Oh quota warnings where are thou?

Since we have Windows Server 2003 R2 in productive use, i thought i might share with you that the fileserver resource management quota email alert system is bugged.

It refuses to send out emails via an Exchange 2003 server that has basic authentication enabled.
Stupid? Yes. But the patch is here, it must be ordered via Microsoft Support quoting: KB914678

Sure, you can also turn off basic authentication, but how will you relay your prescious mails then?

I guess the best approach would be to give an exchange server in your organization a second IP and slap a second virtual SMTP server on it, allowing no one but the fileservers running FSRM to connect to.
Works like a charm.

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One Response to Oh quota warnings where are thou?

  1. Richard says:

    Just had the same problem, what makes me laugh is that the ‘test e-mail’ button works.

    And of course making the hotfix available on the website would just be too easy.

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