Monday, August 31, 2009

Using Export-mailbox import-mailbox with Exchange 2010

by default nobody is allowed to run this cmdlets Export-Mailbox and Import-Mailbox in E14 .To allow access to these cmdlets the user/group must be assigned an RBAC role named "Mailbox Import Export".To do so use:
New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role 'Mailbox Import Export' -User 'userName'
New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role 'Mailbox Import Export' -Group 'groupName'

Exchange 2010 doesn't work well if you have native windows 2008 GC

Exchaneg 2010 is RC for now, yesterday we were playing with it and oops we have lots of errors within our labs.

asking lots of folks and lot of guys we found that E14 doesn't work well (for the RC build) with native 2008 GC, you need to have a windwos 2003 SP2 GC around E14 to work fine.

this will be fixed in the RTM version.

nice note for those who are playing with E14

Installing OCS 2007 R2 and integrate it with Codian MCU

the document has lots of screenshot and the title is self explaining.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Training Offer: first Time in Egypt: Configuring and Managing Exchange 2010

IPility Training Center is proud to announce this unique training event for the first time in Egypt training IT professional on the latest Microsoft Technologies on Exchange 2010, Get trained on the latest messaging, mailbox and CAS technologies and get introduced to the major changes in HW, ESE database, storage design and HW sizing in Exchange 2010.
Course ID: 10135a: configuring, managing and troubleshooting microsoft® exchange server 2010 (5 days)
Course Start date: 2/10/2009
Credited Hours: 40
Course Contents:
Module 1: Deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010
Module 2: Configuring Mailbox Servers
Module 3: Managing Recipient Objects
Module 4: Managing Client Access
Module 5: Managing Message Transport
Module 6: Implementing Messaging Security
Module 7: Implementing High Availability
Module 8: Implementing Backup and Recovery
Module 9: Configuring Messaging Policy and Compliance
Module 10: Securing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Module 11: Maintaining Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Module 12: Transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010
Module 13: Implementing Unified Messaging
Module 14: Advanced Topics:
• Deploying High Availability Solutions for Multiple Sites
• Implementing Federated Sharing
Course Fees: 1850 LE.

Get trained by people who implemented Exchange 2010, Get trained by TOP IT professionals is Egypt.
Meet our instructors:
To register please send us an email on info @ IPility . com or call 0166615175, also visit for our complete offering.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Register for Beta Exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring

You are invited to take beta exam 71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The 71-xxx identifier is used for registering for beta versions of MCP exams, when the exam is released in its final form the 70-xxx identifier is used for registration.By participating in beta exams, you have the opportunity to provide the Microsoft Certification program with feedback about exam content, which is integral to development of exams in their released version. We depend on the contributions of experienced IT professionals and developers as we continually improve exam content and maintain the value of Microsoft certifications.

71-662: TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring counts as credit towards the following certification(s).
· MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration

Public Registration begins: August 24, 2009
Beta exam period runs: August 31, 2009– September 14, 2009

Receiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately. Beta exams have limited availability and are operated under a first-come-first-served basis. Once all beta slots are filled, no additional seats will be offered.
Testing is held at Prometric testing centers worldwide, although this exam may not be available in all countries (see Regional Restrictions). All testing centers will have the capability to offer this exam in its live version.

Regional Restrictions: India, Pakistan, China
Registration Information
You must register at least 24 hours prior to taking the exam.Please use the following promotional code when registering for the exam: E14JReceiving this invitation does not guarantee you a seat in the beta; we recommend that you register immediately.
To register in North America, please call:

Prometric: (800) 755-EXAM (800-755-3926)
Outside the U.S./Canada, please contact:


Test Information and Support
You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.Find exam preparation information:

The first OCS 2007 ignite in Egypt is running

Well it is not the first, it has been done before, but this is the first time that I see this event outside the walls of Microsoft, in Egypt and in the Middle east region in an Arabic country.

Next Sunday I will start the first OCS 2007 ignite session at IPility training center; I am so excited about the experience and the special group of IT pros who chose IPility for this special event.

I always wanted to deliver the Ignite workshops (Exchange and OCS) but I didn't have the chance now it is the time to kick it off and start delivering those very special training events.

What is special about the ignite, well the ignites are by themselves are unique in their technical level, depth and the amount of time this event is delivered, it is unique and different than any type of Microsoft official curriculum by concentrating on the Technical depth as well as the labs and implementation within the training course as well

@ the ignites we deliver level 300 to 400 technical depth in a very condensed time, I usually call this type of training "the special forces training" you might feel that delivering such a deep level in 5 days is very short, But the material is structured to server this purpose and allow the trainee to gain the maximum benefit from it.

