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How to Import PST files into Personal Archive Mailbox in Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta

June 16th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | 7 Comments »

One of the limitations of Exchange 2010 RTM was that there was no administrative way to move historical (PST) data into the online archive. One of the method was to manually drag and drop messages from PST into online archive, but was it practical for enterprise or even medium sized businesses.

With Exchange 2010 SP1 beta things have changed and now we have the functionality out of box to import historical mailbox data from .pst files directly to the user’s personal archive or primary mailbox using the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet. This would help the administrators to be able to perform bulk import and export of PST files without using Outlook client.

To be able to import PST file or export to PST files, the administrator must have the appropriate permissions within Exchange. As of today, no RBAC Role Group provides permissions for this functionality. So what do we do….

  • We first need to create a new role group that grants access to the *-MailboxImportRequest and *-MailboxExportRequest cmdlets.

    New-RoleGroup “Mailbox Import-Export Management” -Roles “Mailbox Import Export”

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

  • Now we need to add the Exchange Administrators who will be allowed to perform these activities to the role group:Add-RoleGroupMember “Mailbox Import-Export Management” -Member <user account>

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

So, now we are all set, we will my Mailbox “Nitin Gupta” that has 6 mails in the Personal Archive Mailbox….

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

So here is my PST File that I will be importing into my Personal Archive

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

So now we will use the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet to import the PST into my Personal Archive. To import into an Archvie we need to use the switch -IsArchive

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “Nitin Gupta” -FilePath \\W2K8R2-DC-MSX\C$\PSTs\NitinGupta_Old.pst -IsArchive

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive 

To see if the Import has completed use the command Get-MailboxImportRequest

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

Once the Import is completed, you would see the mails in the Personal Archive! There we 6 mails in Archive already and now after coping 15 mails from PST the total is 21 :-) !

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

Please note that I did not use any Target Folder so it copied all mails to Root, and since my mails were in folder call Inbox it copied them to Inbox of Personal Archive.

In case you want to copy all Old mails from PST maybe in a Folder called “Old Mails” under the root then you need to specify –TargetRootFolder. The TargetRootFolder parameter specifies the top-level mailbox folder that the imported content is placed in. If you don’t specify this parameter, the command imports folders to the top of the folder structure in the target mailbox or archive. If the folder already exists, content is merged under existing folders, and new folders are created if they don’t already exist in the target folder structure.

I would use same PST again to copy mails in Target Root Folder “Old Mails”, we would use

New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “Nitin Gupta” -FilePath \\W2K8R2-DC-MSX\C$\PSTs\NitinGupta_Old.pst –IsArchive –TargetRootFolder “Old Mails”

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

So what it has done is created a root Folder called Old Mails in my inbox and copied all the 15 mails from PST to that, under a folder called Inbox

Exchange 2010: Import Mails from PST to Personal Archive

Note:

  • The Exchange Trusted Subsystem Security Group should be provided Full Control/Owner permissions on file share where PSTs files are going to be stored.
  • You have to use the UNC path only, if you do not, then you will encounter the following error
    FilePath ‘C:\folder\filename.pst’ is not a valid UNC path.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (c:\psts\NitinGupta_Old.pst:LongPath) [New-MailboxImportRequest], NonUNCFilePathPermanentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 5DBAAACE,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMailboxImportRequest
  • If the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service is not running then you will encounter the following error
    There are no available servers running the Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MailboxImportRequest], NoMRSAvailableTransientException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 2D6A95BC,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMailboxImportRequest

So a wonderful feature that will make lives of Administrators easy !!

 

 

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Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirement Calculator (Latest versions) for Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007

June 15th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

Microsoft has updated the Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator for Exchange 2010 and 2007 once more…. :-) !

Calculator for Exchange 2007 -

Version: 17.5
File Size: 224.1kB
Bug Fixes & Enhancements:

  • Fixed the IOPS calculation formula to take into account the scenario where both the IOPS Multiplication Factor is set to a value above 1 and the Outlook client type is Online Mode.
  • The calculator now correctly evaluates the formatted disk capacity of disks, as opposed to estimating it.

