Exchange versions

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Exchange Server Release dates
Product name Build number Date
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 6.5.6944233 03
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 6.5.7226 5/25/2004
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 6.5.7638 10/19/2005
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.24 12/9/2006
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.25 12/9/2006
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 8.1.240.6 11/29/2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 8.2.176.2 8/24/2009
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3 8.3.083.6 6/20/2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 14.0.639.21 11/9/2009
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 14.1.218.15 8/24/2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 14.2.247.5 12/4/2011
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3 14.3.123.4 2/12/2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 15.0.516.32 10/11/2012

Server 2008: print server

If you don’t know how to add some more print drivers to the print server without pain please do the following.
Open Printers then on empty space right click and go to Server Properties… and go to 3rd tab Drivers
Now you can add 32-bit or 64-bit printer drivers you need.

Technicolor DNS change

Finally got rid of OpenDNS that improves security, but manipulates DNS definitely too much.
To check: http://www.opendns.com/welcome/
To check IPv6: http://test-ipv6.com/

This commands does not change DNS advertised by DHCP. These are internal Technicolor DNS’es that will override DHCP ones.

{admin}[dns server route]=>add dns=x1.x1.x1.x1 metric=10 intf=Internet
{admin}[dns server route]=>add dns=x2.x2.x2.x2 metric=15 intf=Internet
{admin}[dns server route]=>..
{admin}[dns server]=>..
{admin}[dns]=>..
{admin}=>saveall

MacOSX

My opinion about MacOSX is the following: MacOSX is a bad Windows implementation on Unix.
Whenever I have to work on this system I have to fix really strange problems that does not exist even on Windows.
Setting up many printers is a nightmare on this system. Setting this up on GNU/Linux is easier.

The day will come

when someone turn on his PC hoping to see Windows but there will be GNU/Linux booting up instead.
Of course this is the case even today, but from my understanding Windows will eventually be completely replaced by GNU or other open source packages.
At the moment many Windows compatible tools are actually open source – the most reliable and safe to install comparing to build in ones or freeware or shareware or abandonware.

For instance right now we see fully functional open source implementation of Microsoft Exchange and fully functional alternative to Windows SBS.
The time will come when all this will morph to open source as Microsoft is no longer interested in regular servers, dedicated to cloud solutions or rather retreating to the cloud.