Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 2, 10:00AM PST, we are hosting a Live Meeting presentation for System Center influencers on “Managing the New Mail Infrastructure: What you need to know about System Center for Exchange 2010,” presented by Leslie Kitz, Microsoft Product Manager.
Join information is available on the System Center Influencers Program portal. Members of the program will need to log into the Connect site to access the Live Meeting join information.
This Live Meeting presentation is exclusive to members of the Influencer Program. Not a member? Visit the program information page on TechNet to learn more and apply to join.
Abstract: System Center increases Exchange availability to help you meet your SLAs. Hear about the new Operations Manager MP for Exchange 2010, which offers deeper, more granular monitoring than its predecessor. See why Data Protection Manager 2010 complements Exchange’s native resiliency and is the right back-up solution for Exchange 2010.
Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : Live Meeting for Influencers: System Center for Exchange 2010 on 12.2.09 at 10:00 am PST
The big news today is that Exchange 2010 is now code complete. The senior leadership team has signed off on the final code, and it has been sent to early adopters for a final look before its public release. This Release To Manufacturing (RTM) milestone means we are well on our way to general availability and launch at TechEd Europe in November. For those of you attending TechEd in Berlin this year, be sure to visit the Exchange booth and tell them what you think of the product. I caught some of you on video with Crystal Flores at TechEd US earlier this year…Crystal will be looking for more of you in Berlin in a few weeks. If you can’t join in person, tune in via the Web (www.thenewefficiency.com) to be part of the launch.
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You are invited to take beta exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration.
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Just sticking this here as a placeholder for myself. I’ve had the occasion to need to do offline defrags of the Exchange private store onto a different drive due to the drive where the private store having too little space. Microsoft has some great documentation on using the eseutil, but their scenarios don’t include scripts for automating or scheduling after hours offline defrags.
As I have to perform additional offline defrags, I’ll post more scripts that have been tested to work so you can simply drop the script in a directory and schedule it to run with the operating system.
* Batch file for performing an offline defrag to another drive letter. The private store is installed on the D: drive and is being pushed to the Y: drive in the exchdefrag directory.
eseutil /d /p "d:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb" /t"Y:\exchdefrag\tempdfg.edb"
I’ve had to do this a lot recently, so I thought I’d make a permanent place-holder for the information on how to manipulate the server registry to allow Exchange 2003 to work with an Information Store larger than 14GB. Exchange 2003 SP2 added the ability to configure database size limits.
To modify the size limits for either the mailbox/private store or the public store… On the computer that is running Exchange 2003 SP2, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. Click one of the following registry subkeys, as appropriate for the store that you want to increase:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. In the New Value #1 box, type Database Size Limit in Gb, and then press ENTER. Right-click Database Size Limit in Gb, and then click Modify. Click Decimal, and then type an integer from 1 to 75 in the Value data box.
- For a mailbox store, click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\Server name\Private-Mailbox Store GUID
- For a public folder store, click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\Server name\Public-Public Store GUID
Note These integer values represent the maximum size of the database in gigabytes (GB). For example, a value of 75 represents a database that has a maximum size of 75 GB. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor. Restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. To do this, follow these steps:
Examine the Application log to verify that the database size has been set successfully. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
- At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop msexchangeis
- After the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service has stopped successfully, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net start msexchangeis
- Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr, and then click OK.
- In the Event Viewer tool, click Application.
- Double-click event ID 1216 to verify that the database size has been set successfully.
Ever have Exchange remote connectivity problems that you just couldn’t diagnose – particularly for Windows Mobile devices?
I’m not sure how long this site has been up, but Microsoft has a beta site that allows you to enter remote information for your Exchange implementation, and it will try to connect and diagnose the situation. This really saved me some time today, after I just happened onto it.
Check it out:
Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer
If it finds problems with your remote connectivity, it will show you the steps in the process and flag the step that failed. Then, it will give you a link to a page that tells you how to fix the issue.
Do you use Outlook Notes like I do, but are frustrated that Microsoft didn’t include the ability to synch your Notes with Exchange?
Here’s a utility/app that should help minimize your frustrations: