Saturday, August 20, 2011

Addressing issues uploading photos or writing to logs in Directory Manager or Directory Update

If you are having issues with Self Service Active Directory Update or Human Resources Active Directory Update Directory Manager writing to either the "logs" folder or the "photo" folder, it is probably due to one of two problems.

  First, check the Security properties of the c:\inetpub\wwwroot\DirectoryUpdate\Photos (or .\DirectoryManager\ folder).  This also applies to the Logs folder.  Ensure that the "NETWORK SERVICE" user has "Modify, Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, Read, and Write" permissions to that folder.

  Second, open up IIS Manager, navigate down to the web site on which Directory Update or Directory Manager is installed, view the Advanced Settings of the virtual directory (\DirectoryUpdate or \DirectoryManager) and verify that the Application Pool is "DefaultAppPool" - unless you have created your own dedicated application pool for Directory Update or Directory Manager.)

 Finally, in IIS Manager, navigate to Application Pools, and view the Advanced Settings of the DefaultAppPool (unless you have created your own) and in the Process Model section, make sure that the Identity is set to "NetworkService".


Monday, August 15, 2011

Vote for Directory Update!!!

Directory Update users:  Windows IT Pro has opened voting for the 2011 Community Choice Awards.  Please vote for Ithicos Solutions' Directory Update product in the "Best Active Directory & Group Policy Product" category!!!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Office 365 sessions for Las Vegas!

The industry is buzzing about Office 365. Come to Exchange Connections this fall in Las Vegas and find out what the buzz is all about.  Our Office 365 track covers the gamut of technologies including migration, interoperability, Lync--in-the-cloud features, and more. Session topics for the Office 365 track include:
  • Jim McBee - Economics of Cloud Sourcing and what that Means to Your IT Team 
  • Randy Williams - SharePoint Online and The Cloud. Forecasting Today and Tomorrow 
  • Michael B. Smith - Throw that old server away – moving Exchange to the cloud 
  • Mike Crowley - Exchange Online: Administration 
  • Byron Spurlock - Lync Server 2010 Cloud 
  • Siegfried Jagott - Rich Coexistence of Office 365 and Exchange 2010 
  • Mike Crowley - Exchange Online: Understanding Archiving and Compliance
Use the discount code SPKR and receive $50 off your conference admission.  Register BEFORE Sept 1 and get the early bird discount and save an additional $100 for a total of $150 off the registration price.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Exchange Server sessions at Exchange Connections this Fall

We have some outstanding Exchange Server related sessions scheduled for the Fall Connections show.  Exchange sessions at Exchange Connections includes:

  • Tim McMichael: Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role High Availability - What’s Under the Hood....
  • Tim McMichael: Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Site Resiliency - Understanding Datacenter Activation Coordination
  • Jim McBee: Don’t Fear the Exchange Management Shell 
  • Siegfried Jagott: In-depth Message Tracking Using the Tracking Log 
  • Byron Spurlock: Lync and Exchange Integration
  • Jim McBee: My Exchange Server Is on a Fault Line (Establishing an Exchange 2010 Disaster Recovery Site)
  • William Lefkovics: Outlook Web App Customization in Exchange Server 2010 (Service Pack 1)
  • Michael B. Smith: To Backup or Not Backup - That Is the Question 
  • Michael B. Smith: SSL Certificates and Exchange – The (Next) Final Word
  • Siegfried Jagott: Rich Coexistence of Office 365 and Exchange 2010
  • Anthony Vitnell: Exchange 2010 Designing for Unified Messaging
  • Randy Williams: Integrating SharePoint with Exchange: The What's, Why's and How's

Not only are we providing some great, in-depth topics on Exchange server, this fall we are further exploring the integration of Exchange server with other technologies such as through Byron Spurlock's Lync session, Anthony Vitnell with Unified Messaging, and Randy Williams with SharePoint.

Register before September 1rst to get discounts up to $150 (using the SPKR discount code and the early bird discount.)


Monday, August 08, 2011

Lync and Unified Communiations sessons for Exchange Connections

 The convergence of voice, presence, video, voice-mail, and e-mail continues. This fall at Exchange Connections, we have some great Lync / Office Communications / Unified Messaging sessions lined up. We are very fortunate to have some of the industries leading experts joining us this fall including Rui Maximo, Anthony Vitnell, and Byron Spurlock. This fall's sessions include:
  • Byron Spurlock: Lync Server 2010 Cloud
  • Anthony Vitnell: Lync Server 2010 - Integration with the Cisco Telephony Platform
  • Byron Spurlock: Lync Deployment Notes from the Field
  • Anthony Vitnell: I’m Not a PBX Guy. How do I Design and Deploy Lync Enterprise Voice?
  • Rui Maximo: Configure Direct SIP with Lync Server and Skype Using Asterisk
  • Byron Spurlock: Lync and Exchange Integration
  • Anthony Vitnell: Exchange 2010 Designing for Unified Messaging
  • Rui Maximo: Defend Your Lync Edge Server from DoS attacks, Brute-Force Password Attacks and Account Lockouts
  Register before Sept 1, use the discount code SPKR, and get up to $150 off the registration price.