Download here http://msexchangeteam.com/files/12/attachments/entry438481.aspx

Calculator for Exchange 2010 -

Version: 7.7
File Size: 347.9kB
Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue in site resilient designs where the number of HA copies between datacenters was asymmetrical that resulted in a condition where the number of activated copies after a server failure was less than the number of copies during normal runtime.
  • Fixed log and restore LUN disk formatted capacity calculation formulas to accurately calculate formatted capacity as opposed to estimating it.
  • Fixed an issue to prevent a situation where the number of activated database copies per server in the primary datacenter was greater than the total number of copies per server.
  • Improved the calculations for the number of required servers in the secondary datacenter, as well as, the number of lagged copy servers by rounding up, as opposed to simply rounding.
  • Improved the number of active database calculations for 2-member DAGs deployed in a site resilient configuration.
  • Improved the cross-site database failover calculations during double server failure events in the primary datacenter (where a portion of the databases are activated in the secondary datacenter).
  • Fixed the Number of Required Mailbox Processor Cores (Secondary Datacenter) calculation to only consider solutions that have HA copies in the secondary Datacenter.
  • Fixed and improved various comments throughout the calculator.

Enhancements :

  • Added two new columns to the primary datacenter “Active Database Configuration / DAG” table.  These columns now expose the total number of databases activated in each site after server failure events.  This change was added to expose cross-site database failover events.
  • The calculator now includes an option to activation block secondary datacenter mailbox servers that host HA database copies.  This allows you to design a solution where you can activate the secondary datacenter in the event of a primary datacenter failure mode, or choose to activate a copy in the secondary datacenter manually, but prohibits Active Manager from automatically activating a copy in the secondary datacenter.  This may be useful in certain environments where WAN costs are high, or utilization of the WAN is high, and thus you want to control when users access data from the secondary datacenter.  From a server planning perspective, enabling cross-site database failover has the potential to impact the primary datacenter server design (e.g., can increase the design to support double server failure events, which can impact memory and CPU sizing), while disabling cross-site database failover, can potentially increase your outage scenarios, but allows you to control the situation better.
  • Over the years, many requests have come in asking to increase the number of mailbox tiers in the calculator. Well finally we did something about it. In this version, we’ve added a fourth mailbox tier.
  • Added support for 32-cores.
  • Originally, the IOPS Multiplication Factor calculations worked as follows:
    Base IOPS + (Base IOPS * IOPS Multiplication Factor) = New IOPS Profile
    This was often times confusing, especially with regards to third-party applications that had multiplication factors, so we’ve simplified the formula as follows:(Base IOPS * IOPS Multiplication Factor) = New IOPS Profile
    which means that if previously you entered in a value of say .5 as the multiplication factor, you now need to enter into the calculator a value of 1.5.

Download here http://msexchangeteam.com/files/12/attachments/entry453145.aspx

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Exchange 2010: Features not available in Exchange Management Console (EMC)

June 14th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

There has been a lot of work gone into bringing lot of functionality into Exchange Management Console, but there is still a lot than can only be performed from Exchange Management Shell (EMS).

Here is a list of all the features that are managed from EMS, though with SP1 things are changing…..

  • Address rewriting
  • Administrator audit logging
  • Attachment filter agent
  • Client access array
  • Cmdlet extension agents
  • Database availability group network encryption and compression
  • Database availability groups: Datacenter Activation Coordination mode
  • Database availability groups: replication port
  • Delivery agent connectors
  • Edge synchronization (EdgeSync) service settings, configure
  • EdgeSync, forcing or testing
  • Exchange ActiveSync connectivity, test
  • Exchange ActiveSync log, export
  • Exchange Control Panel connectivity, test
  • Exchange Search
  • Global address lists (GALs)
  • IMAP4 connectivity, test
  • Import\export mailbox data
  • Information Rights Management (IRM), configure
  • IP Allow and Block List providers, test
  • IP site link costs, Exchange-specific
  • Message flow, test
  • Messaging records management (MRM) 1.0: Managed folders
  • MRM 2.0: Retention policies
  • Multi-Mailbox Search
  • Offline address book virtual directory, create
  • Outlook client connectivity, test end-to-end
  • Outlook Protection Rules
  • Outlook Web App connectivity, test
  • Outlook Web App virtual directories, create or remove
  • Outlook Web services connectivity, test
  • POP3 connectivity, test
  • PowerShell, test connectivity
  • PowerShell, virtual directories
  • RBAC management role assignment Policies
  • RBAC management role groups
  • RBAC management roles
  • RBAC management role entries
  • RBAC management role assignments
  • RBAC management scopes
  • Recovery database, create
  • Recovery database, extract data
  • Recovery items
  • Routing group connectors
  • Safelist aggregation, force
  • Sender ID, test
  • Service e-mail channel
  • Transport agents
  • Transport latency, calculating
  • Transport pipeline analysis
  • UM connectivity, test
  • UM incoming calls, view active
  • Web services connectivity, test
  • X.400 authoritative domains

