Hey! I'm back!

Hello and welcome back.  It’s been too long since my last post and that was for two different reasons.  The first was this new website and domain name.  technet.com ought to be easy to remember. 🙂  The second reason is I’ve been waiting for our official posting guidelines (think Scott and Rory).  I don’t really…

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Blocking Websites - Creating A Firewall Access Rule Using Scripting

Many of you have asked for a script we use in the TechNet ISA Server 2004 Technical Overview (TNT1–111) webcast.  The blockwebsites.vbs script creates a ISA firewall access rule and builds a list of websites that will be blocked. This script is obviously useful for a number of reasons.  First, it could be used quite…

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Blocking Peer File Sharing and Chat Clients Using ISA Server 2004

As usual, the TechNet ISA Server 2004 webcast generated a huge number of great questions.  I’ll be reviewing many of those and will post a few good ones here over time.   One question that comes up every time we deliver this content is how to block the various chat and peer file sharing programs. …

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ADUC Exchange Tasks - move mailbox error

It’s possible you may encounter a move error when migrating Exchange 5.5 mailboxes to an Exchange Server 2003 storage group.  In fact, several presenters on my team hit this error in front of live audiences last week.  Considering the session we were delivering is an Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 Migration seminar, this could…

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The Halo2 Chicken Award

I’m sure many of you have played in some hilarious games, but last night took the cake for me. We started a Team Slayer game.  I spawned on the Zanzibar beach.  Two of my team quit immediately and since one was host, the lovely blue screen host reelection process started.  While waiting, I formulated a…

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The Giant Orange Spool!!!

Why would anyone get excited about a giant orange spool?  Because that spool is a spool of fiber optic cable getting ready to be buried up and down my street!   Verizon is rolling out fiber optic internet services for select areas across the United States.  Keller, Texas was the first city in the US…

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