Connecting an iPhone to Exchange

Source:
http://simultaneouspancakes.com/Lessons/2009/09/10/connecting-iphone-3-x-to-exchange/

Connecting iPhone 3.x to Exchange


By Q .I originally posted instructions for configuring an iPhone 2.0 device to an Exchange server back when the iPhone 3G was originally released. While those instructions still hold for the most part, the iPhone interface has changed somewhat, so here’s an updated post with pics for connecting the iPhone 3.x OS to an Exchange server.

1.From the Home screen (unless you’ve relocated the icon) open the Settings app.
2.Click the Mail, Contacts, Calendars item in the list.
3.Click Add Account.
4.Click Microsoft Exchange at the top of the list.
5.Enter your e-mail account information.
For the Email field, enter your default e-mail address exactly as it appears on your outgoing messages. This is important: if your outgoing e-mail address is Jon.Dough@smallbizco.net, you must match it exactly. If you enter jon.dough@smallbizco.net, you may encounter issues with calendar items. You may not need to enter the Domain field, but do enter it if you know what it is. Your username and password should match what you enter to access Outlook Web Access or your network account. If you do not know this information, you will need to get it from your system administrator.

6.Once you have entered the account information, click Next. The iPhone will attempt to connect to your mail server. You may be prompted to enter the name of the mail server if it could not be found automatically. This is the same as the server you use to access Outlook Web Access. If your Outlook Web Access server is https://remote.smallbizco.net/owa, then you need to enter remote.smallbizco.net as the mail server. Then click Next.

7.If the iPhone cannot correctly validate the security certificate on your mail server (this may be the case if your Exchange server is running on Small Business Server 2003 or 2008), you will be asked what to do about the connection. If you know you have entered the correct information about your mail server, click Accept. If not, click Cancel.

8.Choose which items from the Exchange server you want to sync with your iPhone. If you already have your contacts or calendar synchronizing with another source, you may want to hold off on selecting those to avoid a potential loss of data.

9.Click Done when finished.
The iPhone will now start the initial connection to the Exchange server and synchronize the selected information.
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BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for Free SBS2008

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for Free

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/business/server/express/

Connect two people via BlackBerry® Smartphone’s and ideas get bigger.
Progress happens faster. Answers get smarter. So imagine what happens when
you give a business the freedom to connect all its employees.
BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size to
quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution. It provides
advanced BlackBerry Smartphone features with no additional software or user
license fees, and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry data plan or a
BlackBerry enterprise data plan.

System Requirements
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/business/server/express/RIM707_System_Requirements.pdf
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How to install Exchange SP2 on SBS2008 (Exchange 2007)

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Installation Tool for Windows SBS 2008
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffd2fe61-9278-489e-9b96-3816394c9cb6&displayLang=en

If you didn’t have this tool you’d have to do this.

Download Exchange 2007 SP2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4C4BD2A3-5E50-42B0-8BBB-2CC9AFE3216A&displaylang=en

How to install Exchange 2007 SP2 on SBS2008 without tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;973862
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How to troubleshoot performance issues in Outlook 2007 Size Limits for OST PST and Outlook Slow issues

Coppied from
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940226

Very Good Article:

The performance issues may be caused by one or more of the following:
Insufficient computer specifications
The latest service pack for Outlook 2007 not installed
Large Personal Folders files (.pst) or Offline Folder files (.ost)
Outlook .ost files or .pst files that are stored on a drive with insufficient write performance
Third-party add-ins
Gadgets that access Outlook data (This only applies to Windows Vista)
Microsoft Office Communicator integration
Antivirus software interaction
Windows Desktop Search indexing
Incomplete closure of .pst files or .ost files
POP3 accounts on Windows Vista clients
Many Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds
To-Do Bar and Online mode with Exchange server
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Does the computer meet the system requirements for the 2007 Office suite that you are using?
Make sure that the computer meets the system requirements for the 2007 Microsoft Office suite that you are using. For more information about the system requirements for the 2007 Office system, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101668651033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101668651033.aspx)
If the computer meets only the minimum system requirements, you will not experience optimal performance of the 2007 Office suite.
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Are you running the latest version of Outlook 2007?
We recommend that you run Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the February 2009 cumulative update. Outlook 2007 SP1 includes the changes from the performance update and from the Business Contact Manager update that is mentioned in this topic.

