Exchange 2007 & 2010 Least Cost Routing

Exchange 2007 & 2010 use a different message routing design than Exchange 2003.  This is an important aspect to understand when transitioning from Exchange 2003 upwards due to the change in behaviour.   TechNet has articles that discuses these concepts : Exchange 2010  Exchange 2007  Exchange 2003   Exchange 2007 and 2010 base…


Exchange & The Autodiscover Web Service

In the Exchange 2003 world and below, those administrators looking to automate and control the behaviour of MAPI profiles on user’s desktops quickly became familiar with tools like: ORK (Office Resource Kit) .PRF Files .OPS files (from the Office Profile wizard) PROFGEN PRFPATCH ExProfRe For a refresher on such joys  of .PRF files etc. take…


Exchange 2010 White Papers

  Some featured white papers on the Exchange TechNet site:   Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2010    White Paper: Understanding the Relative Costs of Client Access Server Workloads in Exchange Server 2010    White Papers: Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions   Cheers, Rhoderick


Remote Desktop Connection Manager Download (RDCMan) 2.2

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) is a great tool to consolidate multiple RDP connections into a single window to prevent desktop clutter. Update 19-11-2014: RDCMan 2.7 is now available. Please see here. Update 29-3-2017: 2.2 is no longer available for download – please use the 2.7 download link.   The tool can be downloaded from…


End Of Exchange 2010 RTM Support

The Exchange 2010 RTM (Release To Manufacturing) build has now reached the end of its support lifecycle.  Customers should upgrade to SP1 to continue to receive support (amongst many other good reasons!).    The Exchange 2010 lifecycle can be viewed here:   Full details about the Microsoft lifecycle policy can be viewed here   …


Best way ever to install required OS components for Exchange 2010 SP1 install!

My good friend Dan wrote a great blog entry about automating the installation of the required Windows OS prerequisites for an Exchange 2010 install.  You can read it here.  Over and above this, Exchange 2010 SP1 adds a new setup switch  /InstallWindowsComponents Exchange 2010 SP1 Setup has been improved to allow you to install the…


Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access

Perhaps the most significant change between Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 is the move to channel Outlook connectivity through the CAS role.  In Exchange 2007 Outlook would connect to the mailbox role, whilst other protocols (POP, OWA, IMAP etc.) would leverage the CAS role.   In Exchange 2010 this means that we now find two…