Category Archives: Exchange

To R2 or not to R2?

That is indeed the question. This was something that I was concerned about but with the release of the new Exchange 2007 MP it is confirmed – this is an R2 only MP. This is great if you are on R2 but as R2 is a Software Assurance release there will be organisations that bought …

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Exchange 2007 MP Oddities

This post relates to OpsMgr 2007 SP1 with Exchange 2007 MP v6.0.6461.0. Normally I ensure that there is an agent on each Exchange server before deploying the MP. This ensures that the underlying OS and IIS are OK before getting involved in the Exchange MP. But on this occasion the customer had one Exchange server …

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Discoveries

I was investigating a problem with a SQL server having 100% CPU spikes. I found that Sysinternals Process Monitor invaluable in helping me see what was going on. What was happening was that a large number of scripts were running at the same time and as it was a SQL cluster with multiple instances (this …

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Help on Exchange Reports in the Guide

One of the annoying things with doing reports in OpsMgr 2007 is getting the target right so you can get data in the report. I posted about this and Kevin Holman has also done a post. I am pleased to see that in the latest MP Guide for Exchange 2003 (released a few days ago), …

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Exchange 2007 SP1 MP

The updated management pack was release on 22nd June and is version 6.0.6278.12. So far so good. And as with all these things it is good to read the MP guide that is extracted as part of the MSI package before installing it. Some key points (there are more in the guide) The management pack …

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SolarWinds free Exchange Monitor

Saw this at 4Sysopshttp://4sysops.com/archives/solarwinds-exchange-monitor/ Nothing to do with SCOM but it does provide monitoring. Reminds me of Quest Spotlight. By the Quest do some free tools including Spotlight for Windows – http://www.quest.com/free-tools/. SolarWinds Exchange Monitor is small and neat but it can only point to one server at a time and it does not remember …

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Exchange 2007 SP1 MP in the Works

I saw this in the newsgroup and thought it was worth passing on to a wider audience. From Åke Pettersson [MSFT] 21st May 2008. Hello, so let me try to give you a bit of context around what we are trying to do, and the reasons behind the schedule changes. With the release of the …

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