Moving past parts 1 and 2, I now have all my clients using my new inventory classes I created. I’ve verified with a few clients that they are successfully sending this data to the site server. What’s next? The next piece of this process is to query the database, however this is an optional step. What we'll discuss next is setting up the SSRS report, but I always like to setup a SQL query in the SCCM console first. It’s a quick and easy way to figure out what’s in your database.
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Most organizations are spread across multiple locations in today’s business world. Exchange being such a critical application, it’s essential to make sure that it is up and running around the clock without any downtime. Regarding High Availability and Disaster Recovery, Exchange 2013 has many features due to new improvements and some changes with DAGs as compared to Exchange 2010.
While handling employee separation is generally a process controlled or handled by human resources, IT has to get involved somehow to manage email, contacts, and other knowledge items stored within Exchange. Here are some suggestions on how to gracefully handle the technical side of employees transitioning out of your organization.
Now that you've looked over part 1's information on how to build a SCCM report of let's proceed with part 2.
Once you’ve properly extended the SCCM hardware inventory you should now focus your attention on the clients. In order for the clients to pick up their new marching orders they will need to retrieve a new machine policy.
Microsoft SCCM (and MDT) are great tools that provide a robust system to lay down OS images onto many clients. Once setup, SCCM admins and technicians can easily image computers all day every day without thinking about how much time and money they’re saving the company. Rather than just telling your boss you’re making progress on something like the Windows XP replacement project you’ve got going on why not give her/him real, hard numbers of how many devices you’ve been knocking out over the past 6 months?
We understood the various input options available in the Role requirement Calculator in part I. Exchange calculator uses the entire data from the input worksheet and performs the calculation based on the input data and updates details on the worksheet defined below. These worksheets are for review purpose only. Any change in the design has to be done in the input worksheet.
Outlook Web App (OWA) has been a mandatory requirement for every organization. When Exchange 2013 is introduced in an existing environment, it needs to be configured for OWA co-existence with legacy Exchange servers like Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2007. OWA co-existence configuration will provide a single namespace for users accessing OWA, regardless of where their mailbox is located. This document is for the administrator to configure OWA co-existence using single name space for both Exchange 2013 and legacy Exchange servers (Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007)
The Exchange 2013 Server Role Requirement Calculator is a one stop calculation tool for Exchange 2013 design. The tool covers design calculations for both the Mailbox and Client Access server role. Exchange 2013 reduced the number of roles from previous versions of Exchange by making the design and implementation as simple as possible. The Server Role Requirement Calculator helps us to size both physically and virtually and it provides in-depth sizing of every component of the hardware like CPU, Memory, Network, Storage, Backup, servers, datacenter etc.
Disk space is vital to the health of an Exchange Server. Without disk, you don’t have email, thus Exchange monitoring - disk space is vital. Exchange is dependent on having disk because every time an email is sent it’s written to disk, without it you’re S.O.L.
Despite the recent surge in popularity of the cloud, moving to Office 365 isn't a viable option for every modern-day business. For this reason, enterprise-based Exchange will continue to be a mission-critical platform for many companies, and Microsoft has shown no sign of abandoning the platform anytime soon.