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March, 2005

  • POP connectors / pullers for Exchange

    One of the challenges I often get asked about is "how can I use the Intellegent Message Filter on SBS 2003 if I am using the POP connector?" The answer is that there are many POP connectors / pullers that essentially pull down the email from a POP account...
  • Tools for Creating ISO images from CD, Creating Bootable CD's and Virtual Floppy Disks

    Many of you have been asking how you can create ISO images from CD's, Virtual Floppy Images from floppy disks and create you own bootable CD's.... Firstly, what is an ISO image? An ISO image file is an image of a CD-ROM disk saved in ISO 9660 format ...
  • VPN Binding Order

    I have had a number of people ask me this question and am pleased to say that we were also provided with a solution by Mark Torng.... " Some users calling me with issues saying they couldn’t use outlook because the mail server was not found, also not...
  • Enabling forms based authentication in ISA 2004 for OWA.

    I have to hold my hands up and say that I was not entirely happy with one of my answers from the Vancouver TechNet Winter Tour 2005 event Q&A session... The question asked was 'how do you enable forms based authentication in ISA 2004 for Outlook...
  • Configuring RPC over HTTPS

    Many of you have asked if there is a step by step guide for configuring RPC over HTTPS. Well, the answer is a resounding Yes! Here is a link to the document on the Microsoft Site: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833401 It makes note of the fact...
  • TASK.to Defense In Depth

    A reminder to all who are planning on coming along to what should be another great event! TASK Presents "Defence in Depth" Defence in depth is the military practice of layering defences to provide added protection. Defence in depth increases security...
  • Tools for handling archived Email/SPAM generated by the IMF

    Many of you have asked how you can check for false positives (email marked as SPAM when it is legitimate) once the Intellegent Message Filter (IMF) has processed and archived it. The Archive folder is typically found at "program files\exchsrv\mailroot...
  • Vancouver TechNet Winter Tour 2005 Event!

    It seems from the feeback we received that you liked the new format for the sessions and enjoyed the 2 presenter approach... I was a blast for us as well. The biggest thing for me from the event was the quantity and quality of the questions... So a big...
  • Another Script for backing up Virtual Machines....

    Ben Armstrong is a Program manager on the Virtual machine team here at Microsoft. He has posted another solution for backing up virtual machines more quickly and efficiently that putting them in to saved state and copying around all of the files. Essentially...
  • Virtual Server Script Repository

    Did you know that there is a repository on the TechNet site with a whole heap of scripts for controlling Virtual Servers... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/vs/default.mspx Well, you do now! Many people have been asking me for scripts...
  • Ottawa - TechNet Winter Tour 2005

    As I flew in to Ottawa for my first visit to our nation's capital I was greeted by more than a little snow. However, the warmth of the audience soon melted away any chill. After a little bit of a slow start to the day with the help of four microphones...
  • Victoria!

    I can safely say that Victoria has once again laid down the gauntlet for the rest of the cities in the tour. I have to say that I had an amazing time with a fun audience. Thanks to everyone for attending and I certainly look forward to coming back......
  • New topics

    Hi all, I have had a number of requests on this blog and by email from people asking how they can open up new topics for discussion. The answer at the moment is for you to email me with your suggestions and I will post them up as soon as I can. Let's...
  • Edmonton TechNet Winter Tour 2005!

    What a way to round off the tour! I hope you all had as much fun as I did during the event.... What makes an event like this such a success is not necessarily great content, demos or the presenter, more often than not it is the audience and you guys Rocked...
  • Virtual Server Webcasts

    From your feedback it seems that the demonstrations on tools sich as the VSTM (Virtual Server Migration Toolkit) have captured a huge amount of imagination.... As you probably have noticed, I am rather passionate about Virtualisation Technololgy (and...
  • Calgary IT Pro User Group

    I hope by now you all know that there is great group of people that call themselves the Calgary IT Pro User Group (CIPUG). If not, you do now - so go get involved! I had the immense pleasure of talking to the group on Monday night and hopefully you got...
  • Demo IT Probots

    I had a question the other day from someone saying 'why do you take the side panels off your demo computers during some of the sessions - do they run too hot :-) ?' The answer is simple - 'No, I get so many people asking me what is in side the boxes,...
  • Calgary - TechNet Winter Tour 2005!

    It was fantastic to be back and so many of you I met on the last tour came up and said Hi - what a welcome!..... I was looking forward to the great weather I was told you guys were having..... it snowed for my arrival and now it is snowing for my departure...
  • Toronto TechNet Winter Tour Event

    Only one word to describe the event - Awesome! I want to thank you all for coming and making the event such a success... We also really appreciated all of the questions and feedback you gave. I for one am looking forward to the next event. I would like...
  • Edmonton IT Pro User Group

    Calling all IT Pros in Edmonton! I have been contacted by a number of people after the recent TechNet sessions in your city and there seems to be a great deal of interest in getting a usergroup running... If you are interested in getting involved, please...
  • Server 2003 Service Pack 1 has been released!

    For all of you who have been waiting to download the full release of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, you need wait no longer! You can now download the full RTM (Release to Market) version from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;displaylang...
  • We have moved to blogs.TechNet.com

    Just a note to all those with bookmarks and links to the blog.... I have moved to http://blogs.technet.com/brucecowper . Your old links will continue to function. The site is now also being hosted on the new Community Server. Enjoy!
  • What Operating Systems Work with Virtual Server / Virtual PC?

    I use this site all of the time for helping me with getting operating systems running on Virtual Server / Virtual PC as some of them require specific configurations and installation steps. http://vpc.visualwin.com/ I would suggest having a look at the...