Recovering An Exchange 2007 Server…

Let’s say that your only exchange server, which hosts all the roles have died and you need to build a new exchange server. In order to have a working server, follow the steps. Build a new server with the same operating system and drives. Give it the same name as the dead one. Reset the

Changing The Recipient Type Of Exchange 2007 Mailbox…

Let’s say that you are new to Exchange 2007 and has created ConferenceRoom as a user mailbox rather than a room one. Do you need to delete it and create a new one with the same name? No. You don’t have to do that! We can use the shell to change the type of the

Getting A List Of All Resource Mailboxes In 2007…

Exchange 2007 brings in the concept of resource mailboxes – room and equipment mailboxes. The AD accounts associated with these mailboxes will be disabled automatically for security. You can see the resource mailboxes in the EMC along with all other mailboxes. You can also set filtering to list only resource mailboxes in the console. But,

Build Numbers & Release Dates For Exchange Server…

I came across a Microsoft KB article which specifies all exchange versions so far, their build numbers and release dates. Pretty cool info.. Check it here According to the article, Exchange 2000 has a build number of 6, 2003 with 6.5 and the new 2007 with 8.

No Recovery Storage Group In Exchange 2010…

If you were following my blog, you would have noticed that storage groups have been removed from Exchange 2010. Hence, it would be no surprise that 2010 doesn’t have a recovery storage group. RSG has been replaced by Recovery Database in 2010. The recovery database is not tied to any server or database as such.

Number Of Databases In Exchange 2010…

Exchange 2007 gave us a maximum of 50 storage groups and 50 databases. Exchange 2010 allows us to have a maximum of 150 databases mounted at the same time on a single server and storage groups have been removed. Although each server can have only 150 databases mounted at a given time, this limit does

No Storage Groups In Exchange 2010…

That is right. Storage groups are gone! Exchange 2010 has only mailbox databases and they are organizational objects in EMC. The mailbox databases are placed in the Organization Configuration ->Mailbox location in the console rather than the server level in exchange 2007. The database names has to be unique through out the exchange organization as

What’s New In Exchange 2010 Disclaimer?

Exchange 2007 makes use of transport rules in order to tag emails with a company disclaimer. But, the 2007 transport rules only allow us to add plain text as a disclaimer. It does not allow us to pull the user info from AD (like Office, Company, Phone Number) and add it in the disclaimer. Exchange

Much More Options For Resource Mailboxes In Exchange 2010…

In Exchange 2007, the only tab that we have in a resource mailbox properties is the “Resource Information” and only resource capacity & a custom property could be set in EMC. The custom property has to be created using the shell in the first place. In Exchange 2010, administrators have been given a number of

Specifying A Mailbox Database Is Optional In Exchange 2010…

A mailbox database has to be specified while creating a new mailbox user in Exchange 2007 Server whether you use the console or shell. If you don’t select a mailbox database (even if you have only one), the wizard will prompt you to select a database. In Exchange 2010, this behaviour has been changed. You