iTunes and Roaming User Profiles

If your organisation has made the move towards issuing staff with iPhones and iPads, you may well be railroaded into installing iTunes on their respective workstations. This is all well and good, but if you are also using “Folder Redirection” and “Roaming User Profiles”, you may find the hard disk space on your network file … Continue reading iTunes and Roaming User Profiles

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Small Business Server 2008 Remote Management

Several tools are available for managing Windows Server 2008 remotely (when physical access to the server console is not possible). Normally, this would be when seated at a Windows XP or Windows 7 Workstation that is connected to the domain, either on the local network or via a VPN link. Remote Desktop Session Windows Server … Continue reading Small Business Server 2008 Remote Management

Windows 7 “Downloads Folder” and Roaming Profiles

By default, Windows 7 automatically saves all downloaded files into the “Downloads” Folder within the user profile. Since this folder forms part of a user’s Roaming Profile, it will be copied back and forth between the workstation and the server at every logon / logoff. As the size of the “Downloads” folder increases, so will … Continue reading Windows 7 “Downloads Folder” and Roaming Profiles

Small Business Server 2008: Installed Roles

By default, SBS 2008 uses the following Roles (and Role Services): Role Role Service(s) Installed Notes Active Directory Certificate Services (PKI) Certification Authority Standalone Root Active Directory Domain Services Active Directory Domain Controller   Application Server     DHCP Server     DNS Server     File Services File Server; File Server Resources Manager; Windows … Continue reading Small Business Server 2008: Installed Roles

Outlook 2010: Additional Microsoft Exchange Accounts cannot be added

By default, the Maximum number of Exchange Accounts allowed per Outlook Profile is 10. A single Exchange account is normally adequate for most of us. However, it may not be if some users have gotten themselves an Office365 Email account in addition to their Corporate Email. Previously it was possible to use the Outlook Hotmail … Continue reading Outlook 2010: Additional Microsoft Exchange Accounts cannot be added

Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers

Within the Microsoft Environment, Remote VPN Client Computers do not register themselves within DNS. Additionally, DHCP entries are attributed to “RAS” rather than the host name of the clients. This means that remotely administering a VPN Client machine using the Host Name isn’t going to be possible. However, I did have some success using the … Continue reading Remote Administration of VPN Client Computers