Wednesday, March 19, 2008

setting up an SSL cert on an SBS machine with an ISA 2004 firewall

Setting up an SSL certificate on an SBS machine is not hard, and it's in a previous blog.

But there are some additional steps if you also have ISA 2004 on that machine. If you don't make the small, but necessary adjustments you get this error page:

Go into the web listeners in ISA Management and change the certificate that ISA is using
change the TO name in the web listeners (located in the firewall policies for each web publishing rule – SBS OWA web publishing rule, SBS Outlook via the internet web publishing rule, and several others) from publish.domain.local to

And you also need to create a host file entry that pointed to the INTERNAL ip, when you ping it normally, it resolves to the external IP.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Adjustments needed to make a Bomgar box work on an XP Pro machine in a workgroup

I just got a Bomgar box,, and I wanted to keep track of the changes needed to make an XP Pro box in a workgroup work with Bomgar. Here are the simple instructions with a screen shot of what the final setting should look like:

click ‘Start’ >> ‘Run’ >> type ‘secpol.msc’, once the security policy tool opens, drill down to ‘Security Settings’ >> ‘Local Policies’ >> ‘Security Options’, and finally ‘Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts’.

Set it to Classic so it looks like this:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Switching primary monitor on a laptop with an ATI video card

  1. Go to Start Menu->Control Panel.
  2. Either click on "Display" if present or "Appearance and Themes" then "Display" (if you are in category view).
  3. Click on the "Settings" tab.
  4. Click "Advanced".
  5. Click the "ATI Displays" tab (if this tab is not present you should update your video drivers).
  6. Switch the monitors labeled "1" and "2" by clicking the "1" where the "2" is selected or vice versa.
  7. Press "Apply" to apply your change.