June 2009 - Posts
Yeah, me too…. and it is only since Sonicwall updated the firmware to fix this DNS vulnerability.
The problem is, as you know if you are reading this, it means that you cannot play online games in “full” as the video or voice with other Xbox gamers will not work correctly etc. If you read this article from Microsoft, it explains the issue further.
It will not matter, even if you open up the ports detailed in this article, you are still going to get the “Strict NAT” result from the Xbox Live test.
Now the good news…
I have been… well for lack of a better word… “Bitching” at Sonicwall, and in fairness to them they have engineering working on seeing if they can get this fixed, while at the same time not opening up the DNS vulnerability again.
Fingers crossed people!
Today I am installing the Unified Messaging role on my SBS2008 Exchange 2007 install. I am going to be implementing the excellent 3CX Phone software on our network for test (more on that later!).
During the installation of the Unified Messaging service I got prompted for the EXCHANGESERVER.MSI file because the SBS2008 installation gets rid of the files it temporarily creates during setup in C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\CMPNENTS\EXCHSRVR80
Simple, I thought… just point it to the CDDRIVE:\CMPNENTS\Exchange12 directory and we should be good to go… but alas, this is not the case. I ended up with this error:
Installing product E:\CMPNENTS\Exchange12\exchangeserver.msi failed. Fatal error during installation. Error code is 1603. Last error reported by the MSI package is 'An installation package for the product Microsoft Exchange Server cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package 'EXCHANGESERVER.msi’
After some research and general screwing around with things, I copied the Exchange12 directory from the CD to the hard drive, and pointed to that instead…. sure enough, the installation continued on without issue!
You MUST watch this video to see what cool stuff is coming for the Xbox
Oh YES, of course… just do a good backup first, which is standard practice.
The question keeps on coming up on forums and in my inbox, so I figured I would just post the answer here
If you are in doubt, the official SBS blog team (Microsoft) are saying the same….