Monthly Archives: April 2010

DNS and Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2

OCS 2007 and 2007 R2 are just like many of Microsoft’s newer communications products in that they are heavily reliant on DNS being properly configured. Of course, DNS is a major player in all things networking today, but with OCS, … Continue reading

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I Heart Sconfig.exe

I have been working with Windows Server 2008 Server Core versions more and more lately. It seems that more companies have been starting to see the benefit for servers deployed in the perimeter network as well as for key services … Continue reading

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How Many VHDs can I Store in a Single CSV Drive in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters?

This question has come up in recent email conversations between the Cluster MVPs and the Microsoft Cluster team. There are several concerns, such as: A single disk in Windows will use a single command queue. If you have several VHDs … Continue reading

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Elevated Permissions Required for Cumulative Updates

It is very common for administrators to receive errors when applying Cumulative Updates (roll-ups) for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2010, and Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2. Remember, these are changes that require administrative permissions and you … Continue reading

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MailboxStatistics Reports

I keep getting this simple question: "How can I find the list of attributes that I can use for a report on the Mailbox Statistics?"   The answer is simple, but I keep forgetting it. Simply pipe the results for … Continue reading

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