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Deploying Exchange ActiveSync – kb 817379 explanation

Deploying Exchange ActiveSync to sync mobile devices is more of a cakewalk in Exchange 2007… More »

Exchange 2007 Clustering – Know How !!!

Exchange 2007 comes with 4 types of clustering high availability features!!! No doubt CCR being the favourite among admins nowadays… Decide on your own !!! More »

Restore Database of Server A to Server B

In Exchange, it a known issue that we cannot mount or restore database of one server to another. The Database Portability feature in makes it possible in Exchange 2007 but for Exchange 2003 there is a procedure to tackle this situation.

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Is Offline defrag worth it ???

Ive seen in the past that its a normal practice of Exchange admins to perform offline defrag aka eseutil /d on exchange databases.

But, is it really worth the time taken and downtime planned ?? More »

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is out !!!!

Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be more productive and access their information anywhere and anytime while providing a messaging system that enables rich, efficient access to e-mail, calendar items, voice mail, and contacts. More »

Event id: 9667 – When database reaches maximum limit of named properties or replica identifiers

UPDATE 30/07/2010: See Enhancements in Exchange 2007 SP2 for Named Props Quota

So what is this Named Property anyways ???

Most objects for MAPI specification are represented as properties which are PropIDs.

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Using Exchange Management Shell to Export mailbox data in Exchange Server 2007

The export mailbox feature in Exchange 2007 replaces Exmerge, a handy tool in legacy versions of Exchange. More »

Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery – How To ???

Disaster recovery is the process or procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of messaging infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. More »

List of Powershell cmdlets for Exchange 2007

Though many people love Powershell, few still hate it. This one is for all those old schools who love it as a refresher, and for the lazy new to book mark it 😀 More »

Blackberry administrator BESAdmin Account send as permission vanish from a domain level

This is to address and issue with missing permissions for a Blackberry Admin aka BESAdmin

BESAdmin is the account used to administer Blackberry Enterprise Server christened so by Blackberry.
If any user in the organisation needs to use their Blackberry device, the account
which is administrating the Blackberry Enterprise server needs to be granted SEND AS Permission for the user account.

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Bad Checksum on Exchange Database

A Bad checksum error on an Exchange Database indicates a database corruption. If you notice the same, consider moving mailboxes ASAP if the stores are still mounted or perform a repair if it went down.

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Using Recovery Storage Group to Mount a Blank Database and Merge Data

Using Recovery Storage Group feature in E2K3, you can mount a second copy of an Exchange database on the same server as the original mailbox store, or on any other Exchange server that is in the same administrative group. You can use the Recovery Storage Group feature to recover mailbox data without having to install or configure a separate Exchange recovery server.

This article contains information about using Recovery Storage Group feature to swap the database and merge mailbox data often known as Dial tone recovery.

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Exchange Database Recovery – Using eseutil commands

The real job of an exchange administrator is to maintain high availability when it comes to a messaging environment.

Below mentioned processes are not done on a day to day basis, but understanding how the process works is mandatory for every exchange administrator.

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Online and Offline Defragmentation – What it does ??

Online defragmentation is an automated defragmentation process as a part of its scheduled maintenance which we specify on a mailbox store level in ESM where the actual database size remains the same wherein Offline defragmentation is the process we use to shrink the database size removing white spaces using the eseutil /d switch.

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Whats more important – Users per server or Database Size or End user Mailbox Size ????

In Exchange, normally a lot of of emphasize is given to users per server and storage group. Why would that be ???

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