Webcast Reschedule: TechNet Webcast: Protecting Exchange Server 2010 Using Hybrid Forefront Protection for Exchange (Level 300)

Just an FYI, this webcast was has been rescheduled for:

Date: 02/12/2010
Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM U.S. Pacific Time

… Attend this webcast to learn how Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 work better together. Discover how Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) facilitate the protection of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 from malware, unsolicited e-mail, and other security threats.

#Exchange 2010 Training Day 5

#Exchange2010 … Last day …

Check it link for more details around RBAC and role assignments .. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298183(EXCHG.140).aspx

I love this cmdlet:
Get-ManagementRoleAssignment –role “Mailbox Search” –GetEffectiveusers | FL Name, RoleAssigneeName, EffectiveuserName, AssignmentChain

As for certs you need to change the script to get it to work:
Import-ExchangeCertificate -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path c:certificatesIssuedCert.p7b -Encoding byte -ReadCount 0))

This script will check a DAG and compare the current database owner with the activationpreference.  The first script will just report the status, while the second one will move the database

Get-MailboxDatabase | Sort Name | FOREACH {$db=$_.Name; $xNow=$_.Server.Name ;$dbown=$_.ActivationPreference| Where {$_.Value -eq 1};  Write-Host $db “on” $xNow “Should be on” $dbOwn.Key -NoNewLine; If ( $xNow -ne $dbOwn.Key){Write-host ” WRONG” -ForegroundColor Red; }ELSE{Write-Host ” OK” -Foregroundcolor Green}}

This will actually move the databases too
Get-MailboxDatabase | Sort Name | FOREACH {$db=$_.Name; $xNow=$_.Server.Name ;$dbown=$_.ActivationPreference| Where {$_.Value -eq 1};  Write-Host $db “on” $xNow “Should be on” $dbOwn.Key -NoNewLine; If ( $xNow -ne $dbOwn.Key){Write-host ” WRONG” -ForegroundColor Red; Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase $db -ActivateOnServer $dbOwn.Key -confirm:$False}ELSE{Write-Host ” OK” -Foregroundcolor Green}}

The installation / Transition steps I used:

  • Prepare Schema and Domain for Exchange 2007
  • Install a Multi Role Exchange 2007 Server with SP1
  • Apply the Exchange 2010 Schema
    • PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions
    • PrepareSchema
    • PrepareAD
    • PrepareDomain
  • Upgrade Exchange 2007 Server with SP2
  • I then installed a multi-role Exchange 2010 server with the Hub / CAS Roles

Software Requirements for Exchange 2010

Description

Tools Only

Mailbox

UM

Client Access

Edge

HT

.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (No R2)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Shell 2.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows Remote Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MS Filter Pack

 

Yes

     

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Server

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Metabase

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Basic-Auth

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Windows-Auth

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Net-Ext

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Digest-Auth

     

Yes

   

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-Dyn-Compression

     

Yes

   

ServerManagerCmd -i NET-HTTP-Activation

     

Yes

   

ServerManagerCmd -i Web-ISAPI-Ext

     

Yes

   

ServerManagerCmd -i RPC-over-HTTP-proxy

     

Yes

   

ServerManagerCmd -i Desktop-Experience

   

Yes

     

ServerManagerCmd -i ADLDS

       

Yes

 

ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Here is a script to check Inherited permissions on an OU:
http://flaphead.dns2go.com/archive/2009/05/07/inherited-ou-rights.aspx

#Exchange 2010 Training Day 2

Bl00dy Live writer overwrote my notes .. so if anyone has them all please let me know .. here is day 2

#Exchange2010 .. Some links from today

http://loadbalancer.org/

Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/11/30/453327.aspx

Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 on HP Proliant systems can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state if the host has HP Insight Management Agents running
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016070

How Are Messages Routed Between Active Directory Sites

  • If the message target recipient is within the same Active Directory site, the Hub Transport server delivers the message directly to the Mailbox server where the recipient mailbox resides.
  • If the message is targeted to a recipient located in a different Active Directory site, the Hub Transport server sends it directly to a Hub Transport server in the target Active Directory site. This means that the message is not transferred to each Active Directory site along the least-cost routing path as in previous Exchange versions. Instead, Exchange Server selects the target Hub Transport server by using round-robin load-balancing mechanisms. Another Hub Transport server is chosen only if the preferred Hub Transport server is unavailable.

