Tag: Exchange 2007

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What it takes to be an MVP

J. Peter Bruzzese from Exclusively Exchange writes about what he has discovered about Microsoft MVPs. Bharat explained that all of the things I’m doing are for personal gain. The core spirit of the MVP program is that of sharing freely, giving back to the community, and helping others without gain.

December 11, 2008

NASA upgrades to Exchange Server 2007

NASA is kicking off a four month project to migrate their messaging systems to Exchange Server 2007. NASA’s Operational Messaging and Directory (NOMAD), an Agency-wide messaging and collaboration system, provides Email, Calendaring, Webmail (Outlook Web Access – OWA), Instant Messaging (IM), BlackBerry, Treo and Windows Mobile Devices for approximately 50,000 users across the Agency. Starting […]

December 11, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 and Directory Harvesting Attacks

Over at AllSpammedUp.com I’ve written an article about protecting Exchange Server 2007 from Directory Harvesting Attacks. In many Exchange Server 2007 environments incoming email is received directly by an internet-facing Hub Transport server. By default the transport server will use recipient lookups to notify the connecting host whether an email address is valid or not. […]

December 10, 2008

Which Exchange certification should you pursue?

I often get asked which is the better Exchange certification to pursue for someone who wants to work as an Exchange administrator or consultant.  The natural inclination is to the latest version, and in many cases this would be fine because learning the latest version of a Microsoft product teachs you many things about previous […]

December 5, 2008

Event ID 9554 and Backup Exec 11d backup failures for Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Servers

You may encounter an issue with Backup Exec 11d performing backups of Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Servers using Granular Restore Technology (GRT) when the backup job is targeted at tape media. The backup job fails with the following error: Backup- \SERVER.domain.localMicrosoft Information StoreFirst Storage Group V-79-57344-33928 – Access Denied. Cannot backup directory Mailbox Database and […]

December 2, 2008

Inside look at the Microsoft Certified Master program for Exchange Server 2007

The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog has a great write up by Greg Taylor who is the program manager for the MCM: Exchange Server 2007 program. The Microsoft Certified Master program is the premium credential for IT professionals and consultants working with Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint […]

November 27, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Update Rollup 5 released

The Microsoft Exchange Team has announced the release of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1.  The update is available now at the Download Center and will make its way to Microsoft Update in the next 2-3 weeks. The support article describing the hot fixes included in the rollup can be found here, and […]

November 24, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 CCR recommendations

From Tales of a System Administrator come these recommendations for Exchange 2007 CCR deployments:   Having had Cluster Continuous Replication in place now for about a year, I’ve derived some of my own best practice recommendations that might not be found within the official Microsoft documentation. Although these recommendations are based on a very solid […]

November 18, 2008

Exchange 2007 logs not truncating after successful backup

You may encounter an issue where Exchange Server 2007 storage group transaction logs are not truncated after a successful backup.  In our case Backup Exec 11d was the backup application being used.  Backup Exec would report successful backups however the transaction logs were not truncating, leading to disk space problems. The Application event log on […]

November 4, 2008