Exchange 2013

Author of a book – PowerShell cookbook

If you have missed the news on my twitter, I can tell you that the last 6 months I’ve been busy with writing a book called “Microsoft Exchange 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: second edition” for Packt Publishing. That’s also why the blog not have been updated that much lately, now it’s time to startup with the activities for the online community work again since the book more or less is completed. Just doing the final updates of the chapters. I want to thank both Anderson Patricio [MVP] and Marcelo Vighi [MVP]…

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Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 2: How to do the Basic configuration

If you haven’t read it already, I did post a complete guide for installing Exchange 2013, it can be found here. That was part 1, now it’s time for part 2. Which of course is the configuration of the server setup. We have lots of changes between how you configured Exchange 2007/2010 and 2013. First thing is that Exchange Management Console is gone and replaced by a refreshed ECP called Exchange Admin Center (EAC), built on Silverlight (I suppose). The “old” Exchange Management Shell (EMS) is still there, so I…

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Exchange 2013

Exchange Server 2013 Preview – Part 1: Complete guide of how to perform the installation

Since Exchange Server 2013 beta was released yesterday I’m glad to announce that my first installation is done and here’s a complete walkthrough. My setup is basic, using one server as domain controller, Windows 2008 R2. Initially for Exchange I’m using 3 servers, 1 server for the CAS role and 2 servers for the Mailbox role. There are some prerequisites that need to be installed/removed before the installation of Exchange can take place. Note: It’s now recommended to install the Mailbox server first. So I’m starting with that server. Step…

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Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Update Rollup 2 + Update Rollup 7 released

Yesterday it was released.. I was waiting for the Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 SP2 since it included a hotfix for Exchange ActiveSync devices regarding the error code 451. If you want to read more about the update, press here. Before deploying this into Production, make sure to test it before in a test environment. Also disable Forefront Protection services  before the update is getting installed. Download KB (what the update includes) Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 SP3 was also announced earlier. More info can be found on…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 SP2 Update Rollup 1 is released

Yesterday Microsoft announced on their Exchange Team blog (URL: http://bit.ly/ynvrHT) that Update Rollup 1 has been released for Exchange 2010 SP2.   Read about what the update roll will fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645995 Download link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28809 Make sure you deploy this update into a test environment before deploying it into production! If you’re looking for feedback, check in the comments field or go to the team blog link above and read the comments. Leave feedback around the update in the comments field, thanks   Cheers

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 SP2 released

Today it was announced that Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2010 is released. Many of us were looking forward to it since it will give some feature’s that were requested like GAL segmentation and ABP. Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28190 FYI; there is also a schema update included in this SP, most likely to prepare for O365 coex and/or E15 What’s new in Exchange 2010 SP2 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529924.aspx Release Notes http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529928.aspx For more information around the GAL segmentation follow the link below http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/01/27/3411882.aspx If you find issues related to SP2, post them as…

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Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 6

Some days ago Update Rollup 6 was released for Exchange 2010 SP1 The Exchange team blog posted some short info around it, check for the comments. Most of the time the comments are valuable information regarding issues, if there are any.. http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/10/28/released-update-rollup-6-for-exchange-server-2010-sp1.aspx Download http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27849 KB Info http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2608646 For automatically stop and start the services, check the script at this link, it could be helpful http://blogs.technet.com/b/jribeiro/archive/2010/06/28/sample-script-to-disable-and-enable-forefront-service-during-exchange-patching.aspx Before installing it, make sure you have done some test deployments into test environment. Now, let’s wait for an announcement regarding SP2…

Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 5

Today Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2007 SP3 Read about what the update roll will fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530488 (the link doesn’t seem right, check the download link below, it points to UR3..) Download link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27552 Make sure you deploy this update into a test environment before deploying it into production! Leave feedback around the update in the comments field, thanks

Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 RTM lifecycle

The article is currently updated 9th of September. It seems that Exchange 2010 RTM lifecycle is ending at the 11th of October. So it’s time to update the customer environments at this time so you’re not running out of support. Exchange 2010 SP1 can be found here. Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2615653/

Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Released: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 SP1 and Exchange 2007 SP3

  Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 SP1 and Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2007 SP3 have been released. Have a look at the team blog here: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2011/03/08/458566.aspx For downloading the UR3 Exchange 2010 SP1 directly, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413b8979-76b8-4be4-a18b-015d025eb368&displaylang=en KB for what issues have been fixed in the update rollup http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2492690 For downloading the UR3 Exchange 2007 SP3 directly, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=17615f50-8a56-428c-bc1a-629795692da1&displaylang=en KB for what issues have been fixed in the update rollup http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2492691 Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is currently scheduled to release in…

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