Tuesday, July 31st, 2001
Mac hosts file format:
SBSSERVER01 CNAME sbsserver01.mydomain.com.
sbsserver01.mydomain.com A 10.0.0.2
Monday, July 30th, 2001
Currently Service Pack 3 for SQL 2000 is the most recent.
Service Pack 1 – June 12, 2001
Service Pack 2 – November 30, 2001
Service Pack 3 – January 16, 2003
Monday, July 30th, 2001
Service Pack 1 – June 25, 2001 – Shows as Build 4712.7
Service Pack 2 – December 5, 2001 – Build 5762.4
Service Pack 3 – July 18, 2002 – Build 6249.4
Note that the original release version of SBS2000, included an early version of SP1 for Exchange 2000 – it showed as Build 4629.1: Service Pack 1
Monday, July 30th, 2001
The current service pack for Windows 2000 is Service Pack 3
Service Pack 1 – July 31, 2000
Service Pack 2 – May 16, 2001
Service Pack 3 – Aug 1, 2002
Service Pack 4 – June 26, 2003
Sunday, July 29th, 2001
Scenario: Your existing SMTP domain is sbsfaq.com and you also want to recieve email as microsoft.com for all users.
1. Start the SBS Administrator Console
2. Navigate down the tree to Exchange > Recipients > Recipient Policies
3. Right click the Default Policy and go to properties
4. Select the E-Mail Addresses tab
5. Click NEW and select SMTP Address.
6. Enter the secondary SMTP domain into this address ie @microsoft.com, and then select OK
7. A message box will ask if you want to update all email addresses to which you press OK.
All users will now be able to recieve email via the secondary domain name. By default when the send email out it will go out as the primary domain.
Thursday, July 26th, 2001
Configuration of the SMTP Filter – Wayne Small
ISA has within it the power to filter SMTP traffic based on a number of features including extension type. The following screen shows show how to configure your ISA server to implement this feature.
1. Open the SBS Administrators Console and navigate to the screen below. By default the SMTP Filter is disabled as shown by the red down arrow in the right hand window.
2. Double click on the SMTP Filter to reveal its properties. Check the “Enable this filter” box.
3. Select the Attachments tab.
4. Select Add and you will have the option to specify either an attachment name, extension or size limit as the screen below shows. You can select either Delete Message, Hold Message or Forward to and can specify the forward to address. I chose to have potential virus sent to the administrator so I can check them before on sending them to the user. The forwarding address has to be a full SMTP address.
5. Once you ve added the file type you want to block you can select OK to save your changes.
6. You will get a warning message indicating that it will need to restart the ISA services for the change to take effect – do it and you should be set to go.
7. If you should decide to disable the SMTP filter at some point in the future, I have found that you need to disable each individual extension that you are filtering on before you disable the actual filter. If you don’t do this then you’ll find that the rules still apply even though the filter is disabled.
A few notes from the field – Calvin McLennan
While setting up the filter rules, if you make a mistake creating a rule (select file name to exclude when you really wanted extension to exclude) then select Remove to get rid of the rule – it doesn’t really get rid of the rule. In fact it corrupts the rule base and ALL SORTS of services FAIL/FAIL/FAIL. Disabling and re-enabling the filter extensions make no difference.
All IIS services fail, Exchange POP, SMTP, etc. fail (though Exchange internally still works).
Fortunately the KB has reference to the error, and there is a patch from PSS. See …
Deleting Disabled SMTP Filter Attachment Rule Leaves Corrupted Rule (Q292014)http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q292014&ID=KB;EN-US;Q292014
But you still need to get rid of the corrupted rule base first to get services back on line. See …
How to Remove Corrupt Entries from the SMTP Filter (Q305012)http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q305012&ID=KB;EN-US;Q305012
I had to use the Registry method to remove the bad rule set completely first. If in fact you got the error and needed to get the system operational ASAP – delete the corrupt rules first and then get the patch if desired. As long as you do not make an error you should be able to create rules that work OK. I did and tested ok but went back to add more when the corruption occurred.
Thursday, July 19th, 2001
By default Exchange 2000 does not send copies of Non-Delivery Reports (NDRs) to anyone. This makes it hard to track problems with mail delivery and system stability. To enable NDR’s to be sent to s specific person you need to do the following.
Run the Exchange System Manager from the Exchange Server program group
Expand Servers > Protocols > SMTP
Go to Properties of Default SMTP Virtual Server
Messages Tab – add the users smtp mail address to the “Send copy of Non-Delivery Report to:” box and select OK