Provisioning Exch 2010 when you’ve stil got Exch 2007

At one of my customers we’ve started provisioning all new users directly to Exchange 2010, while the old users are being progressively migrated from Exchange 2007. I modified the provisioning code for Exchange 2010 (basically just adding the msExchHomeServerName attribute as explained in this doc) and new users and mailboxes were created just fine. What…

Exchange 2010 LoadGen doesn’t work with a CAS Array

While attempting to use the 64-bit version of LoadGen for some Exchange 2010 testing, I found the tests were failing, and in the LoadGenSim logs were lots of errors like this one: Microsoft.Mapi.MapiExceptionNetworkError: MapiExceptionNetworkError: Unable to make connection to the server. (hr=0x80040115, ec=-2147221227)

A GALSync powershell script

Here is a script I wrote to do a simple GAL synchronization between two Exchange organizations. The script finds the mail-enabled  users in one domain, and creates contacts for them in the other domain. Existing contacts will also be updated and deleted as needed.

Group Management Comparison

Following on from my last post about the overlaps between FIM and Exchange 2010 I wanted to clarify for myself the group management capabilities in FIM, Exchange 2010 and ILM. Warning: I will have to revisit this post – as I haven’t yet installed Exchange 2010 in a production environment the Exchange comments are based…