Microsoft Exchange Team Veteran Scott Roberts will be at the PSSBS meeting tonight in Redmond!

Scott Roberts has 12+ years at Microsoft under his belt and is currently the Test Lead for the Exchange CXP [Sustained Engineering] team here in Redmond. For over 5 years, he has been on the Exchange CXP team and before that he was the tester for DSAccess and other Directory related tools. Scott was also responsible for manually testing IMAP/SMTP/POP3 for an older Microsoft Product called MCIS. Scott lives in Redmond and has resided in Washington for over 12 years. He is looking to attend several of the Washington State user groups over the next year to answer any questions that may arise around servicing, tools, Microsoft Update, and … Continue reading Microsoft Exchange Team Veteran Scott Roberts will be at the PSSBS meeting tonight in Redmond!

BPOS Sync Tool does not migrate passwords

Had this question come up today, so thought I’d drop a quick post on it. The Directory Synchronization tool used with Microsoft’s Online Services does a one-way sync from your Active Directory up to the BPOS servers, and does not migrate passwords. You have to do those manually, and if you change a password in your local AD, it must be updated manually on the BPOS side. See the Microsoft Online Services “About Directory Synchronization” page for the official wording on it.

Critical Update Available for ShadowProtect 3.x Customers

Recevied the following email today and wanted to help get the word out. Get your StorageCraft ShadowProtect updated as soon as you can so you don’t get burned by this! Critical Update Available for ShadowProtect 3.x Customers Valued Partners:   StorageCraft would like to announce the availability of ShadowProtect 3.5.1 for download now. This software patch fixes a rare issue found in ShadowProtect 3.x which affects some incremental backup images, but not full backup image files. This issue causes some incremental image files not to include all of the file system changes made since the last backup image. Any affected … Continue reading Critical Update Available for ShadowProtect 3.x Customers

"Failed to create Edge Subscription" error in your SBS to EBS migration?

Great blog post by Steve Knutson on his “Failed to create Edge Subscription” error in his Essential Business Server 2008 migration from Small Business Server 2003. We’ve seen this error in EBS installed into virtualized environments, but the timing issue with SBS and EBS was a new twist on the same error. Thanks for the screen shot and the log content too!

Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S.

Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S. – Thanks to each of the organizations involved (Microsoft, Association for Computing Machinery, Google Inc., Intel Corporation, the Computer Science Teachers Association, National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Computing Research Association) for getting the awareness out there for this. In my opinion, what also need to be addressed in our schools is K-12 math and science. The current curriculum from what I’ve seen does not cover the enough of the basics, or enough problem solving, critical thinking, and research. I am not an educator, but as a father of an … Continue reading Microsoft Joins Push for Better Computer Science Education in U.S.

Trouble with "Set up your Internet Address" wizard in SBS 2008?

Ran into this earlier today. If you happen to be messing with your SSL Certificates and get your “Set up your Internet Address” wizard into a state that it fails, run the Fix My Network Wizard (FNCW) and you should be good to go. In my case, the DPCW log (C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\DPCW.log) was showing in its last two entries “certcoll is null or zero count” and “closing store” with the Internet Address  Management Wizard (IAMW) closing out.