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    in reply to: Connection Dropped by remote host #289872

    Re: Connection Dropped by remote host

    Glad you got it sorted! :-D

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    in reply to: Connection Dropped by remote host #289871

    Re: Connection Dropped by remote host

    Ossian;262815 wrote:
    You normally need to disable and uninstall the AV, plus reboot the server, for it to be fully removed

    Yep, i had a call logged with MS for delivery issues back last year and disabling wasn’t enough for them.

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    in reply to: Workgroup computer access problem #289870

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    Dumber;262778 wrote:
    Or download and install Linux….

    or a NAS…

    :beer:

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    in reply to: Connection Dropped by remote host #289869

    Re: Connection Dropped by remote host

    I believe there is a third place for message limits – SMTP virtual connector.
    Have you checked this?

    Edit: On second thoughts, if it were a limit implication, i would expect a message bounced to the sender before attempting to send.

    Is that the message from the queue, or the SMTP log? I thought SMTP logging is more detailed than that.

    Assuming your configuration is correct and there are no transport issues, you could send a test to a Gmail account which accepts up to 25MB.

    Hope this helps.

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Backup Options #289868

    Re: SBS 2011 Backup Options

    Will there be 400GB on the new setup?
    How is that data made up?

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    in reply to: Audit user activity in terminal server session #289867

    Re: Audit user activity in terminal server session

    wullieb1;262733 wrote:
    While i understand what you guys are saying, and if it were me then i wouldn’t do it, its not what the OP wanted.

    For all we know this could already have been hashed out by the management team and HR and this is what they want.

    Fair point!

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Backup Options #289866

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    noRulez43;262693 wrote:
    I found a bunch of forum posts and articles like this: http://www.sbsfaq.com/?p=2754 but I don’t know if they are referencing the same technology you are or not. I’m not familiar with these drives but am checking them out now. I would think you’d be right though.

    ah, this article does suggest there are issues.
    Although i don’t have access to the SBS setups that I used to and refer to here; I know there are plenty that use both Quantum RDX and Dell RD1000.
    Some setups wrote directly to cartridge and some wrote to NAS and then copied to cartridge for offsite purposes so thinking about it those must have been using the share workaround option.
    Hope this helps.

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Backup Options #289865

    Re: SBS 2011 Backup Options

    noRulez43;262690 wrote:
    It is a physical box…no vm involved. I am seeing some mixed information about the compatibility of sbs 2011 backup and RDX. Does anyone know if these enclosures work with 2011’s backup options?

    SBS just wants a disk. RDX connects via USB and SBS maps a drive letter so you can back-up to it. What have you read that states this doesnt work?

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    in reply to: SBS 2011 Backup Options #289864

    Re: SBS 2011 Backup Options

    I assume this is a physical box…

    I think the backup utility with SBS2011 is a huge improvement on ntbackup and does include a bare metal recovery from disk as well as the usual folder and files restore.
    Time permitting a full, nightly back-up to a Quantum RDX would be a good for having data off-site too.
    I think the cartridges go up to 1TB and far more reliable than the cheapy usb drives. I know the Dell RD1000 (similar system, different manufacturer) cartridges are (or were the last time i ordered some!) guaranteed for 10 years although i think Quantum is 2 or 3.

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    in reply to: Audit user activity in terminal server session #289863

    Re: Audit user activity in terminal server session

    I know this is a technical forum, but i agree with Dumber on this.
    Having worked somewhere that used to regularly re-watch staff working (using Spector) it does appear to cause low moral more often than not.
    Some staff are often more concerned about making mistakes and spending too much time researching problems then concentrating on their work freely.
    As pointed out; log on, off and idle times can be adhered to anyway if someone wanted to make out they were working when they weren’t.

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    in reply to: How To Verify If Email Address Is Valid #289862

    Re: How To Verify If Email Address Is Valid

    so you are working within the organisation but no access to the server?
    You could try the global address list for the user in question and see if that brings up anything.

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    in reply to: Restore to ESX from tib (Acronis), or physical? #289861

    Re: Restore to ESX from tib (Acronis), or physical?

    Hi,
    Thanks for replies and sorry for slow reply.
    The failed server was running windows server 2003 r2. I had an acronis image of this from the night before the raid controller died.
    Although this is backed up using acronis, its not actually installed per se on the box because its used through kaseya.
    In the end I restored it to a Dell 2900 as a physical restore using the acronis 2011 boot loader. Had a hit of hassle with the RAID driver although acronis has a utility to inject the drivers which is pretty impressive!
    Thanks for help.
    Regards,
    Simon

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    in reply to: Two MX records for same server #289860

    Re: Two MX records for same server

    Lior_S;262066 wrote:
    you would be alot better off doing this (or similar) and then swapping your ISP,
    Or a gateway that can handle dual wans.

    This looks like a good service at a good price!
    Lots of our customers use Postini for a similar reason (although this provides mail washing too), albeit at a higher price!

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    in reply to: Unable to rdp to W7 client – port not listening #289859

    Re: Unable to rdp to W7 client – port not listening

    I had a similar problem with an XP machine which was fixed by running a sfc /scannow
    Anything in the event logs? Have you tried disabling all non-MS services?
    Let us know how you get on with it!

