Exchange 2007 SP1 RU8 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 RU8 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 as well as HMC 4.5 have completed successfully. This means…

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Hosted Email 2007 Import::ImportMailbox will mess up your CustomerAssets table?

For those who are doing the migration from HMC 3.5 to HMC 4.0 using the HMC 4.0 Migration Kit, you may want to take note of this.   One of the tasks executed by the Hosted Email 2007 Import::ImportMailbox procedure is creating the mailbox GUID asset for each mailbox that you are importing into the…

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Should I backup my OAB Public Folder Server?

We all know that in HMC environment has recommended that we should have dedicated Exchange Public Folder servers hosting purely just the Offline Address Books (OAB). You need the OAB Public Folder server in HMC 3.5 and HMC 4.0 if you want to allow your users to have the capacity to still access the address…

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MPFListener.exe crashed because of sqloledb.dll?

Recently, I have seen a couple of our customers encountered the following where the MPFListner.exe (Provisioning Auditing and Recovery Service) crashed immediately after you try to start it. You can try to reboot the machine, or restart the Provisioning Auditing and Recovery Service multiple times; it just won’t recover from it. The service will get started…

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Fixing ConvertGlobalToUniversalGroup.vbs in HMC 4.0 Migration Kit

Alright, this is a quick one. For those who are planning to migrate from HMC 3.5 to HMC 4.0, and if you are using the HMC 4.0 Migration Kit (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=636571AA-6582-49D6-B59E-81E9C27FE240&displaylang=en), you may want to take note that the ConvertGlobalToUniversalGroup.vbs provided for in-place upgrade in the Sample Migration Scripts does not work well. The script is…

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AddressListMembership goes missing again?

Have you ever wonder why sometimes in your HMC environment, some of your users just lose the address list membership? Well, let me briefly talk about that here. In HMC, when you create the Global Address List (GAL) and Address List (AL) through the MPS, all the purported search for those created ALs and GALs are empty. In…

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HMC 4.0 Update Rollup 5 has been released.

This has been released a while ago but in case you missed this. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=961991 Please take note that, this hotfix, although it is named as an rollup, it does not include RU4. Hence, you will need to first deploy RU4 before you deploy this hotfix. This update rollup fixes the following issues that were not previously documented…

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HMC 4.5 Update Rollup 3 has been released.

Description of Update Rollup 3 for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=969820 Here is a brief description on what is included in this Rollup 3. This isn’t a big update. It consists of, All the updates in HMC 4.5 Rollup 2 and, This update rollup fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a…

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Exchange 2007 SP1 RU7 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 RU7 was included in this test) on HMC 4.0 as well as HMC 4.5 have completed successfully. This means…

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A closer look at the Create Resource Mailbox Problem

Microsoft released the following Hotfix for HMC 4.0 not too long ago, You encounter problems when you create Exchange Resource Mailboxes in Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.0http://support.microsoft.com/?id=957088 What’s the problem? Now, as you can see in the article, there are a few things that it will fix. However, I want to take some time to…

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