Category Archives: Exchange 2010

Exchange development, a view from 2 years ago

Two years ago Tony Redmond spoke with Perry Clarke, the development chief for Exchange (both on-premises and cloud) to discuss the current state of Exchange and how its technology was likely to evolve. We know how the influence of the cloud has affected the way that product development occurs and how quickly things now happen. Indeed it is interesting to look back on how Exchange has evolved in the period.

Evening IT Club: show must go on #17

Hello everyone in 2015!
our Evening IT club keeps meeting every first or second Wednesday of month locally in our Atea office and via Skype/Lync.
I’d like to thank all of 26 members of the last meeting in December and would be glad to see you again at the upcoming Wednesday February 4, 2015 16:30.

New meeting topics are:

  • “Upgrading Exchange 2010 to 2013, tough (: experience” by Morten; and
  • “Migration from Google Apps to Exchange Online” by me, based on a recently completed project, and we think to continue with this topic at next meeting.

As always – we are glad to meet new members, feel free to request Lync meeting url/office address below (comments are hidden by default, but I surely see them).

Exchange 2013 Migration jumps & tags

Currently I’m involved in and generally lead a large-scale infrastructure upgrade project for one of our customers.
Not disclosing any particular names, I’ll bring in a pattern and tactics we implemented.
(However, our MeetUp co-participants, and also Wednesday Evening meetings friends already heard some technical details on the project, and we’re gonna discuss more of details next time. Anybody wishing to participate in those – You are welcome to join us.)

So the ground starting picture was following:

  • Windows 2003 AD Domain,
  • 3 Exchange 2010 SP1, two pairs of Mailbox databases/Public Folders databases instances.
  • 1 Exchange 2003 with a Public Folders database and a couple of system mailboxes.
  • Exchange 2010 was recently published with IIS ARR (together with Lync Server 2013 I’ve deployed there just before the last Christmas)

The goal was to perform the entire server infrastructure to Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2013. This pretty basic-looking plan curtains a whole bunch of tiny works to do, while keeping the infrastructure up and running for daily operations.

The upgrade path I’ve designed and implemented was this:

  1. Since the Exchange 2003 is incompatible with 2013 in the same Organization – First, we had migrated all the Public Folders data, system mailboxes and RUS (Recipient Update Service) to Exchange 2010 servers. Remember to check mail-enabled Public Folders, often those lose their recipient attributes after being migrated from 2003 to 2010; regular remedy: Verify Alias, – mail-disable, – mail-enable again. Exchange Server 2003
  2. Continue reading Exchange 2013 Migration jumps & tags

All Microsoft Exchange Server versions and builds

Product name Build number Date
Exchange Server 4.0 4.0.837 04/1996 KB158530
Exchange Server 4.0 (a) 4.0.993 08/1996
Exchange Server 4.0 SP1 4.0.838 05/1996
Exchange Server 4.0 SP2 4.0.993 08/1996
Exchange Server 4.0 SP3 4.0.994 11/1996
Exchange Server 4.0 SP4 4.0.995 04/1997
Exchange Server 4.0 SP5 4.0.996 05/1998

Continue reading All Microsoft Exchange Server versions and builds

Removing last Public Folders Database

In a weeks I’ve visited our customer in a beautiful place named Sauda, Sauda, Norway

The matter of visit still has some new feeling for me – removing last Exchange 2003 servers from the organization. I remember the tasks of migrating Exchange 5.5 to 2003, and nowadays its time is gone. Do you feel anything like that? But let’s get back to the deal.

When you are removing the last Exchange 2003 from your Exchange 2007/2010 Organization – you have to clean up the old server from mailboxes and mailbox databases, as well as public folders and PF databases too. And this guide is tested on removing problematic Public Folders from Exchange 2007 in Exchange 2010 Organizations, so it’s all the way useful. Continue reading Removing last Public Folders Database

Exchange 2013 room booking details

Recently I was visiting a customer for a standard first time face-to-face meeting. The Exchange 2010 organization administrators wished to see the calendar booking details from a resource mailbox.
You know that standard feature, when despite of a default calendar-sharing policy – you still cannot see who and why has booked a room or an equipment from the Calendars. That’s normal and it’s ok. Exchange 2013 Calendar booking
Continue reading Exchange 2013 room booking details

Бесплатные семинары по Exchange 2013!

В октябре я приезжаю из Норвегии в Россию на некоторое время, после чего вернусь обратно.
А поскольку вчера возвестили о выпуске триального Exchange Server 2013 – о нем и будет несколько заключительных семинаров. Еще я успею провести 2-3 курса по Windows Server 2012.

Формат наших семинаров немного изменен, теперь все темы будут рассматриваться в один и тот же день, и на последующих встречах будет то же самое. Ну разве что кроме ваших вопросов. И да, если кому-то захочется – можно прийти второй раз. Друзья, вы будете смеяться, но наш УЦ опять переименовался, и теперь называется Hi-TECH Academy, и наш офис находится по все тому же адресу, а записаться можно по тепефонам на сайте УЦ или электропочте. Семинары проходят по средам с 18:30 до 21:30.

Темы объявляются следующие:

  • Новые инструменты Exchange 2013
  • Новая архитектура Exchange 2013
  • Упраздненные фичи предыдущего Exchange Server
  • Exchange Online и Office365

  • 17/10/2012
  • 31/10/2012
  • 14/11/2012
  • 28/11/2012

Записывайтесь заранее, наши аудитории могут не вместить всех желающих.