Messaging & the world of UC

Ramblings on all things tech, trying to stick to Exch & UC...

Browse by Tags

Related Posts
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Enable Telnet in Windows 7 and Vista

    Telnet is a well known reliable protocol to communicate with different network hosts.It provides a bidirectional interactive communication facility between two hosts. If you want to use the Telnet application in Windows 7 then please note that it is not enabled by default. To enable it, you will have...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO: Setup your laptop as a really GREAT E-book reader... Kindle beware :)

    This is a little bit off topic but I think very useful. I "converted" my work laptop and I'm using it more than I actually expected - on the train, in the air and even on the bus with great success! E-book readers are popular for reading digital books, but they've got their limitations. If you have...
  • Blog Post: Default Authentication Settings Exchange 2007/2010 IIS Application & Virtual Directories!!

    Im getting alot of questions around the default authentication setting for the exchange virtual directories - So I though I would dig this out as a handy reference; You can find these settings in IIS7. Select each Virtual Directory and then IIS section –> Authentication. Listed are the virtual...
  • Blog Post: How do I migate from Lotus Notes to Exchange 2010???

    Micosoft has removed/retired the native Notes connector for Exchange 2010. Thie means Microsoft's own Tansporrte Suite is not supported for Exchange 2010 migrations! we will however support the use of thid party migrations tools. Please check with MIcosoft support before stating a migration to ensure...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Webcast Downloads HERE!!

    The new Exchange 2010 webcast series is now live as published here by the product group. Register to attend in-person via Live Meeting or download the recorded video or podcast. A full schedule of topics and presenters is below. Each webcast is 60min in length. Looking for something shorter? We also...
  • Blog Post: No more single Instance in Exchange 2010.. WHAT???!!?

    And if you want to know why, and what the consequences are...have a look at this great post from the ELHO team: Dude, Where's My Single Instance?
  • Blog Post: A New Year Tip - HOWTO enable GODMODE in Win7 and Svr2008r2 !!

    Happy New Year to all, lets hope its a great one. To start the year off, here's a really cool hidden "feature" that works in both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008r2 that im using more and more; What is God Mode? This is a secret Windows 7 Feature (If you can call so!!), which provides you an extended...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Monitor, Back up, and Restore Exchange Server 2010 with System Center!!

    This is a really great webcast on the possibilities of System Centre and Exchange 2010, 60 mins well spent! - please check it out via the links below. Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Pre-Deployment Analyzer now available for download HERE

    A great reporting tool that was published to the Microsoft Download site yesterday. It will really help consultants who are planning / performing the Exchange 2010 transitions in their companies or for their customers. The reports will alert you if there are any issues within your organization, which...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2010 - HOWTO Set up Multiple EXCHANGE profiles from a single account

    A new and currently not widely known capability in Outlook 2010 is the ability to sync with multiple Exchange Servers . To do this, simply close down Outlook and configure the required profiles using the Control Panel > Mail applet. This is useful for a number of scenarios - testing, when...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO increase the Logging Levels in Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010

    Im often asked about logging levels in Exchange and to be fair to my customers, when I'm not asked I will always turn the tables and start the discussion. Logging is an important troubleshooting step, and when implimented correctly can also become a powerful pro-active mechanism to help identify issues...
  • Blog Post: Deleted Mailbox not appearing in Disconnected mailbox GUI?? Read on...

    This seems to be a very common complaint from the field - Deleted mailboxes will appear in disconnected mailbox list, but these changes it will not reflect immediately. You have to wait for online maintenance to run and complete before the mailboxes are correctly listed If you accidentally delete...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 perf counters and thresholds to watch

    Good post from Erin Bookey here: "Seeing that many will be finding a copy of Exchange 2010 under the tree soon (...right?), we wanted to let you know that we have been working to create the performance counter guidance for Exchange 2010 as we have for Exchange 2007 (see Monitoring Without System Center...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO - Automation of Exchange 2010 Pre-Requisites on Windows Server 20008 R2

    Thanks to Neil Johnson over at MSUKUCC for this cool snippet of PowerShell goodness; Everyone knows its a good idea to automate your installations of Exchange. It provides a solid, repeatable process by which to deploy your infrastructure – and it takes less time to complete the process – a real win...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Install Exchange 2010 - Step by Step

    Hi All, Everything you ever wanted to know about installing Exchange 2010 but were too afraid to ask, enjoy! Install the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system prerequisites http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(EXCHG.140).aspx#WS08R2 On servers that will host the Hub Transport...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 - Documentation Links HERE!

    Follow this link for over 170MB of free OCS2007R2 documentation, including planning and deployment guides, help files, client guides and best practise information!!
  • Blog Post: PFDAVAdmin - The Ambiguous SID issue - Fixed HERE!

    With the release of the new PFDAVAdmin a few weeks ago, some customers started running into an “Ambiguous SID” error when trying to add the Everyone group or Anonymous group in the permissions window. The error looks like this: When you add a new entity to the permissions window, PFDAVAdmin looks...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant Released - Get it Here!

    We heard concerns from our early adoption Exchange Server 2010 customers regarding transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 and/or Exchange Server 2007 in a few key areas. One of which is the fact that you, Exchange/IT administrators, are burdened with complex migration steps (multiple firewall rules...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part I

    The following article will provide a summary on common issues in Exchange 2010 deployment in the Enterprise. The information in this article consists of my own experience and official Microsoft knowledgebase articles. Due to the fact that your Exchange environments will all vary, please read the information...
  • Blog Post: BingTweets?? Get all the details HERE!

    Recently, the Bing Search team announced a new service that’s a mashup of the Bing search engine and Twitter: BingTweets . Through a partnership with Federated Media and Twitter , the site integrates real-time search results from the micro-blogging service with the traditional results from the Bing ...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO Configure MailTips in Exchange Server 2010 HERE!!

    Chinthaka posted this great info on mailtips over at howtoexchange that I really think is worth sharing alittle more! MailTips is a one of the new features of Exchange Server 2010. When a Sender composing a message, MailTips gives the some status information of the recipient and that helps...
  • Blog Post: What?? Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 wont connect to my new Exchange 2010 install?? READ THIS.....

    I was recently took a “Early Monday” call from a distraught customer, having just installed a nice new Exchange 2010 server they could not get any of their outlook clients to connect to their migrated mailboxes?! By default, Exchange 2010 requires Encryption for RPC client access . Unless you specifically...
  • Blog Post: New Exchange 2010 installation guide templates

    I get asked if we have any step by step Exchange 2010 deployment templates/documents available anywhere on the web. The nice part about these guides are they are in Word format so you can build your own production build out documentation for your Exchange 2010 deployment. The guide pack contains build...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Migration / Transisition Options CLEARLY Explained HERE!

    There seems to be a great deal of confusion currently around the question of migrating to Exchange 2010 - Everyone seems pretty intent on doing it, but many find it hard to identify the correct upgrade path to suit thier current environment. Exchange has always had a specific combination of operating...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Best Practise Analyzer is now available for Server 2008R2!

    The hype-v BPA is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Site, linked here So, what is Best Practices Analyzer? But what is it? How do you use it? And why should you care? The Hyper-V Best Practice Analyzer is a tool that will scan your Hyper-V server and let you know if there...