Outlook Web Access Out of Office Assistant

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This will allow the Out of Office Assistant (OOF) to work when it is enabled from within the Options section of Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2003. The following is disabled by default. Start the Exchange System Manager. Click on Global Settings, and then “Internet Message Formats.” In the right-hand pane, right-click and select Properties… Read more »

Dell DAS MD1000 Benchmarks

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Here are the Dell MD1000 Direct Attached Storage Benchmarks I had promised earlier. The performance is great. I’m trying to squeeze some more MB/s out of the read performance. I’ve also included performance / disk. Looks as though 4x and 8x disks in RAID10 have the best performance per disk. All the disks are 73… Read more »

RPC over HTTP/s with Outlook 2003 / 2007

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I’ve found there is neither rhyme nor reason for Outlook having difficulty connecting to Exchange over RPC. Many times the same configuration will result in errors or unpredictable behavior. It is frustrating to say the least. There is a decent work-around that alleviates most connection problems, especially the dreaded first attempted connection error. Below are… Read more »

Windows Vista Counterfeit Changes

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Below is an excerpt from an interview with Mike Sievert in December 2007 concerning WGA in Vista that involves changes in SP1. See the full interview here. The jist of it is if you have a “pirated” version of Vista you may be stuck. It will roll back the BIOS hacks and grace period hacks…. Read more »

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Released: Improvements!

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Microsoft released the final version of Vista Service Pack 1 yesterday. I’ve been testing it for a number of months and the final release seems quite polished. It hasn’t been released on Windows Update as of writing but I imagine it will by the end of the day. For those Network Administrators that wish to… Read more »