Looking forward for next Sunday, I will let you know about how the group felt the heat after the training.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Whee is IPility training center is located

located in the newest cairo urban area "el Tagamoa El Khames" beside the American University, canadian university and German Universities in Egypt, we have opened our center to provide the cluture, open and space for our student to get rid of the jam w suffer in Cairo.

you can locate IPility on Wikimapia here:

Unified Communications workshop

This is an Advanced customized training course explaining MS unified communication architecture, Design and implementation

Course Content:
Module 1: Welcome and Overview
Module 2: Architecture (Exchange 2007, OCS 2007, Cisco Call manager)
Module 3: IM and Rich PresenceModule 4: Conferencing
Module 5: Management and Troubleshooting
Module 6: Voice Architecture (Voice concept, IP telephony architecture, call routing, Translation rules, Dial peers, voice ports)
Module 7: Voice Capabilities
Module 8: Unified Messaging
Module 9: Compliance

Credited Hours: 32 hour
Price: 3500 LE
Start Date: 17/10/2009

to register send us an email at or call 0020166615175.

MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator

MCITP Official Course training
Introduction to Installing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Recovering Messaging Servers and Databases Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Managing Messaging Security Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Designing a Messaging Infrastructure Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Designing a High Availability Messaging Solution Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
Creidted Hours: 55 Hours
Price: Special Offer 1850 LE
Start Date: 4/10/2009

MCTS – Hyper-v Certified Specialist

Certified Windows Virtualization specialist, course include:• Course: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V• Course: Set up, Manage, and Maintain a Virtual Environment using Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
Credit Hours: 40, Duration: 8 Days, Cost: 2000 LEPrinted material are available for extra 100 LE
Please Check our upcoming training events to register for the training course you seek at, send us email on or call 0166615175

Exchange 2007 advanced storage architecture and design bootcamp

This course if for Messaging/Exchange engineers or consutlants who are welling to take a deep dive into the Exchange 2007/2003 sotrage design and architecture, below are the course content and schedule:

Course Title Description Included Courses Credited hours Fees Start Date
Advanced Exchange 2007/2003 storage architecture and design Customized Storage architecture course Course Contents

» Architectural Changes in Microsoft® Exchange Server that Affect Storage
» Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Storage Design
» Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Roles and Their Impact on Storage
» Designing Storage Considerations
» Understanding Storage Tools

15 hour for Special Offer 2000 LE
Start Date: 15/9/2009

Printed material are available for extra 350 LE

Please Check our upcoming training events to register for the training course you seek at, send us email on or call 0166615175

Saturday, August 22, 2009

IPility Training Center has been launched

back again to blogging, it has been so long time since my last blog entry, I have went through several ups and downs that led me to leave my work as Infra. manager for PHD and moving as a senior conusltant in Ingazat information systems.

within this step I had the opportunity to open my own training center, I had the chance to build it as I need and fully conduct the sessions that I want to deliver thus I had the chance to deliver the message and expand my knowledge and experience and share it with other consultants and IT pros in Egypt and in the region.

When I decided to open that training center, I thought about fellow IT pros in the region who are seeking an advanced training which is usually located in europe or the USA or suffering from the bad quality of the current training sessions conducted by others.

Quality, Expereince and level of depth was the 3 main factors and pilars of the my own training center and I believe that you will notice through the type of courses we deliver.

IPility training center can be accessed throught this URL, additional sessions will be posted later as announed hoping that I will be able to grap your attention

Mahmoud Magdy

Upcoming Advanced Workshop: Active Directory Field Engineering, Level 400

IPILITY Training Center is proud to offer to you this unique training event and workshop, this training offering is the first of its kind in the EMEA region delivered by the best experts in the field.Active Directory Field Engineering is a special level 300 to level 400 workshop designed for IT consultants, Senior System Engineers and IT professional looking to gain deep technical knowledge of Active Directory and gain Mastering level of their Active Directory Troubleshooting skills.At the end of the course, students will be able to explain how Windows Server 2003/2008 Directory Services works in an enterprise environment; this course is intended to give support engineers an in-depth look at the workings of Windows Server 2003/2008 Directory Services. The focus is on problems deliberately created in order for students to gain experience of potential customer issues. Emphasis will be placed on the use of key tools and to practice troubleshooting skills that may become necessary when performing their jobfor course dates and detailes please visit : more information and registration please send us an email at info @ Ipility . com or call 0166615175 or visit our website