BizTalk Server 2010 Training – NOW AVAILABLE!

Great news all. Recently we have just released the BizTalk Server 2010 training kit (that includes labs and training videos) to help you learn about the new features of BizTalk Server 2010 can now be downloaded here. This is a free training kit. These labs are designed to be executed in a BizTalk Server 2010…

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Booting from a VHD GOTCHAS

So I wanted to convert my virtual machine into a native boot, how hard can that be? Well because I am so lucky (maybe not!) I faced and done all the wrong steps and took all the bad turns. In this post I will concentrate more on the bad things I made and the problems…

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Custom SharePoint Site Definition with Discussion list view

I have been trying to develop a new custom SharePoint site definition on SharePoint 2007 that would put a discussion list view web part on the home page of the created site.     Now everything seemed to be working fine and list view was added to the home page but when you try to…

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SharePoint Survey List Webpart

Hi SharePoint Developers, This is my first blog post and I am very excited about sharing my experience with you. So let’s just dive into it. I wanted to present to you a solution that I think was interesting; I had an issue in a project that we had a SharePoint site that contained several…

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Auto-Enrollment – Avoid the challenges of making end users manage their certificates

I am going to go over auto-enrollment in Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) Certificate Enrollment Methods in general For a client to enroll for certificates, several ways exist in Windows Server Web Enrollment (the default URL is http://CAName/certsrv) where CAName is the name of the Issuing Certificate Authority. Enrollment through the Automatically Enroll and Retrieve…

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Configuring Windows Network Load Balancing

Network Load Balancing (NLB) is commonly utilized with Web Applications and SharePoint deployments to load balance the web traffic across multiple servers and to increase the availability of the solution. The most common SharePoint 2007 deployment is the 5-server farm which includes 2 SharePoint Front End servers that are load balanced. Load balancing web servers…


Default Authentication Methods in Exchange 2010 CAS and Mailbox Servers

  Whenever you mess up with authentication methods on the IIS or through powershell, services may not function properly, especially the published ones. Blew is the default authentication methods published at Exchange Team Blog site: Exchange Server 2010 with the Client Access Server (standalone): Location Authentication SSL Setting Management Default Web Site Anonymous Required IIS…


Increase WSUS 3 updates download speed

  Hello , I’ve been (and I think most of you did) through the WSUS configuration and waiting for days for the download to finish. That’s because the the BITS technologies that limits that foreground download, and enable the background downloads – to least impact the bandwidth. We used to use this command in WSUS…