Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #6: Mailbox and Public Folder Database

At the heart of HMC is MPS. And at the heart of this this MPS is that 2 mysterious databases, the PlanManager and ResourceManager databases. What I am trying to do is to attempt to provide you guys some script to help you to better know your environment to at least know the health of your…

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Hosting Deployment… Part #8 – Address List Segregation

Yes, Address List Segregation, it is time to talk about it. In Exchange Server 2007, Address List Segregation is really the heart of Hosted Exchange. If we do the address list segregation correctly, then the client should not be able to see another tenant and each tenant will sort of have their very own virtual…

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Checking MPS and AD Integrity… Part #5: Contacts and Groups

Hi, we have been talking about Exchange Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010 for the past few weeks. Let’s get back to HMC a little bit. We were talking about MPS with AD Integrity check. I am grouping all the HMC’s MPS and AD integrity check into the “Integrity Check” category. You will find all the…

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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…


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…


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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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…

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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…

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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…

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HMC Resource Management – Part #5 – HMC Resource Management and SharePoint and OCS

  In the last blog, I discussed about the HMC Resource Management for Exchange. This entry, I will discuss about the HMC Resource Management for SharePoint and OCS. Fortunately for us, there isn’t a lot of resource management required for both of this product. Let’s start with SharePoint. HMC Resource Management for SharePoint If I…

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