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    in reply to: Blacklists and e-mail headers #289858

    Re: Blacklists and e-mail headers

    Thanks for clarifying that Simon! :beer:

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    in reply to: Unable to rdp to W7 client – port not listening #289857

    Re: Unable to rdp to W7 client – port not listening

    What happens if you telnet to it from a machine on the same LAN?

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    in reply to: Blacklists and e-mail headers #289856

    Re: Blacklists and e-mail headers

    We have requested a static IP from the carrier and this should be with us shortly.
    When you say company, do you mean the service, ie mailmarshal, Postini, GFI etc?
    Thanks for your help on this.

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    in reply to: Blacklists and e-mail headers #289855

    Re: Blacklists and e-mail headers

    hi Simon,
    Many thanks for your reply, and sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

    The IP of the exchange server is listed with Sorbs-DUHL and Spamhaus-Zen.

    I have just contacted them both so will post back with the outcome.

    Good point about the internal operated blocklists – something often overlooked in the service industry!

    Simon

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    in reply to: SBS 2003 won’t boot. Black Screen after Bios #289854

    Re: SBS 2003 won’t boot. Black Screen after Bios

    Nightmare! Last time this happened to me it was because the RAID controller had gone.
    HP support will ask you to boot with minimum RAM installed etc and probably talk you through the disaster recovery boot by flipping the DIPP switches over.
    You could try booting from a smartstart CD and see what happens.
    Good luck with it!

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    in reply to: Migrating DFS from 2K3 to 2K8 #289853

    Re: Migrating DFS from 2K3 to 2K8

    biggles77;259305 wrote:
    This might be worth a read Simon. http://forums.trainsignal.com/showthread.php?t=1722

    That was me. Thanks for letting me know! :smile:

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    in reply to: Disable Outlook junk folder #289852

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    jay c;259211 wrote:
    I’m not sure if it is the best way to handle this, but you could create a transport rule that sets the SCL on every incoming email to -1.

    Will try that, thanks! Mail is screened by a 3rd party before reaching Exchange and they would like everything it delivers to arrive in the inbox.

    jay c;259211 wrote:
    Also, make sure that the Outlook Administrative Template you are using for your GPO is for the correct version of Outlook.

    Im waiting for confirmation although i believe everyone is on 2007 Outlook.
    I’ll let you know how it goes. Cheers! :beer:

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    in reply to: Rig for Hyper-V lab #289851

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    biggles77;257430 wrote:
    Hi Simonsays, please replace the TinyURL with a full URL. While I may trust your Tiny due to your site contributions we can’t always say that from first time posters and their TinyURL may lead to a malicious site. For that reason we are not allowing Tinys on the site.

    Thanks for you understanding and co-operation. :-D

    Sorry for the delay in replying – been working away since posting!
    Just removed it now, although i cannot remove the one in Biggles post.
    Thanks for the input on this! Just taken delivery of a T100. :-)
    Cheers.

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    in reply to: Rig for Hyper-V lab #289850

    Re: Rig for Hyper-V lab

    Many thanks for the input on this! :bowdown:

    Jo – A Dell T110 looks more appealing, so will probably go for one over the ML. I plan to use ESX also, although will flatten the original install of 2K8 with Hyper-V when used it as much as i need i feel to.
    Will take a look at open filer, thanks!

    Tehcamel – I think ive worked on physical installs of SBS 2011 with more than 8GB so did a search and this MS article states 32GB is the maximum.

    Aqualab – Looks like a nice set-up you have there! Point taken about the nic’s. Taking a look at synology now.

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    in reply to: View more than name, type and description. #289849

    Re: View more than name, type and description.

    wullieb1;257207 wrote:
    Thanks for posting back. Much appreciated.

    Sure, no problem. :wine:

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    in reply to: Expanding server 2003 basic disk #289848

    Re: Expanding server 2003 basic disk

    scott28tt;257173 wrote:
    Dell have a tool called ExtPart which will do this for you, with zero downtime too :-)

    That’s excellent, thanks! :wine:

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    in reply to: USB DVD for OS install #289847

    Re: USB DVD for OS install

    sorry for the slow reply, and thanks for confirming! :wine:

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    in reply to: Permissions need removing #289846

    Re: Permissions need removing

    Great, thanks – worked perfectly! :beer:

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    in reply to: Microsoft application that reverts systems when rebooted #289845

    Re: Microsoft application that reverts systems when rebooted

    gerth;236400 wrote:

    Gerth – that’s exactly what I am looking for – thanks! :beer:

    What an awesome program!

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    in reply to: cannot access website #289844

    Re: cannot access website

    hi,

    thanks for the posts and sorry for the slow reply. we have tried everything mentioned to no avail. waiting for webmasters to come back to us to see if their i.p has been banned. :mad:

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    in reply to: Exchange with same domain name #289843

    Re: Exchange with same domain name

    so your mx records point to a registrar. what happens after that?

    i’d suggest either implementing a spam solution on your own server and pointing the mx records to them, or using a third party (such as postini) which will screen mail and then deliver to your exchange server.

    as for splitting mailboxes across sites, i am not entirely sure of the technicalities of this, although suspect someone who does will be along soon!

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