Thursday, March 15, 2012

Provide auto configuration for your mail services

When you use exchange with outlook then the client configuration works almost magically.
This is also possible for non-exchange mail servers.

The simplest solution is the new software called automx
Together with two entries in your dns you get automatic configuration.

The system covers automatic configuration for Outlook and Thunderbird (and all others using the same configuration discovery).
You specify what pop/imap/smtp services should be used and what ports and ssl/tls encryption should be used as default.

We at aarboard have now enabled this autodiscovery service for all our client domains.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Automated backups for MS SQL Express

MS SQL Express systems do not allow you to backup the databases via sheduled jobs (Since the job sheduler is one of th emissing features in the express edition)

With this handy script you can however automate it and even compress and send the backup files to a remote resource.