In days to come more and more of these will move to EMC or ECP (and are moving like RBAC) !

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351160.aspx

 

Update: Thanks Amit for the correction Shell ~ Console ;-) !

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Exchange 2010 SP1: Personal Archive (Mailbox) Quota

June 14th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

We have been used to setting mailbox quotas to ensure that users are restricted to a certain limit and ensure Exchange Storage is also in control. This has traditionally resulted in users maintaining PST files (and multiple PST files), that have had their own share of problems like corruption, backups, etc. Personal Archive mailboxes help administrators overcome this PST nuisance, but at the same time it is imperative that administrators control quotas and growth of archive mailboxes. To achieve this administrators can configure archive mailboxes with an archive warning quota and an archive quota.

For Primary Mailbox there are 3 quota types:

  • Issue Warning Quota – Only a warning threshold, when limit is reached, does not prohibit send/receive. 
  • Prohibit Send Quota – A hard limit, prevents user from sending mails on this limit is crossed.
  • Prohibit Send and Receive Quota – A hard limit, prevents user from sending or receiving mails once this limit is crossed.

For Personal Archive Mailbox there are 2 quota types:

  • Archive Warning Quota – Warns user of Quota being reached.  (Default Value - 45 GB). An event is logged, and a warning message is sent to the mailbox user.
  • Archive Quota – A hard limit, prevents user from adding items to Personal Archive once this limit is crossed. (Default Value - 50 GB). Messages are no longer moved to the archive, and a warning message is sent to the mailbox user.

Note:

  • In Exchange Server 2010 RTM there was no Warning or Quota Limits for Personal Archives (i.e. it was  unlimited)
  • There are no specific archive quota messages. If a user’s archive is meeting or exceeding any quotas, they will receive mailbox quota messages. 

To set the Archive Quota and Warning for a Personal Archive of a user, use the commands Set-Mailbox “UserName” –ArchiveWarningQuota:40GB and Set-Mailbox “UserName” –ArchiveQuota:45GB. For all Mailboxes in a Database or Server you can pipe with the command Get-Mailbox.

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox


The error message that user would get when moving/copying messages to Archive, once Quota is exceeded can be

  • “Some items couldn’t be copied. This many be because the folder has reached its size limit

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox

  • Some items couldn’t be moved. This many be because the folder has reached its size limit

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox
The Event that would be generated is as follows Event ID: 8528 Source: MSExchangeIS The mailbox for /o=Quest Organization/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=UserName has exceeded the maximum mailbox size. This mailbox cannot send or receive messages. Incoming messages to this mailbox are returned to sender.  The mailbox owner should be notified about the condition of the mailbox as soon as possible.

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox


Current Personal Archive Size

To check the current Archive Size of the mailbox, use Get-MailboxStatistics -Archive “UserName” | Fl StorageLimitStatus, TotalItemSize

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox 

Quota Notification Schedule: The Quota Warnings are generated at a predefined Schedule which is set at the database level and can be modified. To Set custom quota notification schedule on a given Mailbox database: Set-mailboxdatabase -identity “DB2-Arch” -QuotaNotificationSchedule (”Sun.9:00 PM-Sun.9:15 PM”, “Mon.9:00 AM-Mon.9:15 AM”, “Tue.6:00 AM-Tue.6:15 AM”, “Wed.6:00 AM-Wed.6:15 AM”, “Thu.6:00 AM-Thu.6:15 AM”, “Fri.6:00 AM-Fri.6:15 AM”, “Sat.6:00 AM-Sat.6:15 AM”)

