Are you Fast, Faultless and Powerful?

Posted by Michael Francis in IT Professional, Software Testing, SysAdmin on 11-03-2011

Are you fast, faultless and powerful? If you are, then take a look at the cool wallpapers (for mobile or desktop) and screensaver that the Oracle team have designed for download. If you’re not working with Oracle, but you know someone who is, please tell them about Red Gate’s oracle tools and they too can add some colour to their desk top!

 

Testing with Exchange Server – Tips and Tricks – Part 2 – Creating Mailboxes

Posted by Reka Burmeister in email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Exchange Testing, IT Professional, Outlook, PST Importer, Software Testing, SysAdmin on 30-06-2010

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In a previous article I mentioned how to create users and computers in active directory, the first stage of testing the PST Importer (and ESA). The next step is to go to Exchange and create mailboxes to the users that we just created and for further comfortable management, add access permissions to them where needed.

Yikes!!! Windows Server 2008 can’t boot, winload.exe can’t be located

Posted by Reka Burmeister in Exchange, Exchange 2007, Exchange Archiving, Exchange Testing, Software Testing on 10-02-2010

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I just came across this problem (Windows Server 2008 can’t boot, winload.exe can’t be located) and as it took me about 3 (yes THREE!!) hours to fix I thought I’d share with you all to save you time.

Working on Exchange email archiving software and PST Importing tools we have a test network with quite a few virtual machines, many with Windows Server 2008 installed.

Testing with Exchange Server – Tips and Tricks – Part 1 – Setting up Active Directory

Posted by Reka Burmeister in Exchange, Exchange 2007, Exchange Archiving, Exchange Testing, Software Testing, Tutorials, Uncategorized on 08-02-2010

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Testing in an Exchange environment has been a challenge for Red Gate Software for some time now as we developed and tested Exchange Server Archiver. Now we are working on a PST Importer tool, we had to once again ‘fire up’ our virtual servers. The problem was a bit more complex this time, because if we want to create a realistic test environment we should have about a hundred virtual machines that we could hook on to our domain. As before, we’ll need mailboxes for these users but this time we would like some of the PST files to be opened in some of the users’ Outlook (I’ll explain this later). So here’s how we managed to do this all without actually creating all the machines for it.