Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 10:19am

It's been always problematic to find the last logon time of the users. My solution is a logon script which writes user's info to a file. First, I create a share on a server, with everyone-change...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:59am

John, .NET 3.5 is not cached to the local cache of binaries, you are right. But it is on the installation DVD so only thing you have to do is to instruct Server Manager to download files from...

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:39am

Satya Nadella reminds me John Akers, president of IBM before Louis Gertner. Akers became president when IBM was in turmoil. He declared many revolutionary statements, he made even some attempts,...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 3:08pm

Rod, I cannot agree with you more.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 3:08pm

Rod, I cannot agree with you more.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:09am

spurblock, I think you didn't understand DNS round-robin mechanism at all. This mechanism works just like dkalemis explained; the client gets all the ip addresses and tries the first one in the...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 5:48am

Microsoft declares war on IT Pros. And it is not new. It is very clear when you watch that most of the technical people working for Microsoft are outsourced. I see many of them carrying business...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 8:46am

first thing first: The author seems unaware of the fact that CAS in Exchange Server 2010 provides not only OWA, Activesynch, pop3, imap, but also the MAPI protocol. In fact, every connection from...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 10:39am

Rod, many times I tried to use Bing but couldn't find articles that I'm sure they exist at Microsoft Web site. Google suprisingly finds articles at the Web site! What a shame for Microsoft and...

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 4:16am

keruzam, Domino is a very bad idea. I'd rather use pigeons to communicate.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:06am

MrDak, let's analyse your arguments; 1) If Exchange Server updates are bad (2010 and 2013 updates are really bad indeed), LB cannot help because CAS array members are updated together. The same is...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:32am

NOBryan, is it enough for you to say just "you are wrong"? How about providing some arguments about it? As for the books, I authored seven books in Turkish about server environment; one of them is...

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 5:16am

Tony, in the past, Exchange 5.5-2000-2003 times, we installed and almost forgot our Exchange Servers. Using just a single server, most companies solved e-mail problems. Servers have been very...

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 2:12am

After 7 seven years, we are still "back to the basics" stage. Microsoft must be proud of itself.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 4:15am

I think Microsoft forgot the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid!) principle a long time ago. Now, any product from Microsoft is too complex to handle correctly. For example, to make Exhange Server up and...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:48am

one of reasons i hate powershell is that developers of Powershell arrogantly make changes in it. For example, there were import-mailbox and export-mailbox cmdlets. They were good and functional....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:36am

:) if salaries are good, why not? It'd be better than dealing with intricacies of Powershell.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:09pm

One thing I'm 100% sure is that PowerShell will be göne in the future. No use of investing on it. The reasons for this belief: 1) It is not as handy as the classical command Shell: You must...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:55am

mark, it is just ridiculous to say that diskpart is slow whereas Powershell is fast. Almost always Poweshell is too slow to load, too cryptic to decipher and not easily avaliable. get-volume and...

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:45pm

Rod, how about replacing servers with laptops? Laptops have many advantages over classical servers: 1) They are cheap 2) They have UPS on board 3) They consume much less power 4) They are quiet 5...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 6:51am

Need to restart Information Store service after adding a new database? The Exchange developers at Microsoft did a huge job in the wrong direction.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 4:44am

It is just immoral to supply the fix to only support contract customers.
My advice for current Exchange 2003 clients: Stick to your version and never, ever upgrade to Exchange 2007 or 2010....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:35pm

Paul, you're just kidding saying "Previous versions of documents and other data files are more easily accessible via a new feature called File History". No, it is not easier. It had been easier in...

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:42am
Bryon, I think you are the king of wishful thinking. I can't think of the new archtitecture be simpler to deploy. In the former versions, you have basically a back-end SQL server and and one or...
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:45pm
We just want real-time chat. Then, what is this "brick model", "windows fabric" service, "user data on front-end servers", etc. Do you remember the word "simplicity...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 12:36pm
Blair, unfortunately your resolutions are not welcome: PowerShell is just a waste of time. Its future is not bright. I think it will vanish just like silly Exchange roles (Hub Transport, Unified...
Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 7:36am
Sean, suggesting to have more than one DC for the small business server clients is a bad practice. It is not necessary or affordable. Backing up and restore AD is a very simple process using Windows...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:33pm
" It is a much better idea to sign up with Office 365 and have Microsoft provide Exchange Online to you." This may be better but the best thing to do is to sign up with Yandex! It is free...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:22pm
Hats off to mikesic. And I think "Windows" IT Pro mag is not a suitable place for command line praisers. go find a Linux magazine Michael.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:26am
http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-virtualisation-does-not-scale-4010021998/ Facebook refuses to employ virtualisation across its infrastructure, because the technology does not scale efficiently, the...
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