Below are some of my papers written for your general education and entertainment. I firmly believe that a problem should be solved exactly once and I hope that by documenting my solution I can save you some time and my own in the future when I forget how I did things in the first place. Enjoy.
Clusterlike Non-Clusters for SMB Messaging
The following article helps you take a look at your small business infrastructure and realize the potential in new cluster-like features in Microsoft Exchange 2007.
Publishing SenderID records for Exchange SP2 IMF v2
Guide on how to determine and publish your SenderID record for Exchange 2003 SP2 IMF v2 along with the links to the SenderID Wizard.
Enabling IMF 2 in Exchange 2003 SP2
Got SPAM? If you have Exchange 2003 SP2 or just upgrading your SBS 2003 box to support it, the next generation of IMF is now part of Exchange by default. This article walks you through the IMF setup and configuration, as well as a way to read IMF archived messages.
Changing Exchange 2003 Store Database Limits
Need more room for your mail? Exchange 2003 SP2 extends the limit of Standard edition databases from 16GB to 75GB and this article walks you through what you need to do to change Exchange database limits, set custom warnings and Exchange database checks.
Modifying the Outlook Web Access Login Page
Trying to customize Exchange OWA (Outlook Web Access) look of the login page? You’re in luck, this article guides you through changing the look and feel of the login.asp page and shows you how to get rid of the Domain\user name issue that comes up every now and then.
Exchange 2003 SP2 for SBS
This article quickly walks you through the upgrade of Exchange 2003 with Service Pack 2 on SBS 2003. Installation process is fairly trivial but there are a few catches with every service pack. Learn how to upgrade Exchange, IMF and get the most out of your SBS Exchange platform.
Understanding Microsoft Licensing for Small Business
This article covers the common problems small businesses have with Microsoft licensing. It is a brief overview of how to present, sell and standardize clients platform with Microsoft Open Value 2.0 licensing program.
Web & SharePoint hosting on SBS
Virtual hosting of multiple web sites is just one of the ways you can realize more value from your SBS investment. More importantly, it is a business tool that can help you better communicate with your customers with just a few quick steps.
Safe & Affordable IM for Small Business
Instant Messaging is one of the most popular collaboration applications on the Internet, perhaps second only to email. This guide will help your business get a private IM server running on your network in under 30 minutes for about $25.
Slipstreaming SP2 into WindowsXP media
If you are a system builder or if you just have to install Windows XP a lot, Service Pack 2 can take some time to install. But if you take a minute to slipstream a new CD, SP2 will take no time at.
Disabling NDR (non-delivery reports) on Exchange 2003
Is your mail server being used to send thousands of spam messages embedded in non-delivery reports? Don’t get your server in trouble, learn how you can disable NDR’s.
Setting up Exchange 2003 as an ATRN Client
Do you want to take full advantage of all the Exchange 2003 features but do not have high speed Internet, reliable connections or a static IP address? This document will help you configure your Exchange 2003 as an ATRN client so you can have a mail server on your regular Cable/DSL.
Setting up Exchange 2003 as an ATRN Server
Looking to host email for someone on an unreliable Internet connection (DSL or Cable) or a remote server without a static IP address? ATRN (Authenticated Turn) mechanism makes it possible to establish a secure mail queue for remote servers and this is how you set it up with Exchange 2003.
Common TCP and UDP ports used on the Internet
Have you ever wondered why a particular port was open on your server or which port you would need to forward through your firewall to enable a service? Here is a quick list of some of the most common protocols and the ports they use.