A Guide to Troubleshooting Outlook Certificate Warnings/Authentication Prompts in SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support and Chris Puckett from Product Quality ] This post is a compilation of our current content involving fixes for an issue that continues to cause a fair amount of grief for our customers, Outlook 2007/2010 prompts. Feel free to bookmark and use… Read more

Troubleshooting Certificate Mismatch Warnings in Outlook 2007 Clients on Small Business Server 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] An issue experienced by our customers from time to time is when Outlook 2007 generates a certificate name mismatch error while trying to connect to SBS 2008. This is almost always caused by a configuration error in either public or private DNS where the wrong records… Read more

Outlook 2007 Out of Office Feature May Be Out of Office

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay] If you are using Outlook 2007 with an SBS 2008 server you may notice the following error message when you try to enable Out of Office. “Microsoft Office Outlook —————————- Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable. Try again… Read more

Slow Connectivity for Outlook Anywhere and Sites that use the SBS Web Applications App Pool

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Wayne McIntyre, Justin Crosby, and Damian Leibaschoff] We have discovered an issue where connections to Outlook Anywhere are extremely slow or fail completely. Another behavior is that when you try to connect to HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM it just sits in a waiting state, while trying HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM/REMOTE or HTTPS://REMOTE.CONTOSO.COM/OWA works fine. This… Read more

How Outlook 2007 and Windows Mobile 6.1 Use Autodiscover with SBS 2008

 [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Rituraj Choudhary and Shawn Sullivan] After the completion of SBS 2008 setup and the Internet Address Management Wizard (IAMW), Exchange 2007 is configured to accept both internal and external Outlook 2007 SP1 and Windows Mobile 6.1 Autodiscover requests. These requests are handled by the Exchange Autodiscover service, which… Read more

You Receive a “Target Principal Name is Incorrect” Certificate Error in Outlook 2007 When Connecting to Either POP3 or IMAP4 on SBS 2008

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan] This post discusses an issue we have seen specifically with Outlook 2007. After configuring Outlook 2007 to connect to SBS 2008 using either POP3 or IMAP4 with TLS, you receive a certificate error when initiating a connection. “The server you are connected to is using a… Read more

SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized!  Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution channels and handing… Read more

Where is Outlook Mail Setup in Control Panel?

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Rod White] We recently received a call where a user needed to create a new MAPI (Outlook) profile. They called because they did not see the Mail shortcut in their Control Panel. It turned out that the user was using the 64-bit version of Windows… Read more

How to Send E-mails with Exchange Using a Different “From” Address

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] DISCLAIMER: There are many different ways to implement this solution, this is just one of them. A very common request we get is people wanting to be able to send outbound Internet e-mails from Outlook using different addresses as the originating address. This is different than… Read more

Outlook 2007 Update Available

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Mark Stanfill] There is a new patch available for Outlook 2007 that fixes performance issues with large PSTs/OSTs.  We highly recommend applying this patch on all systems with Outlook 2007 installed.  If you are preparing a new installation, this patch should be applied in addition to the steps outlined… Read more