Verify otherWellKnownObjects Integrity

A while ago, I blogged about Messing with otherWellKnownObjects, I received request asking me how I know if there is any problem with the attribute as otherWellKnownObject attributes have been widely used in HMC as a cross reference. Here I am providing you a Powershell script to verify if the cross reference is broken. Save the following to say, VerifyOWO.ps1. Then…


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #1 – The First Look

For those who are planning to move from HMC to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting deployment or if you are interested in doing a multi-tenant Exchange environment, you should definitely download the bit and give it a try. It will give you a sense of how the next hosting model is going to look…


Want to ask a question on Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment?

Microsoft has created a forum to respond to any question for hosters on Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting. Here is link, So, what are you waiting? 🙂


Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #2: User Objects – AD to MPS

Alright, first I provided the Powershell script to do MPS to AD check and now we are going to do the other way round, which is from AD to MPS. In this script, with the specified base DN, say OU=Hosting, DC=Fabrikam, DC=COM, it will start searching for all the user objects underneath that OU and…


Hosting Environment for SharePoint 2010 Products?

Thinking about Hosting for SharePoint 2010 already? Here is a model that summarizes the support for hosting environments and illustrates common hosting architectures for SharePoint 2010. Here is a snapshot…


Thinking about migrating to Exchange 2010 SP1 from HMC already?

Here is a shameless copy and paste from a deck by Microsoft Communication Sector Industry Director. A pretty good high level diagram that tells you 2 different scenarios and how you can move to Exchange 2010 Hosting Deployment. Here, a picture says it all, For both scenarios, you need to manually migrate the users as well as the…


Planning to move from HMC to Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment?

So, have you tested Exchange 2010 SP1 beta yet? If not, you should really start looking into it if you like to maintain competitiveness by providing the latest and the greatest to your users in this hosting world. The changes are quite huge. As most of you know, HMC 4.5 is the last version of…


Getting a quick MPS/HMC statistics…

Want to get some quick statistics on your HMC environment, specifically, what’s in the MPS database? I have a script to share with you guys, The script is the following link, What you need to do is to open up this Powershell script and change the highlighted SQL server and the SQL DB as…


Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #1: User Objects – MPS to AD

Ever wonder if whatever in user objects in MPS matches whatever in your Active Directory? If yes, this script might be what you need to find out a bit more about the integrity of your current environment. This is a powershell script. Save the following to say, MPStoAD.ps1. Then change the highlighted portion below and…


Remove Deleted Users

Have you ever had a time when you quickly and without thinking too much or accidentally deleted the user objects (that you know are no longer needed) in Active Directory and then you said, ‘Shoot, now I have some records in MPS database referencing an object that no longer exist in the Active Directory? If yes, keep reading….