Exchange, ADAM, Windows 2000, Misc.


Shared Hosting with Exchange 2003 (Part 2)


Introduction to Active Directory® to ADAM Synchronizer

Windows 2000:

Critical Update for Windows 2000 (KB887811)


Running Domain Controllers in Virtual Server 2005

LOB Application Compatibility Testing at Microsoft

Microsoft Office Project Initiation Tool


Exchange, XP, SMS, MIIS, Misc.


Exchange Server 2003 Webcast Week Is Coming! 11 exciting events and you could win free stuff 🙂

Windows Mobile Webcasts

Sender ID Info – 6 documents


Critical Update for Windows XP (KB887822)

Using Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 in a Managed Environment


Patch Management Using Systems Management Server 2003


Update for Identity Integration Feature Pack for Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory (KB884192)


Smart Client Architecture and Design Guide

Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SqlXml 3.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Exchange, XP, Office, Article, Holiday Fun


Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Notes – New and improved. Read these BEFORE you deploy

Microsoft IT Scalability Experience with Windows Mobile 2003 and Exchange Server 2003 Mobile Messaging

How to Properly Configure File System Antivirus Software on Exchange Server

Do we need to file-level defragment Exchange database drives?


Windows XP Deployment and Support: Microsoft’s IT Group Shares Its Experiences


Clinical Systems Integration Reference Implementation for Microsoft Office 2003


Pretty good study about safety and home user’s security, which affect all of us.

Holiday Fun:

Make fun masks with/for the kids 🙂

Clustering MSDTC – revised

MSDTC installation procedures:

1) For Windows Server 2003 follow on each machine BEFORE you install the cluster service. This is important, if you go out of order you may corrupt your the Cluster Registry (see Note below for a fix). For Windows 2000, proceed to step 2.

2) To increase the size of the MSDTC log. On each node:

  1. Open component services
  2. Computers
  3. My Computer
  4. Properties
  5. MSDTC tab
  6. Capacity = 12 or 16 or anything larger then 4 MB
  7. Close it out

Configure both machines with the same size MSDTC log.

3) Install Microsoft clustering.

4) Follow;en-us;301600

5) Install SQL/Exchange into the cluster.

SQL Note: SQL MSDTC could be used daily, it depends on how the SQL applications are written. If MSDTC is used with SQL, you should ensure it is in it’s own group, on it’s own disk resource. Lastly, Microsoft recommends to run the MSDTC & SQL group on the same node, and that the MSDTC is brought online first when the groups are moved.

Exchange Note: Exchange Server 2003 only uses MSDTC for the install of Exchange or a service pack. Normal Exchange operations, do not use MSDTC. It is ok to place MSDTC in the Cluster Group for an Excahnge installation.

Note: If you skipped step 1, or did the steps out of order you may have to install Availability of Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 5

revised 12-12-2004 – Modified for current recommendations.

revised 6-27-2006 – Add Com+ support and minor wording changes

Exchange, XP


Solution Accelerator for Exchange Consolidation and Migration

 MS Exchange and Outlook, Market Analysis 2004-2008.

“At the end of 2003, there were 51.8 million Exchange 5.5 users, 40.8 million Exchange 2000 users and 1.4 million Exchange 2003 users, according to The Radicati Group. For the end of 2005 the forecast is for Exchange 2003 to hit 49.4 million users, Exchange 5.5 to be at 31.9 million and Exchange 2000 at 47.8 million, Takahashi said.”

“(Microsoft) has had over 175,000 requests for evaluations of the product and more than 31,000 people have participated in Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2003 classes.”;1389055547;fp;16;fpid;0


Critical Update for Windows XP (KB887811) – After you install the MS04-032 Security Update for Windows (KB840987) on a computer running either Windows XP or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and then try to run an Open MG compliant music software, the Open MG compliant music software may not run as expected or respond. Also you may BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). The fix is to uninstall 840987 in safe mode.

Updates to “Deploying Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks with Microsoft Windows”

AD, SPS, Misc.


Active Directory in Networks Segmented by Firewalls – Windows 2000 document recently updated.


Technical Guidance for Connecting Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Portal Server 2003 to SAP R/3


Windows XP Media Center Edition Test Kit v2.0

Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit – Cool 🙂


Exchange, MIIS, MOM


Mi8’s Exchange Hosting – Voted Readers’ Choice Award Winner – Exchange Hosting Category

RIM Previews New BlackBerry Handheld for WLAN Networks


Update for Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (KB842531) – cumulative update for MIIS.


Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Conceptual Guide

Exchange, SPS, XP, 2003, 2000


Background on Virus Scanning API (VSAPI)

You Perform 1.1 &


Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Help


Microsoft Helpdesk Use of Remote Assistance in Windows XP Professional


Windows Server 2003 Security Guide

Threats and Countermeasures: Security Settings in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP


Securing Windows 2000 Server