Archive for May, 2005
In a default SBS2000 or SBS 2003 Premium installation, ISA is configured to allow outbound web and internet access for members of a Windows security group. Macintosh workstations cannot interact with this particular interface and, as such, will not be able to get out to the internet, even when proxy information is correctly configured. This document discusses one of two possible ISA configuration changes that will allow Macintosh workstations to access the internet. The solution in this first method assumes that the organization using ISA does NOT want to limit access to the internet for anyone on the local intranet. If this type of internet access restriction is desired, please look at the second document (coming soon) for that implementation.
I ran across two clients over the weekend who experienced an unexpected shutdown of the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service on their SBS servers. A quick Google of the specific error turned up a hotfix from Microsoft for the issue (
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=891504). Applying the hotfix resolved the information store crash, but it had one unexpected side effect.
Just when you thought it was safe to recommend .local again…
While I wasn’t expecting that Mac OS 10.4 would solve all the world’s problems, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Apple worked around their boo-boo related to the .local top-level domain multicast DNS lookups. Never in a million years would I have expected the problem to crop up with pre-Mac OS X. But it did.
I’ve got an old iMac that I’m integrating into my test network to have an OS 9 machine around for reproducing problems, etc. Right out of the gate, I’m not able to get Outlook 2001 to connect to my test Exchange server. I do a little more digging and find out, once again, it’s related to the .local namespace I have set up in my test lab.
After having an opportunity to work wtih mac OS 10.4 over the weekend, I’ve discovered a couple of items related to Macintosh integration with SBS. Updates to the existing posts will be made over the next few days as time permits, and more information will be posted as I am able to test more integration features.