December 2011 Entries

Domain Naming Service
Consider this article on DNS a prequel to the upcoming ADDS series. After all, any active directory implementation requires DNS integration. So what is DNS? DNS is a highly reliable, hierarchal, distributed and scalable database used for name resolution and service location. So basically it translates friendly names (www.contoso.com) in to IP addresses (11.12.13.14) allowing clients to connect to resources in the infrastructure without memorising pesky IP numbers. History of DNS When the DoD initially ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:48 PM | Comments (0)

Exchange 2010 multi tenancy
And here is the new and improved multi tenancy guide for Exchange 2010 SP2! Remember that this is no longer using the /hosted switch but your environment will still be supported until the next Exchange version comes along. http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:59 PM | Comments (0)

KB2644137: Windows Network Load Balancing does not work in an Exchange Server cluster
MS knowledge base article which is of interest: Consider the following scenario: You have multiple servers that are running Microsoft Exchange Server. The servers that are running Exchange Server are hosted in a VMware ESX environment. The servers that are running Exchange Server are part of a Windows Network Load Balancing cluster. Windows Network Load Balancing is configured to run in unicast mode. In this scenario, Windows Network Load Balancing may not work correctly. For example, network traffic ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:12 AM | Comments (0)

Exchange 2010 SP2!
Has been released! Get your copy right here! And make sure to get it while it is hot ! There has been some long awaited (at least by me ) features included in it and you can read more on that here. And don’t forget this service pack makes changes to the hosted environment supportability! We’ll have to wait a bit longer before we get more details on that but stay tuned! Technorati Tags: Exchange,environment ......

Posted On Monday, December 5, 2011 3:35 PM | Comments (0)

Email going the way of the Dodo?
Note that this is a “rant” about the following post: BOMBSHELL: Huge Company Bans Internal Email, Switches Totally To Facebook-Type-Stuff And Instant Messaging @ http://www.businessinsider.... At the end of November ABC posted an article stating Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos (formerly known as Atos Origin), wants to move to a “Zero-mail” policy for it’s internal communications. Mr Breton is not the first one to come up with this plan but his claim that he has not sent an ......

Posted On Sunday, December 4, 2011 5:27 PM | Comments (0)