Providing High Availability for combined CAS, Hub & DAG servers…

One of the great changes in Exchange 2010 over Exchange 2007 is the ability to combine both CAS & Hub roles on mailbox servers configured as DAG, this gives you the flexibility to have a highly available solution with just 2 servers. Note that you can still combine the UM role on the same servers…

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Exchange 2010: Proxy or Redirect?

In Exchange 2007 we introduced the concept of proxying and redirection to manage the multi sites deployments (Internet facing & Non-Internet facing). In transitioning to Exchange 2010 CAS it’s a must now to use a new legacy Exchange environment with a new URL for OWA & EAS “mostly we use legacy.contoso.com” and which Exchange 2010…

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Demystifying Exchange 2010 database availability group (DAG)

What is a DAG? A database availability group (DAG) is the base component of the high availability and site resilience framework that is built into Exchange 2010. A DAG is a group of up to 16 Mailbox servers that host a set of databases and provide automatic database-level recovery from failures that affect individual servers…

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Facts about Exchange 2007 SP2…

Exchange 2007 SP2 is coming very soon and I thought of highlighting some important facts about it: Installations of Exchange 2007 SP2 will require Windows Installer 4.5 Exchange 2007 SP2 will Include Exchange 2010 schema. This will not eliminate the need however to run PrepareSchema when you deploy Exchange 2010 as we still have some…

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Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 has been released

We have released Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB 970162) to the download center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on July 28. Read the details at http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/07/17/451835.aspx also KB 970162 has more details about this release and a complete list of all fixes included in…

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Exchange 2010 Archiving… Why to Archive???

From few weeks I was reading about Exchange 2010 archiving and I thought of blogging about it to summarize what we can do with Exchange 2010 Archiving and what is the advantage from using it. Why Archive E-Mail: As data volume grows inside the mailboxes, outlook performance starts to decrease Archiving helps in eliminating PSTs….

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Common Unsupported Exchange 2007 Configurations

This is an interesting section in the Exchange 2007 help file that i wanted to share and recommend you to read it,   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd577077.aspx

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Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 available in Q3 2009

Key new features of Exchange Server 2007 SP2 unveiled today include: Enhanced Auditing – New Exchange auditing events and audit log repository enable Exchange administrators to more easily audit the activities occurring on their Exchange servers. It allows the right balance of granularity, performance, and easy access to audited events via a dedicated audit log…

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