Windows 2003 Password Tips

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Windows 2003 has a very aggressive password policy in place (well, sort of). Most websites that spout password tips typically list the first 4 of the following groups of character classes as options for a strong password. Many do not realize that you can also use Unicode Characters in the password. Windows 2003 passwords can… Read more »

Setting Processor Affinity Permanently

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The post below talks about processor affinity and setting IIS to use only one processor to increase stability of certain applications (PHP ISAPI anyone?). You can set the affinity by opening Task Manager and selecting w3svc.exe or inetinfo.exe on the Processes tab. Right click and choose Set Affinity. Uncheck the processors which should not execute… Read more »

Exchange Server 2003 Spam Filtering

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In my relentless efforts to squash the ever increasing spam problem within our organization, I have added ORF Enterprise Anti-Spam by Vamsoft to our anti-spam arsenal. ORF is not meant for Exchange Server only, it binds to any SMTP server and filters before/after arrival of messages. It seems any Exchange Server specific anti-spam product is… Read more »