Exchange Server 2007 SP1 ESE Changes – Part 1

Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 introduces several changes in the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE). Two of these are: Removal of page dependencies Disablement of partial merges But first, in order to understand what is discussed below, we should have a brief discussion on ESE. ESE Architecture As you are well aware, operations that occur within…


Detecting LDAP filters that could cause Exchange 2007 setup problems

Some customers have experienced a problem where the following error is generated when installing the Mailbox role on an Exchange 2007 server (typically the first Exchange 2007 Mailbox server in the org): Exchange server address list service failed to respond You might also see events logged in the Application log of the server. For full…


The wait is over: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 has RTMed!

It certainly has been an exciting couple of months with the UC Launch and hearing a lot of great feedback and excitement from customers and press about the work we’ve done in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Today we are announcing the release of SP1 to the web for existing Exchange Server 2007…


Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture poster in December 2007 TechNet Magazine

EDIT: The poster actually comes in December 2007 issue, not November 2007. You might be interested in this: December 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine comes with a 30″ x 20.5″ poster called Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture. Here is a preview (click on the thumbnail to open larger version): The above is of course still…


Ever wanted to export your CAS role settings?

One of the more common requests we hear is that customers want a way to export the configuration settings for their Client Access servers. One reason for this is due to the unique way in which a Client Access server stores configuration settings and data. Client Access servers store their configuration data in multiple places:…


Clarifying the public folder store removal on Exchange Server 2007

There’s been some confusion about how to gracefully remove a public store on an Exchange 2007 server, so I want to briefly review the topic and hopefully clear up a particular point. In order to remove the store, you must follow the steps described in this previous blog post: 1. Move the public folder replicas…


How do you get to have email really, really, REALLY close to you?

Matt Ward, who works for one of our TAP customers took being close to email to a new level. Really! Here’s what he had to say: “Now I consider myself to be well and truly wedded to the magic & mysterious black art of email, and so I decided to celebrate my geekiness and my…