Windows Server 2008 SP2 has been released and is supported for Exchange 2007

יום חמישי, יולי 9, 2009

Exchange 2007 is supported on Windows 2008 SP2. This will be also true for the upcoming Exchange 2007 SP2, when it releases. Hardware ecosystem support and enhancements SP2 adds support for the 64-bit central processing unit (CPU) from VIA Technologies, which adds the ID and vendor strings for the new VIA 64-bit CPU. SP2 integrates the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, which contains support for Bluetooth v2.1 and Windows Connect Now (WCN) Wi-Fi Configuration. Bluetooth v2.1 is the most recent specification for Bluetooth wireless technology. SP2 improves performance for Wi-Fi connections after resuming from...

How-To: Exchange 2007 Managed Folder Policies

יום שלישי, יולי 7, 2009

In previous versions of Exchange a number of mailbox management settings where handled by the RUS (recipient update service). Exchange 2007 has changed the way the users mailboxes are managed and Microsoft has taken more time to work Email Life Cycle (ELC) into Exchange 2007. In this article I am going to deploy some default folder management (inbox,deleted items, etc) and add some new custom folder management policies for my users. As with most features with Exchange 2007 this can be deployed via EMS (command line) or EMC (GUI). I will attempt to move back and forth...
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Understanding the Move Date in Messaging Records Management (MRM)

Exchange 2007's Messaging Records Management (MRM) feature is designed to help your organization manage messages for compliance purposes.  By using Managed Content Settings, users can have their messages moved to different folders or deleted automatically, based on age.  You also have the option to Journal these messages to any SMTP address, which is ideal for many third-party archiving systems. One thing I've been finding in my cases is that many customers don't understand the Retention Period settings and how they are applied by the Managed Folder Assistant.  Let's take a look at a simple example to try and...
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Setting language and time zone settings in Exchange 2007

יום רביעי, יולי 1, 2009

By default when a new mailbox access the OWA after the first logon the following screen appears, and we should choose the language and time zone settings: How can we remove this screen? It's easy just set up the DefaultClientLanguage parameter in the OWA virtual directory, using the following cmdlet:  Continue reading at our new blog - Setting language and time zone settings in Exchange 2007
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Presentations from the System Center Round Table for Enterprise Clients

יום שישי, דצמבר 19, 2008

As promised, I’ve uploaded the presentations from the sessions I gave on December 18th at Microsoft Israel. Enjoy.   Physical And Virtual Server Management Deploying Windows With Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Data Protection Manager 2007 Dynamic Server Provisioning With Ops Manager And Hyper V – Notes From The Field

Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments

יום ראשון, ספטמבר 7, 2008

Microsoft has published an interesting article about their official support for installing Exchange on Hyper-V\Virtual Server 2005 virtual machines. To make a long story short, here are the support policies for both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003: Support Policy and Recommendations for Exchange Server 2007 Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualization software only when all the following conditions are true: The hardware virtualization software is Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or any third-party hypervisor that has been validated under the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program. The...
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Updates to the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 21, 2008

This important Capacity Planning tool has been updated to version 15.6. The calculator uses all the recommendations outlined in the following articles, and thus it is recommended you read them before utilizing it: Planning Storage Configurations - Planning Memory Configurations - Understanding Exchange Server 2007 I/O improvements from 64 bit - The calculator is broken out into the following sections (worksheets): Input Storage Requirements LUN Requirements Backup Requirements Log Replication Requirements Storage Design
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At last – Exchange 2007 monitoring

יום שלישי, יולי 29, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 MP for SC Ops Mgr 2007This management pack includes scripts and rules to effectively monitor Exchange 2007 and report on performance, availability, and reliability of its server roles.
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