2006-10-25 Aileen Paron

We take a break from my usual "song of the week" postings to introduce you to Aileen Paron. She is the wife of one of the SBS good guys at Microsoft – Dean Paron. Anyway, here is a link to her latest CD and some clips of her songs. Enjoy! http://www.aileenparon.com

ISA 2006 and SBS 2003

For those with MSDN or Action Pack subscriptions, you will soon see ISA 2006 showing up on your doorsteps. A normal (?) question may be: can I install ISA 2006 on my SBS server? One answer is: "Sure, you can do anything you want." But that would not be the right answer. The right answer is: "No way, Jose!" Why? Because you not only break your EULA agreement, but more importantly, you'll break CEICW by installing ISA 2006 on your SBS server. However, with ISA 2006 there is a new ISA Firewall Client that works with ISA 2006, ISA 2004 and ISA 2000, and it works … Continue reading ISA 2006 and SBS 2003

2006-10-21 "Piano Man"

Billy Joel's hit song, Piano Man, is a favorite with many groups. Hard to believe that it was 30 years ago that it came out. Like the Piano Man, we deal with all sorts of customers and users, who all have a problem to tell us or a story to tell. So, let's start singin'! Piano Man WAV: http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/PianoGrand/sounds/PianoMan.wav Its nine o'clock on a Tuesday mornMy emails have all shuffled inThe Action Pack disks are still next to meAnd I wonder just where to begin The voice mail says, "We've been down all night"I'm not really sure what went wrongBut they're mad and upset, … Continue reading 2006-10-21 "Piano Man"

Publishing multiple web or sharepoint sites in SBS

Here are some links to frequently asked questions about hosting multiple websites or sharepoint sites on an SBS server, and hosting multiple mail domains (with thanks toi the M&M ladies, Sean and Vlad) How to publish websites with ISA 2004:http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/134/Default.aspx Hosting a website on your SBS 2000 & 2003:http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/89/Default.aspx Publishing multiple sharepoint web sites:http://www.vladville.com/2005/08/sbs-web-sharepoint-hosting-guide.html Hosting multiple domains on an SBS Server:Part 1: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003.htmlPart 2: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003_22.htmlPart 3: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003_25.html

Ethernet over Power

I keep thinking about trying out those devices, like Netgear's HomePlug adaptors, that turns an electrical outlet into a broadband Ethernet port for room to room LAN conectivity without running Ethernet cabling! If you're interested in doing this as well, I just came across a "don't do what I did" reminder: don't plug these adaptors into a surge protector. The surge protector blocks the surges … which is exactly what is used to transmit the data!

Customizing RWW list of computers

A freqently asked question on the newsgroups is: "How do I prevent certain computers from showing up in the list of computers when using RWW?". Well, Microsoft's TechNet provides a list of registry keys/values that can be modified via Regedit here: Click here  Wayne Small provides the specific answer to hiding certain computers from showing up in RWW here: Click here 1. From your server, run Regedit and go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\RemoteUserPortal2. From the Edit menu, click New > String Value3. Give the string value a name of ExcludeList (with no space) and press Enter4. Right click on the new field, and select … Continue reading Customizing RWW list of computers