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New Exchange, SharePoint, and Forefront content on Technet

Microsoft have released some great new content on a few of the Technet blog sites. What’s new when Installing Ex2007SP1 CCR on a WS08 Cluster – Brett Johnson walks us through some of the key differences when deploying an Exchange 2007 SP1 CCR cluster on Windows Server 2008. Forefront – The New Keyword Filter Example […]

February 19, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 disables Exchange Anti-spam updates

Here is the anti-spam configuration on an Exchange Server 2007 RTM server: [PS] C:\>Get-AntispamUpdates UpdateMode : Automatic LatestContentFilterVersion : 3.3.4604.600 SpamSignatureUpdatesEnabled : True LatestSpamSignatureVersion : 3.3.4604.600 IPReputationUpdatesEnabled : True LatestIPReputationVersion : 3.3.4604.001 MicrosoftUpdate : NotConfigured And here is the same Exchange Server 2007 server immediately after upgrading to Service Pack 1: [PS] C:\>Get-AntispamUpdates UpdateMode : […]

February 6, 2008

Blogs I read

This blog is mostly about my Microsoft server technologies and things I encounter in my day job in IT.  To keep up with this field I am subscribed to a number of blogs and I try to set aside some time to read the latest posts each day.  But since I am blogging I also […]

January 31, 2008

Web sites know your OS, right?

I’m no programmer but I’ve seen demonstrations of web page code that allows a web site to detect your operating system, browser version, and other details that annoy privacy nutters.  The sites can then (if they feel like it I suppose) use that information to tailor the web content to suit the client (eg, why […]

January 17, 2008

2007 roundup

2007 was the second year for this web site. I started it in 2006 using Mambo as the CMS and mostly writing longer articles and guides. This proved impractical after a while. My work lends itself to writing more quick fix posts for rare or obscure problems. I fill in the rest of my posting […]

December 30, 2007

Checking currency of Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam signatures

Last week I wrote a post on what is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam.  A short time afterwards Evan Dodds wrote back to me with an answer to the issue. One could write a simple script to check what updates are available on MU in certain categories, etc. Sample VB script code is available […]

December 10, 2007

What is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam

I’ve been searching all over the Microsoft website for a KB article, Technet article, or any other page that will list the current version of the various Exchange Server 2007 anti-spam signature releases. I realise that in any given day these can update dozens of times, but it is still a bit frustrating not having […]

December 4, 2007