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Posted in Exchange Server | No Comment | 3,629 views | 24/04/2012 00:15

If you have large Exchange organization with multiple servers and roles, you need to be careful about update. I’ve recently updated our Exchange Servers to Update Rollup 6. I want to share my experiences with update process.

First of all, you need to update roles with this order:

1. Client Access Servers
2. Hub Transport Servers
3. Mailbox Servers (DAG)

Client Access Servers:
If you have CAS Array, you don’t need to do any extra process, you can just install updates. After installation, reboot is not required but i rebooted all CAS servers to see what happens after reboot. It’s good to check services after reboot. If they are all started, then it’s successful.



Posted in Exchange Server, Windows Powershell | No Comment | 5,079 views | 30/06/2011 23:47

Hello,

You can use this script as a function to prepare Active Directory for HE 2010.

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$ErrorCode = $Null
Import-Module ServerManager
$ADStatus = (Get-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS).Installed
 
If ($ADStatus -ne $True)
{
	Write-Warning "You should install Active Directory Administration Tools (RSAT-ADDS)"
	Write-Host " "
	Write-Warning "Aborting.."
	Start-Sleep 3
	$ErrorCode = "500"
}
 
If ($ErrorCode -eq $Null)
{
	Write-Host " "
	$OrganizationName = Read-Host "Organization Name"
	Write-Host " "
	$CurrentLocation = (Get-Location).Path
	$SetupFile = $CurrentLocation + "\setup.com" 
	If (!(Test-Path -Path $SetupFile)) 
	{
		$SetupFilePath = Read-Host "Setup File Path"
		$SetupFile = $SetupFilePath + "\setup.com"
 
		If (!(Test-Path -Path $SetupFile)) 
		{
			Write-Warning "Could not find setup.com file."
			Write-Host " "
			Write-Warning "Aborting.."
			Start-Sleep 3
			$ErrorCode = "550"
		}
	}
}
 
If ($ErrorCode -eq $Null)
{
	&"$SetupFile" /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:$OrganizationName /hosting
	Write-Host " "
	Write-Host "AD preparation completed successfully."
	Start-Sleep 3
	$PrepareADStatus = "Completed"
}
else
{
	$PrepareADStatus = "Failed"
}

Setup.com stores in Exchange 2010 SP1 DVD.