Free Windows PowerShell Book

A PowerShell book from Microsoft Technology Advisor Frank Koch is available in English version now. The book is available for free and you can share it with all your colleagues or friends if you leave it as it is. The book can be used with or without the demo files available at his blog as…


Office 2013 Visio Stencils released – Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and SharePoint 2013 templates

Office 2013 Visio Stencils are available for download. The Office 2013 Visio Stencils are now available! You can download the stencils here: You can download the Exchange / Office 365 stencils (including the new Address Book Policy icon) here:


Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unattended Installation Script

Excellent article by Michel de Rooij over at on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unattended Installation Script.


Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool enables administrators to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices. By using the Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Web tool, administrators can perform the following actions:• View a list of all devices that are being used by any enterprise user• Select/De-select…


Advanced Vital Signs

In Premier Field Engineering we have a very popular workshop called “Vital Signs: Performance Monitoring Windows Server”, one of the great things about this workshop is that it doesn’t matter if your a SQL engineer, an Exchange engineer, or even an Oracle engineer you will get something out of this workshop as it teaches you…


Mailbox Performance with Forefront

Nice article by Ryan regarding mailbox performance issues on Exchange 2007 when running Forefront.


Supportability Change on Disabling the Exchange 2003 MTA

Introduction The Message Transfer Agent (MTA) Stacks service in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 is primarily used to provide backward-compatible message transfer services between Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 servers and Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 servers in a mixed-mode environment.  Why and When to disable the MTA? In…


Microsoft ExRAP Scoping Tool V1.0

If you are a Microsoft Premier customer and have an ExRAP scheduled for your Exchange environment then this tool might be of interest to you. More information: Brief Description This download package is intended for Microsoft Premier Customers Only. This package includes all of the scoping tools necessary to prepare and qualify your environment…

Exchange and Firewall Support

If I had a pound (or dollar if your in the US) for every time a customer had asked about Exchange and firewalls then I would be a very rich man. Brian Day has put together an excellent article that should clear this up once and for all, so make sure you all read it:…