Comparison of 32-bit and 64-bit memory architecture for 64-bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and drifting over to parallel computing

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I’m glad 32 bit is dying, I really am. 32 bit TCP stacks are a pain since they suffer from port exhaustion, 32 bit databases can only grow so large, and wile some of this article IS motivated by the joys of seeing how Exchange and other applications can scale in a 64 bit environment […]

Why talk about PowerShell ?

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You might be wondering why I’m posting so much about PowerShell since I’m an Exchange MVP. I’m going to try and expand on this a little bit and add as much clarity as I can. Jeffrey Snover has spoken about this a lot in his introductory sessions on PowerShell and I’d like to amplify this […]

SBS server disappeared off the network

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As I came into the office this morning I was told that my SBS server had gone off the radar for hours. I RDP’ d (Remote Desktop) into the box and managed to get a task manager up for long enough to see that mmc.exe was hogging the processor. After that task manager itself became […]

The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center.

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I received this from Mariëtte Knap from today:   The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center. Download Center Page: Knowledge Base Article:;en-us;940439 Official SBS Post: This tool applies the collective knowledge of product support into over 250 rules, warnings, and errors easily run on any […]

SBS POP3 connector pain

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I have recently had a number of run-in’s with the SBS 2003 POP3 connector and the thing’s it DOESN’T do properly, such as not duplicate mail incessantly or just plain drop mail addressed to BCC – blind carbon copy recipients. With that in mind, I’ve looked at the options for a POP connector replacement which […]