An interesting issue with file level antivirus…

In order for Exchange to function correctly administrators are generally advised to make two important configuration changes to their file level antivirus scanners: Exclude directories that contain Exchange binaries and Exchange data. Add process exclusions for the Exchange processes (for example – store.exe etc). When antivirus exclusions are not properly set servers may experience performance…

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Considerations when using mountpoints with Exchange 2007 clusters.

It is not uncommon in many installations today, especially clustered installations, to see the use of mountpoints. When using mountpoints with clustering it is a requirement that the physical disk resources created for the mountpoints be dependant on the lettered physical volume that hosts them.  The use of mountpoints also requires that the lettered physical…

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‘ClusteredMailboxServer’ is partially configured – ExBPA.

When running ExBPA against an Exchange 2007 cluster, the following error text may be noted: =========================================================== Error: ‘ClusteredMailboxServer’ is partially configured Server: <SERVER> ‘ClusteredMailboxServer’ is partially configured on server <SERVER>.contoso.com. Either setup is configuring it right now or setup failed while configuring it. Please rerun setup if it isn’t currently running. =========================================================== The link text…

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Log files required to be copied after an update-storagegroupcopy / re-seed has been successfully completed.

There may arise times where it is necessary to completely reseed an LCR, CCR, or SCR database copy from the source database.  In order to reseed the copy we use the update-storagegroupcopy commandlet. When the update-storagegroupcopy is run, the database is pulled using the ESE backup online streaming API from the source machine to the…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 / Windows 2008 – How to recover a deleted VCO…

In Windows 2008 clusters, by default, all network name resources are enabled for Kerberos.  This causes the cluster service to create a machine account for the network name resource.  This is known a VCO or Virtual Computer Object. When the machine account associated with a network name is deleted the network name in cluster will…

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I accidentally deleted an Exchange 2007 clustered resource…what should I do?

When Exchange 2007 is installed on a cluster there are several Exchange 2007 specific resources that are created.  These include: A system attendant resource. An information store resource. A database instance resource coordinating to each database created on the CMS. Sometimes these clustered resources are accidentally deleted using cluster administrator or failover cluster manager.  This…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 – /recoverCMS and version errors.

When running Exchange 2007 SP1 and the command setup.com /recoverCMS /cmsName:<NAME> /cmsIPAddress:<IP> you may receive the following warning: The installed version of Exchange Server 2007 may be different from the version you are trying to install. The current installed version is ‘8.1.359.2’, the last installed version was ‘8.1.240.6’. In this case the version 8.1.240.6 represents…

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An additional consideration for Exchange log file drive sizing…

When planning an Exchange 2007 installation storage considerations are a very important factor.  I wanted to call attention to a sizing consideration that may not be accounted for in other places.  This sizing consideration should be accounted for when planning an environment that may use Cluster Continuous Replication, Local Continuous Replication, or Standby Continuous Replication….

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Enabling Standby Continuous Replication to use an alternate network interface in Exchange 2007 SP1

Many customers have requested instructions on how to enable standby continuous replication to use an alternate network interface.  By design standby continuous replication always uses the “public” interface to ship logs and seed the database. Over the past few weeks we have been working with the Exchange product group on a “supported” method to allow…

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Kerberos authentication, dns suffix lists, the replication service, and Exchange management commandlets…

When using any form of multi-machine Exchange 2007 replication (CCR / SCR) Kerberos authentication is very important.  We leverage the rights of Exchange server machine accounts for several functions including the ability to replicate log files and utilize the remote registry service for commandlets. Some Background… In terms of the replication service we copy logs…

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