OCS R2 Global settings changes in AD

After a new deployment, a great question mark appeared in my head when the follow popup appeared: So what’s next? In some multidomain scenarios where the configuration stays in the root domain there where some reports of performance issues so the OCS team decided to enable the ability to change the the settings from the…


Performance counters and thresholds for Exchange 2007

 Common counters for all server roles http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/cc671175(EXCHG.80).aspx Client Access Server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb201674(EXCHG.80).aspx Unified messaging http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb201671(EXCHG.80).aspx Hub Transport Server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb201704(EXCHG.80).aspx Mailbox server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb201689(EXCHG.80).aspx       Other useful white papers:   Continuous Replication Deep Dive http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535020(EXCHG.80).aspx   Planning for Large Mailboxes with Exchange 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/cc671168.aspx


Using Exchange Database Portability in Exchange 2007

This is a great feature of Exchange 2007, that was a real headache in Exchange 2003 if you all remember in "those days" if you want to mount a DB in another server a series of requisites were needed to do so (The worst of all was that the target server needed to have the…


Standard NDR codes table and troubleshooting

NDR status codes and corresponding error conditions NDR status code Event log message ID Event log message severity Event log message text Possible cause Troubleshooting 4.3.1 3001 Error A non-delivery report with a status code of %1 was generated for recipient %2 (Message-ID %3). An out-of-memory error occurred. A resource problem, such as a full…


Windows 2003 Scalable Networking pack and its possible effects on Exchange

This is not a new issue but in the latest times I’ve used as a best practice in Exchange 2K3 / 2K7 and ISA Servers, so here’s the keys to disable.   [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] "EnableTCPA"=dword:00000000 "EnableRSS"=dword:00000000 "EnableTCPChimney"=dword:00000000   Possible possible symptom’s of this keys enable without the right drivers: You cannot create a Remote Desktop Protocol…


Microsoft Brochures for several products

Hi all no time no see! 🙂 so here’s some useful links provided by my colleague João Bravo with some poster’s and brochures of several products.   Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Feature Components http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/e/8/2e88c004-3b10-446f-9d5a-58af27deafc4/Windows%20Server%202008%20Active%20Directory%20Components.pdf Windows Server 2008 Feature Components http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/e/8/2e88c004-3b10-446f-9d5a-58af27deafc4/Windows%20Server%202008%20Feature%20Components.pdf Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Component Jigsaw http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/c/d/6cdaf626-16f4-4773-8ae4-03cc4a010a82/TN_Poster_0304_06.pdf Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture…


How to Create Managed Folders

Hi all, here’s a step-by-step of how to create managed folders in Exchange 2007:   Step 1 – Create a Custom Managed Folder – Exchange Management console -> Org. Configuration -> Mailbox -> Managed Custom Folders -> New Managed Custom Folder Step 2 – Create Managed Folder Policy Exchange Management console -> Org. Configuration -> Mailbox…


Exchange self signed certificates

Exchange self signed certificates are used to secure communications between exchange servers inside and outside your org, for example the communication between a Edge and a Hub server, this certificates expire after 12 months and there’s no workaround for this except to screen your event log to a event id like “an internal transport certificate…


Ask Steve a question

  Vamos dar a todos os inscritos no Dreamway a possibilidade de colocarem uma pergunta ao Presidente e CEO da Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Desta forma, se tem vontade de fazer ouvir a sua voz pelo mais importante decisor da Microsoft, então esta é a oportunidade! Desafio Coloque a sua questão. Vamos seleccionar as duas melhores…