Happy New Year, Exchange, MOM, Misc.

Happy New Year – by the time you read this, it will probably be 2005. If you are reading this in 2004, you better hurry, Windows NT 4.0 support is almost completely gone when the ball drops in NYC to signal in 2005. If you are still on NT 4.0, make a New Year’s resolution to decommission it this year. Oh, and Exchange 5.5 was done in 2003 J Exchange: Exchange Special Mailboxes Part 3 – SMTP mailbox http://blogs.msdn.com/evand/archive/2004/12/27/332752.aspx Mom: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Performance and Sizing White Paper http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cd72e2ba-955c-42cb-a467-e8abaa3c30c4&displaylang=en Miscellaneous: Picture It! and Digital Image Security Update http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=235ebc80-564b-4b52-a344-502e25aad7fe&displaylang=en

Wish List, Exchange, MIIS, Misc.

Wish List: Really cool drawing board – http://www.oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/videos/sketching.mpeg (47 MB, but worth it) Happy Holidays to all Exchange: Update on Exchange Edge Services  from the Exchange Team http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/12/22/330184.aspx MIIS: Resource Tool Kit 2.0 for Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d3c7bd7a-e8d5-43cf-ad4d-4f1f0ae00d79&displaylang=en Miscellaneous: Configuring Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Replication for a System Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Point http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=51ecb794-d25f-46b6-aa8e-072d91069e1c&displaylang=en Open Discussion on Windows and Linux http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d05eef30-276f-4f1e-86df-59f30a5dd72c&displaylang=en Solution Accelerator for Domain Server Consolidation and Migration: Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=51047540-d6fe-4ca2-9975-e831acb66239&displaylang=en Various Licensing Download Documents http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=95fc1841-5311-428e-9cdd-61fa95daf0f3&displaylang=en

Rumors, Exchange, Misc.

Rumors: Veritas and Symantec will merge… Exchange: Exchange Special Mailboxes Part 2 – System Attendant mailbox http://blogs.msdn.com/evand/archive/2004/12/21/329172.aspx OWA 2003 Caveats when Deploying Windows XP SP2 in Your Organization http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/OWA-2003-Caveats-Deploying-Windows-XP-SP2.html Microsoft to delay SMTP relay software http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid43_gci1035120,00.html?track=NL-368&ad=500095 Miscellaneous: Hotmail dumps McAfee’s antivirus for Trend Micro http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5497273.html A Chat With Microsoft’s OEM Chief http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1744704,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535

Exchange, News

Exchange: Securing Exchange With ISA Server 2004 http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1807 Update on Exchange Server 5.5 Support Lifecycle http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/12/20/327414.aspx TechNet Webcast: Techniques for Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2003 – Level: 200 Monday, January 10, 2005 – 9:30 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032266392&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Maintains High Availability for Exchange Server 2003 at Microsoft – Level: 200 Tuesday, January 11, 2005 – 8:00 – 9:30 AM Pacific Time http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032266444&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: Performance Tuning for Exchange 2003 – Level: 300 Tuesday, January 18, 2005 – 8:00 – 9:30 AM Pacific Time Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032266555&Culture=en-US TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Does Messaging Hygiene at Microsoft … Continue reading Exchange, News

Exchange, Phishing

Exchange: CPU and Memory Scalability for Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 – Interesting, especially the part about /nopae http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827281 For more on /nopae – http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ddtools/hh/ddtools/bootini_37644df1-f3ea-4e1b-9ea6-c5ea00a1164b.xml.asp November 2004 update rollup for Exchange Server 5.5 – Updated today!!! http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841765 Exchange Special Mailboxes Part 1 – System Mailbox http://blogs.msdn.com/evand/archive/2004/12/17/323636.aspx Phishing: Phishing guide – Free and very interesting http://www.nextgenss.com/papers/NISR-WP-Phishing.pdf Anti-Phishing Group website http://anti-phishing.org/ PayPal Phishing, I have actually gotten a few of these: http://anti-phishing.org/phishing_archive/11-09-04_Paypal(Your_Account_Will_Be_Suspended)/11-09-04_Paypal(Your_Account_Will_Be_Suspended).html

Big News, Windows, XP, Exchange, SQL, Office, Security, Misc.

Big News: Microsoft Acquires Anti-spyware Leader Giant Company Software Inc. – Very interesting http://www.giantcompany.com/intro.htm?aspxerrorpath=/p_features.aspx Christmas 2004 – Cool and free from your friends at Microsoft. 11.4 MB though. For Windows XP. Ho Ho Ho. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ccd255-288c-4c33-879f-b9ce7d5fb08c&DisplayLang=en Bill Gates Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0761c124-c627-4555-aa2e-18310ae99300&displaylang=en Microsoft History Trivia – Fun, I missed only a few http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=48c04675-0dd3-4989-aff6-8ae451c1cab2&displaylang=en Windows: Release Notes for Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Operating Systems with Service Pack 1 (SP1) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ec458c7f-9a60-41f4-923c-4a76ec361f91&displaylang=en XP: Improving Security at Microsoft through Deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=36648245-6eac-458e-87bd-046a16f3d385&displaylang=en Description of the Critical Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886185 Exchange: Achieving High Availability … Continue reading Big News, Windows, XP, Exchange, SQL, Office, Security, Misc.

