My UK TechDays Presentation – Exchange 2010 IPC


As promised here is the first of my posts following up my presentation at UK TechDays 2010.

The topic of the talk was Exchange 2010 Information Protection and Compliance.

The whole day went very well and I believe, it was a full house at approx. 380 people. Even at the end of my slot, the last of the day, there were still well over half the audience left!

Key questions that were raised after my session were around the use of Transport rules and the flexibility they offer, the use of MailTips as a user prompt based on message content and what the future holds for Exchange Hosted Services archive.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting further articles on setup of the demo labs for my presentation and will try and address the above questions too!

For now, here are my slides:

I’m Presenting on Exchange 2010 Protection and Compliance at Microsoft UK TechDays 2010


Given by the lack of posts over the weekend you might think I was taking it easy having a nice Easter weekend!

Well no! I was working somewhat manically with Exchange 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Rights Management.

I spent the best part of 3 days working to build the demos I will need for my slot at TechDays UK which is being held next week starting April 12th in various locations around London.

For more info the basic home page is here:

I think it is pretty much booked up but the good news is that the sessions will be videoed and available for streaming after the event.

My slot covers all things Information Protection and Compliance in Exchange 2010 so I will be covering Personal Archive, Retention policies, Legal hold and Multi-Mailbox Search and also Info Rights Management, Transport Rules, Moderation and MailTips.

For more about my slot see the link here and look at Tuesday!



Exchange 2010 IRM Journal Decryption Documentation error


I’ve been playing around with AD RMS and Exchange 2010 integration and believe  have come across a documentation error.

First a quick summary of the feature from the help file:

Enabling journal report decryption allows the Journaling agent to attach a decrypted copy of a rights-protected message to the journal report. Before you enable journal report decryption, you must add the Federated Delivery mailbox to the super users group configured on your Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) server.

In the follow doc which describes how to configure (enable/disable) journal report decryption:

The command to enable journal report decryption is wrong:

It currently reads:

Set-IRMConfiguration -JournalReportEncryptionEnabled $true

I believe it should read

Set-IRMConfiguration -JournalReportDecryptionEnabled:$true

Microsoft have logged the bug so hopefully there will be an updated copy soon!