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Determining the Exchange Version - without using Get-ExchangeServer - Update 2013

This is an update of my post Determining the Exchange Version - without using Get-ExchangeServer, from April 25, 2012. Since then, Exchange 2013 has been released! I've had several requests from people who are not PowerShell scripters to update that...
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Determining the Exchange Version - without using Get-ExchangeServer

If you write lots of Exchange scripts (as I do), and have several different versions of Exchange on which you need to run those scripts (as I do); you soon see the need for being able to determine what version of Exchange a particular server is running...

Exchange 2003 FE Servers vs. Server 2008 Active Directory

I spent eight hours over the last two days figuring out an interesting - but weird - problem. Once I figured out the problem, correcting it was a simple matter. I'll just give you the problem description and then the solution. Hopefully it will save...

Antivirus Exclusions and Windows

In December of 2007, I made two posts: File Level Antivirus for Exchange and Information Store Antivirus for Exchange . Since that time, there is no question that with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 (and the ongoing advancement of various Internet-based...

MAPI in the registry (Or, setting the "use HTTP first" boxes via VBScript)

First off, I didn't use PowerShell because I use the script in this article as a login script - and while I'm sure that the Windows Scripting Host is installed everywhere, I can't be sure that PowerShell is installed everywhere. It will be...
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Exchange Server Caches and Their Lifetimes

In this post , I discussed the various ways that Exchange Server accesses Active Directory. In large environments, Exchange Server has the capability of stressing the domain controllers (especially global catalog servers) that it uses, based on the number...
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