nothin wrong with enjoyin the 60s eh
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is exactly like Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 except it doesn't allow domain login and there's a couple of other things. It allows IIS if you insert an xp (with sp2 slipstreamed) cd then go add/remove programs, windows comps.
There are a couple of things different though. Media Center has an improved start menu (the colours don't burn your eyes, they look nice :O). Also it's arguable that Media Center has had optimisations to explorer and other stuff that makes it run a lot faster.
Note: There's no drivers for the XP MCE remote control so you need Windows XP Media Center Edition installed for drivers. No workarounds IIRC.
I'm just back from the Edinburgh event...right now
Remember we only just got the opportunity to sign up for the free cds and it says they will all be dispatched when ready, so maybe Microsoft are going to send them out to all event go-ers after all the events?
Apart from the cd's I came away having had a good day and a Microsoft bag with about 18 BizTalk cd's & 4 add-on's for SQL Server Also got lots of random Microsoft stuff to remember it by. Not bad if you ask me! They did steal my cool card though
I would like just a single box to be running everything for the extranet. SQL Server 05 could be substituted with SQL Server Express, I guess, if it is less memory hungry.
Exchange will only be powering the company staff mails and will only be available by POP3/SMTP/OWA. Maybe mobile compatability but would only be testing at first.
The reason I ask is I can get a box of that spec for £200 right now so if it would do the job, I may as well just jump on that offer
I am looking to build a little server to host all of our extranet services.
Server will be assuming the roles of:
Domain Controller (Active Directory)
Streaming Media Server
Will also require Exchange 2003 Standard with MS SQL 2005.
From recommendations I think the minimum spec will have to be:
P4 2.8GHz (533MHz FSB)
2GB DDR Ram
100Mbit NIC, 10Mbit connectivity.
anyone care to agree/disagree?
Ok that's gonna check it out in a bit but I don't think I will be as the only users with relay permissions are my account & the other 3 staff accounts on the box.
Now, I'm trying to setup a 2nd domain but not sure how I would go about it as the domain controller assigns all users @xurial.net...so i presume exchange would do the same, but some of the users cannot have xurial.net e-mail accounts as they are for staff.
Instead I want to allow certain people to have xn3.net e-mails. I have configured DNS, it's not changed yet but ready to be, just need to know what needs to be done in Exchange.
I have added an SMTP Connector for the domain.
Ah! I see now! I had only set it up to allow myslef & another exchange user to use that at all (including relaying perms).
No-one ever told me you needed SMTP to receive mail, I really thought it was only for sending :/ my bad.
Also 'silly accounts like test:test' i have exchange installed and before that didn't create any accounts. So now, the only way to set passwords is to have those big bad boy heavily secure passwords.
Also I rarely ever have accounts on a box that aren't used
250 2.1.0 email@example.com.........Sender OK
Guessing that means it's fine now?
Ok I've never tried sending mail via telnet before but following that article and trying
MAIL FROM:firstname.lastname@example.org gives me the following error
454 5.7.3 Client does not have permission to submit mail to this server.
I don't know why this is as I it all appears to be setup to accept all mail!
Update: I tried this from a machine on the local network, from my XP box and from the server directly using telnet in cmd prompt. All gave the same result. Any ideas?