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Adding Project Server 2003 to your SBS 2k3

http://www.sbslinks.com/Project_Server.htm
http://www.sbslinks.com/pdf/ProjectServer.pdf

Huge thanks to SBSer Chris Jones for this document

SBS documents of interest [hit the download site today]

Best Practices for using Windows Small Business Server 2003




SBS2k3 as a security solution recorded webcast

*http://www.msusapartnerreadiness.com/recordedeventregister.asp?eid=172*

* *

We will spend one hour demonstrating and talking about SBS’s security
configurations with one of the leads on our SBS Technical Support team.
Our primary objective in the session will be to demonstrate how to take
a plain vanilla installation and lock down all of the core components.
We will discuss the technical specs as well as the specific value that
each of the core security components provide your customers.

Securing your SBS 2k3 recorded web cast


*http://www.msusapartnerreadiness.com/recordedeventregister.asp?eid=173*

Okay so you’ve locked down your customers Small Business Server. Now how
do you keep it secure? We’ll spend an hour with one of the leads on our
SBS Technical Support team discussing how to keep an SBS network secure.
We will discuss and demonstrate the Software Update Service, Microsoft’s
Baseline Security Analyzer as well as the Monitoring Tools built into
SBS 2003. We will conclude with a conversation about how to keep abreast
of the ever evolving world of security.

Want a SBS 2k3 book almost immediately?

Harry Brelsford’s SBS 2k3 book is available – AND if you order from his site you can get the pdf within 24 hours


http://www.nethealthmon.com


 

SBS2k3 administrator’s companion book is OUT!

Amazon.com: Books: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735620202/qid=1080542615/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/102-1361417-8716967?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Adding RSS feeds into your sharepoint site

http://weblogs.asp.net/exchange/archive/2004/03/24/95530.aspx


Take a look at the Exchange team blog for instructions on adding RSS feeds into your Sharepoint!

Are you getting an error referring to #50070: Unable to connect to the database STS_Config?

From a post in the newsgroups….


“Based on my research, this problem could be caused because the SharePoint
Timer Service failed to contact the SharePoint database while the SBS is
rebooting. In SBS 2003, the SharePoint Timer Services is used to send
notifications and performs scheduled tasks of WSS. It needs to access the
SharePoint database when starting. Since the Veritas Backup exec software
is installed on the server box and several backup exec related services
have started during the reboot, these services could cause the SharePoint
database from being mounted in a timely manner, thus, causing the problem
to occur.

I reproduced this problem in my test machine. After the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT
service has stopped, this error message will be logged in the application
log. You may now try to manually start this service to see if the problem
will still occur.

1. Start–>Run–>Type ‘services.msc’ (without the quotation marks) and
press Enter.

2. In the Services console, stop the ‘SharePoint Timer Services’. Check the
status of the ‘MSSQL$SHAREPOINT’ service, make sure it has been started and
then restart the ‘SharePoint Timer Services’. The problem should be
resolved.

If there is no problem with the manually service startup, we can set a
service dependent of the SharePoint Timer Service. Please try the following
steps:

1. Start–>Run–>Type ‘Regedit’ (without the quotation marks) and press
Enter.

2. In the registry editor, navigate to the following registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPTimer

3. Right-click the blank area in the right panel, click
‘New’–>’Multi-String Value’.

4. Input the value name ‘DependOnService’ (without the quotation marks) and
then double-click the newly created value. In the value data area, type
‘MSSQL$SHAREPOINT’ and click ‘OK’.

5. Close the registry editor and reboot the server box.“

An action item for all SBSers – change a Reg key entry

Heads up for all SBSers… this KB is something you need to look at and take action.  It talks about a registry key change that needs to be made on all SBS2k3 boxes.  The reg key was entered wrong and you have to delete it out and correct it.  I’ll post up some screen shots later on to show you where this reg key is located:


839262 Services may stop abruptly when you shut down or restart a Windows
Small
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=839262


 



 

A whole bunch of KB articles of interest this month…..

SBS 2003
————————————-
827606 You receive an “Error 403 – Forbidden” error message when you click a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827606

827610 Shutdown and restart operations are very slow in Windows Small
Business
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827610

828053 ISA Server prevents connection to a remote desktop when you connect
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828053

830044 Macintosh users cannot connect to Outlook Web Access when it is
hosted
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830044

830254 How to move the client programs folder to another location in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830254

830575 Backup fails on a computer that is running Small Business Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830575

831747 Overview of the Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831747

833779 “Unable to create a shadow copy” error appears in event log after you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833779

836412 Internet Explorer opens and displays .log files without prompting
you if
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836412

838304 How to publish http://Companyweb to the Internet by using ISA Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838304

839262 Services may stop abruptly when you shut down or restart a Windows
Small
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=839262

EXCHANGE 2000
————————————-
328879 Using Exchange Server with Storage-Attached Network and
Network-Attached
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328879

833331 Updated scripting files available to migrate from Exchange 2000
Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833331

