SBS 2003 and beyond:

January, 2009


January 31, 2009  11:29 PM

Exchange 2003 Server SP 2 Install Error



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Exchange 2003, Exhange 2003 SP2, Microsoft Windows, SBS 2003

One of our techs had a Exchange 2003 SP2 server that the OWA quit working and I suggested that he do  a Exchange 2003 reinstall. That usually clears up any of these quirky...

January 29, 2009  2:00 AM

SBS 2008 and Intermittent Outlook Anywhere Problems



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Microsoft Windows, SBS 2008

We had a tech working on a migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 and everything was going good for him with his first migration. His customer relies heavily on Outlook Anywhere for the...


January 27, 2009  1:30 PM

SBS 2003 with ISA 2004 Internal Client VPN Problems



Posted by: Roger Crawford
ISA 2004, Microsoft Windows, SBS, SBS 2003, VPN Clients, Windows Server 2003

I had a customer who has a SBS 2003 SP1 Server with ISA 2004 who uses a VPN off their client machines to a site that they submit claims too using the ATT Global Dialer. Well I got the sheet from them on Ports and IP's that needed to be allowed to do there certain parts and got them all added but...


January 26, 2009  1:19 PM

Server 2003 and HP c3000



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HP, HyperV, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2003

Had a customer bring in there HP ML 370 server on Monday I happened to be in the office working on setting up our new HP c3000 that we will be rolling out in-house with a couple of BL 480c's and a couple of BL 465c's and moving some of our in house servers over to the HyperV world. Ok back to the...


January 24, 2009  7:33 PM

Random Thoughts Day



Posted by: Roger Crawford

I watch my bosses blog and know he travels a lot around to everything he has going on from the HTG Groups to HTS business. Looks like he was over in England this last bit and enjoying himself over there. Maybe we should start a Where is Arlin game like that Where is Waldo. Come to think about it...


January 24, 2009  3:24 AM

Ok where did the week go.



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Office 2007 SP1, Windows Server 2003

Ok where did the week go here, is it really Friday already. It has been another busy week for me and I have been battling a network slowness issue for a customer and it is like finding a needle in a haystack here on the problem. I think what I am fighting more than one problem here, I can copy a 1...


January 17, 2009  6:51 AM

That was lucky



Posted by: Roger Crawford
HyperV, Storage Craft Shadow Protect, Windows Server 2003

I got a email Monday night from one of my best customers their main LOB App Server was dead and unresponsive. Drives would go through start up and then no more activity. This was sent at midnight and I happened to check my email at 4:15 this morning so I showered and headed down that way. Got...


January 17, 2009  6:50 AM

SBS 2003 to Exchange 2007 migration Part 5



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Exchange 2007, SBS, SBS 2003

Well the server from hell started to blue screen this week. It was a SBS 2003 server that someone had decided to treat the server as one would for a Enterprise Server and had it all messed up. This server had many issues and that was one of the reasons that this customer decided to spilt off the...


January 12, 2009  2:07 AM

SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Part 5



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Microsoft Windows, SBS, SBS 2003, SBS 2008

I was real pleased with the way this migration worked. The key to a sucessful migration is that your source server is healthy AD wise which makes it very important to use the SBS 2003 BPA on the source server until the reports are clean and your event logs are clean. Also to use the Exchange 2007...


January 11, 2009  3:50 PM

SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration Part 4



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Microsoft Windows, SBS, SBS 2003, SBS 2008

Houston we have a problem here…….. When testing the RWW connect to computer it would work once and then the rest of the time the login box would keep prompting for a login. Ok what is going on...


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