Creating an Outlook Profile for an Alternate User

Imagine you have full-access rights to a mailbox, and you want to create a profile for that user.  While you could simply open “Other User’s Folder”, or add that user’s mailbox to your own profile, there may be any number of reasons to create a custom, dedicated profile for that user. You may be tempted…

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Distribution Groups cannot be disabled in Office 365

Unlike an on-premise installation of Exchange, there is no mechanism to disable a distribution group (DG) in Office 365.  In the cloud, the DG exists, therefore it is mail-enabled. Many administrators would like to retain membership in DGs for a period of time before they are deleted.  Whatever the reason, you can accomplish the same…

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The One With The FBA Redirect Loop

Applies to: Exchange 2013 Recently I came across a few cases where all users logging into OWA and ECP would be perpetually redirected back to the FBA logon page.  The customer had just replaced their old certificate with a new one, from a supported 3rd-party vendor, and the certificate seemed to check out, having a…

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Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Logging

Applies to: Exchange 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, Office 365 Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) mailbox logs are protocol-level logs that show the traffic between Exchange and the EAS device.  This is assuming of course, that the device actually connects, gets past IIS, and into Exchange code.  When troubleshooting EAS issues, this is often the most useful piece…

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