Exchange Server 2007 http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9279/more en Recycled email addresses and Outlook nicknames http://windowsitpro.com/blog/recycled-email-addresses-and-outlook-nicknames <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> The revelations (last October) that <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2052586/microsoft-is-quietly-recycling-outlook-email-accounts.html" target="_blank">Microsoft is quietly recycling email addresses</a> from its Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com domains might have come as a surprise to some. According to an email statement from Microsoft to PCWorld.com cited in the article, when an account becomes inactive, &ldquo;<em>the email account is automatically queued for deletion from our servers.</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/recycled-email-addresses-and-outlook-nicknames" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/recycled-email-addresses-and-outlook-nicknames#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Exchange Server 2007 Outlook address auto-complete address auto-complete Email address policy Email address policy Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Hotmail Hotmail Live.com Live.com Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Outlook.com Outlook.com recipient cache recipient cache Yahoo! Yahoo! Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000 87341 at http://windowsitpro.com Lots of Exchange on-premises updates to install http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lots-exchange-premises-updates-install <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Microsoft launched <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-debuts-delight-premises-customers" target="_blank">Exchange 2016 on October 1, 2015</a>. Five-and-a-half months later Exchange 2016 has <a href="http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2016/03/15/released-march-2016-quarterly-exchange-updates.aspx" target="_blank">its first cumulative update (CU1) along with a batch of other updates</a> &ndash; Exchange 2013 CU12, Exchange 2010 SP3 RU13, and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU19.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lots-exchange-premises-updates-install" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/lots-exchange-premises-updates-install#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU19 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU19 Exchange 2010 SP3 CU13 Exchange 2010 SP3 CU13 Exchange 2013 CU12 Exchange 2013 CU12 Exchange 2016 CU1 Exchange 2016 CU1 on-premises on-premises updates Updates Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:57:00 +0000 165311 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 4.0 cleared to fly 20 years ago today http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-20-years-ago-today <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I awoke this morning to a note from Iain McDonald to remind me that it was twenty years ago today that Microsoft approved the release of build 837 of a new product called Exchange Server. After being signed off in March 1996, the formal launch happened <a href="https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh135098(v=exchg.150).aspx" target="_blank">the following June</a>. It took time to get the &ldquo;gold&rdquo; build sent to manufacturing so that copies could be distributed to customers plus all the ancillary activities such as marketing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-20-years-ago-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-20-years-ago-today#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 20 years old 20 years old anniversary anniversary Exchange 4.0 Exchange 4.0 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:00:00 +0000 165131 at http://windowsitpro.com Active Directory and Exchange - too tight for a rename http://windowsitpro.com/blog/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>1999 seems such a long time ago now, but that&#39;s when many of us first faced the need to deploy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory" target="_blank">Active Directory</a> (AD). For many companies, the need arose because Microsoft replaced the Exchange Directory Store (DS), used for Exchange 4.0 to 5.5, with Active Directory in Exchange 2000. The DS was very much like AD.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/active-directory-and-exchange-too-tight-rename#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server 2003 Active Directory Active Directory AD AD ADC ADC domain rename domain rename Exchange 2003 Exchange 2003 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 organization rename organization rename Platinum Platinum X.500 X.500 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 103191 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2016 debuts to delight on-premises customers http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-debuts-delight-premises-customers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After what seems to have been a much calmer Technology Adoption Program (beta tests), Exchange 2016 passed all the required quality benchmarks to reach Release-to-Manufacturing (RTM) status on September 29. Of course, RTM is an archaic term dating back to the time when software was ceremoniously handed over by development to the folks who created copies of the distribution kit on floppy disks, then CDs, and latterly DVDs for delivery to customers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-debuts-delight-premises-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2016-debuts-delight-premises-customers#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Exchange Server 2007 Cumulative Updates Cumulative Updates Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online high availability High Availability new features new features Office 365 Office 365 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:58:00 +0000 149771 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2013 CU9 appears alongside roll-up updates for Exchange 2007 SP3 and Exchange 2010 SP3 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s a sad but true fact that all computer software loses some of its &ldquo;edginess&rdquo; as its lifecycle progresses. When Exchange 2013 CU8 appeared on March 17, I called it <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu8-appears-instant-boredom-ensues-best-possible-reason" target="_blank">a &ldquo;boring&rdquo; update</a> because it included no major new functionality. On the other hand, CU8 exhibited none of the obvious problems in areas like coexistence and hybrid connectivity that had afflicted previous updates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu9-appears-alongside-roll-updates-exchange-2007-sp3-and-exchange-2010-sp3#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU17 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU17 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU10 Exchange 2013 CU9 Exchange 2013 CU9 MS15-064 MS15-064 Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:00:00 +0000 141051 at http://windowsitpro.com ESEUTIL is now the evil utility http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>ESEUTIL has a long history with Exchange. A command-line utility that has clung magnificently to the same interface since Exchange 4.0, ESEUTIL used to be one of the go-to utilities for any administrator. But that was in the bad old days of single databases, flaky disks, and wholesale software bugs, a toxic combination that endowed ESEUTIL with almost magical powers of restoring any Exchange server to rude good health if applied with care.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 corrupt pages corrupt pages DAG DAG defragment database defragment database ESEUTIL ESEUTIL ISINTEG ISINTEG rebuild database rebuild database single page patching single page patching white space white space Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000 93901 at http://windowsitpro.com Why PSTs should never show their faces on a file share http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> I don&rsquo;t mind it being known that I hate PSTs. Not because I buy into the &ldquo;everything must be in the Store&rdquo; line, even though this is an excellent approach to take for any company seeking to implement compliance standards within the organization. My opposition is more fundamental and is all to do with the many technical problems exhibited by PSTs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-psts-should-never-show-their-faces-file-share#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Outlook Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online network file share network file share Outlook 2010 Outlook 2010 Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013 Personal Storage File Personal Storage File PST PST Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 88301 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange administrative tools and Active Directory: Not as close as they once were http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-administrative-tools-and-active-directory-not-close-they-once-were <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> When Exchange first embraced Active Directory in Exchange, Microsoft integrated the functionality to allow administrators to work with the Exchange-specific attributes that are used when objects are mail-enabled. When the Exchange management tools are installed on a server, three tabs are added to AD Users and Computers to display attributes grouped under Exchange General, Exchange Advanced, and Exchange Features. The integration eased the movement from the older Exchange 5.5 administration model and hid some of the perceived complexity of dealing with the brand-new Active Directory.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-administrative-tools-and-active-directory-not-close-they-once-were" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-administrative-tools-and-active-directory-not-close-they-once-were#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server 2003 Active Directory Active Directory AD Users and Computers AD Users and Computers Exchange 2003 Exchange 2003 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Toolbox Exchange Toolbox MMC MMC Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 78891 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft pulls Exchange updates to fix installer problem http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-pulls-exchange-updates-fix-installer-problem <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We were all geared up for the release of Exchange 2013 CU7, Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8, and Exchange 2007 SP3 RU15 today when Microsoft made a last-minute decision to defer the updates.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-0">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-pulls-exchange-updates-fix-installer-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-pulls-exchange-updates-fix-installer-problem#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 bug bug Exchange 2007 SP3 RU15 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU15 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU8 Exchange 2013 CU7 Exchange 2013 CU7 installer installer Update Update Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:11:00 +0000 122491 at http://windowsitpro.com