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Limit RAM usage in SBS

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

http://www.bursky.net/index.php/2012/05/limit-exchange-2010-memory-use/

 

 

DHCP and SBS2008

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Adjust SBS2008 to use DHCP from your router instead

 

 

Change Sending SMTP on Exchange 2010

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Problem:

How do I change the port on MS Exchange 2010 SMTP Send Connector?

Solution:

By default the SMTP Send Connector is set to use port 25 with a Smart Host. However if you need to change the port from port 25 to port 587 then follow the below instructions.

Launch the Exchange Management Shell (EMS).

Use the following command in the Exchange Management Shell to get the current Connector information.

Get-SendConnector

To change the port to 587 use the following command

Set-SendConnector “Your SMTP Send Connector” -Port 587

Then Restart the Information Store

SBS 2008 Setup

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546055(WS.10).aspx

Sending email – Alternate setup

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Many internet providers (Cable, DSL, Hotels, etc..) block your ability to send email through your domain and make you use their mail servers.  They do this to try and cut down on spammers using their high speed connections.  Forcing you to edit the configuation settings of your mail client (Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, etc) each time you use your computer in their environment.

However, there is a setting that you can use to alleviate this problem.  Follow these steps to setup your mail client.

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Steps to use ActiveSync

Friday, August 28th, 2009

If your email account is setup to use “ActiveSync” (the server pushes mail to your iPhone or other SmartPhone) follow these steps.

Client configuration for iPhone

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Touch Mail,Contacts,Calendars
  3. Add Account…
  4. Microsoft Exchange (Note, only 1 ActiveSync account can be set up at once)
  5. Fill out the Email (full email address), domain (your domain name),username (your username, not email address), password and description.Touch next.
  6. After a moment, the iPhone will ask for a Server. Enter: webmail.microworks.net Touch Next
  7. If your webmail does not support SSL, you will see “Exchange account verification failed.”
    1. Touch Next, then Save.
    2. After step 10, edit the account you just added.
    3. Touch Account Info
    4. Change “Use SSL” to “Off”
  8. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars to select which items you wish to synchronize.
  9. Touch Done.

Client configuration for Windows Mobile

  1. Click Start, Programs, ActiveSync.
  2. Click the “set up your device to sync with it.” link.
  3. Enter your Email address. Uncheck “Attempt to detect Exchange Server Settings automatically”. Hit Next.
  4. For server address, enter webmail.microworks.net. Uncheck “This server requries an encrypted (SSL) connection”as desired. Hit Next.
  5. Enter your username (without domain name), password and domain name. Hit Next
  6. Choose to sync Contacts, Calendar, Email or Tasks and hit Finish.

Automate SyncToy

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

SyncToy 2

Schedule SyncToy Sync Task in Windows Vista

Click on the Start menu, then select All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – Task Scheduler.
Click on Create Basic Task in the “Actions” pane on the right.
In the “Create Basic Task Wizard”, type in a Name and Description. For example, SyncToy Synchronization.
Click on Next button.
Choose the frequency of when do you want the task to start. If you always make changes to the files, Daily is a good choice.
Click on Next button.
Choose date and times (if applicable) to trigger and run the task.
Click on Next button.
In the “Action” step, select Start a Program as the option for the task to perform.
Click on Next button.
Under “Program/Script”, click on Browse button and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe. Normally it’s located in “C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0 Beta\SyncToyCmd.exe” for SyncToy 2.0 Beta.
In the “Add Arguments” textbox, type -R. –R will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R”folder pair name” to the end of the command line.
Note: there is a space before the hyphen but not one after the R. If the folder pair name contains a space, surround it with quotation marks, as the example above shows. For another example, assume that SyncToy is in the folder named C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\ and that you want to run a folder pair named “My folder pair.” Enter the command line as follows, including the quotation marks: “C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\SyncToyCmd.exe” -R”My folder pair.” Note that there are two sets of quotation marks in this case: one is around the path to the SyncToy program file and the other surrounds the folder pair name.

Schedule a SyncToy Task in Windows XP

Go to the Start menu, select All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – Scheduled Tasks.
Select Add scheduled task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard. You will see a list of possible programs to run.
SyncToy may appear as an option in the list. If SyncToy does not appear in the list, click Browse and locate the SyncToy executable. Normally it’s installed in Program Files directory.
The wizard will next prompt you to enter how often you want to run the scheduled SyncToy (for example, daily, weekly, et cetera). Select a frequency.
The next page asks when to start the task. Select a start time.
The next page asks for the user name and password to run the program under. Enter your user name and password. However, in SynToy 2.0, it’s not necessary for the defined user to log in to the computer. Different user or no one logged on is possible to have the task running too.
The final page contains an option to open the properties dialog when the wizard ends. Select this checkbox.
Modify the Run textbox to include the –R command line option. –R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R“My Pair” to the end of the command line.
Note: there is a space before the hyphen but not one after the R. If the folder pair name contains a space, surround it with quotation marks, as the example above shows. For another example, assume that SyncToy is in the folder named C:\My Folder and that you want to run a folder pair named “My folder pair.” Enter the command line as follows, including the quotation marks: “C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.0\SyncToyCmd.exe” -R”My folder pair.” Note that there are two sets of quotation marks in this case: one is around the path to the SyncToy program file and the other surrounds the folder pair name.

Ports to Open

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Open the following ports on a router to point to SBS Services

80 HTTP
443 HTTPS
444
691
4125

987 Sharepoint
25 SMTP

Config Exchange Policies

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842293

Exchange Server SBS 2003 & Pop Connector to Schedule less than 15min

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

You can set the polling interval so that polling occurs more frequently than every 15 minutes:

Add a Schedule (DWORD) “ScheduleAccelerator” entry to

“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SmallBusinessServer\Network\POP3Connector”

To determine the actual polling interval: Divide the POP3 Scheduling interval (the value you have configured in the POP3-Connector GUI’s Scheduling tab)

by the value you set for the ScheduleAccelerator reg entry. For example, if you specify a 15-minute interval in the POP3-Connector GUI, and you set the ScheduleAccelerator value (Decimal) to 3, the POP3 Connector will poll every 5 minutes (15 divided by 3). If you set it to 5, the POP3 Connector will poll every 3 minutes.

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