How to set use OAB Throttling effectively

In this blog I will break down how to use OAB throttling. There are a few things that I need to explain about this as most of the administrators that use this never get it to work properly. Using OAB throttling is not a set it and forget it type of deal, the numbers *must*…

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OABGen with regards to public folders and backup’s

I thought that this would be interesting to post as I don’t think that many people are aware of this. So we all know that when the OAB is generated it will be dropped to the local OAB share on the OAB Generation server in the following location: [D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ExchangeOAB\<OAB Guid>]. By default we…

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Exchange 2007 and 2010 Address List Segregation changes

We’re in the process of validating the existing Exchange Address List Segmentation whitepaper against Exchange2010.  The whitepaper was written for Exchange 2007 and may need to be modified to support changes in Exchange 2010.  The current plan is for us *to provide support* for Exchange 2010 address list segregation once I have completed the white…

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PLEASE READ –> Events 9320 and 9359 on new installation of Exchange 2010

When you attempt to generate your OAB you will see the following event id’s logged in your application log: Log Name:    Application Source:        MSExchangeSA Date:            12/1/2009 13:01:03 AM Event ID:       9359 Level:            Warning User:            N/A Computer:     OABGenServer Description:   OALGen truncated or dropped properties for entry ‘Dgoldman’ in address list ‘\Global Address List’ because they exceeded the configured size…

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IP_V6 is a must if you are trying to install Exchange 2010

I am getting ready to write the whitepaper for Exchange 2010 address list segregation and I ran in to a problem where my setup was failing with no errors. I decided to open up the application log and MSEXCHANGEADTOPOLOGYSERVICE.EXE was nice enough to throw the following error for me: Event Type: Error Event Source: MSExchange…

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How can we try to control the network consumption by using OAB Throttling?

The answer to this is throttling the bandwidth from the server. By default, every client request for a full offline Address Book download is served immediately, and the public store does not limit the number of concurrent full offline Address Book downloads that can occur. Example 1: If a public store that supports 10,000 users…

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The Case of the Mysterious Exchange Server Hang

I have been working an interesting case for a large enterprise customer with a few other people from my group. We were having a problem where outlook clients were unable to connect to the exchange server, however the exchange server was operating like normal. After looking at the ESE internal structures I could see that…

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