945684: Description of Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Holy sh1t have you read the fixes that are in this!

925252: The Store.exe process uses almost 100 percent of CPU resources, and the size of the public folder store increases quickly in Micorosoft Exchange Server 2007
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Consider the following scenario. You create a Contacts folder in public folder tree that is located in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment. Additionally, you add some contacts in the Contacts folder. A user opens the properties of the Contacts folder in Microsoft Office Outlook. Then, the user clicks to select the Show this folder as an e-mail Address book check box in the Outlook address book, opens the Outlook address book, and then browses to the Contacts folder. In this scenario, the Store.exe process on the Exchange Server 2007 server uses almost 100 percent of CPU resources. Additionally, the size of the public folder store increases quickly.

941655: The Store.exe process stops responding, and event ID 9659 is logged on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server
The Store.exe process stops responding on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

942424: On an Exchange Server 2007-based computer, the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops unexpectedly when you start the service or when you mount a database store
On a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007-based computer, the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops unexpectedly when you start the service or when you mount a database store.

943371: Event IDs 8206, 8213, and 8199 are logged in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment
…many transaction logs are created. This situation causes the hard disk drive to become full, the stores to unmount, and cluster continuous replication (CCR) to stop functioning.

943479: Some source mailboxes are merged into one target mailbox after you use a Move-Mailbox cmdlet to migrate the mailboxes from a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 organization to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization
You use a Move-Mailbox cmdlet to migrate the mailboxes from a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 organization to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization. To speed up the migration process, you run a migration script that executes multiple parallel processes with the Move-Mailbox cmdlets on the Exchange servers. However, duplicate aliases exist after the migration process. Additionally, multiple source mailboxes are merged into one target mailbox.

944451: Only the entries in the MailSubmission log are returned when you run the Get-MessageTrackingLog cmdlet against a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server that hosts both the Hub Transport role and the Mailbox role
You run the Get-MessageTrackingLog cmdlet to search the message tracking logs against a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server that hosts both the Hub Transport role and the Mailbox role. However, the results that are returned include only the entries in the MailSubmission log.

945428: An e-mail message is in disorder and is unreadable in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment
In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment, an e-mail message is in disorder and is unreadable. However, the same e-mail message is readable if it is received by a user in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 environment.

942647: The display name of an e-mail address is not encoded correctly according to RFC 2047 when you use extended characters in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment, you send an e-mail message to an external user. However, the e-mail address is not correctly encoded according to RFC 2047

  • The display name of the recipient or of the sender is in the Lastname, Firstname format.
  • The display name of the recipient or of the sender contains an umlaut

Description of Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

WHAT! just found this and in the nick of time
Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=945684
Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1).
Check the KB for the list of fixes … and there is a LOT!

Hardcoding an AD Site

Paul sent me this so I could put an Exchange server in to a Lag AD site.  It is very cool!

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/55956.mspx?mfr=true

Create the following reg key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNetlogonParameters

Key: SiteName
DataType: REG_SZ

Value:

937194: The product service strategy for Exchange Server 2007

Any another one .. interesting how you could never find them when you want them

 


Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937194/ 

This article describes the product service strategy that Microsoft uses to help support Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

The way that we service Exchange 2007 differs from the way that we service earlier versions of Exchange. This new service method offers many advantages over earlier methods. This method differs from earlier methods with regard to the following:

  • Update contents
  • Installer technology
  • Fixes that are included

This article describes these differences. Additionally, this article contains information about how you can best deploy updates for Exchange 2007.

 
 

937052: How to obtain the latest update rollup for Exchange 2007

Interesting KB! and to keep an eye on!


Source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=937052 

This article describes how to obtain the latest update rollup for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Update rollups are a common way to distribute Exchange 2007 fixes and Exchange 2007 modifications. You can install the latest update rollup to help keep the product up-to-date.

Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Welcome to the Family

Sean posted this and I wanted to share it will you all.

What is cool is that the Standard Edition – Contains the following Microsoft Products:

  • Windows Standard Server 2008
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Windows SharePoint Services v3
  • Microsoft Forefront security for Exchange
  • Windows Live OneCare for the Server
  • Integration with Office Live (in countries where Office Live is available)

With Exchange 2007 you could get unified messaging and exchange and windows 2008 for next to nothing.  This opens up VOIP for a whole new Small Business Market … rock on!

