Monthly Archives: September 2010

Connecting to Exchange 2010 with PowerShell


One of Microsoft’s goals for Exchange 2010 is to provide administrators with the ability to manage servers from workstations without requiring the installation of the Exchange 2010 management components. Obviously some pre-requisites exist in that PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote … Continue reading

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The very useful ExFolders utility


Amongst the features deprecated (others would say “amputated”) from Exchange 2010 is support for the WebDAV (or just plain “DAV”) interface. Exchange 2000 was the first version to support WebDAV and at the time, it seemed that WebDAV would become … Continue reading

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I miss the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC)!


Update March 6, 2012: Well, the lobbying has succeeded and Microsoft has announced that they are bringing back MEC. You can get more information from MECisBack.com or read my take on the new MEC on WindowsITPro.com. ———- I first attended … Continue reading

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Granting write permission for calendar sharing with OWA 2010


The calendar sharing feature introduced in Outlook Web App 2010 (OWA) allows a user to grant access to their calendar to another user. To access the option, click on the Share option when in the Calendar and then on Share … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Explained – A good guide


Cloud Computing is all the rage these days but people tend to think about their own piece of the IT spectrum when it comes to considering how cloud computing will affect the industry. I guess that’s natural. In any case, … Continue reading

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Eight essential aspects influencing the publication of good technical books


A recent remark in a LinkedIn.com forum stated “Please do not use Microsoft Press and “Technical Editing” in the same sentence. Have you ever seen the 1st editions of the Technical books?” I believe that the general thrust of the … Continue reading

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Odd seeding behavior for an Exchange 2010 database copy


I run a virtual Exchange 2010 environment on my HP Elitebook 8530w laptop (8GB memory, SSD for the VM files). Usually things run along without a hitch but sometimes the USB connection to the SSD experiences a mild panic attack … Continue reading

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Active Directory book available for iPad or iPhone


While I use a 3GS iPhone, I must admit that I have not gotten into iPad. Maybe I’ll do so after Apple upgrades the device to V2.0, whenever that might be. In any case, I was intrigued to find that … Continue reading

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Accessing Exchange 2010 mailbox move history data


By default, the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) keeps the last two logs for moves performed on a mailbox.  Each log occupies approximately 300KB and, if desired, you can increase the number of logs that MRS keeps by editing … Continue reading

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Extracting the Exchange 2010 version number for a server


I was asked me the other day what the best method is to retrieve information about the build version for Exchange 2010 that’s installed on a server. There are two ways of approaching the problem. You can either fetch the … Continue reading

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