Exchange, Patches, Free!!!, Misc.

Exchange: Explaining Exchange 2003 Http Access (Part 2) http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Http-Access-Part2.html Patches: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification – Before they even come out, cool notice. Sure wish it said a little more. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/advance.mspx Free: You can now get a free subscription to Computerworld magazine.  http://www.cwsubscribe.com/cgi-win/cw.cgi?add&p=NNNEWLTR1204 Miscellaneous: Browsing the Web and Reading E-mail Safely as an Administrator – Very interesting idea and article. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dncode/html/secure11152004.asp Microsoft iSNS Server 3.0 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0dbc4af5-9410-4080-a545-f90b45650e20&displaylang=en  

Windows Server 2003, WSS, Misc.

Windows Server 2003: TechNet Script Center Sample Scripts – From the Res Kit for 2003, whenever that actually comes out 🙂 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b4cb2678-dafb-4e30-b2da-b8814fe2da5a&displaylang=en WSS: Windows SharePoint Services with Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=efdc7227-549c-4de1-a063-783f71a8bb2b&displaylang=en Miscellaneous: Microsoft IT Attack and Penetration Testing Team http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=385fcec0-d4ec-4108-8edd-85b5facd7ec5&displaylang=en Securing Wireless LANs with Certificate Services http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cdb639b3-010b-47e7-b234-a27cda291dad&displaylang=en Technet Radio http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e3e5f987-edf3-4b10-8f41-e80131239529&displaylang=en .NET Rocks! – Windows Server Technology http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cc0d67fb-e75b-4824-8e1f-736991735a4f&displaylang=en Do-It-Yourself Script Center Kit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d187c9d7-ffa8-49cd-bb33-363db8fa481e&displaylang=en Selecting the Right OS for the Deployment of an IPTV System http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3f65148d-635f-4045-aada-3adb71a72dc1&displaylang=en

Exchange, Windows Server 2003, LCS, MIIS, Misc

Exchange: Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool – Version 1.1 🙂 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dbab201f-4bee-4943-ac22-e2ddbd258df3&displaylang=en Creating an Active Directory Site for Exchange Server http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6b263452-7a61-4253-9c9e-b337cb80d460&displaylang=en Using WinRoute to determine the Routing status of your Exchange organization – Cool tool http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/WinRoute-Routing-status-Exchange-organization.html Windows Server 2003: Windows 2003 SP1 RC – Publicly released http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/2004/12/windows-2003-sp1-rc.html Changes to Functionality in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c3c26254-8ce3-46e2-b1b6-3659b92b2cde&displaylang=en Itanium-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate (64-bit) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e1ec4c32-3123-4daf-be8f-500d0dd9699f&displaylang=en LCS: LCS 2005 Standard and Enterprise is available for download on MSDN 🙂 Live Communications Server 2005 Document: Security Guide http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f27fdecc-f567-465a-a3e1-fe54e377c2bd&displaylang=en Live Communications Server 2005 Document: Proxy … Continue reading Exchange, Windows Server 2003, LCS, MIIS, Misc

Exchange, XP, LCS, SQL Server, SPS, Office, Web Services, MIIS, ISA, SMS, Misc.

Exchange: Offline Address Book Best Practices Guide http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19b69064-81b8-419e-aae9-612dceb98aeb&displaylang=en Exchange Server 2003 Operations Checklists http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c5133f35-8e10-4477-b31c-bfd1dc09ab1e&displaylang=en Customizing the OWA 2003 Forms-Based Authentication Logon Page  [preview] http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Customizing-OWA-2003-Forms-Based-Authentication-Logon.html Update for Exchange 2003 (KB 883522) – SMTP post SP1 fix http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dafc0ad9-6a5c-4bff-857d-5699e9a611e8&displaylang=en E-mail messages that contain a virus remain in the SMTP local delivery queue after you configure Intelligent Message Filter in Exchange Server 2003 – More information on the SMPT post SP1 fix http://support.microsoft.com/?id=883522 Event Logging for VSAPI and some troubleshooting scenarios  – excellent information. http://blogs.msdn.com/exchange/archive/2004/12/01/273232.aspx Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Mobile Access errors occur when SSL or forms-based authentication is required for Exchange Server 2003 … Continue reading Exchange, XP, LCS, SQL Server, SPS, Office, Web Services, MIIS, ISA, SMS, Misc.