Have You Considered?

When working with Exchange, there are some factors that you may need to consider to get the most out of the product. Here are some aspects that may help you… Online Mode Better for mailboxes over 2GB mailbox size (this is due to the desktop client system resource limitations – CPU, Memory, Disk speed, etc)…

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Using Sharepoint with your Outlook Client

I find that many people have deployed Sharepoint but have not fully integrated it with their Outlook client. My advice would be to start integrating the various technologies to make the end-user productivity improve. Here are some links that might help educate on this topic. GENERAL These sites offer some general information about connecting Outlook…

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Random Questions on Exchange

The following are some quick answers to a few random questions that have come my way regarding Exchange: 1. How often should Online Maintenance (OLM) run? How can I confirm that it completed? Configure the Online Maintenance schedule so that each database completes at least once a week. The Application log should have an event…

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Tracking Down Exchange 2007 Database Bloat

I recently dealt with an issue of an Exchange 2007 database being physically larger than what was expected. So we took a few actions to find out more about the cause of the bloat. This outlines some of the work we did to isolate that bloat. GATHER DATA We started by getting more information about…

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Paged and Non-paged Pool Issues on Exchange 2000/2003

This blog provides some guidance on how to optimize Exchange 2000/2003 on Windows OS for paged and non-paged pool issues. Symptoms Event log might show Event ID 2020 Event Type: Error Event Source: Srv Event ID: 2020 Description: The server was unable to allocate from the system paged pool because the pool was empty. Event…

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Some Public Folder content is not replicating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007

I’ve recently experienced several different cases where replication between Exchange 2003 to 2007 was not working 100%. Much of the content had come over but some was not.  This blog talks about some of the steps that we took to isolate and resolve this. NOTE: Before you go any further, be sure to read the…

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Considerations for Exchange 2007 CCR Stretch Clusters

Since Exchange 2007 deployed, I’ve been asked many times what should be considered when designing a stretch Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) server configuration. A stretch CCR is typically where you have 1 node in 1 physical datacenter and the other CCR node in a separate physical datacenter, typically connected over a private WAN link. This…

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Changing the IP Address of an Exchange Cluster

I was recently asked about how to change the IP address of an Exchange 2007 cluster.  Here is the information that I shared: NOTE: Be sure to test this before trying in production.  Each environment and application may respond differently to changes. For Windows 2003 Cluster 1.    Set Cluster Admin against the local node (.)…

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