To modify the default message flow, you can:

  • Configure hub sites to add additional hops to the message delivery
  • Configure Exchange-specific routing costs to override the IP site link costs
  • Configure expansion servers for distribution groups

#Exchange 2010 Training Day 1

#Exchange2010 … For the guys on the training here.

When you use the GUI wizard to create a new mailbox, there is a check box that says “Specify the mailbox database rather than using a database automatically selected” .. How does the database get automatically selected?  What criteria gets used?

  1. Gather all databases in the org
  2. Exclude any that are marked for exclusion
  3. Exclude any that are not in the same AD site as the provisioning server
  4. Pick one randomly – check if it’s “up” according to active manager. If yes, use it. If no, repeat step #4.

For #2 Set-MailboxDatabase -IsExcludedFromProvisioning:$True

The IsExcludedFromProvisioning parameter specifies that this database is permanently not considered by the mailbox provisioning load balancer. If the IsExcludedFromProvisioning parameter is enabled, new mailboxes aren’t added automatically to this database. You can manually add a mailbox if your role permits.

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange Server (Level 300)

Roll up roll up register why you can … in the UK it’s 1800-1900 :-|

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032428203&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, November 04, 2009: Virtualizing business critical applications delivers significant benefits, including cost savings, enhanced business continuity, and an agile and efficient management solution. In this webcast, we focus on virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server using Microsoft solutions, we discuss the benefits of using Microsoft virtualization technologies instead of technologies from key competitors such as VMware, and we provide technical guidance and best practices for virtualizing Exchange Server in various production scenarios. We also discuss results from lab deployment tests.

Free Exchange 2010 Training

Check these out:

Collection 6899: Exploring Features of Exchange Server 2010
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=249671

This two-hour collection provides you with an overview of the new features in Exchange Server 2010. It also describes the enhancements made over Exchange Server 2007.
The clinics within this collection cover:

  • New features in Exchange Server 2010
  • Technology enhancements
  • Management tools used in Exchange Server 2010
  • Managing a Mailbox server
  • Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010
  • High availability features in Exchange Server 2010

Clinic 6900: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=117959&tab=overview

This one-hour clinic describes Exchange Server 2010 features, deployment scenarios, and development platform options.  It also contains descriptions of tools used for managing Exchange Server 2010.
This clinic covers the following topics:

  • Exchange Server 2010 features
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Business-to-business support
  • Storage, compliance, and development platform enhancements
  • How RBAC works
  • Management tools such as EMC, PowerShell, and ECP

Clinic 6901: Exchange Server 2010 in an Enterprise
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=118212&tab=overview

This one-hour clinic describes Exchange Server 2010 features that are useful in an enterprise. It covers features such mailbox server configurations, unified messaging, and high availability.
This clinic covers the following topics:

  • Features of a Mailbox server
  • How Unified Messaging works in 2010
  • Mailbox Availability in Exchange Server 2010                                    
  • Data Protection in Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server – Training Portal

Funky baby, check out this stuff, training for Exchange 2007 and 2010!


http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/training/exchange-server.aspx

…  Take advantage of new Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 training resources and become an expert on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Exchange Server 2010 is the first server in a new generation of Microsoft server technology that is built from the ground up to work on-premises and as an online service. It helps you simplify administration, protect communications, and meet user demand for greater business mobility

The new suite of Exchange Server 2010 training resources is designed to differentiate technology skills and job-role skills clearly, cover skills relevant to today’s real-world IT functions, and streamline certification with simplified, specific learning roadmaps.

Hands on Lab: What’s new in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
This lab provides an opportunity for experienced Exchange administrators to configure and validate some of the new features in Exchange Server 2010. It also provides a brief exposure to some of the most important new features and new administration tools in Exchange Server 2010.

First Look: What’s New in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
This clinic describes some of the significant enhancements provided in Exchange Server 2010. It provides an overall description of the most important design priorities for Exchange 2010, additional details on the enhancements that the users and administrators will experience. This clinic also provides an overview of the process for upgrading from previous versions of Exchange Server to Exchange Server 2010.

High Availability and Storage in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
For most organizations, flexible and cost-effective communication tools are important factors for meeting goals such as high availability and enhanced database recovery. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps organizations achieve these goals with a simplified, unified framework that helps them lower their costs and enhance business productivity. This Learning Snack explains how mailbox availability is achieved in Exchange server 2010 and how the new and improved database recovery and storage features

Clinic 6901: Exchange Server 2010 in an Enterprise
This one-hour clinic describes Exchange Server 2010 features that are useful in an enterprise. It covers features such mailbox server configurations, unified messaging, and high availability.

