July 2009 - Posts
Using backup and restoration procedures for site disaster recovery as described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation library topic Backup and Restoration, can entail some downtime for users.
This white paper describes a site resiliency solution for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The solution includes an Enterprise pool that spans two geographically separate sites. The solution provides a failover mechanism between the two sites to ensure that Office Communications Server functionality such as instant messaging, presence, and conferencing remains available even if one of the sites becomes unavailable.
This white paper is divided into three main sections:
- The Solution section provides an overview of the tested and supported site resiliency solution described in this paper.
- The Test Methodology section describes the testing topology, expected behavior, and test results.
- The Findings and Recommendations section provides practical guidance for deploying your own failover solution.
To successfully follow this paper, you should have a thorough understanding of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.
Download it from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c930febb-3a44-4bf3-969d-1c52675a7063
A free book (Mastering Powershell) is avaialable (567 pages of good stuff) written by Dr Tobias Weltner (creator of PowerShell Plus).
Here are the chapters of the free book:
1. The PowerShell Console
2. Interactive PowerShell
4. Arrays and Hashtables
5. The PowerShell Pipeline
6. Using Objects
11. Finding and Avoiding Errors
12. Command Discovery and Scriptblocks
13. Text and Regular Expressions
15. The File System
16. The Registry
17. Processes, Services, Event Logs
18. Windows Management Instrumentation
19. User Management
20. Your Own Cmdlets and Extensions
Read more at source: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2009/07/17/free-powershell-v1-book-from-the-makers-of-powershell-plus.aspx
MS Exchange Team released RU 9 for Exchange SErver 2007 SP1 but keep in mind that Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is just around the corner and it will bring all updates of the current RU 9 as well.
Update Rollup 9 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP1 customers.
RU 9 KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970162
Download RU 9: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=55320be2-c65c-48bb-bab8-6335aa7d008c&displaylang=en
OCS 2007 R2 has an extensive documentation spread in different documents, one for each role/component/process you named it. So I found a link that may help you to find all of them in a single place, check this out:
Is Exchange Database going to use SQL? I have received the same question in almost all trainings that I delivered. So, the MSExchangeTeam blogged about it, check this out: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/07/16/451784.aspx