<< SBS news for the week of February 1, 2004>>

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Feb 2, 2004.

  1. OT:It's Groundhog Day in the USA and Phil says 6 more weeks of winter
    [sorry for you guys where there is snow]

    http://www.stormfax.com/ghogday.htm
    http://www.groundhog.org/

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    MyDoom/SCO Lessons learned
    Well for one... don't open attachments
    Review how you handle zip files
    Ensure your A/V updates every hour on the hour
    and the jury is still out whether it's SCO.com truly down or all the
    ISPs blocking the traffic.
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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/5CALOffer.mspx
    February 5th is the cutoff date for free cals

    Load disk one [grab a copy of VPC or vmware if you need to] click start,
    control panel, system and get that product key and enter it in the web
    site. Per the site, cals to be shipped in February

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    US Government has started cyber alert mailings
    http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/index.html
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    On 19 January 2004, Microsoft released The Microsoft® Baseline Security
    Analyzer (MBSA) 1.2 to the public. This tool was posted to the Download
    Center on 19 January 2004.

    The Microsoft® Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) is a tool that allows
    users to scan one or more Windows®-based computers for common security
    misconfigurations.
    Microsoft has published information, that details the tool and instructs
    customers how to use the tool:

    - Microsoft® Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Home Page
    - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Version 1.2 Is Available
    (320454)
    - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Version 1.2 Q&A

    MBSA 1.2 now includes new support for the following Products:
    - Exchange Server 2003
    - Microsoft Office (Note: MBSA can only be used for to perform a local
    scans for Microsoft Office. Please see the above referenced documents for
    more information).
    - Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8
    - Microsoft Java Virtual Machine
    - MSXML 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, and 4.0
    - BizTalk Server 2000, 2002, and 2004
    - Commerce Server 2000 and 2002
    - Content Management Server (CMS) 2001 and 2002
    - SNA Server 4.0, Host Integration Server (HIS) 2000 and 2004
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    If your time service is disabled....

    When you run CEICW, you need to select Broardband->a Direct broadband
    connection instead of a local router device if you want to have Windows
    Time service enable. For a router, it might be using ISDN or a modem.
    To prevent dial-on-demand router from constantly dialing for time
    updates, it is considered as a non-fulltime scenario during CEICW.

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    Reward Offered to Capture Virus Designer
    A quarter of a million dollar bounty is waiting for
    anyone who helps law enforcers nab the designer of
    another new computer virus. The award, put up Thursday
    by Microsoft Corp., is the third so far as part of
    a $5 million program the software giant announced
    in early November to help identify the authors of
    unusually damaging Internet infections that target
    the company's products.
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=1212&e=2&u=/ap/20040130/ap_on_hi_te/internet_virus
    http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/4348619.html

    MyDoom Worm Spreads as Hunt for Author Intensifies
    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=4248978
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    Mimail mutant maximises Mydoom misery
    The devastation created by the Mydoom virus,
    which is still spreading, has been compounded
    by the detection of a previously unknown mutant
    of the Mimail virus. One in every five emails
    currently transmitted is thought to be carrying
    Mydoom, with four million infected emails thought
    to be in circulation.
    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1152401

    Microsoft Prepares MyDoom Defense
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64292-2004Jan30.html
    Mydoom virus really a spam tool?
    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4113278/
    As victims clean up, Mydoom mail keeps coming
    http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,89624,00.html
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    MS drop authentication technique to foil phishing
    Microsoft has outlined plans to make phishing
    attacks more difficult by dropping support for
    a common Web authentication method. Redmond's
    plans to remove support for handling user names
    and passwords in HTTP or HTTPS URLs in IE are
    designed to protect Web surfers from being lured
    to malicious constructed or fraudulent sites.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/35253.html
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    Make spammers pay, in money or time, to send bulk e-mails
    Imagine a world where the government paid all the bills
    for the postal service, and the cost of mailing a letter
    was zero. We'd be drowning in junk mail, because marketers
    could crank out postcards and fliers for a few cents each
    and send them for free. The humble 37-cent stamp and its
    bulk-rate cousins, in other words, are barriers preventing
    abuse of an important public resource.
    http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/7833519.htm
    http://www.vnunet.com/Features/1152407
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    ID fraud preys on technology's immaturity
    Some people get socks for Christmas. Others get
    handkerchiefs. But not Jay Heiser. His wife gave
    him a replica of a Mesopotamian clay tablet this
    year. Why? Because the Mesopotamians used them as
    receipts, an early form of security. "That receipt
    lasted 6,000 years," said Heiser, chief analyst
    at security risk management vendor TruSecure.
    http://www.vnunet.com/Features/1152404
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    Mainframe's midlife crisis: Security
    Twenty years ago, mainframes sat in tight glass
    houses, accessed by a limited list of select
    employees. Today, mainframes remain a mainstay
    of enterprise operations. All predictions of
    the mainframe's imminent demise have disappeared
    as quickly as those predicting the end of brick-
    and-mortar retailing. In fact, industry sources
    estimate that 30 billion Cobol transactions occur
    daily; that's more than the number of Web page
    hits in the same time period.
    http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,89302,00.html



