SEM – SPAMfighter Exchange Module – Installation and Configuration with Exchange 2013
Nov17

SEM – SPAMfighter Exchange Module – Installation and Configuration with Exchange 2013

KB ID 0000824  Problem “I seem to get a lot of spam”, and “I get a lot more spam than I used to” are right up there with “My computer is running slow”. It’s a problem that, eats up users time and fills your mail stores with junk, and time/disk space costs money. SEM is tiny! In a world where a graphics driver is now over 100MB the entire install suite is less than 11MB. This is going into my...

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Changing a Username and Email Address
Nov17

Changing a Username and Email Address

(Windows & Exchange) KB ID 0000698  Problem This was asked on Experts Exchange this morning, and so I thought I’d get it documented. There are loads of reasons why you might want to change a username, display name, and email address. It can be spelt wrong, a user has got married/divorced and changed their surname, or they have simply changed their name. There are also some clients who don’t create a new user when a...

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Adding a 2003 Domain Controller to a 2000 Domain
Nov17

Adding a 2003 Domain Controller to a 2000 Domain

KB ID 0000256  Problem If you have an existing Windows Server 2000 domain, and you would like to add a Windows Server 2003 Domain controller, there’s a few extra hoops to jump through. Solution Before you start, make sure all your domain controllers are at AT LEAST Service pack 2, though there’s no reason not to be at Service Pack 4. If you are running Exchange 2000 READ THIS first! 1. If you do not already know which...

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Exchange – Slow Shutdown and Reboot on a Domain Controller
Nov17

Exchange – Slow Shutdown and Reboot on a Domain Controller

  KB ID 0000565  Problem To be fair Microsoft recommend that you DO NOT install Exchange on a domain controller. Not only does it cause quite a performance hit on the server, but because of the way services are stopped on the server at shutdown time, the Exchange services take AGES to stop (In fact they end up timing out). Quite how this explains SBS (Which is a domain controller with Exchange on it) I’m not really sure,...

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Allow a Server to “Relay” Through Microsoft Exchange
Nov17

Allow a Server to “Relay” Through Microsoft Exchange

KB ID 0000542 Problem Back in the early days of email, just about all mail servers let you relay mail though them. That was fine until someone worked out you could then get someone else to send out your “spam”, and they would look like the guilty party. Even today people misconfigure their Exchange servers and make them an open relay. But what happens if you have a particular server or machine that you want to let use your...

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OWA (Outlook Web Access) “Red X” Error
Nov17

OWA (Outlook Web Access) “Red X” Error

KB ID 0000196 Problem Usually seen on IE7 and IE8, when you try and reply to an email you see a red X in the body of the Email window.   Solution Option 1: The simplest fix (Exchange 2000/2003 only – Including SBS2003). 1. Go to http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=911829 and install that hot fix on the server. Note: This also fixes the error where OWA simply says “Loading”. Option 2 : Whilst In OWA 1. Click...

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