Change the default address book in Outlook from GAL

Question: Does anyone know how to make the Outlook Address Book > Contact List the default Contact list when creating a new email?  Right now it defaults to the Global Address Book, which just lists those in the 2003 domain. Answer #1: In Outlook:  Tools/Options/Address Book.  In the Address Book window, Tools/Options.  The setting you want is “show this address list first.”  For name resolution, the bottom pane of the window, I’d recommend listing your GAL first, then your contacts.  This will simplify name resolution for users on your own network. If the contact list you want to use doesn’t show up … Continue reading Change the default address book in Outlook from GAL

Slow file access to server

Whenever working with databases….. 1.  Disable digital signinghttp://www.smallbizserver.net/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=98 2. Disable oplockinghttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q296264 3.  Disable autodisconnecthttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;138365

Reinstall Exchange/IIS/Sharepoint

Here is a link to KB 320202 article that describes the steps to reload. This is useful if your default Sharepoint environment has bbeen trashed! http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3B[LN]%3BQ320202

3GB switch for Exchange

When you install Exchange Server 2003 on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer that has 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of physical random access memory (RAM) installed, and that is home to mailboxes or public folders, you must edit the Boot.ini file to optimize the virtual memory usage of the Information Store service. If the server does not have any mailboxes or public folders on it (such as a mail gateway), do not use the /3GB switch. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823440 also, see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B328882 http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchange/2003/11/the_userva_swit.html

Books on SBS2003

Small Business Server 2003 Best Practicesby Harry Brelsfordhttp://www.smbnation.com/smb_pubs.htm Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Administrator’s Companionby Jason Gerend, Charlie Russel, Sharon Crawford http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735620202/qid=1083628281/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-4248209-2381414?v=glance&s=books&n=507846