SQL Server 2005 SP3 has been validated for HMC 4.0 and HMC 4.5

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. Windows update compatibility tests (SQL Server 2005 SP3 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 as well as HMC 4.5 have completed successfully. This means SQL…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 RU6 has been validated for HMC 4.0 and HMC 4.5

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. Windows update compatibility tests (Exchange 2007 SP1 RU6 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 as well as HMC 4.5 have completed successfully. This means…

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HMC 4.0 Windows Update Compatibility test

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. I used to provide a list of updates on this site but now all the tested hotfixes will be posted on the official Microsoft website….

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HMC 4.5 Windows Update Compatibility test

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment.  I used to provide a list of updates on this site but now all the tested hotfixes will be posted on the official Microsoft website….

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HMC 4.5 Rollup 2 has been released.

Description of Update Rollup 2 for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=957584 Here is a brief description on what is included in this Rollup 2.  All the updates in HMC 4.5 Rollup 1  You receive the following failure exception when you attempt to create a Resource Mailbox: The recipient ‘<UPN of Recipient>’ does not have access permission to…

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HMC 4.5 and Office Communications Server 2007

Introduction    I have blogged about Hosted Exchange as well as Hosted Windows SharePoint Services so far and I think it is only fair that I should write a little bit about Hosted Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) as well. My primary focus will be more on what HMC has introduced to a default OCS…

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Tip: Moving Deployment Tools to another server

The following steps will help you to move the Deployment tools from one server to another.   For example,  From Old Server: MPS01 to New Server: MPS02   Ensure that the Provisioning Deployment Tools have been shutdown. Perform a file backup of the ConfigShare and MSIShare directory. Then go to System Container in the Domain NC in AD. You…

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HMC 4.5 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1

Introduction    Those who know the history of HMC, will probably remember that it has a humble beginning, it started with Hosted Exchange as the core. Eventually, as some of the other products become more matured and calls for more communication and collaboration tools, it evolves into HMC where it allows service providers to offer…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #6 – Conclusion (for now)

Introduction So far, we have discussed what and how we have tweaked Exchange 2007 SP1 for HMC 4.5 so that it can be catered for multi-tenants. However, I should highlight that there are still more to be discussed, for example Unified Messaging, Free/Busy and Availability Services and OWA segmentation. Here, I am going to conclude…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #5 – Autodiscover in the Multi-tenancy environment

Introduction So, we have covered quite a fair bit by now. In part #1, we talked about how we can properly partition the Active Directory so that each company or tenant can coexist in the same environment but yet remain isolated and segregated. In part #2, we talked about how we have tweaked the address…

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