The Microsoft Exchange Server team has thrown together a 5 minute video so that you can see the team members talk about their roles and how much they love their jobs. You can watch the video here. Want to go work with these guys? Check out the Exchange Team career site.
Exchange Server 2007 has some very useful replication features such as Local Continuous Replication (in RTM and SP1) and Standby Continuous Replication (in SP1 only). These features can provide nice and simple disaster recovery options by replicating your storage group logs and databases to another location, be it another disk/LUN with LCR or another mailbox […]
In some companies different departments or branch offices require different primary SMTP addresses. You can configure these for users with Email Address Policies. In this example the company wants all users to have an @company.com address, but each branch office’s users have a primary email address representing that branch. First we must make sure each […]
The Microsoft Exchange team has two new videos that take a brief look at setting up a Windows Server 2008 cluster and installing Exchange Server 2007 SP1 with Cluster Continuous Replication. Installing Windows 2008 Clustering using the UI wizard Installing Exchange 2007 SP1 CCR on Windows 2008 They are only about 8 minutes and 5 […]
Searching for “Windows Deployment Services” this evening I was reminded that Microsoft is still awful at this internet search business.
Exchange Server 2007 installation is a very complex process, but both the GUI and command line methods reveal little about what is actually going on during the installation process. The installation process writes all of the actions and outcomes to a log file at C:ExchangeSetupLogsExchangeSetup.log. This is helpful for troubleshooting errors during installation, but can […]
The title might make no sense, but it comes from a conversation that went on in the office today. There seemed to be three things that are heard from customers on a regular basis that can be paraphrased like this: I don’t want a proposal, I just want you to tell me what you’re going […]
Project Coconut Entries: Part 1 – Getting the environment up to scratch Part 2 – Sizing the Exchange Server 2007 servers Part 3 – Deploying the first Exchange Server 2007 server Part 4 – Configuring Standby Continuous Replication Part 5 – Its mailbox migration time! Part 6 – Finishing the job Deploying the first Exchange […]
In earlier versions of Exchange Server the Message Tracking log settings were configured through the GUI interface. Now with Exchange Server 2007 you can set the Message Tracking log path in the GUI, but you need to hit the Exchange Management Shell for other settings such as the log retention period. To view the retention […]
The Windows Server 2008 ServerManagerCmd.exe tool makes installing the Exchange Server 2007 pre-requisites a snap. In this example I am installing the pre-requisites for a typical Exchange Server 2007 installation (Mailbox Server, Client Access Server, Hub Transport Server). The components are installed using ServerManagerCmd.exe. The following commands can be executed in a command shell to […]