Windows Server 2008 IIS SMTP

Some random notes on installing, setting up and using the SMTP Server included with Windows Server 2008. To begin with, make sure you have added the SMTP Server feature via Server Manager (%SystemRoot%\system32\CompMgmtLauncher.exe).   Next, and somewhat confusingly, under Windows Server 2008, the SMTP service is managed by Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager (%SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\InetMgr6.exe). […]

Microsoft Live Writer

Microsoft Live Writer is AMAZINGLY cool!  It is quick, easy, and robust.  I love the preview feature.  Download a copy and start blogging!   Download Microsoft Live Writer from

A little late to the blogging game…

While I have been working with and programming computer’s since 1981 (started with an Apple ][ Plus), this is my first blog. I am starting this blog so I can track things I’ve learned along my life’s journey. And I can tell you, just getting this blog setup was a challenge–and for some very silly […]