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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
When you first login to a Windows Server 2008 Core installation you may find the desktop screen resolution is too small at 640x480 pixels. However the nature of the Core installation is that there is no graphical interface to modify the desktop resolution. Fortunately the changes can be made via the registry.
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 […]
When installing the VMWare tools on a core install of Windows Server 2008 some people are confused to find that nothing happens after selecting “Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools” from the client window. Even though the VMWare Tools image mounts to the virtual CD-ROM drive it does not autorun as you would expect in a normal install […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]