TechNet Events Grand Rapids, MI and Toledo, OH (8/7/2007 and 8/9/2007)

Good morning everyone!    Thank you for everyone coming to the events!  I hope everyone had a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing you all again.  with that said we had a lot of fantastic questions and they are listed below.

Enjoy and please comment if I missed any or if you need more information!

Q:What events to monitor with MOM? 
A:This really depends on what your looking for. MOM offers a lot of great possibilities, but the types of things you will want to monitor and the applications that you are looking at.  Here are some good links to take a look at:

Q:What OS’s are supported by Windows Live OneCare?
A:Windows XP and Windows Vista are supported by OneCare, however the 64-bit editions are not currently supported. For a full list of requirements take a look here:

OneCare System Requirements

Q:Can you create custom health tasks in the maintenance window in SCOM?
A:I was not able to find anything on the customizing in SCOM interface, you can make custom tasks but I could not find a way to get them into the interface.

Q:What compressed file types does Forefront scan?
A:When it is filtering on Exchange Forefront will filter the following files:

  • PKZip (.zip)
  • GNU Zip (.gzip)
  • Self-extracting ZIP archives
  • Zip files (.zip)
  • Java archive (.jar)
  • TNEF (winmail.dat)
  • Structured storage (.doc, .xls, .ppt, etc.)
  • MIME (.eml)
  • SMIME (.eml)
  • UUEncode (.uue)
  • Unix tape archive (.tar)
  • RAR archive (.rar)
  • MACBinary (.bin)

For more information take a look here:

Q:Will Windows 2003 get a retro-fit of the IP stack to perform like Vista and Server 2008?
There is no indication that Windows 2003 will get the next generation IP stack.

Q:Can you set CTCP or ECN with group policy?
No. You can set these both with netsh commands:

  • Enable CTCP: netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp (it is enabled by default)
  • Disable CTCP: netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=none
  • Enable ECN support: netsh interface tcp set global ecncapability=enabled

Q:Where can I find more information on Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)?
I had a lot of great questions on IAG, you can find the limited whitepapers here :

Q:What is Complete PC backup and what versions of Vista is it in?
Complete PC is only available in Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. Complete PC is a fantastic utility for a complete image backup and restore solution for Windows Vista.Where can I find more resources for SMS and laptop deployments?

Q:What browsers are supported for Intelligent Application gateway (IAG)?
The tables below highlights the recommended browsers, for a full list of the system requirements take a look here:


Operating System Supported Browsers
Microsoft Windows 2000

Internet Explorer 6
Mozilla family: Netscape Navigator 7.1.x, Netscape Navigator 7.2.x; Mozilla 1.7.x; Firefox 1.0.x

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003

Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7

Mozilla family: Netscape Navigator 7.1.x, Netscape Navigator 7.2.x; Mozilla 1.7.x; Firefox 1.0.x

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008

Internet Explorer 7 (this is the only one I can verify, although I would image the other browsers that are supported in the lists above will work)

Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC *

Pocket Internet Explorer

Mac OS X

Safari 1.2.4, Safari 1.3, and Safari 2.0
Mozilla family: Netscape Navigator 7.1.x, Netscape Navigator 7.2.x; Mozilla 1.7.x; Firefox 1.0.x; Camino 0.83

Linux (Red Hat, SUSE, Debian) Mozilla family: Netscape Navigator 7.1.x, Netscape Navigator 7.2.x; Mozilla 1.7.x; Firefox 1.0.x

An asterisk (*) indicates support for mobile Internet connectivity.

Although other browsers might also be functional, for optimal performance, we recommend use of these versions only.


  • Some of the IAG 2007 client components are supported only on Windows operating systems running Internet Explorer. For details, refer to "Whale Client Components" on page 147 in the Intelligent Application Gateway User Guide.
  • For those users running other operating systems or other browser versions, the IAG 2007 portal home page has been reworked to present a stripped-down page for browsers that do not support the rich environment necessary for the entire range of IAG features, such as scheduled logoffs and session time-outs.
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