So, what would you say you do here?

In our ongoing efforts to demystify the Escalation Engineer role (i.e. recruit the next generation of debugging rock stars), I had a nice lil’ chat with Jim Stroud from our Staffing group.  We laughed, we cried, we wrote some haiku.  Enjoy!   “New Exchange Servers.C sharp.  Still some bugs to fix.I miss native code.” Click here…

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Remix!! Using Powershell to parse ESE Transaction Logs …

Let me preface this post by saying this: I’m a tad lazy.  However, the newest addition to our team, Brad Hughes, is not.  Far from it.  That being said, he took it upon himself to rewrite my “Rough & Tough” approach to parsing ESE logs in Powershell.  Enjoy …   1.    Download & install Powershell 2.  Download…

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Searching Exchange 2007 submission queues

Let’s say you’ve got some message in some Submission queue on some server (some ambiguity, huh?), and you need to find it based off the subject.  Oh, and in this example, all your E12 hub servers have HUB in the servername, and the subject of the mail in question contains “Doogalis” … [PS] C:\> Get-TransportServer…

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“Rough and Tough” guide to identifying patterns in Transaction Logs

Often times, either due to a misconfiguration/bug/solar eclipse or otherwise, customers call into Microsoft Product Support Services complaining that their Exchange server is churning out transaction logfiles at an alarming rate.  For every instance of this symptom, there are at least a dozen reasons why this is happening.  Regardless, there’s never been a good way…

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Debugging Rocks.

On the Google Test Team’s blog, their “Debugging Sucks, Testing Rocks” logo recently caught my attention, and prompted me to vocalize an opinion to the contrary.  Debugging does NOT suck.  On the contrary, debugging rocks.  Rocks HARD.  Please don’t misconstrue this as a “Google vs. Microsoft” rant, nor is this meant to come across as…

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