SSL on non-default HTTP protocol virtual servers

I’ve run into this set of questions about 5 times in the past week alone, so I figure it’s worth a blog entry… Exchange setup on a standalone (non-clustered) server creates entries an HTTP protocol entry — at approximately this location: CN=<theVS#>,CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=<yourEVSname>,CN=<yourAGname>,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=<yourORGname>,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=<yourDOMAINname>. The VS# at the front of the DN will be “CN=1” for the…


IsAlive function on Exchange 200x clusters

I so wish I was able to go to Miami this year… Can you even imagine a better 4 day lineup than this: ?! But back to the topic at hand. First, let me explain IsAlive a bit, then I’ll touch on how Exchange does it. In Windows “MSCS” clusters, one of the big things…


Interesting Issue: E2k3 Cluster setup.exe prompts for 5.5 Site credentials

Exchange 200x clusters install in two separate phases: In the first phase, the administrator runs SETUP.EXE on the CD. The Exchange binaries are copied from the CD to the local harddrive, some IIS bindings are created, miscellaneous local-to-the-node stuff happens. A number of things are read from the AD, but little (if anything) is actually…


So, a little-bit about me

I have been with Microsoft PSS on the Exchange Server support team for about 4 years. During this time, I have been a support engineer, a beta support engineer for Exchange 2000 SP3, and a Technical Lead. My principle areas of Exchange expertise are the Admin interface, Setup/Deployment, Information Store, and Clustering/Reliability. Exchange Clustering is…


My Inaugural post

Blogs are pretty useful and I never cease to be amazed by the great info available out there on other people’s blogs. With any luck I’ll put some useful information here at some point.