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

Using Exchange 2007 for Resource Booking

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The process of booking various resources to go with a meeting room just got a whole lot easier with Exchange 2007. Nathan Winters explains Exchange's resource-scheduling functionality and offers practical advice on how you might go about configuring Exchange to allow users who are scheduling meetings to specify that such things as video conferencing, projection equipment, and refreshments are required for the meeting.… Read more

Message Hygiene in Exchange Server 2007

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Around four out of every five email messages are spam. Now that the nuisance threatens to engulf what has become the normal route of business communications worldwide, all the vendors of Mail Servers are taking more active steps to confront the problem. William Lefkovics explains how Microsoft Exchange 2007 is meeting the challenge of the rising tide of spam… Read more

High Availability in Exchange 2007

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Neil Hobson writes about the ways that MS Exchange 2007 can ensure that your organisations messaging remains available. He looks at the way that the Mailbox Server role can be made more available using features as Single Copy Clusters, Local Continuous Replication,  and Clustered Continuous Replication. He also discusses ways of improving the resilience of the other server roles.… Read more