There’s something about 2007 Dynamic Distribution Groups

Recently I ran into some issues with creating dynamic distribution lists or groups (DDL or DDG) in an Exchange 2007 environment. Let me share some things that I uncovered:   • Outlook users will not be able to see the membership of the DL using the GAL   • To view the membership, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232019(EXCHG.80).aspx…

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Exchange Daily Messaging Report

I was tasked with creating a daily messaging report that would meet the following requirements: Collect essential information about the Exchange 2007 environment Save the data in HTML format Email that report to users So I created a powershell script that would collect the following information: Mailbox Stats (total #, over quota, over 5GB, etc)…

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Exchange 2007 Summary Script

I was asked to post a blog on my script that collects summary information from an Exchange 2007 organization.  Here is what the script does: Places the information in C:\Exchdata directory Pulls information about Active Directory Collects Server information Collects Routing information Pulls statistical information, including mailboxes, backup status, etc Attached is the script (right…

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Not-So-Common Forefront Registry Keys

Forefront’s TechNet site covers the common registry keys but I wanted to provide a little (very little) information about some not-so-common registry keys.  By default, these keys will be listed under the Exchange Server folder within the following registry values: 32-bit: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Forefront Server Security\ 64-bit: HKLM\Wow6432Node\Software\Microsoft\Forefront Server Security\   Advanced Logging Registry Keys These keys…

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Forefront Obsolete Notifications

After upgrading your Antigen or Forefront for Exchange to the SP2, you might start seeing notifications relating to obsolete engines, even though you’ve disable the engines in the management tool. “The Ahnlab Virus Detection Engine scan engine is now obsolete and no longer supported. Updates are no longer available for this engine, and therefore the…

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Understanding the right terminology…

Over the past 3 months, I’ve had several discussions around planning of messaging environments.  These dicussions always lead to discussions around availability and the similar.  But what I’ve discovered is that many people confuse some of the terminology which makes the planning phase more difficult. So I wanted to clarify some of these terms… AVAILABILITY…

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