Exchange 2010 PST Capture tool

Microsoft has release new tool to capture PST files, its used to discover and import Outlook Personal Folder (.pst) File Format files into Exchange Server and Exchange Online.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=28767

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Upgrade Exchange 2010 SP2 on CAS array

Microsoft released the second service pack for Microsoft Exchange Server SP2 Link

Now im going to Upgrade My Servers to SP2

Before we apply service pack 2 we need to check all the Compatibilities  of our 3rd party software’s like Anti-Spam, Antivirus, Operating system service packs and Windows updates.

Most of companies have CAS array solution  to Avoid any downtime for the users, we need to manage all our servers in such a way user should not fell any downtime ,

So when we are upgrading Service Packs, Roll updates we need to apply the update on one server at a time.

 

Imp Note :

When you upgrade Exchange 2010 to a newer service pack, you can’t uninstall the service pack to revert to the previous version. If you uninstall the service pack, you remove Exchange from the server.

 

Upgrading Exchange 2010 Order

 

Client Access

Hub Transport

Unified Messaging

Mailbox

 

Lets check our Current Version of Exchange Server

Current version it shows 14.1 ( Build no 218.15)

 

Note: Another Important thing is we cannot make Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2 Co-existence in same Load balancing.

We will start with one CAS server and Another.

 

Firstly we need to remove the server which will part of update from WNLB

 

 

Stop the  node from Control Host

 

Right Click go to Properties  under default state: stopped.

 

Now we need to check we have Third party applications like Anti-Spam or Anti-Virus Services running we need to manually stop those services.

Disabling the Monitoring’s  like SCOM agents or another.

 

We need to make sure all the prerequisites on Client Access servers are installed.

Open Server Manager.

Select Roles.

Under Web Server (IIS), select Add Role Services.

In the Add Role Services wizard,   on the Select Role Services page,   select the following Windows features:

IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

ASP.NET

ISAPI Filters

Client Certificate Mapping Authentication

Directory Browsing

HTTP Errors

HTTP Logging

HTTP Redirection

Tracing

Request Monitor

Static Content

Run the Setup File

 

Here we go now we are ready to Upgrade Exchange 2010 Sp2.

 

 

 

Now lets Verify the Exchange Setup by View Setup logs.

We need to check service pack  setup log file to C:\ExchangeSetupLogs to verify the setup.

Also Make sure all the services are working and started automatically.

 

Start the server in the NLB cluster.

 

 

 

Make the Default State Mode:  started

 

 

Once you have upgraded the First CAS server then you can go and applied the same on Another.

 

 

 

Services for MS Exchange 2010 Setup

Lets talk about some of the Important services which are managed by Exchange server 2010,

When we install Exchange Server in our Organization we get some new services, security groups and Authentications. Multiple services are installed and configured now we need to know how they are used and interdependent on each other.

Some of the services are become active when there features are used and also we have some optional which means it installed by setup.

 

The following are list of Services which is installed on Mailbox Server Role.

 

Display Name Service Name Description Server roles Default startup type
Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology MSExchangeADTopology Provides Active Directory topology information to Exchange services. If this

service is stopped, most Exchange servers  will not be able to start.

Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Information

Store

MSExchangeIS Manages the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. This includes mailbox

stores and public folder stores.

Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mail Submission MSExchangeMailSubmission Submits messages from the Mailbox server to the Hub Transport servers Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Assistants MSExchangeMailboxAssistants Manages assistants that are responsible for calendar updates and booking resources. Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Monitoring MSExchangeMonitoring Provides support for monitoring and diagnostics Mailbox Server Manual
Microsoft Exchange Replication MSExchangeRepl Provides replication functions for continuous replication. Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access MSExchangeRPC Manages client RPC connections for Exchange Server. Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Search Indexer MSExchangeSearch Controls indexing of mailboxes to improve search performance Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Server Extension for Windows Server Backup Wsbexchange Enables Windows Server Backup users to back up and recover application data for Microsoft Exchange. This service has no dependencies. Mailbox Server Manual
Microsoft Exchange Service Host MSExchangeServiceHost Provides a host for several Exchange services Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange System Attendant MSExchangeSA Provides monitoring, maintenance, and

Active Directory lookup services

Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Throttling MSExchangeThrottling  Limits the rate of user operations Mailbox Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search MSExchangeTransportLogSearch  Provides remote search capability for Microsoft Exchange Transport log files Mailbox Server Automatic

 

The following are list of Services which is installed on Client access server  Role.

 

Display Name Service Name Description Server roles Default startup type
Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology MSExchangeADTopology Provides Active Directory topology information to Exchange services. If this

service is stopped, most Exchange servers  will not be able to start.

 Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Address Book MSExchangeAB Manages client address book connections. Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange File Distribution MSExchangeFDS Distributes offline address book (OAB) Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication MSExchangeFBA Provides forms-based authentication to Microsoft Office Outlook Web App and the Exchange Control Panel. If this service is stopped, Outlook Web App and the Exchange Control Panel won’t authenticate users. Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 MSExchangeIMAP4 Provides IMAP4 service to clients. If this service is stopped, clients won’t be able to connect to this computer using the IMAP4 protocol and also this service is optional Client Access Server Manual
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service MSExchangeMailboxReplication Processes mailbox moves and move requests. This service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology and Net.Tcp Port Sharing service Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Monitoring MSExchangeMonitoring Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets Client Access Server Manual
Microsoft Exchange POP3 MSExchangePOP3 Provides POP3 service to clients. If this service is stopped, clients can’t connect to this computer using the POP3 protocol Client Access Server Manual
Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host MSExchangeProtectedServiceHost Provides a host for several Exchange services that must be protected from other services Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access MSExchangeRPC Manages client RPC connections for Exchange Client Access Server Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Service Host MSExchangeServiceHost Provides secure host for Exchange Server services Client Access Server Automatic

 

The following are list of Services which is installed on Hub Transport Server  Role.

 

Display Name Service Name Description Server roles Default startup type
Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology MSExchangeADTopology Provides Active Directory topology information to Exchange services Hub Transport Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Anti-spam Update MSExchangeAntispamUpdate Provice updates for Antispam Engine from Microsoft Hub Transport Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Monitoring MSExchangeMonitoring Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets Hub Transport Manual
Microsoft Exchange Protected Service Host MSExchangeProtectedServiceHost Provides a host for several Exchange services that must be protected from other services Hub Transport Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Service Host MSExchangeServiceHost Provides a host for several Exchange services Hub Transport Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Transport MSExchangeTransport Provides SMTP server and transport stack Hub Transport Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Transport Log Search MSExchangeTransportLogSearch Provides remote search capability for Microsoft Exchange Transport log files Hub Transport Automatic

 

The following are list of Services which is installed on Unified Communication Role

 

Display Name Service Name Description Server roles Default startup type
Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology MSExchangeADTopology Provides Active Directory topology information to Exchange services Unified Communication Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Monitoring MSExchangeMonitoring Allows applications to call the Exchange diagnostic cmdlets Unified Communication Manual
Microsoft Exchange Service Host MSExchangeServiceHost Provides a host for several Exchange services. On internal server roles, this service is dependent upon the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service Unified Communication Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Speech Engine MSSpeechService Provides speech processing services for Unified Messaging. This service is dependent upon the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service. Unified Communication Automatic
Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging MSExchangeUM Enables Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging features. This allows voice and fax messages to be stored in Exchange and gives users telephone access to e-mail, voice mail, calendar, contacts, or an auto attendant. If this service is stopped, Unified Messaging isn’t available. Unified Communication Automatic