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Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 – Released

Again our Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 to the Download Center.

A known issue with Exchange 2010 SP3 RU1 Setup

You cannot install or uninstall Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on the double-byte character set (DBCS) version of Windows Server 2012 if the language preference for non-Unicode programs is set to the default language. To work around this issue, you must first change this setting. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, open the Clock, Region and Language item, and then click Region.
  2. Click the Administrative tab.
  3. In the Language for non-Unicode programs area, click Change system locale.
  4. On the Current system locale list, click English (United States), and then click OK.

After you successfully install or uninstall Update Rollup 1, revert this language setting, as appropriate.

Exchange team is planning to resolve it in a future rollup, but did not want to further delay the release of RU1.


June 3, 2013 Posted by | Exchange server 2010, Microsoft, New Service Pack, Software | , | Leave a comment

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – Organizational Settings for MailTips

MailTips are informative messages displayed to users while they compose a message. Works with only Exchange server 2010 with Outlook 2007/2010.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 analyzes the message, including the list of recipients to which it’s addressed. If a potential problem is detected, MailTips notify users prior to sending the message. With the help of the information provided by MailTips, senders can adjust the message they are composing to avoid undesirable situations or non-delivery reports (NDRs).

You can’t use the EMC to enable or disable MailTips. You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, click here

EMS : Set-OrganizationConfig cmdlet to enable or disable MailTips in your organization. MailTips are enabled by default, when you install a new Exchange 2010 organization.

Examples of Mailtips, when you activate is like

  • Invalid Internal Recipient : The Invalid Internal Recipient MailTip is displayed if the sender adds a recipient that appears to be internal to the organization but doesn’t exist in Active Directory. It comes due to name resolution cache or an entry in the sender’s Contacts or if the sender types an SMTP address with a domain for which Exchange is authoritative and the address doesn’t resolve to an existing recipient. The MailTip indicates the invalid recipient and gives the sender the option to remove the recipient from the message…cool na
  • Mail Box full :  MailTip is displayed if the sender adds a recipient whose mailbox is full and your organization has implemented a Prohibit Receive restriction for mailboxes over a specified size. MailTip will be updated every two hours in his/her draft folder even if you save it and did’nt send the message.
  • External Recipients : The External Recipients MailTip is displayed if the sender adds a recipient that’s external, or adds a distribution group that contains external recipients. By default, this MailTip is turned off. You can turn it on using the Set-TransportConfig cmdlet. The External Recipients MailTip relies on group metrics data. Therefore, if you enable the External Recipients MailTip, make sure that the group metrics MailTip is also enabled. EMS : Set-OrganizationConfig -MailTipsExternalRecipientsTipsEnabled $true

To know more.. click here

Exchange server 2010 SP1 is bringing up with more featueres and i will update you this in my comming blog

December 14, 2010 Posted by | Exchange Management Console, Exchange Management Shell, Exchange Online, Exchange server 2010, MailTips, Microsoft, Office, Office 365, Office for Mac, Outlook, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Exchange server 2007 to 2010 Live migration!!!! Live blog!!! Live Platform…real time scenario!!!

Please find on my blog, one page dedicated to this task…you can see it on my blog top page… or click here


 MIGRATION…Started on June 8, 2010 ….Today 20th of June..all the objects has been replicated to Exchange 2010..Now the decommissioning starts..Finish too

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Active Sync, Calendar, DAG, DELL, ECP, Edge Server, EWS, Exchange Management Console, Exchange Management Shell, Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer, Exchange Server 2007, Exchange server 2010, Exchange Server Profile Analyzer, Facebook, Firewall, Forefront, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, Internet Information Services (IIS), iOS4, IP, IP Block List, iPhone, iSCSI, Linkedin, Log Parser, Mailbox Server Requirements Calculator, MailTips, Microsoft, OAB, Office, Office 2010, Office 2011, Office for Mac, Outlook, Outlook Webapps, OWA, Phone, POP3, Protocols, Public Folder, Remote Connectivity Analyzer, SAN, SAN Certificate, Sender Policy Framework, Social Connectors, Software, Threat Management Gateway, Transport architecture, Twitter, Windows 7 phone, Windows Server 2008 R2 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exchange server 2010 – ActiveSync – Issues on Administrative group members

For your information, When you are running Exchange server 2010 active sync on a mobile device, make sure that the user you are testing is not  a member of any administrator group. In Exchnage 2010, by default if a user is a member of any Administrator group, then he will not be able to sync his mobile device..

