Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:54

Mark, assume that FSMO roles left us in a messy state. Not a big problem. We can seize the faulty roles easily. And for the File Recovery Agent (FRA) certificate. The files on the DC may not be...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 02:46

Hi Mark,
Two remarks for your great article:
1) You say "to get rid of the existing ancient DC—just transfer the Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles and remove the AD role...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 09:19

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...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 23:59

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 - 00:39

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 - 14:08

Rod, I cannot agree with you more.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 14:08

Rod, I cannot agree with you more.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 01:09

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 - 04:48

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 - 07:46

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 - 09:39

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 - 03:16

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

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 07:06

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 - 02:32

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 - 04:16

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 - 01:12

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 03:15

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 - 09:48

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 - 09:36

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 13:09

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 - 01:55

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 - 11:45

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 - 05:51

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 - 03:44

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 - 13:35

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 - 08:42
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 - 11:45
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 - 11:36
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 - 06:36
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 - 15:33
" 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...
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