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Modifying Exchange Server 2007 Roles Breaks Outlook Web Access

Update: 18th September  I’ve come across a frustrating problem with an Exchange Server 2007 deployment in which Outlook Web Access is not functioning correctly for one of the Client Access servers. Here is a test scenario in which the problem occurs.  Install an Exchange server TESTEXC1 with the Client Access (CA), Hub Transport (HT), and Mailbox (MB) […]

September 17, 2007

Real World Sharepoint: Hawaiian Air

The Microsoft Sharepoint Products and Technologies Team Blog published a write up back in April this year written by Avneesh Kaushik about their experience using Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 and ASP.NET 2.0 to develop the Hawaiian Air internet website. The website is mission critical for Hawaiian Airlines because it transacted the majority of […]

September 17, 2007

Adobe Flash Player Download Links

Aaron runs a great blog but I’m quite amazed that Adobe is actually telling customers to look there for basic information like download links for their software. I’ve had a few e-mails over the past few weeks, from people looking for the Adobe Flash Player installer, because Adobe tech support has been directing people here […]

September 17, 2007

Whirlpool forums founder sued by 2Clix

Last Updated 14/9/07 Opinion: To me 2Clix used to be a software company I’d never heard of that made a product I’d never used that some people apparently don’t like. Now 2Clix is a software company I have heard of that makes a product I’ll never use. I don’t really like it when popular internet […]

September 12, 2007

Event ID 3006 and Exchange Server 2007 performance counters

An Exchange Server 2007 server with incorrectly loaded performance counters may result in many instances of event ID 3006 being logged to the Application Event Log. Event Type: Warning Event Source: LoadPerf Event Category: None Event ID: 3006 Date:  10/09/2007 Time:  12:51:51 User:  N/A Computer: SERVER Description: Unable to read the performance counter strings of the 011 language ID. The Win32 status returned […]

September 10, 2007

Microsoft resources for end-user Sharepoint training

Microsoft has released some training materials to help with end-user training for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007.  These slick, professional looking PowerPoint decks can help end-users understand MOSS 2007 terminology and assist them with how to perform routine tasks within the portal. The Sharepoint Team Blog has linked directly to the files here.

September 10, 2007

New VMWare blog

My colleague Dan has finally started his own blog about VMWare virtualisation products, and area he holds a lot of expertise in. Check it out –

September 5, 2007

Tom Shinder on “hardware” firewalls

Tom Shinder of takes an amusing shot at the myth in some circles that a “hardware” firewall or “firewall appliance” offers more security than a Microsoft ISA Server firewall. I was drawn to a particular quote in his article about the relative security of ISA Server to other popular firewalls in the context of […]

August 31, 2007

Whitepaper – Using Exchange Server 2007 for Unified Messaging and Fax

Microsoft has released a terrific whitepaper covering their own implementation of Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging.  The paper is available for reading or download on here on Technet, along with a Powerpoint presentation and webcast for IT pros. This technical white paper discusses how Microsoft IT designed and deployed an Exchange Server 2007–based unified messaging solution […]

August 31, 2007

Google Search versus Live Search

I did a search via the Internet Explorer 7 search bar today which happened to still be configured to use (the default setting). I was quickly reminded why I stick to Google instead of Live. Not only didn’t the first page of results have what I was looking for, it didn’t even have any […]

August 29, 2007

Unable to logon to Outlook after Exchange mailbox move

After a mailbox is moved from an Exchange 2003 server to an Exchange 2007 server the user may find they are unable to logon to Outlook even after the mailbox move wizard has completed.  The Exchange server will log the following events at the completion of the wizard: Event Type: Information Event Source: Exchange Migration Event Category: Move […]

August 16, 2007