Evan Dodds - Microsoft Exchange Server Blog

Exchange, Exchange administration stuff, and other assorted ramblings

July, 2005

  • Clustered Exchange Nodes as AD domain controllers

    I blogged about KB.898364 briefly when it was created , but over this past weekend there was a flurry of newsgroup posts about putting clustered Exchange onto cluster nodes that are also domain controllers. Several responses referenced KB.281662 (how...
  • Breaking News on the Daylight Saving Time issue!

    Breaking News at 9:55am PDT! Hehe, not really that important, I suppose. But can you tell it interests me? Someone (thanks Robert) pointed me to this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8659492/ (and this associated update as well: http://www.msnbc...
  • Change to Daylight Saving time in the US?

    Wow, so this is interesting: http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-daylight20.html . Evidently congress is/was considering changing Daylight Saving time in the upcoming “Energy Policy Act of 2005”. By this proposal, it would start in March and end...
  • Storage group best practice for Exchange 2003

    Here’s an interesting KB that cements a great best practice for storage group configuration in Exchange 2003. KB.890699 talks about the best way to load up storage groups in Exchange 2003. You might recall that in Exchange 2000, the (somewhat unspoken...
  • Can't run Exdeploy after installing W2k3 SP1?

    Here’s an interesting problem: After you apply Windows 2003 SP1, the new security settings prevent running HTA files from a network share. So this means if you download the Exdeploy pack and dump it into a network share, it won’t work properly on a W2k3...
  • MSDTC and Exchange clusters - redux

    Still catching up on my queue of blog posts, I think that all of the documentation around MSDTC and Exchange clusters has now been updated (see earlier posts for details). Here’s what I’ve got: KB.301600 has been updated to detail Exchange 2003...
  • Windows 2003 SP1 - cluster features

    Better late than never, here is a partial list of the cool new things in Windows 2003 SP1 clustering (yeah yeah, I know Windows 2003 SP1 has been out for quite a while now… just shows you how far behind I am in my blog posting ) Quorum replication...