Advanced Exchange Server Monitoring with v6.1 of Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds® has reached yet another milestone by launching the latest version of Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Before we get in to the details of what comes with the new release, we just want to remind you that SAM has a broad coverage for monitoring over 150+ applications. It also provides monitoring capabilities for select SMEs (DBAs and Exchange admins)...

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Ensure the surety of Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication at times of need!

The ‘replication’ feature from Microsoft Exchange Server enables high availability for Exchange Server data. With replication, a duplicate copy of the database is stored at a remote location, and data from this database can be used in the course of planned or unplanned downtime. However, this feature is useful only when it runs without issues. Exchange is one of those...

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Migrating and Co-Existence between Messaging Systems

Most of the time, migrating environments means learning how to find a balance between your messaging platforms. IBM and Microsoft provide tools to reduce the impact of using both systems, however this is not enough to proactively manage both environments. The inspiration for this article is based on some interesting discussions I found on migrating from Domino to Exchange and...

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Implement a Secure Messaging System Migration

There are various challenges you can face when planning a migration, and it can be a struggle to ensure security and effectiveness while maintaining productivity and avoiding major issues. This Atos Case Study is the story of how one of our Partners successfully conducted a migration for their customer, a major bank (with confidential financial information tightly integrated into its messaging system)....

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System Center Service Manager Connector 3.0 for Exchange released

Originally released in 2011, the Service Manager connector for Exchange has been updated to version 3.0. This version fixes several bugs and improves the functionality. The Exchange connector helps automate routing of end-user requests sent through email. From the description: Exchange Connector connects Service Manager to Exchange for processing incoming emails related to work items. Once Exchange Connector has been...

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Apple iOS 6 – Microsoft Exchange Calendaring Issue

A bug has surfaced for iOS 6 users under some specific circumstances. It appears that several companies first reported in late September and it has escalated in recent weeks. It centers around meeting cancellation notices, which get broadcasted to all invitees not just the organizer. As posted to the Apple Support forum thread,https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4351951, Microsoft and Apple appear to already working...

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The Microsoft Exchange Server and How It Works

One of the most widely used and reliable messaging servers present today is the Microsoft Exchange Server. It is utilised by a large number of organisations and companies around the world through the usage of Microsoft communication solutions. Introduced in 1993 as an evolution of the former XENIX system, it has gone from strength to strength with the Exchange Server...

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In the midst of the Office 2013 announcement, Microsoft outs Exchange 2013, too

In the post Microsoft unveils the new Office – preview available right now! you read about Microsoft announcing the next version of Microsoft Office including a public preview program. But, even though Office took the bulk of the spotlight, a public preview of Microsoft Exchange 2013 was also quietly pushed out the door. You can download the preview here: Microsoft...

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Update Windows Server 2000 to 2003 w/ Exchange 2000

In this article we will update a Primary Domain Controller with windows 2000 and a Exchange 2000 Server to Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 Setup: VMware Workstation with: 1 Windows 2000 Server (Primary Domain Controller) SP 4 Is installed 1 Windows 2000 Server (Exchange 2000 Server) SP 3 is Installed 1 Windows XP Pro Workstation (Outlook 2003 Installed) Primary Domain...

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Use PowerShell’s Move-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet to transfer CMS to a passive cluster node

As you must already realize that you can’t be an Exchange 2007 administrator without knowing or learning PowerShell. As you have to use PowerShell to accomplish some of the tasks and for some tasks even though you can do it in EMC (Exchange Management Console) but Microsoft recommend that you do it through Exchange Cmdlet. If you manage Exchange 2007...

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PowerShell cmdlets to work with Distribution group in Exchange 2007–Be careful the difference between AD and Exchange

Here are a few cmdlets to work with distribution group in exchange 2007 New-DistributionGroup – Creates a new distribution group Set-DistributionGroup – Set Properties on a distribution group Get-DistributionGroup – Retrieves properties of a distribution group Remove-DistributionGroup – Deletes a distribution group … If you want to work with DynamicDistributionGroup, just replace DistributionGroup with DynamicDistributionGroup. As always you can get...

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