Exchange 2010 SP1 /Hosting

This is the process i followed to installed Exchange 2010 SP1 in hosting mode 1. Run the following command: setup /prepareschema /hosting 2. Run setup /prepareAD /organizationName:EXCHANGE /hosting 3. To install individual server roles run:-   a. Run setup /mode:install /roles:HT /hosting /InstallWindowsComponent b. Run setup /mode:install /roles:CA /hosting /InstallWindowsComponents c. Run setup /mode:install /roles:MB…

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Strange Jetstress 2010 results..?

Are you running the latest version of Jetstress 2010 against data created using the beta ?  If so then you may see some very strange results because there are some minor updates from the beta version which mean that you cannot mix databases created using the beta version with tests run using the released version. …


Cmdlet Extension Agents

This is one of those blogs that it’s worth absorbing.. Using Cmdlet Extension Agents to cause automatic events to occur in Exchange 2010 – life just got simpler! by Pat Richard . Cmdlet Extension Agents are something that will be very new to most Exchange administrators but is something that could make life a lot…


July ‘Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group’ meeting…

MMMUG are getting physical meetings going again. To kick off their first meeting after re-launch, they’re going to have an evening discussing Exchange 2010 SP1 on Thursday July 15th 2010 . The event will take place at the BSG Offices at BSG House, 226-236 City Road, London, EC1V 2TT. As some of you will be…


3 into 4 can go…

Once you’ve determined the number of Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database copies you’re going to use it makes sense to deploy a complimentary number of mailbox servers in the DAG .  If you decide to go with an odd number of database copies go with an odd number of nodes; if you use an even…


1 AD Site, 1 DAG = no DAC

So as the TechNet article ( Understanding Datacenter Activation Coordination Mode ) explains you can’t enable DAC mode in Exchange Server 2010 for a DAG where all members are in the same AD site…  So what happens if you lose your primary data centre where your Witness Server is located and you do have a…