Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU3 has been re-released

On the Exchange Team Blog, the Exchange product team posted two updates regarding Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3. Yesterday, they announced that the re-release was coming soon.  Additional information about the status of the Exchange 2010 SP1 RU3 can be found there as well. Today, they announced that it has been re-released and that a new…


Potential for database corruption as a result of installing Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3

Yesterday afternoon, on the Exchange Team Blog, the Exchange product team posted that we are seeing issues with database corruption after installing Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3. In short, we are recommending all customers uninstall Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3 on all Mailbox and Transport Servers. Steps for how to do this are included in the blog post….


Tip: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

I get asked all of the time for some kind of checklist from Microsoft that you could run through for an Exchange Server 2010 deployment. One of the best tips that I can give anyone as far as the deployment of Exchange 2010 is to use the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant. Seen it already?  Go…


SMB connections from non-Microsoft clients may fail after applying security update MS11-014

Are you having problems connecting from non-windows SMB clients to Windows 2003 servers after installing the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-014 – Important Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Local Elevation of Privilege (2478960) security patch?    Third-party SMB client software including but not limited to NetApp filers, Samba v3.0.22, and Vintela/Quest Authentication…

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Outlook Automatic Configuration Fix

There is an issue with some previous Outlook cumulative updates that will cause some clients to fail Autodiscover lookups. Essentially what is happening is that the Outlook client uses the user principal name (UPN) instead of the Primary SMTP address for the lookup. If the UPN and SMTP address are different, Autodiscover will fail. For…


Hello World!

Hi There! My name is Mr. (Scoop) Proactive, and I am one of the Community Leads for Premier Field Engineering (PFE). My partner in crime is Miss T. Proactive (no relation). Miss T. won’t ever tell me her real first name. She says it is “Tips and Tricks”, but I can never tell if she…