Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 4 Released

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 4 has been released.  This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008.

  • Issue 1
    You may be unable to rename and to join a computer that is running Windows 7 to your Windows SBS 2008-based domain by using the Windows SBS client Join wizard.
  • Issue 2
    If the PublicFQDNPrefix registry entry is not set on the computer, you may be unable to install an update rollup for Windows SBS 2008, and you may receive the 6BA error code.
  • Issue 3
    The following four new alerts are added to the Event Log errors list:

    • The server shut down unexpectedly
    • The server restarted
    • An error prevented Backup from starting
    • An error prevented Backup from completing successfully
  • Issue 4
    The delivery of the network report may be delayed because it takes a long time for the server to query the status of the offline clients.
  • Issue 5
    Internet Address Management Wizard may stop responding after you delete a Windows SharePoint Services site on a computer that is running Windows SBS 2008.

To download this Update, please visit the following link:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;979454

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Google Nexus One Mobile Phone and Exchange Mail (Activesync)

Having been asked to setup a new Mobile Phone for a customer, the 3rd such phone for the same user in as many weeks, I was duly handed a Google Nexus One phone (http://www.google.com/phone) and asked to “get it working” – which translates to “Can you please configure my phone to work with my email account on our server”.

The server in question was a Small Business Server 2003 box and I had already configured Activesync on the server having followed my own article (https://alanhardisty.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/exchange-2003-and-activesync-configuration-and-troubleshooting/), so I knew that this part was not going to present me with any problems!

Well, after figuring out where to start configuring the mail on the device, I simply chose to add an email account, chose the Exchange server option, entered all the relevant details in to the phone, clicked next and accepted the SSL certificate prompt and the mail / contacts / calendar started to download as expected.

So – if anyone wants to buy one / upgrade to one the next time their contract is due for an upgrade, I can happily confirm that the phones work happily with an Exchange server (I was vaguely expecting it not to), provided that your server is configured properly of course.

Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 Rollup 4 Released

Today saw several Exchange releases including Rollup 4 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2. This update can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b8f7f872-16d5-49d6-9867-adc01351c06f&displaylang=en

This update includes the following patches:

981832 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981832/ ) MS10-024: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service could allow denial of service
981706 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981706/ ) Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup 1 or Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup 2 does not install on a Spanish version of Exchange Server 2007 SP2
980639 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980639/ ) A user can only set the time zone to Bucharest in OWA after you update Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack1 to Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

Exchange 2010 Rollup 3 Released

Today saw the release of several Exchange Rollups including Exchange 2010 Rollup 3, which can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7dcf2390-dff7-4e3a-acca-03f4d43fb79a&displaylang=en

Coming only a few weeks after Exchange 2010 Rollup 2 (released on the 5th March 2010), this Rollup includes the following patches:

981832 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981832/ ) MS10-024: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service could allow denial of service
981664 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981664/ ) RPC clients or MAPI on the Middle Tier clients may not receive responses from the mailbox server role on an Exchange 2010 server