First of all, thank you for coming out for the TS2 seminar yesterday – 100 plus in attendance, way to go. We are currently soliciting input on the presentation in our Orlando IT Pro mailing list, feel free to speak your mind. For those of you that missed it, JJ Antequino (our local Microsoft TS) presented the seminar and I helped along with the Exchange SP2 presentation. Sorry for the smoke and mirrors, the laptop had SP1 but I doubt any of you would be installing that or IMF at this point so here is what went down.
Exchange SP2 Installation
I did a quick improv of Exchange SP2 to get you started with this service pack. As I said when I got started — If there is only one thing you write down from this entire speach, please remember to remove the IMF if you have installed it already. The SP2 setup automatically detects and warns you to remove it but I have received a number of responses where that does not happen. Click here for the article and remember that the store is flexible — its not 75GB or nothing, you set the limit yourself.
Also remember that IMF v2 does not turn on automatically. You have to enable it manually. Click here for the article. Likewise, if you do turn it on and select archiving make sure you have software to access the archive. It sits in
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\UceArchive – you need this directory when you setup IMF Archive Manager so you can go through and prune your archives. One of the partners spoke about how he left it in archive mode and had 80,000 messages in the quarantine by the time he got to it. So if you archive, make sure you prune.
P.S. Just to state it again: Exchange SP2 (and SharePoint SP2) are already out in production and they are both free. If you’re in the SBS land you do not need to wait for SBS R2 to deploy these solutions. The slide you saw was just detailing what will be included by default in R2.
Orlando IT Pro
I spoke briefly about Orlando IT Pro, I will be sending invitations to you shortly, wanted to get this out since I’m sure you’re anxious to the Exchange info first. As I mentioned, that was not a spam signup list – I will send you an email with an invitation to check out the Orlando IT Pro group and if you like what you see you can join our mailing lists and come out to our monthly meetings. Yes its free and so is pizza. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Nov 22 at 6PM.
Also spoke briefly about the SBS Show, if you’re in the small business consulting or doing anything with computers you need to listen to this stuff. You can get it here.
Thats all. Please, feel free to forward over questions. I know I couldn’t field everything yesterday but I am not hard to track down. Please feel free to browse the blog for the incentives we spoke about and touch back with JJ if you have any input or questions for the TS2 team.