SBS2003 R2 SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Downgrade Rights

SBS 2003 R2 is in beta now and the Premium Edition contains SQL 2005 Workgroup Edition which is nice.  It will give forward looking customers the chance to get all the great features of SQL 2005… that is once their application vendor supports it.  What do they do in the meantime if they need SQL 2000 then?  Well – based on the information on the MS website, they can do one of two things… Option 1http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/evaluation/faq/sql2005.mspx  suggests that they downgrade their SQL to SQL 2000 Standard Edition (I guess they have not figured out fulfilment just yet) Q. What do … Continue reading SBS2003 R2 SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Downgrade Rights

Patching – needs to be even simpler please Microsoft

Today we had an interesting issue on a client site – the client runs SBS 2003 – they sent out an email blast to 60 of THEIR customers but they mistakenly put everyone in the cc line instead of the bcc line.  What then happened was a deluge of emails that bounced back to them and continues even now.  Our IT team immediately checked out our clients SBS server and could not see a problem, until we realised that the mail was coming from one of their customers servers.  We investigated and the based ont he MX records, it gave … Continue reading Patching – needs to be even simpler please Microsoft