Troubleshooting Tip: How to enable Exchange 2007 Provider debug trace?

What Exchange 2007 cmdlets are being executed when I submit a mailbox creation request or a create public folder request or create contact request to the MPS engine? Those who has been working with HMC before know that most of the time, there will be a series of cmdlets being called. So, the next question would be,…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #4 Internal and External Out of Office

Internal and External OOF in HMC Environment So, the 4th main customization that HMC introduces to Exchange 2007 is the OOF Transport Agent. What is OOF? Here is the text book definition, “The Out-of-Office (OOF) feature is commonly used by end-users to let other people know when they are not available to respond to e-mail.” Now, I don’t…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #3 – Offline Address Book Generations

Introduction  In the last part, we discussed about Address List segregation, which is an important concept to understand in Hosted Exchange environment. It is my belief that if you understand that clearly, you have understood 70% of the Hosted Exchange concept in HMC. The rest will be just easy. 🙂 In this part, we will continue to…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 RU5 has been validated for HMC 4.0 and HMC 4.5

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. Windows update compatibility tests (Exchange 2007 SP1 RU5 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 as well as HMC 4.5 have completed successfully. This means…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #2 – Address Lists Segregation

Introduction  In part #1, I spent a fair bit of time explaining how HMC was introduced into Exchange as part of the multi-tenant enablement process for service provider. I also spent some time discussing about how the Active Directory was partitioned and what the primary attributes that are essential to the Exchange 2007 SP1 multi-tenant…

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HMC 4.5 and Exchange 2007 SP1 – Part #1 – Overview and Active Directory

Introduction  One of the frequently asked questions about Hosted Messaging & Collaboration (HMC) is this, “What do you do to Exchange to make HMC work?” So, here I will attempt to demystify this.   HMC started long way back but the concept has not deviated much. I want to note that this specific blog focuses mainly on HMC 4.5 and…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 has been validated for HMC 4.0.

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. Windows update compatibility test (Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 has completed successfully. This means Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4…

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"The size limit for this request was exceeded" encountered when running PeoplepPickerUpdateSites.xml

If you have HMC 4.0 with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1, it is recommended you deploy the following Update Rollup 1.   Description of Update Rollup 1 for the Hosted SharePoint services in Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/952075/en-us   When you are deploying the HMC 4.0 Update Rollup 1 for Hosted SharePoint Services, you…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 has been validated for HMC 4.5.

On a monthly basis, the HMC test team will conduct a Windows update compatibility test (where the major roll-ups and updates will be tested) on different versions of HMC environment. Windows update compatibility test (Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 was included in this test) on HMC 4.5 has completed successfully. This means Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4…

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OOF Agent is now available for HMC 4.0!

When HMC 4.5 was released, Microsoft introduced an OOF transport agent to support Out of Office (OOF) feature for tenants among different organizations within the same HMC environment. This agent, however was not availalbe for HMC 4.0 at that time. Well, it is now available for HMC 4.0, hooray! 🙂 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/serviceproviders/cc563918.aspx 953674 361085 Hosted Exchange Service – OOF…

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