Change Email Routing Using Exchange Cost In Exchange 2010…

Almost all are aware of the fact that Exchange 2010 uses AD Sites and Services information to route emails from one AD site to another. All site links will have a default AD cost of 100. Smaller companies might leave the configuration as it is, as they will only have a single site in most [...]

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Exchange 2010 Sessions From TechEd North America 2011…

Below are the Exchange related sessions from TechEd North America 2011. Definitely worth watching! EXL309 Microsoft Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365: Migration Case Study (John Logan, Danny Kim, Ann Vu) EXL310 Microsoft Exchange Online in Microsoft Office 365: Simple Migration Live! (Ram Poornalingam) EXL311 Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365: How to Set [...]

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Version 16.4 Of Exchange 2010 Storage Calculator Released…

Microsoft has silently updated the most used tool by Exchange architects, the Exchange 2010 Storage Calculator. The latest version is 16.4 and has virtualization support as part of the input. A new sheet called “Distribution” has been added to the file, which has server failover simulations, option to export primary database lists, database copy lists, [...]

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Setting Default OU For Distribution Groups In Exchange 2010…

As an Exchange administrator, you can set the default OU in which you want all newly created distribution groups to be stored. This may not be appealing for bigger companies, as they tend to have a complex OU structure and there will be more than one OU that holds the distribution groups. For a smaller [...]

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Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging & DAG Members Supported On Hyper-V…

Microsoft have changed their support statement on virtualizing unified messaging role and running DAG members on hypervisor based clustered hosts. The updated statement is summarized below. Unified Messaging server role (2010 SP1) is now supported in a virtualized environment. Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database availability groups (DAGs)) with hypervisor-based clustering, high availability or [...]

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Configuring Hierarchical Address Book In Exchange 2010…

Hierarchical Address Book (HAB) is a new feature introduced in Exchange 2010 and only comes into action when Outlook 2010 is used. All of us are used to the traditional address book model. With HAB, users can browse recipients by using Organizational hierarchy. Once properly configured, HAB gives a true picture of the company structure [...]

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Changing Help URLs In Exchange 2010…

By default, the Help urls in Exchange 2010 points to help.outlook.com where there isn’t much information regarding on-premise Exchange deployment. Some companies might have their own SharePoint site where help files are located. For example, a company can publish their Helpdesk details in Outlook Web App and Exchange Control Panel so that a user can [...]

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Stripping Internal Exchange Organization Info From NDRs Sent To Remote Domains…

The default “remote domains” setting in Exchange 2010 allows non-delivery reports (NDRs) to be sent to all remote domains. These error message will contain internal Exchange Organization information like the server names, IP addresses, AD domain name etc. What if you are security conscious and what to strip those information from the NDRs and yet [...]

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Customizing Remote Domain Settings In Exchange 2010…

Remote domains tab in the exchange management console is one that most Exchange administrators skip or pay less attention to. I am not sure whether it is because they don’t know what is possible or are happy with the default values. Remote domains tab in Exchange 2010 come with a default setting for all remote [...]

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Exchange 2010 Management Console And IE9 Issue…

I came across this today! When I try to close the Exchange Management Console (2010 SP1), it brings up the following dialog box and the only way to come out is to kill mmc.exe from the task manager. “You must close all dialog boxes before you can close Exchange Management Console” A quick google says [...]

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