Monthly Archives: January 2009

Secure IMAP in SBS 2003 with ISA 2004

Eriq Neale wrote this post in September, 2007.  Given that I referenced it yet again today while configuring a customer’s SBS 2003 R2 Premium with ISA 2004 to get IMAPS running for an employee’s Mac at their house so they could use Apple Mail and IMAP, I figured I would drop a quick note of thanks here to Eriq and link to it for my own quick reference to dig it up again later.  ;-)

Thanks Eriq!  Thanks to Tim too for encouraging you to write it up!


Caching in on your SBS 2003 Software Assurance benefits to get SBS 2008

Eric LigmanLast Thursday at our monthly Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group ( we had the question come up from one of our members who is trying to figure out where his SA benefits are in the Software Assurance world of eOpen.  He was only sent part of the full suite of updated software he was expecting from Microsoft.  For the definitive answer we went to Eric Ligman (of course, who else do we turn to for all that is licensing and Microsoft).  He in turn led us over to his blog for the answer.  Check out the two blog posts listed below for the steps involved if you are have SBS 2003 SA benefits and want to get your SBS 2008 bits.

How do we get the SBS Software Assurance benefits such as: Outlook 2007, Entourage 2008, ISA 2006 + additional Windows Server 2003, and Office SharePoint Designer 2007 now that SBS 2008 is out?

Part numbers for the SBS SA benefits media kits you need from my earlier post

Thanks Eric!

5W/50 Webcast covering migrations to SBS 2008

Jeff Middleton, Founder of


5W/50 Webcast!

LEARN MORE: Join Jeff for the Microsoft webcast!  Live today, or the recording after the event.

Presented by Jeff Middleton

Jeff Middleton, SBSmigration.comMigration Concepts with SBS 2008
Microsoft Partners 5W/50 Series
January 9, 2009
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

Time Zone (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Register for the Webcast:

Migration projects pose unique challenges for IT Consultants. The goal is to move a customer’s server infrastructure into a new product and platform with a  process that is both predictable and profitable.
Jeff Middleton will present the concepts of the Microsoft documented “join to domain” approach as well as the options with an updated for SBS 2008 Swing Migration technique. In addition to a technical review of the project path elements, join us for Jeff’s insights into the planning strategy concerns on these additional points to be discussed:

* The Transition Timeline & Value Budget
* Establishing Roll-Back, Pause or Completion Goals
* What’s implied in Multi-Server Deployments?
* Where is the Automation?
* Including your Value-Add of Quality & Predictability


Jeff Middleton – Founder of

Jeff Middleton is well recognized in Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) community worldwide, known as a speaker, author, advisor, and technical community leader. Microsoft has awarded as an SBS-MVP each year since 1999. He’s acknowledged for expertise in disaster recovery, domain migration, and a full-range of topics on the SBS and Windows platforms. Based upon 20 years of experience as an SMB consultant and system integrator, he is a consultant to the consultants who have adopted his methodology and support to address server replacement projects. Jeff’s name is now synonymous with the “Swing Migration” concept he introduced by establishing in 2004 to teach and support the skills and project guides now used in over 60 countries around the world.

Jeff travels constantly as a popular speaker internationally at conferences including the Microsoft Partner Program, Tech Ed, SMBTN, ITA and SMB Nation, as well as the annual IT Pro Conference in New Orleans. Jeff has participated in person as a guest speaker to over 50 local IT Pro groups of all sizes in North America, Australia and Europe.

You may reach him through


A newly created recipient may not receive e-mail messages for up to 4 hours

Thanks to Susan Bradley for bringing my attention to this Microsoft KB.  It looks like in Essential Business Server 2008 if you create a new recipient and attempt to send them mail, it can take up to four hours for the Exchange Edge Server to synch up to the Messaging Server unless you manually run the Start-EdgeSynchronization cmdlet and force a synch, resulting in a 550 5.1.1 User unknown NDR being generated.

See Microsoft KB 961303 for the details.  Looks like they are still updating the KB as of this time.