SMTP Folders in IIS 6

When you install the SMTP service it creates the following default folders in order to process mail: The folder C:\inetpub\mailroot\ contains 4 folders; Badmail, Drop, Pickup & Queue. Pickup: The SMTP service will process messages in the Pickup folder as outbound messages and will attempt to deliver them. Drop: Incoming messages intended for the local domain are placed in the Drop folder….


Exchange Federation Certificate is Expiring Soon?? Don’t Worry

Here are the steps to renew the Exchange Federation certificate if its going to Expire soon. • Create a new federation certificate following the steps below: $ski = [System.Guid]::NewGuid().ToString(“N”) New-ExchangeCertificate -FriendlyName “Exchange Federated Sharing” -DomainName $env:<contoso.com> -Services Federation -KeySize 2048 -PrivateKeyExportable $true -SubjectKeyIdentifier $ski • Configure the federation trust to use the certificate with the provided…


Remove-EdgeSubscription : Can’t make this change because the object’s ExchangeVersion property is 0.20 (15.0.0.0)

We get error while removing Edge Synchronization from Exchange 2010 Edge servers. Remove-EdgeSubscription : Can’t make this change because the object’s ExchangeVersion property is 0.20 (15.0.0.0), which is not supported by the current version 0.1 (8.0.535.0). You will need a newer version of Exchange to make this change. Remove-EdgeSubscription removes both the subscription and any…


Cross-Forest Free Busy with Shared Namespace

I’ve come across with certain implementations of Cross-Forest Availability service referring online documentations on this subject which includes a well written blog: How to Configure the Availability Service for Cross-Forest Topologies and a TechNet article: Configure the Availability Service for Cross-Forest Topologies. Being these articles talks all in and out of setting-up Availability service in…

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