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? 🙂


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…


HMC Resource Management – Part #4 – HMC Resource Management and Exchange

  Now, let’s talk about the most confusing portion in the HMC Resource Management, which is the Exchange resource management. The reason why this Exchange resource management seems highly complicated is because there are a few layers or levels of relationship that linking everything together. I, myself do not claim to fully comprehend the whole…


Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Knowledge Base Articles

This page used to provide just the HMC related updates but now it has been updated to provide the specific product service packs, rollup updates, hotfixes that have been tested by the HMC product group. With this, I will no longer provide any quarterly list of updates on what hotfixes have been tested like I used…


Yes, you should use web-based distribution OAB.

HMC has been in the market for a while and as it grows, we are beginning to see many HMC providers are expanding their infrastructure and having more users and companies subscribing to their environment. I also observed that the growth is especially obvious recently with the current economy situation where it makes so much…


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…


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…