SBS East Coast Tour – Washington, DC

If you are in or around DC next week… you should attened the Small Business Server 2003 Partner Group Tour (Oct 19, 2005 @ 6:00PM-8:00PM). You can register and get more information here- to see you there!

Internet Explorer Keywords for DNS Troubleshooting

I think its safe to say that DNS is part of the fabric of the internet. I don’t remember how many times I had (or helped someone with) issues with public DNS, but I can assure you that it has been a lot. DNS controls everything about your domain, from the correct resolution of your website to where your email should go. My two favorite sites for troubleshooting public DNS issues are and These two sites have saved me in numerous occassions and whenever somebody is having some DNS issue they are my first stop to help determine the problem. I … Continue reading Internet Explorer Keywords for DNS Troubleshooting

Create easier-to-remember URLs for OWA, RWW and even Sharepoint

If you are running SBS you must know by now that you need to type or /remote to access OWA or RWW from the internet. One issue that I often encounter is that users forget those URLs are (specially if the are technologically-impaired J).   So, what about giving your users simpler URLs? Like for OWA and/or for RWW   What about Sharepoint? Typing :444 at the end of an URL is really not cool at all. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use to access your intranet directly? If this idea sounds appealing to … Continue reading Create easier-to-remember URLs for OWA, RWW and even Sharepoint

Documentation Available on SBS2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Although, SBS2k3 SP1 is not quite out yet (very soon!)… you might be interested in knowing what changes it brings to the table beforehand. I suggest you check out this document: I wish to share what my 4 favorite new features are: 1)       Not having to install service packs, updates and a bunch of hotfixes separately (not sure if this is actually a “feature” J). 2)       External Pages of Your Windows SBS Web Site Do Not Appear in Internet Search Results (just click on this link and see how important this is). 3)       Exchange is automatically configured to filter out … Continue reading Documentation Available on SBS2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

The SBS Migration Tour – Washington DC on May 19

I’m pleased to announce that we have 2 great presentations in May 19 as part of SBS Migration east coast tour. SBSers Jeff Middleton and Anne Stanton are going to be on Boston, NYC and DC (on May 17, 18 and 19 respectively) presenting the technical and business aspects of SBS migrations. Also, 3 other SBS MVPs (Cal McLennan, Jeff Loucks and myself) and many members of the Baltimore and DC SBS usergroups will be attending this event. We hope to get a lot of people involved… so please “spread the word” and make sure you attend this great event! J You … Continue reading The SBS Migration Tour – Washington DC on May 19

How to buy SBS 4.x/2000 CALs

This question is coming up a lot in the SBS newsgroups. Basically if you have an SBS 4.x or 2000 server and need to buy CALs for it you will soon find out that they have been discontinued. You need to buy SBS2k3 CALs and use your “downgrade rights“ to install them on the older SBS version. Sounds simple? Yes… well… not quite. When was the last time you saw something simple regarding licensing? 🙂 The problem is that SBS2k (and prior) used a floppy disk to install the CALs (which is no longer needed in 2k3). To obtain this … Continue reading How to buy SBS 4.x/2000 CALs

New SBS Usergroup Forming in St. Louis

Cris Hanna (a fellow SBS MVP and one of the SBS grandfathers) has started a new Usergroup in the St. Loius area. As I have mentioned before I truly love usergroups, it is great to be able to talk geek and share “war” stories. Kudos to Cris on getting this going! So, if you use, support or sell SBS in the St. Louis area… make sure you join this group by sending an email By the way, if you live in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC or Northern Virginia… make sure you contact me (use the form in the left corner) so I can direct you … Continue reading New SBS Usergroup Forming in St. Louis

LimitLogin – Tool to limit and monitor concurrent logins in a domain

A couple of people in the past have asked how to prevent users from logging more than 1 time (or x number of times) on different devices across the network. I stumbled accross this tool which seems like it does exactly that better than the old CConnect.exe (also some other nice features): LimitLogin v1.0  LimitLogin is an application that adds the ability to limit concurrent user logins in an Active Directory domain. It can also keep track of all logins information in Active Directory domains.  LimitLogin capabilities include: ·         Limiting the number of logins per user from any machine in the … Continue reading LimitLogin – Tool to limit and monitor concurrent logins in a domain

StarWars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Ok… so this is not exactly SBS material, but it is interesting nevertheless: As you may know StarWars Episode III is only 71 days away (release date May 19, 2005). Last November the first teaser trailer was released, which was totally awesome (specially that “Lord Vader…. RISE!” part). You can watch the teaser here: Now, the important news is that you can watch the full trailer on Thursday, March 10th at 8 pm, during the broadcast of FOX’s “The O.C.”. If you miss it, don’t worry… you will probably have tons of other opportunities to watch the trailer (more specifically on the movie Robots … Continue reading StarWars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

A Recycle Bin for Sharepoint?

Today I was cleaning up the stack of magazines that I have in my desk and came across an article on how to add a Recycle Bin to Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). MSDN Magazine – February 2005 – Page 62 I have to admit that I have absolutely NO IDEA what these guys are talking about. That really doesn’t mean anything since my knowledge of programming and .NET is very limited (almost non-existent). However, I know that we have very smart people in the SBS community than can probably figure this out. In fact, I encourage anyone that knows … Continue reading A Recycle Bin for Sharepoint?