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POP3 Connector chokes on messages with invalid header

Problem If you are using the POP3 Connector on Windows SBS 2008, you may encounter this error in the event log One or more (5) e-mail messages in the POP3 mailbox account ‘<email address>’ on the POP3 server ‘<server name>’ have invalid header fields. Because of this, the messages cannot be delivered to the Exchange […]

Journal Wrap Error causing file replication to fail

Problem Active Directory replication between domain controllers is not working and Event 13568 is logged in the File Replication log with the following message The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set “DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)” is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR. Solution The description for Event 13568 is very helpful. It’s one of the […]

How to exclude your own traffic in Google Analytics

So you’ve got Google Analytics set up and you’re tracking your web site statistics. But every time you visit your web site (to do testing, training, etc.) your reports are skewed because they include traffic from your own computer. One way to fix this is to set a cookie on your computer with some predetermined […]

Postini service end of life

Google announced last month that it’s shutting down it’s popular Postini email filtering service and forcing users to transition to Google Apps. Google will stop selling Postini services on December 31, 2012 and completely shut the service down by the end of 2013. Users that don’t want to switch to Google Apps will have few […]

Some users and groups do not show up in the SBS Console

Problem If you do not create users and groups using the SBS Console, they will not show up in the SBS Console. If you create users and groups through another method, you can use this procedure to modify the users and groups so they show up in the SBS Console. Solution For Users: Open the […]

Mac printing to a non-Postscript printer

I have to admit I am not a Mac expert. I am a PC guy but I have learned a few things about Mac’s over the years. One of which is that Mac’s like to use Postscript as the default emulation method for printing. Unfortunately, not all printers support Postscript out of the box. In […]

Out of Office Assistant not working in Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007

If you are running Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007 (or Small Business Server 2008) you may experience problems with the Out of Office Assistant. The error message you may receive is: Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later. In addition, if you open the Exchange […]

How to override a single host on your Windows DNS Server

Situation 1. Your internal Active Directory domain name is different than your public Internet domain name. For example, your AD domain name might be contoso.local but your public Internet domain name might be contoso.com 2. You want to override a single host on contoso.com but your internal DNS server is not authoritative for that zone. […]

Error adding a new backup destination to Windows Server Backup

Problem When you try to add a new backup destination drive in Windows Server Backup, you may receive the following error: “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect” Cause This can happen if the existing backup drives are not connected. Solution Add the drive using the following commands from an elevated command […]

Every time you open IE9 a new tab appears saying “Your browser has been upgraded”

This can be very frustrating. I don’t mind the tab appearing once, but if it appears every time you start Internet Explorer it gets really annoying really quick. One way to fix it is to uninstall and re-install IE9. However, there is a much easier solution. Method 1: Import REG file Download the following registry […]