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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 1 – Update Exchange 2007 to SP3

This page is part 1 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with updating an Exchange 2007 SP1 environment to SP3. You will need to be a schema administrator to complete all steps below. As with any

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 2 – Install Exchange 2010 Client Access Server

This page is part 2 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with provisioning a new virtual machine (VM) on a Hyper-V 2008 Host. The VM will be a Client Access Server (CAS) running Windows Server 2008 R2, it

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 3 – Autodiscover / certificates / federation creation

This page is the third and final step in the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with setting up (or updating) autodiscover, creating certificates and finally creating a Microsoft Federated Gateway. It assumes you have completed Step 1 and

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Add additional DNS server to Windows Server 2008 Core NIC configuration

An issue occurred at a previous employer whereby a Server 2008 (Core) Hyper-V server had been set up with only a primary DNS server on both NICs. This may have resulted in an issue if the DNS server went down

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Exchange Routine Checks

It is recommended to have a daily automated (or manually triggered) task to check the status of your Exchange infrastructure. One of the many benefits of Windows PowerShell is the ability to easily script some quite complex tasks. Microsoft have

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Create a test copy of a live website with database back-end

This guide describes the process followed to create a copy of a logging system called TalkBox, however the steps should be similar for any database system with a web front-end. Obviously you shouldn’t make any changes to a live system.

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Managing Exchange 2007 and 2010 Servers from the same machine

As the Exchange 2007 and 2010 technologies are markedly different, you can only manage Exchange 2007 servers from the Exchange 2007 Exchange Management Console (EMC) and Exchange 2010 servers from the Exchange 2010 EMC. Fortunately you can install both the

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Manually synchronising WSUS

This guide was created to be used on a Windows Server 2003 machine with the WSUS role installed. There should be an automatic synchronisation of WSUS updates which runs every morning. However when planning on installing Windows Updates on servers

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Obtain RAM information from a Windows machine without opening the case

This guide will work on all machines running Windows XP or newer. To get DIMM location and capacity (in bytes) of all memory sticks in a machine run: wmic MEMORYCHIP get banklabel, capacity, caption, devicelocator, partnumber at a command prompt.

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Using Robocopy to manually manage backups

This guide was created for a call logging system which generated thousands of audio files every day. It ran on an old Windows XP PC and all of the files were saved to a local disk. There was a manual

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