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Released Exchange 2013 Role Requirement & Database Calculator

Posted by Awinish on May 15, 2013

Exchange 2013 released long back, but what was missing is Exchange role requirement & database calculators. The calculators helps in sizing the Exchange server role as well as plan the database storage design. People were waiting for the calculator as it helped in sizing and designing of the storage requirements. This was getting delayed and most awaited. The wait is over & Microsoft has released it Exchange 2013 server role as well as database sizing calculator.

The calculator can be downloaded from the below URL. More information about Exchange 2013 IO performance.

Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator

Ask the Perf Guy: Sizing Exchange 2013 Deployments

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Management Pack


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New release queued for Exchange 2010 later this year

Posted by Awinish on July 17, 2011

Much awaited PST Capture tool to search & destroy PST files in domain systems due to data theft & misuse is going to be available by the year end. It will also be used for importing the PST into Exchange server as well Exchange online.  You can read more at below links.

Exchange server 2010 SP2 has been marked for release at the year end with some nice enhancements, more at below link.


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Updated Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

Posted by Awinish on June 1, 2011

I was working for one of the clients on the Exchange 2010 SP1 migration solutions, i realized, there is new version of Exchange 2010 mailbox server role calculator has been released, which i was not aware of & thought of posting for others, if someone is not aware like me,refer the below link with nice explanation of enhancements & improvements over previous versions.

It does give decent details of IO, memory,space etc. and it is targeted for exchange 2010.

Download Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator  v18.2  from the below link.


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Friday Mail Sack Directory Services by NedPyle(Technical Lead in Microsoft)

Posted by Awinish on March 25, 2011

Presuming, many of you know & its for them who don’t know, NedPyle(Technical Lead in Microsoft) shares his knowledge base on DS at every Friday known as Friday Mail sack questions/answer, which gives us best opportunity to learn about DS in depth & clear the doubts/myths related Directory services. It occurs on every Friday(if he is not on leave or any other reason)shares plethora of interesting concepts & facts on Directory services.

If you are eager to know the working, concepts, design, bugs etc. related to Directory services, keep an eye on Friday mail sack as well as NedPyle’s Blog on below link. I can say firmly it cleared lot of my doubts & enhanced my DS concept, if you wish to learn, do take a look or add it to your favorite space or use RSS feed, its worth reading & your time.

Its a great initiative by Ned & DS team. Kudos to Ned & his team for the great work.

Take a look at his latest session on Dcdiag.

Friday Mail Sack


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Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and Directory Services: What’s New

Posted by Awinish on March 13, 2011

There are no of Directory service fixes released with Windows 2008 R2 SP1.

Overall 795 public fixes that were rolled into SP1 and they’re all listed here.

So, its time for rolling out windows 2008 R2 SP1 for all windows 2008 R2 running systems, but not before carrying test in your lab environment.


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Exchange 2010 – Database Availability Group(DAG)

Posted by Awinish on February 6, 2011

Exchange 2010 offers HA using DAG(Database Availability Group). Configuring the DAG alone will not provide HA availability if its not supported by proper planning & design. The different DAG design have been discussed. Take a look at below link to know more. The network latency shouldn’t be more than 25 0ms. You can find more references in the below mentioned articles.

Database Availability Group Design Examples

Exchange 2010 High Availability Misconceptions Addressed

Exchange 2010 Notes from the Field – Multi-Site DAG Design

Understanding Database Availability Groups

Step by Step Create a Database Availability Group (DAG)


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GUI Script for Ex2K3 to Ek10 Cross forest move mailbox

Posted by Awinish on December 22, 2010

I came across the below GUI script for Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Cross Forest Move Mailbox by Sathish & found it worth to share with others.

Note: The script is not owned/created by me, so run solely on your risk, for best result, validate first in test environment before using on production environment.


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Exchange 2010 Nuances

Posted by Awinish on July 5, 2010

Exchange 2010 has been released & now Sp1 too which is fast becoming best Exchange version from MS.

Click on below link to know more about its features & enhancements.

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