Help with Exchange 2007 Best Practices Analyzer:
Posted on 2011-04-29
I decided to run the Exchange 2007 Best Practices Analyzer as the server wasn't setup by me but an outside IT company back in 2009.
It runs as a virtual machine with Server 2003 x64 and was assigned 2 CPUs along with 12GB of RAM.
The best practices analyzer at first showed quite a few things that weren't up to par.
I've attached the 1st scan which shows the original issues along with the most recent scan which was done this morning.
These are in HTM format which I hope reads properly for everyone.
In a nutshell, I increased the virtual memory, blocked all version of Outlook older than 2003 SP2, installed the Filter Pack and moved the transaction log files to another partition that wasn't being used on this server.
Now that I've done those things, new warnings come up such as this one:
The checkpoint file path for storage group 'First Storage Group' on server MAILSRVMS2 (E:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT\EXCHANGE SERVER\MAILBOX\FIRST STORAGE GROUP) does not match the transaction log path (F:\EXCHANGELOGFILES). This issue can cause extended downtime when disk failures occur
And this warning came up as well:
Some versions of MAPI clients are blocked on server mailsrvms2.Bonland.local. Verify that version '6.x.x.x' and version '8.x.x.x' clients are not blocked as the Microsoft Exchange System Attendant process uses these version identifiers for performing server functions. Current MAPI blocking setting: -5.9.9;7.0.0-11.6568.6568.
Am I missing something?
I'd like to go over some possible solutions for these.