I have always been a big believer in documentation and as such have been documenting technology for many many years. I recently came across an archive of 70+ old technical documents I had on file that I thought I’d make available on the Internet for free.
Most are back from SBS 2003 days and cover superseded technology, but what the hell I thought. Maybe they might help someone out there. Some of the documents probably still contain relevant information so I have added them to the bottom of www.ciaops.com/downloads and listed them here as well. If nothing else they make for an interesting time capsule.
Here’s the list:
If you need to export, import with exmerge or use the Exchange 2003 Recovery Storage Group you are going to need to have administrator privileges over the whole of Exchange server. By default these privileges are not given to any user.
Backing up data is an "Art" that should be mastered by all who answer affirmative to the question - "Is my data valuable ?". This document removes the technology in a effort to help people understand why backups are important.
How to enable and disable the ISA 2000 client for workstations. This may be necessary for certain programs that require access to the Internet or for roaming laptops that connect to the Internet via different methods.
How to recover Exchange Server 2003 using Brightstor Arcserve. The documents covers the methods of a complete restore of the Exchange databases as well as recovery via the Exchange Recovery Storage Group.
The basic things that you should know about your IT systems. You should be able to perform all the items on this list without any external assistance. If you can't then your fate is in the hands of someone else and that ain't good.