Exchange 2010 SP1: New-MailboxRepairRequest

One of the new cmdlets added in Exchange 2010 SP1 is “New-MailboxRepairRequest”cmdlet. In earlier version of Exchange we could repair a mailbox with the Information Store Integrity Checker (Isinteg.exe) tool. To repair mailboxes, we needed to dismount the mailbox database on which that mailbox resided and run the fixes while the database was offline. Exchange…

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Exchange 2010 RTM schema prep fails with Exchange 2007 SP3 installed

Problem:   When planning to deploy Exchange 2010 RTM Schema in an Exchange 2007 environment that is running SP3, you will encounter the following error:   “Setup encountered a problem while validating the state of Active Directory. The Active Directory schema version (14625) is higher than the Setup’s version (14622). Therefore, PrepareSchema can’t be executed.”…


Exchange 2007 SP3 / Exchange 2010 SP1 Password Reset (Expired passwords or Change at First logon)

In Exchange 2007 Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA) includes a feature to let users change their passwords. However, this feature requires that users log on to OWA to change their passwords. In a scenario in which a user password has expired, or in which users have to change their passwords when they first log on, users cannot…

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Transport Dumpster

In Exchange Server 2010 as with Exchange Server 2007, all e-mail must go through a Hub Transport server before delivery to the mailbox. This is mainly to allow for compliance, but it also provides a means for data recovery. Transport dumpster is a feature built into Exchange Server 2010 HUB transport role  and designed to…

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Permissions to Import or Export Mailbox Data in Exchange 2010

In Exchange 2010 none of the preloaded role groups have the Mailbox Import Export role, The person performing the import or export must have the appropriate permissions within Exchange. The easiest way to grant this permission is by adding  Mailbox Import Export role to a role group.   To create the role group we need…

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Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is now RTW

The Exchange Server 2007 SP3 bits are available online in 11 languages and on two platforms (32/64bit). The accompanying documentation includes: Release Notes and What’s New in Exchange Server 2007 SP3. My fav is this 🙂 Exchange 2007 SP3 introduces password reset functionality for Internet Information Services (IIS) 7. For more information, see How to…


Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM has been released!

  The KB is http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=982639  Download from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=09b4973e-3a80-4fb9-9f60-5c6e2b7a2727&displaylang=en By the way Exchange 2007 SP2 is at Update Rollup 4 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b8f7f872-16d5-49d6-9867-adc01351c06f 


Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Now Available for Download

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta incorporates a number of feature updates including: archiving and discovery enhancements, a faster Outlook Web App (OWA), upgraded mobility features, and several improvements in the management UI. The SP1 beta is available to the public and can be downloaded http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a0965fc9-2723-4947-ae6b-74bc3808e72a&displaylang=en    

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Autodiscover and Multiple SMTP namespaces

I have been asked recently for the required steps to configure Autodiscover when having Multiple SMTP namespaces, I have started writing few lines then upon checking my favorites I found a great bunch of blogs which explains the two possible solutions in great details, so here we go:     http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/exchange-autodiscover.html http://blogs.technet.com/b/jmayans/archive/2006/09/07/454716.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brad_hughes/archive/2007/12/18/autodiscover-http-redirect-method-using-isa-instead-of-a-second-web-site.aspx http://www.more2know.nl/2010/05/18/exchange-autodiscover-and-multiple-domains/  …

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HUB Routing in a DAG Scenario

Nice one 🙂When the Hub Transport server is co-located with a Mailbox server that’s a member of a DAG, there are changes in routing behavior to ensure that the resiliency features in both server roles will provide the necessary protection for messages sent to and received by users on that server. The Hub Transport server…