Gerod Serafin's WebLog

Helping to keep large organizations' e-mail running

August, 2005

  • Desktop Search Engines Can Affect Exchange Server Performance

    I was glad to see that we have a KB article stating this. (Very well written, Nino ...) It is a very lo-o-o-ng title: "Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 performance may be affected when desktop search engine software is running on Outlook...
  • Why You May Want to Use a 64bit Global Catalog Server with Exchange

    Microsoft has for some time given as a general rule of thumb the guideline that you should have 1 Global Catalog processor for every 4 Exchange server processors (1:4). But that was before we had a 64bit option to run GCs... We are seeing internally...
  • Running Exchange System Manager on Windows XP

    Recently I got asked (again) about running the Exchange System Manager (ESM) on Windows XP. It works, but what if you use Outlook on the same machine? It is officially unsupported. Or to state it another way, if you have a problem with Outlook or the...
  • One of the "Ten Useful Microsoft Blogs"

    I was spending some time reading one of my favorite magazines, Redmond Magazine , this morning. If it doesn't sound familiar to you, it used to be the Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine . On the last page I'm reading the "Ten Useful Microsoft Blogs...