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…


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…


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….


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: 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…


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…


Exchange 2010 Migration / Transisition Options CLEARLY Explained HERE!

  There seems to be a great deal of confusion currently around the question of migrating to Exchange 2010 – Everyone seems pretty intent on doing it, but many find it hard to identify the correct upgrade path to suit thier current environment.  Exchange has always had a specific combination of operating systems on which it…


Update to the Exchange Supportability Matrix – Download it HERE

from Kevin Allison, General Manager, Exchange Customer Experience  “With the release of Exchange 2007 SP2 we provided a Supportability Matrix which outlined the supported configurations for Exchange 2000 SP3, Exchange 2003 SP2, and Exchange 2007 (RTM, SP1, and SP2).   But as many are aware, with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 there have been…


Outlook 2010 – HOWTO Set up Multiple EXCHANGE profiles from a single account

A new and currently not widely known capability in Outlook 2010 is the ability to sync with multiple Exchange Servers. To do this, simply close down Outlook and configure the required profiles using the Control Panel > Mail applet. This is useful for a number of scenarios – testing,  when you maintain a mailbox in more…


The Cryptic NDR Codes Revealed!

Seems I am always being asked about the actual meaning of the various cryptic non delivery reports generated by Exchange, This blog explains the meaning of the NDR Error Codes received in Non-Delivery reports. This information can be useful in determining the specific cause of the email delivery failure and indicates where to perform troubleshooting is…


PLEASE Dont put HUB or CAS in the Perimeter Network!!

This is a GREAT post from the team over at EHLO about the dangers of a bad design decision; We sometimes hear customers talking about putting Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS) into the Perimeter network (sometimes referred to as the “DMZ” – Demilitarized Zone). A Perimeter network is a network zone many companies…