The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:


January 26, 2010  12:54 AM

Symatec Backup Exec 2010 to be released February 1st!

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup Exec 2010, Backup Exex 12.5d, Database Availability Group, deduplication, enhanced granular recovery, Exchange 2010, fast recovery of individual email and mailboxes, VMWare vSphere 4.0, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 Support

Well I have been waiting for this update ever since I deployed Exchange 2010 into customer environments. I really didn't like how I had to use Windows Server Backup to backup the whole VM, not being able to select Exchange in Backup Exec 12.5d was a little annoying. Knowing that this was on its way...

December 12, 2009  6:46 PM

Exchange 2010 Gotcha

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 backup, Exchange Server 2003, how to backup Exchange 2010 database, VSS, Windows Server 2008 Foundation, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server Backup

There is currently no third party exchange aware backup software, but using Windows Server Backup, you are able to backup the data store and flush the logs. Over at, Henrik explains how to use Windows Server Backup to perform backups and restores using the new Exchange volume snapshot...

December 3, 2009  9:51 PM

Solution : User Fails to Migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010, Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService, migration fails from 2003 to 2010, OutlookWebApp, Windows Server 2008

Hey Everyone I was working on an Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration and came up with an error similar to this...

Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService.MailboxReplicationTransientException: Exception details: MailboxReplicationTransientException (80040111): Mailbox database...

October 12, 2009  7:03 PM

Hosted Exchange and Outlook 2007 SPLA

Posted by: Nathan Simon
AutoComplete, AutoCorrect, Autoformat, EPIC Information Solutions, Hosted Exchange, impact of deploying Outlook 2007 without Word 2007, Outlook 2007 Client, Outlook 2007 SPLA, Services Provider License Agreement, Word 2007

EPIC Information Solutions hosts exchange for many clients, and one of those clients emailed me and asked me to fix the "AutoComplete" option in his Outlook 2007 installation. When a customer subscribes to hosted exchange we can provide them with an Outlook 2007 SPLA (Services Provider License...

August 23, 2009  3:47 AM

Office 2010

Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET reviews, Excel 2010, microsoft, Office 2010, Office Suite, Outlook 2010, Word 2010

Yes, yes, old news, but i came upon an article on CNET where they preview Office 2010. Included in this article is a video review of Microsoft's, latest Office suite. One comment that I smirked at was the fact that one of the editors installed it a while ago and stated, "I wish Outlook/Office 2010...

July 24, 2009  4:56 AM

Installing Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2008

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange, Exchange 2003, installing Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2008, Server 2008, Server 2008 Domain Controller, Windows

Here's the deal, Exchange 2003 will not work and cannot be installed on Server 2008, although if you have a Server 2008 Domain Controller, you can have an Exchange 2003 Forest. I hope that clears up some issues quicker then, say... Nathan installing Server 2008, attempting to fulfill the...

June 30, 2009  2:41 AM

Lost Connection to Exchange?

Posted by: Nathan Simon
exceeded the maximum of 32 objects of type "session", Exchange Server 2003, Mailbox rights, View Information Store Status

You have a mailbox that you no longer can connect to, it either cannot connect to exchange or you may get an error stating that "MAPI Session "/o=servername/ou=first administrative group/cn=Recipients/cn=username" exceeded the maximum of 32 objects of type...

May 27, 2009  3:31 AM

Exchange Server 2010 Management Architecture

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Management Architecture, Exchange Server 2003 SP2, Exchange Server 2007, microsoft, powershell, Windows Server

I myself haven't even started playing with Exchange Server 2007, I know, pretty weak, eh? Well there is not much I can do when I am busy managing 7 clients IT Infrastructures and they are happy with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Well the next iteration of Exchange Server is Exchange Server 2003, the...

February 18, 2009  5:10 AM

Windows Mobile 6.5 and Microsoft ‘My Phone’

Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud, contacts, documents, email, Microsoft My Phone Beta, Mobile 6.5, music, My Phone, new synchronization service, Palm Pre, photos, skybox, skyline, skymarket, Text message, Windows Mobile

It's official, Windows Mobile 6.5 is out of rumor status... some things that are worth mentioning is that the main screen will have a honeycomb look to it, i.e. in the way the icons are lain out. Most screens have redesigned menus that will not need that dreaded stylus, IE Mobile will have a...

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