According to PressPass, you should be able to buy it in the second half of 2008!

Goodbye HD-DVD

So unless you have had your head in the sand you wll know by now that Toshiba has canned the HD-DVD format and the Sony backed BluRay was won the day (I supposed it had to win something after loosing the Betamax vs. VHS video tape battle)

Anyway the good people over at reghardware have written an Obituary: HD DVD 2002-2008.

It makes a really good read, check it out: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/02/19/ft_hd_dvd_obit/

Windows 2003 SP2 & Exchange 2003 – Part II

Okay so came back with this:

  1. Please Update storport.sys to the latest version (946448), and Hp storport drivers (this can be easily accomplish by
  2. Update Broadcom nics
  3. Turnoff TCP Chimney per kb912222 (I believe It’s already turned off)
  4. Disable Checksum Offloading. 

Additional information:
http://www.broadcom.com/drivers/faq_drivers.php#33
http://www.broadcom.com/drivers/oemsupportlinks.php

Yeah okay, so we have done, 2,3 and 4.  The storport update didn’t make much difference, but this did 


So comparing two identical clusters 01 and 03.  Both are ProLiant DL585 G2  with Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x86, Exchange 2003 with the latest patches and have four storage groups each.  They also have /3GB /USERVA=3030 /BASEVIDEO added to boot.ini

01 is using one HP NC364T PCIe Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter
03 is using one HP NC380T PCIe DP Multifunc Gig Server Adapter and the onboard HP NC371i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

The NC371i & NC380T are Broadcom NICs while the NC364T are Intel

03 Nonpaged from Task Manager: 88,252
01 Nonpaged from Task Manager: 61,192

As you can see, the Intel cards are much better on Nonpaged memory … now lets see if HP will swap these out! 

 


BTW, the latest Exchange 2003 patches I applied are:

  • 887580 When you set a rule to autoforward a double-byte character set e-mail message in Exchange Server 2003, the original DBCS subject line in the header of the message is corrupted
  • 908259 Error message when you run the Eseutil command to determine the amount of free space in a database file in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1: “Usage error: Source database has no streaming file”
  • 909068 A meeting request acceptance message from a Lotus Notes user generates an NDR, and the acceptance message is stuck in the local delivery queue in Exchange Server 2003
  • 909989 Error message when you log on to Outlook Web Access on an Exchange Server 2003 front-end server: “401”
  • 910035 When you generate a Mailbox Manager report in Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2, the report displays incorrect mailbox size information and “null”
  • 910268 Meetings are unexpectedly moved one hour ahead in the last week of October in Exchange Server 2003
  • 910272 The “Sender ID Filtering” feature does not work correctly in an Exchange Server 2003 SP2 server
  • 912480 An Exchange Server 2003 server that hosts many Outlook client sessions may run out of paged pool memory
  • 914148 Event ID: 1080 occurs every three seconds when you are using Exchange Server 2003 SP2 in a clustered environment
  • 940012 A stub object is left behind in the source database for certain users after a move mailbox operation is complete in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
    • This is a great one.  We saw this went we move mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2003 and then back again!

Hotplug

Found this on Bruce’s blog (http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/02/hotplug_1.html)

Check it out! http://www.wiebetech.com/products/HotPlug.php

With HotPlug, you can move a computer without powering it down!

We created this product for our Government/Forensic customers – but it has IT uses as well. Need to move a server without powering it down? HotPlug can do it.

Bottom line: WiebeTech’s HotPlug LT allows hot seizure and removal of computers from the field to anywhere else on the planet. HotPlug LT keeps power flowing to the computer while transferring the computer’s power input from one A/C source (such as a wall outlet or power strip) to another (a portable UPS) and back again.

check out the youtube video! http://www.wiebetech.com/videos/HPLT_Demo.php

 

Windows 2003 SP2 & Exchange 2003

Here we go again.  So nice new DL585 G2.  Slapped Exchange 2003 on SP2 and few other fixes and then started noticing there:

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Application Popup
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    333
Description:
An I/O operation initiated by the Registry failed unrecoverably. The Registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system’s image of the Registry.

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Srv
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    2019
Computer:    GBRPSMMSWM06NA
Description:
The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty.

I have /3g /userva:3030.

When you open task manager, Nonpaged is 96512!

This is Windows 2003 Ent with SP2  .. any ideas?