Using PowerShell + WMI to manage legacy Exchange

Dmitry blogs all about it here. I’d been meaning to write pretty much this very same post ever since I attended Devin‘s talk on managing Legacy Exchange with PowerShell at ExchangeConnections last November this past April, so I’m glad to see Dmitry write it up!


How to find out which users have the Junk E-mail rule enabled

I received an email the other day from someone who had read my “IMF and the Junk E-Mail folder in Outlook” posting. This person was wondering: “How can I tell who does and doesn’t have this per-mailbox setting enabled?” and I replied that there’s no built-in way that I know of and that you’d probably have to…


Can’t run Exdeploy after installing W2k3 SP1?

Here’s an interesting problem: After you apply Windows 2003 SP1, the new security settings prevent running HTA files from a network share. So this means if you download the Exdeploy pack and dump it into a network share, it won’t work properly on a W2k3 SP1 server. The workaround, of course, is to put the…


Cross-site moves: The importance of proper ADC Connection Agreements

It’s now been about a year since Exchange 2003 SP1 released, and cross-site, mixed-mode mailbox moves were introduced. In that time, I think folks have really started to get the hang of how it works and what needs to be in place to ensure successful moves. That said, there’s one topic that I’ve seen popping…


Hotfix for E2k3 on W2k3 SP1 cluster

Gerod points out in this blog post that if you install Windows 2003 SP1 onto your Exchange 2003 cluster nodes, you’ll need to install the hotfix in KB.841561. If you don’t apply this hotfix, users will not be able to access OWA (they will receive 500 – internal server error), although Administrator accounts will be successful in…


Funky mail routing after cross-site mailbox moves

When you move mailboxes across mixed-mode site boundaries with the Exchange 2003 SP1 feature, there is a period of time where mail will have trouble routing properly to these moved mailboxes. There are a couple of ways you may see this presented, as I’ll discuss in this post. The most common case is the Non…


Couple of Interesting KBs

Here are a couple of interesting KBs that have come out or been updated recently: KB.884863 ( – “Update to Exchange 2000 Server adds application event logging for deletion of public folders” An additional feature that is related to public folder diagnostics logging is now available for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. When you use this…


Hotfix for scripted cross-site mixed-mode moves!

Thanks to Dave Howe for pointing out this newly released hotfix. With the release of KB.883652, it’s now possible to script cross-site mixed-mode moves based on the Exchange 2003 SP1 feature. Before applying this hotfix, if you are doing scripted moves with the MoveMailbox method of the IMailboxStore interface and you select a destination in a…


Updated IMF filter released today!

Hot off the presses, there’s a filter update for the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter that released today. You can download this updated filter at: See the Readme for more info. 


IMF and the Junk E-mail folder in Outlook

I’ve posted several IMF-related blog postings in the past — here, here, and here. In these posts, I’ve focused mainly on the gateway behavior of the IMF. This is because that’s really what the IMF is, of course… just the gateway behavior. But when your mailbox server is running Exchange 2003 or better, there’s a whole…