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 […]
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 […]
Project Coconut is underway and the first bit of action is getting the environment up to the pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2007. The existing environment is Active Directory in Windows 2000 Native Mode, with Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, and an Exchange 2000 Server organisation also running on Windows 2000 Server member servers. Part 3 - Deploying the first Exchange Server 2007 server.
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 […]
How to apply the Exchange Server 2007 schema update on a 32-bit domain controller that holds the Schema Master FSMO role.
Project Coconut is underway and the first bit of action is getting the environment up to the pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2007. The existing environment is Active Directory in Windows 2000 Native Mode, with Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, and an Exchange 2000 Server organisation also running on Windows 2000 Server member servers. Part 2 - Sizing the Exchange Server 2007 servers.
Storage guys do not love talking about IOPS, especially when far too much attention is being paid to them by customers buying Exchange solutions. You would think a die hard storage guy would delight in pulling out one of their many spreadsheets and calculating the optimal disk layout to meet your IOPS needs, but sadly […]
One of the enhancements to Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 is the ability to view public folders when logged in to Outlook Web Access. When an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox user attempts to open a public folder they may see the following information in the OWA window. This will appear if the public […]