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Recently I got an error while installing a second node in a SQL 2005 Cluster.

I installed from the customers’ installation eOpen ressources (with two CDs) and everything looked O.K.
While the installer tried to cleanup installation an misleading error occured.

“Can’t access cluster ressource”

I searched in many newsgroups, forums etc. but none of the answers matches my problem.
I asked my colleague Stefan L. and he remembered he had a similar problem.

The setup can’t handle the two Folders (CD1 and CD2) so you manually have to copy the files from CD1 into the CD2 folder. It’s important to do this in this direction because CD2 setup.exe would launch only the client setup.

Cheers,

Chris

Earlier last year, we announced that Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 would be coming in the first half of 2013. Later, we updated the timeframe to Q1 2013. Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3, which is ready to download.

Service Pack 3 is a fully slipstreamed version of Exchange 2010. The following new features and capabilities are included within SP3:

  • Coexistence with Exchange 2013:Customers who want to introduce Exchange Server 2013 into their existing Exchange 2010 infrastructure will need the coexistence changes shipping in SP3.NOTE: Exchange 2010 SP3 allows Exchange 2010 servers to coexist with Exchange 2013 CU1, which is also scheduled to be released in Q1 2013. Customers can test and validate this update in a representative lab environment prior to rolling out in their production environments as an important coexistence preparatory step before introducing Exchange Server 2013 CU1.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012: With SP3, you can install and deploy Exchange Server 2010 on computers that are running Windows Server 2012.
  • Support for Internet Explorer 10: With SP3, you can use IE10 to connect to Exchange 2010.
  • Customer Requested Fixes: All fixes contained within update rollups released before SP3 will also be contained within SP3. Details of our regular Exchange 2010 release rhythm can be found in Exchange 2010 Servicing.

In addition to the customer reported issues resolved in previous rollups, this service pack also resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

Note: Some of the following KB articles may not be available at the time of publishing this post.

2552121 You cannot synchronize a mailbox by using an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2729444 Mailboxes are quarantined after you install the Exchange Server 2010 SP2 version of the Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack

2778100 Long delay in receiving email messages by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2779351 SCOM alert when the Test-PowerShellConnectivity cmdlet is executed in an Exchange Server 2010 organization

2784569 Slow performance when you search a GAL by using an EAS device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2796950 Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe process consumes excessive CPU resources when a SCOM server monitors Exchange Server 2010 Client Access servers

2800133 W3wp.exe process consumes excessive CPU and memory resources on an Exchange Client Access server after you apply Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

2800346 Outlook freezes and high network load occurs when you apply retention policies to a mailbox in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment

2810617 Can’t install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 when you define a Windows PowerShell script execution policy in Group Policy

2787500 Declined meeting request is added back to your calendar after a delegate opens the request by using Outlook 2010

2797529 Email message delivery is delayed on a Blackberry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

2800080 ErrorServerBusy response code when you synchronize an EWS-based application to a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

(Source: EHLO Team Blog)

Hi folks,

I wrote less in the past month because I focused on work and Microsoft certification.The certification path was very straight – upgrading skills from MCITP to MCAS Server 2012 followed by the two Server Infrastructure exams 70-413 and 70-414.

MCSA    MCSE

In the next monts I’ll go forward to MCSE Messaging and Communications with Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 and I’ll keep blogging about infrastructure and messaging topics.

Next week I’ll post some experiences I made with my new Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8.

Cheers,

Chris

2012 in review

Posted: January 4, 2013 in Info
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Hey folks,

I wish all of you a happy new year. Thank you all for visiting my site and supporting me with hints and comments. I look forward to an exciting 2013 with all the new Microsoft products – particulary Exchange 2013.

Cheers, Chris

Here is an extract of the 2012 review:

4.329 films were submitted to the Cannes Film Festival 2012. This Blog had over 17.000  in 2012. If each visitor was a movie, this blog would fill 4 Film Festivals.

Click HERE for the complete review.

Hello folks,

today the Exchange CXP team released the following update rollups to the Download Center. All three releases cover Security Bulletin MS12-080. Because this is a security release, the updates will also be available on Microsoft Update.

Read more on Tony Redmonds Blog.

Cheers,

Chris

(Source: EHLO Blog )

The New Exchange Reaches RTM!

Posted: October 17, 2012 in Exchange 2013, Info
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Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Exchange.

Moments ago, the Exchange engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Exchange via multiple distribution channels to our business customers. General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013.

We have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Exchange within their organizations:

  • We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service updates, starting in November through general availability.
  • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download Exchange Server 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.

Since announcing the Preview of the new Exchange back in July, the EHLO team has been actively blogging about the features and capabilities of the new Exchange.  We’re excited to start getting the finished product into the hands of our customers!

For those who are interested in learning more about the new Exchange, check out the series of posts that have been published over the past couple months:

In addition to Exchange, the new Office, SharePoint, and Lync have also reached RTM.  For more information on the announcement, go to Office News.  Thanks again for your continued support, and please do keep the feedback coming!

Source: EHLO Blog

Cheers, Chris

The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the first half of calendar year 2013 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to our customers. With SP3, the following new features and capabilities will be included:

Coexistence with Exchange 2013: Customers that want to introduce Exchange Server 2013 into their existing Exchange 2010 infrastructure will need the coexistence changes shipping in SP3.

Support for Windows Server 2012: With Service Pack 3, you will have the ability to install and deploy Exchange Server 2010 on machines running Windows Server 2012.

Customer Requested Fixes: All fixes contained within update rollups released prior to Service Pack 3 will also be contained within SP3. Details of our regular Exchange 2010 release rhythm can be found in Exchange 2010 Servicing.

In order to support these newly added features, there will be a requirement for customers to update their Active Directory schema. We are communicating the required changes ahead of the release date in order to assist our customers with planning their upgrade path ahead of time.

We hope these announcements come as welcome news to you. It is our custom to provide ongoing improvements to features, functionality and security of Exchange Server, based largely on customer feedback, and to provide continual innovation on an already great messaging product. We look forward to receiving your comments and announcing more detailed information as we continue to develop the features that will be included in SP3.

Kevin Allison
General Manager
Exchange Customer Experience

(Source:  EHLO Blog)

Hi folks,

for several reasons you have to do an export of users with some attributes. To do this easily you can use CSVDE (Comma Separated Value Data Exchange) to export users from specified OUs to an CSV file:

csvde.exe -m -n -u -f c:\temp\userexport_ou01.csv -d “ou=01,dc=yourdomain,dc=com” -l “samaccountname,sn,mail,msexchhomeservername”

Thanks to Yusuf for his great export article -> Yusufs Directory Blog

Cheers,

Chris

Holidays….

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Info
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….. you can not always do only Exchange; sometimes you have to relax and make holiday – so I’ll do. I will relax the next two weeks in Italy to be ready for further Exchange / AD challenges and hope to see the new Server 2012 soon.

Cheers,

Chris