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Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 released
Published Wed, Feb 13 2013 7:33 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
This is a mandatory service pack to run Exchange 2013 in the same organization. And mandatory to run Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2012. Several other enhancements have been implemented now. So also Internet Explorer 10 is supported to use for Exchange...
Microsoft Exchange PST Capture
Published Tue, Jan 31 2012 9:20 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Now it is available. Discover PST files on your network and import it automatically into users mailboxes On-Premise or Exchange Online. Download here , and be able to stay compliant and follow your achiving and retention rules.  
Exchange Display Names as email addresses on Hybrid Environments
Published Mon, Jan 9 2012 10:41 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
If you don’t take care, that the on premise and the 365 cloud Exchange of your organization is not well connected via a dedicated TLS connection, you will get into thsi issue when user display names are shown as email addresses. Read the following article...
DNS Server service refuse name resolution on Windows Server 2008 R2
Published Fri, Jan 6 2012 11:54 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
It has been already from nearly two years ago, that under certain circumstances DNS Server service on Windows Server 2008 R2 refuse to resolve internet domain name addresses. This issue occurs if Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server is used without forwarders...
Monitoring NetApp SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft SCOM
Published Thu, Dec 8 2011 17:37 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp Reference Architect for Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Santhosh Rao, has published two very interesting articles how to monitor SnapManager and SnapDrive with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager. You should read this https://communities...
Exchange 2010 Hybrid Deployments
Published Thu, Dec 8 2011 17:02 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
With Exchange 2010 SP2 you received the new Hybrid Configuration Wizard included as an enhancement of Exchange Management Console (EMC) and with additional cmdlets on Exchange Management Shell (EMS). The new wizard will guide, verify and configure for...
What is new in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2
Published Mon, Dec 5 2011 21:16 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
… read the article on TechNet here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529924.aspx You will find some very useful features now implemented. Read carefully about Mailbox Replication Service, as it will support you now on your way to Office365...
Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 available
Published Mon, Dec 5 2011 10:44 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
You can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28190 Exchange 2010 SP2 is a complete installation software pack, so for new Exchange installations, you can use it to start with from scratch. Also when you use it for...
Recommendations on Reseeding Exchange 2010 databases
Published Thu, Dec 1 2011 22:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
When I met my former fellow Microsoft MVP, Mark Arnold, and Microsoft Technical Architect, Alex Jauch, from NetApp on Microsoft Tech-Ed 2011 in Atlanta, I was also able to watch some new achievements they have had on Exchange storage and Hyper-V Virtual...
Exchange DAG and Cluster recommended Updates
Published Wed, Nov 30 2011 17:45 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
My former Microsoft MVP fellow and well-known Microsoft Exchange Cluster Expert, Scott Schnoll, published a new blog post giving a headsup on recommended updates for Windows Failover Cluster environments with Exchange DAG implemented. It is worth reading...
Partly Cloudy and forecast for 2012
Published Tue, Nov 29 2011 10:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you may already know, there will be some essential changes with several Microsoft technologies in next version 2012 coming up. According to those changes infrastructure design will also need to be adjusted. As well dynamic computing architectures and...
Exchange for Hosters
Published Tue, Aug 30 2011 16:05 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you know, this feature was removed from the current version of Exchange. There are some features back with Exchange 2010 SP1 back not as we had it in the past with legacy versions. Now with Exchange 2010 SP2 we will get back functionality on a standard...
Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List
Published Wed, Aug 17 2011 10:40 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A comprehensive all exclusion list for Windows Server Systems has been published on TechNet Wiki. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx  
Active Directory .local domain design and the Cloud
Published Sun, Aug 14 2011 12:51 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
In the past many IT architects designed the Active Directory namespace with .local domain. Even Microsoft distribute their best practises to not design this way but use common domain namespace. Many administrators argued to be more save with a .local...
Do not continue to rollout Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 4
Published Wed, Jul 13 2011 23:08 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
There is a big issue with this Rollup and you should not deploy it on your Exchange environement. The Microsoft Exchange Team is working on it and will provide a fix on Rollup 5 to be expected in August. More details here .
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Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 4 released
Published Wed, Jun 22 2011 22:52 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
for download here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0b55e26a-e969-4692-a0f3-36680bd49b01 For those of you running Forefront Security for Exchange, disable ForeFront by using this command: fscutility /disable, before you install...
Update 1 Rollup 4 for TMG 2010 SP1
Published Thu, Jun 16 2011 20:35 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
… get the newest rollup here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2517957/en-us There should be no reboot required from my experiences installing the Rollup on several TMG. Just TMG services are going to restart. To apply the rollup takes only a few minutes...
Kerberos Authentication for Outlook Clients
Published Thu, Jun 2 2011 14:28 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
In his article, Hendrik Walter explains how to enable Kerberos Authentication for Outlook Client connecting to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 and later. It is not so difficult as you would expect, therefore take your time and read his value article. http:/...
Scott Schnoll’s - Exchange 2010 HA Misconceptions Addressed
Published Tue, May 31 2011 22:07 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
You should not miss this detailed information http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/05/31/exchange-2010-high-availability-misconceptions-addressed.aspx  
Forefront TMG will not be continued
Published Fri, May 27 2011 19:21 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Microsoft confirmed to Gardner recently, that the Microsoft Forefront Thread Management Gateway will not continue with a new full version. Not to continue with an edge protection solution, should be based on a strategic decision at Microsoft, not to compete...
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