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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Replacing Network Adapter on Security Server may cause inbound/outbound email queuing up on Edge Transport Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ping Xu] Symptoms: Replacing a network adapter on the Essential Business Server 2008 Security Server may cause inbound and outbound email to queue and not be delivered. Confirm this by checking the message queue on the Security Server: Start the Exchange Management Console on the Security Server. Click…

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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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OWA Address Book "Could not connect to a directory server” errors on EBS

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] When trying to browse through the OWA Address Book on a default EBS configuration, the first page of the address book will load, but attempts to browse to subsequent pages will fail with the error: Could not connect to a directory server. If the problem continues,…

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How to run the IT Environment Health Scanner in an EBS Environment

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] By default, TMG disallows WMI traffic as part of its security hardening.  However, the Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner (direct download) requires WMI to collect data for its analysis.  To work around this limitation, you must temporarily create an exception to allow the Health Scanner to…

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New feature : Adjust the level of protection provided by Security Server in Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Security is of paramount importance in organization any size; it is no surprise that strong security solutions are deployed to protect various assets that provide the competitive advantage in the ever so challenging medium-sized business (up to 300 users/devices) segment. In many such organizations, it is common to find one security solution that is used…


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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Conficker information on EBS Product Manager blog

Read about Microsoft released a critical security update for Windows (MS08-067) at MSRT Released on 13JAN09 Addressing Conficker and Banload Read how EBS helps to protect against viruses and malware with Forefront Security for Exchange and Threat Management Gateway at Protecting against Conficker Worm with Windows Essential Business Server Cheers, Chris Grillone

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