Windows, XP, Exchange, SQL, Security, MOF, Misc.

Windows: Top 10 Reasons to Install Windows Server 2003 SP1 – This seems a little early to me, I have give you one good reason not to – BETA!!! XP: The SP2 Nightmare: Why I Will Never Install Or Buy Again A Microsoft OS – Hmm, so Robin Good had a tough go, should all just throw the towel in now? I think not. Interesting read though. TechNet Support WebCast: How to use Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.0 to manage application compatibility on Microsoft Windows – If you have not used or seen the ACT 4.0, you are … Continue reading Windows, XP, Exchange, SQL, Security, MOF, Misc.

Security, Exchange, SQL, MOF. Misc.

Security: Windows Server still dogged by ‘blue screen’ bug Exchange: How to manually delete a Full-Text Index Using the Exchange tools ISINTEG and ESEUTIL to Ensure the Health of your Information Store When Exchange Disaster Strikes – Webcast SQL: PSSDIAG Data Collection Utility MOF: Microsoft Operations Framework Executive Overview Microsoft Operations Framework Risk Management Discipline for Operations Microsoft Operations Framework Team Model for Operations Microsoft Operations Framework Process Model for Operations Misc: Business Intelligence Portal Sample Application for Microsoft Office 2003

Security, Exchange

Security: Gartner takes Microsoft to task Exchange: Five fast email productivity tips – Great advice. Top client/server support issues in Microsoft Exchange – Wow! This is really good stuff. Exchange Webcasts for March – Cool! Exchange 12 webcast (already recorded): To view the LiveMeeting recording, go to, Enter Your Name and enter UKESP for organization. Use Meeting ID: HM54RH, Meeting Password: FZC29R. Enjoy 🙂 Protocol reply codes:

Security, Exchange, SMS, News

Security: Trustworthy Messaging at Microsoft Deploying PKI Inside Microsoft Linux fan concedes Microsoft is more secure – Too funny, and too true 🙂 He he. Microsoft on ‘rootkits’: Be afraid. Be very afraid. Exchange: Will the Treo 700 have Windows? – What is this? Can’t be, tooooooo cool! Might be time to get one. Sender ID: “SMTP Service Extension for Indicating the Responsible Submitter of an E-mail Message” SMS: Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Supported Configurations for Service Pack 1 Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Upgrade Checklist News: … Continue reading Security, Exchange, SMS, News

Update, ISA, Misc.

Update: It seems that Microsoft is giving away its AntiSpyware personal/home use only. Professional use will be paid, but the details have not been sorted. ISA: Microsoft Releases ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Miscellaneous: The UK calls Bill a communist – Bill Gates and other communists,39026540,39237159,00.htm Enterprises Reap Value from Software Assurance Services, Training, and Flexible Payments

Free stuff from Microsoft, Exchange, Media Player, Misc.

Free: Microsoft will make its AntiSpyware software free of charge. This is very good news, cause I have been using it at work and home; with the beta release, I am growing quite found of it. The current beta expires in 166 days. “Spyware … is something we need to nip now,” Gates said speaking at the RSA Conference. “We made the decision that all of our Windows licensees should have that capability. I’m excited we got this technology and it addresses a burning need for our users.” “Antispam Technical Alliance Technology and Policy Proposal” Exchange: How does move mailbox really … Continue reading Free stuff from Microsoft, Exchange, Media Player, Misc.

New Windows Server Division WebLog

Ward Ralston & John Borozan both Product Manager with Windows Server have started a blog. I chatted with Ward this weekend and he assures me that he will have lots of goodies to share. We should get information before anyone else. Thanks Ward for the heads up! Find the blog at  

Windows, SQL, Exchange, LSC, News, Misc.

Windows: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.0 – Way, way cool! SQL: .NET Rocks! – Stephen Forte on SQL 2005 – One of the masters talks about the next release of SQL. Exchange: XBOX OWA theme is back!  – Nice, very nice and free. Exchange 2003 Real World Tweaks (Part 2) – Some really good advice 🙂 A must read. According to you really need to patch all your Exchange servers with “ the patch associated with the Security Bulletin MS05-12 is critical for all Exchange Servers.  A little more information is available in MS KB 873333. … Continue reading Windows, SQL, Exchange, LSC, News, Misc.

Security Tuesday is here, Exchange, XP, SMS, Office, Misc.

Security Tuesday: February 8, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool (standalone version) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-004 – ASP.NET Path Validation Vulnerability (887219) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-005 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Office XP could allow Remote Code Execution (873352) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-006 – Vulnerability in Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Team Services Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting and Spoofing Attacks (887981) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-007 – Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Information Disclosure (888302) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-008 – Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (890047) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-009 – Vulnerability in … Continue reading Security Tuesday is here, Exchange, XP, SMS, Office, Misc.

Exchange, Windows, XP, SPS, SMS, MOM, Misc.

Exchange: Filter Update for Exchange Intelligent Message Filter – Update to SmartScreen Update for Exchange 2003 (KB 883652) – Brings Exchange fully up to date 🙂 How to enable the Security tab for the organization object in Exchange 2000 and in Exchange 2003 – Since not everyone knows how to do this.;EN-US;264733 Users can recover deleted items in Outlook 2003, even though you have configured Exchange Server 2003 not to keep deleted items – Very interesting stuff 🙂;EN-US;889680 Recipient Update Service in Exchange Server 2003 may generate multiple incorrect X.400 proxy addresses;EN-US;837041 How to configure … Continue reading Exchange, Windows, XP, SPS, SMS, MOM, Misc.