Install Exchange 2010 in two (2) steps

At SMB Nation 2012 in Las Vegas, I have been asked multiple times for the URL to the TechNet Article that has the simple steps to install Exchange Server 2010 on a member server in a Windows Server 2012 Essentials network. You can find it at Steps below from the comments at the bottom of the TechNet page: How to install Exchange 2010 in two steps!The following comments are from Michael Smith, Exchange MVP, and posted here with his permission. – Steve In general, I ignore the wizards when installing Exchange. It’s literally easier (IMHO) to install from the … Continue reading Install Exchange 2010 in two (2) steps

Exchange 2007 updates week of 10/7/2012 – Exchange down on reboot.

Small Business Server 2008 (Exchange 2007) updates from this past week’s patch Tuesday are causing an interaction that is causing Microsoft Exchange System Attendant and Microsoft Exchange Information Store to not fire up. Hearing that two reboots may get you there. You can also fire them up manually in the Services MMC. If you see the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant “starting,” then you’ll need to kill the mad.exe process from the Task Manager in order to get the services to start.