How to install LCS

This link from MsExchange provides details and screen snapshots for installing LCS. http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Microsoft_Live_Communications_Server.html And here are instructions from Ray & Damian specific for LCS with SBS2003: 1. Open LCS, right click User Services Global Settings, Properties. Under the Domains tab, click Add, and add the .com domain (i.e. domain.com)2. Under LCS again, in the Users folder, verify the user is enabled, and the SIP URI is set to sip:user1@domain.com3. Go to DNS, create a forward lookup zone called “domain.com”.4. Right-click domain.com, Other New Records, select Service Location (SRV). For the Service, type _sip, for the Port number, type 5060, for … Continue reading How to install LCS

Use Group Policy for Shared Favorites

Assuming clients are Win2k or XP, use AD Group Policy – in a policy object,the item is found under User Configuration > Windows Settings > InternetExplorer Maintenance > URLs If you have Win98 clients you may need to use the IEAK (Internet ExplorerAdministration Kit) to create a custom browser settings script for thosemachines.

Relocate Sharepoint Database

These instructions to relocate your Companyweb / Sharepoint database comes from David Copeland at Microsoft. Stop the Companyweb site as well as any other web sites that have been extended with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS). Create the new directory/drive where the databases will be moved to (in the example below is e:\newlocation) I would suggest that the directory have the same permissions as the \program files\microsoft sql server\mssql$sharepoint\data directory has Replace “servername” with the name of your server. The following section will detatch (the WSS config and content databases)c:> OSQL -E -S servername\sharepoint <Enter>sp_detach_db ‘STS_Config’ <Enter>go <Enter>sp_detach_db ‘STS_servername_1’ <Enter>go <Enter>Once the databases are detached, then … Continue reading Relocate Sharepoint Database

Problems making LCS work with SBS2003

These instructions provided by Ray Fong: 1. Open LCS, right click User Services Global Settings, Properties. Under the Domains tab, click Add, and add the .com domain (i.e. domain.com)2. Under LCS again, in the Users folder, verify the user is enabled, and the SIP URI is set to sip:user1@domain.com3. Go to DNS, create a forward lookup zone called “domain.com”.4. Right-click domain.com, Other New Records, select Service Location (SRV). For the Service, type _sip, for the Port number, type 5060, for the host offering this service, type the FQDN of the server. (Like the attached picture)5. Ipconfig/flushdns, ipconfig/registerdns.6. Go to LCS, right click the server, … Continue reading Problems making LCS work with SBS2003

Companyweb slow to open

You can speed up the launching of the Companyweb site by changing the IIS Application Pool. Go to IIS ManagerOpen the Application PoolsRight click on the DefaultAppPool and go to propertiesGo to the Performance TabUncheck the top box – shutdown worker processes after being idle. http://www.sbslinks.com/AppPool.htm

Slow OWA Performance

Issue: when you try to use OWA to connect to the SBS 2003 Server from the Internet, you will experience very poor performance.  Note: these instructionsw ere provided by Frank Chen [MSFT]: If the issue occurs with premium option selected when you connect to the OWA externally, let us disable “Enable Forms Based Authentication for Outlook Web Access” option, please follow these steps: 1. Click “Start”, point to “Programs”, point to “Microsoft Exchange”, and then click “System Manager”.2. Expand “Servers”, expand “<ServerName>”, expand “Protocols”, and then expand “HTTP”.3. Right-click “Exchange Virtual Server”, and then click “Properties”.4. Click the “Settings” tab.5. Click to clear … Continue reading Slow OWA Performance

Administrator access to email boxes

Granting right to a mailboxes located within a specific mailbox store This information comes from Daniel Petri http://www.petri.co.il/grant_full_mailbox_rights_on_exchange_2000_2003.htm Use the following procedure to grant access to Exchange 2000 or an Exchange 2003 mailboxes found on a specific mailbox store: Note: You must have the appropriate Exchange administrative permissions to do so. Start Exchange System Manager. Drill down to your server object within the appropriate Administrative Group. Expand the server object and find the required mailbox store within the appropriate Storage Group. Right-click it and choose Properties. In the Properties window go to the Security tab. Click Add, click the user … Continue reading Administrator access to email boxes