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  • Exchange Server 2013 Gotchas

    Exchange Server 2013 reached RTM a couple of months ago and has since reached General Availability (GA). In my personal opinion, Exchange 2013 RTM is not ready for prime time. Microsoft made a decision to release all of Wave 15 (Office desktop applications and servers) at the same time; as well as release...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 01-06-2013
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 / PowerShell 3.0 and Exchange

    In the last few days, Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF 3.0) has begun appearing in Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), and on Configuration Manager Software Update Points. This basically means that Microsoft is now suggesting that WMF 3.0 be installed...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 12-13-2012
  • Wave 15 reaches RTM, including Exchange 2013

    Wave 15 of Office products reached the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) stage today, October 11, 2012 (10/11/12 - heh). These products include Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and Microsoft Office 2013. Note that RTM, also known as "code-complete", means that development...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 10-11-2012
  • Installing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

    Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 was released-to-web on Monday (December 5, 2011). Containing literally hundreds of code corrections since service pack 1, plus several significant new features, service pack 2 is an important new release. I will not attempt to cover all of its details, that has been done...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 12-07-2011
  • Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 and Required Hotfixes

    As you are probably aware, Exchange 2010 service pack 1 was released last week, on the Internet (a so-called RTW [release to web] by Microsoft) at the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog . The release posting was The Future of Exchange Starts Here: Exchange Server 2010 SP 1 Is Now Available . In my opinion...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 08-30-2010
  • Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #4

    Public Folder Contacts Can't Replicate If you have a public folder contact that includes an e-mail address, there is also an e-mail address type field that is associated with every e-mail address. Note: You cannot see this e-mail address type field by default - but it's still there. To view it...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 05-11-2010
  • Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #3

    The TrustedInstaller - Isn't. Generally, when applying patches (whether service packs or hotfixes or rollups), the installation process will automatically acquire all the necessary permissions - if the user executing the process CAN acquire those permissions. This is especially relevant under Server...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 04-22-2010
  • Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #2

    Incoming e-mail CAN'T come in! This issue is not exclusive to Exchange 2010 - it also exists in Exchange 2007. The default receive connector created by the Exchange setup process does not include permissions to include "Anonymous users" on the default server permission group. Microsoft...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 04-14-2010
  • Exchange 2010 Gotcha - #1

    As I work through migrations to Exchange Server 2010 with my various clients, I'm developing a list of Exchange 2010 "gotchas". Not necessarily things that are earth-shattering, but do have the potential to be surprising to administrators. Gotcha #1 revolves around the fact that an Offline...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 03-30-2010
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