Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Entourage EWS Attachment Limits

I had a customer that had problems sending emails over 10mb via Entourage EWS via an SBS2008 Server.

So here is how to fix it.

In addition to running the appropriate cmdlets to change message size limits in Exchange, you'll need to edit web.config found in C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\exchweb\ews. Open with Notepad (or your favorite text editor) and search for maxrequestlength. Change the value to reflect the size in kilobytes desired, then save the change.

For good measure, edit web.config located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\owa.

Once both files have been edited open a command prompt and run the following commands:

cd \Windows\System32\inetsrv

appcmd set config "SBS Web Applications/ews" -section:requestFiltering -requestLimits.maxAllowedContentLength:51200

appcmd set config "SBS Web Applications/owa" -section:requestFiltering -requestLimits.maxAllowedContentLength:51200


51200 KB = 50mb

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MCITP in Virtualisation

I recently posted on the Hyper- V group requesting some help on training material for 70-669 & 70-693.

Peter Rus kindly emailed me a comprehensive list of training material for these exams which are listed below.

The App-V Blog :
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 User Experience :
App-V with AppLocker Windows Installer Rules :
App-V with AppLocker Executable Rules :
App-V configuration Options :
Microsoft Showcase: App-V: Client Configuration :
The App-V Blog : App-V 4.5 Remote Console Configuration Guide :
How to Configure App-V using Group Policy Objects :
App-V Standalone Client Configuration :
Choosing the right App-V delivery model :
App-V Configuration Options :
App-V with AppLocker Executable Rules :
App-V with AppLocker Windows Installer Rules :
Creating an App-V Virtual Application – Using the Sequencer :
Deprovision a Virtual Application Using App-V :
Launching an App-V Virtual Application and Reviewing Client Configuration :
Using App-V Metering to Manage Application Licenses :
Publishing an App-V Virtual Application Using Full Infrastructure Mode :
Running Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 Virtualised :
Update a Virtual Application Using App-V :
Using Dynamic Suiting to Create a Plug-in Dependency in Word :

Managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Environment
Configure user state virtualization
This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring roaming profiles, configuring folder redirection

How To Configure Folder Redirection :
Configuring Folder Redirection in Windows Server 2008 - iTechtalk :
Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide :

Manage virtual desktops remotely
This objective may include but is not limited to: working with Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) to log in to, control, restart, or resume a desktop virtual machine, working with Remote Desktop Manager, working with Remote Desktop Licensing Manager, troubleshooting client Key Management Server (KMS) issues, configuring firewall exceptions on the client

Installing and Configuring SCVMM 2008 Self-Service Portal :
SCVMM Self-Service Portal with Laptop Part 1 of 4: Overview :
SCVMM Self-Service Portal with Laptop Part 2 of 4: Adding Host :
SCVMM Self-Service Portal with Laptop Part 3 of 4: Adding Library :
SCVMM Self-Service Portal with Laptop Part 4 of 4: Running Self Service :
Remote Desktop Licensing Manager :
Running Remote Desktop Licensing Manager :
Remote Desktop Services Manager :
How to troubleshoot the Key Management Service (KMS) :

How to troubleshoot Volume Activation error codes on Windows 7 :

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Upgrade WSS 3.0 to Shrepoint Foundation

As per my previous post I was considering attempting an upgrade to Sharepoint Foundation to hopefully fix my problem. But you cannot proceed with an upgrade until your WSS3.0 site is healthy.

But here is a great article from Andy Phelps.

This article is really simple and quick to follow and works a treat. Although I would imagine SBS2008R2 will include Exchnage 2007 SP3 & Sharepoint Foundation and a nice installer that does it all for us :) But we will have to wait and see.


Companyweb Broken on SBS2008 after WSS3.0 SP2

A customer of mine recently had a problem when their companyweb stopped working. So I started to look into application event logs, services running etc.. and I discovered that a windows update (Service Pack 2 for WSS3.0) did not install correctly. It didnt finish installing and was only part installed.

Now this one absolutely broke my heart and I am not alone on this from my research on the web. So throughout my searches on the web I cam across this article from the SBS Team Blog.And another one from technet . But the simple fix is to download WSS SP2 and manually extract the contents using this command "wssv3sp2-kb953338-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:c:\extract" and then manually install each component. Now you will think the installation of each package is freezing as they are quite small in size the biggest component being 25mb but leave them alone to finish their installation, restart your server.

Make sure the bindings are correct in IIS Manager on the SBS Sharepoint site and voila your back up and running.

This took me a lot longer than I would have preferred to sort out but there you go. A Microsoft Update that breaks things if not installed correctly with no easy way to roll back.The update also changes Sharepoint authentication to kerbeos instead of NTLM.

Friday, June 25, 2010

SBS2008 Quick Reboot

SBS2008 can take forever to reboot so here is a quick script to reboot very quickly.

So just copy this into notepad and save it as a batch file. When I was installing Exchange SP3 last night it was getting late so I ran a scheduled task to run this batch file and it works fine.

net stop msexchangeadtopology /y
net stop msftesql-exchange /y
net stop msexchangeis /y
net stop msexchangesa /y
net stop iisadmin /y
shutdown /r /c "Scheduled Restart" /f

Exchange 2007 SP3 Installation on SBS2008

I recently downloaded and installed Exchange SP3 on SBS2008 and this is how it went.

Firstly you need to disable Forefront Security for exchange.
Then when i proceeded to double click on setup, But I couldnt see the gui for the installer so I installed it by running an elevated command prompt , changing the current directory to my Exchange SP3 Folder and running this command /mode:upgrade

The installation takes a fair bit of time , so it needs to be left alone.

Once completed ,reboot the server and then re-run internet address wizard as sometimes RWW and OWA can loose their bindings.

Also it installs a self signed cert, so if you have a trusted cert you will need to re-enable it via exchange management shell.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2008R2 Hyper-V DPM2010 Protection Prerequisites

A hot fix is available at the link below which needs to be installed on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 Server to allow protection from DPM 2010