Exchange 2007 SP1 certificate generation

I created a cert the other day for a customer so thought I’d share the Powershell command, you never know it might help! New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -Path c:\CompanyA.csr -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName “c=GB, s=London, l=London, o=CompanyA, cn=Mail.CompanyA.com” -DomainName Server1.CompanyA.com, Server2.CompanyA.com, Autodiscover.CompanyA.com, Server1, Server2 -PrivateKeyExportable $True This cert will allow CompanyA to access external services to exchange, such…


Single Label Domain (SLD)

I have recently spoken with customers who have a single label domain and have asked the question whether the next version of Exchange will be supported. It’s still a recommendation to move from a SLD, but we do support it, see for more details – http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/01/27/450514.aspx Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith


PowerShell installation Windows 2008

Before you install Exchange 2007 SP1 onto a Windows 2008 server you’ll need ensure that prerequisites are installed, by default .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft Management Console (MMC) will be installed but you’ll need to install Windows PowerShell. Note: You won’t need to go looking around on the Internet for PowerShell all you’ll need to…

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Exchange 2007 security

  I get asked the question ‘how can we secure our Exchange 2007 servers’ so I’ve compiled a list from the Exchange 2007 Security Guide. As you know Exchange 2007 is by design secure, but here are the services that start automatically and the ones that you’ll start manually. Mailbox role The Microsoft Search (Exchange Server)…

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Planning Mailbox Quotas – Part I

When planning for storage it’s a good idea to categorise users into quota limits so you can plan your storage requirements. This calculation should be done in the High Level Design phase to allow your customer to purchase the hardware. An example of how quota limits might be categorised are shown below:-     Ø …


Outlook 2003 consolidated information

Running Outlook in Online mode ·         Running Outlook in Online Mode moves the IO burden from the client to the server and doesn’t address the disconnected laptop scenario. Network impact and ability to optimize the client ·         Cached Exchange Mode provides intelligent use of bandwidth. This functionality is enabled by synchronizing only headers on slow connections…


Domino to Exchange 2007 migration

When migrating to Lotus Notes you need to ensure your customer provides you with a list of groups which need to migrated over to Exchange so you don’t migrate any unnecessary groups into the new infrastructure, this also is required for user accounts.   Your customer should run a cleanup process to ensure all data…

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Log replay for corrupt files (CCR)

In Exchange 2007 if a log file on the active node is corrupted an attempt to re copy that log file will occur.   Log files are inspected via LogInspector and moved to the passive log directory. LastLogInspected is updated when a log is successfully inspected.   If log copying or the log file inspection…

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TechNet Events

TechNet Events Live:   TechNet Event : Managing Windows Servers with PowerShell V2 Location: London Date: 10 February 2009   TechNet Event: Microsoft Systems Management and understanding the role of System Center Location: Birmingham Date: 12 February 2009   TechNet Event: Self Service Business Intelligence Location: Edinburgh Date: 24 February 2009   TechNet Events: “What’s…