How the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server

I got this information about how the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server. Here you’ll find a series of three articles, which i’ll be posting as soon as I get them. Following there is an introduction to the complete series which you could access from the links at the bottom. Have a…

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How the kernel memory is managed in an Exchange 2003 server (1/3)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Personal computer hardware continues to improve rapidly and dramatically in speed and storage capacity. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the 32-bit processor and operating system architecture in the majority of Intel and AMD based computers used today. Hardware performance is no longer the most important computing bottleneck. Instead, the theoretical limits of…

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Do you want to have access to a useful resource on MIIS 2003 and its failover capabilities?

Searching over the internet i found a very interesting resource which can take you through the installation, general configuration and failover of MIIS 2003 SP1 (~30 mins).  http://xpstream.winisp.net/alextch/miisha.wmv The general steps followed in this material are:1.         Installing the primary server running MIIS 2003 When you are setting up an environment with both a primary and standby…

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Did you know that MIIS has a MA for OpenLDAP??

If you want to read more about it, and download the bits of this MA, have a look at the following reference: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=150971There you will find documentation, bits, and more references about this MA. This MA has been successfully tested on OpenLDAP 2.2.26 and 2.3.7. This implementation should work with no or few adaptations on…

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Badmail folder: a Front-End Migration issue!!!

How many of you have migrated to Exchange 2003 from Exchange 2000? I guess that too many people have done that and specially Front-End Servers (obviously… are the first component to be migrated)… But how many of you have faced the situation when the setup starts the migration process and then suddenly hangs (apparently) with no…

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Do you want to try MIIS online?

It’s now available an online lab that you can use to try MIIS 2003 (Microsoft Identity Integration Server). You can access this lab in the following reference: http://microsoft.demoservers.com/TechNet/login.aspx?group=miis&lab=24 In that site you will have access to a virtual environment & material to complete a couple of excercises and review some of the functionalities of MIIS 2003. For…

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Want to automate administrative tasks in SMS 2003???

Recently a friend send an email regarding SMS 2003 Scripting Guide that I found very useful for those of you who are looking for how to automate an administrative task in SMS. Take a look … The SMS 2003 Scripting Guide provides over 40 scripts, ranging from tasks such as creating advertisements to running queries. It explains…

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Windows 2003 SP1 is here!!!

For those of you who were asking when Windows 2003 SP1 was going to be released… today is a reality. For the rest of you who are asking why to apply it in your current environment, here are some reasons which could help to take this decision: Reduce your server’s attack surface Help protect newly installed servers Get…

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How to troubleshoot SMS 2003

Recently I was involved in troubleshooting a client discovery issue, sometimes becomes a nightmare troubleshoot the SMS logs if you don’t have a clear understanding of the components and SMS flow. To help us with that, MS has released the troubleshooting flowcharts package which includes the complete flow of the most common scenarios based on the following…

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Improving the productivity of information workers (Groove Networks acquisition)

Microsoft has just announced the acquisition of Groove Networks; with this initiative MS is complementing its collaboration products by improving the services offered to mobile workers and remote offices. As part of this acquisition Ray Ozzie, Groove founder and the creator of IBM’s Lotus Notes, will become Chief Technical Officer of Microsoft. Access this link…

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