Newbie question: how to customise Exchange files/registry in aclustered environment.

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Alan

Hello,

I just need some basic advice about making customisations to Exchange
in a clustered environment please. We've just had an Windows 2003/
Exchange 2003 cluster installed to complement our other Exchange 2003
servers.

Firstly, if I want to restart the Information Store on a virtual
Exchange server, where do I do it to avoid the node failing over to
another node? Can I just open a terminal session to the virtual server
and restart the service as if it were a standalone server? Or do I
need to use Cluster Admininstrator?

Secondly, we need to use Regedit to limit the ports that Exchange uses
so that we can setup remote access thru a firewall. How do I modify
the registry or even INI files on a virtual server? Should I connect
to the virtual Exchange server in a terminal session or is there a
better, safer way?

Sorry if the questions are basic or obvious. I just want to get it
right first time.

Thanks,

- Alan.

 
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Rich Matheisen [MVP]

On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 04:54:40 -0700 (PDT), Alan <bruguy@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I just need some basic advice about making customisations to Exchange
>in a clustered environment please. We've just had an Windows 2003/
>Exchange 2003 cluster installed to complement our other Exchange 2003
>servers.
>
>Firstly, if I want to restart the Information Store on a virtual
>Exchange server, where do I do it to avoid the node failing over to
>another node? Can I just open a terminal session to the virtual server
>and restart the service as if it were a standalone server? Or do I
>need to use Cluster Admininstrator?


Use the Cluster Admin and take the resource 'off line'.

>Secondly, we need to use Regedit to limit the ports that Exchange uses
>so that we can setup remote access thru a firewall. How do I modify
>the registry or even INI files on a virtual server? Should I connect
>to the virtual Exchange server in a terminal session or is there a
>better, safer way?


Where you make the change depends on whether what's being changed is
part of the VS or not.

 

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