Exchange Server 2010 http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9280/more en No advanced training available, so what should experienced Exchange administrators do? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A recent message from a reader piqued my interest because it describes a problem that I think many people face today. Here&rsquo;s what it said:</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/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-advanced-training-for-exchange-admins#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 career decision career decision Cloud Service Cloud Service Exchange administrator Exchange administrator Exchange Online Exchange Online Learning Learning Office 365 Office 365 on-premises on-premises training Training Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 158701 at http://windowsitpro.com The woes of Exchange mailbox auditing http://windowsitpro.com/blog/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Mailbox auditing seems like a pretty good thing to have in an email product, if only to answer the eternal question of who deleted a particular message from the mailbox. Exchange 2010 was the first version of the product to include mailbox auditing. The sad news is that not much has changed since in either the cloud or on-premises product, which is both worrying and not particularly good when considered in the context of Microsoft&rsquo;s overall compliance strategy.</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/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/woes-exchange-mailbox-auditing#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 audit events audit events Compliance Center Compliance Center Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online mailbox audit mailbox audit Office 365 Office 365 Protection Center Protection Center Reporting Reporting security Security Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 157751 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 Why Microsoft decided to keep deleted items in Exchange Online and why it might be the right decision http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-microsoft-decided-keep-deleted-items-exchange-online <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Some interesting discussion has flowed into my mailbox since <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/compliance-and-hybrid-problems-exchange-online-keeps-every-deleted-item" target="_blank">Microsoft announced their decision to stop cleaning out the Deleted Items folder of user mailboxes in Office 365</a>. The <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/02/20/extended-email-retention-deleted-items-office-365/" target="_blank">announcement appeared on February 20</a> and started a 28-day countdown to implementation.</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-microsoft-decided-keep-deleted-items-exchange-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/why-microsoft-decided-keep-deleted-items-exchange-online#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 default MRM policy default MRM policy Deleted Items Deleted Items Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange Online Exchange Online hybrid Hybrid Managed Folder Assistant Managed Folder Assistant MFA MFA Office 365 Office 365 retention policy retention policy retention tags retention tags Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 130291 at http://windowsitpro.com A call to action: It’s time to eliminate PSTs http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/call-action-time-to-eliminate-psts <div class="field-byline"> Tony Redmond </div> <div class="field-deck"> Insecure, uncontrolled, and pervasive - it's time to kill these files off </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It should come as no surprise that I don't like PSTs very much. The files are outdated, insecure, and obscure information that should be kept online in many cases. However, it's enormously difficult for companies to convince users to move from a position where they control their own storage to keeping everything online where data is exposed to compliance oversight, eDiscovery, and so on. It's a real issue when confidential corporate information is stuffed away in an invisible place and, as we learned from the recent Sony hack exploit, it can be terribly embarrassing when that data leaks. Given the amount of online storage now available, I think that it's time to eradicate PSTs. Let's get this job done!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/call-action-time-to-eliminate-psts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/outlook/call-action-time-to-eliminate-psts#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Outlook elimination elimination eradication eradication Exchange 2010 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Personal Storage Table Personal Storage Table PST PST removal removal Sony hack Sony hack suppression suppression Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:00:00 +0000 154151 at http://windowsitpro.com FUD continues over OWA backdoor exploit http://windowsitpro.com/blog/fud-continues-over-owa-backdoor-exploit <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week, I wrote about <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/doubtful-security-report-about-owa-flaw-gains-headlines-offers-little-real-value" target="_blank">a report issued by security company Cybereason</a> that reported how an attacker had gathered 11,000 sets of user credentials after planting a compromised OWAAUTH.DLL file on an Exchange server. A spirited debate duly resulted and Cybereason commented back on the original post.</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/fud-continues-over-owa-backdoor-exploit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/fud-continues-over-owa-backdoor-exploit#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Attack Attack backdoor backdoor Cybereason Cybereason Exploit Exploit Outlook Web App Outlook Web App OWA OWA OWAAUTH OWAAUTH Vulnerability Vulnerability Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000 150591 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 Updates lay the foundation for the launch of Exchange 2016 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-lay-foundation-launch-exchange-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Because it&rsquo;s been a while since Microsoft shipped Exchange 2013 CU9, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49044" target="_blank">today&rsquo;s release of Exchange 2013 CU10</a> came as no surprise. After all, we have all become accustomed to the quarterly cadence of updates that are required to keep Exchange 2013 servers fully supportable, largely because the last few updates have been easily deployable and high quality.</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/updates-lay-foundation-launch-exchange-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/updates-lay-foundation-launch-exchange-2016#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 co-existence co-existence cumulative update cumulative update deployment deployment Exchange 2010 SP3 RU11 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU11 Exchange 2013 CU10 Exchange 2013 CU10 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 hybrid Hybrid new version new version Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:10:00 +0000 149001 at http://windowsitpro.com ESEUTIL - even more evil for DAGs http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>All of the comments I included in my post &ldquo;<a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-evil-utility" target="_blank">ESEUTIL &ndash; the evil utility</a>&rdquo; apply to both standalone servers and those who are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). I bet you wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised if I told you that there&rsquo;s even more to consider when you contemplate running ESEUTIL against a database that has copies within a DAG.</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-even-more-evil-dags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/eseutil-even-more-evil-dags#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Active Manager Active Manager DAG DAG Database Availability Group Database Availability Group database copies database copies database signature database signature ESEUTIL ESEUTIL Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 93911 at http://windowsitpro.com Removing on-hold items from Exchange and SharePoint: unsupported but doable http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The usual reason for placing a mailbox on hold is to retain its contents for some legal or regulatory purpose. However, the situation might arise when it is necessary to remove some items from a mailbox that is on hold. For instance, someone might successfully sue your company to demand the removal of all information pertaining to them or some particular activity. If ordered to permanently remove the material, there is little you can do but comply.</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/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/removing-hold-items-exchange-and-sharepoint-unsupported-doable#comments Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2010 Office 365 Compliance Compliance Compliance Center Compliance Center ediscovery eDiscovery Exchange 2013 Exchange 2013 Exchange 2016 Exchange 2016 Exchange Online Exchange Online Legal Hold legal hold Litigation Hold litigation hold Office 365 Office 365 On-hold On-hold retention hold retention hold Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Blog Tony Redmond&#039;s Exchange Unwashed Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0000 146481 at http://windowsitpro.com