Joseph Neubauer

Joseph Neubauer is a senior systems engineer and technologist working to support portions of the US Federal workforce. He specializes in messaging and communications systems.

Articles by Joseph Neubauer
Using Exchange Resource Accounts
Before you jump to create a new mailbox in response to a user request, consider what task the user wants to accomplish. You might find that another Exchange resource—public folder or DL—will meet the need best.
More BlackBerry 4.0 Tips and Tricks 1
Here are further tips and tricks that your BlackBerry guru can use.
Automatically Generate Mail Profiles 1
As Benjamin Franklin said, "Time is money." Here's a solution that saves money by automating the time-intensive task of configuring Outlook 2003 mail profiles to reference users' mailboxes.
Good Migrations - 27 Mar 2006 1
Check out these techniques for assessing permissions and building a good migration schedule, including using a VBScript that groups mailboxes by permissions relationships.
Things To Know About GBPR.vbs
When it's time to plan your Exchange migration, use this script to group mailboxes according to permissions relationships.
Plan a Smooth Migration 1
Before you move any mailboxes, here's how to check for associations between them so that you can keep these mailboxes on the same server throughout migration and not inadvertently split them up.
BlackBerry 4.0 Tips and Tricks 2
Dig into some tips and tricks that you can use to get a handle on your BlackBerry-related tasks.
Using BESAlert for Error and Warning History

The Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry comes with a notification service called BESAlert, which sends you an email message when services start or stop, or when errors or warnings are recorded in the BlackBerry debug logs. The first problem I have with relying on BESAlert is that it runs locally on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), so if the whole BlackBerry server goes offline or loses network connectivity, you won't get an alert. Second, you can't tailor BESAlert to notify specific people when certain events (e.g., loss of connectivity to the blackberry network) occur.

Building an SRP Monitor

If you want a second opinion about the reachability of the SRP host, you can use the BBSRPTEST utility. This command-line utility is located in the C:\Program Files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Server\Utilities folder. When you run BBSRPTEST, it reads the RIM SRP host information from the registry and tries to connect to the SRP host. When the command finishes, you receive either a success message or a failure message. You can schedule an hourly batch task to pipe the output of BBSRPTEST to a text file and use the Find command or a script to check for the success message.

Making the Move to a New BES
Considering a move to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0? Read this first.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 2
Should you upgrade to the new version of BES? The short answer is yes.
Use Exchange Tracking Logs to Classify Users
Tracking logs in Exchange Server 2003, Exchange 2000 Server, and Exchange Server 5.5 can be a gold mine of useful information that can help you pinpoint email usage in your organization.
Sizing an Exchange 2003 System
Before you use a sizing calculator or load-testing tool to design an Exchange 2003 system, you must know how people use the current mail system.
Tools and Resources for Designing an Exchange 2003 System
Many tools and resources are at your disposal when designing an Exchange 2003 system.system.
Closing Out Exchange Mailboxes 2
These nine configurations and options can help you deal effectively with former employees' mailboxes.
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