Exchange 2010 Q&A

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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

CCR or Stretched CCR?

Having spoke with a few customers about whether a local CCR and SCR is the best solution or a stretched CCR across 2 data centres I thought I’d write a post. There is no right and wrong answer to that question, in typical consulting style ‘it depends’. There are various factors to take into consideration…

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…

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

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 – 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…


E14 is coming!!

Take a look at the video from our lead Program Manager (Exchange product team) about the next release of Exchange called code name E14.   This is the 1st version of Exchange that been written for Software as a Service SaS. At Microsoft we run we our own software in a dogfood environment to allow…

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…

Session 3: Messaging – 3rd September 2008

 MCS Talks   This session will build upon the core infrastructure services discussed in Session 2 but will focus on the decisions commonly faced by enterprises when deploying Exchange Server 2007.  Some of the topics we’ll cover will include how to approach the consolidation of services and infrastructure, and how to achieve high levels of…