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Antivirus Exclusions and Windows

In December of 2007, I made two posts: File Level Antivirus for Exchange and Information Store Antivirus for Exchange . Since that time, there is no question that with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 (and the ongoing advancement of various Internet-based...

Disabling WSUS Logging (or any website on Windows Server 2008)

SBS 2008 has IIS logging enabled by default. For most websites on an SBS server, this probably isn't an issue. However, the WSUS Administration website can generate very high traffic. On my client's servers, I've seen 5 GB generated in just...
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Monitoring Exchange Server 2007 with System Center Operations Manager 2007

Just a few days ago, my new book (of the subject title!) started shipping from Amazon. If it hasn't already, it should start appearing in your local bookstores this week. If you want to order from Amazon, you can get it here . Eight months in the...

Exchange 2003 Default Recipient Policy Problems with OMA/EAS

So, yes, I spend most of my time writing about Exchange 2007, but most of my clients are still on Exchange 2003. I ran into an interesting problem today. It took me about an hour to figure out what was going on, but then it was a "duh, of course"...
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Microsoft Hot Fix and Hot Issue Center

A new blog on technet appeared a few days ago, from the Hot Fix and KB content team. The intent is to publish weekly all of the KB articles and hotfixes that were released. If it happens, and is updated regularly, it will be a great resource! The blog...
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Exchange 200x Catchall Script, Version 2

Originally published December 28, 2005 (Note November 13, 2007: this works with Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003; but not Exchange 2007 and above.) I've been promising an update to my Exchange Catchall script, since almost the week it was first released...
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Diagnosing SSL Problems and Importing Apache SSL Keys into IIS

Originally published November 16, 2005 While attempting to figure out the "right" way to take Apache SSL keys and convert them for use in IIS, I learned more than I ever wanted to know about SSL certificates. Here is the benefit of that process...
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Provisioning Hosted Exchange Users from a Web Page

Originally published July 22, 2005 I wrote last year, in this article , about using a script to provision a hosted Exchange user, and that works well. Well, I should say, it works well for me . The other folks in the office who have to provision Exchange...
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Compress Weblogs and Remove Them With VBScript

Originally published October 6, 2004 I needed this today, so I wrote it. I thought either the script itself, or the technique might be useful. One of my webservers got to the point where the overall diskspace available fell below 20%. Weblogs are very...
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Administering IIS 6 from your Windows XP Laptop...

Originally published July 15, 2004 If you've ever tried to remotely administer an IIS 6 (Windows 2003) server from your Windows XP desktop using the IIS MMC console, you've noticed that it doesn't work. The IIS snap-in that comes with Windows...
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