How to do your top Exchange Server 2003 recipient tasks in Exchange Server 2007

The MSExchage team has shown us five activities of ADUC/Exchange2003 Admins and how they will be executed on Exchange Server 2007. In Exchange 2003, Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) was the place to go for recipient management. This was frustrating to some, as it was a management environment totally separate from the Exchange system management console. In Exchange 2007, this recipient management functionality has been integrated back into the Exchange management tools, both in Exchange management shell and in Exchange management console. Read more at source: Ice Rocket : Exchange 2007, admin tasks

Windows PowerShell Release Candidate 2

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Windows PowerShell RC2, the command line shell and scripting language that helps IT Professionals achieve greater productivity and control of system administration. Using a new admin-focused scripting language and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell accelerates automation. Windows PowerShell is easy to adopt, learn, and use, because it works with existing IT infrastructure and scripting tools. This Release Candidate 2 of Windows PowerShell addresses numerous customer requests based on their evaluation of Beta3 and RC1 including: · Direct ADSI support to allow IT Pros to more easily administer Active Directory· Improved support for … Continue reading Windows PowerShell Release Candidate 2

Exchange 2007 PowerPoint Slides available

I read today in the website of fellow MVP Daniel Petri ( a note about Exchange Server 2007 presentation that were displayed by Ronen Gabbay in Microsoft Israel. We can download this PPT with 59 slides in the following link Ice Rocket : Daniel Petri, Exchange 2007, PowerPoint

Messaging Hygiene at Microsoft

Detailed discussion on how Microsoft IT manages the large quantities of unwanted e-mail (a.k.a. spam) and malware-infected messages in its inbound Internet e-mail traffic. You can download it at

Property Sets in Exchange Server 2007

Previous versions of Exchange did not rely on the usage of property sets to a great extent for applying permissions in the domain partition. While this was not an issue in typical deployments, this became an issue for distributed environments that delegated all tasks. Administrators in these environments had to assign permissions for a multitude of attributes for mail recipients, so that appropriate tasks could be delegated using a least privilege access model. Depending on the version of the Active Directory servers, this could have lead to a serious bloat in the Access Control Lists, thus increasing the size of … Continue reading Property Sets in Exchange Server 2007

Why Exchange Server 2003 will not run on the x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

Microsoft released a new article explaining about why we cannot install Exchange Server 2003 on x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003. It follows the More Information section of the article 924046 below: The x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 seamlessly support the running of 32-bit programs. However, on the x64-based versions of Windows, all the kernel mode components must be native 64-bit components. Therefore, all drivers must be 64-bit components. User mode 32-bit programs are run under Windows on WOW64. WOW64 is the 32-bit emulator. However, Exchange Server 2003 will not even be installed correctly under WOW64. The primary reason … Continue reading Why Exchange Server 2003 will not run on the x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003

2007 Microsoft Office System Migration Guidance: Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager (Preview)

The Office Migration Planning Manager is a group of tools designed to help administrators during the planning and testing phases of a 2007 Microsoft Office system deployment. More information: Technorati : Office 2007 : Office 2007