We want criticism!

I recently (hopefully recently, my last post took two years to get published so I’m not sure when this one will go out, LOL) posted one of my typical light-hearted looks into life at Microsoft (it was about how office space is allocated, read it here).  Although it was irrelevant to virtually everything, it elicited…


Default settings for Exchange-related virtual directories in Exchange Server 2007

One of the most common questions I’m asked is if we have any resources that document the default settings for the Exchange-related virtual directories in Exchange 2007 – specifically with regards to the authentication and SSL settings. This aims to address that need should you find yourself in a situation where these settings have been…


Understanding multi-domain DL update and delegate issues after application of Exchange 2003 SP2 – Part 2

EDIT: This post has been updated on 5/20/2008 to include a link to an Outlook 2007 hotfix for this behavior. If you have been struggling with Delegate errors in multi-domain environments where you consistently get the below error when attempting to add a delegate for a user, you are now in luck as there is…


Single-label Domain Names and Exchange Server 2007 SP1

EDIT 9/22/2008: The support policy for installing Exchange Server 2007 in an SLD environment has changed, and is now supported. Please go here and read it for follow-up on this situation. If you attempt to install Exchange 2007 SP1 into an Active Directory forest containing a single-label domain name (e.g. “Contoso” instead of “Contoso.com”), you’ll…


Supportability for multiple OWA/ Exchange Web Sites on Client Access Servers in Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Customers frequently ask Exchange Customer Support Services (CSS) engineers how Exchange Server organizations can be managed using multiple Web sites for Exchange Server-related virtual directories.  This is often used for segmentation purposes or for access by certain applications, apart from Web users.  Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) solutions are available for customers with a…


A brief history of time – Exchange Server way

Ever wondered how Exchange Server evolved over the years? And how come Exchange Server 2007 shows “8.0” as its version number? Here is a brief history of time… it might add a bit to the known history! First Exchange proof of concept was in the early 90’s. Development team usage only. Mercury – we couldn’t…