Having fun with Exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2003

This is painful.Really-it hurts!!Outlook 2003 and Exchange 5.5 do not play well together. There are a few problems I personally encounterered and some additional problems that were published.Take a look at the following list:1)You get the following events in the application log:Event ID:5Source: Active Server PagesDescription: Error: File exchange/USA/root.asp Unexpected ErrorFollowed by a crash of INETINFO .Based on MS KB818709 you may also see the following event:Source: MSExchangeISPrivEvent ID: 2078Description: Unable to submit, send, or transfer out a message. Check PR_Recipient_Number, PR_Recipient_Type, PR_Report_TypeIf you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms take a look at:Outlook Web Access Stops Responding When … Continue reading Having fun with Exchange 5.5 and Outlook 2003

Migrating print servers

To move a printer server among computers with the same operating system you should try to use the printmig tool.The printmig tool has a niffty GUI that enables you to backup the ports and the printer drivers to a CAB file. Once the new server is ready all you have to do is to restore the information using the same tool.For more information take a look at:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;275529

Unresponsive Add/Remove programs

This one was annoying. Around midnight after reinstalling a domain controller the client asked me to configure terminal service in administartion mode…I double clicked Add/Remove Programs and to my surprise nothing happened(keep in mind that it was aound midnight).After trying everything short of reinstalling I found a post by hosenfeffer on http://www.experts-exchange.com/ that did the trick:regsvr32 mshtml.dllregsvr32 shdocvw.dll -iregsvr32 shell32.dll -i

Managing Exchange 2003 OWA Attachment Blocking

Ok, so somebody decided that the feature blocking potentially dangerous attachment should be ported to OWA…Personally I find it annoying.I had to disable this feature for XML files.Attachment blocking on OWA can be controlled by editing the following registry values:Location: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWAValue: Level1FileTypes Type: REG_SZValue Data:ade,adp,app,asx,bas,bat,chm,cmd,com,cpl,crt,csh,exe,fxp,hlp,hta, inf,ins,isp,js,jse,ksh,lnk,mda,mdb,mde,mdt,mdw,mdz,msc,msi,msp, mst,ops,pcd,pif,prf,prg,reg,scf,scr,sct,shb,shs,url,vb,vbe,vbs, wsc,wsf,wshLocation: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWAValue: Level1MIMETypesType: REG_SZValue Data: application/hta,x-internet-signup,application/javascript,application/x-javascript, text/javascript,application/msaccess,application/prg, text/scriptletLocation: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWAValue: Level2FileTypes Type: REG_SZValue Data:ade,adp,asx,bas,bat,chm,cmd,com,cpl,crt,exe,hlp,hta,htm,html,htc, inf,ins,isp,js,jse,lnk,mda,mdb,mde,mdz,mht,mhtml,msc,msi,msp,mst, pcd,pif,prf,reg,scf,scr,sct,shb,shs,shtm,shtml,stm,url,vb,vbe,vbs, wsc,wsf,wsh,xml,dir,dcr,plg,spl,swfLocation: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeWeb\OWAValue: Level2MIMETypesType: REG_SZValue Data: text/xml,application/xml,application/hta,text/html, application/octet-stream,application/x-shockwave-flash, application/futuresplash,application/x-directorThe relevant values are:Level1FileTypes -Blocks attachmentLevel2FileTypes -Allows a user to save an attachmentSimply add the file extensin to the relevant values, wait a few seconds and check OWA for the results(there … Continue reading Managing Exchange 2003 OWA Attachment Blocking

Serving Hebrew content by using Exchange 5.5 based OWA

An oldie but a goodie…Exchange 5.5 based OWA does not support serving Hebrew content(well almost). To enable Hebrew support the ASP files found in the WEBDATA folder should be changed. There are 87 files and each file has a codepage setting. The codepage setting should be changed from 1252 to 1255.I do know that Exchange 5.5 is an old product yet it is still in use so I hope this helps. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555193

Dead Like Me

Ok,so I wanted to rent a movie for the weekend but I ended uptaking the “Dead Like Me” series.I am really impressed-if you have the chance take a look at theseries.The website is found at:http://www.deadlikeme.tv/index.php

Using Contacts to forward mail in Exchange Server…

It’s odd that you sometimes read a specific bit of information and later on you simply forget about it…then when you need it you are surprised to rediscover it again.This happened to me a couple of days ago:If you need to forward mail to someone using your Exchange Server you can create a mail enabled contact for him. The main SMTP address should be the E-mail that is forwarded to and a secondary E-mail address should be one that comes from your organization.When someone sends an E-mail to the company alias the routing engine is smart enough to route the … Continue reading Using Contacts to forward mail in Exchange Server…