Hi, We are running SBS 2003 R2 with all updates applied and have a user who recently got married. I renamed the user in Server Management, changed her email alias, updated the x400 account string, updated POP 3 connection manager to go to the new mailbox (reflected correctly in the list), updated outlook to the [...]
Answer Question | December 30, 2009 6:06 PM
Exchange 2003, Exchange administration, Exchange user profile, SBS 2003, Systems Channel
I’m having problems replicating a table that is full text enabled using SQL Server 2000 sp4. When I start the distribution agent I get the following error: Cannot use a CONTAINS or FREETEXT predicate on table ‘dbo.proposals’ because it is not full-text indexed. I have run sp_fulltext_database ‘enable’ on the subscriber. What do I need [...]
Answer Question | August 4, 2008 6:13 PM
SQL Server 2000, SQL Server errors, SQL Server replication, Systems Channel
Hi! I’m the Sys Admin for a small (50 employees) company. We’re currently running off of a couple of Dell 2850s, a 6600 for SQL and a few other various machines for web server, intranet, etc. We recently partnered with a new company. They are pushing me to setup a blade server (mostly because they [...]
Answer Question | August 14, 2008 6:09 PM
Blade servers, Dell 2850, SAN, SMB, Systems Channel, VMware
Our expert on SearchSystemsChannel.com thinks there are good reasons why Linux is gaining some ground in the enterprise. He also thinks there are some Linux service opportunities for VARs. Do you agree? How’s this playing out in your channel business?
Answer Question | May 25, 2008 3:32 PM
Channel, Linux, Systems Channel, VAR
Our expert on SearchSystemsChannel.com says the best way for VARs to get into the hosted services market is to begin by building in-house hosted services for their own internal use, and then demonstrating those services to their clients. Has this been your experience? What other advice would you offer?
Answer Question | July 21, 2008 3:21 PM
Channel, Hosted services, Systems Channel
Desktop and server virtualization aren’t right for every organization. At least that’s what our SearchSystemsChannel.com expert thinks. Is he right? Which organizations can benefit most from desktop and server virtualization, and which ones (if any) should steer clear?
Answer Question | June 26, 2008 2:26 PM
Channel, Desktop virtualization, Server virtualization, Systems Channel, Virtualization
Our expert on SearchSystemsChannel.com says the advantages of Web services are that they’re “platform independent (your customers can essentially run any OS), secure and scalable. They’re also Web-based, so they run over Port 80, which many firewalls do not block.” Are you a fan of Web services? How is your company using them? Are they [...]
Answer Question | April 21, 2008 2:23 PM
Channel, Consulting, Systems Channel, VAR, Web services (software)
You’ve heard of SaaS, but how do you make money from it? Our SearchSystemsChannel.com expert has some advice on selling SaaS. Do you agree with his advice? Why or why not?
Answer Question | April 23, 2008 3:30 PM
Channel, SaaS, SaaS market trends, Systems Channel
On SearchSystemsChannel.com, systems expert Hilary Cotter says that Microsoft has done its homework with Hyper-V to make it competitive with VMware ESX. But some VMware partners say Hyper-V has a lot of growing up to do before it can take on VMware. Who’s right? Which one should VARs recommend to their clients?
Answer Question | May 25, 2008 2:43 PM
Channel, Hyper-V, Systems Channel, Virtualization, VMware ESX