Running Discovery periodically on Exchange 2010 SP1

SearchMailboxes.ps1 is a script to run a discovery search (using Exchange 2010’s Multi-Mailbox Search) periodically on a set of mailboxes. The script works only with Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1. Please note, Multi-mailbox Search is an Enterprise CAL feature. Who needs it: A compliance officer who runs discovery searches periodically to look for messages containing specific…


Robert’s Rules of Exchange: Namespace Planning

Overview Robert’s Rules of Exchange is a series of blog posts in which we take a fictitious company, describe their existing Exchange implementation, and then walk you through the design, installation, and configuration of their Exchange 2010 environment. See Robert’s Rules of Exchange: Table of Blogs for all posts in this series. Namespace planning is…


TechEd Europe Recap

Thank you to everyone who came to Berlin for Tech·Ed Europe and attended an Exchange session, visited the Exchange booth to ask a question or check out a demo, as well as those of you who presented and who helped staff our booths in the TLC. You all helped make this year’s event a success!…


Controlling Exchange ActiveSync device access using the Allow/Block/Quarantine list

What is the Allow/Block/Quarantine list? In Exchange 2010 we added a feature called the Allow/Block/Quarantine list (or ABQ for short). This feature was designed to help IT organizations control which of the growing number of Exchange ActiveSync-enabled devices are allowed to connect to their Exchange Servers. With this feature, organizations can choose which devices (or…


Jetstress Field Guide Released

As a member of MCS that focuses on Exchange design and implementations, one of the tasks that I ensure each customer performs prior to deploying Exchange is to validate the storage platform using Jetstress.  To that end, I have created a whitepaper that explains the process and requirements for validating an Exchange storage solution prior…


Answering Exchange Virtualization Questions and Addressing Misleading VMware Guidance

We’ve had a number of customers ask us whether or not we support virtualized Exchange Server 2010 deployments. The answer is firmly, YES! We know there are many customers running on under-utilized hardware, and can reduce hardware and maintenance costs by consolidating applications onto a virtualized environment (like the Kentucky Community and Technical College System)….


Exchange is in das haus at Tech·Ed Europe

Some of the Exchange crew have arrived in Berlin for Tech·Ed Europe and we’re excited to talk to you.  If you’re an attendee, come by and see us at the Exchange/UC booths in the Technical Learning Center (TLC) – we’ll being conducting demos of great Exchange experiences as well as answering your questions. As you…


Robert’s Rules of Exchange: Table of Blog Contents

Overview This post will be kept up to date as a sort of "Table of Contents" for the Robert’s Rules of Exchange series. As each post is published, the list will be updated with the title and link to that post. Each post in the series will also have a link to this "Table of…