DAG FSW permissions errors during creation process? – Try this

One of the really cool new features of Exchange 2010 is the ability to provide high-availability for all 4 server roles by using just 2 actual machines. There are definitely some caveats, like the fact that you need a hardware load-balancer to distribute inbound request to the CAS and HT roles (NLB simply doesn’t play…

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Exchange 2007 and Windows Server 2008R2… The facts about our support stance

I have had a large number of customer requests asking for help to clarify our support stance – so here goes;  The news was initially made public via the Microsoft Exchange Team blog when discussing rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 service pack 1 Specifically, the Exchange Team note that one of the fixes in the…


DAG Active Manager Deep Dive

In Exchange 2007 and previous versions, Exchange used the cluster resource management model to install, implement and manage the Mailbox server high availability solution, so we were completely reliant on the cluster manager. Historically, building a highly available Mailbox server involved first building a Windows Failover Cluster, and then running Exchange Setup in clustered mode on…

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Live Mesh – So, Whats that all about…

Live Mesh is a truly ambitious initiative — a combination of a platform and a service — and one that’s been more than two years in the making. So, what, exactly is Live Mesh and what do developers, customers and partners need to know about it? 1. What is it?  As has become the norm with…


Create VHD versions of physical online disks with Disk2vhd – a new Sysinternals utility

Mitch Irsfeld posted a blog entry talking about a new tool called Disk2vhd from Sysinternals which sounds like it could prove to be a really useful tool. From the Disk2vhd page: Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft…


Microsoft Patch Tuesday – Webcast Details

For October’s patch Tuesday we are releasing 13 bulletins (eight critical and five important), addressing 34 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer Tools, and SQL Server. Most of these updates require a restart so please factor that into your deployment planning.  For more information visit the Advanced Notification page on the MSRC blog…


Exchange 2010 has reached RTM!

Exchange 2010 is code complete and has reached the Release To Manufacturing Milestone.  Congratulations to the whole product group.  Check it out at the MS Exchange team blog


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