Exchange 2010 - Personal Archive Mailbox To Set custom quota notification schedule on all Mailbox databases: Get-MailboxDatabase |  Set-mailboxdatabase -QuotaNotificationSchedule (”Sun.9:00 PM-Sun.9:15 PM”, “Mon.9:00 AM-Mon.9:15 AM”, “Tue.6:00 AM-Tue.6:15 AM”, “Wed.6:00 AM-Wed.6:15 AM”, “Thu.6:00 AM-Thu.6:15 AM”, “Fri.6:00 AM-Fri.6:15 AM”, “Sat.6:00 AM-Sat.6:15 AM”)

 

 

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Exchange 2010 SP1 – Enable Personal Archive (Mailbox)

June 13th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

I had written about the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 enhancements sometime in April when they were announced. One of the much awaited enhancement was a separate database for Personal Archive (mailbox).  So what used to happen in Exchange Server 2010 RTM, archive mailbox was on mailbox database as user’s primary mailbox. Personal Archive used to move with Primary Mailbox during a mailbox move. Now in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 we finally can have the Personal Archive in a separate mailbox database (if needed). I had written about more features here

Let us have a look at new options that are provided for creating/enabling Personal Archives for New and Existing Mailboxes…

For New Mailbox: While creating a new user, on the Archive Settings dialog box, select the option “Create a local Archive

Personal Archive Mailbox Settings
Also, now you have the option to select the database for the Personal Archive. Click on Browse and select the appropriate mailbox database.

Note: We also have the option of a Remote Hosted Archive, that would mean we can choose to have Primary mailbox on Premise and Archive Mailbox on BPOS, if we have that environment. Another point to note that BPOS still is on Exchange Server 2007 and and an upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 is expected soon. So BPOS as an option for Personal Archive right now I have not tested and am not sure :-). 

Personal Archive Mailbox Review
The same can be achieved via EMS for creating a new user with an Archive on a separate mailbox database “DB2-Arch”, while keeping primary mailbox on “”DB1-MBX”

New-Mailbox -Name ‘Anil Bhatia’ -Alias ‘abhatia’ -UserPrincipalName ‘abhatia@quest-demo.com’ -FirstName ‘Anil’ -LastName ‘Bhatia’ -SamAccountName ‘abhatia’  -ResetPasswordOnNextLogon $false -Database ‘DB1-MBX’ -Archive -ArchiveDatabase ‘DB2-Arch’

Personal Archive Mailbox Powershell

So, now we have created 2 users Amit Tank and Anil Bhatia with Archives.

Note: Every Primary Mailbox can have only one Personal Archive.

Exchange 2010 Personal Archive Mailbox


 

Enabling Personal Archive for Existing Mailbox: On an existing mailbox user in EMC right click and select Enable Archive

Exchange 2010 Enable Personal Archive Mailbox

Select the option “Choose a specific mailbox database rather than selecting one automatically” and click browse to select the appropriate Mailbox Database for Personal Archive

Exchange 2010 - Enable Personal Archive (Existing Users)
The same can be achieved using EMS with the command: Enable-Mailbox “UserName” -Archive

Exchange 2010 - Enable Personal Archive (Existing Users) EMS

There is lot more good news, like using Outlook 2007 for accessing Personal Archive. Importing PST directly into Personal Archive and changes like default Quota for Personal Archives.

We will discuss more of these soon…..


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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Help

June 10th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

Brief Description:
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Help.

File Name: Exch2010Help.exe
Version: June2010
Date Published: 6/8/2010
Download Size: 16.0 MB

Overview:
Use Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Help content to help you plan, deploy and manage your Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta organization.

Download here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2685440c-8e55-463a-ab96-102eddf8a7c4

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Exchange 2010 – Quick Report on Users with certain parameters Enabled!

June 10th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

Every now and then, I come across questions in Forums, on various reports/lists for all users in the Exchange organization with XYZ setting enabled.

Example: Need a list of all users who have “Require that all senders are authenticated”

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So what should be done, just get hold of the Attribute that holds that value and then use a simple PS script to achieve the same.