836549 The SMTP virtual server intermittently crashes after you register a
low
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836549



EXCHANGE 2003
————————————-
830188 How to grant permission to use Outlook Mobile Access to specific
users
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830188

833340 How to modify the appearance and the functionality of Outlook Web
Access
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833340

836564 How to change the default connection response that you receive after
you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836564

836993 How to obtain the latest updates for Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836993

837391 Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 Server require NetBIOS name
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837391


EXCHANGE SERVER 5.5
————————————-
328879 Using Exchange Server with Storage-Attached Network and
Network-Attached
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328879

836500 Relaying and unsolicited commercial e-mail in Exchange Server 5.5
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836500

INTERNET EXPLORER
————————————-
828432 Third-party software may not function as expected after you apply the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828432

837920 SAP may not function as expected after you apply the Internet
Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837920


ISA 2000
————————————-
837833 How to publish a DNS server in Internet Security and Acceleration
Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837833


ENTOURAGE 2001 FOR MAC
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836756 You receive an LDAP error message in Outlook 2001 for Mac when you
try
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836756


OUTLOOK
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278061 Attachments in a RTF Message Are Received As Winmail.dat Attachments
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=278061

318119 The custom layout in an e-mail message do not appear as expected in
the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=318119

830336 The .PST File Has a Different Format and Folder Size Limit in Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830336

831400 Search Folders Are Missing in Outlook Web Access
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831400

832925 How to configure the size limit for both .pst and .ost files in
Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832925

833799 How to configure static communication ports in Outlook 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833799

834365 You receive a ?Connection Error: 0x800ccc19 ? The connection to the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834365

834364 E-mail messages with a sensitivity of Private cannot be automatically
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834364

836558 You cannot open a Business Contact record in Outlook 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836558

836560 Outlook does not respond when you type or edit a phone number, start
the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836560

836561 You receive ?the add-in “C:\Program
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836561

836562 ?Mail cannot be sent – cannot locate the SMTP server 0×80042109?
error
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836562

836664 Your password is not retained in Outlook 2002 and Outlook Express
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836664

836665 Text or buttons are truncated in some dialog boxes in Outlook 2002
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836665

836755 How to deploy the location of the archive.pst file in Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836755

837193 Commands on the Send To submenu are unavailable in Excel 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837193

837388 How to configure Outlook to block additional attachment file name
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837388

838440 Vulnerability in Outlook 2002 could allow arbitrary command-line
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838440

838871 Custom solutions and add-ins that integrate with Outlook 2002 are
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838871



SHAREPOINT SERVICES
—————————————
824629 FIX: Temporary Files Are Not Deleted After You Connect to a server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=824629

825536 How to move a Windows SharePoint Services Web site from one server to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825536

826787 New Links Are Not Visible on your Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=826787

831088 You receive various error messages and you cannot recover your
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831088

831106 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services
currently
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831106


SOFTWARE UPDATE SERVICES
————————————–

830700 Software Update Services does not resubmit proxy request with
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830700


WINDOWS 2000
—————————————
328468 Infinite loop occurs when the serial port is unexpectedly removed on
a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328468

811176 You cannot remove suspicious folders from the FTP file structure
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=811176

820681 Windows 2000 does not recognize OSPF network interface update
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=820681

827087 You cannot log on to a Windows 2000-based server through an RPC
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827087

830055 A Windows 2000-based client computer does not use DNS name resolution
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830055

830056 How to create an offline certificate request for a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830056

830076 Performance counters are missing in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830076

831740 Adding free media identifiers to tape using the Removable Storage
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831740

831895 The Shutdown.exe utility does not shut down or restart your Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831895

832214 “You may not have appropriate rights” error message when you try to
open
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832214

832279 “Stop 1E” error when you stop and restart Print Server for Macintosh
or
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832279

832615 You receive an access violation error message when you try to open
or to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832615

832849 DNS domain search ends abruptly on a Windows 2000-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832849

833615 The Specify Windows Installation File Location and the Specify
Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833615

833763 You receive a 0x0A Stop error or a 0x1E Stop error on a Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833763

834541 You receive a “There is a naming violation” error message when you
try
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834541

834656 Dfsutil.exe does not exit correctly when you export DFS roots in
Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834656

834721 “Permissions on <FolderName> are incorrectly ordered, which may
cause
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834721

834728 You receive a “Stop 0×00000051″ error message during registry
restoration
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834728

834745 You receive an “0x0000001E (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)” error
message
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834745

834774 Excessive network traffic after you save a Windows NT diagnostics
report
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834774

835221 Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition (HD) Audio Class
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835221

835304 A DHCP client computer occasionally cannot obtain an IP address from
a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835304

835399 You cannot install the Automatic Update Client
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835399

835427 Roaming profile users can still install an advertised program after
you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835427

835596 You do not receive a print notification when you send a print job to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835596

836163 The IP address list displays “All Unassigned” when you try to select
an
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836163

836417 No desktop or a blank desktop appears after you log on to Windows
2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836417

836429 “The server is not operational” message in the Migration.log file
when
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836429

