The Storage Calculator and Virtualization Support

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v17.2 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator was released yesterday with a number of bug fixes, however it’s not the bug fixes that I’d like to call out, it’s the virtualization support added two releases ago in case you missed it.   When designing for virtual workloads the general guidance has been […]

Exchange 2010 remote PowerShell breaks after add/remove/change of IP Address

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Microsoft Exchange, Power Shell, Tips & Tricks

Something that occurs in a lab situation quite frequently and less in real life is changing IP addresses on your Exchange server. Some of my lab servers frequently undergo a scenario change where I’ll add or remove them from specific Hyper-V networks or subnets.   Then one day everything broke. EMS reported : Connecting to […]

F5 Webcasts

Posted Posted in Exchange, Load Balancer, Tips & Tricks

Load Balancers can be rather complex, the guidance can be confusing, and how vendors interpret that guidance can be interesting. So image my joy when I discovered that F5 have a bunch of webcast based walkthroughs that make life easier for the average guy having to configure an F5 load balancer as part of implementing […]

Using PowerShell to determine the state of MAPI Encryption on Exchange Servers

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In Exchange 2010 specifically, or even Exchange 2007/2010 mixed orgs you can easily detect which servers require MAPI encryption. The easiest would be to run Get-RPCClientAccess, which returns all Exchange 2010 servers  hosting MAPI Endpoints and all encryption levels as well as if the server carries  MAPI client and/or public folder responsibility. The output above […]

Going to Cloud Based Exchange and don’t know where to start? Want to Compare Gmail and Exchange online side by side?

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Cloud, Exchange, News

Very common for most orgs evaluating cloud based mail to not know where to start, or understand where the benefits are. This morning I was made aware of a free tool from Quest, called the Quest Migration Assessment Tool, or QMAT for short. It’s a  browser-based application that provides guidance for evaluating Microsoft Exchange Online […]