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Exchange Server 2010 Database Names

As with earlier versions of Exchange Server when you first install Exchange Server 2010 it configures the first mailbox database for you.  In Exchange Server 2007 this database was placed in a Storage Group called “First Storage Group” and was simply named “Mailbox Database”. This was not a problem in earlier versions of Exchange.  Databases […]

May 7, 2009

Feedback for Exchange Server 2007 Migration Guide

A few months ago I wrote an Exchange Server 2007 transition guide and uploaded it here to this blog.  I titled it “Exchange Server 2007 Turbo Transition” and it contains 40 pages of step by step guidance for a simple single-server transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. I didn’t announce it at […]

May 6, 2009

Backscatter Spam and Exchange Server 2007

Over at AllSpammedUp.com I've written an article on protecting both yourself and others from backscatter spam. Backscatter spam is also known as NDR spam and is the result of address spoofing combined with spam addressed to invalid recipients. As an Exchange administrator you want to be sure you aren't contributing to the problem with your own email server. Read the article to find out how to avoid send NDR spam to others.

April 30, 2009

First Look at Exchange Server 2010 Installation

This blog post is based on the Exchange Server 2010 Beta code. The information shown here may change at the final release of Exchange Server 2010. In this post I take a quick look at the Exchange Server 2010 installation process.  Although the setup screens are very similar to Exchange Server 2007 there are a […]

April 23, 2009

Forefront Security for Exchange Server 2010 Beta

Hot on the heels of last week’s beta release of Exchange Server 2010 comes the beta release of Forefront Security for Exchange, that now includes Exchange Server 2010 support. The new Forefront Security for Exchange integrates with the Forefront “Stirling” management console and ships with a PowerShell interface for improved manageability, and also includes new […]

April 20, 2009

Exchange 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the release today of the Exchange 2010 public beta, which you can download from the new Exchange 2010 Technet Site. The MS Exchange Team blog has a post about it too including some links to videos and other resources.  Meanwhile the Unified Communications blog also announced it and ran through a list of […]

April 16, 2009

Quota violation error when moving Exchange 2007 storage group log path

On Exchange Server 2007 you may encounter a quota violation error when attempting to move the storage group logs path for one of your storage groups. Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed. Elapsed time: 01:35:36 SG Public Folders Failed Error: WMI exception occured on server ‘exchangeserver.domain.local’: Quota violation Quota violation Exchange Management Shell command […]

March 27, 2009

Are you anonymous at work? (ChrisBrogan.com)

Over at ChrisBrogan.com guest poster GL Hoffman shares 10 terrific tips on how to stand out (the good way) at your workplace.  Being visible and known for being a good worker might be important for you in the current economic climate as the axe swings on jobs across the industry. Read Are you Anonymous at […]

March 16, 2009