Exchange 2010 SP1 /Hosting

This is the process i followed to installed Exchange 2010 SP1 in hosting mode 1. Run the following command: setup /prepareschema /hosting 2. Run setup /prepareAD /organizationName:EXCHANGE /hosting 3. To install individual server roles run:-   a. Run setup /mode:install /roles:HT /hosting /InstallWindowsComponent b. Run setup /mode:install /roles:CA /hosting /InstallWindowsComponents c. Run setup /mode:install /roles:MB…


ServerManager Depreciated?

  ServerManagerCmd is deprecated in R2 (we are trying to move away from that model although it still works) See  (The new command is now Add-WindowsFeature) Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith

Exchange 2010 Q&A

Hi   please Join me at this event to talk about Exchange 2010, you can register here

Combined HT and CAS

Take a look at the new guidance for combing HT and CAS and you can install both roles by running /mode:install /role:H,C (nice and easy) Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith

Relocate the ADAM (Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS))

In order to relocate the ADAM database and logs on Edge you need edit the ConfigureAdam.PS1 to update the location of dsbutil.exe as shown below Then for example run:- configureAdam.PS1 –logpath:”E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TRansportRoles\Data\Adam –DataPath:”D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TRansportRoles\Data\Adam This will relocate the logs and database to the locations specified Written By Daniel Kenyon-Smith

Transport Rules

Whilst working for a customer they had a specific requirement to apply a disclaimer to all outbound mail e.g. not to apply disclaimers to mail sent to other users within the Exchange organisation. Their requirement also included to only apply the disclaimer if it had not already been applied (or where it contained the same…

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,” -DomainName,,, Server1, Server2 -PrivateKeyExportable $True This cert will allow CompanyA to access external services to exchange, such…

Another Snack to fill you up

So another Exchange 2010 snack has been released for your viewing pleasure! Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010 Written By Daniel Kenyon-Smith

Learning Snacks

Learning snacks are short and interactive presentations on popular technologies, see this one for Exchange 2010, more to follow. Take a look at the Learning snack portal for other great presentations.   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…