Year in Review: Top 10 Exchange Server admin tips

2010 may be long gone, but check out these top Exchange admin tips of the year. They’ll help you prepare for anything 2011 throws at you.

Exchange Server administrators sought advice on a wide range of topics throughout the year -- from new high-availability options in Exchange 2010 to rebuilding a crashed Exchange 2007 server. Make this your go-to guide for the 10 most common Exchange Server tips of 2010.

  1. PowerShell basics for the Exchange admin
    Don’t type out long EMS commands ever again. Use these Exchange PowerShell scripts as shortcuts for day-to-day management.

  2. Understanding Legal Hold in Exchange 2010
    The Legal Hold management role in Exchange Server 2010 can help you meet e-discovery requirements without third-party tools.

  3. Testing an Exchange Server 2010 unified messaging setup
    Microsoft doesn't officially support virtualizing the Exchange Server 2010 unified messaging role, but that doesn't mean you can't run it in your lab.

  4. Benefits of email-enabled SharePoint document libraries
    Take advantage of SharePoint's email-enabled document libraries to share information with other users -- without having to rely on public folders.

  5. Exchange Server 2010 database availability groups
    If you're new to Exchange 2010, you'll need to familiarize yourself with database availability groups (DAGs) for high availability. This beginner's guide covers the basics and explains how to configure a DAG.

  6. EMS command eases domain controller workloads
    Use Exchange Management Shell's Set-ExchangeServer cmdlet to help manage domain controller workloads within Active Directory.

  7. Rebuilding an Exchange 2007 server after a crash
    Follow these steps to reinstall Windows and rebuild a crashed Exchange 2007 server to its original state.

  8. Reduce help desk calls with the Exchange Control Panel
    Read how the Exchange Control Panel seamlessly integrates with OWA, allowing users to perform tasks in Exchange 2010 without involving the help desk.

  9. Create hundreds of Exchange 2010 mailboxes for real-world lab testing
    Testing a new server installment is imperative, but it’s more helpful to perform tests under real-world conditions. Use this PowerShell script and a few steps to create hundreds of Exchange 2010 user mailboxes for lab testing.

  10. Smoothly transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2010
    Preparing your Active Directory and disabling link state updates will smooth the transition from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2010.

Check out countless other Exchange Server administration tips on our site.

 

This was first published in December 2010

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