At SSL.com, the team is always trying to make your life easier. With that in mind, we’re going to start offering more articles with practical tools, tips and tricks you can use to make your life simpler. To begin, we have a nice selection of seven super useful Exchange Server 2010 tools you can use. You’ll have to shell out some cash for some of them, but if they save you time in the long run, they’re worth the price.
Exchange Server 2010 Tools
When looking for Exchange Server 2010 tools, tips and tricks, it’s important to make sure they’re for this specific version of Exchange Server. The seven tools below will work with Exchange 2010 and can help you deploy and secure the mail system in your organization.
1. Exchange 2010 Server Role Requirements Calculator – This handy tool from Microsoft allows you to check your storage configuration. Additionally, you’ll learn more about backup and replication requirements for your Exchange Server 2010 setup.
2. Microsoft Exchange PST Capture – The Microsoft Exchange PST Capture tool makes it possible to easily search for PST files on different computers in your network. Best of all, it works on Exchange Servers nearby as well as with Exchange Online.
3. Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant – This is a web-based tool. After you answer a few quick questions, it creates a step-by-step checklist. If you’ve ever deployed an Exchange Server setup before, you know how valuable this can be.
4. CodeTwo Exchange Migration – This tool costs money, but it could be worth the price to you. Here’s what they say on their website, “CodeTwo Exchange Migration allows for safer, easier, and hassle-free cross-domain migrations between Exchange Servers.”
5.Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer – This is another useful tool from Microsoft that will scan your Exchange Server 2010 environment and create a list of questions you need to answer before you deploy your Exchange Server 2010 setup.
6. Exchange 2010 RTM ExFolders – This tool is just a port of PFDAVAdmin to Exchange 2010. They changed the name of the tool when they added it to Exchange Server 2010, but it’s still useful in a lot of ways. The new tool is called ExFolders. Check it out.
7. Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2010 (32 bit) – This will allow you to easily simulate disk I/O load on a test server running Exchange Server 2010. With it, you can make sure your new deployment will be able to handle the load before you move the server into production.
As mentioned, we’ll have more Tools, Tips and Tricks in the months and years ahead. For now, we really want to hear from you – especially about Exchange Server. Do you want to know how to ensure it’s secure? Or have more tips and practical advice you can use? Let us know, and we’ll provide content you will find useful and entertaining.