Additional information about Exchange and Daylight Saving Time 2007 is now available

As a followup to Elizabeth’s previous post I wanted to let you know that the “Preparing for daylight saving time changes in 2007” page has been updated with more information related to Exchange, Outlook, Windows and other products. Please keep checking that page for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone/dst2007.mspx – Nino Bilic


A quick tour of Queue Viewer in Exchange Server 2007

Queue Viewer wasn’t left behind in the Administrative GUI facelift for Exchange Server 2007. You can find the GUI for monitoring mail-flow tucked away in the Toolbox of the Exchange Management Console. Unlike Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007’s new Queue Viewer is a stand-alone MMC snap-in, which allows administrators to create custom views for managing multiple…


OOF integration with Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM)

There are 2 ways that Exchange Server 2007 UM is integrated with your OOF.  The first is from the telephone using Outlook Voice Access (OVA) and the 2nd is from the desktop using Outlook or Outlook Web Access (OWA): 1. By using logging into OVA, you can change your telephone greeting to an Out-of-office greeting…


Yes, Exchange 2007 really enforces Email Address Policies

Exchange 2003 background and behavior In Exchange 2003, Recipient Policies (now Email Address Policies – EAP) were a bit ineffective in some cases. It was quite possible to create a Recipient Policy designed to manage the email addresses stamped onto your mailboxes, specify the “filter” which defined the mailboxes to be included, and then choose…


Business launch events for the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007

When: January 16 through March 1. Where: There are 74 different events in cities across the US.  Specific dates and locations can be found at the links below. Who: The events are for TDMs (Technical Decision Makers), IT Pros, and Devs with up to 2,000 attendees each. Why: Attend breakout sessions; test drive the products…


Maintaining ActiveSync access to Exchange 2003 mailboxes after deployment of Exchange Server 2007 CAS role

EDIT: this post was edited on 9/25/2007 to clarify information related to the hotfix mentioned in KB 937031. Thanks to Vanitha for the edit! As we mention in Exchange 2007 documentation, the first server role that should be upgraded when migrating to Exchange Server 2007 is the Client Access Server or CAS role.  In order…


Exchange Server 2007: Platforms, Editions, Product Keys and Versions

Scott Schnoll posted a very interesting blog post on his blog, where he goes over some frequently asked questions about Exchange Server 2007. He talks about: Editions and Licenses 32-bit vs. 64-bit Exchange 2007 and Virtualization Evaluations and Product Keys What’s Missing from the 32-bit Version Final Build – Version Confusion ISOs and EXEs I…


Exchange Server 2007 routing load balancing and fault tolerance

1. Introduction E2007 Routing employs several least cost deterministic algorithms to route emails to remote AD sites, connectors, remote Routing Groups etc. Some of these algorithms are explained in Exchange Server 2007 Active Directory Site and Connector Selection Algorithms. If there are multiple equal cost paths to a destination, E2007 routing does not load balance…


Enabling Forefront Security Anti-spam Updates

An important factor in maintaining consistent spam protection over time is ensuring updates to the anti-spam filters are in place.  Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 leverages the proven Microsoft Update infrastructure for providing anti-spam filter updates and, by default, administrators can visit the MU site to retrieve content filter updates that are being published every two…


Exchange Server 2007 alternative to Standby Cluster

NOTE: When we say “Exchange 2003 Standby Cluster” we are referring to the configuration discussed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d2492381-e9d5-4827-b7ff-7ac614ccc36d.aspx With Exchange 2007 we have the ability to recover an Exchange cluster with the exsetup /recoverCMS switch.  This is similar to the functionality we have with Exchange 2003 with the setup /disasterRecovery switch with a standalone system. Note:…