Make sure that you have to open TCP Port 443 on the firewall to listen.

If you have to test a user, who is falling under any administrative group,  then on active directory users and computers –>view menu select Advanced options–>then user properties->select the security tab->click advanced and ensure that  inheritable permissions check box has to be checked

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Exchange server 2010, Microsoft, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Exchange Server – Autodiscovery – A New turn on Exchange14/2010

As you are aware of the autodiscovery feature from Exchange server 2007, with outlook 2007, this feature has gone a far ahead to reduce the RPC over HTTPS configuration headaches or the outlook configuration for client which is part of the network and is sitting outside the firewall…good na. Here i’m talking about the server in a domain…autodiscovery works a bit different on Non-domain platform..configuration is slightly different.

When you upgrade Exchange server 2007 to SP2, this is going to be a bit demanding task. clients connecting from outside and inside starts demanding for authentication…in which you need a SSL certificate with Subject Alternative Names (SAN) specified..

Once the upgrade is done, Autodiscover information is stored in a so called SCP or Service Connection Point. You can view this SCP using Active Directory Sites and Services after you have enabled the “View Services Node” option. (When installing the Client Access Server (Autodiscover is part of this Server Role) the SCP is automatically created in Active Directory and configured with the default values. If you have multiple CAS Servers there will be multiple SCP’s as well)…now will see  how to configure Microsoft  Exchange  services,  such as the Availability service, for the Autodiscover service on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 computer that has the Client Access server role installed.  When you enable Outlook Anywhere, you must also configure external access to Microsoft Exchange services for the Autodiscover service. This includes the URLs for the Availability service, Exchange Web Services, Unified Messaging (UM), and the offline address book. If you do not configure the external URL values, the Autodiscover service information provided to the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 client may be incorrect for clients that are connecting from outside your network. They may be able to connect to their Microsoft Exchange mailbox. However, they will be unable to use Exchange features such as Out of Office functionality, the Availability service, Unified Messaging, or offline address book downloads. Generally, the internal URL is configured by Microsoft Exchange Setup. However, the external URLs must be configured by using the virtual directory cmdlet for each component

In general – Autodiscover service provides the following information to the client computer that is running Outlook 2007:

  • The user’s display name.
  • Separate connection settings for internal and external connectivity.
  • The location of the user’s Exchange 2007 server that has the Mailbox server role installed.
  • The URLs for Exchange features such as free/busy information, UM, and the OAB.
  • Outlook Anywhere server settings. Outlook Anywhere was formerly known as RPC over HTTP.

So when a user starts Outlook 2007 for the first time, they no longer have to specify any information if their computer is joined to the domain. Outlook 2007 will start, gather the information automatically, log the user on to their mailbox, and begin retrieving information from your Exchange deployment.

 * Exchange Management Shell to configure the external host name for Outlook Anywhere for the Autodiscover service

Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server HnC01 -ExternalHostname “” -DefaultAuthenticationMethod “Basic” -SSLOffloading:$False

* Exchange Management Shell to configure the external URL for the offline address book for the Autodiscover service

Set-OABVirtualDirectory -identity “HnC01\OAB (Default Web Site)” -externalurl -RequireSSL:$true

* Exchange Management Shell to configure the external URL for Unified Messaging for the Autodiscover service

Set-UMVirtualDirectory -identity “HnC01\UnifiedMessaging (Default Web Site)” -externalurl  -BasicAuthentication:$True

* Exchange Management Shell to configure the external URL for Exchange Web Services for the Autodiscover service

Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -identity “HnC01\EWS (Default Web Site)” -externalurl -BasicAuthentication:$True

 To troubleshooting your Autodiscover configuration, ther is a site which is developed by a few guys from the Microsoft Exchange Product Team to test Remote Analyzer that is available on the Internet

March 16, 2010 Posted by | Exchange server 2010, Microsoft, Software | , , , , | 2 Comments


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