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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 improves Exchange Server 2010 Outlook Anywhere

    Hopefully you have already heard about this and have change your deployment plans, otherwise here it goes. Recently it was compared the performance of the Exchange 2010 Client Access role supporting Outlook Anywhere users on both Windows 2008 SP2 and Windows 2008 R2, and found that the improvements the...
  • Blog Post: RBAC Manager (Exchange 2010 SP2)

    There is a quite awesome tool which will make Exchange administrators’ life so much easier when the need to play with Role Base Access Control comes… As everyone knows that’s an amazing feature on the Exchange Server however sometimes may get complex as it can go madly granular… RBAC Manager puts all...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part I

    First of all a HUGE THANKS to Yuval Sinay for putting this information together. 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...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 200X Comparative Table

    I was trying to pull some stuff together for a customer who’s contemplating going from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 and looking for slides/charts comparing the two. This may be useful to some of you, as so here it is.   Feature Exchange 2003 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange Certificate wizards...
  • Blog Post: Firewalls and Exchange Servers

    The main reason this guidance was developed was due to customers requesting that CAS be placed in a perimeter network.  See http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/10/21/452929.aspx for more information on why that is not supported.  This same guidance, as the article indicates, is true for...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 UM Whitepaper

    We’ve just published a new whitepaper on helping organizations choose Exchange as their voicemail system.  This whitepaper details the value that Exchange 2010's Unified Messaging capabilities offer to empower users, reduce cost and manage risk by replacing a previous voicemail system. Here are...
  • Blog Post: Shadow Redundancy Scenarios

    Shadow redundancy minimizes message loss due to server outages. When a transport server comes back online after an outage, there are two scenarios: The server comes back online with a new transport database – In this scenario, the transport database is unrecoverable due to data corruption or hardware...
  • Blog Post: Block Outgoing BCC Emails

    None of the transport rule predicates support matching on only BCC, so I don’t believe a basic transport rule will block outgoing BCC emails. I think you’d have to do a transport agent (routing agent) to do what you’re looking for. Something like this might get you started: This is just some sample code...
  • Blog Post: Remote Connectivity Analyser 1.4

    There are brilliant news for RCA users, owner team has made an awesome effort in listening to customers feedback and change quite a few issues or let’s just say a bit more annoying than what it should be operations!   Check it out below… For more info check Release Notes !!!
  • Blog Post: Exchange Content Index Rebuild

    One of the first actions most Exchange Administrators generally take when troubleshooting suspected problems with Exchange Content Indexing will be to rebuild the impacted Mailbox Database's content index files (either manually or by using the ResetSearchIndex.PS1 script found in the \Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 and Lotus Notes: Quest Solution

    And finally it is out… The “kind of” expected element to allow Exchange Server 2010 (including BPOS) to coexist with Lotus Notes… The Quest Solution ! As you probably are aware already there is no support from Microsoft to make both environments to coexist, and as far as I am aware, there won’t be, obviously...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant

    If you are concerned on knowing exactly what you need to do in order to migrate your current Exchange environment to Exchange Server 2010, whatever reason it is (multiple firewall rules, multiple certificates, multiple external URLs/ports for clients) don’t be as there is good news. We completely understand...
  • Blog Post: Mailbox Quarantine

    One corrupted mailbox can have the potential to disrupt service by taking down the entire information store, thereby affecting all users on that server. Mailbox quarantine has been introduced in Exchange Server 2010 to help prevent this situation. What is Mailbox Quarantine? Mailbox quarantine is a feature...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Certification Paths

    Overview Exchange Server 2010 help organizations guard their messaging with built-in protective technologies; offers anywhere access to email, voice mail, calendars, and contacts; and enables new levels of operational efficiency. Help develop your expertise in this advanced messaging system with state...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part II

    First of all a HUGE THANKS to Yuval Sinay for putting this information together. 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...
  • Blog Post: Multisite Exchange Organization Patching

    Imagine the following scenario where you have your Exchange Organization split in three major sites, where each site has their own domain, for instance EMEA, APAC and AMERICAS. In each site we have CCR clusters, Hub Transport and CAS servers, all in Service Pack 1. Service Pack 2 meanwhile is released...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part III

    First of all a HUGE THANKS to Yuval Sinay for putting this information together. 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...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part IV

    First of all a HUGE THANKS to Yuval Sinay for putting this information together. 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...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Design and Architecture

    Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) maintains a complex Microsoft® Exchange Server environment that consists of several geographic locations and multiple Active Directory® forests. There are 16 data centers, four of which host Exchange servers, to support more than 515 office locations in...
  • Blog Post: DAGs Protection Hints – DPM 2010

    DPM 2010 provides node based protection so the state of the database on the node - whether it is an Active copy or a Passive copy of the Exchange 2010 DB does not matter. The state of the database may switch back and forth from Active to Passive, but DPM will continue to protect the DB as long as the...
  • Blog Post: OWA Coexistence With Legacy Versions

    In most environments that plan to implement Exchange 2010, there will probably be an older (legacy) version of Exchange Server running. This document provides information on how Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010 will work together in regards to OWA. If implemented correctly this will provide...
  • Blog Post: Database Availability Groups

    A database availability group (DAG) is a set of up to 16 Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox servers that provide automatic database-level recovery from a database, server, or network failure.  DAGs use continuous replication and a subset of Microsoft Windows failover clustering technologies to provide...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

    Awesome news as the so much waited SP1 on Exchange Server 2010 will be out, hopefully soon… And the good news continue as these should be some of the improvements: Archiving and Discovery Enhancements; All the Mobility all the time; New Management UI; Outlook Web App better than ever; http://msexchangeteam...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Load Balancing

    Load balancing serves two primary purposes. It reduces the impact of a single Client Access server failure within one of your Active Directory sites. In addition, load balancing ensures that the load on your Client Access server and Hub Transport computers is evenly distributed. A great document online...