Monthly Archives: August 2010

Auto-tagging in Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 includes the ability for administrators to define retention policies to control how long items are allowed to remain inside user mailboxes before Exchange will automatically take action to move or remove the items. A retention policy is composed … Continue reading

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The meaning of events 4113 and 4114 to Exchange 2010 SP1

One of the lesser discussed updates included in Exchange 2010 SP1 is the addition of database redundancy monitoring by the Microsoft Exchange Replication service. This occurs for databases that are in a Database Availability Group (DAG) and is intended to … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 SP1 reaches RTM status

Microsoft declared that Exchange 2010 SP1 had attained a sufficiently high standard of code and features to warrant release to manufacturing (RTM) on Monday, August 23. This decision was reached by the development team “war room” after the customers who … Continue reading

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On Abbey Island

Unlike the impression that many have of Irish people, I have never spent much time getting to know the Ring of Kerry. In fact, I’ve always regarded it as a route much beloved of tourists and therefore cluttered with tourist … Continue reading

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Freeing up disk space after Exchange 2010 installations

If the disk where you installed the Exchange 2010 binaries seems a little clogged after the installation, you can relieve some of the pressure by cleaning up files that the Exchange 2010 installation leaves behind after it’s complete. The installation … Continue reading

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Cmdlet extension agents in Exchange 2010

If you execute the Get-CmdletExtensionAgent cmdlet on an Exchange 2010 server and then select the name of the output objects, you’ll see something like this: Name —- Admin Audit Log Agent Scripting Agent OAB Resources Management Agent Provisioning Policy Agent … Continue reading

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Controlling EWS access in Exchange 2010 SP1

Another example of a late-breaking change in Exchange 2010 SP1 that causes authors to tear their hair out (if they have any) is the new ability to control access to Exchange Web Services (EWS) on an organization-wide or user-specific basis. … Continue reading

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Preparation continues for the Exchange 2010 SP1 training in October

As I have posted on before, Paul Robichaux and I will be leading two three-day Exchange 2010 SP1 training events in the Doubletree Guest Suites in Boston (October 13-15) and at the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel (October 18-20). I guess those … Continue reading

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Ballyconneely photo used by Go Ireland

Go Ireland is the web site run by Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) to help visitors find places to stay and see in Ireland. They run regular photo competitions, one of which I entered in 2008 when we were living … Continue reading

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Back to Lansdowne Road

Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish rugby since 1872 ( was reopened to rugby as the Aviva stadium last Saturday, July 31. I’m proud to say that I was there as a member of the IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) … Continue reading

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