Author Archives: LazyNetworkAdmin

ESMTP TLS and Cisco ASA don’t play nice

By | February 26, 2010

We had a nice little problem the other day. We had already gone through our Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 migration a couple weeks ago, last weekend was the firewall upgrade from Pix 515 to ASA5510. For the most part, all went well. On Tuesday I overheard someone mention that external email was coming in… Read More »

Export SSL Certificate from IIS and Import into Tomcat

By | February 18, 2010

Recently we encountered a need to export our wild card certificate from a Windows IIS server and use it in a Tomcat Server. The internet turned up very few results, many of which were incomplete. Here’s how I did it. Note: This assumes IIS6.1(Server 2003) but will similarly work with IIS5 and 7+ 1) Export… Read More »

Exchange 2010 – Configure Anonymous Relay to External Domains

By | February 4, 2010

One thing that caught me by surprise in Exchange 2010 was the new ways it handled relaying to external domains. Well Microsoft is moving closer and closer to lockdown by default type of methodology for their systems; making you open the holes you want to open. Well what this did was made me troubleshooting why… Read More »

Exchange 2010 Migration – Orphaned Mailbox

By | January 22, 2010

Well over the past week, I have spent a significant amount of time migrating to Exchange 2010 from Exchange 2003. The setup was quite simple. Single Exchange 2003 machine to a single Exchange 2010 server. Simple yes, but there were a few things which caught me by surprise. As with anything else, when I encounter… Read More »

Migrate Microsoft Root CA to another server

By | December 18, 2009

I have quite a few things going on at work at the moment. We are retiring an old Windows 2003 domain controller and bringing in a fresh new Server 2008 R2 DC as its replacement. This old server had many things on it which needed to be migrated off. Microsoft Certificate Authority was one of… Read More »

Map Network Drive based on group membership – Server 2008

By | November 25, 2009

Every once in a while, Microsoft does something that makes you happy. I remember during the Windows server 2003 beta program, I entered in some feedback which in short stated, it would be nice if you didn’t have to attach a script to a group policy, but instead just have group policy do it for… Read More »

Installing XP Mode on Windows 7

By | October 26, 2009

I just thought I would give a quick tutorial on how to download and install Windows XP mode on the Windows 7 operating system. XP mode allows you to run a virtual copy of Windows XP on your Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate operating systems. This comes in handy when the standard built in compatibility… Read More »