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  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator

    In order to assist customers in designing their storage layout for Exchange 2007, we have put together a calculator that focuses on driving the storage requirements (I/O performance and capacity) and what the optimal LUN layout should be based on a set of input factors. You can download the calculator...
  • Blog Post: How to Configure Internet Mail Flow in Exchange Server 2007

    Exchange Server 2007 allows customers to flexibly configure and control inbound and outbound Internet mail flow in a way that meets the requirements of their environments. The three typical mail flow scenarios are: You send and receive Internet e-mail by relaying through a subscribed Edge Transport...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Spam and Phishing with Sender ID

    E-mail authentication built on the Sender ID Framework (SIDF) is gaining wide adoption, providing a major advancement in the fight against spam and phishing messages. In fact, more than a third of the world’s e-mail volume is already authenticated and SIDF-compliant. Using Send ID as well as other anti...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Crash after move mailbox to Exchange 2003 SP2

    We have received a lot of cases recently of Outlook crashing following a mailbox move to Exchange 2003 SP2. The crash occurs due to a discrepancy in the replid map in the memory on the server and the replid map in Jet. Such issues are common due to the GRM (Guid/replid mapping) cache being on by default...
  • Blog Post: How to Generate AD Accounts by Using the Mailbox Information in the Mailbox Database in Exchange 2007

    With Exchange 2003, if you wanted to create Active Directory accounts based on the list of disconnected mailboxes in the mailbox database, you could use the Mailbox Export Wizard, a component of the Mailbox Recovery Center . Before that, you could have used MBCONN, a tool we employed for that very purpose...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 and 2000/2003 systems management co-existence

    Exchange Server 2007 can be installed into an existing Exchange 2000/2003 (hereafter called Exchange 2003, except where there's something particular about Exchange 2000) organization as one step in the migration process. Once Exchange 2007 has been introduced into the Exchange 2003 organization, the...
  • Blog Post: Using the Exchange Management Shell for Bulk Recipient Management

    There has been a big change in recipient management from Exchange 2003 to Exchange Server 2007. Exchange Recipient Management is the second biggest administration component of Exchange 2007, which ranks as top Exchange key component with respectable incident volume and an amount of supporting labor....
  • Blog Post: Talking Exchange 2007 SP1

    Microsoft Exchange team is wrapping up the Beta version of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 and it is scheduled to be released sometime after April through TechNet. We are targeting final release for the 2nd half of this year. Our work in this Service Pack is purely in response to our customers’ feedback on...
  • Blog Post: Exchange store databases are dismounted when transaction logs are used up

    Recently we have been seeing a number of issues with Exchange Server using all the transaction logs that are available to a storage group . This results in Exchange store databases dismounting without warning. Exchange uses transaction log files that are numbered sequentially. The first file name...
  • Blog Post: Exchange may not receive some e-mails with ORDB.ORG in Realtime Block List

    The site, ORDB.ORG, which provides an automated way of blacklisting third-party email servers that spammers use to send mail, was shut down on December 31, 2006. If you still configured the ORDB.ORG in the Exchange Realtime Block List (RBL) settings, some external domains may not send e-mails to...
  • Blog Post: MS updates may affect Exchange mail flow

    What are the symptoms? You are unable to send e-mail in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 due to access being denied or not having permission to do so. You may also receive NDR . How does this happen? A change has been made in how the "Send As" permission works...
  • Blog Post: Tips for managing the Exchange Server 2007 Console views

    In Exchange 2007, the Recipient Configuration node and its child nodes (Mailbox, Distribution Group, Mail Contact, Disconnected Mailbox) of the Exchange Management Console (console) are used for recipient management. By default, up to 1000 recipients in the current domain are displayed in the result...
  • Blog Post: Messages are not delivered after you send messages to a large number of recipients by using an Office 365 account

    [ Issue ] When you try to send emails by using an Office 365 account, the email messages are not delivered. Additionally, you receive the following non-delivery report messages: Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. This message could not be sent. Try sending...
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft IT Conduct Anti-Spam and Antivirus

    A hot topic and one of the most common tasks for messaging system administrators is how to combat spam and virus on their messaging servers. Now that over 75% of Internet email consists of spam, a complete, realistic, and centralized anti-spam and antivirus solution is required for most customers using...
  • Blog Post: New features in Exchange 2007 SP1

    Exchange 2007 SP1 will be released in the second half of this year. A partial list of what you'll find included in this SP is: Standby Continuous Replication (SCR) With Exchange 2007, we introduced Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) for replication of data between 2 servers within a cluster....
  • Blog Post: Understanding the New Back Pressure Feature in Exchange 2007

    A new feature of Exchange Server 2007 that helps prevent the inundation of system resources of an Exchange Server 2007 transport server is back pressure. Back pressure is a system resource monitoring feature of the Exchange Transport service that exists on computers that are running Exchange Server...
  • Blog Post: How to Export and Import mailboxes to PST files in Exchange 2007 SP1

    Do you know how to export a mailbox that is larger than 2 gigabytes ( GB ) to a PST file? Do you know how to do that by using the new features in Exchange 2007 SP1? Check out this blog post for more details How to Export and Import mailboxes to PST files in Exchange 2007 SP1 http://msexchangeteam...
  • Blog Post: Configuring, validating and monitoring your Exchange 2007 storage

    E-mail is one of the most mission-critical and storage-intensive applications in today's business world. Designing a right storage solution for Exchange Server 2007 is hence very important to any IT professional. This blog provides the following four objectives: 1. Understand what information...
  • Blog Post: Deep Dive into Windows Mobile 6.0 and Exchange Server 2007

    Companies of all sizes are turning toward mobile devices as a way to help their employees work more effectively and productively. The Microsoft Exchange Server product family includes integrated support for a wide range of mobile devices, providing Exchange customers with a low-cost, easy-to-manage mobile...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Look of Outlook Web Access

    In some instances, organizations may want to put their logo and logon page on Outlook Web Access. Now it is easy to customize Microsoft Outlook Web Access by using your organization's logo and colors. Customizing Outlook Web Access is a great way to help build an identity for your organization into a...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Analyzer Tools Success Stories from Microsoft PSS

    The Microsoft Exchange Analyzer Tools, including Exchange Performance Troubleshooting Analyzer (ExPTA), Exchange Mail Flow Analyzer (ExMFA), Exchange Disaster Recovery Analyzer (ExDRA), are designed and developed to help troubleshooting various problems for customers running an Exchange Server environment...
  • Blog Post: Anti Spam on Exchange

    We received some requests on how to set anti-spam and also some incidents of issues caused by incorrect setting of anti-spam. Here is a good article on Exchange team blog. The article describes what we can do on Exchange server to set anti spam in details. Exchange 2003 Server Service Pack 2 (SP2...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment: 10 Tips When Installing

    With Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, deployment is easier than it's ever been. However, there are still a few things you should know before you install Exchange Server 2007. The following article presents the top 10 issues that our very first Exchange Server 2007 customers have discussed, stumbled upon...
  • Blog Post: Messages delivery performance is slow after you configure delivery restriction based on distribution groups

    What is the symptom? In Exchange 2000 or 2003, when you have a delivery restriction based on distribution groups set on your connectors or recipients, message delivery to local mailboxes and to external recipients is slower than normal. Messages may be backed up in the "Messages Awaiting Directory...
  • Blog Post: Public Folder Replicas Prevent Uninstall Exchange 2007

    When you try to uninstall Exchange 2007 from your server, you may receive some error messages which indicate that there is still some Public Folder on the machine thus meaning the uninstall process fails. We have received a lot of these issues recently. It is caused by the Exchange 2007 server containing...