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  • Blog Post: Windows Backup, Windows 2008 and Exchange 2007…

    What are the options for backing up Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows 2008? Microsoft’s VSS based application that supports the Exchange 2007 VSS Writer. (.. DPM in other words) 3rd party ‘Exchange aware’ VSS based application 3rd party ‘Exchange aware’ streaming backup that uses the backup APIs locally on...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Recycle Bin

    This is worth a look on Edge : Active Directory Recycle Bin “The new Recycle Bin functionality in Server 2008 R2 is really cool - you can actually undelete objects, and all their attributes are restored as if the object never went away - no requirement to rejoin the domain for computer objects, for example...
  • Blog Post: Couple of DPM Podcasts on edge.technet.com…

    DPM 2007 SP1 -- how to do individual item restore for Exchange “This video continues the series of feature-level podcasts on DPM 2007, this week focusing on Exchange Server and item level restore. While DPM 2007 natively protects Exchange Storage Groups, and restores both SG's and DB's -- it does not...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 Read Only Domain Controllers and Exchange 2007…

    Alright so there is quite a lot of information out there now about Read Only Domain Controllers (RODCs) and Windows 2008 and it won’t be new to most that both Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 effectively ignore them.  See this excerpt f rom Exchange Server and Windows Server 2008 . “No version of...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides

    To quote Technet: “The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: My DPM article on 'You Had Me At EHLO' generated a number of comments...

    I recently posted an article to the Exchange Team site here - ' Protecting Exchange data with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) ' and received a number of comments. I thought I would discuss some of the issues here on my blog rather than with such a wide audience on 'You Had Me At...
  • Blog Post: More on ...Windows 2008 or Windows 2003?

    A blog on this same subject has just been posted to You Had Me At EHLO... and there are a few points that I'll add here which I didn't include in my original blog 'Windows 2008 or Windows 2003?' .  (...and I apologise for lifting these points directly from Scott's article.  There didn't seem...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 or Windows 2003?

    So you're about to deploy Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 and want to know which operating system to deploy.  There are a number of issues that you should be aware of when you are making this decision so I thought I would summarise a few points... The first has got to be the in-place upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2008...?

    So now that Windows Server 2008 has been released what versions of Exchange Server can we run on it...?  Well the earliest version that is supported to run on W2K8 is Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1.  It is not supported to run the RTM version of Exchange Server or indeed any previous...
  • Blog Post: Mark Russinovich on Windows 2008 and some other stuff...

    Slightly off-topic but here's a link to a great interview with Mark Russinovich regarding the Windows 2008 and Vista Kernels and other new stuff.  Well worth a look... Mark Russinovich: On Working at Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 Kernel, MinWin vs ServerCore, HyperV, Application Virtualization...
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