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

Posted Posted in Small Business Server

I received this from Mariëtte Knap from smallbizserver.net today:   The Small Business Server ‘BPA’ – Best Practices Analyzer was publicly released today on the Download Center. Download Center Page:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922&displaylang=en Knowledge Base Article:  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;940439 Official SBS Post:  http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/10/16/sbs-now-has-a-best-practices-analyzer.aspx This tool applies the collective knowledge of product support into over 250 rules, warnings, and errors easily run on any […]

Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer

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  Microsoft has released The Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (MBCA). What does it do? good question. according to the readme the tool analyzes a system’s configuration based on a predefined configuration baseline model obtained from Microsoft. You can download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=db70824d-abae-4a92-9aa2-1f43c0fa49b3&DisplayLang=en To summarize, right now in terms of what it CAN do – it doesn’t […]

SBS POP3 connector pain

Posted Posted in Exchange, Small Business Server

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 […]

GUI on a cmdlet

Posted Posted in Exchange

If you even have the slightest interest in Powershell, then check out PowerGUI. PowerGUI is a REALLY nice extensible wrapper around Powershell. You can learn a lot from the script source that’s included in the product and there’s a TON of Exchange 2007 stuff that you can do from PowerGUI that’s hard to do from […]

Powershell and Exchange 2000/2003

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Most folks I talk to have installed Powershell, but not done much with it. Most of these folks also run Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 and don’t dream of managing Exchange from anything else but the GUI or VBScript. Point in case, a lot of Exchange 2003 information is available via WMI. Powershell makes WMI […]

My phone is dead, long live my phone

Posted Posted in Mobile Messaging

After the advent of Exchange SP2, I regarded my mates running Windows Mobile 5 with much distain and jealousy. Until the day arrived when I installed RoadSync from  Dataviz  http://www.dataviz.com.   What an awesome product  – I LOVED it. Finally my mail followed me around on my Imate Jam, even over GPRS. the nicest thing is it JUST […]