Exchange & Autonomy

My organization uses Autonomy (now owned by HP) to integrate our Mail and Document Management Systems.  Currently we’ve got it configured to run in multiple ways including automatic folder-based filing and point in time filing.  From what the team who runs the Autonomy system tell me, it has horrible logging when an item doesn’t get … Read more

Daily Exchange Mailbox Size Report

There are a plethora of software packages out there to report against your Exchange Infrastructure and many of them are great.  I’ve worked with several in the past.  However, if you want just a simple report for mailbox sizes, and you have access to a SQL Server, you can write your own process. My script … Read more

Exchange 2003 RUS to Exchange 2010 EAP

Like many of you, I’ve run into the fun situation of moving the Exchange 2003 Recipient Update Services to Exchange 2010’s Email Address Policy.  Although the Exchange Team Blog has a great script (which I highly suggest that you use) for migration, I thought that it might be best to get a list of accounts … Read more

Exchange 2010 Terminated Users Migration Script

At my organization, I ran into an interesting situation. Our company, because of some policies which I do not comprehend, must keep departed personnel’s mailboxes for over one year. Now in most cases, I’d have exported these mailboxes to PSTs, delete the mailbox, then after a year, nix the PSTs. The burn is that other … Read more

Exchange 2010 Shell, PowerShell 3.0, and You!

Don’t you hate it when you launch Exchange 2010’s Management Shell and you are greeted with a lovely message like this: Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ExportPSSessionCommand, Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Utility, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35 : Unable to find type [Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ExportPSSessionCommand, Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Utility, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35]: make sure that the assembly containing this type is loaded. I’ve got one script and a shortcut change that … Read more

BlackBerry 10 and Dual Data Center

Today’s ramble is about the new BlackBerry 10 Infrastructure and how I see it interacting with a dual data center environment. I need to emphasize that this discussion is based solely on the RTM version of the BlackBerry 10 Enterprise Server. For those who have read the blog before, you know that I’m passionate about … Read more

Get Exchange 2010 Move Information

When I’ve migrated mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, I was always asked how quickly the mailboxes moved. It wasn’t the easiest to figure this information out, but I was able to report on it after massaging the data for a while. Exchange 2010 moves store the information differently and you can access that … Read more

Mass Migration of Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 Users

My company went through a migration a few years ago of all of our users from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.  The mailbox moves were insanely time-consuming.  Each mailbox has to be taken offline during the migration and that meant many, many nights of sitting up all night staring at progress bars. Exchange 2010 handles … Read more

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