Sunday, November 27, 2005

Windows XP Pro x64 On SBS - Trials and Tribulations, Continued?.

Outlook Can’t Access SBS Exchange Server When Installed on Windows XP x64.

I have another surprise. Outlook can’t access the SBS Exchange Server when installed on Windows XP x64. Start up Outlook 2003 and it shows you the mailbox, with folders, only the folders are empty. This is not a real good way to impress your customer.

Turns out, it’s an RPC problem on the ISA 2004 Server. You can chose to turn off the RPC filter in ISA or go get the patch.

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Standard Edition RPC Filter Blocks Outlook Traffic from Computers Running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Sure it says Windows Server SP1, but guess what?  Windows XP Pro x64 is also SP1, the features of XP Service Pack 2 are incorporated in x64 but thats it. It’s at SP1 and seems to be more of a kin of the 2003 server than it is to Windows XP.

I still have some drivers to track down for this system. If you are a manufacturer, what’s holding you up? Systems are starting to push toward 64 bit processors but the x64 version of Windows XP is severely lacking in the driver department.


Posted by Stevereno on 11/27 at 08:50 PM
(0) Comments Permalink