Exchange Server 2007 http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9279/more en 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 The case of the apparent log roll http://windowsitpro.com/blog/case-apparent-log-roll <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&ldquo;Log roll&rdquo; is a <a href="https://blogs.technet.com/b/timmcmic/archive/2009/06/09/exchange-2007-sp1-ccr-lcr-scr-transaction-log-roll.aspx" target="_blank">technique used in Exchange 2007 CCR/SCR clusters</a> to force replication between cluster members at times when not much activity is occurring on the servers. When servers are busy, log replication happens regularly as transactions fill the 1MB logs and force Exchange to close off the active log, create new logs, and replicate. It&rsquo;s a virtuous cycle.</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/case-apparent-log-roll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/case-apparent-log-roll#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 block mode replication block mode replication CCR CCR DAG DAG Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2013. Database Availability Group Exchange 2013. Database Availability Group log roll log roll Replication service Replication service SCR SCR transaction log transaction log Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 93691 at http://windowsitpro.com Cherish old Exchange databases to avoid the pesky DatabaseGuidNotFound error http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Since Microsoft released Exchange 2013 SP1 on February 25, a number of similar errors have been reported in different forums, all of which have the following characteristics:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; User mailboxes are moved from Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 SP1 databases.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The old databases are removed from the organization.</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/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cherish-old-exchange-databases-avoid-pesky-databaseguidnotfound-error#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 ActiveSync ActiveSync bug bug DatabaseGuidNotFound DatabaseGuidNotFound EAS EAS error error Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 101411 at http://windowsitpro.com What to do (and what not to do) at the Microsoft Exchange Conference http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The suitcase is packed (with too much stuff), the air tickets are confirmed, I have great hope that a hotel room will be waiting, and I&rsquo;m off to the <a href="http://www.iammec.com/" target="_blank">Microsoft Exchange Conference</a> (MEC) in Austin. The conference begins next Monday and I anticipate learning some new stuff over the following three days. At least, that&rsquo;s the plan.</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/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/what-do-and-what-not-do-microsoft-exchange-conference#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Exchange Server 2007 Austin Austin MEC MEC Microsoft Exchange Conference Microsoft Exchange Conference Ross Smith Ross Smith Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 95731 at http://windowsitpro.com Technology is so much easier when everyone shares their knowledge http://windowsitpro.com/blog/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I note that the avuncular Steve Goodman has posted an updated version of his well-respected <a href="http://www.stevieg.org/2011/06/exchange-environment-report/" target="_blank">Exchange environmental report</a>, refreshed to deal with <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/exchange-2013-sp1-mixture-new-and-completed-fixtures" target="_blank">Exchange 2013 SP1</a>. Don&rsquo;t worry, this PowerShell script is well capable of dealing with Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 servers as well, which makes it a very valuable tool indeed.</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/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/technology-so-much-easier-when-everyone-shares-their-knowledge#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group environmental report environmental report EWS EWS Exchange 2007 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange Web Services Exchange Web Services Glen Scales Glen Scales MVP MVP Paul Cunningham Paul Cunningham servers servers service packs service packs Steve Goodman Steve Goodman Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 94411 at http://windowsitpro.com