Save The Date – End Of Forefront Protection 2010 For Exchange — T Minus 12 Months

Since the Forefront brand of products have been retired, yes I miss TMG, please be aware of the extended support date for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange.  This product is slated to exit extended support on the 31st of December 2015:   On a semi-related aspect, Exchange 2010 will transition into its extended support phase…

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Most Popular Blog Posts For 2014

Since 2014 is drawing to a close, I thought it would be interesting to see what were the 10 most popular articles on the blog.  For reference purposes, the top 10 from 2013 were also included for comparison. I also wanted to wish everyone a great holiday.  If you are going skiing, staying home with…

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PowerShell Script To Get Exchange 2010 Active CAS Connections

Purpose of this script is to report on  particular performance monitor counters for Outlook RPC Client Access, OWA and Exchange ActiveSync on multiple servers.  This was required as during the course of the year there have been a few issues where the third party load balancer device was not really doing equitable load balancing.  In…

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Windows Update Fail – 0xC80003F3

This is the case of one of those bizarre and very annoying issues to tack down.  The server in question is one of my lab servers where an automated build was used to create it.  It is a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 based server which has TMG 2010 SP2 installed as a reverse proxy.  Said…

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Exchange 2013 CU7 Released

Exchange 2013 CU7 has been released to the Microsoft download centre!  Exchange 2013 has a different servicing strategy than Exchange 2007/2010 and utilises Cumulative Updates (CUs) rather than the Rollup Updates (RU/UR) which were used previously.    CUs are a complete installation of Exchange 2013 and can be used to install a fresh server or to…

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Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 Released

The Exchange team today announced the availability of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. RU8 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released security bulletins.  In addition to addressing previous security issues, Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8…

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Office 365 Workshop Links – December 2014

This is a link throw-down for the items that we discussed during a recent Office 365 workshop that I delivered to customers in sunny Calgary. I’m posting the links here since they will be available to all of the attendees, and thought that others may also find them useful/interesting.    Service Descriptions Exchange Online Service…

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Exchange ServerName Points To Wrong Or Decommissioned Server

This post was promoted from the draft bin to production after a customer visit a couple of weeks ago.  When onsite we were looking at how the environment was configured.  The admins had written a series of scripts to determine the environment state which was excellent to see!  One thing that they had assumed though…

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Microsoft Certified Master – 5 Years On

Time flies.  It’s now been 5 years since I completed the Exchange 2007 Microsoft Certified Master course in not so sunny Redmond.  That was MCM rotation 4, which was the last Exchange 2007 rotation.  If memory serves me correctly we started on the Monday the 2nd of November 2009 and finished on Saturday the 21st. …

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Remote Desktop Connection Manager Download (RDCMan) 2.7

The venerable Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) 2.2 was starting to show its age. After a slight hiatus, RDCMan 2.7 is now available.  Please say thank you to Julian Burger for the early Christmas present.  Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a great tool to consolidate multiple RDP connections into a single window to prevent…

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