Wednesday, December 31
Sunday, December 21
Its a great news - its now be able to do more - including protecting VMs in Hyper-V, which be able to protect in Virtual Server 2005 SP1.
What is more interesting is, it is now be able to protect Exchange 2007 SP1 SCR! Yeah - a good news huh?
This will give a complete DR scenario.
What are you waiting for, path your DPM 2007 today or start using it.
What is new in Service Pack 1:
DPM 2007 sp1 x86 download:
DPM 2007 sp1 x64 download:
Sunday, November 9
DPM 2007 for sure is the great product ever to backup every 15 minutes.
There are few questions/issues prompt to us, would like to share here:
1) You can install DPM either in Windows 2003/Windows 2008, 32 bit or 64 bit.
2) To backup Windows 2008, you will need to install DPM 2007 feature pack: KB949779 and other latest patches/hotfixes if there is any
3) When protecting your Exchange 2007, you will need to copy this two files (ese.dll & eseutil.exe - from Exchange installation CD/BIN folder) to DPM server bin folder. Please take note, if you are using DPM 2007 32 bit, you will need to get the 32 bit edition of those file.
4) You are then ready to go. If you would like to backup system state, ensure you have enough of free disk space, it will take about 10-18GB of space...
Thursday, August 21
Personally, feel really great and happy to see this article. Folks that passion about Exchange and would like to plug it to virtualization, this article shows you the supported environment and best practices.
Really worth 10 mins to go through.
Friday, August 8
In Windows Vista/2008 - it is now changed.
You need to run the following command as administrator.
powercfg.exe /hibernate on - to enable hibernation
powercfg.exe /hibernate off - to disable hibernation
To know more about this, please visit the following KB:
Friday, July 18
You can help us spread the word!
Free, unlimited installation and compatibility support is now available for customers using Windows Vista SP1, until March 18, 2009.
Telephone support is available. Some countries also offer Chat and Email support.
From now until 18 March 2009.
Find out more and access the service at http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=1&prid=11274&gprid=500921
Who is affected
All users of Windows Vista SP1.
Tuesday, July 15
To answer this, Paging file is the process where transfering data from the physical memory to the system.
By default, if the operating system fails, it will copy everything in memory to a .dmp file, so, to be able to get the information in the physical memory, you must have a paging file size that larger than the physical amount of memory you have, plus some space to gather the data.
Example, if your machine has 4GB ram, your page file should set more than 4GB, eg: 4.1GB.
What is the recommendation? In NT4 days, we will recommend the two times of your physical memory, but with the latest hardware as for now, we will recommend physical memory + 10MB - which we get this info from TechNet.
Thursday, July 10
When surfing the Internet, read an article from Darien, Microsoft Malaysia. He shared a tool from his blog - WinDirStat
Wednesday, July 9
However, recently read an article published July 7 2008. Good news to share:
In Exchange 2007, Microsoft works in a different way. Let say you are applying rollup update 2. All the fix and files in rollup update 1 will be included too. This means, less updates need to be done. Personally, this is a good change - which no one would like to patch our server all the time...
Want to know more?
Saturday, July 5
Try it out, what you need to do is create a user account, and start couting :)
Tuesday, July 1
Farewell and thanks for the contributions to communities, IT industries and the world.
Attached the video for the past.
Thursday, June 26
Saturday, June 7
Question now is, what certificate used in Exchange 2007?
- Internet client, like POP3 and IMAP4 client access
- Outlook Web Access
- Outlook Anywhere
- Edge Server
Now, since there are so many components, can we use all with the same name? The answer is no. Thus, in Exchange 2007, we will need certificate that support wildcards name. However, by default, when installing Exchange 2007, a self signed certificate is installed - can we use it? Yes, you can, but we will not recommend as it will not know the Internet domain name you are going to use, not supporting SAN extension supports (X.509 standard).
After knowing this, choosing a right certificate in Exchange 2007 is important. Knowing Exchange 2007 client that support wildcard certificate is also another challenge. For what we know as for now, the following client do support:
Outlook Express, Outlook, Internet Explorer (OWA)
However, clients running Windows Mobile 5.0 do not support secure connection to servers where wildcards are used in the certificate. Do take note.
