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Broadcom NIC teaming using Dell-supplied drivers

While deploying a new Dell PowerEdge 2900 for a customer I enountered a problem where the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite displayed no options for NIC teaming.  I checked the Dell Support website first and confirmed that the latest Dell-supplied drivers were already installed on the server. After a little hunting around I decided to download […]

February 18, 2009

Articles about Exchange Server and spam prevention

I’ve written some more articles recently at AllSpammedUp.com.  One of the interesting things about writing these articles is that is has forced me to take a deeper look at Exchange Server 2007 antispam features and consider their effectiveness.  My view at the moment is that with the right attention and configuration Exchange Server 2007 can […]

February 18, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 Update Rollup 6 (Critical)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007.  The update includes a critical security fix outlined in bulletin MS09-003. The full list of fixes can be found here, and the download files are here. I’ve updated our Exchange servers here last night and it went smoothly, no problems encountered. Make sure you read […]

February 12, 2009

Multiple ISP support in Forefront TMG

From Tom Shinder:   For years we’ve been asking for multiple ISP support for our ISA firewalls. Well, that never happened, but the great news is that TMG firewall now feature multiple ISP support. You can use two Internet connections, either for failover or load balancing. You can even set different weights on your ISPs, […]

February 9, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 Transition Script

Every time I do an Exchange 2000/2003 to Exchange 2007 transition I have to run the same shell commands at the end to upgrade the default Email Address Policy, Address Lists, and Global Address List. So I wrote this script to do it automatically.  To use the script copy this code into Notepad and save […]

February 6, 2009

Exchange 2007 OWA stops working with “reason=0” error

Outlook Web Access on Exchange Server 2007 may stop working after an Update Rollup is applied.  Users who connect to OWA may receive a browser script error or a blank page with a URL of:   https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/auth/logon.aspx?url=https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/&reason=0 This problem can be caused by either of these conditions: Cause #1 The Update Rollup was applied while […]

January 30, 2009

Exchange 2007 mailbox users with incorrect language settings

Users may report that their Exchange mailbox displays in an incorrect foreign language in Outlook and Outlook Web Access.  This issue may occur when the Languages attribute of the mailbox is incorrectly set. You can view the language of a mailbox using the Get-Mailbox cmdlet. [PS] C:\>Get-Mailbox -Identity "John Smith" | fl name, languages Name […]

January 19, 2009

This one isn’t iSCSI’s fault

I’m sure Netlimiter is a fine application for throttling your Bittorrent client so you can steal music and movies while still leaving enough bandwidth to watch Youtube clips and IM your friends about what music and movies you’re stealing and which Youtube clips you’re LOLing at. But it does not belong on Exchange servers.  Or […]

January 15, 2009