Exchange Schema Versions

This is an article I first published a couple of years ago to check what schema version a customer was running when performing an Exchange upgrade.  There have since been official articles published by Microsoft, but I prefer to keep my own blog post for easy access. This article outlines how to find the Exchange […]

Exchange 2010 – Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator Release

This past Monday Ross Smith from Microsoft Exchange Team, posted the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator during one of his sessions at the Exchange Connections conference in Las Vegas.  This tool is the equivalent of the Exchange 2007 Storage Calculator.  It’s actually a giant Excel spreadsheet.  It’s a useful tool to assist in […]

E2K7: Standby Continuous Replication

Activating Standby Continuous Replication Targets http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691321.aspx Standby Continuous Replication: Site Resilience with Standby Clustering http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738150.aspx Standby Continuous Replication: Database Portability http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738132.aspx   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164368.aspx http://msmvps.com/blogs/ehlo/archive/2008/01/08/1447442.aspx

E2K7: High-Availability and Disaster Recovery

  http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/power/Dell_ExchSP1_W2K8.pdf http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/sitelets/solutions/messaging/exchange_2007_resources?c=us&l=en&cs=555 Standby Continuous Replication http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691321.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738150.aspx

E2K7: Creating Custom SMTP E-mail Address Policies Utilizing Various Replacement String Combinations

Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:56 PM by Eric Norberg  I have recently received a number of questions surrounding the generation of e-mail addresses in Exchange 2007. Particularly, whether or not custom email addresses can be generated via “legacy” replacement strings to meet specific organizational naming conventions. This post will present a brief overview of the […]

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Auto-Discovery and SRV Search Order

It seems to be a day for writing about auto-discovery, the process whereby an application, in this case Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC), can use a limited amount of information to automatically discover the users’s OCS Server. Auto-discovery is based on MOC’s use of DNS resource records to obtain the necessary information. I’ve been reading the […]

How the OCS Address Book Works

The OCS 2007 Address Book service’s primary purpose is to provide updated GAL information to the OC 2007 client. It will also provide phone number normalization service for OC 2007 clients. The ABServer.exe is scheduled to query AD periodically for updates to user / group /information and provide this delta of updated information to the […]