Installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a Server with Windows SharePoint Services

Abstract: Learn how to install Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 installed, and incorporate existing SharePoint sites into the new configuration.


Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 builds on the technology of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. Users who have installed Windows SharePoint Services will often want to take full advantage of that technology by installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 includes Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. However, to preserve information from your existing deployment, you must perform several additional steps when installing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on a server that already has Windows SharePoint Services installed.

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How to configure connection filtering to use Realtime Block Lists (RBLs)

How to configure connection filtering to use Realtime Block Lists (RBLs) and how to configure recipient filtering in Exchange 2003

You can use the connection filtering and recipient filtering features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to help reduce unwanted mass e-mail or unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) in your organization.

Connection filtering is used to configure Exchange Server to contact a Realtime Block List (RBL) provider to determine whether the computer that an e-mail message is sent from appears in a list of "blacklisted" computers. You can also configure exceptions to these connection filters.

Additionally, you can configure recipient filters to prevent e-mail from being delivered to certain members of your organization or to recipients who are not members of your organization.

This article describes how to configure these filters and how to assign them to a particular SMTP virtual server. Additionally, this article contains a sample mail-flow process to describe where each filter is applied during the mail flow conversation.

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SMTP tar pit feature for Microsoft Windows Server 2003

This article explains tar pitting your Windows 2003 Server.

Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry.

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What is SMTP tar pitting?

Tar pitting is the practice of deliberately inserting a delay into certain SMTP communications that are associated with spam or with other unwanted traffic. To be effective, these kinds of communications typically rely on generating a high volume of traffic. By slowing an SMTP conversation, you can dramatically reduce the rate at which automated spam can be sent or at which a dictionary attack can be conducted. Legitimate traffic may also be slowed by tar pitting.