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Got a Blackberry on BIS - Got Exchange/SBS - You Need a BES Express

  If you were affected by the Blackberry Internet Service outage today (10th October 2001) and your Blackberry connects to an in-house email server running Exchange server (2003 or higher), then you really should be running a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) or BES Express (BESX). A Blackberry connected to a BES/BESX gives you the full functionality of the Blackberry with true two way syn... [More]

Future Version of Exchange Error When Removing Public Folder Database

During a recent migration from Exchange 2007 to 2010 I found I was unable to remove the public folder store from the Exchange 2007 server.  It was returning the following error when using remove-publicfolderdatabase or using EMC on Exchange 2007.  Remove-PublicFolderDatabase : Object is read only because it was created by a future version of Exchange: 0.10 (14.0.100.0). Current su... [More]

Odd SBS 2011 Receiving Email Issue

  Recently deployed an SBS 2011 server for a client down in the New Forest. Shortly after going live with this server, we experienced one of the oddest issues I have experienced. The fix was very simple, but the symptoms left us scratching our head.  The server was intermittently receiving email. I could send it messages, but other accounts could not. Sometimes email from Google Mail w... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 3 - Network Rebuild - Networking

This is part three of a three part posting of a recent case study. Part 1 - Part 2 Networking With all the changes we had to look at the networking.  Internet Access With the server in the data centre, the issue of bandwidth over the WAN connection became critical.  Therefore the client upgraded their line to a 2mb SDSL line, although due to the distance from the exchange, we only ... [More]

Case Study 2 Part 2 - Network Rebuild - Servers

This is part two of a three part case study of a recent network rebuild I carried out. For part one - click here: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/post/Case-Study-2-Part-1-Network-Rebuild-Intro-and-Workstations.aspx  Servers Now to the interesting bit.  The server design was in my head for months, and then got completely redesigned following the client wanting to go with my suggestion of... [More]