If you are running the release version of Outlook 2007, we recommend that you install the Service Pack 1 (SP1) update and the Outlook 2007 February 2009 cumulative update that is mentioned in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article, 961752:
961752 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961752/ ) Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): February 24, 2009
For more information about the Outlook product team’s work on the February 2009 cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968009 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968009/ ) Outlook 2007 improvements in the February 2009 cumulative update
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Do you have a large .pst file or a large .ost file?
If you have a large .pst file or a large .ost file, you may experience application pauses during typical operations in Outlook. These typical operations include reading e-mail messages, moving e-mail messages, and deleting e-mail messages.

When you use Outlook 2007 with the Performance Update, or you use Outlook 2007 SP1 versions before the February 2009 cumulative update, the following .ost size guidelines generally apply:
Up to 2 gigabytes (GB): This size should provide a good user experience on most hardware.
Between 2 GB and 4 GB: This size is typically hardware dependent. Therefore, if you have a fast hard disk and much RAM, your experience will be better. However, slower hard drives, such as drives that are typically found on portable computers or early generation solid state drives (SSDs), experience some application pauses when the drives respond.
More than 4 GB: This size is where short pauses begin to occur on most hardware.
Very large, such as 10 GB or larger: This size increases the frequency of the short pauses, especially while you are downloading new e-mail. You can use Send/Receive groups to manually sync your mail. This synchronization minimizes changes in the local data file during heavy e-mail usage. For more information about how to manage Outlook synchronization, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP052421871033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP052421871033.aspx)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP030829231033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP030829231033.aspx)

When you use Outlook 2007 SP1 with the February 2009 cumulative update or higher, the following .ost size guidelines generally apply:
Up to 5 gigabytes (GB): This size should provide a good user experience on most hardware.
Between 5 GB and 10 GB: This size is typically hardware dependent. Therefore, if you have a fast hard disk and much RAM, your experience will be better. However, slower hard drives, such as drives that are typically found on portable computers or early generation solid state drives (SSDs), experience some application pauses when the drives respond.
More than 10 GB: This size is where short pauses begin to occur on most hardware.
Very large, such as 25 GB or larger: This size increases the frequency of the short pauses, especially while you are downloading new e-mail. As described above, you can use Send/Receive groups to manually sync your mail.

The default maximum size for a Unicode .pst or .ost file is approximately 20 GB. The following KB article describes how to increase the maximum size of a .pst or .ost file:
832925 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925/ ) How to configure the size limit for both (.pst) and (.ost) files in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003

The following blog post describes how to reduce the size of your local data file by using synchronization filters:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/12/17/447750.aspx (http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/12/17/447750.aspx)
This is a stop-gap solution and is provided here for reference if you cannot reduce the size of your mailbox. For example, you may be unable to reduce the size of your mailbox if you have to maintain an archive of all e-mail messages, both sent and received, over a time span of several years.
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Are you running a computer that has a first generation Solid State Drive (SSD) or a slow rotational Hard Disk Drive (HDD)?
If you are running Outlook 2007 on a computer that has a first generation solid state drive (SSD) or a slow rotational hard disk drive (HDD), you may experience frequent pauses when you perform typical operations in Outlook.

Storing and retrieving data in an Outlook data file involves a high number of small noncontiguous reads and writes. A good metric to use when gauging data file performance on specific hardware is the disk drive’s noncontiguous write performance. The Windows performance team has provided a tool named WinSAT (see below for download and execution instructions) that can be used to benchmark specific disk drives. As you can see in the table below, the estimated experience for Outlook 2007 SP1 with the February 2009 cumulative update is better.

The WinSAT tool is part of the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and is included in Windows Vista. For non-Windows Vista-based computers, you can download the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=42B5AC83-C24F-4863-A389-3FFC194924F8&displaylang=en)
The following table shows an estimated Outlook experience based on the score returned by the WinSAT tool.
Collapse this tableExpand this tableWinSAT score Drive characteristics SP1 before Feb update SP1 after Feb update and later versions
Less than 15 MB/s Generation 1 and Generation 2 SSDs (early 2008) Unusable Reasonable, responsive, limited hangs and pauses
Between 15 MB/s and 30 MB/s Most Generation 2 SSDs (after April 2008); many 5400 rpm laptop rotational drives Many hangs and pauses throughout the day Reasonable, responsive, limited hangs and pauses
Between 30 MB/s and 40 MB/s Some high-end Generation 2 SSDs (after September 2008); many 7200 rpm rotational drives Reasonable, responsive, limited hangs and pauses Quick, responsive, only occasional hangs
Greater than 40 MB/s Generation 3 SSDs, both MLC and SLC technology (November 2008); many 10000 rpm rotational drives Quick, responsive, only occasional hangs Quick, responsive, rarely hangs

NOTE: The following command-line was used to generate the results for the above table.
Winsat disk -drive c -ran -write -count 10
The results are found in the C:\Windows\Performance\Winsat\Winsat.log file.


