Brien Posey is an MCSE and has won the Microsoft MVP award for the last two years. Brien has written over 3,000 technical articles and written or contributed material to 27 books. In addition to his technical writing, Brien is the co-founder of Relevant Technologies and also serves the IT community through his own Web site. Prior to being a freelance author, Brien served as CIO for a chain of hospitals. He was also previously in charge of IT security for Fort Knox
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Recent May, 2009 Stories
One of the things that makes server virtualization so enticing is virtual machine portability. If a host server starts to become overloaded, or you need to upgrade to newer hardware, you can move virtual machines to another host server via the Import and Export function. In this article, Brien Posey explains the import/export process and how to avoid some common pitfalls of moving your virtual machines.
Mobile Messaging is one of the hottest trends in messaging today. In this article, Brien Posey explains how to resolve a common error that may occur when synchronizing a Windows Mobile device to an Exchange 2007 server.
Although service level agreements are often a source of stress for network administrators, they can be made to work in your favor. In this article, Brien Posey uses his experiences to show you why service level agreements can sometimes be a good thing.
One of the tricky things about configuring Hyper-V is that you can have more guest operating systems than you have CPU cores. In this article, Brien Posey talks about finding the right balance between cores and guest operating systems.
Users are no longer content to access their E-mail solely from their desktop computer. Users demand access to their messages and to their calendar while on the go. Exchange 2007 offers very rich mobile messaging capabilities to such users, but the trick is setting it up. In this article, Brien Posey shows you how.
Server virtualization can save money by making better use of your hardware resources. Even so, deciding which servers should be virtualized, and which server should host which virtual servers is something of an art form. In this article, Brien Posey shows you a free tool from Microsoft that can help you with the planning process.
Deciding how many mailbox stores to place on an Exchange Server, and deciding how to arrange the storage groups can be something of an art form. In this article, Brien Posey discusses more considerations for store and storage group placement.
Backing up your Group Policy Objects allows you to restore group policy settings without having to perform an entire Active Directory restoration. In this article, Brien Posey walk you through the process.
Microsoft has replaced the Security Center with the Action Center in Windows 7. In this article, Brian Posey explains the changes.
Recipient filtering can be a handy way to quickly locate a user or a mailbox, but it can also be a great way to perform an action on a subgroup. In this article, Brien Posey shows how to create simple and compound recipient filters and perform actions on the filter results through the Exchange Management Shell.
Templates can be used to create multiple mailboxes using a single command. In this article, Brien Posey shows you how it’s done.
The way that storage groups and mailbox databases are used on a mailbox server has a huge impact on the server's performance and reliability. In this article, Brien Posey explains why this is the case, and helps you to figure out the best mailbox server architecture for your own environment.
Many organizations virtualize their servers to help save money on hardware costs. What you may not realize is though, is that virtualization can save you a bundle on licensing costs too. In this article, Brien Posey explains why.
The Windows 7 operating system makes use of dozens of system services, each of which rob your system of resources that could potentially be used to deliver better performance. In this article, Brien Posey shows you some of the services that are safe to disable, so that you can get some of your system’s resources back.
Performing an offline defragmentation of the Active Directory database is a great way to reclaim lost disk space if the system volume on your domain controller begins to run low on space. In this Article, Brien Posey shows you how the process for doing so has changed in Windows Server 2008.