Get-Mailbox | ForEach { if($_.RequireSenderAuthenticationEnabled -Eq $True){$_.Name}}

Powershell

You can use same logic for all listings……

Now this was a very basic list, you can play around and have detailed reporting also.

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Exchange 2010 SP1 (beta) - Outlook Web App (OWA) Delivery Reports

June 10th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

While Exchange 2010 RTM gave users the option to check delivery reports in OWA using ECP, it was still a lengthy process for end-users who found it cumbersome to go to ECP and check Delivery Reports.

Users had to go to ECP | Organize E-mail | Delivery Reports ….

Outlook Web App - ECP

Upon search they would get a list of results and from there they had to select the appropriate message to check Delivery Report. All in all this though a nice option but had quite a few steps…!

Outlook Web App - ECP Delivery Report

So what I realized in my conversations with Messaging End Users and Administrators this feature was primarily being used by Administrators centrally. User would still use the “Request a delivery receipt foe this message” option while composing the email…..

Request a delivery receipt for this message

Which gives a report like this…pretty decent and traditional way of doing for old timers using Outlook clients….!

Delivery Receipt

So a lot of feedback went to Microsoft and the Product team has done a wonderful little thing by providing the Delivery Report option for every Message Sent or Received without the need to go to ECP in OWA or request delivery receipts (unnecessary clutter of inbox) during composing of mails.

So what has changed…..in Exchange 2010 SP1 (beta)

Well, once you send a mail, go to Sent Items folder and right click on the sent Message and select the option Open Delivery Report

Outlook Web App - Open Delivery Report

Wonderful it gives the same Delivery Report that is seen via ECP.  So users are aware what was the delay and can even use the option “E-mail this Report” to send delivery receipt to anyone they like :-)

Outlook Web App - Delivery Report

This is another example how Microsoft is really bringing in features to improve the end user experience and improve work efficiencies. This also reduces the load on Helpdesk, who till date have been spending a majority of time doing activities like these.

Way to go….Smart Systems Management :-) !

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta - Hosting Deployment Guide

June 9th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

Brief Description
This download contains topics that will help you plan, deploy, and manage Exchange Server 2010 SP1 in a multi-tenant organization

File Name: Ex2010_HostingDeployment.exe
Version: June2010
Date Published: 6/7/2010
Download Size: 189 KB

Overview
Exchange Server 2010 SP1 supports hosting deployments and provides hosting partners with the core Exchange features so that they can be deployed to multiple customers in a single installation. The Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Deployment guide augments the Exchange 2010 SP1 core content by highlighting the hosting deployment information

Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bba88fb5-9d84-475c-85d7-3ffeb308636e

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Exchange 2010 SP1 – Themes in Outlook Web App (OWA)

June 9th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | 2 Comments »

There are quite a few changes in User Interface (UI) of Outlook Web App in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (beta). To start with one thing that users would love immediately is the option to change Themes.

In Exchange 2007 we had four built-in themes along with the options to customize them. Within Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2007, there were options to change themes [Options | General Settings | Appearance]. The four themes were:

  • Carbon Black
  • Seattle Sky,
  • Xbox 360,
  • Zune

What happened with Exchange 2010 RTM was that Themes were not available. Now with SP1 we have them back…..and a lot of wonderful ones to suit the need respective end user (approx 29 to choose from). All you need to do it Click on Options on the top-right hand side of the OWA page, it drops down with options to select the appropriate themes

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The look and feel is pretty neat if you observe the Interface has been simplified and undergone some change. The simpler interface is pretty clean as well with newer icons.image

Here is a first hand feel of a few Themes

Herding Cats

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It came from Space

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Mixxer

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Super Sparkle Happy

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Finger Paints

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And many more…

The themes as expected are in Themes folder under OWA folder.

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Also the option to select themes is enabled by default in OWA Mailbox Policy

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At least now users who frequent the Social Networking sites will not miss the option to change the look and feel as per their mood :)

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Exchange 2010 – Licensing the Installation (Product Key)

June 9th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

A new Exchange Server 2010 installation is valid for 120 days. It is always a good idea to activate the product if in production.  To activate, keep the Product Key handy….

