Exclude domain-controllers to be used by Exchange

As you may already know Exchange does a discovery to find the domain controllers  in the AD. When you have a look at the application event log you will see events with the source _MsExchange ADAccess _and Event id _2080. _This event will be seen every 15 minutes, this because the check is performed every 15 minutes.

Exchange 2010 RTM available

Yes it’s here the RTM version of Exchange 2010. At 9:00AM local  time in the US a blog is posted on MsExchangeteam.com by the Exchange Team. The RTM status means that the software will be available for a selective group of people.  Suspected is that Exchange 2010 will be available for everyone early November, it will be launched during TechEd Berlin.

Create a new room and set permissions in one step

A really simple Powershellscript, the script below will make it possible to create a room and will add extra permissions to it:

Exchange 2007: install a certificate

Exchange 2010 will propably be RTM soon, so before that a new tutorial for Exchange 2007.

Supported upgrade paths

As Exchange 2010 is almost there you may got the question from which version of Exchange can I upgrade to 2010 and which versions can run besides each other. Below an overview of this and the prerequisites you must met:

Access is denied. HResult =-2147024891

At least I had time to upgrade Exchange to SP2 and install Exchange 2010 RC in the same  organization. Everything went well on first sight. The only issue which I discovered was when opening the CAS server below the server configuration folder. In that case it displayed the following error message: “Unable to create IIS (Internet Information Services) Directory Entry. Error Message is: Access is denied. HResult =-2147024891.

Exchange 2010 – ECP

Exchange 2010 RC is available for a while now and just as with every new version Exchange 2010 contains many new features. One of this feature is the Exchange Control Panel, with this option administrators/users can modify several items. Besides this users of specific groups can perform compliance searches via the Exchange Control Panel.

DNS records needed for Exchange

DNS records and Exchange, it’s not really hard but it’s very important to configure them correctly. Incorrect DNS records and especially pointer records can cause issues with mail delivery.

Exchange 2007 SP2

If everything goes OK Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 will be released tonight and else tomorrow. That’s what a post from Paul Rowden (Release Manager Exchange Development) will tell you. Paul posted the text below:

Moving logs of a CCR enabled storage group

When you would like to change the log path of a normal storage group it’s not very hard, but when you want to change the log path of a storage group which is CCR enabled then you will need to do a few more things.