Saturday, June 26, 2010

Changing Message Size Limits in Exchange 2007

It’s done in three places using PowerShell. Check out the SBS Team’s blog post for details.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Windows Server restarts without warning

We’ve been investigating an interesting issue for the past several weeks. One of the servers we manage has been restarting without warning every other Sunday morning. Thankfully, no one is on the system, no files are open and nothing is taking place. No VSS snapshots, no backup – nothing.

What’s been so odd about it is there’s been nothing in any of the system logs. And no memory dump either. Just a reboot out of nowhere.

We took a look at the UPS and didn’t see any problems, but once we opened up its web console, we found the answer. The UPS had a self test scheduled for that time. And none of the tests were logged since the problem started. We ran the self-test manually and immediately discovered the self test cycle was resetting the power to the UPS and bringing down the server.

The manual self-test also triggered a bad battery alarm, so we immediately ordered a new battery and replaced it, resolving the problem.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SharePoint 2010 video

SharePoint 2010 is out and it has the Office ribbon too. Take a look at this YouTube video demonstrating the new UI.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Trend CSA installation on x64 fails with WFBS 6 SP2

Trend has a hotfix for it, so load it up on the server before you install the client on a x64 machine and you won’t have a problem.