subject: exchange


Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1
February 29, 2008, 10:36 am
Filed under: Updates

After the release of the Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 RTM, Microsoft finally released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1.

Overview
Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP1 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see KB945684.
This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2007 Release To Manufacturing (RTM). For a list of update rollups applicable to Exchange Server 2007 RTM, refer to the section Update rollups for Exchange Server 2007 RTM in the Knowledge Base article KB937052.

System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64 Edition; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP1 must be installed prior to installing this update rollup.
  • This update rollup cannot be installed if you are using Exchange Server 2007 RTM.
  • Any Interim Updates for Exchange Server 2007 must be uninstalled prior to installing this update rollup.
  • 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows XP with SP2 are only supported for Exchange Server 2007 management tools.
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and System Center
February 26, 2008, 2:42 am
Filed under: 1312,Cool Reading

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and System Center is a technical datasheet that highlights the main benefits from using the System Center family of products to manage Exchange Server 2007.

Brief Description
Managing, deploying, and protecting Exchange Server 2007 with System Center
Read this datasheet and find out how System Center benefits planning for, deployment of, and management of Exchange Server 2007.

Overview
Using System Center products with Exchange Server 2007 improves the operation of your computing environment and improves your business workflow. Read this datasheet and find out how System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuration Manager 2007, Data Protection Manager 2007, and Capacity Planner can benefit planning for, deployment of, and management of Exchange Server 2007.

The following table is actually taken from this datasheet (click the picture for bigger version):

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PowerShell script for Move-DominoUser cmdlet
February 24, 2008, 5:20 am
Filed under: 6357

Some time ago I blogged about my experience with the Transporter Suite when migrating from Lotus Notes to Exchange 2007.

On that post I mentioned that I had some trouble migrating users with Transporter suite, so I wrote a VBScript to do the job.

Now, the ‘The CollabTools’ Blog posted a PowerShell script that does more or less the same, I don’t know it is related with the error I was getting or not:

# The script below provides the same functionality as move-dominoUser but does not enable
# the email address policy generator [RUS]. The default behavior of move-dominoUser is to
# mailbox enable the user object, apply email address policy as primary addresses and
# then add email addresses from contacts as secondary email addresses. If you intend to
# persist contact email addresses as primary email addresses of the mailbox enabled user,
# then this script is for you.

The PowerShell script is available here.

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Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 RTM
February 22, 2008, 3:35 am
Filed under: Updates

Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers.
For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see KB942846.

This is a cumulative update rollup and replaces the following:

  • KB930809 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809)
  • KB935490 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935490)
  • KB935999 Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935999)
  • KB940006 Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB940006)
  • KB941421 Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB941421)
This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack (SP1). For a list of update rollups applicable to Exchange Server 2007 SP1, refer to the section Update rollups for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 in the Knowledge Base article KB937052.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2003 x64 editions; Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Exchange Server 2007 must be installed prior to installing this update rollup.
  • Any Interim Updates for Exchange Server 2007 must be uninstalled prior to installing this update rollup.
  • 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Windows XP SP2 are only supported for Exchange Server 2007 management tools.
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Synchronizing GAL in an Exchange 2007 Environment
February 21, 2008, 4:47 am
Filed under: Cool Reading

As I mentioned previously, GAL synchronization in pure Exchange 2007 environments wasn’t supported until the release of Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1.

If you’re thinking on implementing that specific synchronization mechanism, Microsoft has just released a great technical document: Synchronizing a Global Address List in an Exchange 2007 Environment.

Brief Description
ILM 2007 FP1 provides a solution to synchronize the global address list (GAL) between two Active Directory forests in a Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1(SP1) infrastructure. The goal of a GAL synchronization solution is to synchronize users, groups, and contacts from one forest with contact objects to another forest.

What This Document Covers
This document outlines the necessary steps to implement a simple GAL synchronization solution between two forests in an Exchange 2007 environment. This document guides you to:

  • Populate the initial Active Directory and Exchange 2007 SP1 infrastructures for both forests using scripts provided in the Appendix.
  • Assign the necessary permissions to the accounts used in the management agents for GAL synchronization,
  • Configure ILM 2007 FP1 to perform GAL synchronization between the two forests.
  • Verify that the contacts have successfully synchronized between the two forests.
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MS Exchange Team Blog: Happy 4th blogoversary!
February 18, 2008, 11:21 am
Filed under: News

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The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog, aka You Had Me At EHLO, is celebrating its 4th blogoversary. In order to commemorate they are running a small contest.

You can check all the details here.

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ActiveSync Web Administration Tool (Exchange 2003)
February 15, 2008, 5:06 am
Filed under: Tools

There is a new release (v08.01.0240.006) available of the ActiveSync Web Administration Tool for Exchange Server 2003 SP2.

Brief Description
The Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool is designed for administrators who want to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices.

Overview
The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration tool enables administrators to manage the process of remotely erasing lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised mobile devices.
By using the Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Web tool, administrators can perform the following actions:

  • View a list of all devices that are being used by any enterprise user
  • Select/De-select devices to be remotely erased
  • View the status of pending remote erase requests for each device
  • View a transaction log that indicates which administrators have issued remote erase commands, in addition to the devices those commands pertained to

The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool is designed for use With Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and compatible mobile devices.

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