Thursday 28 January 2010

Exchange and RODC/ROGC support

Exchange does not support RODC or ROGC's. Therefore if you are deploying Exchange in an AD Site that has either of these, you must ensure that _writable_ Domain Controllers and Global Catalogs are in that AD Site.

Do not worry about RODC or ROGC's being in the same AD Site as Exchange, Exchange will simply ignore them.

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

Friday 15 January 2010

Hot on the heels of vBlock?

Cisco, VMWare and NetApp are due to annouce a collaboration of some sort come January 26th.

I would imagine this is an alternative to the vBlock cloud solution already offered by EMC, Cisco and VMWare, but sitting on NetApp storage.

More information here:

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

Thursday 14 January 2010

Panasonic moves to the Cloud

This is a pretty interesting read. Not necessarily because of the Product change (although that is talk for another day as i'm sure Panasonic must have included Microsoft or it's Partners in any tender) but because of the sheer size of the move.

Panasonic must see huge savings in offloading their messaging infrastructure to a Cloud Provider, and have great trust in the service it will receive.

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Exchange Rollups when adding a new role to an existing Exchange 2007/2010 Server

Many people on the forums seem to be confused about how to add a role to an existing Exchange Server when a Rollup (RU) is applied.

Let's say we have an Exchange 2010 Client Access Server with RU1 applied. We now want to add the Hub Transport Role to this Server. Do I have to uninstall the RU, add my new role and then re-apply the RU?

Well the answer is no you don't have to. Be content in the fact you can add extra roles without having to perform further Administrative tasks. When Exchange setup runs, it looks into the MSI to figure out what files and other things should be on the box for the “Add Role Scenario”. and if the MSI Service detects that a Rollup is installed, the MSI Service will combine both the MSI and the Rollup into a single entity and then install what is needed.

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

How to view whitespace in Exchange 2010

Many people are finding that they cannot see how much whitespace they have anymore. 1221 events simply do not show up in the Application Log anymore.

Well the good news is this is by design, with the replacement of OLD with OLD2.

You can now see the status of your whitespace via Powershell:

Get-MailboxDatabase YourDatabaseHere -Status FL AvailableNewMailboxSpace

Note the difference between using FL and Select after piping

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server

Tuesday 5 January 2010

ISA 2006 SP1 Configuration with Exchange 2010

Ross Smith IV has written a great article on publishing Exchange 2010 with ISA 2006 SP1.

Read it here:

Oliver Moazzezi

MVP - Exchange Server