Allowing application servers to relay off Exchange Server 2007

From time to time, you need to allow an application server to relay off of your Exchange server. You might need to do this if you have a SharePoint, a CRM application like Dynamics, or a web site that sends emails to your employees or customers. You might need to do this if you are…


Announcing the Exchange 2007 PowerShell Scriptacular demo pack!

Mihai Jalobeanu and Vivek Sharma have blogged about the Exchange 2007 PowerShell Scriptacular demo pack. Some really cool scripts in there: addfakeservers.ps1 and removefakeservers.ps1 NOT standalone. Makes it looks like your demo setup has more than one server. We use a very useful feature of Exchange 2007 setup to make this work. Basically we use…


Holiday spirit – PowerShell style!

In the display of true geekness, Satish Mathew and Marcel Ortiz have created a PowerShell script that will play Jingle Bells on your computer speaker. No longer will your machines have to sit in silence! You can run this on any computer that has PowerShell installed. I have attached the script to this blog post (see…


Exchange Server 2007 Cross Mailbox Search using Export-mailbox

Administrators have always needed a flexible way to search for content simultaneously across multiple mailboxes.  Here are a few scenarios requiring cross-mailbox search, and how the ‘export-mailbox’ command can be used to get the desired results. Scenario 1: LEGAL DISCOVERY: The administrator needs a way to extract messages from multiple users’ mailboxes which contain certain…


ISV’s and Exchange Server 2007

Recently I’ve had several questions re: partner product availability for Exchange 2007. I should point out that over the past year, we’ve had excellent 3rd party ISV/IHV (Independent Software & Hardware Vendors) participation through our various technology adoption programs. I’ve charted below a subset list of the various partners and product categories where they have…


Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Private Beta announced

On Monday, we opened up our TAP Summit and private beta for Office Communications Server (OCS), a sister server in the Microsoft Unified Communications Group where Exchange sits. This is a pretty big deal for Microsoft because OCS together with unified messaging in Exchange Server 2007 as well as features in the new 2007 Office…


A demo of many new features for Outlook Web Access 2007

This is a Flash demo showing off some of the great new features for Outlook Web Access 2007:http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/code/OWA/index.html Thought you might be interested if you did not see Exchange 2007 OWA in Action yet! – DJ Schwend


Don’t forget to use the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tools suite!

The Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant suite of tools was developed to help customers and Customer Service and Support (CSS) isolate issues faster. ExTRA is integrated into the toolbox in Exchange Server 2007 and is available directly from the Exchange Management Console. Very often, running ExTRA is the first troubleshooting step that CSS will require in the…


Exchange Server 2007 Transport Rules Editor GUI

Exchange Server 2007 provides an easy and flexible way to set rules for message routing and content restriction by Transport Rules. Transport Rules allow administrators to quickly apply corporate or compliance policies to e-mail messages that flow through an Exchange organization. Transport Rules can be managed with an Exchange Management Console Transport Rules Editor wizard…


Exchange Server 2007 Continuous replications and Exchange backups

Scott Schnoll covered a very interesting question on his blog yesterday and I wanted to make sure you saw it. The question is: When you’re making a backup off the passive copy, what happens to the transaction logs? A common task during Exchange-aware backups is the truncation of transaction log files after the backup has…