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Helping to keep large organizations' e-mail running

Mr. Proactive and Miss T. Proactive

I have been quiet on this blog for a number of reasons. Check out the new site for all PFEs who want...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/28/2011

Update: Direct Booking using Outlook 2010

There is now a KB article that is available regarding this.  It answers questions about how to...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2010

Direct Booking using Outlook 2010 against Exchange 2003 Servers

Now that Office 2010 has RTM’ed, we’ve started to see a number of issues pop up where customers are...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2010

Our new phones –Kin

Looks like we can now get to http://www.kin.com/.  Looks nice.  First phone to ship with...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/12/2010

Unboxing my Zune Originals Zune HD

It finally is here!   Sweet…

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 09/29/2009

How I install Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2

I have been messing around with the installation of Exchange 2010 RC on Windows 2008 R2.  I...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 08/24/2009

Exchange 2010 RC to RTM Upgrade… Can I Install into Production?

I mentioned in my last post that customers will be able to upgrade from the Release Candidate (RC)...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 08/20/2009

Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available

Today we announced that Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC) is available for download at:...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 08/18/2009

Exchange 2010 Beta is here!

Finally.  Exchange 14 is now officially Exchange 2010.  Learn more at...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/15/2009

Part 21 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport POP3 and IMAP4 In Exchange 2003, POP3 and IMAP4 were both...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/05/2009

Part 20 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Outbound SMTP connections to other messaging servers In...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/05/2009

Part 19 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Disclaimer messages In Exchange 2003, you needed to create...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 04/05/2009

Part 18 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Transport Allowing anonymous relay To enable anonymous relay in...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/20/2009

Microspotting

Every so often I like to head over to http://www.microspotting.com/ to see some of the stories about...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/18/2009

Part 17 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Managing Client Access Always Up to Date \ Direct Push In Exchange...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/17/2009

Part 16 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks: Resource Scheduling Resource Scheduling in...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/16/2009

Part 15 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks: Mailbox Permissions and Query-Based  ...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/09/2009

Part 14 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here   Administrative Tasks: Creating Mailboxes and Exmerge  ...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/28/2009

Part 13 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks: Recovery Storage Groups In Exchange 2003, you...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/27/2009

Part 12 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here   Administrative Tasks – Public Folder Management and Public...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/27/2009

Part 11 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks – MBConn.exe and Offline Address Books...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 12/31/2008

Part 10 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks – Mailbox Manager vs. Messaging Records...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2008

Part 9 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Administrative Tasks - Address Lists In Exchange 2003, you created...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 11/10/2008

Part 8 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Setting Recipient Policies in Exchange 2003 In Exchange 2003, the...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 11/06/2008

Part 7 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Setting Connector Limits in Exchange 2007 Below are the 5 different...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/21/2008

Part 6 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Message size restrictions In Exchange 2003, you would customize the...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/17/2008

Me, In Avatar Form

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/13/2008

Part 3 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Stop or start Public Folder replication in 2003 vs. 2007 In Part 2,...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/01/2008

Part 2 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

To return to part 1 click here Synchronizing Public Folder hierarchy replication in 2003 vs. 2007 In...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/01/2008

Part 1 - I used to do it this way… Now how do I do it? Administering Exchange 2003 vs. Exchange 2007

A while ago I ran across an article by Andrea Fowler on TechNet entitled: Then and Now: Comparing...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 10/01/2008

Microsoft Video: Your Digital Lifestyle

I first saw this nearly a year ago?  Almost every person I know who has seen this thinks that...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 03/14/2008

Preparing your AD for Exchange 2007 SP1

There are a number of switches that can be used for getting the Active Directory ready for the...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/11/2008

Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008?

After spending some time thinking about the question regarding whether you should deploy Exchange...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/11/2008

Getting a Head Start on Using Exchange 2007 SP1 with Windows 2008

I wanted to test out the installation of Exchange 2007 SP1 on a Windows 2008 server. Since you can...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 12/28/2007

You Don't Have to be Running a 64bit OS to Extend the Schema for Exchange 2007

Whew! You finally got Exchange 5.5 out of the picture and are now are focused on getting Exchange...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 07/18/2007

200 GB limit on Database Sizes?

A customer of mine mentioned that they were told by a vendor that Microsoft recommends that Exchange...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 06/11/2007

I changed the title

I changed the title of this blog. It used to be "A day in the life of an Advisory Support Engineer",...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 06/11/2007

Databases might not mount after installing Exchange DST fix 926666

There has been a decent amount of chatter externally about this, so I was very glad that we finally...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 02/09/2007

A recommendation regarding DST 2007 patches

I am recommending to my customers that they not install the Windows patches for DST 2007 available...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/19/2007

Running Outlook 2003 vs. Outlook 2007 against Exchange 2007

What functionality would you lose if you ran Outlook 2003 against an Exchange 2007 server instead of...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/15/2007

Updated DST 2007 Information

Today, Microsoft posted some much awaited information about the steps that will be necessary for...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/08/2007

Yes, Microsoft gave me a laptop and it has Vista on it

In the interest of being open about it... I am submitting this blog post right now using a Microsoft...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 01/02/2007

Much Less Than An Unlimited Number

I found this funny....

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 07/03/2006

Not Live from Boston – It’s Tech-Ed 2006!!! (Sunday)

It’s been 3 days since I got here and I finally have gotten around to writing an update. Sunday: It...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2006

I'll be at Tech-Ed 2006

Just a note to let everyone know that I'll be at Tech-Ed 2006 in Boston. I'll be there with one of...

Author: GerodS [MSFT] Date: 06/08/2006

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