2004-10-02 “California Girls”

Hey, when did we slip into the autumn solstice? Shoot, we were so busy fighting hurricanes the last two months that summer just seemed to slip right on by. Well, as we turn our attention to new patches and services, we give a final fond farewell to summer. This week’s selection is one of the Beach Boys many hits, with a tip of the hat to our SBS folks living on the west copast of the USA!California Girls(aka California Techs)Well East coast techs are hipI really dig the scripts they shareAnd the Southern techs with the way they talkThey knock … Continue reading 2004-10-02 “California Girls”

2004-10-08 “Those Were The Days, My Friend”

Some of us were recently looking back on the days of 1200 baud modems, 5mb hard drives, 51/4″ floppies and using Microsoft Multiplan. (Multiplan was the predecessor to Excel).  Looking back is always fun, because it’s easy to measure how far we have traveled and improved. But looking to the future is harder, because that requires hope. Here’s hoping that everyone enjoys this weekend and song!Looking back all the way to 1968:Those Were The Days, My Friend(aka Those Were The Days, Bill Gates)http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/thosewere.htm Once upon a time there were computersRemember how we used DOS 3.3Thinkin’ how we coded through the … Continue reading 2004-10-08 “Those Were The Days, My Friend”

2004-10-16 “Bye Bye Miss American Pie”

It’s the middle of October, and the weather in Florida has changed from hurricanes and rain to blue skies and cool breezes. I flew into Pensacola, FL the other day to speak at a conference, and all I could see was a sea of blue tarp covering the roofs of house after house after house, covering up the sections that had been torn away by the hurricanes.In the midst of disaster and pain, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And when it’s over, often we might think ‘Well, that wasn’t too bad’. The same … Continue reading 2004-10-16 “Bye Bye Miss American Pie”

Cannot access ‘Manage SBS Backup’

Situation: When you try to access the “Manage Small Business Server Backup” inside “Server Management”, and you get the following message: “You do not have the correct permissions to view this page. For more information contact your system administrator. To view this page, you must be a member of the Domain Admins security group.“ Solution: Go to IIS managerOpen the Default Website  and you should see the Backup virtual directory.Right click Backup and select Properties. Go to the Directory Security tab, click Edit in Authentication and access control.Verify Integrated Windows Authentication is the only authentication method.

How to make Outlook’s new mail popup stay up longer!

Amy asked: Does anyone know of a utility for Outlook 2003 that will create a pop-up when new mail arrives? This pop-up needs to stay on the screen, like the older versions of Outlook had. Eric responded: This feature is included in Outlook 2003 already. Open up Outlook and follow this click process: Tools – Options – Preferences – Email Options – Advanced Email Options – Display a New Desktop Alert.  There is also a box there called, “Desktop Alert Settings” which will allow you to choose how long the alert remains visible and how transparent the alert is. Amy asks: But … Continue reading How to make Outlook’s new mail popup stay up longer!

Send reminders from Public Folder calendars

Someone recently asked:  I have a number of calendars that are in the ‘public folders’ folder. Is there any way that I can get the ‘reminder pop up’ to work. I notice that Outlook doesn’tsupport this facility when the calendar is in the Public Folders but is there a way around this or another piece of software? Sue Mosher provided the following link for this solution: http://www.slovaktech.com/

Backing up SQL DB with NTBackup

Situation: SBS 2003 Premium Edition.  I have installed ReportServices for SqlServer 2000. Errors occur on backup – event id 6004, Description: Sqllib error: Database RptServer is not simple. Solution: Open SQL Manager and go to the properties of each database. Make sure the backup type is set to simple.

Problem printing a large file

This might help someone down the road. Thanks to RT for posting this in the public NG!I had issues printing files (the would never reach the printer) that spooled larger then 7MB on my HP DeskJet 9650.It turned out I had to increase the users C drive quota from 1GB to 2GB.

Problems with IMAP and Outlook Express

This info was posted by Pete, who encountered the problem and then was gracious enough to post how he fixed it! Problem:Hi, I have a problem with clients connecting to an SBS server over the internet using IMAP and outlook express.  I’ve opened TCP 143 on destination router, opened the IMAP protocol on the ISA server, the Exchange IMAP service is started, the IMAP protocol is enabled and I’ve created a server publishing rule for IMAP in ISA. The IMAP virtual server is set to ‘simple authentication & security layer’ and a valid local certificate (set to FQDN of server) is assigned. The client appears to find the SBS … Continue reading Problems with IMAP and Outlook Express

SBS2003 reports unusually high number of emails being sent

If you use the View Usage report generated byu SBS2003, you may notice that one or more users will show up with an unusually high number of outgoing mail. Your first reaction may be: Is my server being used as a relay? Or have I been hacked? But don’t worry — it’s just a flaw in the way it counts outgoing mail IF you send an email  to multiple different email domains.Unfortunately there’s not a fix for it right now. Read more at KB 867457! http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;867457