Welcome to the site, my name is Jeff and I have been working in the IT field since the early 90's. Most of what I post here is related to work that I do for the various companies that I have worked for over the years. Please feel free to look around ask questions or post comments (if available).
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Managing a Server Core fileserver
So, you want to manage that Server Core now I suppose. Well, ok but you will need to do a few things first…
Windows Server Core 2008 R2 File Server
In order to work around an issue we are currently experiencing with System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering, we need to setup a file server. I decided to set this up as a Core server, and only install the File Services that we need. I won’t walk you through the setup options, just the steps to take once you’re into the console.
SCCM and Windows 2008 R2 Failover Clustering
So yesterday we were able to migrate our existing Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 file cluster to the Windows 2008 equivalent of the same. It has been a long time in the works as we had to wait on Dell to have a Windows Storage Server 2008 certified device. Our only hitch was forgetting to down the resource groups on the old server prior to bringing the lun’s over to the new server. Once we got that worked out, things went smoothly and once all the drives were moved, I was able to get all the shares set back up and we were back in business before lunch.
Evolution and Exchange 2010
So you want Evolution to attach to Exchange natively, not unlike Outlook? The simple answer to your question is evolution-mapi. This lovely plugin allows you to connect over MAPI, to an Exchange server. I believe the supported servers start with Exchange 2003, and certainly go up to Exchange 2010 since that’s the version of Exchange we use on campus. The setup is fairly straightforward, but I have included screenshots at each step.