My name is Sasha Krsmanovic. I am the MVP Lead in Canada; you may recall my posts on this blog about the MVP program (Part 1, Part 2). Rodney has asked me to write a guest blog about a useful tool our team developed for IT Pros – the Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer.
The Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a web site for IT Administrators to validate and diagnose end-to-end Exchange scenarios. The site simulates multiple Exchange client access and inbound service related scenarios from outside your infrastructure and reports whether the test was successful. If the test fails, the tools tells you where in the process it failed, as well and it provides troubleshooting tips on resolving the issue. Note that this tool is different from the existing tools included in Exchange 2007. These tests can only be run inside your network and effectively only test your internal network connectivity, and this tool tests it from outside your company.