Exchange 2007 Storage Calculator Updated... Finally! Get it HERE

Well, It’s been well over a year, but we have finally updated the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator to coincide with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Performance Benchmarking Guide whitepaper update.  Take a look at the Updates Tracking page to see what is changed and  download the revised version. …

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Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part III

Common issues seen in Exchange 2007 migrations to Exchange 2010 Strange errors may appear during OWA/Outlook Anywhere, Offline Address book management (e.g. Event ID 9519 “Error 0x80004005” in the application event log, etc.). Event ID 9519 “Error 0x80004005” is logged in the Application log when you try to mount a database in Exchange Server 2010 or…

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Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooting Issues – Part II

Best practices in Exchange 2010 deployment Before kicking off the actual implementation stage, verify that the required third party products in your company (e.g. Antivirus, Backup, etc.) support Exchange 2010 and Windows 2008 R2.  Remeber you may well be able to cut some licence cosots with new functionality now available in Exchange 2010 – backupless exchange on JBOD, online…

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HOWTO increase the Logging Levels in Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010

Im often asked about logging levels in Exchange and to be fair to my customers, when I’m not asked I will always turn the tables and start the discussion.  Logging is an important troubleshooting step, and when implimented correctly can also become a powerful pro-active mechanism to help identify issues before they become show stoppers. In…

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HOWTO Enable Telnet in Windows 7 and Vista

Telnet is a well known reliable protocol to communicate with different network hosts.It provides a bidirectional interactive communication facility between two hosts. If you want to use the Telnet application in Windows 7 then please note that it is not enabled by default. To enable it, you will have to go through the following steps….

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DPM 2010 has reached RTM! Product Code and Install Guide Here!!

Great news… the product is now RTM, refer the DPM Blog for details The RTM Evaluation Software for DPM 2010 is available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/bb727240.aspx A single DPM server can protect – 100 production servers 1,000 Windows clients 2,000 SQL databases 25TB SharePoint farms containing 1M items 40TB Exchange databases my experience of the step by…

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Update Rollup 10 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2007 SP2 and Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 have been released - Links HERE!

MIcrosoft has released the following update for Exchange Server: Security Update for Exchange 2000 Server (KB976703) Security Update for Exchange 2003 SP2 (KB976702) Update Rollup 10 for Exchange 2007 SP1 (KB981407) Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2007 SP2 (KB981383) Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 (KB981401)   Download information for Security Update for Exchange 2000 Server…

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Public Folder Problems in Exchange 2007 CCR - its all about replication...

We see a number of cases coming through support regarding an issue with Public Folder databases  after a CCR failover on an Exchange 2007SP1/SP2 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) cluster.  This is pretty well documented, but seems to be either misunderstood or simply unknown to many Exchange admins.  For reference, here is our support stance   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123996(EXCHG.80).aspx “CCR and public folder…

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Default Authentication Settings Exchange 2007/2010 IIS Application & Virtual Directories!!

Im getting alot of questions around the default authentication setting for the exchange virtual directories – So I though I would dig this out as a handy reference; You can find these settings in IIS7. Select each Virtual Directory and then IIS section –> Authentication. Listed are the virtual directories that are enabled by default with a clean install…

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