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Do you have many items in a single folder?
If you have a large number of items in any single folder, you may experience performance issues during certain operations in Outlook while using Cached Exchange mode or using a Personal Folders (.pst) file. . These performance issues are especially noticeable when you switch into and out of that folder.

When you use Outlook 2007 with the Performance Update, or you use Outlook 2007 SP1 versions before the February 2009 cumulative update, generally, when 10,000 or more items are in a single folder, these issues can occur.

When you use Outlook 2007 SP1 with the February 2009 cumulative update or higher and have more than 50,000 items in a single folder, views other than Arranged By: Date can be slower.

We recommend that you move several items in these larger folders to separate folders in the same store or to an archive store, and use Arrange By: Date when running Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the February 2009 cumulative update for folders that have a large number of items.

If you are not using Cached Exchange mode, please review one of the following resources. The resources document some performance issues on an Exchange server that has high item counts and restricted views. Additionally, the resources discuss how these performance issues might affect the overall client user experience.

For more information about understanding the performance impact of high item counts and restricted views, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535025.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535025.aspx)


For more information about mailbox size limits, visit the following Microsoft Exchange Team blog entry:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2005/03/14/395229.aspx (http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2005/03/14/395229.aspx)
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Do you have any nonessential add-ins or out-of-date add-ins that are installed in Outlook?
If you have nonessential add-ins installed, you may want to remove them from Outlook. To view the add-ins that are installed, follow these steps:
In Outlook, click Trust Center on the Tools menu.
Click Add-ins to display a list of the COM add-ins that are installed.
By default, the following COM add-ins are included in the 2007 Office system:
Microsoft Access Outlook Add-in for Data Collection and Publishing
Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging
Microsoft Office Groove Proxy for Outlook Add-in
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in
Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile Service
Microsoft VBA for Outlook Add-in
OneNote Notes about Outlook Items
Windows Search E-mail Indexer
Any other COM add-ins that are listed in the Trust Center were installed by other software.

Outlook can also use Microsoft Exchange Server client extensions that may cause performance issues. To see the list of currently installed Exchange Server client extensions, click Exchange Client Extensions in the Manage list in the Add-ins section, and then click Go. The Add-In Manager dialog box displays the list of currently installed Exchange Server client extensions.

By default, the following Exchange Server client extensions are included in the 2007 Office system:
Delegate Access
Deleted Item Recovery
Exchange Extensions commands
Exchange Extensions property pages
Any other extensions that are listed in the Add-In Manager dialog box were installed by other software.

To determine whether the performance problem is caused by add-ins, run Outlook in safe mode. To do this, press and hold CTRL when you start Outlook. When Outlook starts in safe mode, all COM add-ins and Exchange Server client extensions are disabled.

If the problem goes away when Outlook is running in safe mode, it is likely that one of the add-ins is causing the performance issue. To troubleshoot possible problems that are caused by COM add-ins or Exchange Server client extensions, disable any items that you do not use regularly. Then, restart Outlook. If that does not resolve the problem, disable the remaining add-ins one by one. If that does not resolve the problem, the issue may not be caused by an add-in.

