Archive for March, 2010

Exchange 2010 CAS server – level 300 Part2

March 27, 2010 Leave a comment
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Exchange 2010 Client Access Server – What is new in Architecture Level 300 – Part 1 Arabic

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment
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Windows 2000, XP, XP SP2 End of support

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

As you may be aware, there are a number of Microsoft Windows versions which will go out of support during the coming year. We want to help customers avoid the risk of running unsupported products in their environment.
Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server are approaching 10 years since their launch and both products will go out of support on July 13, 2010.
Windows XP was launched back in 2001. While support for the product will continue, Service Pack 2 will go out of support on July 13, 2010. From that date onwards, Microsoft will no longer support or provide free security updates for Windows XP SP2. Please install the free Service Pack 3 for Windows XP to have the most secure and supported Windows XP platform.
Finally, Windows Vista with no Service Packs installed will end support on April 13 2010. Please install the free Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista to have the most secure and supported Windows Vista platform.

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Bourne Leisure Just Got Mailscaped!!!

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

When it comes to leisure and recreation in the U.K., you only have to think of one name and they have you all covered! From resorts, holiday travel and luxury hotels, to recreational home sales and caravan parks, the Bourne Leisure Group and its subsidiary companies offer anything and everything you need to enjoy a holiday in the U.K.!

The Admin at Bourne Leisure first learned about Mailscape from and contacted us to evaluate the product. Since they are located in the U.K., we sent the lead over to our friends at Essential. The IT staff at Bourne Leisure were tasked with evaluating monitoring and reporting tools since their Quest renewals were coming due and upper management wanted to look at other products on the market in an effort to save money. Besides being more affordable than Quest’s products, the Admin and his team instantly liked the graphical display of data via Mailscape’s One Look Dashboard and were impressed with the ease of installation. They were so pleased with the benefits they received immediately from Mailscape that they removed Quest’s products and installed Mailscape in their place. This sale represents a large win as Mailscape is protecting all 8 servers in the client’s environment.

ENow would like to give special thanks to James Moody of Essential Computing for all his efforts in closing this huge deal. We congratulate James on his hat trick  (For those of you who don’t know what a hat trick is – it is a term used in hockey for when a player scores 3 goals in 1 game, and this represents his 3rd Mailscape sale, so we all tip our hats to you, James!)

About Bourne Leisure:
Bourne Leisure Group Limited, a leisure company, operates caravan holiday parks in the United Kingdom. It also designs, builds, and sells new and pre-owned holiday homes in its caravan holiday parks, as well as helps its clients to access finance and in subletting their holiday homes. The company was incorporated in 1969 and is based in Hemel Hempstead, the United Kingdom. Bourne Leisure Group Limited is a subsidiary of Bourne Leisure Holdings Ltd. The Bourne Leisure Group incorporates Butlins, Haven, Warner Leisure, Owners Exclusive, and UK Holiday Home Sales.

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DNS and Certificate Calculator for Exhcange 2007/2010 and OCS 2007 R2

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

this is the Updated Calculator, fixed some points and added Exchange support to it
you can use this calculator to create a single certificate tat can be used by Exchange and OCS, including Edge, FE, CWA and CAS servers.

You can get it from here:

Exchange 2010 – Session 3 – Performance and Scalability Considerations

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment
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Exhcange 2010 Session 2 – Upgrade and Coexistence with Exhcange 2003/2007 – Arabic Sessions

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment
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DAG Database Copy stays in Index crawling state, Server Seed Error Content Index is Crawling

March 5, 2010 2 comments

when you try to move the active copy of the database from an Exhcange 2010 mailbox server to another server in the DAG you receive : Server Seed Error Content Index is Crawling

you might recieve this error also:

A server-side seed operation has failed. Error: An error occurred while performing the seed operation, which may indica te a problem with the source disk. Error: Failed to open a log truncation context to source <>. Hresult: 0xc 7ff1004. Error: Error returned from an ESE function call (-1305).

the database copy state is healthy in the GIU, how ever when you do Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus you will get that copy status is crawling, to receive this error follow these steps:

Change to the following directory where the ResetSearchIndex.ps1 script is located:

:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Scripts

2. Suspend the mailboxdatabasecopy process from the active to the target passive node.

Suspend-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX1

3. Run the following script to remove the index directories that are associated with the specified mailbox database with the source mailbox.

ResetSearchIndex.ps1 -force sourcemailbox

4. Verify that the rebuilding of the index has completed:

a. Before doing the ResetSearchIndex – add this counter to a live Perfmon: MSExchange Search Indices\Full Crawl Mode Status

b. This counter will be 0 before running ResetSearchIndex and go to 1 during the full crawl and then back to 0 after ResetSearchIndex finishes

c. You will receive MSExchange Search Indexer Event ID 109 when the full crawl begins.

d. You will receive MSExchange Search Indexer Event ID 110 when the full crawl ends.

5. Reseed the Search Catalog: Exchange 2010 Help

6. Reseed the content index catalog from a specific source source node is the active

node MBX2 and the passive node is MBX1:

Update-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX1 -SourceServer MBX2 –CatalogOnly

7. Resume the mailboxdatabasecopy from the active node MBX2 to the passive node MBX1:

Resume-MailboxDatabaseCopy -Identity DB1\MBX1

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download Exchange 2010 rollup update 2

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment

it has been released but not shown announced on, glad that I am the first who is writing about it, download it from here:

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