Thursday, May 8
However, in one of the bank that we visited, there is an interesting question and idea - We want to store all the PST to the network storage. Is it recommended?
After thinking for few seconds, for sure, the first question is, WHY?
Some reasons for the summary:
1) We want to keep the Exchange DB small
2) We want to keep a copy of users' email
3) Storage nowadays can consider cheap
4) Do not want to heavy load Exchange server...
Hold on... Do we need to put PST file in server to get those features?
Few things to share:
First of all, it is not "possible" or recommended to put all user's PST in a network storage. See the following article - a good one from Microsoft.
Second of all, to meet the auditors, governance compliances, a company should think about a cool recent product - DPM 2007. This will fulfill the requirements for 1,2 & 3...
Guys, this is our advice, to ensure you will be able to gain the performance, yet, protecting your data.
Do read Microsoft or our blogs for the next version of Exchange - another great product to solve most of the industry issues.
Sunday, May 4
In Microsoft Technet, there is a good article mentioning about this - Its a telephony advisor!
For me, I bought a gateway about 1 1/2 years ago. me too, get the advice from the website too.
Hope this link will help most of folks out there deploying UM.
Sunday, April 20
I have chance to meet up with my Guru/Mentor which met up about 5 years ago.
Visiting Microsoft HQ for sure an eye opener and understand the really meaning of "Passion" in technology.
Monday, April 7
To install Exchange 2007 on top of Windows 2008, first of all, you will need:
1) Exchange 2007 SP1 - will rollup update if possible
2) Active Directory installed of course (Can be in different server)
3) Same in Windows 2008, you will need to install .net framework (3.5) at this time
4) Install Windows PoiwerShell (In Windows 2008 Server Manager, under features)
5) Install Exchange 2007 pre-req server roles and features- then, you are READY
this section, we will share on what is the IIS pre-req in no 5 that we are talking about:-
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Server
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-ISAPI-Ext
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Metabase
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Basic-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Digest-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Windows-Auth
ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Dyn-Compression
Once it installed sucessfully, you can now install Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1
Thursday, March 6
1) In Exchange MSH, type:
New-EdgeSubscription -FileName "C:\EdgeSubscriptionInfo.xml"
2) Transfer the xml file to a thumb drive and copy to the Hub Transport Server
3) In Hub Transport Server, Open the Exchange Management Console. Expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then in the result pane, click the Edge Subscriptions tab.
4) In the action pane, click New Edge Subscription. The New Edge Subscription Wizard starts.
5) On the New Edge Subscription page, in the Active Directory Site: drop-down list, select the Active Directory site where you want the Hub Tranport to sync with Edge.
NOTE: The Hub Transport to sync should be in the site selected
6) On the New Edge Subscription page, click Browse. Locate the Edge Subscription file to import. Select the file, and then click Open.
7) On the New Edge Subscription page, click New.
8) On the Completion page, click Finish.
Edge Transport will only sync with the Hub Transport every 4 hours. To force its sync, type the following command in Hub Transport:
Monitor and review the end result.
Monday, March 3
One of the requirement is to use address rewriting feature in Edge Transport server.
To know more about edge transport server, please visit:
However, once we configured the HUB/CAS/MB and the Edge (in other server of course), the address rewriting is not working at all...
Discovered that we will need to perform Edge Subscription, which means sync the Edge and Hub Transport - the address re-writing then works.
Will check with the product team if this is a must - which not getting from any official doc.
Just a share.
Recently, when we are setting up CCR for one of our customer, we got this weird message when Exchange 2007 is doing its Readiness check - There was a problem accessing the registry on this computer.
After hours of checking - its because of:
1) We disable File and Print sharing and
2) Client for Microsoft Network
For the heartbeat as this is the recommended way to setup a cluster.
Once we enable back those two, everything just flies...
Hope this will help some of those facing this problem.
Tuesday, February 5
As known, CCR is a clustered solution, which means only can fit in Mailbox Server Role. Thus, to apply SP1, it is recommended to apply to a CAS (Client Access Server) and HUB (Hub transport Server) first.
Once both of the server updated, then you can update your CCR by using a command prompt, not GUI :)
Upgrade your CCR to a passive cluster node (eg: Node 2) first using the following command:
Once successfuly, upgrade the active node (eg: Node 1).