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October 2008 - Posts
Try this on an iPhone!
Published Sun, Oct 19 2008 21:42 |
Susan has moved from SBS and Mini Coopers over to hacking the registry on her sister's Windows Mobile 3 Smartphone. Thanks for the howto and for the reference to Resco Explorer!
Having challenges installing standalone SQL 2008 components?
Published Sat, Oct 11 2008 18:22 |
If you are, then Herleson Pontes has your answer. Windows Installer 4.5 is now out, but according to Herleson it is not available via Windows/Microsoft Updates, so head over to his blog for the link or hit it directly at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
Windows Installer 4.5
Microsoft NEVER sends updates through e-mail
Published Sat, Oct 11 2008 10:27 |
This just came through to my inbox. Fortunately, Small Business Server 2003's Exchange filtering snagged the executable but thought this is worth touching on. Never run an executable from anyone you haven't explicitly requested it from. You can...
Eric Ligman has left the building...
Published Fri, Oct 10 2008 9:45 |
Congratulations Eric! You had me worried there when I was first reading your post this morning that you are no longer with the US Small Business team at Microsoft, but now I see you are on a much bigger mission to help our colleagues world wide. Keep...
SCE issue with upgrades from SBS to EBS
Published Thu, Oct 9 2008 11:51 |
SBS Group Policy is set to have clients check WSUS once an hour. SCE/WSUS on EBS defaults to once a day, so you'll need to remove the SBS WSUS Group Policy from your migration in order to keep the database size more manageable.
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 13:51 |
Pearl of wisdom from Mark Stanfill: On Exchange Servers, always run IISReset with the /noforce switch (“IISreset /noforce”) to ensure it doesn't force any services off. Check out this TechNet article for additional info. Thanks Mark!
EBS 2008 - Company Profile; Type your company information
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 13:14 |
EBS setup alert: Under the Company Profile section of setup, when you get to the "Type your company information" screen, watch what you place in your entries for Company name , Name of certificate issuer , and Administrator's name (optional...
Migration from SBS 2003 to EBS 2008
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 12:26 |
When migrating over to EBS from SBS 2003 there are couple pre-migration steps that will save you a lot of trouble. First: Change the IP address of your SBS LAN IP. This will allow you to point mail to it during the installation process. If you do not...
EBS Edge Server Message Routing
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 11:45 |
EBS 2008 Edge Server Message Routing Two send connectors are created – one to send mail to the Messaging Server and on to send mail to Internet. We are being told that mail will queue during setup so don't leave a production network hanging...
Thinking of EBS? Here's a rough cost estimate and some caution for you to consider.
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 10:10 |
If you are thinking of going with Essential Business Server 2008, here are some numbers to think of while considering it. These are quick "guesstimates" a few of us came up with while discussing it. $5,000 for the base EBS license 150 x $81...
Curious how to disable IPv6?
Published Wed, Oct 8 2008 10:03 |
This will work on Vista & Windows 2008 boxes and disable IPv6 if you need to (as in System Center Essentials!). Change the registry entry and restart the machine to apply to the local machine. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6...
EBS & SBS 2008 TechCenters
Published Tue, Oct 7 2008 20:58 |
EBS & SBS 2008 TechCenters Those who regularly attend the Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group have heard this many times, but in case I haven't mentioned it to you in person lately, make sure to add the EBS and SBS TechCenters as your...
EBS Virtualized Installs - ALWAYS use PST Time Zone
Published Tue, Oct 7 2008 20:26 |
Hot off the press from training here with in Issaquah with Mark Stanfill and the SBS MVPs. If you are installing Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 you are going to need to set the BIOS time zone on the Host. "The EBS setup, like all Windows Server...
SBS 2008 CodePlex is up and running thanks to Susan Bradley
Published Sat, Oct 4 2008 17:56 |
Sitting here in the SMB Nation session with Susan Bradley and Ofer Shimrat discussing EBS and SBS 2008. Susan has set up http://www.codeplex.com/sbs/ . If you haven't checked it out, take a look and bookmark it. As we move into SBS 2008 I'm thinking...
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