- CAS/MBX boxes are members of Windows Authorization Access Group
- Impersonation permissions stuck (and are not denied) through Active Directory Sites & Services
- Service Account is NOT a member of any Exchange Admin Group/Domain Admin group
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Keep in mind, we'll morph this as it makes contact with the real world. Here's how it currently works.
We use our tools to produce ICS files. Not a problem for appointments, but for meetings the idea is to make them live.
Here's how we do it. We insert the emails of the attendees into the OWNER's agenda.
SAVE it and SEND it:
Voila, live meetings, simple, inexpensive, and done.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Let's say you're switching your calendar server and you've got BlackBerrys, Smartphones, ancient PDAs, whatever connected to your old server. And you want to use the same product when you're done in your NEW environment (let's call it Exchange).
Our recommendation is that as part of your migration process you blank out your calendars in your source system and re-synch completely on your target.
Why? Because the synch usually keeps track based on something called UIDs (or Universal Identification Numbers). You change your calendar server, you change your UIDs, and if you're not careful your Smartphone will get data from BOTH systems (and this is a hassle).
While migration is going on we strongly recommend turning off your BlackBerry server. Why? Sumatra generates a lot of email as part of re-creating end-user calendars in Outlook. While Sumatra’s insertion technology removes almost all of that email from end user’s in boxes, it can not remove those messages delivered to your device via the BlackBerry Exchange Server. So depending on your migration option your BlackBerry users will either be flooded with a lot of email (no EventSink) or some email (EventSink).
Since your BlackBerrys, Palms, or WindowsMobile PCs is synched with a system that is obsolescing – you will need to clear the calendars when you shut down your Oracle Calendar / Meeting Maker / Sun Java Calendar / etc. server, then have your users re-synch after the migration is completed.
For clearing the calendar on the Blackberry – see the following webpage:
For clearing the calendar on a Palm OS, you might use the Purge function:
Windows Mobile (Pocket PC)
For Windows Mobile, you can:
· Open ActiveSync
· Double Click on Calendar.
· Change the settings such that it syncs only 0 past and 0 future appointments.
· SYNC - this will clear all calendar items on the IPAQ / most other Pocket PCs.
Note: Some earlier ActiveSync versions attempt to interpret the default Sumatra Category as a date field. If you have Windows Mobile PCs you should remove the keyword AFTER you have done your quality assurance testing on the migration. Sumatra also has a COM add-in for Outlook that will accomplish the same thing on a user-by-user basis.
Updated September 10, 2009 with info from Notify Technology.
Migration for NotifyLink Enterprise Server (NLES) Users with recent versions.
An administrator must:
- Make sure the NLES server and device software are up to date.
- Create the new mail and PIM servers
- Open the user administration list and for each user to be moved, select the “Edit User” button.
- On the “Edit User” page, switch the email and PIM servers to the new servers that were created.
- This should all be done after the actual migration is complete on the server side. Notify Tech claims their software should handle the rest. It should re-prime accounts and issue full resynchronization commands. The device PIM stores will be automatically cleared and reloaded with the new account info.
Earlier versions of their software ran a more complicated, non-automatic process.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
It's easy to use - Unzip and move shellrunas into windows\system32. Then type the following in the start/Run command line: shellrunas /reg. That's it. Right click on an item to see "Run as different user"
Friday, September 04, 2009
Of course, I got THIS one at 3:43 PM PDT which was DARNED confusing:
So with everyone who's been looking to migrate into Google Calendar: be really careful what you ask for.