Expired Passwords and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

Hi folks, One of the cool features of Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 is the ability to allow end-users to change their expired passwords using Outlook Web Access. Basically, when you have a user configured with the option User must change password at next logon, then the user won’t be able to access OWA right away because it is required to change its password first. However enabling that new feature from Service Pack 3 the user will receive the following page where he is able to change his password. After changing the password the user will be able to … Continue reading Expired Passwords and Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

SCRIPT: EnableOWApwd.ps1

Script Name: EnableOWAPwd.ps1 v1 Log:v1.0 – Initial script. Description: Add the ChangeExpiredPasswordEnable entry in the registry and restart IIS using /noforce option. Code: ## EnableOWAPwd.ps1# Author: Anderson Patricio# http://msmvps.org/blogs/andersonpatricio# Write-Host “Adding ChangeExpiredPasswordEnable key in the registry…” New-ItemProperty “HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSExchange OWA” -Name “ChangeExpiredPasswordEnabled” -Value 1 -PropertyType “DWord” Write-Host “Restarting IIS using /noforce option..” IISReset /noforce

Hotfix Rollup 1 for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server is available

Microsoft has released Hotfix Rollup 1 for Forefront Protection for Exchange. This article contains information about how to obtain the hotfix rollup and about the issues that are fixed by the hotfix rollup. Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/fss/archive/2010/06/30/hotfix-rollup-1-for-forefront-protection-2010-for-exchange-server-is-available.aspx Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://blogs.msexchange.org/patricio Twitter: @apatricio

New Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server videos available

Hi folks, Two nice 101 videos about ForeFront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server are available. Check them out: Installing Microsoft ForeFront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server http://edge.technet.com/Media/Installing-Microsoft-Forefront-Protection-2010-for-Exchange-Server/ Verifying your Microsoft ForeFront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server http://edge.technet.com/Media/Verifying-Your-Microsoft-Forefront-Protection-2010-for-Exchange-Server-Installation/ Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Administration Center 102

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange is a hosted service that provides a layer of protection to actively help protect inbound and outbound e-mail from spam, viruses, phishing scams, and e-mail policy violations. In this video series, I’ll walk you through the Administration Center, which is the service management site for Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. In this second video I’ll highlight some of the features and tools in the Domains subtab. Check this out at: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Forefront-Online-Protection-for-Exchange-Administration-Center-102/ Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Administration Center 101

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange is a hosted service that provides a layer of protection to actively help protect inbound and outbound e-mail from spam, viruses, phishing scams, and e-mail policy violations. In this video series I’ll walk you through the Administration Center, which is the service management site for Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. In this first video I’ll highlight some of the features and tools in the Information tab and the Company subtab. Check this out at: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Forefront-Online-Protection-for-Exchange-Administration-Center-101/ Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-024 released

Hi folks, We have released security updates for the following versions of Exchange: Security Update for Exchange 2000 Server (KB976703) Security Update for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (KB976702) Update Rollup 10 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB981407) Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (KB981383) Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 (KB981401) Security related changes for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 ship as Update rollups following the cumulative servicing model. However we have tried to keep the number of non-security related changes in these rollups down to a minimum. More information can … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-024 released

Configuring Event Log replication in a Windows Server 2003 Cluster

Hi folks, If you are monitoring your Exchange Server environment and you have Windows Server 2003 for your CCR/SCC, it’s recommended to disable the Event Log replication between (if it’s a CCR)/among (if it’s a SCC) the nodes to avoid duplicate entries on your monitoring tool. To disable the event log replication just run this following command on any node: Cluster /prop EnableEventLogReplication=0 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments

Hi folks, A nice post from Microsoft ForeFront Server Security team explaining the usage of FSSMC in a cluster environment. A Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) user asked us a question recently about using the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) to manage clustered Exchange servers. He was confused by our guidance that says the FSSMC can be used to manage clustered servers, but it cannot be installed on a clustered server. So, I wanted to provide some clarification about using the FSSMC with clustered Exchange servers. Here are the important points: 1. FSSMC can be used to manage … Continue reading Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments