November 29, 2011
“The Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux provides native connectivity from Linux to Microsoft SQL Server. “ The ODBC driver can be downloaded from the following link.
November 26, 2011
December 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems contain update for Windows computers with Israel Time Zone (GMT+2). The update can be downloaded from the following link.
November 25, 2011
The following guide summaries the mail steps How to restore Exchange 2010 Database to Recovery Database (RDB). Step 1 – Create a new Recovery Database (RDB): “New-MailboxDatabase -Recovery -Name RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database -Server ExchangeServerName -EdbFilePath "D:\DataRecovery\RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database.edb" -LogFolderPath "D:\DataRecovery"” Step 2: Restore the EDB/Logs files by using your backup software. Step 3: Mounting the recovered EDB/Logs a. Copy the EDB/Logs to the "D:\DataRecovery\” folder. b. Rename the old EDB file to “RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database.edb”. c. Mount the database with the command “Mount-Database "RDB-For-Mailbox1-Database"”. and review the database status by using the command: ...
One of the questions that asked frequently – “Is restoring Exchange 2003 database to Exchange 2010 Server is supported?”. Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 databases using the same file extension (.EDB). However, the schema/format of Exchange 2003 & Exchange 2010 databases is different. Due this, even if you can mount Exchange 2003 database with Exchange 2010 Server, you cant restore/read the data (New-MailboxRestoreRequest & Restore-Mailbox commands would be failed). As workaround you can use two options: Option 1: Restoring the Exchange 2003 database to a lab environment (e.g. Exchange 2003,...
November 23, 2011
Some customers reported that Inbound emails/meeting requests was moved automatically to “Deleted Items” folder. To stop this unwanted behavior, please use the following command: “Set-CalendarProcessing -Identity "UserName" -AutomateProcessing:None”
November 20, 2011
Mr. Ratish Nair (MVP) from Team @MSExchangeGuru wrote an interesting article on “Mystery of vanishing outlook meeting requests – SOLVED!!!”. The article provided a methodology on how to resolve issues vanishing outlook meeting requests (e.g. Why my meetings went to “Delete Items” instead to my calendar etc.). For further information, please review: Mystery of vanishing outlook meeting requests – SOLVED!!!
November 17, 2011
I setup a Restricted Groups for a customer a while ago. To verify the Group Policy Object (GPO) operation I used Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) in the Windows 7 SP1 client. After reviewing the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report I found out that a red alert message (with “X” inside it) was appeared in the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) report. Then I reviewed the local group membership and I used “gpresult/v”. In practice, the issue didn’t reported by the other tools. After contacting Microsoft support I found out that this issue is software...
November 13, 2011
Windows DHCP Server Redundancy can be obtained by using one of the following options: 1. DHCP Failover – Using Windows Clustering technology DHCP Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate DHCP Failover – Clustering in a Test Lab * Supporting by Windows Enterprise/Datacenter edition and required a shared storage. 2. Split-scope DHCP Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate DHCP Split Scope with Delay on * Supporting by Windows 2008 R2. 3. Setup two DHCP servers with non-overlapping DHCP scope. 4. Manually export/import DHCP settings to a stand by server. ...
Some customers complained that the Outlook delegation isn't function as it should. Some of them reported on NDR errors (e.g. “The e-mail address could not be found. Perhaps the recipient moved to a different e-mail organization, or there was a mistake in the address. Check the address and try again. <ServerName.DomainName.local#5.1.7>”) while others reported freezing Outlook etc. Mr. Chris Berry wrote a post that cover “Deleting Old Delegates using MFCMAPI” process. Using this guide you to delete orphaned/mismatch settings in the user mailbox. For further information, please review: Deleting Old Delegates using MFCMAPI
November 12, 2011
Microsoft released Update Rollup 20 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2550098). The rollup can be downloaded from the following link.