    Articles and KB Oh My! Courtesy of
    Marie McFadden, MCSE NT4/2000, MCSA
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security


    SBS
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    829046 SMTP recipient policy changes after you change your Internet domain
    name
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829046

    829358 Overview of the Critical Update for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829358

    829033 There is a documentation error in the Configure E-mail and Internet
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829033

    831747 Overview of the Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831747

    829114 How to remove and how to install the Windows Small Business Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829114

    829113 How to restore a Windows SharePoint Services CompanyWeb database
    after
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829113

    827701 How to perform a disaster recovery operation of SharePoint Services
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827701

    829035 You cannot connect to a console session of a local computer by using
    a
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829035

    832919 New features and functionality in PortQry version 2.0
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832919

    829039 Internal client computers cannot connect to the externally accessible
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829039

    831747 Overview of the Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831747

    828048 POP3 e-mail clients cannot send messages to remote domains
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828048

    828056 A terminal server no longer runs in application mode after you
    upgrade
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828056

    829038 Users can still send and receive e-mail messages after you disable
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829038

    829036 The Microsoft SharePoint Administrator option on the Administrative
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829036

    828063 Configuration error when the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828063

    832870 "Cannot find '::{e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849}'" error
    message
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832870

    828054 You cannot contact a computer running Small Business Server from an
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828054

    829045 Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition does not support
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829045

    831664 "The requested media failed to mount" error message when you try to
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831664

    829623 Default Services That Are Installed in Windows Small Business Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829623


    For Windows 2000
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    829155 Account lookup application programming interface's may not complete
    on
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829155

    828904 Web changes are not visible on the destination server in FrontPage
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828904

    833556 Csvde.exe -u does not display Unicode characters in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833556

    822720 "Stop 0x00000080" error message when you add or remove a hot swap
    drive
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=822720

    830764 Print jobs from Macintosh client computers to a Windows 2000 Service
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830764

    830711 DNS MMC may take a long time to populate the description pane when
    you
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830711

    829246 Event Logs Are Corrupted
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829246

    832821 Error 161 occurs when you access Service Control Manager from
    Terminal
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832821

    830074 Error 4097 is recorded in the system log on your Windows 2000 server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830074

    831877 Multiple memory leaks in the Remote Registry Service when you use
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831877

    826955 Virus Alert About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=826955

    833154 You receive a "stop 0x00000050 (page fault in nonpaged area)" error
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833154

    831754 You receive an error message when you try to print to a shared
    network
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831754

    816960 Server may stop responding if a Winsock program is under a heavy
    load in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816960

    833046 The Windows Backup utility does not report errors to the backup log
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833046

    828531 Computer stops responding when you use a dial-up connection to log
    on in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828531

    827535 Dnsapi.dll memory leak
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827535

    831646 Chkdsk incorrectly removes corrupted security descriptor information
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831646

    826502 The server stops responding and you receive a "Stop 0x000000d1" error
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=826502

    825036 Best practices for DNS client settings in Windows 2000 Server and in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825036

    832182 Windows 2000 SP3 may stop responding during shutdown
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832182

    830075 Winmgmt.exe uses more CPU resources than you expect
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830075

    830570 The Registry Repair Utility download for Windows 2000-based computers
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830570

    831982 CPU usage in Lsass.exe increases to 99 percent when you try to
    access a
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831982


    Windows 2003
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    830212 You receive an access violation error message when you print to a
    local
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830212

    830711 DNS MMC may take a long time to populate the description pane when
    you
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830711

    831666 Various printing issues in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831666

    830746 Active Directory changes do not replicate in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830746

    826955 Virus Alert About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=826955

    831754 You receive an error message when you try to print to a shared
    network
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831754

    828830 You receive an error message when you try to save a Network Monitor
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828830

    832222 You cannot connect to a remote Windows Server 2003 domain controller
    by
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832222

    827537 Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 clients cannot connect to some
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827537

    833374 Description of the groups that are displayed in the Member Of list in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833374

    830750 Automatic Updates logs Event ID 16 in the application log
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830750

    825036 Best practices for DNS client settings in Windows 2000 Server and in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825036

    833375 You receive event ID 7000 even though Network Load Balancing is not
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833375

    326216 HOW TO: Use the Backup Feature to Back Up and Restore Data in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326216

    814583 HOW TO: Use Command Line Parameters with the Ntbackup Command in
    Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=814583


