MCS UK Unified Communications Blog

All things UC related from Microsoft Consulting Services UK : architecture, best practice, news for Exchange and Lync, both on-premise and cloud

September, 2009

  • Viewing Registry Values Through PowerShell

    By default when you run a command through PowerShell to retrieve values with registry keys, the response shows the values as being empty. Here’s an example – I use the following command to set an excluded DC: Set-ExchangeServer -Identity CSX2K71 -StaticExcludedDomainControllers...
  • White Paper: Configuration and Mailbox Access Auditing for Exchange 2007 Organizations

    One my personal bugbears with Exchange over the last 10 years or so has been the total lack of a useful auditing function.  Sure, you can see who accessed a mailbox, but since Outlook 2003 and the extended Free/Data the Windows Server event logs...
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 Beta

    I have just received a note from Erin Bookey announcing the public beta of JetStress for Exchange 2010.  You can download your copy here… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=13267027-8120-48ed-931b-29eb0aa52aa6#tm...
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Loadgen Beta

    Looks like the team have been busy finishing off the test tools for Exchange 2010.  The Exchange 2010 Loadgen beta has also gone live in the last few weeks, here is a link… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID...
  • How to setup multiple AD site test VM's to communicate without multiple NIC's or RRAS

    As Exchange technologies using multiple AD site infrastructures become more popular, Exchange PFE engineers have to build LAB’s spanning multiple AD sites using Virtual PC/ Virtual server or Hyper V. I always used to use multiple NIC’s and Routing and...
  • Exchange Server Supportability Matrix

    Over the past few months I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked is “X” version of Exchange supported on “X” OS or against “X” GC’s.  Well, finally someone has put together all of this information in a single location… http://technet...
  • Exchange 2010 Q&A

    Hi   please Join me at this event to talk about Exchange 2010, you can register here
  • Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    Download Exchange 2007 SP2 and see what's new:-   Deploying Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Backup Functionality Enhanced Auditing Dynamic Active Directory Schema Validation Public Folder Quota Management Centralized Organizational Settings