Awareness update: Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 – RU8 V2 is out !

  Exchange 2010 SP3 RollUp 8 Version 2 (V2) is now released ! Link below.    Update on 12th December from the Exchange Team Blog: Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 has been re-released to the Microsoft download center resolving a regression discovered in the initial release. The update RU8 package corrects the issue…

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Useful for your Lab and your production servers remote management – Remote Desktop Manager v2.7 is out !

  YaY, public version big jumping from v2.2 to v2.7 for many cool features and fixes, thanks Julian Burger, Microsoft Application Developper ! Quote from the site: RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs or large server farms where you need regular access to each machine such as automated…

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Windows related Schannel vulnerability – since we are using HTTPS in many situations on Exchange Servers, I’m putting the information here as well.

    The security update MS014-066 was released last Tuesday with the normal patch Tuesday releases and very little mention was made of it.    It addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of Secure Channel (SChannel) that is used to establish SSL connections.  If this vulnerability is exploited an attacker could run code remotely on…

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Outlook in Online mode is slow connecting to Exchange 2013 – A blog post from “Macster” and information from “Festivalman”, thanks guys !

    Thanks Macster and Festivalman for this tip !   Before applying this TCP Ack solution, the below conditions must be met: – OWA connection and mail browsing is very fine, whereas an Outlook online mode (i.e. not cached mode) connectivity is quite sluggish when mailboxes are on Exchange 2013… – If OWA is…

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Vulnerability in SSL 3.0 – Poodle attack and Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2013

  Hi all,   a quick word about this SSL 3.0 vulnerability and Exchange Server, as there is nothing specific to Exchange regarding our recommendations.   Microsoft Suggested Actions to mitigate or eliminate the SSL 3.0 vulnerability are to disable 3.0 usage on clients (browsers, devices) and servers, although this vulnerability is not a huge…

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Generating Perfmon consoles with a bit of Excel, a bit of Powershell, a bit of VBS and a bit of HTML code

    Intro: In this article, I’ll provide a quick reference guide and an Excel-based tool that allows you to build monitoring consoles using HTML without being a scripting star.  I call it the Document-Tool-Walkthrough (DTW). This is a new concept document/tool built using Excel that can help you to build System Monitor consoles that…

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Exchange 2010 DAG replication issues : MSExchangeREPL 2153 + potential error while trying to Update-DatabaseCopy = Replication Network issue

Adding the above issue on my blog to help me remember as I forgot the commandlet to check for replication network communication issues between members of a DAG (damn limited memory of mine) – may be valid for Exchange 2013 as well (have to double-check this on my lab when I’ll have time between kids,…

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My LOOKUP function does not always return matching values, help !!

  Lost of times I work with Excel to make statistics, build nice operational Exchange dashboards, and I make a very intensive usage of LOOKUP and VLOOKUP. Since I recently lost valuable time trying to figure why a LOOKUP would not return me the values I want, or sometimes it did, sometimes it didn’t, I…

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Extra information for the attendees of the Exchange 2007/2010 Migration Workshop

  Hi all,   Thank you very much for your attendance and your kindness during our Exchange 2007/2010 migration workshop. As promised, and as it’s easier for me to share these through my blog as you guys already got the address, below is the link to the extra-slides that I showed you during the workshop;…

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