Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade: You can’t keep apps?

I was postponing my work laptop Windows 8 Enterprise upgrade to 8.1, because I assumed I would have to install every app over again. My Windows 8 Pro upgrade to 8.1 on my personal desktop didn’t go as smooth as I had hoped. I had to install every (desktop) application again, as I did not … Continue reading "Windows 8.1 Enterprise upgrade: You can’t keep apps?"

Blocking the Windows 8 Mail app in Exchange 2010 & 2013

I think I might start a new tradition: every time a major/important OS or update is released, I try find out how to block it from Exchange . Now, I know the Mail app has been around for some time now. If you recollect, I did some research on how Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) within the … Continue reading "Blocking the Windows 8 Mail app in Exchange 2010 & 2013"

Failed Exchange Server 2013 CU2 & CU3 install due to security update 2874216 (updated again)

Today a customer asked for my help because an installation of Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 2  (v2) had failed; Their Exchange environment didn’t work anymore and they were stuck. During the installation from Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) to Cumulative Update 2 (CU2), they encountered the following error: Error: Unable to remove product with code … Continue reading "Failed Exchange Server 2013 CU2 & CU3 install due to security update 2874216 (updated again)"

Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU2 is out!

Just now the Exchange Team released Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013. Some helpful links: Blogpost: Released: Exchange 2013 RTM Cumulative Update 2 Download: Cumulative Update 2 for Exchange Server 2013 Knowledge Base article: KB2859928 Sizing tool: Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirements Calculator v5.8 The Role calculator is also upgraded to support CU2, which … Continue reading "Exchange Server 2013 RTM CU2 is out!"

Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 downloadable

As of now, Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is downloadable. Direct link  Release notes can be downloaded here. Two main reasons for me to download and install it: Added Exchange Database backup capabilities with Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 Requirement for co-exsistence with Exchange Server 2010  So, now you can transition your Exchange … Continue reading "Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 downloadable"