Exchange Server 2007 http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9279/more en 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 Yet another co-existence bug in Exchange 2013 CU6 causes ActiveSync failures for Exchange 2007 users http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water because Microsoft had moved swiftly to fix the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-fixes-hybrid-connectivity-problem-exchange-2013-cu6" target="_blank">hybrid connectivity</a> and <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-hybrid-and-co-existence-bugs" target="_blank">Exchange 2007 Store interoperability bugs</a> that afflicted <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cumulative-update-6" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 CU6</a> since its release on August 26, news comes of yet another problem.</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-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu6-bug-causes-activesync-failures-exchange-2007#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2007 ActiveSync ActiveSync CAS CAS Client Access Server Client Access Server cumulative update cumulative update EAS EAS Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013 CU6 Exchange 2013 CU6 HTTP 500 HTTP 500 mailbox proxy failure mailbox proxy failure Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:03:00 +0000 115221 at http://windowsitpro.com Exchange 2007 approaching the end of the line - slowly http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Alongside the release of <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-cu5-totally-unremarkable-update" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 CU5</a> on May 27, Microsoft also issued roll-up update 6 (RU6) for Exchange 2010 SP3. The new update contains no security fixes and should therefore be relatively straightforward to put into production, subject to the normal caveat of test before deployment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/tony-redmonds-exchange-unwashed-blog">Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2007-approaching-end-line-slowly#comments Exchange Server 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online migration migration Office 365 Office 365 security updates security updates support lifecycle support lifecycle Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:00:00 +0000 105201 at http://windowsitpro.com Encrypting email in transit makes a heap of sense http://windowsitpro.com/blog/encrypting-email-transit-makes-heap-sense <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Mainstream media such as the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/03/google-will-now-name-and-shame-e-mail-providers-that-dont-support-encryption/" target="_blank">Washington Post</a> (which, as someone living in Ireland, is high on my daily must-read list) got quite excited about Google&rsquo;s recent announcement that they will name and shame email domains who don&rsquo;t encrypt inbound and outbound SMTP connections via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security" target="_blank">Transport Layer Security</a> (TLS).</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/encrypting-email-transit-makes-heap-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/encrypting-email-transit-makes-heap-sense#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Exchange Server 2007 encryption encryption Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online Google Google Office 365 Office 365 PGP PGP S/MIME S/MIME TLS TLS Transport Layer Security Transport Layer Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 106131 at http://windowsitpro.com