Restart Outlook prompt post Exchange 2010 SP2 rollup 3+

Kindly note the change in RPC Client Access behavior with Exchange 2010 SP2 Rollup 3 and up:  When moving Mailboxes between Active Directory Sites: By default, once you install SP2 RU3 (or the later RU4), and you move mailboxes between Active Directory sites, all versions of Outlook will get prompted to restart and the Outlook…

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Recommended Windows Hotfix for Database Availability Groups running Windows Server 2008 R2

In early August 2011, the Windows SE team released the following Knowledge Base (KB) article and accompanying software hotfix regarding an issue in Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusters: KB2550886 – A transient communication failure causes a Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster to stop working The Exchange team has posted an article on the…

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Transport Dumpster

In Exchange Server 2010 as with Exchange Server 2007, all e-mail must go through a Hub Transport server before delivery to the mailbox. This is mainly to allow for compliance, but it also provides a means for data recovery. Transport dumpster is a feature built into Exchange Server 2010 HUB transport role  and designed to…

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HUB Routing in a DAG Scenario

Nice one 🙂When the Hub Transport server is co-located with a Mailbox server that’s a member of a DAG, there are changes in routing behavior to ensure that the resiliency features in both server roles will provide the necessary protection for messages sent to and received by users on that server. The Hub Transport server…

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DAG witness on non exchange server

  If the witness server you specify isn’t an Exchange 2010 server, you must add the “Exchange Trusted Subsystem” universal security group to the “local Administrators” group on the witness server. These security permissions are necessary to ensure that Exchange can create a directory and share on the witness server as needed. If the proper…

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