Outlook Anywhere changes in Exchange Server 2007 SP1

In Exchange Server 2007 SP1, the configuration of Outlook Anywhere (formerly known as RPC over HTTP) has been changed to accommodate the different ways Exchange CAS servers are deployed on the Internet. This blog post provides an overview of these changes. Exchange 2007 RTM In Exchange 2007 RTM, enabling Outlook Anywhere (using either the Exchange…


MAPI Messaging Benchmark Being Retired

MAPI Messaging Benchmark (MMB3/MMB4) has been the benchmark for measuring the performance and scalability of computers running Microsoft Exchange Server.  While MMB has served its purpose, it also has limitations in helping our customers compare solutions.  Among the most significant limitations, MMB does not take into account variation in end-user usage profiles, modification and updates…


One step better than get-command

If you’ve spent any time in the PowerShell, then you’re probably familiar with get-command (gcm). Here’s an example I threw together taking that to the next level. This will help you when you can’t remember the command you want to use. Say you want to find all shell commands that deal with DSNs but you…


More information on the setup prerequisite change in Exchange Server 2007 SP1

A while ago we told you about the setup prerequisite change in Exchange 2007 SP1 that allows setup to ignore unreachable domains and domains that do not have any domain controllers running a minimum of Windows 2003 SP1. That post is here: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/30/446579.aspx In this blog post we’d like to fill you in on the…


Moving public folder replicas from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2007

EDIT: This post has been edited on 5/19/2008 to add a note about pointing Exchange 2003 mailbox stores to Exchange 2007. We have heard from you that there hasn’t been enough information on moving of public folder replicas from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2007 so I wanted to provide some information to fill in the…


Exchange Tools vs. Cluster Tools: What’s the Deal?

Note: Since authoring this blog, Microsoft Customer Support Services has identified a scenario in which moving a CMS using the cluster tools can leave databases in a dismounted or offline state. During regular operation, the Microsoft Exchange Replication service maintains a “mount allowed” value for each server within the CCR cluster via a private property…


Thoughts on Unified Communications Launch Today

Today Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes (my boss) launched Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS), and announced that Exchange Server 2007 SP1 will be available in the 4th quarter of this year. Here is a long list of enhancements within SP1 – but given the occasion today with OCS, I figure it’s worth digging into the…


How Exchange 2007 CAS Proxying works for ActiveSync

As a last part in my series of posts covering Exchange 2007 CAS Proxying and Redirection (see previous posts here and here) – I wanted to cover Proxying for ActiveSync. There are three steps involved in handling a request: Determining whether to proxy a given request Proxying the request Causing the proxied request to execute…


Mission Impossible: In-Place Upgrading Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008

As you may have read in our Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2008 blog post, the RTM version of Exchange 2007 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2008, but Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be supported for installation on Windows Server 2008. Here’s the tricky part: Exchange 2007 SP1 can be installed…