  • Go to Exchange Management Console | Organization Configuration | Server Configuration | Right click on Server | Enter Product Key

Exchange 2010 - Enter Product Key

  • Enter the Product Key

Exchange 2010 - Enter Product Key

  • Press Enter

Exchange 2010 - Enter Product Key

  • Restart the Information Store service to ensure changes taken effect

Exchange 2010 - Enter Product Key 

You can also use the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) command to achieve the same
Set-ExchangeServer -Identity ‘ServerName’ -ProductKey ‘-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX’

You have a Licensed Product !!

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Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta – Installation [Upgrade and Hotfixes)

June 9th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Geekism, General, Review | No Comments »

So, we have Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta available for download. When running an Exchange Setup there are 4 possible options/modes: 

  • New Install – For installing a new role or adding a role to an existing installation
  • Uninstall – For removing the Exchange installation or removing a single role from an existing installation
  • Upgrade – When there is an existing installation and you are installing the new version. (Ex: SP1 Installation)
  • Disaster Recovery – When you need to recover data with the /recoverserver switch.

So as mentioned above when you run Setup on your existing Installation, you get the option to Upgrade.

Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta

During the course of Readiness Checks, you might get an error for a Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfix [Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB979099)] that was released in Feb 2010.

Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta [979099]

Download the hotfix from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=801b5bf1-29ac-49ad-bf51-505028a3fe38&displaylang=en [For more Information on the hotfix click here http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=979099]

Apart from that if you have CAS role installed you might also be prompted for a hotfix rollup on .NET 3.5 SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 that was made available in March 2010.

Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta [KB981001]

Download the hotfix from: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB981001/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=4005 [More information on hotfix click here http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=981001]

Once these 2 tasks are completed the installation would now get into final stages of Upgrade …. and you are done…!

Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta

You should be on Version 14.1 (Build 180.2)

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Exchange Server Active Directory Schema Changes Reference, June 2010

June 8th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | No Comments »

Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1 BETA has been released, at the same time Microsoft has released the AD schema changes reference for SP1. This download would be a good read for anyone to understand the schema changes that Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installation will initiate.

Overview

This download includes the Active Directory Schema Reference, which provides information about the changes that Microsoft Exchange Server makes to the Active Directory schema when it is installed. The Active Directory Schema Changes Reference includes changes made Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007, and Exchange Server 2003

File Name: ADSchemaRef.msi
Version: June2010
Download Size: 625 KB

Download Here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d44de93-3f21-44d0-a0a1-35ff5dbabd0b&displayLang=en

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta : Public Download

June 8th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, Geekism, General | 1 Comment »

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta has been made available for download.

File Name: Exchange2010-SP1-Beta-x64.exe
Version: 14.01.0180.002
Date Published: 6/5/2010
Language: English
Download Size: 532.5 MB

Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a0965fc9-2723-4947-ae6b-74bc3808e72a&displaylang=en

Note: This pre-release software is intended for evaluation purposes only. You must accept the license terms before you are authorized to use the software. There is no product support for this trial software.

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Quest Software – Active Directory Management Solutions (Summer Discounts)

June 1st, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Exchange, General | No Comments »

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  • Quest® Recovery Manager for Active Directory empowers you to recover from inadvertent deletions or changes to your AD data in minutes, not hours. With its remote, online, granular restore capability, you can recover entire sections of the directory, selected objects and individual attributes without taking AD offline. Recovery Manager for Active Directory offers you fast, online, granular recovery of Active Directory, System State and Group Policy data.

Quest® Recovery Manager for Exchange

IT operation teams typically maintain Exchange recovery infrastructures so they can perform discovery and recovery when the need arises. These tasks can take hours, days or even weeks to complete, depending on the scale of the request

  • Quest® Recovery Manager for Exchange allows you to restore individual, message-level items – including e-mails, appointments, tasks, contacts, and attachments – from regular Exchange backups and un-mounted .edb information stores and Notes .NSF files. You can accomplish this without setting up a dedicated Exchange recovery server. Recovery Manager for Exchange rapidly and efficiently discovers and recovers business-critical Exchange data to aid with electronic investigations and loss of user e-mail.
     

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