Partner Solutions with Stephanie Doakes

Technical information for Partners in the Small and Midsize business space. I will also include techincal information for you as well. Since moving from the technical space, I have needed to change myu blog a bit from the deep technical realm to now m

Partner Solutions with Stephanie Doakes

  • Why I Go To Work Each Day!

  • How to update the Intelligent Message Filter version 2 in Exchange Server 2003 SP2

    Important Update” to Exchange after adding Sp2 and IMF configuration. Be sure to keep your dat and dll files up to date. How to update the Intelligent Message Filter version 2 in Exchange Server 2003 SP2 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx...
  • Getting the Certificate on to your Mobile Device

    I don’t want it to be a big dramatization in getting your certificate onto your mobile device. Small Business Server creates a self-signed certificate for the Default Web Site when you run the Configure Exchange and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW)...
  • Resetting NTFS Permissions on Windows Server 2003

    I have seen where permissions had gotten changed in the system folders where the Windows 2003 SP1 was applied and the server was rebooted. After the reboot, nearly all of our automatic services failed to start. This was because the Remote Procedure Call...
  • Fax Troubleshooting Guidance

    The first thing to do if your are having a fax issue is to ensure that your fax device is on a phone line all by itself. If you are still having problems, here are some things that can be to assist in finding the root cause. When troubleshooting...
  • Windows 2003 R2 Active Directory Features & SBS R2 Features

    Windows 2003 R2 Active Directory Related Features I. Extends value of Active Directory deployments to facilitate secure access across organizational and platform boundaries, to allow organizations to manage a single identity across partner, Web...
  • More on Group Policies

    Administrators can use Group Policy to deliver and apply one or more desired configurations or policy settings to a set of targeted users and computers within an Active Directory directory service environment. The majority of available policy settings...
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service and DLLs

    Backing up the system state using NTBackup or Veritas Backup Exec may fail if you are having issues with the dll registrations for the Volume Shadow Copy service. Running the vssadmin utility and using the “list writers” parameters returns nothing...
  • Group Policy Processing and Precedence

    The Group Policy objects (GPOs) that apply to a user (or computer) do not all have the same precedence. Settings that are applied later can override settings that are applied earlier. Order of processing settings Group Policy settings are processed...
  • Small Business Server's Internet Connection Wizard

    So you say you don't like wizards? Well do you know just how much we do for you when you run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard? The features of the CEICW include: 1. Configuring the networking such as ensuring the binding order...
  • File Replication Service

    The file replication service maintains identical sets of files and directories on different servers and workstations running Windows NT. When files are updated on one server, the file replication service replaces the corresponding files on other servers...
  • Antivirus Test File Public Website

    Symantec had a customer go here to confirm that their antivirus software is working as expected. Go to the folling website: www.eicar.org . If the antivirus software is working as expected, you will not be able to download the eicar.com antivirus...
  • Let's get Sharepoit backed up - and schedule it!

    I know we do a lot for our SBS customers, but one thing that we do not do is back up your Sharepoint website, http://companyweb , for you. Start the new year out by taking proactive measures to back up your Sharepoint website(s). Should you get in...
  • SBS with Replica Domain Controllers

    There is a myth about SBS stating that SBS does not support additional domain controllers. That is completely untrue. An SBS domain can have multiple domain controllers. The onlly requirement is that the SBS server holds the FSMO roles. So for the...
  • Replmon Utility to View Group Policy Objects List

    Replmon is a GUI tool that enables administrators to view the low-level status of Active Directory replication, force synchronization between domain controllers, view the topology in a graphical format, and monitor the status and performance of domain...
  • Roderick White Indroduction

    Hello My name is Rod White. I first want to thank Stephanie for inviting me to join her blog team. We hope to give you information on how to troubleshoot and resolve issues with tools and Log files and not just how to read KB articles and latest...
  • Ports - Other References

    My co-worker, David Copeland, gave me a few more references: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;832017 http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers Thanks David!
  • Well Known Ports List

    Maybe you did not know it but your computer contains a file that has a list of the well-known ports that are used by services. This file contains port numbers for well-known services defined by IANA. This file is located on servers and client computers...
  • Network Ports Used by Active Directory Replication

    RPC 135 LDAP UDP 389 TCP 389 LDAP (Secure Sockets Layer [SSL]) TCP 336 LDAP (Global Catalog) TCP 3268 Kerberos UDP 88 TCP 88 DNS UDP 53 TCP 53 SMB over IP (Direct Hosting) UDP 445 TCP 445
  • Understanding Domain Replication

    Replication is the process of copying Active Directory data between domain controllers to ensure that they all have the same information. The Windows Server 2003 multiple-master replication capabilities make the entire replication process more complex...
  • OWA Returns HTTP 1.1 503 Service Unavailable Error

    I came across an issue that was well worth documenting and sharing. Some of the symptoms that you may see for this issue include: OWA returns the following error HTTP 1.1 503 Service Unavailable Also, you can get the following. Active...
  • Hello... about myself!

    My name is Stephanie Doakes. I have been working for Microsoft for 9 years; 6 years as a full-time employee and 3 years as an outsourcer. I started out working on the Domains team working with NT 3.51 and connecting DOS and WFW clients to the domain...