E2K7: Determining Status of Database Backups

While running some reports on Exchange backup success I could not figure out why when I ran get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,LastFullBackup it would return a blank LastFull Backup.  In Exchange Management console I could look at the properties of the database and see the Last full backup and the Last incrementation backup times.   After […]

Reporting on Mailbox Databases

There are a number of advantages to spreading your users’ mailboxes across your databases in Exchange 2007 versus putting department or groups in to a single database together. One of the biggest advantages is risk mitigation of a single database outage putting an entire group out of commission. Managing database sizes is also important in […]

Running your SQL service under a domain account vs local account

Using my previous employers standard SQL build caused some issues installing a new OCS pool. The 2 errors are related to the articles below. Security Account Delegation http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa905162%28SQL.80%29.aspx Shrinking your model DB size. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/307487