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    In the Exchange 2010 MP, there is a unique service installed which handles monitor state correlation, designed to reduce the number of alerts coming from this MP and enhancing root cause analysis of the core issue. The Exchange MP guide states the following: Determine which server will host the Correlation...
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    As a SCOM admin, I don't need to be an Exchange 2010 “expert”.  However, I do need to be familiar enough with the MP, and how it interacts with a live Exchange environment, to be prepared for when my company rolls out Exchange 2010.  SCOM admins have to touch just about every technology out...
  • Blog Post: Old Exchange 2010 RTM MP causes config churn

    ****  4/7/2011  There is a new version of the Exchange 2010 MP for SP1 out now.  This new updated version does not have the config churn issues.     I wrote about config churn and the impact it can have on a management group here: