Offline Address Book Generation

The Exchange 2007/2010 Offline Address Book (OAB) can be a pain to manage in environments where users expect instant access to updates to the Global Address List. Outlook 2007/2010 clients running in Cached Mode use the Offline Address Book by default for all address lookups. This means when a new user is added to your […]

Reporting on Mailboxes and Moving Mailboxes based on Input File

    Get-Mailbox -resultsize unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | where {$_.ObjectClass -eq “Mailbox”} | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}},ItemCount,StorageLimitStatus > C:\Installs\Scripts\MailboxSizes.txt   Get-Content .\mailboxmove.txt | New-MoveRequest -TargetDatabase EXDAG01DB01 -Confirm:$false

Modifying the Default Forms-Based Authentication Pages for Outlook Web App/Access

This a link to a good article on modifying the logon page for OWA FBA. http://richardkok.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/creating-a-custom-forefront-tmg-2010-owa-fba-logon-page/

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 […]

E2K7: How to Change the Recipient Scope

When managing Exchange 2007, the recipient scope for Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and Exchange Management Console (EMC) defaults to the domain where the Exchange servers are located. Recipient scope refers to the specified portion of the Active Directory directory service hierarchy that the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell uses for recipient management. When […]

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 […]

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: Exchange Cache Limits

There are so many articles that I need to write for myself, but with my workload it becomes difficult.  I’ve resigned myself to posting links to other people articles.  Maybe some day I’ll get back to these.  This article discusses Mailbox cache limits in Exchange.  If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone […]