Troubleshooting Outlook Web Access Logon Failures in Exchange Server 2007

  Despite our attempts at documenting various break/fix scenarios, it can often be frustrating when trying to locate the information you need to resolve an issue as quickly as you would like. I decided to share this information in an attempt to help you resolve the majority of issues that can prevent your users from…


I am not in the office at the moment…

Mike, one of our readers, sent us the link of a funny story how an out of office reply got printed on a bi-lingual traffic sign. Thought that it was pretty funny: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm That got me thinking of some of funny OOF messages that I have seen over time. After performing a quick search, I…


Here is your citation, Wikipedia

We noticed the following in the Wikipedia article about ESE: Well, here’s your citation for you – and we added a few names: Developers who have contributed towards the success of JET Blue include Cheen Liao, Stephen Hecht, Matthew Bellew, Ian Jose, Edward “Eddie” Gilbert, Kenneth Kin Lum, Balasubramanian Sriram, Jonathan Liem, Andrew Goodsell, Laurion…


Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Program Now Offers 30% Limited Time Discount to Get Trained and Certified

I got a lot of great feedback for the recent post I wrote about the Microsoft Certified Master Program, and not unsurprisingly there were some comments posted about the price. Given the state of the world’s economy, and knowing that costs for things like training are often one of the first things that get cut,…


DSNConversionMode and You: An Administrator’s Guide

The observant among you may have noticed that starting in Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1, Rollup 4, a new parameter debuted for Set-TransportConfig: DSNConversionMode. Those of you who like to experiment have probably already derived what it is that this does. Those of you who prefer a guide, read on. A taxonomy of DSNs The…


What you need to know about the OWA Change Password feature of Exchange Server 2007

Update:  We have new features available for password funcationality.  See the new post, So you want to change your expired passwords in OWA… Recently, we’ve seen calls on OWA Change Password functionality and questions about the features with Windows Server 2008.  The following is a quick synopsis of what you need to know to get…


Exchange 2007 and ISA Server 2006: Helpful Docs and Blog Posts

CSS often fields questions about troubleshooting Exchange 2007 Client Access Server (CAS) publishing rules using ISA Server 2006. The ForeFront TMG team blog has a great post: Troubleshooting OWA 2007 Publishing Rules on ISA Server 2006. If you’re just getting started with publishing Exchange 2007 using ISA Server 2006, here’s one of our favorite docs,…


Configuring Interorg Free/Busy in a single server Exchange Server 2007 organization

When you use a single server in your organization, but wish to publish Free/Busy for Exchange users from another organization (using the Add-AvailabilityAddressSpace cmdlet and InterOrg replication or third party solutions), it is important to remember the following: DAV requests made by the Availability Service to the Schedule+ Free/Busy Public Folder in your organization are…


Updates to Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Server Storage Cost Calculator

To read the updated Exchange 2007 Storage Cost calculator blog post and get the calculator, go HERE. All future calculator updates will be rolled into this page, sorted from newer to older. UPDATE ON 3/23/2009: Version 4.1 This release includes new disk types (300GB 10K SFF SAS, 750GB and 1TB 7.2K LFF SAS). UPDATE ON…


Rod Fournier’s Biography

I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer working onsite at a large retailer in Bentonville, Arkansas. I work mostly on Active Directory, Windows Clustering, and Security. I have been in the field for over 24 years. I hold several premium Microsoft certifications going back to Microsoft Windows NT 3.50, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows…