Category: Exchange 2007

MMMUG August Event – Exchange Backup and SCDPM 2010

We’re on a roll! The August MMMUG event is being hosted by Tony Brown. and is being held in London on the 18th August 2010.

The subject of the meeting is Exchange backup and recovery and we have Microsoft’s Anthony Tyler talking about System Centre Data Protection Manager’s take on backing up exchange and Kroll Ontrack’s offering for recovery.

Kroll Ontrack is now celebrating its 25th Anniversary as a global leader in the provision of data management solutions, specialising in data recovery, restoration, erasure and investigative products and services (www.krollontrack.co.uk).

Ontrack PowerControls software for Microsoft Exchange empowers users to search, recover, extract, restore and migrate Microsoft Exchange data (www.ontrackpowercontrols.co.uk).

Faced with increasing hardware and administration costs together with tighter budgets, organisations are seeking more cost-effective and efficient solutions to manage ad-hoc and routine Microsoft Exchange data requests. The core functionality of Ontrack PowerControls enables System Administrators to search, recover and restore entire .edb, .pst files and granular level items, whilst retaining data integrity.

Kroll Ontrack is pleased to be demonstrating the core functionality, features and application of this invaluable Microsoft Exchange administration tool.

Agenda:

18:00pm – 18:30pm Arrival
18:30pm – 19:30pm Ontrack PowerControls

  • Company & Product overview
  • Single item restore / recovery
  • Intuitive searching
  • Additional functionality
  • Existing customers
  • Live demo
  • Extraction of Microsoft Exchange data from backup
  • Browsing single / multiple .edb & .pst files, to single item level
  • Searching across multiple .edb’s
  • Compliance, investigations and legal requirements
  • Restoration of data
  • Reporting
  • Hands-on demo
  • Q & A

19:30pm – 20:00pm Refreshments
20:00pm – 20:45pm Microsoft DPM

  • Why build DPM?
  • Introducing DPM
  • Demo – Protecting Data
  • How Does DPM work?
  • Demo – Rapid & Reliable Recovery
  • Protected Platforms

20:45pm – 21:00pm Discussions & Questions on Exchange backup / recovery.

The event will be held at Kroll Ontrack’s flagship offices overlooking HMS Belfast and London Bridge:

  • Kroll Ontrack Limited
  • Tower Place East
  • London EC3R 5BS
  • United Kingdom

To Sign Up use the link below:

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/4-18th_August_2010_-_Exchange_backup_and_recovery

The SysAdmin Handbook

I was asked about this a little while ago but until recently it slipped my mind! Anyhow, I’ve noticed that Redgate software (the people behind the www.simple-talk.com website) have published a new eBook featuring a bunch of articles from their website to help administrators to get to grips with Exchange.

Excitingly for me, one of my articles was included! It was the one about Resource mailboxes in Exchange 2007 which is still the most viewed article on the Simple Talk website! The article can be found here:

http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/using-exchange-2007-for-resource-booking/

 

Or, if you are interested in the whole book, take a look here:

http://www.red-gate.com/specials/Exchange/the_sysadmin_handbook_ebook.htm

 

Cheers

Nathan

Set Outlook Web App (OWA) Logon Format with PowerShell script

I’ve been working with PowerShell recently as you can see from my recent blog posts on setting Exchange 2010 virtual directory settings and on redirecting the OWA URL from http to https.

Below is a script I put together to set the logon format for OWA. Basically it prompts the user about the various types of format available and then goes and builds the relevant commands to configure any Client Access servers in the environment. It should work against Exchange 2007 and 2010 although I’ve only tested Exchange 2010.

 

Write-host "This script will let you set the logon format for OWA virtual directories on Exchange 2010."
Write-host ""

#============================================
#Set Variables
[string]$ConfirmPrompt = "Set this Value? (Y/N)"
[string]$WarningForeground = "white"
[string]$WarningBackground = "red"

#Build Array of OWA virtual directories and then run through for the user

[array]$OWAVDir = Get-OwaVirtualDirectory

#============================================
#Prompt user about how they want login to occur and then get selection
Write-host "How do you want users to log into OWA?"

[string]$type = Read-host "You have three options, EmailAddress (UPN), Domain\username or username. Please enter one of (Email / Domain / Username)"

Write-host ""

#============================================
#Create function for calling later which will do the setting of properties

function ConfigureVirtualDirectory
{
#Get the current AD domain FQDN for use as the default domain if Username format is chosen.

$ADdomain = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::GetCurrentDomain()

    if ($type -eq "Email")    {
        Write-host "You have opted to use the email address. Please make sure users UPN in active directory matches their email address" -foregroundcolor $WarningForeground -backgroundcolor $WarningBackground
        Foreach ($value in $OWAVDir) {
            Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -Identity $value -LogonFormat PrincipalName }
    }
    if ($type -eq "Domain")    {
        Foreach ($value in $OWAVDir) {
            Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -Identity $value -LogonFormat FullDomain }
    }
    if ($type -eq "Username")    {
        Foreach ($value in $OWAVDir) {
            Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -Identity $value -LogonFormat UserName -DefaultDomain $ADdomain }
    }
}

#===========================================
#Tell user what is about to happen for each server and then give choice to execute

Write-host “Looking at Server: ” $OWAVDir[0].server
    Write-host “Current Logon Format: ” $OWAVDir[0].logonformat
    Write-host “New Logon Format Type:     ” $Type
   [string]$set = Read-host $ConfirmPrompt
    Write-host “”

    if ($set -eq "Y")    {
         ConfigureVirtualDirectory  
    }    else    {
        Write-host "Nothing has been changed, script quit" -foregroundcolor $WarningForeground -backgroundcolor $WarningBackground
        exit
    }

iisreset

Outlook Web Access URL simplify – Redirect OWA

This is a very frequently discussed topic, so much so that I along with other recently asked if something could be built into a future version of Exchange to do this out of the box.

Well after asking another Exchange MVP Pat Richard pointed me to a script that he had written which does all that is needed.

Interestingly there is a little more needed than you might think!

IIS 7 and 7.5 which come with Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 respectively both have a redirect feature which is used as part of Exchange client access to provide for legacy clients.

We can make use of it to allow for OWA redirect from the root site however that requires a bunch of SSL changes. We must turn off the requirement for SSL on the root site to allow the redirect of http://mail.domain.com to https://mail.domain.com/owa.

However doing that in the GUI for the root of the site will also uncheck the require SSL for a bunch of sub-sites (like OWA)! Not what we want at all. Clearly you can go through a manually set things how they should be but using the script Pat provides it is all done for you!

One final thing the script does is set permissions on the OAB web.config file which is created as part of the redirect process.

Oh, and finally it takes a backup before it starts! :)

To get the script look at Pats blog post here.

For a lot more info on the redirect subject in general including more on the Offline Address Book (OAB) problem check out Henrik’s post here:

So having done this anyone hitting the default website of the CAS server will be redirected to the correct URL.

Finally, in a future post I will investigate how this might change when publishing with ISA/TMG.

Cheers

Nathan

Virtualizing Exchange

Hi,

Not much insight here I know, but I was researching this topic for a friend today and thought the collection of links might at least be useful!

Microsoft Virtualization: Best Choice for Exchange Server

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/09/03/452309.aspx

Should You Virtualize Exchange 2007 SP1?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd535371(EXCHG.80).aspx

Exchange 2010 System Requirements

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx

Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794548(EXCHG.80).aspx

TechNet Webcast – Microsoft Virtualisation Best Practices for Exchange Server (Level 300)

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032428204&CountryCode=US

Cheers

Nathan

Microsoft Unified Communications information rollup – April 2010

As with my old blog I will continue to post these monthly updates from Microsoft and will highlight anything that I’ve had particular experience with…

News

Antigen & Forefront

Forefront Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

Forefront Server Security Support Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

You Had Me At EHLO…

http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx

Microsoft UK UC Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Office Communications Server Team Blog

http://communicationsserverteam.com

Office Communicator Team Blog

http://communicatorteam.com

Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2010

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

Next Hop Technical Resources – Office Communications Server | TechNet

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx

The Master Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Documentation

Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, and Microsoft Antigen.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=ae4ce23b-9e1e-455c-87a4-36167fe43107

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Help

This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Help.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=85c5ef71-6a1f-4eb0-9ff3-3feee6057e96

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office SharePoint Online

Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Online is a collection of Web-based tools and technologies built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your company. This white paper describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of SharePoint Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=1bef6a35-9785-4a0b-b227-387c0ee85a36

Microsoft Exchange Online Standard

Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted enterprise messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Exchange Online services include advanced e-mail features as well as calendaring, contact, and task management capabilities. This white paper describes the services and features that are included with the Standard offering of Exchange Online.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=6bef06c7-3ae6-40a7-a78e-eea670b4f605

Outlook

Other

Downloads

Antigen & Forefront

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer

Collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=8f575f60-bd80-44aa-858b-a1f721108fad

Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer (64 bit)

Collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=c009c049-9f4c-4519-a389-69c281b2abda

Exchange 2010 Language Pack Bundle

This download contains the most recently updated language packs for Exchange 2010. The language bundle includes all packs for all supported languages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=30a01b2b-0360-44b4-8b9a-1c4b3af781a6

Exchange 2010 Language Pack Bundle, March 2010

This download contains the most recently updated language packs for Exchange 2010. The language bundle includes all packs for all supported languages.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=4ba91cf8-dafa-4328-9edc-2052fe8347fc

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Events/Webcasts

Exchange

What’s New with Exchange 2010!

Friday, April 09, 2010 9:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

Got Exchange Questions? We’ve Got Answers.

Now, more than ever, your customers require cost-effective and flexible communication tools. Learn how Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can help your customers achieve new levels of reliability and performance with features that simplify administration and  protect communications. As the cornerstone of Microsoft’s Unified Communications solution, Exchange Server is a flexible and reliable messaging platform that can help lower messaging costs by over 50% and  increase productivity with anywhere access.

Hosted by: Brendan Newell – Senior Metro Partner Technology Advisor

https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=M83BBK&role=attend&pw=PSMHG4

AGENDA

9:00 – 9:30am CST What’s New with Exchange 2010

9:30 – 10:00am CST Open Discussion, Q & A

(10-11am EST)

Upcoming Exchange Server 2010 Discussions with Brendan

Tips & Tricks to Migrate to Exchange 2010

Leveraging Exchange 2010 for Unified Messaging

High Availability – Disaster Recovery

Hosted Exchange

Exchange 2010 – How best to secure your infrastructure

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032440623&culture=en-US

Other

Momentum Webcast: Ask Rieva Live!: Collaboration in a Mobile Environment (Level 100)

Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Welcome to Ask Rieva Live! – a live chat digital event series brought to you by the Microsoft Business Resource Center.  Join business expert Rieva Lesonsky, founder and President of GrowBiz Media and former editor of Entrepreneur Magazine, to delve into key topics on managing and growing your business, with a live Q&A session. 

In this session: As the economy heads towards recovery companies are seeking ways to invest in and grow their businesses, while keeping their overhead low. The best way to do this is look at your expenses—and cut costs wherever possible. Got cost-cutting questions? Rieva has answers!

Presenter: Rieva Lesonsky, Founder and President, GrowBiz Media

Rieva Lesonsky is the founder and president of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, and former editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. Follow Rieva on Twitter @Rieva. Visit SmallBizDaily.com to read more of Rieva’s insights on small business and to buy her newest book, Marketing 101: Quick Tips for Marketing Your Business.

View other sessions from Momentum: Drive Your Midsize Business Forward

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032445301&culture=en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office System Webcast: Tips and Tricks for Outlook 2007 and Office 2010 (Level 100)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

We invite you to attend a Live Meeting presentation that will help you get the most out of Outlook 2007. Learn about new features and timesavers to help you in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner and intermediate users. We’ll also include a look at some of the new features in Office 2010.The time you take to attend this session can help save you time later – past participants report saving from 15 to over 30 minutes a day after attending a Tips and Tricks session. Led by an expert Microsoft technology presenter, the session will be informative and entertaining, designed to help you learn how to work more effectively. 

Presenter: Jed Warren, IT Training Specialist, New Horizons Learning Center

Jed Warren has over 10 years experience in IT. He has spent the last three years doing hands-on computer training for New Horizons Computer Learning and Microsoft. Recognized as the number one applications instructor worldwide for 2006 at New Horizons, he continued training thousands of end users in beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for over 27 different courses. As a current MCP and MCT, Jed also holds certifications in IC3, ITIL, Comptia A+, Net +, and Security +, Desktop Support Technician, and a master certification in Microsoft Office Systems.

View other sessions from Microsoft Office System Webcasts: Enhance Your Skill Set with Expert Tips

If you have questions or feedback, contact us.

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032442283&culture=en-US

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

Antigen for Exchange SP2: Description of Hotfix Rollup 1 for Antigen 9.0 Service Pack 2 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975355/EN-US

Forefront Sec Exchange Svr EN: Some default deletion messages in Forefront Security for Exchange Server may mislead a user or an administrator to assume that an error occurred or that a virus was found (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961385/EN-US

Exchange

Exchange Svr 2003 SP2 EN: A new feature known as Intelligent Message Filter in Exchange Server 2003 prevents regular messages from being moved to the Junk E-mail folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961919/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2003 SP2 EN: "Outlook cannot display this view. Unknown Error" error message is generated in Outlook client and Event ID 9667 is logged on an Exchange Server 2003 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972077/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2003 SP2 EN: An error occurs when an Exchange server 2003 user tries to open more than one delegate mailboxes of Exchange Server 2010 in Outlook 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979690/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: A Computer that is running the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Server  role becomes slow when a user tries to open a folder that contains many items (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969948/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: "451 4.4.0 DNS Query Failed" status message in an Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976108/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: Later updates do not match a calendar item that an Exchange Server 2007 user updates by using Exchange ActiveSync on a mobile device

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976460/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: You receive an "0x800423f0" error message when you perform system state backups on the passive node of Windows Server 2008-based Exchange Server 2007 CCR clusters

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977179/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: An external recipient misses the last occurrence of a recurring meeting request or a recurring appointment that is sent from an Exchange Server 2007 user

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977531/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: The subject of a confirmation message is garbled for certain languages when a remote device wipe operation is performed in Exchange Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978137/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: The sender address of a forwarded meeting request does not include “on behalf of” as expected in an Exchange Server 2003 organization and an Exchange Server 2007 organization mixed environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978200/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: A SSL certificate validation error is generated on an Exchange Server 2007 server when you run any test commands after you run the Test-SystemHealth command

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978253/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: A mailbox that was moved from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server cannot be accessed by using Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978469/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: The Exchange Information Store service stops responding on an Exchange Server 2007 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978517/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: The Exchange Information Store service crashes on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server when a user tries to access a specific calendar item

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978528/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: Read items are marked incorrectly as unread items in an Exchange Server 2007 public folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978832/EN-US

Exchange Svr 2007 SP2 AL: You receive an error message when you use ExBPA to schedule a scan on an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979170/EN-US

Exchange Svr Ent 2000 EN: You cannot connect to a mailbox store by using ExMerge after you restore the mailbox store to a recovery server in Exchange Server 2000 or Exchange Server 2003 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924730/EN-US

Exchange Svr Ent 2003 EN: "Access Denied" Error Message When You Try to Use Outlook Web Access (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317471/EN-US

Exchange Svr Ent 2007 AL: Build numbers and release dates for Exchange Server (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158530/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976573/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Certain third-party IMAP4 clients cannot connect to Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes through an Exchange Server 2010 CAS server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977633/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: You receive an error when you try to create a Unified Messaging Auto Attendant in the Exchange Management Console: "The pilotidentifier ‘string value’ is not a valid extension"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977920/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: The POP3 service crashes when a user connects to a mailbox through the POP3 protocol and the user is migrated from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979431/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Exchange Server 2010 Push Notifications does not work

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979563/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010: February 18, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979611/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Error message when you import a third-party certificate into Exchange Server 2010: "The certificate status could not be determined because the revocation check failed"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979694/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: You cannot connect to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox from Outlook Web Access

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980049/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: This fix introduces the supports for Exchange Server 2010 page patching when a "-1022" disk I/O error is generated

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980261/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: Event ID 2156 is logged on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980262/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: On Exchange Server 2007 or on Exchange Server 2010, e-mail messages seem to disappear when you try to move them to a mailbox folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980400/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: You receive error 1603 when you try to install the Exchange Server 2010 RU1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981474/EN-US

Exchange Svr Enterprise 2010 AL: You must enter your logon credentials two times when you log on to Outlook Web App

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981541/EN-US

Exchange Svr Std 2003 EN: An e-mail message is corrupted after the Disclaimer rule is enabled on an Exchange Server 2007-based server (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935489/EN-US

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Office Comm Svr Ent 2007 EN: Error message when you log on to Communicator: "Cannot Synchronize Address Book" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938286/EN-US

Office Comm Svr Ent 2007 EN: You experience audio quality issues when many performance counters are logged on to Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Audio/Video Conferencing Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979357/EN-US

Office Comm Svr Ent 2007 R2 AL: You cannot download the corporate address book, and you receive an error message when you use Communicator to log on Communications Server: "Cannot Synchronize Address Book" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939530/EN-US

Office Comm Svr Std 2007 R2 AL: When you make an audio call to a Communicator Web Access user, you do not hear a ring tone until the other user answers the call

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978368/EN-US

Office Live Meeting 2007 AL: Incompatibility between the Live Meeting 2007 console and the Intel PROSet/Wireless Wi-Fi software

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979873/EN-US

Outlook

Outlook 2003 Win32 AL: Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: March 9, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979771/EN-US

Outlook 2003 Win32 AL: The read receipt is not returned to a delegate in Office Outlook 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980039/EN-US

Outlook 2003 Win32 AL: Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): February 25, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980998/EN-US

Outlook 2007 Win32 ML: A shared folder is unexpectedly cached to the Offline Folder file in Outlook 2007 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936247/EN-US

Outlook 2007 Win32 ML: Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): January 27, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979813/EN-US

Outlook 2007 Win32 ML: When you try to send an encrypted e-mail message in Office Outlook 2007, you are prompted for your smart card

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979818/EN-US

Outlook 2007 Win32 ML: Description of the Office Outlook 2007 Junk E-mail Filter update: March 9, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979895/EN-US

Outlook 2007 Win32 ML: "Microsoft Office Outlook had problems encrypting this message" error message when you send an encrypted e-mail message in Office Outlook 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980029/EN-US

Disconnected Mailboxes in Exchange 2007 PowerShell

Hi,

Having had an error using the GUI to view disconnected mailboxes in Exchange 2007 and decided to look into using the command line.

To display mailboxes that are disconnected use the following command.

Get-MailboxStatistics -Server | where { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null } | select DisplayName,DisconnectDate

Replace with the name of your mailbox server.

This gives a list of the disconnected mailboxes.

To reconnect you use the command below

Connect-mailbox ?database ?Identity ?User

EDIT:

Having posted this a reader replied and let me know that he had spoken to PSS about a similar issue that was stopping him accessing the disconncted mailboxes area in the GUI. The error was similar to:

“contraint error” like :” unable to activate contraints

It appears that this is a bug and that there will be a fix. When I find out more I will post it.

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Cheers

Nathan

Exchange 2007 Update Rollup 3

Just a very quick post about another patch / Rollup patch for Exchange 2007

See the link below:

Patch Download

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Cheers

Nathan

How to Roll back Recipient Policy for editing on Exchange 2003 after upgrade to Exchange 2007.

When in a test lab migrating from 2003 – 2007 I used the commands below to upgrade my default recipient policy to 2007. Unfortunately what I was testing needed me to be able to administer the policy from the 2003 ESM. So I was stuck until I played around with ADSIEDIT.msc!

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Set-EmailAddressPolicy “Default Policy” ?IncludedRecipients AllRecipients

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I opened up adsiedit.msc and located the default recipient policy in the configuration container as shown below.

Once there I compared the entries with another 2003 system and found there were a few differences. The differences are outlined in the screen shots below;

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On the left is the upgraded version and on the right is the non upgraded one.

My?guess is that this first one shows which version of exchange is allowed to edit the policy

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The next screenshot shows 4 attributes that were different:

msExchPurportedSearchUI

msExchQueryFilter

msExchQueryFilterMetadata

msExchRecipientFilterFlags

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The final screenshot mentions exchange version.

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What I did was edit these areas so they matched up (often just clicking “Clear” to?set it back to ““?(apart from sections where there was an obvious org naming entry)

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Having done all that it now works and lets me administer the policy from 2003.

Hope this helps

Cheers

Nathan

Intermedia Exchange 2007 Hosting

Hi,

I recently was in the position where I had come to rely on my work laptop for personal email. Obviously this brings various problems, not least the fact that people who would normally use your personal email address end up replying to your work one which in the event of a job change could become annoying!!

So I decided something had to be done; It was about time I sorted myself out with a hosted mailbox.

I had a look around the Internet and discovered Intermedia (www.intermedia.net)

It would appear that they are one of the first companies offering fully hosted email based around Exchange 2007. Obviously this intrigued me so I investigated further. It looks like Intermedia have a great set of services included (importantly for me) a bunch of ways to syncronise mail with different devices.

So I signed up for their Small Business Exchange 2007 service which gives 3 mailboxes. The setup process was very simple and the only problem I had was that my card was checked manually because of the companies fraud filter. This was done quickly and without issue and frankly I am happy if a company takes extra steps to prevent fraud!!

So what about the service. Well, once my account was created, I setup my domain which was a simple matter of setting it as the primary domain name and then changing my MX record. After only an hour or so I was receiving mail into my new mailbox accessed via OWA or Outlook which is provided free for download.

All in all this was a very simple move and after a week of use I have had no problems and found the people I have dealt with at Intermedia very helpful.

Take a look at the link below for more info about there services:

http://www.intermedia.net/it-professionals/hosted-exchange/hosted-exchange.asp

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Cheers

Nathan

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