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BlackBerry Enterprise Express (BES/X) on an Exchange Server and/or Domain Controller

I recently provided input to Marriette Knap , a Small Business Server MVP, in a blog posting of her's called How to install BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express on a SBS 2008 . I believe that this posting is the best resource for installing BES/X...
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Speeding Reboot When Exchange is on a DC/GC

As I've noted in several previous blog entries (such as here and here ), installing Exchange on a domain controller and/or a global catalog server is not a best practice. However, if you are running SBS (Small Business Server) or EBS (Essential Business...

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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SBS 2003 Hardware Upgrade

In May of 2008, I wrote the article SBS 2003 Hardware Migration/Upgrade . Since then, I've been asked many times about my process for doing a SBS 2003 hardware upgrade. In general, I just have to say "I follow the steps". As I recommended...
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The Final Step to Resolving Reboot Hangs

I've reported on a number of occaisions about attempting reboots and those reboots just "hanging" until the server was power-cycled (or until you could execute a "shutdown" command from another computer in the environment - not...
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Exchange Connections - Fall 2008

Next week, in Las Vegas, Nevada is the semiannual Connections conference. The Connections conference is a technical conference covering SQL Connections, Windows Connections, Exchange Connections, etc. There are lots of individual tracks, both for IT Pros...

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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Exchange 2003 SMTP Service - Without Exchange

Learn something new every day... I was working with a new client today, on an SBS 2003 computer, and they use external e-mail. However, the original technican that had done the installation of their server had gone through the process of installing Exchange...
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SBS 2003 Hardware Migration/Upgrade

This weekend I had the opportunity to upgrade the hardware for one customer. The special thing about this upgrade is that the customer is running SBS 2003; and the goal was to replace the SBS 2003 server. SBS is Microsoft's Small Business Server,...
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