SSL Certificates from StartSSL for WebVPN on Cisco IOS

This document is intended to walk-through the steps I took to successfully implement a free SSL certificate for use with WebVPN on a Cisco IOS Router. I had tried a couple of times to use StartSSL certificates but fell at different hurdles.   However, this time I crossed the line. The credit for this success goes 100% to a member on the StartSSL forum, dlambert - he documented his steps and I...

Creating Exchange 2007 Shared mailbox Under SBS 2008 – Solved!

I've been banging my head against a brick wall recently with what should be a straightforward task. I look after an SBS 2008 install and we are preparing to rationalise the email setup in the very near future by using Exchange 2007 that comes as part of SBS 2008 In preparation for that switchover I needed to create a shared mailbox for the "Admin" team. However, in SBS2008/Ex2k7 you can't create...

Cisco ACE Modules with Windows Sharepoint 2010

I recently ran into issues with a Windows Sharepoint 2010 environment that is load-balanced by Cisco ACE modules.  I'm no Sharepoint expert so if I get the WSS terminology slightly wrong - you'll know why! Basically the issues presented themselves in the following ways: 1. A Sharepoint site had some sort of webpart that enabled "live" view of Excel spreadsheets within the browser. When you first...

Cisco VPN authentication using NPS on Windows SBS 2008

Wow - what a title!! Hopefully this post will make things a bit clearer. I have a Cisco 1721 router configured to be a VPN server for a few IPsec client PC's. Currently the user authentication part is just being done with local users setup within the router config. However we have Windows SBS 2008 internally providing Active Directory services, amongst other things. So, my aim in this piece of...