www.TestExchangeConnectivity.com

Nice tool to help you sort out problems accessing Exchange from out on the Internet. For more information see the blog on You Had Me At EHLO.. here and there is a quick presentation on Edge.TechNet.com here. Test EAS with Windows Mobile 5, EAS with Windows Mobile 6 (& autodiscover), OutlookAnywhere via Outlook 2003 or…

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CCR or SCC?

Have had this discussion on many occasions and this 3Sharp whitepaper by Missy Koslosky would have proved very useful as an external reference point… High Availability Choices for Exchange Server 2007: Continuous Cluster Replication or Single Copy Clustering In conclusion…  (this isn’t the only bit I read) “Exchange Server 2007 is a mission critical application….

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A bit of love from Network World…

Exchange alternatives: Pros and cons Testing shows Microsoft’s Exchange still tops for features and management hooks @ http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2009/030909-exchange-alternatives-test.html “In this Clear Choice Test, we explore how Exchange alternatives stack up against Microsoft’s offer, as well as each other. Our testing focuses on products for midsized deployments of 1,000 mailboxes or less. We tested six Exchange…

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Deploying Exchange 2007 on VMWare?

VMWare Podcasts – VMWAre Infrastructure 3 Podcast: Disaster Recovery (DR) for Exchange using VMWare @ http://www.vmware.com/resources/podcasts/server_consolidation.html by Scott Salyer, VMware Technical Solutions Architect Using VMWare infrastructure we can help increase the flexibility of your high availability solution for exchange Reduce cost Enhance availability of Exchange through VMWare and MS Exchange features Scott makes a lot…

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I used to do it this way…

Just found some useful stuff on a colleagues blog – Gerod Serafin; a field engineer in the US. It’s a series of blogs showing the difference in administering Exchange Server 2007 from Exchange Server 2003… Part 1 – I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs….

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Offline defrag a replica database…

Let’s leave the “why would you?” to one side for the moment but is it actually possible or supported to defrag a continuous replication target database?  Well not surprisingly er ‘No’.  An offline defrag creates a new database with a new signature (“When defragmentation is complete, the original database is deleted or saved to a…

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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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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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