How I install Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2

I have been messing around with the installation of Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2.  I chose to go with Windows 2008 RC since it already has more of the things needed to install Exchange like the right version of PowerShell and the .NET framework.  To make my lab installs go faster I have…

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Exchange 2010 RC to RTM Upgrade… Can I Install into Production?

I mentioned in my last post that customers will be able to upgrade from the Release Candidate (RC) of Exchange Server 2010 to the final Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version.  This was taken from the Exchange team’s mention of this here.  Since then there has been some questions about what this means.  Does it mean…

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Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available <Updated>

Today we announced that Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c6d27da1-ba2c-4570-a491-c0d7b39ede8b&displaylang=en  (This link works…) Some things to note: · This version will coexist with Exchange 2003 and 2007.  In order to coexist with Exchange 2007 you will need the Exchange 2007 SP2 which will be released soon (later this month)….

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Exchange 2010 Beta is here!

Finally.  Exchange 14 is now officially Exchange 2010.  Learn more at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/2010/default.aspx.

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Part 21 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport POP3 and IMAP4 In Exchange 2003, POP3 and IMAP4 were both receive-only protocols that enabled a client to receive e-mail. To send e-mail, these clients had to relay SMTP traffic through the Exchange organization. Below you can see that the IMAP Virtual Server is disabled. The default…

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Part 20 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Outbound SMTP connections to other messaging servers In Exchange 2003, the routing group represented a communication boundary between Exchange servers that were part of the same organization. All Exchange servers that were in the same routing group were able to communicate directly with each other. To create…

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Part 19 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Disclaimer messages In Exchange 2003, you needed to create a custom event sink to apply disclaimers to messages or purchase a third part application that would do this for you. In Exchange 2007, disclaimers are defined by Transport Rules (or you can use Exchange Hosted Services also). …

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Part 18 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Allowing anonymous relay To enable anonymous relay in Exchange 2003 this was done in the properties of the Virtual server. You went to the access tab and clicked on “Relay…” Then you would click on “Add”. And added the IP address of the computer or computers you…

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Windows Live Writer with Windows 7

I recently upgraded my main machine to Windows 7[1,2] and I tried opening up Windows Live Writer to update my blog and found that it seemed to be in a constant hung state.  I then right clicked on the shortcut for the program and chose the “Troubleshoot compatibility” option.  It then gave me the following…

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