Category: SBS

Stop draggin’ my port around

Problem: Remote user reports he is unable to connect to shared network drive over PPTP VPN. Troubleshooting: Tried connecting to VPN from my computer. Could not connect. Conclusion: remote user is neither stupid nor crazy. Tried to telnet to server over port 1723. Could not connect. Checked firewall logs for dropped connections on port 1723. […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Server 2003, Software, Technology on Jun 24th, 2007, 10:51 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

SBS Tech Library Unveiled

Better late than never, right? Almost four years after the launch of SBS 2003, Microsoft has created a central source of technical information about the product. Good idea, but I’m not sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to do. For example, I  tried doing a search for business contact manager to see if it would bring […]

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Posted in All, SBS, Software, Technology on Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:47 pm by David Schrag     

Problems wiping myself

Things had been looking up for my Exchange mailbox rebuild, but they got really bad again the first time my Pocket PC tried a wireless sync. All of my contacts, which had just been imported back into Exchange from the .pst file I’d created, were seen as new entries by my phone. So it synched for […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 14th, 2007, 3:14 am by David Schrag     

Next time I’m in Kansas City …

I owe John Klimcak a beer. After reading my question about the temporary mailbox, John asked the simplest question: “Have you tried recreating your [Outlook] profile?” I hadn’t. But I did. And it worked. Thanks, John. Now my RSS feed folder is full of duplicates again, but at least this time I have some idea […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology on Apr 11th, 2007, 10:22 pm by David Schrag  5 comments   

Making a temporary mailbox permanent

Last night I described a rather pathetic attempt to improve my Outlook 2007 performance by deleting and rebuilding my Exchange mailbox. I thought I was back in business but it turns out there was one more significant hurdle. When I opened Outlook, I got the following message: “Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology on Apr 11th, 2007, 4:59 pm by David Schrag  10 comments   

How NOT to rebuild your Exchange mailbox

Executive summary: I stupidly deleted my Exchange mailbox before noting or backing up some things that you can’t export to a .pst file. Skip to Part Five if you want to go directly to “lessons learned.” Part One: The problem I’d been having the strangest problem with my e-mail — OK, probably not THE strangest […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Apr 10th, 2007, 11:44 pm by David Schrag  3 comments   

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