SQL, Windows, Exchange, Security, Live Meeting, SPS, LCS, Office, XP

SQL: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor – Community Technology Preview September 2005 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=63fce120-5e87-4af1-b080-ca461aeafaa2&displaylang=en   Windows: Automated Deployment Services (ADS) 1.1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d99a89c9-4321-4bf6-91f9-9ca0ded26734&displaylang=en   Exchange: Tips for disaster recovery readiness โ€“ Great stuff http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2005/09/21/411386.aspx   Free/Busy Folders in Exchange Server 2003 in Depth http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/FreeBusy-Folders-Exchange-Server-2003-Depth.html   More details on Standard DB limit size increase in Exchange 2003 SP2 http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2005/09/14/410821.aspx   Performance troubleshooting basics http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2005/09/28/411674.aspx   Entourage 2004 SP2 โ€“ more information http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2005/10/03/411915.aspx   Dual or Pass-Through Authentication in an Exchange 2003 Front-End/Back-End Setup http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Dual-Pass-Through-Authentication-Exchange-2003-Front-EndBack-End.html   Designing Outlook Forms (Part 2) http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Designing-Outlook-Forms-Part2.html   A Look at the Exchange Monitor 2003 Tool http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Look-Exchange-Monitor-2003-Tool.html   … Continue reading SQL, Windows, Exchange, Security, Live Meeting, SPS, LCS, Office, XP

Small Business Server (SBS) Clustering

I get this question from time to time: “Does Windows 2003 Small Business Server support clustering and if not would you suggest a 3rd party clustering solution.  The only catch I see is the SBS feature of not letting any other SBS servers in the same domain.” Let me answer these questions with the facts: 1) You can add servers to an SBS domain. You can’t not add another SBS Domain Controller (though a standard DC can be added), but a server running Exchange or SQL is allowed and works nicely. 2) You can’t have another SBS server into the … Continue reading Small Business Server (SBS) Clustering

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Microsoft MVP Summit 2005 – Recap

Yes, I attended. Yes, I learned a ton. Yes, I have announcements to make about clustering today and in the future. As soon as I am allowed to talk about them, I will. Stay tuned to this channel. I want to thank Microsoft for the summit. I also want to thank everyone in the Microsoft High Availability group, you rock! And lastly, to my MVP lead Gary – you did good!