    Windows SharePoint Services
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    834546 "Cannot complete this action" error message when you connect to a
    portal
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834546

    831107 You receive the error "Can't move focus to the control" when you
    approve
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831107

    833183 "Cannot connect to configuration database" or "Unable to connect to
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833183

    829358 Overview of the Critical Update for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829358

    833183 "Cannot connect to configuration database" or "Unable to connect to
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833183

    830320 Comparison of features that are included in Windows SharePoint
    Services
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830320


    Exchange 2000
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    831393 You receive error code 80090006 when the Exchange System Attendant
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831393

    832599 How to obtain the Understanding and Deploying Exchange 2000 Active
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832599

    832599 How to obtain the Understanding and Deploying Exchange 2000 Active
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832599

    832396 Outlook 2003 uses only TCP/IP or HTTP protocol bindings when Outlook
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832396


    Exchange 2003
    -------------------------------------------------------
    833401 How to configure RPC over HTTP in Exchange Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833401

    817543 "Setup is unable to determine the DNS name of this computer. See
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=817543

    828765 Permissions that you must have to install components in Exchange
    Server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=828765

    831394 You cannot connect to an Exchange Server 2003 computer by using
    Outlook
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831394

    821904 HOW TO: Create a Distribution List (Distribution Group) in Exchange
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=821904


    Windows XP
    -------------------------------------------------------
    822137 Desktop Icons Do No Appear Correctly When Moved
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=822137

    821160 Temporary hotfix installation files are not deleted in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=821160

    832656 You receive "IP General Failure" error messages during network
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832656

    827090 "Unable to create or access your My Documents folder" error message
    when
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827090

    826955 Virus Alert About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=826955

    831429 Windows XP stops responding when you download updates from Windows
    Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831429

    834525 Wireless network connection for a preferred wireless access point is
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=834525

    821979 Autodial starts each time a resource is not available in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=821979

    832577 The computer stops responding during startup
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832577

    832246 Printer tray selections are ignored when you print to a PostScript
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832246

    827537 Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 clients cannot connect to some
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827537

    832490 Security enhancements in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832490


    Outlook
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    833006 The settings that are contained in the Outlook Security Settings
    public
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833006

    831124 How to Force Outlook to Resolve Proxy Addresses and Custom
    Properties in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831124

    829918 How to create a new e-mail profile in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829918

    831399 How to Use the Desktop Alerts Feature in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831399

    831390 You may receive the "this operation has been cancelled" error message
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831390

    831606 How to organize your Outlook 2003 data with the Show in Groups
    feature
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831606

    829982 You Cannot Open Attachments in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829982

    289987 How to Compact Outlook PST and OST Files
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=289987

    832396 Outlook 2003 uses only TCP/IP or HTTP protocol bindings when Outlook
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=832396

    831747 Overview of the Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2003 Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831747

    830119 Overview of Archive and of AutoArchive in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=830119

    831402 How to troubleshoot Search Folders in Outlook 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=831402

    829699 You Receive an Error Message About Inadequate Hard Disk Drive Space
    When
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=829699


    Internet Explorer
    --------------------------------------------
    833633 How to strengthen the security settings for the Local Machine zone in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833633

    833786 Steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833786
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Feb 2, 2004
    #1
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  2. Sorry there's not been a Song of the Week ... between installing SBS2003,
    MVP exitement and the Super Bowl ... just too little time to kick starting
    my creativity juices. Maybe this week!

    --
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
    "The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long"



     
    Kevin Weilbacher, Feb 2, 2004
    #2
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  3. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]

    John LeMay Guest

    Hey, I like the snow! At least I like some snow. Too much of a good
    thing though and all that. It's been pretty light here so far this year.
     
    John LeMay, Feb 3, 2004
    #3
  4. It's been pretty light here so far this year.

    Light??? What part of NJ is that???? [compared to last year... maybe] :)

    2yrs ago... I loved snow. Right now... I hate it!
     
    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Feb 3, 2004
    #4
  5. Don't even get me started . . . We've had over 2' (yes that's TWO FEET)
    of snow in the last 8 days . . . and they're calling for more "significant"
    snowfall Wed & Thurs . . . At this rate, I'll literally be snowed in by
    the end of the week . . .

    Oh well - as long as the power stays on and my high-speed internet
    connection stays up, I'll manage ;^)

    --
    Chad A. Gross [SBS-MVP]

    SBS ROCKS!!!

     
    Chad A Gross [SBS-MVP], Feb 3, 2004
    #5
  6. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP]

    John LeMay Guest

    At the shore! Toms River area. It stays milder here. I grew up in
    Saratoga NY, so I KNOW about snow, ice, freezing rain, all that nasty
    stuff all too well.
     
    John LeMay, Feb 3, 2004
    #6
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