Optimizing Exchange Server 2007

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Brien Posey ponders an 'off the cuff' remark that Exchange 2007 runs so well with a default configuration that you don't even have to worry about optimizing Exchange any more. He decides that there is actually plenty that can be done to help Exchange to perform even better… Read more

Virtualizing Exchange: points for discussion

With the increasing acceptance of the use of Virtualization as a means of providing server infrastructure, this technology is being applied to production Exchange servers. This is a  solution that is not just limited to the small shop, Nathan Winters discusses the pros, cons and challenges that lay ahead in providing a flexible and highly available email system… Read more

Virtual Exchange Servers

Microsoft now supports running Exchange Server 2007 in server virtualization environments, not just on Hyper-V, but on any virtualizing solution that is validated in the Server Virtualization Validation Program. Before virtualizing Exchange Server, you will need to be clear about the business advantages, and consider the size of the installation, otherwise the results can be a disappointment… Read more

Exchange Server Log File Replay

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Exchange Server stores information in a database and uses log files for transactional processing. To restore, defragment  or repair a database, the ESEUTIL tool is essential . It is always possible to recover data when the database is lost, if you have backed up the database.&am… Read more

Message Classifications in Exchange 2007

In Exchange 2007, you can now classify your messages in any way you wish, so that, for example, you can flag messages as being sensitive information that should not be sent outside the company. You can also create transport rules for all messages of a particular category. It is an easy way of implementing email policies within a company: Neil Hobson shows you how ...… Read more

Exchange Database Technologies

One of the most misunderstood technologies in Exchange Server, regardless of its version, is the database technology. Most people, even Exchange administrators know it is something to do with ESE and tools like ESEUTIL, but once it's running they leave it that way for the rest of their lives. It's too difficult and you'd better not touch it in case it breaks....… Read more

Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Clustering

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The original, rather complex, Exchange clustering, 'Single Copy Cluster', protects you against a server failure but not a database failure. 'Local Continuous Replication' protects you from database failure, but not server failure. The more simple 'Clustered Continuous Replication' protects against both. If you use it with Transport Dumpster, you won't lose emails.… Read more