Thursday, July 9, 2009

Custom IMF weighting

IMF (Intelligent Message Filter) has its flaws, but it's free. Instead of rewriting all the steps, here is an excellent guide on IMF custom weighting:

Of note - it's possible I've never done this right until today, when I saw that you need to do this to make custom weighting work properly:

regsvr32 Drive_letter:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\MSCFV2\MSExchange.UceContentFilter.dll

Also - it's CRUCIAL that you save the XML file as type Unicode and not ANSI. Afterward, restart the SMTP service.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Symantec Endpoint Protection LiveUpdate fails

I had an unmanaged SEP install that failed to update itself - even after I uninstalled and resintalled.

Turned out the answer was to update from LiveUpdate 3.3 to LiveUpdate 3.5 via this link:

Monday, July 6, 2009

SBS 2003 licenses disappear after reboot

A couple times, I have seen SBS 2003 licenses disappear after a reboot. You're only left with the original 5 licenses. The consensus seems to be that antivirus scanning the licensing files is the cause. However, in this case, the license files were already immune from scanning. Anyway, here is a way to fix this issue:

1. Look for & files under c:\windows\system32 folder.
2. Exclude these two files from being scanned by Anti Virus.
3. Make a backup copy of both the files on a different folder.
4. Delete from c:\windows\system32 folder.
5. Rename file to
6. Restart the Licensing Service.
7. Goto Server Management Console -> Licensing & you will have the actual no. of CALS.