Exchange Web Services (EWS) and 501 Error

As is common with a lot that I write in this blog, it is based on noting down the answers to stuff I could not find online. For this issue, I did find something online by Michael Van “Hybrid”, but finding it was the challenge. So rather than detailing the issue and the reason (you… Continue reading Exchange Web Services (EWS) and 501 Error

Secret NSA Listening Ports in Exchange Server 2013? Of Course Not…

But what do those extra ports in Exchange Server 2013 that are listening actually do. If you bring up a command prompt on an Exchange Server 2013 machine and run netstat –ano | find “:25”. You will get back a list of IP addresses that are listening on any port starting 25. The last number… Continue reading Secret NSA Listening Ports in Exchange Server 2013? Of Course Not…

IPv6 Routed LAN with Windows

This blog is written to note down the steps needed to configure IPv6 on the whole of your LAN using Windows Server 2008 R2 as the router, but without installing RRAS. It also uses Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 tunnel broker service to provide the IPv6 connectivity via an IPv4 tunnel as my internet provider (Virgin Media… Continue reading IPv6 Routed LAN with Windows

SBS 2008 SharePoint Install Breaks Default SBS Web Site

A recent installation of a second SharePoint site on Small Business Server 2008 broke the Remote Web Workplace site for access from the internet. Intranet access to the site worked fine, but from the internet where the http request to the site is redirected to https had stopped working. Opening up IIS 7 Manager and… Continue reading SBS 2008 SharePoint Install Breaks Default SBS Web Site

Windows 2008, IIS 7.0, 64 bit Server, Terminal Services Web Application and Access Databases

This is a long list of pre-requisites, but for your information they do not work together. If you have a web site that uses Access as its data storage and you migrate that site to an x64 Windows machine then access to the Access MDB file ceases with the following error: “‘Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0’ provider is not… Continue reading Windows 2008, IIS 7.0, 64 bit Server, Terminal Services Web Application and Access Databases

SSTP (SSL VPN) on SBS 2008 RC0

Updated 31st March 2008: Please see http://c7solutions.com/blog/2009/03/configuring-sstp-vpn-on-small-business_31.aspx as this new article replaces the below, as the below refers to a pre-release version of SBS 2008. The working instructions for configuring SSTP on SBS 2008 is much more complicated than the steps below. SSL based VPN’s are great. In short it is VPN without firewall or… Continue reading SSTP (SSL VPN) on SBS 2008 RC0

Error Code: 500 Internal Server Error. The network logon failed. (1790)

This is an error visible in the web browser when connecting to a HTTPS web site behind an ISA Server. The problem is that the firewall access rule for this web site in ISA Server is forwarding the requests to an internal server on a port that it is not listening on. For example you… Continue reading Error Code: 500 Internal Server Error. The network logon failed. (1790)

Creating Subject Alternative Name Certificates with Microsoft Certificate Server

A new feature in digital certificates is the Subject Alternative Name property. This allows you to have a certificate for more than one URI (i.e. www.c7solutions.com and www.c7solutions.co.uk) in the same certificate. It also means that in web servers such as IIS you can bind this certificate to the site and use up only one… Continue reading Creating Subject Alternative Name Certificates with Microsoft Certificate Server

Enabling ASP.NET Session State without Installing IIS

At a client site, I needed to enable within a web cluster the ASP.NET session state service (ASP.NET State Service) and initially this was going to go on one server within the web cluster. The only problem though, as this configuration is easy, was what happens if the one server in the cluster that this… Continue reading Enabling ASP.NET Session State without Installing IIS