Load Balancing Exchange 2010 with the KEMP Virtual LoadMaster

Posted on Posted in Exchange, Hardware, Load Balancer, Product Review

Introduction This article will speak to load balancing Exchange, and specifically with a review of the Kemp load balancer virtual (VLM) appliance. Why load balance Exchange Every generation of Exchange had their own areas of specialty: Exchange 2003 forced us to learn about clustering and SAN’s Exchange 2007 made us PKI experts, Exchange 2010 on […]

Lepide Exchange Manager Review

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Lepide Exchange Manager (LEM) was a pleasant surprise when it crossed my desk. LEM allows for the recovery of mail from a variety of sources into EML’s, MSG’s PST’s or online mailboxes. While this kind of product certainly isn’t new, the simplicity and speed of LEM coupled with a common sense approach to its user […]

How to migrate just about anything

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Event Feedback, Exchange, Feedback, Office 365

I worked with the nice folks over at Mimecast to build a series of Webinars, which include: Webinar 1 – Migration planning: where to start Webinar 2 – How to design your Exchange migration process Webinar 3 – Migration gotchas: real world examples Webinar 4 – Measuring migration success I really enjoyed building these webinars, […]

The Future of hosted Exchange

Posted on Posted in Cloud, Commentary, Exchange

If you host Exchange or you’re thinking of hosting Exchange, then you live in interesting times. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference hosted a number of sessions which re-enforced the software giant’s view on cloud and why partners should move to all things cloud, however – if you’re an Exchange hosting shop – one session would have […]

Exchange 2010 – Wrong path for kerbauth.dll in IIS config

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Exchange unattended installs can sometimes misfire, and I had an instance where the install path specified in the install script became D:\EXCHANGE,SERVER\ instead of D:\EXCHANGE SERVER\ with a comma “,” replacing the space. As a result the PowerShell provider broke and local management functions were impaired. Eventually I decided to uninstall and take the space […]

Exchange 2010 Live Migrations now supported

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  Microsoft now supports Live Migrations for Exchange 2010 SP1 as well as clustered VM hosts, while the below speaks specifically to Hyper-V everything on the approved list of hypervisors will be supported as well, quoting from the announcement: The updated support guidance applies to any hardware virtualization vendor participating in the Windows Server Virtualization […]

Enable Windows Power Saving features while running HyperV on Windows 2008 R2

Posted on Posted in Documentation, Hyper-V, Power Shell, Tips & Tricks

Running  HyperV on my laptop as my preferred hypervisor is enabled by using Server 2008 R2 as my laptops primary operating system, however, the caveat is that all power management features are automatically disabled. Hyper-V management services have a base dependency on a driver service known as HVBOOT. HVBOOT is a driver and as such […]