created by Outlook Web Access will not be updated by the Exchange tool. To resolve this problem, remove the daylight saving time update, run the Exchange tool, and then reinstall the daylight saving time update on the Exchange server.
Da'heck with that.
And gang? When you have a tool that says "Server Domain name" that means for us SBSers SERVER DOMAIN NAME.
So for us SBSers.. go to the server, type in start, run, cmd and get a command prompt. (you know that black window screen that we never use)
Now type in LDP.exe
In the window that pops, click on connection, then connect and then put in your server name
1> serverName: CN=KIKIBITZFINAL,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=Kikibitzrtm,DC=local;
/o=<Exchange organization name>/ou=<Administrative group name>/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=<Server name>
Rightttt.... okay we're just going to hand out the Outlook rebasing tool and let the end users move appointments and deal with the issues on that Monday.
I know they mean well..but this wizard tool that has an option for SBS http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_it1 and then it goes on to ask someone if they have Exchange 2003 enterprise...
It is February 23... and on that landing page I've seen three revisions on how that page is set up. Thank you Microsoft for making updates and changes to that page...but gang... you should have done that a month ago. I've done with DST. Whatever blows up will blow up. I'll deal with it then.
See you on March 12 when we will just deal with the aftermath.
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