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Top Tips for Importing & Exporting your VM with Hyper-V

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.

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Setting Up Mobile Messaging in Exchange 2007, Part 2

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.

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Establishing a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Exchange 2007

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.

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Virtual Processor Limitations in Hyper-V

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.

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Setting Up Mobile Messaging in Exchange 2007, Part 1

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.

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Microsoft’s Assessment and Planning Toolkit – Planning for Virtualization

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.

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The Benefits of Creating Multiple Storage Groups – Part 2

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.

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Backing Up Group Policy Objects

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.

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Changes to the Security Center in Windows 7

Microsoft has replaced the Security Center with the Action Center in Windows 7. In this article, Brian Posey explains the changes.

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Creating Recipient Filters in Exchange 2007

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.

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