EXchange 2007 Install and Configure Notes

December 29, 2009

24 hrs in Hyderabad,India

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 1:03 am

My impression about Hyderabad was changed immediately when I landed on Hyderabad International Airport. At least I have not seen such airport in India. It has a world class finish. Very well maintained and world class services. I was bit confused if I was in India. Best thing about the airport is you can see aeroplanes from outside. very well planned view and you can go quite inside of the airport without being frisked for quite long distance. Not sure if it is good or bad. but i found it very open, the way i like. Taxi, bus and all other important services you need are easily available. Not like Bangalore domestic airport.This thing i didn’t expected at this place from the impression i was carrying. Check this website here you see live update of flight schedule

i choose to take areo express services as airport is 35 KM away from the city which is again a good example of planning it well. Landing and take off noise will not disturb the city. Road from airport till Begumpet is 4 lane road. Flyover goes right in the middle of the city and i think the longest flyover i saw probably out of Mumbai. At various signal’s and cross roads I saw do not use mobiles when you are mobile, I’m really surprised to see that banner. And yet to see in Pune. Penalty charges 100 Rs was mentioned somewhere.Very very limited honking point to be noted.Banjara hills is apparently the best place in Hyderabad to stay though costly I didn’t found it crowded check mg road, camp and other places in pune you worry more about parking vehicle than about going to that place. I had a food in a food court the one I always use to choose when i was in Singapore. i was amazed by the facility(forget the cost). what made me more surprise the easy of parking vehicle available around this mall. Check E-Square in Pune, half of the road is being utilized by this parking leaves not place for other vehicles which is a poor planing. You do not feel safe about it. Parking is being very well taken care even though it is paid parking.i love the Hindi being used by people here..i have only heard by Mehmood in Hindi movies.

In conclusion city is much much better than Pune which i’m surprised to conclude. Not sure if it is right to conclude but traffic which I saw was very well managed and didn’t found any where a bottle neck which i generally see in Hinjewadi IT park. I was not expecting this city to such a rich look in terms of mall all around but it has changed I guess. If given a option to live in Hyderabad I would stay in Banjara Hills.

nb: I’m using free wireless internet here 🙂 while publishing this blog.


September 26, 2008

Windows 2003 Basic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 5:28 pm

In windows 2000 trust relationship created between two different forests is intransitive. While windows 2003 not only support trust relationship between two forests but also provide support for cross forest transitive trust relationship. Cross trust forest relation can be configured only between two forests

E.g. if a cross-forest trust relationship is configured between Forest A and Forest B, and Forest B also has a cross-forest transitive trust relationship with Forest C, this does not mean that Forest A trusts Forest C.

For this forest functional level should Windows 2003 forest functional level

Windows 2003 support domain renaming and also changing the position of domain within forest is possible. Even forest root domain can be renamed but it’s is not possible to change. Again forest functional level should be windows 2003.

Domain controller renaming is also supported in windows 2003 without demoting Domain controller. For this domain functional level should be windows 2003

Active directory partition

  1. Schema partition: Every DC has schema partition, which holds object types and their properties
  2. Configuration partition: Every DC has configuration partition which holds sites and services information
  3. Domain partition: Every DC has domain partition which holds domain specific information, which includes information of object specific to domain
  4. Application directory partition: New feature in windows 2003, information could be replicated only to specific domain controller. Cannot store security principals e.g. users, computers or security group

February 28, 2008

My 2006 Experience in UK

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 5:23 pm

Hello Guys,
I’m back after long UK Trip (1st Feb 2006 —-19th March 2006). Actually this is late announcement. I came back on 19 March,2006
Due to heavy Work load Was not able to communicate with you.
Most of the guys keep asking me how was experience and I was not able to answer this question.
Few things I noticed

  1. People in UK respect other people a lot. Thank you and sorry is being used by them innumerable times.
  2. UK people have real sense of driving and always give side to other vehicles. Traffic rules are paper and on road as well.
  3. In UK it is consider BAD if someone Honk at you
  4. In UK every religion is Treated with Utmost respect.
  5. They love to roam around and njoy life a lot.
  6. UK is best destination for Holiday especially London
  7. Transport is very well managed in UK, though London people keep complaining about it.
  8. There is something called as congestion Tax in London where in the house in that congested area are being paid by the government and the Tax is collected in the form
  9. of Toll who pass those areas during peak Time.
  10. Things are pretty cheap in London from Londoners point of view. for example we would think twice in India before buying Tropicana Juice But in UK it is just one Pound.
  11. It is much cheaper to buy a four wheeler compare to two wheeler
  12. Bus is much cheaper in UK than Train. Reverse is true in India
  13. Lots of Architechure building present in Indian railways stations is also visible in UK
  14. there is lot to add….but these are most important observation from my side. It is quite possible you might have visited UK and you would have different view all together of London.
  15. It is consider best place for older people.


Thanks for reading. Hope it will find you useful. Please don;t hesitate to contact me if you need any information about UK. I would be able to help you

Thanks and Regards,
Preetam Zare
NB:I didn’t informed anyone about my flying to UK.

February 6, 2008

Stage 2 checks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 6:54 pm

$Servers=get-content servers.txt
foreach($server in $Servers) {
$PingStatus=get-wmiobject Win32_Pingstatus -filter “Address=’$Server'”
if($PingStatus.protocoladdress) {
Get-WmiObject win32_operatingsystem -ComputerName $Server | Format-list __Server,csdversion,caption
Get-WmiObject win32_pagefile -ComputerName $Server | Format-list drive,description,Filesize,csname
Get-WmiObject win32_logicalmemoryconfiguration -ComputerName $Server | Format-list TotalPhysicalMemory
write-host “*****************************************************”


Bulk Ping

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 6:54 pm

$Servers=get-content servers.txt
foreach($server in $Servers) {
$PingStatus=get-wmiobject Win32_Pingstatus -filter “Address=’$Server'”
if($PingStatus.protocoladdress) {
write-host “**********************REACHABLE $sERVER*******************************” -FOREGROUND GREEN

write-host “********************** NOT REACHABLLE $sERVER*******************************” -FOREGROUND RED


Check Error reporting service

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 6:54 pm

$Servers=get-content servers.txt
foreach($server in $Servers) {
$PingStatus=get-wmiobject Win32_Pingstatus -filter “Address=’$Server'”

if($PingStatus.protocoladdress) {

$SVCSTATE=Get-WmiObject win32_service -computer $Server -Filter “name=’ERsvc'”

Write-Host $Server,$  “is” $SVCstate.state



October 18, 2007

Tips in Powershell

Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 6:10 am

I thought I bring in more information about powershell. Since starting windows2008 powershell comes inbuilt and we must be preparing to use it in day-to-day operations. One-liners which i felt are our day-to-day have been posted here. Hope will be helpful to someone.


PS Env:\> Get-Item path | Format-Table -Wrap

Name                           Value
—-                           —–
Path                           C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPower
                               Shell\v1.0;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\


function np {Invoke-Item C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE}


Get-Service | ?{$ -like “*Exchange*”} | sort-object Status | Format-Table Name,displayname,status -AutoSize


September 14, 2007

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Preetam @ 8:58 pm

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