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Reporting on Mailbox Databases

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, PowerShell, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 30 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

There are a number of advantages to spreading your users’ mailboxes across your databases in Exchange 2007 versus putting department or groups in to a single database together. One of the biggest advantages is risk mitigation of a single database outage putting an entire group out of commission. Managing database sizes is also important in […]

Addressing Mailbox Quota Requests in Exchange

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Posted by Dave on 29 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

In any email environment where quotas are enforced, requests to increase quotas are a regular occurrence. The fact of the matter is storage costs money and therefore must be managed in a meaningful way. There has to be some kind of process or mechanism to determine if a quota increase is justified. Typically quota increases […]

Converting Seconds to Minutes, Hours, Days

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 28 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

When configuring systems it is often necessary to express time in number of seconds.  Here is a quick list of conversions. In my experience, the most common are 1 minute, 1 hour, and 1 day. Increment of Time Seconds 1 minute 60 1 hour 3600 1 day 86400 1 week 604800 1 year 31536000  

Restore Show Desktop Icon to Quick Launch on Taskbar

Archived in the category: Technology, Windows
Posted by Dave on 20 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

If the Show Desktop icon is deleted from Quick Launch, the procedure below will recreate the file.

Microsoft have just released there Remote connectivity Analyzer tool this allows you to perform testing of your Exchange 2007 services remotely from a web page !

Microsoft Releases Public Beta of Exchange 2010 (Wave 14)

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, Technology
Posted by Dave on 15 Apr 09 - 0 Comments

Today Microsoft released a public beta of Exchange Server 2010 (i.e. Wave 14). http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/04/17/451085.aspx

When I started at my new company we were running in a mixed environment (Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007). There were a number of configuration items that just didn’t make sense and the previous Exchange guy was no longer there. I quickly began rebuilding the Exchange 2007 environment.