You’ve just installed your 901st Exchange Server..

..and ExBPA warns you to consider consolidating servers..?  “There are more than 900 Exchange servers in your Exchange organization” ..because you’re nearing the default MaxPageSize limit of 1,000 that’ll be returned by an LDAP query. Wonder if this has ever scuppered anyone’s deployment plans..? (article @ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997429.aspx)

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Technet Session – OCS R2

OCS R2 session on Technet from a couple of colleagues: “In this 60 minute session Brett Johnson and Julian Datta Shepherd (?) will provide an overview of OCS 2007 R2 covering the new features and functionality which will enhance business productivity and reduce costs. This session will focus in on the voice capabilities available with…


Why so much fluff?

When you use the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Calculator on the face of it you seem to get a lot of fluff added to your storage design.  ..fluff upon fluff. Will run through some of the reasoning where it may not seem obvious in the cell comments themselves. LUN Free Space Percentage: couple of reasons…

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IronMountain CloudRecovery webcast…

Following on from the recent announcement on CloudRecovery for DPM from IronMountain (Backup your DPM data into the cloud…?) the DPM blog has just announced a webcast on the subject… (here!) “Iron Mountain has recently announced the availability of CloudRecovery for Microsoft DPM. This new service provides offsite storage of DPM data to Iron Mountain’s…

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PST’s not supported on the LAN…?

This is a new one on me – ‘Personal folder files are unsupported over a LAN or over a WAN link’. “The .pst files are not meant to be a long-term, continuous-use method of storing messages in an enterprise environment. (!?!) The article also suggests two alternatives to .pst files. You can use .ost files…

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3 Data Centres and a File Share Witness

What’s the guidance if you’ve got 3 data centres, you’re stretching Exchange 2007 mailbox CCR nodes between two of them and the link speed and latencies are similar between all 3.  Should you put the File Share Witness (FSW) in the 3rd data centre? In my opinion yes I would recommend putting the FSW in…

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Corrupted OOF?

This is an interested blog from a Microsoft escalation engineer – Eric Norberg posted on his Technet blog: How to Remove an Invisible or Corrupted "Out of Facility" message with MFCMAPI If you suspect you might have a problem with a corrupted OOF, you’ve followed all of the troubleshooting steps that you can think of…

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Part 3 of Henrik Walthers BPOS blog…

Entitled ‘Introduction to Exchange Online- Uncovering BPOS (Part 3)’ has just been posted. …to follow on from my previous blog – BPOS [which is nothing more than a couple of links to his blogs – sorry.]

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Item Counts, Search Folders and Restrictions

Not a new subject but have been doing some research again and found a couple of useful links which I thought I’d share.. Microsoft Exchange and Search Folders @ http://blogs.msdn.com/dgoldman/default.aspx?p=2 (Dave Goldman’s blog) “A search folder is like a regular MAPI folder, except that instead of containing real messages, it contains only links to messages…

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24 hour operation, several thousand mailboxes, high concurrency, heavy profiles – how do you tune Online Maintenance?

For companies who have to support a lot of ‘heavy usage’ clients connecting to their Exchange 2007 platform 24 hours a day, tuning online maintenance is going to be important.. You have to be quite careful about staggering online maintenance to minimise its impact on performance and it can be a bit of a juggling…

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