Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #7 – Transport Segregation

Back in 2008, I wrote a couple of blogs about the things we do to multi-tenant Exchange Server 2007 in HMC. In those blog posts, I walked through from a high level the components in Exchange that HMC changes to make the product multi-tenant. You can read them here, http://blogs.technet.com/b/provtest/archive/tags/hosted+exchange+server+2007/ Now, in those posts, I talked about…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #6 – Btw, Remote Powershell works too. Now, that’s wicked!

In Part #5, I blogged about how you can utilize Exchange Control Panel (ECP) in a hosting deployment. Those are all really good. What I didn’t tell you is that, Remote PowerShell works too for tenant organization in a hosting deployment. Now, most of you already know that in Exchange Server 2010, the PowerShell concept…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #4 – Wait wait… are you saying mail contact actually works now? No way!

Hey folks, that’s right, mail contact actually works properly now in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment. I know many of you are saying, “Yeah, it is about time!” So, it is true, each tenant can create their own list of contacts and not afraid of having any conflict with other tenant organization. Those…

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Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #4: OU Container to Organization – MPS to AD

In Part #3, I provided a piece of code that will retrieve from Active Directory all the OUs and then check against the MPS database to see if they exist. That helps you identify any mismatch. It is useful in situations like if you have to restore a MPS database that is like 2-3 weeks…


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #3 – Creating New Mailbox

Alright, let’s continue with this. So, you have seen how we can enable the hosting mode in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta by using the installation with /hosting switch in the Part #1, the first look and also how to create a hosted organization/tenant in part #2. Now let us continue with creating a tenant…

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Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #3: OU Container to Organization – AD to MPS

Alright, here is a piece of code like the earlier. Instead of checking the user object, this checks the OU in the AD and match it with the Organization in the MPS database. This piece of code will help you identify any mismatch. It is useful in situations like if you have to restore a…


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #2 – Creating New Organization

In my previous blog, Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #1 – The First Look, I blogged about some differences in the configuration container as well as in the domain naming context when you deploy Exchange Server 2010 SP1 beta with the /hosting switch. We saw that it created additional OUs. We also…

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What’s not available in Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Mode

This is what documented in the Exchange 2010 SP1 beta Hosting Deployment Help file, Exchange 2010 SP1 doesn’t support the following features in Hosting mode: Exchange Management Console Public Folders Unified Messaging Server role Federation Business-to-Business features such as cross-premises message tracking and calendar sharing IRM Outlook 2003 support (EnableLegacyOutlook) Edge Transport Server role  …

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Verify otherWellKnownObjects Integrity

A while ago, I blogged about Messing with otherWellKnownObjects, http://blogs.technet.com/b/provtest/archive/2009/07/15/messing-with-otherwellknownobjects.aspx. 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…

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