Monthly Archives: April 2010

Google Mail and my iPhone

Wow, what is going on with me? I am a Microsoft guy. I make my living by training and consulting on Microsoft products. I love Microsoft products. I am a huge fan of Microsoft. Despite my obvious bias, I am … Continue reading

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Email for the Small/Medium Business

I am a huge fan of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. I am a huge fan of Exchange in general. I have been working with Exchange since 4.0 in 1996, and I have to admit that I have a certain warm … Continue reading

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Initial Configuration Tasks Window

Did you ever find yourself wanting to access the Initial Configuration Tasks screen that appeared when you first setup Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2? Usually, I check the box in the lower left hand corner that says, Do not … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting: Logging onto a Computer on a Domain

While this might seem obvious to a seasoned professional, I found myself walking through the process with a couple of clients the other day. I would like to make a couple of assumptions, first. One, there is a domain controller … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Printers

This should be a fun post for me to write considering that I am in a hotel room and don’t have an actual print device with me. Scenario: You are working at the help desk or helping the help desk … Continue reading

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Sample Normalization Rules

I promised an one of my classes that I would post these sample rules a few months ago, and I totally forgot to do it. Anyways, here it is. Number Input Phone Number Pattern Translation Pattern Output   54444 ^5(\d{4})$ … Continue reading

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Live Communications Server Whiteboard Failure in Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2

When installing OCS 2007 and 2007 R2, it is very easy to miss a step. One of the steps is a manual step to configure the IIS Web Components with the certificate used by the Front End server that is … Continue reading

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