Using PowerShell + WMI to manage legacy Exchange

Dmitry blogs all about it here. I’d been meaning to write pretty much this very same post ever since I attended Devin’s talk on managing Legacy Exchange with PowerShell at ExchangeConnections last November this past April, so I’m glad to see Dmitry write it up!


KB.867624 replaced

Looking for KB.867624? It’s been replaced and retired (and removed)… I had previously blogged about the “Upgrading to E2k3 SP2 on a cluster” process, and in that posting I had referenced the KB.867624 article about how to upgrade to E2k3 SP1 (pointing out that the process is essentially unchanged for SP2). But, someone brought to…


Virtual Server Host Clustering Step-by-Step

A Step-by-step guide for using MSCS clusters to host Virtual Server guests was just released: Here’s the overview: Overview This document provides an introduction to the methods and concepts of Virtual Server host clustering. With Virtual Server host clustering, you can provide a wide variety of services through a small number of physical servers…

IMFv1 getting in the way of your SP2 upgrade?

I’ve seen a couple of questions about this since SP2 released, so I’ll give a shot at it. If you try to upgrade to E2k3 Sp2 on a server that has Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) version 1 installed, you’ll get this error message: “Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 includes an updated version of…


Upgrading to E2k3 SP2 cluster

There are a couple of important things I wanted to point out about the upgrade to E2k3 Sp2 on a cluster: Same process as the upgrade to E2k3 Sp1 Fixes broken virtual directories and other upgrade snafus IMF still not supported for use on cluster Ok, more detail on these three, as I’m sure the…


Updated Support Policy for E2k3 on hardware virtualization software

Changes to the support policy for Virtual Server: Please read the article for specific details (and there are some specific details!), but the short version is there are now some scenarios where this is a supported configuration.