Clinic 6900: Introduction to Exchange Server 2010
This one-hour clinic describes Exchange Server 2010 features, deployment scenarios, and development platform options. It also contains descriptions of tools used for managing Exchange Server 2010.

Collection 6899: Exploring Features of Exchange Server 2010
This two-hour collection provides you with an overview of the new features in Exchange Server 2010. It also describes the enhancements made over Exchange Server 2007

Exchange 2010 TechNet Webcasts

Check these babies out!


Source: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/tnexchangeserver.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=liveall

Monday, June 01, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 High Availability (Level 300) 
Welcome to the future!  The future of Exchange high availability, that is.  In this webcast, we reveal the changes and improvements to the built-in high availability platform in Exchange Server 2010.  Exchange 2010 includes a unified framework for high availability and disaster recovery that is quick to deploy and easy to manage. Learn about all of the new features in Exchange 2010 that make it the most resilient, highly available version of Exchange ever.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416676&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, June 03, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Overview (Level 200)
This webcast will introduce you to Exchange Server 2010, reviewing the major areas of investment for this release and highlighting marquee features.         
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416679&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US
Monday, June 08, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Management Tools (Level 300) 
Exchange 2010 includes new capabilities that make the operation of your Exchange environment more efficient.   Learn how we’ve made the Exchange Management Console more powerful, extended the reach of PowerShell, and made it easier to delegate management tasks. 
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416687&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, June 10, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Archiving and Retention (Level 300)
This webcast will introduce new ways to address archiving and retention with Exchange Server 2010. 
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416694&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Monday, June 15, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Outlook Web Access (Level 200) 
Exchange 2010 brings new features and functionality to Outlook Web Access. See product demonstrations of the latest capabilities and understand how browser-based communication and collaboration gets better than ever in Exchange 2010.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416702&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, June 17, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Architecture (Level 300) 
This webcast describes the overall architecture of Exchange 2010 and key considerations for the scalability and performance of each server role. This webcast will provide the background and framework for the other Exchange 2010 webcasts, serving as a bridge between the overview session and drill-downs in each product area. This session is a recommended pre-requisite for the Exchange 2010 deployment and migration webcast.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416706&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Monday, June 22, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Federation in Exchange 2010 (Level 300)
Federation is a key part of the architecture of Exchange 2010, powering new organization-to-organization sharing scenarios.  Learn how federation enhances the capabilities of Exchange 2010 and enables advanced coexistence between Exchange Server and Exchange Online.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416724&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, June 24, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Voice Mail enabled by Unified Messaging (Level 300)
Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging is Microsoft’s second generation unified messaging and voice mail solution. In this webcast, learn about the features, benefits, and architecture of  Unified Messaging in Exchange 2010.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416726&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Monday, June 29, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Information Protection and Control (Level 300)
This webcast will introduce you to new ways to address information protection and control with Exchange Server 2010. A discussion of the use of encryption and rights management in parallel with Exchange will be included as well as an introduction to new functionality in Exchange that supports information protection scenarios.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416728&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Wednesday, July 01, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2010 Transition and Deployment (Level 300)
In this session we will cover the migration planning and deployment path to move an organization from Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032416708&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Clinic 5091: Introduction to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging

https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=75413&tab=overview

Introduction
In this online clinic, you are introduced to the new Unified Messaging features and functionalities in Exchange Server 2007. In addition, you learn how telephony and Unified Messaging can be integrated in Exchange Server 2007. This online clinic is composed of a rich multimedia experience. It is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in telephony or Unified Messaging.

Objectives
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Unified Messaging features in Exchange Server 2007.

Collection 6899: Exploring Features of Exchange Server 2010

It’s free training for you ;-)


This two-hour collection provides you with an overview of the new features in Exchange Server 2010. It also describes the enhancements made over Exchange Server 2007.
The clinics within this collection cover:

  • New features in Exchange Server 2010
  • Technology enhancements
  • Management tools used in Exchange Server 2010
  • Managing a Mailbox server
  • Unified Messaging in Exchange Server 2010
  • High availability features in Exchange Server 2010

Users completing this collection should have three or more years of experience working with previous versions of Exchange Server, including the implementation of Exchange Server 2007. They should be familiar with Active Directory, Exchange messaging, and SharePoint and fundamentals of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. It is beneficial if they have experience with a Windows or command-line scripting.

https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=249671