Exchange Ideas - Daniel Kenyon-Smith

I’m a Messaging consultant working for Microsoft Consultancy Services in the UK. Find out about all the latest technology, news, tips and tricks in the world of messaging and much more!

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  • Blog Post: When I use the move-mailbox command will my Outlook clients need to recreate their .OST files?

    I’ve had the same question come up a few times recently so thought I'd blog about it as i assumed this is a FAQ. When migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2007 will Outlook need to regenerate the .OST file? The short answer is…no, it doesn't need to be created, the move is transparent as far as the user is...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to Migrating Public Folders to SharePoint

    Check out the WindowsITPro ‘ Guide to Migrating Public Folders to SharePoint’ well worth a read Written By Daniel Kenyon-Smith
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Namespace Requirements

    Please find a list of typical namespaces that are required when setting up and installing Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and rich coexistence/hybrid with Office 365 Namespace Value Description On premise SMTP Namespace Company...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Q&A

    Hi   please Join me at this event to talk about Exchange 2010, you can register here
  • Blog Post: Another Snack to fill you up

    So another Exchange 2010 snack has been released for your viewing pleasure! Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010 Written By Daniel Kenyon-Smith
  • Blog Post: Learning Snacks

    Learning snacks are short and interactive presentations on popular technologies, see this one for Exchange 2010 , more to follow. Take a look at the Learning snack portal for other great presentations.   Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP1 /Hosting

    This is the process i followed to installed Exchange 2010 SP1 in hosting mode 1. Run the following command: setup /prepareschema /hosting 2. Run setup /prepareAD /organizationName:EXCHANGE /hosting 3. To install individual server roles run:-   a. Run setup /mode:install /roles:HT /hosting /InstallWindowsComponent...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Capacity Planning Tool

    Take a look at the PFE 2010 capacity planning tool to ensure you  have correct capacity (memory and CPU) by specifying your PFE protection settings   It can be downloaded here   Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith
  • Blog Post: Office 365 – Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)

    Whilst working on a few O365 engagements over the last month or so I have seen various issues that have been caused by on-premise infrastructure/setup and which have not allowed the HCW (which was introduced in Exchange 2010 SP2) to complete successfully. These issues range from not correctly publishing...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Migration Issues

    Please find a list of migration issues and resolutions that I captured during my last customers migration:- Flood mitigation on Threat Management Gateway (TMG) - http://community.office365.com/en-us/w/exchange/office-365-move-mailbox-fails-with-transient-exception.aspx Issue...
  • Blog Post: ServerManager Depreciated?

      ServerManagerCmd is deprecated in R2 (we are trying to move away from that model although it still works) See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(EXCHG.140).aspx#WS08R2   (The new command is now Add-WindowsFeature) Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b&displaylang=en Have fun!
  • Blog Post: Transport Rules

    Whilst working for a customer they had a specific requirement to apply a disclaimer to all outbound mail e.g. not to apply disclaimers to mail sent to other users within the Exchange organisation. Their requirement also included to only apply the disclaimer if it had not already been applied (or where...