SQL Azure decoded (SQL’s new name)

SQL Azure Decoded (SQL's new name)

If you want to be brutal about it, SQL Azure is just SQL's new name. Think the same three capital letters, only now in a blue-cyan shade. Granted, Windows Azure is a great big new shiny platform as service, which can piggyback on both Microsoft server farms and on premise infrastructure.

SQL Azure is just SQL's new name

DNS Server On Windows 2008 Server

DNS server on windows 2008

Domain Name System (DNS) is a system for naming systems and network services such as TCP/IP networks, internet and corporate networks. DNS works as a name resolution, when a user enters the DNS name of a computer in an application; DNS resolves the name and provides the other information such as its IP address services etc.

How DNS works?

Hub Role In Microsoft Exchange 2007

Hub Role In Microsoft Exchange 2007

What is Hub Transport Server?

Hub Transport is one of the 5 email server roles introduced in Microsoft Exchange 2007. From the name itself, it basically acts as a hub to emails being delivered to and from the organization.  

What Does Hub Transport Server Do?

A Hub Transport Server’s basic function is to route each email to its correct destination.

Every internal email is sent to the Hub Transport Server. It is the Hub server that routes email to the outside world or to the mailbox server based on its destination.

Most of the policies are imposed on emails through Hub Transport server including content filtering and mail re-directions etc.

IIS Installation On Windows XP

To Install IIS on XP

The default IIS version is 5.x on Windows XP SP2 and SP3.

1) Installation through Add Remove Program

To install IIS on XP, follow these steps,

Insert the Windows XP installation CD on the drive. You can also copy the XP setup files to your local machine or can browse from a Network Drive.

IIS Installation On Windows Vista

IIS Installation on Windows Vista

To start,

# 1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel

# 2. On Control Panel home screen will appear, Click on Program

# 3. Then on next screen Click on Program and Features,

Client Access Server Exchange 2007

Client Access Server

What is Client Access Server?

Client Access Server or CAS is one of the 5 email server roles introduced in Microsoft Exchange 2007. This server role is a modified form of Front End Server in Exchange 2003 with a few enhancements in its functions and has a better support to the new architecture.

What Does Client Access Server Do?

A Client Access Server’s basic function is to provide an entry point for email users coming through Outlook Web Access (OWA), Outlook Anywhere (OAW) versions 2003, 2007 & 2010, Windows Mobile devices or any other smart phones using Active Sync.

Mailbox Role In Microsoft Exchange 2007

Mailbox Server

What is Mailbox Server?

Mailbox Server is one of the 5 email server roles introduced in Microsoft Exchange 2007. This server role is responsible for managing mailboxes and public folder databases.

What Does Mailbox Server Do?

A Mailbox Server’s basic function is to provide improved management for mailbox database management.  Users connecting to their mailboxes through Microsoft Outlook access this server directly.

For users coming through Outlook Anywhere, mailbox server makes available all the data through CAS server.

Deployment Considerations

Instant search on Outlook Version 2003

Instant Search Outlook 2003 Version

In this era of information technology and the internet, searching a specific information or email is a very essential element to save time and get to the required data instantly. Microsoft Outlook being an email client has brought various ways to refine and improve search and find options for its users. Below are the search criteria for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and its latest version 2010.

Microsoft Outlook 2003 Find

Message Tracking In Exchange 2003 & 2007

Message Tracking In Exchange 2003 & 2007

 In most organizations, employees complain about undelivered mails making message trackings a need. Troubleshooting this problem leads to analysis of log files maintained by exchange server. This tutorial covers message tracking in exchange 2007.

You can’t do configuration in ‘Exchange Management Console (EMC)’ compared to ‘Exchange Management Shell’ (EMS). By default, message tracking is enabled in Microsoft Exchange 2007. The only way to confirm is:

Group Policy Management (GPO) ?

Group Policy Management

What is Group Policy (GP)?

 Group Policy is a tool or console for system administrators to supervise Network resources such as forests, domains, system settings, users’ settings etc.

Technically, Group Policy provides a centralized management for administrators to configure and manage OS, programs and all Active Directory resources by utilizing and creating a set of Group Policy Object (GPO) rules, as per the organization requirement.

Why Use Group Policy?

      System admin could control the following using GP: