Essential Business Server – The Product – The Vision

Regrets I was saddened to see Microsoft put EBS on the chopping block. I am writing this post wearing the original Code Name Centro T-shirt as an early founder of the product. I gave a lot of early input in to this great product’s future development starting in 2005-6. The Vision Truth be known, the soon to come V2 was far more like the early advice I gave to the team than V1. And the current strategy might be directly partially my fault given the feedback I gave as recently as two weeks ago at MVP summit on lightening the … Continue reading Essential Business Server – The Product – The Vision

Global EBS UG – December 2009 Topic List

Renew the subscription for the malware inspection filter in Forefront Migration or conversion from SBS to EBS New EBS Domain and Migration Enabling Nat Transversal on TMG VPN Re: EBS Domain Join Error Thread Antivirus recommendations on EBS Outlook Anywhere issues, rpc ping Internal “Virtual SMTP Server” Equivalent needed to allow relay inte VPN logs on but can not get to any computer on the network Removing VPN Policies Hyperv Messaging and Management More information about the Global EBS User Group Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology  Subscribe in a reader 

Global EBS User Group Topics List November, 2009

Limitations of EBS2008 Premium & Other Questions Re: EBS Domain Join Error Thread Domain Join Error Removing VPN Policies EBS Premium w/3 physical servers parperation wizard licens cal Partner Training Virtualisation and OEM EBS New file uploaded to EBSUserGroup  So, I have EBS, then we merge with another company: then what? SCE Errors SharePoint through RWW broken Change Display name on RWW Interview with me on TechEd Europe 2009 EBS Team Looking for Good Partner & Customer Case Studies EBS: How to increase the timeout period for OWA and RWW FYI : EBS Online Resources that may be of interest … Continue reading Global EBS User Group Topics List November, 2009

EBS – SharePoint – TMG and ISA – Postback and Read-Only fix

This is an early report of a fix to a problem which showed up in EBS at a client site. First, I would like to say if you are facing this problem the fix will not be instantaneous because of a number of technologies at play. The Problem 1) When a user goes to save a new SharePoint item such as an announcement, the page returns an error. As a result of the error, the item is not created. The page reports a Postback Error. 2) When a user uploads a document to SharePoint there is no problem. When the … Continue reading EBS – SharePoint – TMG and ISA – Postback and Read-Only fix

EBS: How to increase the timeout period for OWA and RWW

So you have discovered that the EBS’ Remote Web Workplace is the best thing since Captain Kirk. Users are using it everywhere. A frequent user request is to lengthen the timeout period before the application automatically logs out if the user is not active. As an administrator you have to realize that the reason this is in place is to protect the company and the indivudal employee. When you make this change you make it for everyone and therefore as an organization this decision has to come from the people who would fire you if information is lost or compromised. … Continue reading EBS: How to increase the timeout period for OWA and RWW

EBS: Leveraging Single Sign On (SSO) in TMG for Sharepoint

There is a never ending source of learning in EBS and I wanted to document a solution we rendered for Michael Hensley around Single Sign On with TMG and EBS to deliver SharePoint without multiple prompts. Before Available Technology resolved the issues, every time a SharePoint page was loaded from the outside world through the Remote Web Workplace, the user was prompted several times for various reasons. The first was because of unsecured content being presented through the https page. This caused a warning to fire for each bit of content that was coming from an http source. The second … Continue reading EBS: Leveraging Single Sign On (SSO) in TMG for Sharepoint

EBS Topic List October 2009

Forefront engine changes How to run the IT Environment Health Scanner in an EBS Environment EBS 08 RWW and XP SP3 IE 8 EBS server updates install best practices Scanner unable to send external Email Update, SharePoint Services Add-in for EBS KB970385 Is EBS our answer Congratuation Member #200 Problem with Folder Redirection EBS in greenfield environment running on ESX 4.0: Security Server do Backup for EBS Standard EBS BPA Site-to-site VPN questions New Installation Scenario More information about the Global EBS User Group Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology

September Global EBS UG Topics List

EBS update OWA GAL search issue Change Server Time EBS & Virtual TS Update, SharePoint Services Add-in for EBS KB970385 Install CAL SCE ISSUE EBS License reuse WSUS SP2 Replacement mode setup of the messaging server may fail if LCR is en Finally I plunge into Blogging. EBS V2 features Download details: Feature Pack 1 for Windows EBS (KB973236): Rebooting next week Server 2008 SP2 More information about the Global EBS User Group Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology

EBS Fix GAL address lookup TMG

When using OWA (internally or externally in this situation), when one either chooses to search the Global Address List or pages forward from the first 50 members of the list, OWA searches for a few moments and then returns the error: “Could not connect to a directory server.  If the problem continues, contact technical support for your organization.”  This is a known issue and can be resolved using the following method. To resolve this issue, either use Outlook lite (I did not actually try this) or, in the TMG Firewall Outlook Web Access publishing rule, go to the Link Translation … Continue reading EBS Fix GAL address lookup TMG