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Exchange Server 2010 Migration – Useful tools

Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer..Click here

The ExPDA tool performs a scan of your existing Exchange and Active Directory environments and produces a report that lists all items that require attention prior to deployment.

Exchange Server Profile Analyzer..Click here

The EPA tool performs a scan of either a single database or the entire organization to create an aggregated report of mailbox statistical information.

Log Parser…Click here

Log Parser, a powerful tool for querying text-based log files such as those that are generated by IIS and Message Tracking on Exchange servers

Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer..Click here

This tool will help you analyze whether the configuration has been done properly.

Performance Monitor..Click here or click here

The built-in Performance Monitor tool for Windows lets you collect performance data for every element of the Exchange servers and use it for capacity planning of the new Exchange 2010 servers.

Mailbox Server Requirements Calculator…Click here

The most complicated server role in an Exchange Server 2010 environment to calculate the sizing for is the Mailbox Server role, particularly when it comes to storage.

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Exchange Management Console, Exchange Management Shell, Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer, Exchange server 2010, Exchange Server Profile Analyzer, Internet Information Services (IIS), Log Parser, Mailbox Server Requirements Calculator, Microsoft, Office, Remote Connectivity Analyzer, Software, Transport architecture | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Windows server 2008 to 2008 R2 upgrade – need to know

When you upgrade your server from Windows server 2008 to Windows server 2008 R2 upgrade, make sure that you write down all the IP’s related to each port, include SAN IP’s using iSCSI. The reason its because after you upgrade to Windows Servr 2008 R2, all the IP you setted up manually for the system, no matter whether it is local ip or SAN ip will be resetted and you have to do it manually again.

This is for your information that you should take a screen shoot or write it manually somewhere.

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Active Directory, iSCSI, Microsoft, New Service Pack, Software, Windows Server 2008 R2 | , | 1 Comment

First phase of Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport opens on Sunday

Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International receives its first “live” flight, Emirates Flight EK9883, a Boeing 777 freighter operating the Hong Kong-Dubai route and pilot by Captain Ahmad Bin Huzaim and First Officer Nabil Yousuf Ahmad Mohammad Rai Al Boom, on June 21, 2010….UAE evaluates new growth paths, says His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai…more info click here..courtsey Gulf News and more details of the first flight click here

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Dubai, UAE | , , | Leave a comment

Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Microsoft® Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) introduces new features and functionality to Forefront TMG 2010 Standard and Enterprise Editions.
The service pack includes the following new features and feature improvements:

New Reports
• The new User Activity report displays the sites and site categories accessed by any user.
• All Forefront TMG reports have a new look and feel.

Enhancements to URL Filtering
• You can now allow users to override the access restriction on sites blocked by URL filtering. This allows for a more flexible web access policy, in that users can decide for themselves whether to access a blocked site. This is especially useful for websites that have been incorrectly categorized.
• You can now override the categorization of a URL on the enterprise level; the override is then effective for each enterprise-joined array.
• Denial notification pages can now be customized for your organization’s needs.

Enhanced Branch Office Support
• Collocation of Forefront TMG and a domain controller on the same server, which can help reduce the total cost of ownership at branch offices.
• When installed on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 simplifies the deployment of BranchCache at the branch office, using Forefront TMG as the Hosted Cache server.

Support for publishing SharePoint 2010
• Forefront TMG SP1 supports secure publishing of SharePoint 2010.

To read the release notes, see the Forefront TMG Release Notes (SP1).
how to install and uninstall Forefront TMG Service Pack 1 (SP1)…click here
Download TMG SP1 click here

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Forefront, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft, New Service Pack, Sharepoint 2010, Software, Threat Management Gateway | , , | 1 Comment

Dell San Management – How to change a volume from clustered group to nonclustered group

Dell MD300i, if you want to change the Volume, which is already on a clustered group and want to use the same volume to a non-clustered group,

Go to San Management, click on the volume, and then click change

another popup window will come, select the Non clustered option and click ok

That’s it

June 26, 2010 Posted by | DELL, IP, iSCSI, SAN | , , , , | Leave a comment


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