Exchange Server 2010 RBAC

In this Article I’ll talk about Role Based Access Control (RBAC), the new permission granting model introduced in Exchange Server 2010. Using RBAC we grant administrators the exact ...

Connect to a SQL Azure Database Using SQLCMD or SSMS

As at launch in January 2010 SSMS can connect to SQL Azure, but the object browser does not work. Ensure that you have setup the SQL Azure firewall to allow your IP to connect to ...

SQL Azure Firewall – How To

SQL Azure comes with a built-in  firewall, through which all connection attempts to a SQL Azure database must pass. By  default the firewall blocks all access to the database even ...

Managing Internet Calendar Sharing in Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 release brought a lot of new features to the table (by the way, this article is based on the Beta version available on the Internet) and in this ...

Restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 Backup file to SQL Server 2008

Recently i had to restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 Database to a Database in another machine and i ended up getting the message: “The Database was backed up on a server running version ...

Active Directory Domain Services Recovery in Win Server 2008 R2

Active Directory constitutes one of the primary infrastructure components of the majority of Windows-based business environments. Effectively, its resiliency and recoverability are ...

Windows Server 2008 R2 DNSSEC–Secure DNS Connections

Introduction With the upcoming insurgence of IPv6, accessing computers through DNS names will be more important than ever. While those of us who have been working with IPv4 for many ...

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service

Introduction The Lightweight Directory Service is useful for situations in which applications need access to a directory service, but you do not want to risk compromising your Active ...

Microsoft tangles with VMware over Exchange “guidance”

Microsoft and VMware are at odds over some “guidance” the virtualizaton software maker has issued about Exchange and disaster recovery. At issue is a section in a document published ...

How To Monitor User Connections in SQL Server

Applications typically make connections to the SQL Server databases in large numbers but what if those connections are not successfully closed? How you can monitor them? This short ...