Audit Exchange 2007 SP2 Auditing

There have been a few cases that have been coming through the support channels stating that auditing is not working for whatever reason. After reviewing the cases, we have found that this is due to users or groups in the Configuration Partition of Active Directory that have been granted Full Access to the containers in…

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New ADAccess Performance counters included with Exchange 2007 SP2

Exchange 2007 SP2 has a new set of ADAccess Performance counters that only shows performance data from domain controllers in the same site as the Exchange Server. This new object is MSExchange ADAccess Local Site Domain Controllers. Previously, you had to use MSExchange ADAccess Domain Controllers(*)\Local site flag to detect if the server was local…

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Troubleshooting Exchange 2007 Store Log/Database growth issues

One of the common issues we see in support is excessive Database and/or Transaction log growth problems. If you have ever run in to one of these issues, you will find that they are not always easy to troubleshoot as there are many tools that are needed to help understand where the problem might be…

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Steps to help mitigate Excessive Paging and Working Set trimming issues on Exchange 2007 servers

Previously, I wrote a blog about excessive paging on Exchange 2007 servers due to a system wide working set trimming problem at http://blogs.technet.com/mikelag/archive/2007/12/19/working-set-trimming.aspx. Over time, I have been asked to consult on many cases that had to do either with high memory usage or a server that was paging excessive causing performance problems. I’ve moved…

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