Category Archives: Exchange 2010

Exchange Server Troubleshooting Companion eBook now available


I’ve been spending a lot of time on Office 365 recently, so it was nice to have the opportunity to work on an Exchange on-premises book for a change. I’m delighted to say that MVPs Paul Cunningham and Andrew Higginbotham … Continue reading

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Exchange’s underappreciated single-page patching capability


I really like single page patching, the facility first introduced in Exchange 2010 to enable a database to detect that a database page is corrupt and to retrieve replacement data from another database copy. It’s one of those elegant pieces of functionality … Continue reading

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The scourge of autosignatures


Have you ever wondered just how much valuable storage is occupied in email databases by totally useless autosignature content? You know, logos and other tasteful adornments to the bottom of email, repeated ad nausem on every message, internal and external, … Continue reading

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Write some code and you can influence DAG failovers (for now anyway…)


A recent debate on the Exchange 2013 (unofficial) Facebook group started off with the question “can I built my own failover criteria in a DAG?” and pointed to the TechNet page on Active Manager. The debate began with sheer denials, … Continue reading

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Exchange Unwashed Digest – January 2015


January 2015 proved to be quite a varied month in my Exchange Unwashed blog on WindowsITPro.com.  Everything from technology transfer from the cloud, new mobile clients, some issues I had with Delve, the new Office for Windows, and Azure witness servers, … Continue reading

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Brick backups and Exchange – not recommended


I was recently asked whether a company should invest in brick-level backup for Exchange 2010. This request came as quite a surprise because I hadn’t run into anyone who was interested in this kind of technology for a number of … Continue reading

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