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  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2013 Hybrid Environments Update

    Howdy, Microsoft has released an important update to resolve some issues experienced when using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to create a new or manage an existing hybrid deployment with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. In order to know more about this including a FAQ section please follow the below...
  • Blog Post: MEC 2015

    Howdy Did you like MEC 2014? http://channel9.msdn.com/events/mec/2014 Guess what, we've announced the 2015 dates! The news on this one is that it converges a series of events into one. If you've attended Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC), SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference or Project Conference...
  • Blog Post: CNO Pre Staging (DAGs)

    Hello there, Recently I had been helping a customer in a migration from Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2013. All went pretty normal, actually some of the steps were easier than I thought they would be, but there was a tiny little (and very annoying) surprise – the DAG creation kept failing…...
  • 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: 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: Renewing SSL Certificates on Exchange Server 2007

    SSL certificates are issued for periods of spanning a number of years (typically in multiples for example one, two or more years, however eventually they do expire and need to be renewed). The renewal process involves generating a fresh CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on one of your Exchange Client...
  • Blog Post: Recipients Lists

    In this post I will try to bring you the way that all Recipient Lists, such as Address Lists or Distribution Lists behave in Exchange Server 2007 and what should we do with our old ones from Exchange Server 2003 and a few advices to some possible issues you may experience. Distribution Lists Types...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Recipients

    Exchange Recipients have changed a quite a bit since Exchange Server 2003. With this post I will try to give you an overview of how it works now and eventually a few tips regarding troubleshooting. Recipient Management One thing that definitely will make Exchange Administrators life easier is the...
  • Blog Post: Shared Mailboxes

    Exchange Server 2007 introduces many new and really well defined recipient types. One of them is the one my customer asked me about. The process to create a Shared Mailbox will create a disable Active Directory user as there is no point to have it - that is not the purpose of this recipient. On the old...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Log Shipping through Heartbeat Network

    Imagine a scenario where we would have an Exchange Server 2007 CCR on Windows Server 2008. In this setup we only have two network cards. Initially our thoughts would go to that it’s a best practice to configure the private/heartbeat NIC as the primary one to be used for log shipping and seeding and thus...
  • Blog Post: Mailbox Management

    In continuation of my last post, Exchange Recipients, I brought this one to kind of complement a bit more and go deep on the troubleshoot side. Besides that will try to show differences or what we have new since Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. Mailbox Management Tasks We can split...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices, Hints and Tips Running JetStress 2007

    Many thanks to Mark Sewell for this information. Experience from the field has shown that the following best practices, hints and tips are useful in using JetStress to determine appropriate requirements and configuration. The download location for JetStress and other tools for Exchange 2007 can be found...
  • 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 2007 Service Pack 3

    Another great achievement on the Exchange Universe… Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3!!!! I am very pleased to let you all know that Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is available for download. As we highlighted in Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix this past November, this third service pack for...
  • 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...