List Mobile Devices In Exchange 2013

Premier Field Engineers Abdul Rafey Mohammed and Daya Patil walk us though how to easily list ActiveSync devices in Exchange 2013.  In our jobs as Premier Field Engineers supporting Exchange 2013, we found that customers often struggle with listing out active mobile devices in their environment and use the information for Business Analysis or Troubleshooting…


Configure Organization-Wide Free/Busy Information In An Untrusted Cross-Forest Topology

Exchange expert Frank Plawetzki recaps a recent rude reminder about the intricacies of Exchange free busy sharing using Add-AvailabilityAddressSpace! Today I ran into a gotcha, which I thought is worth mentioning. The customer situation was to connect another company’s Exchange organization, with no trust in place between source and target organization. I was testing free/busy…


How to View SharePoint Online Crawl Logs in Office 365

PFE Srinivas Varukala discusses a recent customer question where there was a request to view the SharePoint Online crawl logs. Update 9-8-2017: This article will soon be obsolete since we now do not allow creation of eDiscovery cases in SharePoint Online. Please refer to: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/svarukala/2017/08/09/how-to-download-or-view-sharepoint-online-search-crawl-logs-using-security-compliance-center/       One can view the Crawl Logs in…


Using Exchange EWS To Obtain Voicemail Statistics

Exchange PFE Daya Patil demonstrates how versatile the Exchange Web Services API is by providing granular reporting detail on Exchange voicemail messages One of our customers needed a way to determine the number of Voicemails and their size in each folder from their Exchange 2010 organization. We quickly wrote a script to get this information,…


Decommissioning Legacy Exchange Servers

PFE Pascal L'Huriec takes us through the steps to that are needed when decommissioning legacy Exchange servers.   Introduction After mailboxes migration to another server, to a newer version, or to Office365 you might need to decommission an Exchange server running on-premises. This operation needs to be done carefully, and you must absolutely avoid the…


Exchange Server 2013 CU9 – Watch your IMAP clients

Exchange expert Frank Plawetzki bei Deutschland discusses a breaking issue with Exchange 2013 and IMAP One of my customers was happily rolling out Exchange Server Cumulative Update 9 (CU9) on their servers, when help desk tickets started to arrive. IMAP clients were constantly prompted for their credentials and could not proceed past the logon prompt…


Using Exchange EWS To Delete Corrupt OOF

Daya Patil discusses the solution to one of her recent engagements where the OOF rule in some mailboxes experienced corruption. One of our customers faced an interesting issue with Out Of Office (OOF) rules. This was was during the holiday season when most of the staff went on vacation and set their OOF.  When returning…


MSPFE On RunAS Radio

PFE Mike O’Neill recently guested on the RunAs Radio podcast.  A synopsis of his session and a link to the podcast is below.  Mike was interviewed on ‘RunAs Radio’ which was posted on March 4th, 2015 with a 30 minute discussion about free tools for the IT professional.   RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio…


PowerShell Script To Determine Number Of Emails Sent To Per External Domain

Exchange PFEs Daya Patil and Abdul Rafey Mohammed share one of their recent PowerShell scripts to analyse Exchange message tracking logs.  One of our customers needed a quick way to determine the number of emails being sent from their Exchange 2010 organization to external domains, and with a count of per each external domain. We…


How To Monitor Mailbox Permission Changes On Executive Mailboxes

In this latest instalment to MSPFE, Kostas Nomikos demonstrates the flexibility of the Exchange Scripting Agent.  This is a sample to show how the Scripting Agent can be used with  a custom event log.  Please note that this is not intended to replace Exchange Admin Audit Logging or Mailbox Audit Logging.  This can enhance those…