Category Archives: microsoft

Outbound Disclaimer in Exchange 2007

This has become a very popular request for companies with Exchange server deployed, to have some kind of legal disclaimer attached to every outbound message. Fortunately the process to make this happen has gotten significantly easier in Exchange 2007. No more fooling around with registering event sinks and messy VBScript.

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VirtualCenter 2 with SQL Server 2005

VMware now officially supports running the VirtualCenter database on SQL Server 2005.  As you may have expected there are a few caveats and a handful of configuration items you need to take into consideration.  However, for the most part this is great news and will allow you to *finally* get rid of those SQL Server 2000 servers.

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Introducing TS Server Drain Mode

Terminal Services Server Drain Mode allows an administrator to prevent new logins to a terminal server. It does allow current users to stay connected and even allows disconnected sessions to re-connect and continue working. The Drain Mode feature also works with the new Terminal Services Session Broker Load Balancing.

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Network Stored PST Files

Officially Microsoft does not support the storage of PST files on file shares whether they are on a LAN or WAN.  They have a knowledge base article specifically regarding this but there is also a good commentary on the subject on the Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Windows Server Performance Team blog Network Stored PST files … don’t do it!

WSUS 3 Released

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 delivers new features including an MMC-based user interface with advanced filtering and reporting, improved performance and operational reliability, flexible deployment options to improve branch office support, and more content access through the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino demo

Erik Ashby, Edward Wu and Jenna Lyday give a live-meeting Webcast demonstrating the new Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino.  They show how the suite can be used for migrating accounts, mailboxes and applications from Domino.

Domino / Exchange Interoperability and Migration

Resources for Interoperability and Migration from Lotus Domino

Microsoft has a tool called the “Microsoft Transporter for Lotus Domino Availability” this tool claims to offer interoperability and migration from Lotus Domino to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.