One of the many uses of PFDavAdmin

I’m not quite sure where I’ll go with this blogging attempt…  I have a million ideas but when I start writing I hate them all… so I’m just going to scribble down some things I find interesting in my day to day work with PSS and see what happens… many of these will be about…


Jeremy Kelly’s Biography

Hello All ! My name is Jeremy Kelly. I am an Escalation Engineer in a group in PSS called Critical Problem Resolution. If you ever had an issue in PSS that resulted in a hotfix, then you spoke with someone from our group. We have the pleasure of diagnosing issues at a code level, reviewing…


How ESM discovers domain controllers

Something that comes as a surprise to many Exchange administrators is that the Exchange System Management (ESM) tool does not use DSAccess to discover the DC it will talk to.  Instead it discovers the DC it will use on its own, using ADSI to do a server-less binding to the directory.  The reason behind this is…


Jeremy Kelly’s Bio

Hello All ! My name is Jeremy Kelly. I am an Escalation Engineer in a group in PSS called Critical Problem Resolution. If you ever had an issue in PSS that resulted in a hotfix, then you spoke with someone from our group. We have the pleasure of diagnosing issues at a code level, reviewing…


Chris Ahlers’s Biography

My name is Chris Ahlers and I am a Software Dev Engineer. I began working for Microsoft in June of 2000 for the Exchange Server group.  I started by testing the protocols DAV and ExOleDB as well as a little known feature called “Local Store” (aka Cached Mode in Outlook 2003).  In early 2002, I…


Benjamin Spain’s Biography

My name is Benjamin Spain, and I have been a tester at Microsoft within the Exchange team for the past 9 years now.  During my tenure I have worked on a variety of Exchange Protocols including POP, IMAP, NNTP, but for the past few years I’ve been focused on Exchange Web Services, including authoring part…


Naresh Sundararajan’s Biography

My name is Naresh Sundararajan. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in CS from IIT, Madras in India in June ’92, and a Masters degree in CS from The Johns Hopkins university in Baltimore, MD, USA in December ’93. I worked as a summer intern at Microsoft in the summer of ’93, and joined as…


Benjamin Spain’s Bio

My name is Benjamin Spain, and I have been a tester at Microsoft within the Exchange team for the past 9 years now.  During my tenure I have worked on a variety of Exchange Protocols including POP, IMAP, NNTP, but for the past few years I’ve been focused on Exchange Web Services, including authoring part…


Evan Dodds’ Bio

  My name is Evan Dodds and I am a Program Manager in the Exchange Admin/SysMgmt team. I have been with Microsoft for about 6 years, with the first 4+ in Charlotte, NC and now in Redmond, WA. During this time, I have been a support engineer, a technical support lead, a beta-support engineer for both Exchange 2000 SP3 and Exchange…


Chris Ahlers’ Bio

My name is Chris Ahlers and I am a Software Dev Engineer. I began working for Microsoft in June of 2000 for the Exchange Server group.  I started by testing the protocols DAV and ExOleDB as well as a little known feature called “Local Store” (aka Cached Mode in Outlook 2003).  In early 2002, I…