837021 The remote access MprAdminUserGetInfo function leaks memory in
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837021

837115 Troubleshooting profile unload issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837115

837160 The Write Signature command in Disk Management writes a signature to
all
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837160

837191 You are repeatedly prompted to insert your smart card when you log
on to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837191

837243 Availability and description of the Port Reporter tool
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837243

837900 No programs appear in Task Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837900

837928 DNS suppresses responses to EDNS packets in Windows 2000 Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837928

838037 The Settings menu does not open when you use the keyboard shortcut to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838037

838150 Intel Physical Address Extensions cause high CPU usage in Windows
2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838150



WINDOWS 2003 SERVER
—————————————
816793 How to troubleshoot the “NTLDR is missing” error message in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816793

829082 You receive a “Stop error C0000244 {Audit Failed}” error message when
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829082

830031 CreateToolhelp32Snapshot() function may cause memory leak on a
Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830031

830056 How to create an offline certificate request for a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830056

830577 How to set the drive letter for the system drive when you install
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830577

832214 “You may not have appropriate rights” error message when you try to
open
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832214

832261 Time synchronization does not occur on an NTP provider on a Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832261

832434 “The directory name is invalid” error message when you start Cmd.exe
or
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832434

832916 “Unable to create the Web Site” error message when you use the Remote
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832916

833167 A Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update package is available for
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833167

833174 The local Security Settings Microsoft Management Console snap-in
stops
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833174

833409 The roaming profile is not loaded after the user uses Terminal
Services
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833409

833779 “Unable to create a shadow copy” error appears in event log after you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833779

833615 The Specify Windows Installation File Location and the Specify
Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833615

834108 Routing and Remote Access stops responding when you use the Routing
and
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834108

835221 Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition (HD) Audio Class
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835221

835304 A DHCP client computer occasionally cannot obtain an IP address from
a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835304

835427 Roaming profile users can still install an advertised program after
you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835427

836429 “The server is not operational” message in the Migration.log file
when
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836429

836721 You receive a “0xc0000005 Access violation” error message
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836721

836788 Event ID 257 is logged when you use the Volume Shadow Copy service
and
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836788

836797 Unidrv.dll print support for JPEG pass-through and PNG pass-through
in
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836797

837115 Troubleshooting profile unload issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837115

837243 Availability and description of the Port Reporter tool
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837243

837814 Logical Disk Manager stops responding or reports an error when you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837814

838164 When you migrate computer accounts, their primary group membership
is in
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838164

838752 File corruption using C-runtime APIs for files larger than 4GB on
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838752


WINDOWS NT
—————————————-
820667 Owner IP address is incorrect when a WINS record is replicated in
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=820667

833213 You receive a “STOP 0×00000041″ error message on a computer that is
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833213

834722 Windows NT 4.0 cannot read a magneto-optical disk that is formatted
in
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834722

835579 A server that is running Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server responds
slowly
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835579

835601 You cannot copy the contents of a folder from a remote share if the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835601

835868 Rpcss.exe generates an access violation error on Windows NT 4.0
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835868

837115 Troubleshooting profile unload issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837115



WINDOWS XP
—————————————-
314828 The Microsoft Policy Concerning Disk Duplication of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314828

810097 The “ipconfig” command does not return connection-specific DNS
suffixes
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=810097

828664 Access violation when you use a Terminal Server administrative
utility
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828664

829576 You receive an “Access denied” error message when you try to connect
to
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829576

830411 ToolTips do not display complete information about files that are
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830411

830469 Your computer does not enter a C3 state after you plug in and then
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830469

831717 Modem does not work on a non-English language version of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831717

831805 Cannot verify WebDAV support for some Web sites from a Windows
XP-based
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831805

832434 “The directory name is invalid” error message when you start Cmd.exe
or
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832434

833528 Speech accessibility utilities do not open menu commands in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833528

833615 The Specify Windows Installation File Location and the Specify
Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833615

833747 Event ID 4311 appears in the system log when you reinstall a network
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833747

833837 You receive a “Stop 0x0000008E” error message after you resume your
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833837

834241 A drive is represented by a “?” character in Windows Explorer when
you
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834241

835221 Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) High Definition (HD) Audio Class
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835221

835261 Long delay before you can connect to a domain-based DFS namespace
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835261

835304 A DHCP client computer occasionally cannot obtain an IP address from
a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835304

835399 You cannot install the Automatic Update Client
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835399

835410 Users of a Windows XP computer can still lock the computer even when
the
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835410

835730 Sound may play slowly or music may not play continuously in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=835730

836790 You cannot connect to IPv6 destinations by using tunnels over PPP
devices
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=836790

837115 Troubleshooting profile unload issues
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837115

837166 Group Policy that you edit in Windows XP does not work in Windows
2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837166

837243 Availability and description of the Port Reporter tool
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837243

837691 Hardware devices not installed in Sysprep image
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837691

838754 You cannot use the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools to add a
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838754

839042 USB devices may not work after resuming from standby in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=839042