Going away for a while

Body: From Friday 12th December 2008 until early January 2009, I’m taking a break from everything. There will be no blog posts, no community forums participation, no website updates etc during this time. I hope to come back totally refocused and energised for the New Year. I already have plans for a few things in the new year and will announce them in 2009. If you have anything waiting on me, then send me an email directly so I can attend to it before I go. Hoping that everyone has a great Christmas / New Years break and gets to … Continue reading Going away for a while

A little known Exchange 2007 secret

Body: I learned something cool when I was in the USA last time. When you have an Exchange 2007 system connected to Exchange 2003, you get the following Exchange 2007 Administrative Group and the Exchange Routing Group to connect the systems together. You are also warned not to change the name of the Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) or the Exchange Routing Group (DWBGZMFD01QNBJR) What I didn’t know is that these “random characters” are in fact codes. A simple letter substitution reveals that FYDIBOHF23SPDLT is in fact EXCHANGE12ROCKS and that DWBGZMFD01QNBJR is in fact EXCHANGE12ROCKS Cool huh… right in front of … Continue reading A little known Exchange 2007 secret

SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant

Body: I’ve not written about this before, but long story short, Microsoft Press and I have parted ways with my work on the SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant.  I won’t go into the details, but will say that it was due to a difference of opinion on things combined with some very personal factors in my private life that lead to the decision.  I’ve retained full ownership of the content I had done at that time (approximately half the book is completed).  I noticed this week that Amazon is listing the book with myself and Susan Bradley as authors and … Continue reading SBS 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant

SBS 2008 Migration Documents – UPDATED

Body: Today Microsoft released the latest revision of their SBS 2008 Migration documents.  You can access them here NOTE that this is only the ONLINE documentation that is updated. The downloadable copy of the document is NOT updated at this time. Category: SBS 2008 / Cougar Published: 5/12/2008 9:37 AM

You know you are an idiot when…

Body: You go against all the good advice that Microsoft offer when they design the product and you don’t even care enough for your clients well being to heed advice given by others.  Such is the case of some people who believe that they can put the Hyper-V role ONTO the main SBS 2008 server and still make it work.  Susan Bradley has a great blog post here on the issues that occur when you put the Hyper-V role on your SBS 2008 server.  She is doing this as a demonstration of just what NOT to do.  She is trying … Continue reading You know you are an idiot when…