To disable COM add-ins, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Trust Center.
Click Add-ins, click COM Add-ins in the Manage list, and then click Go.
In the COM Add-Ins dialog box, click to clear the check boxes for any COM add-ins that you want to disable.
After you disable the add-ins, click OK, and then restart Outlook.
To disable Exchange Server client extensions, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Trust Center.
Click Add-ins, click Exchange Client Extensions in the Manage list, and then click Go.
In the Add-In Manager dialog box, click to clear the check boxes for any extensions that you want to disable.
After you disable the extensions, click OK, and then restart Outlook.
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Did you install any gadgets that integrate with Outlook?
On a Windows Vista-based computer, remove any gadgets that you downloaded to show your Outlook data. For example, this data may include the Outlook calendar, Outlook tasks, Outlook mail, and Outlook contacts. To remove gadgets on a Windows Vista-based computer, follow these steps:
Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, and then click Control Panel.
Click Control Panel Home.
Click Programs.
Click Windows Sidebar Properties.
In the Maintenance section, click View list of running gadgets.
Click any gadget that you want to disable, and then click Remove.
For more information about the Windows Sidebar, view the “How do I customize Windows Sidebar?” Help topic in Windows Vista.
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Is Outlook integration with Communicator enabled?
By default, Outlook includes feature integration with Microsoft Office Communicator. The features that Outlook and Communicator share relate primarily to presence information such as whether someone is busy, away, or in a meeting. To disable feature integration, follow these steps:
In Outlook, click Options on the Tools menu.
Click the Other tab, click to clear the Display online status next to a person name check box under Person Names, and then click OK.
Restart Outlook.
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Is antivirus software running?
If your antivirus software includes integration with Outlook, you may experience performance issues in Outlook. In this case, you can disable all Outlook integration within the antivirus software. Or, you can disable any antivirus software add-ins that are installed in Outlook.

You may have to contact the antivirus manufacturer to determine how to configure the antivirus software to exclude any integration with Outlook or to exclude scanning in Outlook.
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Did you install Windows Desktop Search on a Windows XP-based computer or install Outlook on a Windows Vista-based computer?
Windows Desktop Search (WDS) will index all data in .ost files and in .pst files. However, the indexing of Outlook data occurs only when Outlook is running. Therefore, you may have to leave Outlook running overnight to determine whether the performance issues were related to the building of your search indexes.

Performance issues may increase when Outlook is running in online mode. Such performance issues occur because running Outlook in online mode increases the load on the Exchange Server. This performance issue is especially noticeable when Outlook is configured in a non-default state to index the items from the Exchange Server to the local client index, and more than one user indexes the Outlook data at the same time by using Windows Desktop Search.

To determine the indexing status for Outlook data, follow these steps:
In Outlook, point to Instant Search on the Tools menu, and then click Indexing Status.
In the Microsoft Office Outlook dialog box, view the number of items that remain to be indexed.
The built-in back-off mechanisms in the indexing component of Windows Desktop Search pause the indexing of Outlook data when the system is under heavy use. The easiest way to let the indexing finish is to leave Outlook running overnight.

Additionally, performance issues are reduced when you run Outlook in Cached Exchange Mode. In this mode, Windows Desktop Search searches the local copy of the mailbox instead of the mailbox content that is located on the server.
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Did the .pst file or the .ost file shut down incorrectly?
If you are running Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the February 2009 cumulative update, the frequency of the operations described in this section will be dramatically reduced.

If the .pst file or the .ost file shuts down incorrectly, you may receive one of the following error messages the next time that you start Outlook:
Error message 1
Outlook cannot open the data file filename until it has been checked for problems.
Error message 2
Microsoft Office Outlook’ exited without properly closing your Outlook data file ‘drive:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost’. ‘Microsoft Office Outlook’ must be restarted. If this error message recurs, contact support for ‘Microsoft Office Outlook’ for assistance.
Error message 3
The data file filename was not closed properly’. This file is being checked for problems.
If you receive one or more of these error messages, you may experience performance issues until Outlook finishes the reconciliation process for the .ost file or for the .pst file. The following gear icon is displayed in the status bar while Outlook checks the data file in the background:
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When this icon disappears, the .pst file or the .ost file is reconciled. If you are running Outlook 2007 SP1 without the February 2009 cumulative update, and you exit Outlook while the gear icon is present, reconciliation must restart the next time that you run Outlook. In this case, we recommend that you leave Outlook running until the gear icon disappears before you exit Outlook. If you are running Outlook 2007 SP1 with the February 2009 cumulative update, the reconciliation process will pause at shutdown and resume (from where it was paused) the next time you start Outlook.

An incorrectly shut down .ost file or .pst file may occur for one of the following reasons:
Antivirus scanning of the file
Forced Microsoft Windows shutdown before the Outlook.exe process shuts down completely
Outlook add-ins
If you see this issue frequently, and you have to exit Outlook shortly before you shut down your computer, it may be better to shut down Windows while Outlook is still running. We recommend that you do this instead of exiting Outlook and then shutting down Windows shortly after that.
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Do you use a rule that moves items out of the default store?
Rules that move items from your default store into another store can cause performance issues when Outlook downloads e-mail messages. Such performance issues are especially prevalent if you are not running Outlook with the SP1 update.

