Exchange Certificate Expiration in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby] ** This post has been re-written on 8/25/2011 to cover a wider range of scenarios that have been generating an increasing amount of traffic recently. The EBS 2008 Messaging Server is installed with two Exchange certificates; both are used for securing communication with…

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Installing Security Server behind existing firewall in Windows Essential Business Server

While Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Windows EBS) Security Server can be installed as the single perimeter security solution it is common to have it  coexist with existing security solutions like hardware firewall on the perimeter.  In this configuration, Forefront TMG is the “back end firewall” to the existing “front end” firewall, providing a defense…

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Using the Check Out Feature with WSS Behind TMG

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to use the Check Out (or Check In) feature of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 published behind TMG in a default EBS installation, checkout fails with the error below: Error Code: 500 Internal Server Error.  The request was rejected by the HTTP filter.  Contact…

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Upgrading Your Servers? Consider Essential Business Server 2008.

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Becky Lymberis] For many midsize businesses, a day in the IT department is often about putting out fires and running to users’ desktops to troubleshoot issues.  Problems like this are not uncommon; with fewer resources than their enterprise counterparts, managing and keeping an updated IT department is extremely…

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EBS TechEd Online Tech Talk - New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies

A new TechEd tech talk interview, a 10 minute product overview on Windows Essential Business Server 2008, is now live — New Windows Infrastructure Solution for Midsized Companies.  Interviewed is Eric Watson, Principal Group Program Manager for EBS. Microsoft has just released a new product suite for midsized companies (under 300 PCs). Essential Business Server is a suite of server…

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Tech·Ed - Cutting Costs with Essential Business Server featured at Tech·Ed 2009, May 11-15

A Cutting Costs with Windows Essential Business Server 2008 session will be featured at Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2009, May 11-15 in Los Angeles.  Eric Watson, Group Program Manager on the EBS team, will be presenting.    You’ll hear updated details on how EBS 2008 can assist you in cutting costs by maximizing user productivity, reducing…

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Teched Los Angeles May 11-15 in LA will feature Essential Business Server

Are you coming to Teched LA in May to learn about Windows Server, Exchange, System Center Essentials, Threat Management Gateway, Forefront for Exchange?  I will be giving talks on Essential Business Server there and hanging out in the expo area with other EBS product team members, answering questions about EBS and any related technology questions you…

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How To Change the Public Certificate used by Windows Essential Business Server for Incoming Web Requests

  [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] Summary When Windows Essential Business Server installs, setup will generate a self-signed certificate name based on the name of you specify during installation.  The certificate name will always be the name you selected for your remote access URL during setup.  This URL is used for…

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What’s in a Name? The Remote Web Workplace Users Group in EBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] EBS controls access to RWW through membership in the Remote Web Workplace Users group.  For most installations this should be a unique object.  For domains that have been migrated from SBS 2003, it is expected that there will be two groups with the same name, located…

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