Renewing your Self-Signed certificate in SBS 2008

If, like me, you’ve used a self-signed certificate for an SBS 2008 server there might be a time where you wonder: “How do I renew that certificate?” Maybe might is the wrong word, as your certificate will expire at some point. The internet offers a lot of options to renew your certificate, but none of…

Windows Live Essentials 2011 requires SP2

  At some point in my blogging career, I had created one blog too many.  It was no longer convenient to update my WordPress.com / Blogger blogs by logging in and writing my posts in the back-end.  So, I started to look for a solution, and I found a “fix” in Windows Live Essentials. I…

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Full mailbox rights for administrator

This article explains how you can grant Full Mailbox rights (to an administrator) when running Exchange 2003 / SBS 2003 Doing the same is easier when running SBS 2008; we’ll do an article on that later. If, for whatever reasons you might have, you need Full Mailbox rights to a user mailbox when running Exchange…

Trend Micro issues when creating Hyper-V VM

When you are creating a new virtual machine in Hyper-V, you might see an error resembling this: “Microsoft Synthetic Ethernet controller couldn’t be used”.  (Note: you might run into a bunch of other errors that are related, as well) If you see this error, it basically means “game over” as your VM will be “broken”…

Should you disable IPV6 on my SBS server? No!

Today, I learned something the hard way.  While most post on this blog are the result of research to meet an interesting challenge, today’s entry is the result of frustration.  I was troubleshooting my SBS 2008 server, and while running a self test in Exchange 2007 I saw an error with IPV6.  I made the…

How to: Install Exchange SP2 on a SBS 2008 Server

Are you considering installing Exchange 2007 service pack 2, on your SBS 2008 server?  Apparently, you can’t just download the Service Pack and start installing it; as SBS 2008 doesn’t “officially support” it.  That would usually mean that you’d have to use a painfull, manual workaround. But the Microsoft SBS team has released a tool…

Outlook keeps asking for credentials

Yesterday, a strange phenomenon popped up on several computers across our companies’ domain.  Outlook 2007 started to ask for credentials; on computers that are connected to the Windows domain – and thus; provide credentials automatically.  The same happened to a single Mac using Thunderbird that makes an IMAP connection to our Exchange server, but who…