Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part II

Continuing from my previous post, I found another easy-cheeky way to block MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server in Cached Mode or Integrated Mode. All you have to do is create a Site and Content Rule to block the *.msgr.hotmail.com destination set. Procedure 1. Create a new destination set for “*.msgr.hotmail.com“. To create a destination set, follow the procedure; To create a destination set –  Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft ISA Server, and then click ISA Management In the console tree of ISA Management, right-click Destination Sets, point to New, and then click Set. For array policy … Continue reading Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part II

Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part I

Yesterday I was trying to block MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server in Cached mode.  I have done that before on ISA 2000 Server in Integrated mode using MSNIM.vbs script available from ISA Server Tools Repository – http://isatools.org/ (Thanks Jim for excellent tools site). When I ran the script, it gives the following message; Creating (or updating) the FW App SettingsCreating (or updating) the protocol definitionCreating (or updating) the protocol ruleError 0x80040361; At least one protocol must be specified. – while trying to set ISA up for MSN Messenger I quickly wrote to ISA Server guru Jim Harrison and he … Continue reading Blocking MSN Messenger from ISA 2000 Server – Part I

Double clicking a folder opens Search Companion

One of the forum members on http://groups.msn.com/NTarabia posted a problem on NTarabia with a strange issue and I thought to share that here. Question: “When I double click any folder instead of opening the folder its going for the Search Option” Answer: You have the following options;1. Run this command from command promptregsvr32 /i shell32.dll and do a Reboot. This should fix the search companion.2. The other option is – Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT and Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell Set the Default value to “none” without the quotes. To do this, double click where it says Default. If you want … Continue reading Double clicking a folder opens Search Companion

CRM 1.2 Crystal Reports moved on to SQL Reporting Services (SRS) in CRM 3.0

In CRM 3.0 Crystal Reports moved on to SQL Reporting Services (SRS) and after the CRM 1.2 migration, you will not be to access the reports that were created /developed / customized in version 1.2. To confirm the same, I quickly wrote to some of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP’s and they quickly responded (Kudos). Anne Stanton: It is correct that Microsoft dropped Crystal and that you can’t “migrate” the reports to SRS. Needless to say one of the huge disadvantages of customizations (the environment always changes). On the other hand there is built into 3.0 the ability to get access to … Continue reading CRM 1.2 Crystal Reports moved on to SQL Reporting Services (SRS) in CRM 3.0

Deploying Internet Explorer 6.0 using WSUS

I have seen folks in the newsgroup seeking assistance in deploying Internet Explorer 6.0 using WSUS. As a matter of fact, WSUS only supports security updates aka patches and hotfixes to a particular application (categories) or Operating System and it does not support Application / OS upgrades. Microsoft has another product called SMS to do such tasks. UPDATED (April 26, 2006): Bobbie has posted an update on microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services Bobbie Harder (MSFT): I should mention folks on the question of upgrading IE via WSUS – we do have future expectations of being able to support this in future versions of IE. … Continue reading Deploying Internet Explorer 6.0 using WSUS

Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 Part – IV

ISSUE# 3 So, now you have restored the database, corrected the mappings in Deployment.xml and we are ready to install CRM 3.0. Before you actually install CRM 3.0, run Microsoft CRM 3.0 Upgrade Advisor Wizard (CrmUpgradeAdvisor.exe). Advisor Wizard is a diagnostic tool that you can use to determine if your Microsoft CRM 1.2 installation can be upgraded to Microsoft CRM 3.0 and also make sure you have the licensing information.  You might see some Errors in the Upgrade Advisor report as shown and update the SQL SP3 to SP4; – <Errors> + <Error CheckId=”E195606F-7BE7-49dc-9BFB-ADC4F144C79D“ CheckType=”Microsoft.Crm.Setup.Server.SqlServerValidator“ GroupId=”Sql“ Description=”Version“ message=”Minimum required version is SQL … Continue reading Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 Part – IV

Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 Part – III

ISSUE# 2 Moving ahead to the next issue you might encounter error: “An error occurred during mapping the computer accounts – the mapping failed” if the “Deployment.xml” file contains mapping of old (in my case it was old CRM server) servers which are not existing in the Active Directory. <mapping type=”computer“ role=”“ dbname=”“ oldguid=”{3fbd6178-2aad-4911-8b46-8f00547de3e0}“ newguid=”<update manually>“ oldname=”CN=CRM-OLD-SERVER,CN=Computers,DC=sadad,DC=com“ newname=”<update manually>“ oldsid=”S-1-5-21-622582695-539100016-4190993944-1642“ newsid=”<update manually>“ /> To circumvent this problem, you have to delete the above mapping for OLD-SERVERS. Save Deployment.xml and run RedeployWizard.exe successfully.

Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 – Part II

As discussed in my previous blog entry, lets now take a peek at some of the issues you might encounter whilst CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0. ISSUE# 1: 1. Importing “Mapping.xml” and “Deployment.xml” XML files might fail on the new test server with error: “An error occurred during mapping the computer accounts – the mapping failed”. To resolve this error, open import.log for more details. There is a KB article which discusses about hot fix but that might not help. More information on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889685/EN-US/ The reason you get this error is due to the fact that the computer names of the … Continue reading Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 – Part II

Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 – Part I

Ok, I am involved in CRM 1.2 migration to CRM 3.0 and I thought I had rather share my CRM migration experience :-). Before you do and In-Place-Upgrade, you might want to easily replicate the CRM 1.2 installation in test-bed using Microsoft Business Solutions CRM Redeployment Tools which includes User Data Export Wizard and the Microsoft CRM Redeployment Wizard. 1. Backup the following from the Production aka Live Server; Run User Data Export Wizard (\Export folder), to extract Active Directory information about CRM OU, its structure, the CRM users, their roles and group memberships n 2 XML files named “Mapping.xml” and … Continue reading Step-by-Step Microsoft CRM 1.2 Migration to CRM 3.0 – Part I