Exchange 2010

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Workarounds for Exchange issues caused by iOS 6.1

Apple has done it again.  Yet another iOS release is causing major issues when a device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc) running it connects to Exchange via ActiveSync.  Microsoft and Apple are working together to resolve this issue.  In the past this has usually resulted in Apple releasing a patch for iOS to resolve the issue.   Until a fix is released, Microsoft has published some workarounds here:

If you have any iOS devices connecting to Exchange in your organization at all, you'll want to pay attention to this one.

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Upgrading Exchange 2010 to Service Pack 2

Today I had my 1st "Phone Advisory" with a large customer wanting some guidance on upgrading to Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2010.   It was an excellent discussion, and even though SP2 has been out for about 6 months now, there are still many organizations of all sizes that haven't installed it yet.   If you haven't performed this upgrade yet, here are a few things to help you through it.


First I'd recommend reviewing this TechNet article, it covers most of what you need to know.


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Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Released!

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NDR "550 5.7.1 Submission has been disabled for this account" during migration from Exchange 2003 to 2010

Here's an interesting issue you may run into when migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.   E-mails passing through the Exchange 2010 Hub Transport role may bounce back with a Non-Delivery Report (NDR) with the SMTP code 550 5.7.1 that says something like "Submission has been disabled for this account."

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Microsoft releases Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2010!

Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2010 was released today!


Check out the new features here:


Download it here:


Or read the announcement from the Exchange Team here:


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Storage choices when virtualizing Exchange.

Alex Fontana over on the VMware blogs posted a great article on choosing between virtual disks (VMDK files) and Raw-device Mappings (RDM) when virtualizing an Exchange server.   Check it out here:

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Mass deletion of databases on an Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group.

Last week I showed you a script that I wrote to create a mass amount of databases and database copies on an Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group (DAG).   Since that script was a work in progress, I needed to test it again.  This meant I needed to get rid of most of the databases it created the first time I ran it.  To do this, I used the same .csv file to create the databases, and just removed the databases from the list that I didn't want deleted.   Then I ran this script I called rmdb.ps1:

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Automating mass Exchange 2010 database creation with PowerShell.

A few weeks ago, I showed you my solution to creating a mass amount of disks with PowerShell and diskpart, for future use as Exchange 2010 database and log drives.   I finally had time to go back and create the databases for this environment.   In this environment, I had 4 Exchange 2010 servers with the Mailbox (MB) role on them, all part of the same Database Availability Group (DAG).   I needed to create a total of 97 databases, and 376 database copies in this DAG.   To do this, I wrote the following script I called "dbcreate.ps1"

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Configuring 193 disks in under 2 minutes with PowerShell and diskpart.

Today at work I had to partition, format, and label, 193 disks, in Server 2008 R2. Each disk was a LUN on an EMC SAN. The server is an HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server Blade.


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