Microsoft Re-Releases Exchange Server Update Rollups Due to Code Signing Issue

In a brief blog post the Microsoft Exchange team has announced the re-release of the latest round of update rollups for Exchange Server. Earlier today we re-released the following Rollup Updates. These updates address an issue in which digital signatures on files produced and signed by Microsoft will expire prematurely, as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2749655. Update Rollup 4-v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2756485) Update Rollup 7-v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2756496) Update Rollup 8-v2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2756497) For further information Paul Cunningham over at ExchangeServerPro.com has covered this in a bit more detail. Thanks…
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New iOS 6 Exchange bug surfaces

Apple released the new iPhone and a new version of its mobile operating system a couple of weeks ago, but since then there have been a number of glitches affecting the software that has left a number of users somewhat frustrated. Now a new iOS 6 Exchange bug has come to light that has led a company to advise employees against upgrading to the software. Click HERE to read more    
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Active Directory schema version numbers

I thought it would be a good idea to share with you a list of Active Directory schema version numbers Windows 2000 RTM with all Service packs = Schema version 13 Windows Server 2003 RTM with all Service packs = Schema version 30 Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM with all Service packs = Schema version 31 Windows Server 2008 RTM with all Service packs = Schema version 44 Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM with all Service packs = Schema version 47 Windows Server 2012 RC = Schema version 56 You can check the version with one of the following methods.…
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Exchange schema version numbers

Whilst on the subject of schema versions I thought I would also include the Exchange schema version numbers You can check the version with one of the following methods. dsquery: dsquery * CN=ms-Exch-Schema-Version-Pt,cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=domain,dc=local -scope base -attr  rangeUpper ADSIEdit: open ADSIEdit and navigate to “CN=ms-Exch-Schema-Version-Pt,CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local”, right-click “Properties” and locate “rangeUpper” attribute value  
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Windows Server 2012 Editions

Licensing Overview Windows Server 2012 delivers a dramatically simplified licensing experience. Shaped by feedback from customers and partners, the new Windows Server licensing approach will help make choosing the right Windows Server easier while delivering the following benefits. Simple It’s easier than ever to determine the right Windows Server edition for you. Choose from just four editions of Windows Server 2012, based on the size of your organization and your requirements for virtualization and cloud computing. Economical All editions of Windows Server 2012 deliver excellent economics and ROI for your business. For example, Datacenter edition with unlimited virtualization rights provides the…
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Windows 2008 R2 screen and mouse sluggish!

I've had a number of emails recently asking about why when accessing a Windows 2008 R2 server using the VM console the display and mouse are very sluggish. Well the answer to this is because by default a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter is installed (figure 1) when you have your video RAM set yo 8MB in your virtual machine properties. (figure1) To change this you will need to upgrade the display adapter by using the driver in C:Program FilesCommon FilesVMwareDriverswddm_video this will install the new WDDM device driver. After the upgrade and a reboot your system should be fully responsive. Look in device manager (figure2) and…
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