Some ways to improve OWA over dial-up

Sometimes customers see slow performance when accessing OWA over Dial-up and using SSL.  Here are some things that you should check to make sure that you are getting the best performance. Make sure that compression is enabled on the FE server. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825371  Make sure that your firewall or proxy doesn’t require that every http connection…

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Some ways to improve OWA over dial-up

Sometimes customers see slow performance when accessing OWA over Dial-up and using SSL.  Here are some things that you should check to make sure that you are getting the best performance. Make sure that compression is enabled on the FE server. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825371  Make sure that your firewall or proxy doesn’t require that every http connection…

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Still more Frequently Asked Questions…

Q:  Can I do an in-place upgrade of 55 to Exchange 2003. A:  No, you can upgrade Exchange 2000 to 2003 or install Exchange 2003 and them move mailboxes from 5.5 to 2003.   Q:  How many GCs do I need dedicated for Exchange 2003? A:  A good ratio is 1 GC Processor per 4…

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Even more Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  If I use OWA at a kiosk, what data is cached on the client? A:  All OWA user data except attachments are sent with a no cache directive so that the browser shouldn’t cache anything.  Non-user data like gifs and scripts are cached.  To prevent downloading of attachments you can block them by following…

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On the road, again.

Well, I was traveling way too much yesterday and I am in class this week so I am going to cheat a little and post some FAQ questions that I have compiled.  Some of these may not be interesting to you , but some may. Q:  Are there any problems with doing an ADPREP after…

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Recommended post SP4 fixes for Exchange 5.5

First of all, I want to let you know that I highly recommend that you run Exchange 2003 since the support date for Exchange 5.5 has already past (and 2003 rocks!), but since so many companies are still running 5.5 I wanted to forward you a list that I use.    Some of these will…

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How to collect Outlook 2003 connection performance from Exchange 2003

I found this internally and I asked one of our Exchange Program Managers why this wasn’t public yet.  His reply was:  “No reason.  Should at least be a KB”.  So I wrote one. But in the meantime, I thought I would share it with you. Client side monitoring is used to find client errors and…

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Scanning password protected .zip files

I found this on the NTBUGTRAQ mailing list from a Michael Maloney.  I don’t know the validity of this, but it seemed interesting enough to post.  I would be interested in hearing whether or not this works. “With the release of Beagle.H and Beagle.I, virus writers started enclosing the infected files within password protected ZIP…

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Gonna start playing with ISCSI

Today I decided to set up my first Exchange 2003 cluster server using ISCSI to connect to the quorums.  I’m also going to do this through Virtual Server so this should be pretty interesting.  I’ll let you know more when I have this finished.  Don’t know what ISCSI is yet?  There is plenty of information…

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