Monthly Archives: August 2009

How to install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 on SBS & EBS 2008

BEFORE installing Exchange SP2 on your EBS network, read the KB article and the EBS Official Blog post:-)


For SBS, check out the SBS Official Blog post.


Until you hear otherwise from Microsoft, do not install Exchange 2007 SP2 on EBS or SBS without following the guidance on their respective blogs and the KB articles.

How to Add 32-bit Print Drivers to SBS 2008 & EBS 2008

If you are dealing with a 64-bit print server and are looking for 32-bit drivers, this post is for you.  Also works if you are on x64 clients and want to add the driver to a 32-bit server (SBS 2003 for example).


Check out the Official SBS Team Blog’s post for screen shots and the full text.


Short version, is browse to the server from your 32-bit client PC while logged in with an account that has server admin rights, select the printers and faxes share, and then server properties from the file menu.  Drivers tab, then add.  You’ll have it from there, or jump over to the SBS blog for screen snips and more details.

Terminal Server Access through RWW in EBS & SBS

Have had a few questions about Terminal Server through EBS and SBS RWW, so thought I would post a link over to the Microsoft KB on it and include the resolutions from the KB below.  While not directly supported by design, here are the workarounds for both EBS 2008 and SBS 2008.


EBS 2008:


EBS 2008 does not support directly connecting to a Terminal Server through RWW.  In larger environments, publishing a large number of connections through the Messaging Server’s TS Gateway may cause a resource spike on the server.


In environments where it is desired to have connectivity through the RWW page, there are several workarounds available:


1.  Publish the Terminal Server’s RDP port (3389 by default) through TMG.   See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc995085.aspx for more details.


2.  Distribute .RDP files configured to use TS Gateway to end users.


3.  Add a link for the Terminal Server in RWW.  To do this, use the following steps:


  1. Log on to the Messaging Server directly using an account with administrative rights.
  2. Edit %ProgramFiles%\Windows Essential Business Server\Bin\webapp\Remote\App_Data\OrganizationLinks.XML in Notepad
  3. Add a Link tag in the Gadget Section using the format:

  <Link DisplayText=”TS” Url=https://<REMOTEURL>/Remote/tsweb.aspx?targetMachine=<TSNAME>  _locID=”useTS” />


Where <REMOTEURL> is the FQDN of your RWW server and <TSNAME> is the host name of the internal Terminal Server you are trying to access.  For example:


  <Link DisplayText=”TS” Url=https://remote.contoso.com/Remote/tsweb.aspx?targetMachine=MyTS  _locID=”useTS” />


 


SBS 2008:


The Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) version of RWW does support adding a registry key to reveal Terminal Servers in the domain (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527532(WS.10).aspx).  This registry setting has no effect in EBS.


Example OrganizationalLinks.XML:


 

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<GadgetSection Name="Organizational" Enabled="true" DisplayText="">
  <_locDefinition>
    <_locDefault _loc="locNone"/>
    <_locTag _locAttrData="DisplayText">GadgetSection</_locTag>
    <_locTag _locAttrData="DisplayText">Link</_locTag>
  </_locDefinition>
  <Link DisplayText="How to use Remote Web Workplace" Url="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115334" _locId="UseRWW"/>
  <Link DisplayText="How to configure Outlook to access your email over the Internet" Url="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115339" _locId="ConfigureOutlook"/>
  <Link DisplayText="TS" Url=https://remote.contoso.com/Remote/tsweb.aspx?targetMachine=MyTS  _locID="useTS" />
</GadgetSection>

HTC Fuze ROM Update- Version 5.11.502.2 WWE


Stumbled across this today on the HTC site.  Downloading mine now.  Looks like they have been listening to the “suggestions” out there from us Fuze users!  Reassignable PTT button, quicker GPS startup, Music Player album art/info (although my 120GB Zune is now where I put all my music these days), better TouchFlo3D.  Can’t wait to try it out!  Thanks HTC and AT&T!


Download the HTC Fuze ROM Update- Version 5.11.502.2 WWE


Release Date: 2009-05-28     Category: ROM Upgrade

Why Update: This ROM update is intended for the HTC Fuze for AT&T only and users should not load or attempt to load this version on any other device as it may cause serious issues/damage.

What’s included:

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Adaptation Kit Update (AKU) 1.4.6
Slide to Answer
Push To Talk Button is now re-assignable
FM Radio Application
Enhanced MS Voice Command
Call waiting indicator is now audible when using Speakerphone
HTC Music player supports Album art/info
Improved TouchFlo3D (TF3D) and User Interface performance
A-GPS Update: Speeds up the time it takes the GPS to get a fix on your location
 
  • Quick GPS is still recommended for the optimal operation of GPS based applications and services

Calyptix and Third Tier team up for a great support combo!

Congratulations to both Calyptix and Third Tier for a great idea in bringing in Third Tier as Calyptix’s AccessEnforcer™ integration support team.  From my personal experience with both companies and their respective key individuals, I see this as a win-win combination for everyone involved.  Calyptix, Third Tier, Calyptix’s partners and most importantly, Calyptix’s end user customers.  Check out the BusinessWire press release!


Very cool news indeed!


Steve

Exchange Hanging on your SBS or EBS 2008?

If you are running VSS snapshot backups of Exchange 2007, thank the folks over at StorageCraft and Microsoft for working together to come up with a fix.  I’d recommend you get it installed sooner than later if you have had your Exchange Server hanging on you and you backup with StorageCraft ShadowProtect, Microsoft DPM, or other VSS based backups.