Secure IMAP in SBS 2003 with ISA 2004

Eriq Neale wrote this post in September, 2007.  Given that I referenced it yet again today while configuring a customer’s SBS 2003 R2 Premium with ISA 2004 to get IMAPS running for an employee’s Mac at their house so they could use Apple Mail and IMAP, I figured I would drop a quick note of thanks here to Eriq and link to it for my own quick reference to dig it up again later.  😉 Thanks Eriq!  Thanks to Tim too for encouraging you to write it up! Steve

Caching in on your SBS 2003 Software Assurance benefits to get SBS 2008

Last Thursday at our monthly Puget Sound Small Business Server User Group ( we had the question come up from one of our members who is trying to figure out where his SA benefits are in the Software Assurance world of eOpen.  He was only sent part of the full suite of updated software he was expecting from Microsoft.  For the definitive answer we went to Eric Ligman (of course, who else do we turn to for all that is licensing and Microsoft).  He in turn led us over to his blog for the answer.  Check out the two blog … Continue reading Caching in on your SBS 2003 Software Assurance benefits to get SBS 2008

5W/50 Webcast covering migrations to SBS 2008

Jeff Middleton, Founder of   5W/50 Webcast! LEARN MORE: Join Jeff for the Microsoft webcast!  Live today, or the recording after the event. Presented by Jeff Middleton Migration Concepts with SBS 2008 Microsoft Partners 5W/50 Series January 9, 20099:00 AM – 10:00 AM  Time Zone (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Register for the Webcast: Migration projects pose unique challenges for IT Consultants. The goal is to move a customer’s server infrastructure into a new product and platform with a  process that is both predictable and profitable.Jeff Middleton will present the concepts of the Microsoft documented “join to … Continue reading 5W/50 Webcast covering migrations to SBS 2008

A newly created recipient may not receive e-mail messages for up to 4 hours

Thanks to Susan Bradley for bringing my attention to this Microsoft KB.  It looks like in Essential Business Server 2008 if you create a new recipient and attempt to send them mail, it can take up to four hours for the Exchange Edge Server to synch up to the Messaging Server unless you manually run the Start-EdgeSynchronization cmdlet and force a synch, resulting in a 550 5.1.1 User unknown NDR being generated. See Microsoft KB 961303 for the details.  Looks like they are still updating the KB as of this time. Steve