Bizarre Weekend Stuff – Halloween came early

Ghosts in the machine. Literally. I’m helping out at the Oracle User Group in Birmingham tomorrow and Wednesday (yes, it’s also running today), and was planning on demonstrating some of the features in the latest Windows Vista build. However, on Sat morning, Halloween definitely came early – I was answering an email on my big…


Part 19: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – Completing internal config

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. This fourth part of configuring RPC over HTTP for Outlook 2003 moves us on to ensuring that RPC/HTTP works internally from our Outlook 2003 client to our Exchange 2003 Server. First though, we correct a typo in the registry settings from the previous blogcast part (sorry!). One thing that…


Task manager additional network information

Living proof that no matter how much you use Windows on a daily basis, there’s always something somewhere you find which strikes you as “wow, never knew that”. Although I have a custom performance monitor MMC snap-in at home, for example, for monitoring network throughput on my broadband connection through my ISA Server, I never…


Part 18: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – Initial Setup

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. The third part of configuring RPC over HTTP for Outlook 2003 configures the registry on Exchange 2003 and ensures that IIS is correctly configured on our Exchange server. This is a critical step in ensuring that internal problems are non-existant before continuing on to external publication. Click here…


Securely Publishing Exchange 2003 using ISA Server 2004 – "Zero to Hero"

Thanks for everyone who attended todays security event in London. I hope you got a lot out of the demonstration I ran through today, plus of course the other sessions. It was certainly the scariest and possibly “riskiest” session I’ve ever considered – taking on 90 mins+ of unrehursed demo could have gone very very wrong,…


Branch Office Technologies in R2

We IT Forum preparations almost complete and the Windows Server 2003 R2 launch fairly soon, now would be a good time to get up to speed on R2 technologies. There’s a series of online chats over the next few months – I’ll hold off for the moment for those in december and beyond, but there’s…


Why business travel isn’t always the best option

I got sent this through earlier today and hadn’t seen it before. However, it definitely goes down as the funniest thing I’ve seen or heard this week. Was trying to find somewhere to file it for safekeeping, and my blog seemed fairly appropriate. It’s an advert for Office OneNote about why business travel stops here….


Part 17: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – RPC/HTTP for Outlook & Exchange – Initial Setup

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials. The second part of configuring RPC over HTTP for Outlook 2003 connectivity to Exchange 2003 is covered in this blogcast. Now that we have the proxy component installed on the Exchange Server, we have some further configuration to perform. First, we take a look at and amend the IIS…


Exchange 2003 SP2 Released

Hot off the press, just spotted the release of Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Time to update my infrastructure blogcast series and think about throwing in some mobile devices to try out the new device-wipe functionality. Guess what I’ll be installing at home tonight too!