Monday, February 20, 2012

Installing Required Software Components Prior to Exchange Server 2010 Setup.

In order to prepare a Windows Server 2008 R2 for Microsoft Exchange 2010 installation, you have to install several components. Most of the components are available in the server itself in the form of Roles, Features, and Role Services.

Installing Exchange Server 2010; Required Group Memberships

Microsoft Exchange Server setup process will create wide spread impact on the domain and the forest. It will modify the security settings and event expand the Schema. Thus, only people with highly elevated group membership can install and configure Exchange Server 2010 on a Domain. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Check Lists for Installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

You have to consider hardware, domain and software compatibility of your environment before deploying Exchange Server 2010. I have just installed Exchange Server 2010 in my test environment. below is the Check lists I prepared before installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Verifying Forest and Domain Functional Levels of Windows Server 2008 Based Domain Environment

I am going to install Exchange Server 2010  on my Windows Server 2008 R2 based test domain. While setting up the environment for Exchange Server 2010 installation, we have to ensure that the Forest and Domain functional levels of Active Directory is set up properly to support Exchange Server. For successful deployment of Exchange Server 2010 the environment should meet minimum functional level below:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to Add a Computer to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain?

This post is for newbies, for the people who are learning Windows Server and Active Directory administration. Follow below steps for adding a computer or a member server to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory based domain.

Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Recover if I Forgot Windows Server 2008 Administrator Password?

You might have forgot your Winodows Server 2008 Administrator password. When you lost the  password, and still you will be able to log into the system if you have some other user accounts with Administrators privilege. But when you have only one account and you lost its password, its difficult.

Active Directory: How to Protect All Organizational Units from Accidental Deletion Using PowerShell?

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory comprises of lot many new features and functionalists. You can protect Active Directory OUs from accidental deletion. This can be done at the time of creation of OU. This option will be active by default.

An Easy Method to Speedup Windows 7 Login.

Windows 7 Operating System loading time depends on the number of applications installed on the OS. Initially, the OS loads very fast, but as you install more software, OS will become sluggish. Many applications are designed to automatically start when your OS is loading. You can manage application start up behavior using 'System Configuration' utility. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Installing and Configuring Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 R2

In Windows Server 2008, Active Directory is designed based on Identity and Access (IDA) technology. IDA comprises of 5 Active Directory technologies. Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is one of those technologies which works as a central repository of Active Directory objects across the organization, and supports authentication of resources throughout the network.
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