Calendar Repair Assistant does not run by default

While onsite one day with a customer we received a report that a calendar item was not on one of the attendee’s Outlook calendar. After some investigation we found that the user had deleted the item on accident. Immediately I began to wonder why the Calendar Repair Assistant had not found and repaired the inconsistency….


Tools for an Exchange Administrator

Part of being proactive means that you’re prepared to react quickly when a problem occurs. That makes sense, right… thinking proactively about being reactive? Knowing the right tool for the job is part of this. Having the right tool at hand when it’s needed, or knowing where to find it, can give you an edge…


Behavior of Meeting Forward Notifications

Mrs. Proactive said “I had tough time finding any information on the behavior of Meeting Forward Notifications so I thought I would share what I found.” Don’t we all appreciate her sharing some wisdom with us? Here it is: Meeting Forward Notification (MFN) is processed by either the Exchange Calendar Assistant or Outlook and the…


Why you might want to consider installing Exchange 2010 SP1 RU5 now

As many of you are probably aware, the Exchange Team has released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1 otherwise known as “Exchange 2010 SP1 RU5”.  Because of the history of the latest rollups that have been released, many have decided to wait and not deploy this rollup at this time.  While that is certainly…


Maximum Recipients Per Message and Exceptions

While this is documented very well on TechNet, it sometimes takes a some time to find and memory usually fails us when the question of precedence comes up. I figured documenting it here would help some readers. The classic question of how to handle message size limits comes up very often and ever changing technology…


ALERT: Exchange 2010 SP1 RU4 Removed from Download Center

This is just to let you know that we strongly recommend that you read the latest information at the Exchange Team Blog here if you have installed Exchange 2010 SP1 RU4. In short, there are scenarios where folders moved or copied from one location to another using Outlook may end up in the Recoverable Items…


“These are not the Public Folders you are looking for…”

I was helping a customer review their infrastructure when we started looking at an error they were getting when accessing public folders. When we were looking at the details, on an Exchange 2010 server we ran the command Get-PublicFolderStatistics –Identity “PublicFolderName”. The command unexpectedly returned the error: Couldn’t find public folder "\PublicFolderName" on server ""….

Read this if you are installing security updates this weekend

We know that this is after the work day for many of you, but we didn’t want you to miss this since a number of our customers are installing Security Updates this weekend. The Exchange Team Blog has mentioned that some customers are seeing issues with Exchange 2010 after installing the hotfix included in KB…


Re-released – Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 (RU3)

Well, the moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Today, the Exchange Team Blog announced the re-release of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 RU3 V2. You can read the article here: Announcing the Re-release of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 (V2) You can find the list of fixes…