Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Calculator 19.9

It’s been almost 3 months since the last update, but today the Exchange Team released version 19.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Calculator.

Enhancements since version 18.9:

  • Revised name of Offline Address Book in MailboxDatabases.csv file
  • Integrated revised CreateMBDatabases.ps1 script that better handles database creation with large numbers of databases
  • Integrated revised CreateMBDatabaseCopies.ps1 script that performs faster
  • Added validation check to ensure message profile has a mailbox size limit
  • Added 4TB disks as a disk selection option
  • Included prompt for 2nd site GC for on DB Export Primary DB List dialog
  • Included prompt for 1st and 2nd site GC on Export Copy DB List dialog
  • Revised default for GC on Export Primary DB List dialog to use FQDN
  • Revised default for Public Folder DB on Export Primary DB List dialog to clarify it is a DB name
  • Added problem explanation text to Distribution tab status line to show why the Calculator considers a configuration invalid
  • Updated CreateMBDatabaseCopies.ps1 to use GC1 and GC2 from export file
  • Added status information to Diskpart.ps1 to show the state of disks before and after script execution

Bug Fixes since version 18.9:

  • Fixed issue with “Number of Active Databases / PDC (After Second PDC Server Failure)” formula to ensure that the PDC cannot have more active databases than possible
  • Removed rounding on calculating number of active databases / server
  • Fixed “DB and Log LUN Design / Server” to accurately calculate /DAG totals when 2 LUNs / Backup Set architecture is chosen
  • Fixed conditional formatting issue with Number of Mailbox Servers when the design utilizes standalone Mailbox servers
  • Fixed bug preventing running multiple StorageCalc instances from running concurrently
  • Fixed bug when saving a workbook under a new name after making changes to the original workbook
  • Fixed “Number of Mailbox Cores Required to Support Activated Databases in Secondary Datacenter” to accurately take into account the correct number of remaining servers
  • Fixed diskpart.ps1 script to ensure it can be re-executed
  • Fixed diskpart.ps1 script to cater for embedded spaces in mountpoints
  • Fixed CreateMBDatabaseCopies.ps1 to read input for Primary site and Secondary site DC’s
  • Fixed Export Primary Databases List to use PF Database instead of PF Server

You can download the calculator here. For more information please consult the changeblog or usage instructions.

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