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 have the option to “Keep Windows settings, personal files, and applications” but only “Keep personal files only (data only)” or “Nothing”. Now, I didn’t update

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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 Mail app works in general and how it implements security settings in Windows 8. But especially since Windows 8.1 RT has been released yesterday with

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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 4934d1ea-be46-48b1-8847-f1af20e892c1. Fatal error during installation. Error code is 1603. Last error reported by the MSI package is ‘Unable to install because a previous Interim Update

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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 is logical as CU2 now enables 100 databases per server instead of 50 (Enterprise Edition). There is also some clarification on how to interpret the

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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 2007 environment to Exchange 2010 RC1 and later RTM! 

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