What You Need To Know About Exchange 2010 DAG Failover Behavior

Article written by Jaroslav Zikmund, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. In this article, I’ll provide some insight into changes in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Group (DAG) failover behavior. The Exchange 2010 mailbox server which is part of the DAG uses windows clustering in a different way than previous versions and many administrators who are…


Setting Up Security Event Log Subscriptions with Windows Server 2003/2008

Written by Liju Varghese, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. This article aims at making it easier to set up a Source-Initiated Subscription with Windows Server 2003/2008 so that events of interest from the Security event log of several domain controllers can be forwarded to an administrative workstation. For the purpose of this article, we’ve selected…


Why Does My SAN Keep Failing Microsoft Exchange 2010 Jetstress?

Written by Benny Lakunishok, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. As many know by now, in Exchange 2010, Microsoft managed to get disk I/O numbers so low that it’s able to run perfectly well on DAS (direct-attached storage) and even JBODs (i.e. DAS with no RAID configured).  So how come we should still run Jetstress, the…


What Everyone Should Know About Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover

Written by Rhoderick Milne, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. For an updated version, please see this link.  In the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 world and below, those administrators looking to automate and control the behaviour of MAPI profiles on user’s desktops quickly became familiar with tools like:     ORK (Office Resource Kit) .PRF Files .OPS…


How To Do SharePoint Operations in the absence of Proper Governance

Written by Daniel Brunet, Senior Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. If you found this article, chances are that you searched for some combination of “SharePoint” and “Governance”.This is the first of a series of articles that will be mainly focused on operational procedures for Microsoft SharePoint admins in the absence of governance. It is not meant…