How Exchange 2003 uses WMI to present the Status and Monitoring node in Exchange System Manager

The goal of this blog post is to build some familiarity and understanding of how Exchange uses WMI in representing the Status and Monitoring node in Exchange System Manager. What is the Monitoring and Status tool? The Monitoring and Status tool is an administrative tool built into Exchange System Manager that you can use to monitor…


Speech recognition of names by Exchange 2007 unified messaging

Introduction Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM) supports automatic speech recognition (in English, only). UM-enabled users who call into UM can speak to it for command and control in Outlook Voice Access (e.g. “Next message”, “I’ll be 20 minutes late”). They can also use speech recognition for directory searches. Callers who are connected to a…


Exchange 2007 migration overview

Introduction The process of migrating mailbox content between Exchange servers has been greatly improved for Exchange 2007. Differently than previous versions, our tools are now part of the server code and are therefore more integrated and functional. There are three tasks used for mailbox migration operations: Move-mailbox – Copies or moves an active mailbox (a…


Exchange Connections spring 2007 planning started – got a session proposal?

Paul Robichaux is asking for proposals for Exchange Connections event (spring 2007) on his blog… if you are interested, here is a bit more about it: “Our goal is to have about 50% coverage of Exchange 2007, Office 2007, and SharePoint 2007 and about 50% on Exchange 2003, Office 2003, and related topics like Live Communications Server, deployment,…


First class recipient types in Exchange 2007

Exchange 2003 used several recipient types, but it was often difficult to determine exactly what type a given object was. For example, a mail-enabled user and a mailbox-enabled user looked identical in ADUC without careful inspection. It required opening the user object property pages and inspecting the properties to make the determination. Even worse, differentiating…


Web Part URLs supported by Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access

Web Part URL formats can be used to access Outlook Web Access web parts contents directly. Exchange Server 2007 OWA has a new URL format to be used for requests to the /owa virtual directory.  Exchange Server 2007 will use this format when forwarding web part requests in the Exchange 2003 format to the Exchange…


Recipient and server filtering in Exchange 2007 console

Exchange Management Console provides an easy way of filtering data. If you have thousands of users in your organization you can use filtering to find a particular user. Filtering can also be used to find other objects such as servers or e-mail messages. If you prefer to use the command line, then you can use…


ExBPA and non-English reports

We run into the following two questions every so often: “I have a non-English server, and when I run ExBPA on it (English version), it produces a report that is not in English; any way that I can make ExBPA create reports in English?” The answer to that is yes… the way to do it…


What does Exchange 2007 Availability Service do?

The Exchange Server 2007 Availability service improves free/busy data access for information workers by providing secure, consistent, and up-to-date free/busy data to clients that are using Availability Web Service (like Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access). Outlook 2007 uses the Autodiscover service to obtain the URL of the Availability service. But…


Exchange 2003 SP2 SMIME update released (KB 924334) – resolves compatibility with IE 7

Scott Roberts posted about this update going live over on the WSUS Product Team Blog. Short version: An update that applies to the S/MIME control in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 has been released to the download center. This update resolves a critical issue in the S/MIME control which can cause crashes when used with…