If you are using rules to move mail from a POP3 account to another store, you can use new functionality in Outlook 2007 that lets you change the delivery location of the POP3 account. In this case, you do not have to use rules to deliver the mail from that account to the separate store.

To do this, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Accounts, and then select the POP3 account in the list.
Click Change Folder at the bottom of the dialog box to select a folder in the separate store to which you want to deliver that account.
If you do not use a POP3 account, you can also work around this issue by setting your target folder for all rules to be in the same Outlook store. Then, use the AutoArchive feature to move messages out of the default store in bulk. For more information about how to configure the AutoArchive feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
830119 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830119/ ) Description of the AutoArchive feature in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2003
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Are you connected to a POP3 server?
For more information about a possible workaround if you are connected to a POP3 server and your download speeds are very slow, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935400 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935400/ ) It takes a very long time to download an e-mail message from a POP3 server in Outlook 2007
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Are you synchronizing many RSS feeds?
If you are running Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the February 2009 cumulative update, the issues described in this section are significantly reduced in frequency.

If you are synchronizing many RSS feeds into Outlook, you may experience performance issues with certain ordinary operations. By default, all RSS feeds are synchronized automatically at set intervals. If you have too many feeds, Outlook may become unresponsive.

You can create a separate Send/Receive group that contains only your RSS feeds, and you can remove them from the group your default mail account is in. This will enable you to sync the RSS feeds on-demand instead of at set intervals.

For more information about how to manage Send/Receive groups, see the articles on the following Office Online Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/CH101395511033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/CH101395511033.aspx)
Thank you! Your feedback is used to help us improve our support content. For more assistance options, visit the Help and Support Page (http://support.microsoft.com/) .
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Are you running Outlook with the To-Do Bar enabled when Outlook is running in online mode against an Exchange server?
If you are running Outlook with the To-Do Bar enabled when Outlook is running in online mode against an Exchange server, the additional data that is displayed in the To-Do Bar is retrieved from the server. Therefore, additional data requests are performed. These additional data requests for the To-Do Bar cause additional network traffic that can affect the performance of some standard Outlook operations.

If you are running Service Pack 1 (SP1) with the February 2009 cumulative update, the amount of network traffic caused by the To-Do Bar has been reduced from earlier versions, especially when loading recurring calendar items.

To avoid additional network traffic and the resulting performance effect in Outlook, you can turn off the To-Do Bar and reduce the network traffic between Outlook and Exchange in online mode. This reduction in data retrieval requests affects the user experience most significantly if you have a network that has high latency or limited bandwidth. To turn off the To-Do Bar in Outlook, point to To-Do Bar on the View menu, and then click Off.

Administrators can also disable the To-Do Bar on users’ computers by using the following registry information.

If you do not use a policy setting, use the following information.

Registry location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\ToDoBar
Value name: DisableToDoBar
Value type: DWORD
Value data: 1 or 0

Note If the value data is set to 1, the To-Do Bar is turned off. If the value data is set to 0, the To-Do Bar is turned on.

If you use a policy setting, use the following information.

Registry location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\ToDoBar
Value name: DisableToDoBar
Value type: DWORD
Value data: 1 or 0

Note If the value data is set to 1, the To-Do Bar is turned off. If the value data is set to 0, the To-Do Bar is turned on.

For more information about how administrators can control the user interface through policy settings, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178990.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178990.aspx)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179100.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179100.aspx)
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SBS2008 not sending email out on a Dell PE2900

Issue with SBS2008 Sending email out on a Dell PE2900
Mail would receive just fine into the SBS2008 however sending email out would get stuck halfway and never get delivered.
No Return Bounce NO indication of any issues.

Found out that Broadcom NIC was the issue in the Dell PE2900
Even though it had Version 9 drivers Dell claimed that version 12 “Might”
I repeat “MIGHT” work.

Instead of dealing with it not working after new drivers, I disabled Onboard NICs
Purchased a DLINK 1GB Nic Card.

Installed and mail going out correctly now with no issues!
Information Courtesy of Lafayette Jefferson.
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The Official SBS Blog : Outlook 2007 Out of Office Feature May Be Out of Office

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Troubleshooting Out of Office

Troubleshooting Out of Office
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