Daily Archives: April 13, 2005

Exchange integration with Active Directory

After my session at the TechNet roadshow yesterday, I  promised I’d make available all the links to the documents I’d been talking about during my presentation to save everyone scribbling down URLs’s like crazy (URL’s are getting so complex now – thank goodness for search engines!)

Preparing to Administer Exchange 2003 using CDOEXM

Special groups in Exchasnge EDS and EES

Planning a split permissions model in Exchange 2003

Planning for Global catalogs and failover

DSAccess and topology discovery

Viewing the Exchange schema using ADSIEdit

If I’ve forgotten anything let me know, and I’ll update this post with more links…


Software Asset Management – and a free tool

I’ve been playing with the Software Inventory analyser (MSIA)  after downloading it recently and playing around scanning my home network for Microsoft products.  It’s easy (wizard driven), I’ve now got a consolidated report of all my stuff from each PC, and a graphical view of the machines in my domain. Quite cool. 

You can find it on our new website about Software Asset Management  which links in to the SMS site.  I just wanted to have a go witn MSIA on my home network as I’m not running SMS at home (ooh shame on me!) and see how effective and easy to use it is.  I’ve got a lot more stuff on my office PC than I’d previously thought – lots of things to patch and update now!