SCOM Slow PowerShell Expansion

Ran into an issue with SCOM, where the SCOM PowerShell console would freeze for extended periods of time.   Solution was found here: Slow tab expansion in Ops Mgr PowerShell V2 console The fix is to tweak the TabExpansion function in V2 so that it doesn’t try to autocomplete child objects if using the Ops…


Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Released

This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues since the release of SP1 RU5. In particular we would like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release: 2627769 Some time zones in OWA are not synchronized with Windows in an Exchange Server 2010 environment 2528854 The…


How To Maximize Exchange Administrator Productivity With PowerShell–Part 1

As a Microsoft Exchange Server focused Premier Field Engineer I spend a considerable amount of my time with customers at their work place and also when they attend training courses and workshops that I deliver. Naturally people want to talk and learn about the cool new features in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010, which is…


Change DAG to DHCP

One of the great changes to Exchange 2010 SP1 was that a DAG static IP address can be set using the EMC.  Prior to this in RTM the EMS had to be used to set a static IP.  An example of this would be: Set-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup -Identity TailspinDAG1 -DatabaseAvailabilityGroupIpAddresses (note this is a single line…


Exchange 2007 Component Architecture Poster

These are oldies but goodies.  Posting links as requested. Update: I Created a Deep Zoom of the posters so that it is easy to scroll around in a browser or mobile device.  Click the toggle  button at the bottom right hand corner to enter full screen mode.   Exchange 2007 Component Poster Deep Zoom  …


Outlook & Restricting DAG Cross-Site Connections

This post is to clarify that a previously discussed feature that was intended for Exchange 2010 SP1 is not present in the SP1 final build. Update:  This feature is now live in the Exchange 2010 SP2 RU3 build of Exchange.  The feature I am referring to is the allow/block cross site RPC Client Access connections. …


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…