Discrepancy with configuring SSL & Sharepoint

Issue: In the midst of religiously following “Publishing a SharePoint Web Site Accessible to External Users” (Microsoft, October 2003), I ran into a conundrum. The instructions state at one point: 103. In the Web Server Certificate Wizard, complete the following: z. On the Server Certificate page, select Assign an existing certificate. The problem is that there is no choice for “Assign an existing certificate”. Resolution: According to post by Les Connor, there may be a discrepancy in the KB:http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=e9qlUtB5DHA.2300%40TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl&rnum=1Before: ***********************************************************************7. On the “Server Certificate” page, click “Assign an existing certificate”, and then click “Next”.***********************************************************************Correction:7. On the “Server Certificate” page, click “Replace the current certificate”, then … Continue reading Discrepancy with configuring SSL & Sharepoint

Using Ghost to extend C: drive partition

Thanks to Merv for this post: Yes, Ghost (2003) can be used to do this but you’ll need a spare drive (IDE will do) to hold the image you create.  Do a complete backup of your server first for safety.  Create a set of Ghost boot disks.  Boot into Ghost from them.  Then image all your partitions to the spare drive using the “partition-to-image” procedure.  Verify the image.  Then restore to the original drive using the “disk-from-image” procedure.  During the restore procedure setup, it will allow you to adjust the partition sizes on thetarget drive.You can also restore to a … Continue reading Using Ghost to extend C: drive partition

Tape Backup on SBS2003

Someone asked why the built in Backup is taking up more tape space than what would be expected. This KB deals with your issue: Backups on Windows Small Business Server 2003 may use more backup media space than expected:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840754You should look at using the command line switches specifically designed for Exchange.HOW TO: Use Command Line Parameters with the Ntbackup Command in Windows Server 2003http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814583How to turn on the Exchange writer for the Volume Shadow Copy service in Windows Small Business Server 2003http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;838183

SUS and GPO instructions

Q: Does anyone know how to use group policy to roll automatic update settings to Win2k and XP clients from and SBS2000 server. A: Download this word document white paper and look at the doc around page 50 or 52, there you will find exactly described how to setup the GPO to work with configuring SUS and automatic update settings.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/susdeployment.mspx

Setting up LCS on a 2nd server

This was shared in the SNS NG recently: The 2 points I would make when undertaking this setup is:1. Add the new server to the domain using the ConnectComputer function – NOT – during the install2. Remember to install the Admin Tools from the LCS CD on the SBS box!!  If you do not do this final step, the LCS tab will not show up under a User’s properties, and they will not be able to use any LCS service.Other than that, it was actually simpler than expected.  And, as a bonus, the CompanyWeb “Members” Shared Web Part now shows if a Member is logged … Continue reading Setting up LCS on a 2nd server

Files to exclude from Trend

Revised 1/26/2005 Here’s an ongoing list of directories and files to be excluded from Trend scanning: C:\Program Files\ExchsrvrC:\Program Files\TrendC:\Program Files\Trend MicroC:\Pagefile.sysC:\WinNT\System32\Inetsrv Licensing stuff:C:\Windows\System32\licstr.cpaC:\Windows\System32\lls Also, make sure that any other Antivirus apps quarantine files are not scanned. E.g. Officescan, Interscan etc may all have files that are viruses removed from incoming/outgoing emails etc. There is no need to let Trend give you false positives Exchange 2003 and antivirus softwarehttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823166

DELL Raid drives configuration

Some comments and instructions for adding and extending add’l drives in a Raid-5 server 1. DELL Support Forum:I can’t speak for the Dell tech support dept but the Dell Forums are also a pretty good source of info, including Dell technician answers.  They have a community forum set up specifically for “Poweredge servers – Raid configurations”.   I’ve seen your type of question there a million times. I’ve also seen steps to adding the drive and then extending the partition afterwards with 3rd party or even Dell Ultilities…While I get most of my help and advice from this fantastic newsgroup, the … Continue reading DELL Raid drives configuration