Exchange 2007 SP1 offline help

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Exchange 2007 help is now available for offline browsing allowing you to read and search help and shell based help. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Shell Help Offline help files are severely useful under many circumstances including server sizing and shell syntax lookups, especially when […]

Should You Virtualize Exchange 2007 SP1 ?

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REALLY good question – I’m glad you asked. The question isn’t really SHOULD you anymore, however under what circumstances should you virtualize. Microsoft has released some great guidance as to why and under what circumstances virtualization is a good idea and under some circumstances why it should be actively encouraged. 4 Scenarios are discussed which […]

Exchange SP1 Rollup 4 is finally out

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Exchange SP1 rollup 4 is highly recommended by anyone running SP1, but have a look at the KB article to make sure that it applies to you before diving ahead……. See KB952580 for more detail This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2007 Release To Manufacturing (RTM). For a list of update rollups […]

Exchange 2007 and Large Mailboxes

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So what’s large ? In My Mind a large mailbox is anything to impractical for an OST, so anywhere above the 2GB mark, depending on hardware. The slower the hard drive – the smaller the OST becomes. Microsoft published a new white paper  Planning for Large Mailboxes with Exchange 2007, and it’s an interesting read. […]

Exchange 2007 SP1 High Availability

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So you want to eliminate a single point of failure – where do you start? Let’s assume you have anything upwards of 100 users. You would like mail flow, OWA, Active Sync and Outlook to carry on working – what’s the minimum hardware requirement ? 4 Servers. No matter if you have 100 or 2000 […]

HYPER-V is here

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Hurray, Hyper-V is out. I’m going to be posting something on Hyper-V and Exchange 2007-SP1 pretty soon, however, in the meantime, it’s out, go play with it NOW! BTW, this will not work with 2008 Beta, just in case you were wondering. KB article 950050 is available here. Grab the release notes here. Download the […]

When Outlook Anywhere stops working

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So where do you start looking when Outlook Anywhere HAS been working fine now stops? I had this case today on a Exchange 2007 server with Sp1 and Rollup 2 deployed. The remote outlook clients were receiving mail, but calendaring and GAL lookups failed. Turned out that the RPCPROXY key was mangled. Thanks to Riccardo […]