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  • Blog Post: Exchange releases: December 2014

    Editor's Note : Updates added below for important information related to Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8. The Exchange team is announcing today a number of releases. Today’s releases include updates for Exchange Server 2013, 2010, and 2007. The following packages are now available on the...
  • Blog Post: Released: Cumulative Update 6 for Exchange Server 2013

    Note: We have learned that customers using Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2007 co-existence can experience an issue causing Exchange Server 2013 CU6 databases to failover. Please refer to KB2997209 for the specific scenario impacted. The Exchange team is announcing today the availability...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. Update Rollup 7 is the latest rollup of customer fixes available for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The release contains fixes for customer reported issues and previously released...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

    The Exchange team is announcing today the availability of Update Rollup 14 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3. This latest rollup supports recent DST updates. The rollup contains all previously released security bulletins and fixes and updates for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 as well. This...
  • Blog Post: Certificate Planning in Exchange 2013

    Now that we understand the load balancing and namespace planning principles and how clients connect in an Exchange 2013 environment that has Exchange 2007 and/or Exchange 2010 deployed, the proper certificates can be constructed and deployed as part of the upgrade process. Of course it goes without saying...
  • Blog Post: Released: Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1

    Download What's new Release notes Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download! Please make sure to read the release notes before installing SP1. The final build number for Exchange Server 2013 SP1 is 15.00.0847.032. SP1 has already been deployed to thousands of production...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 has been released

    EDIT 10/9/2008: We updated the MU (Microsoft Update) release date of this patch as well as the Installation Notes section . We have released the final version of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 ( KB952580 ) The update is live at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
  • Blog Post: NGen (Native Image Generation) During Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup Installation

    In response to customer feedback with regards to native image generation (NGen) taking too long (and in some cases leading the user to believe that the installation process had hanged), we separated the NGen process into pre and post-installation NGen processing since Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollups. During...
  • Blog Post: Can Exchange 2003 be installed on 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2003?

    It seems like a question of compatibility / incompatibility of current versions of Exchange (mainly Exchange 2003) and Windows Server 2003 x64 editions is coming up more and more, so let’s address it. In short – running current versions of Exchange, including Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003...
  • Blog Post: Managing Federated Sharing with the EAC

    One of the biggest benefits that Exchange Server 2013 provides is that it enables personal information sharing among different people in different organizations. Email itself is a great example of sharing because it allows people to easily share thoughts, images, and attachments. However, using federated...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2013 Security Update MS13-061 Status Update

    Late last night we became aware of an issue with MS13-061 security update for Exchange Server 2013. Specifically, after the installation of the security update, the Content Index for mailbox databases shows as Failed and the Microsoft Exchange Search Host Controller service is renamed. For those that...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2007!

    We are pleased to announce the release of Service Pack 2 for Exchange 2007. This marks an important milestone in the development process for Exchange Server 2007. Our team has provided a couple of blog posts here and here outlining what is available in this service pack release. During this week, we...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

    Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP2. See KB 2645995 : Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 Service...
  • Blog Post: Updated ExPDA Configuration XML File Released

    On Tuesday we released an updated ExPDA configuration XML file designed to address the issues raised by you: Corrected the issue where ExPDA did not report that Exchange 2007 servers without Service Pack 2 were in the environment. Corrected an issue that identified Delivery Transport Agent connectors...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP1 FAQ and Known Issues

    Last week we released Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1. It has received some great feedback and reviews from customers, experts, analysts, and the Exchange community. The starting point for SP1 setup/upgrade should be the What's New in SP1 , SP1 Release Notes , and Prerequisites docs. As with...
  • Blog Post: Released: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

    Exchange CXP team has released Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 (KB979784) to the download center . The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on March 23rd . KBA 979784 lists the fixes included in this rollup. Here are some highlights of the product improvements and critical...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Release of the Exchange Server Pre-Deployment Analyzer

    Today I am pleased to announce the release of the Exchange Server Pre-Deployment Analyzer (ExPDA). You can use the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer to perform an overall topology readiness scan of your environment. When you run the Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer, it provides a detailed report that...
  • Blog Post: How to Remove a Public Folder Database in Exchange Server 2007 RTM

    At Exchange Support one of the most common support issue that we see is Exchange 2007 uninstall failing due to presence of Public folder replicas. When you try to Remove Exchange 2007 using the "Add/Remove Programs" from control Panel you would get an error: The public folder database Database_Name cannot...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server and Windows Server 2008

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2008 The release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Exchange 2007 cannot be installed on Windows Server 2008. However, Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 will be supported for installation on Windows Server 2008. While you cannot install Exchange 2007 RTM on...
  • Blog Post: How does Exchange 2007 setup know to resume a failed setup?

    In case that you have a failed Exchange 2007 setup for some reason, you might notice that setup now resumes the previously failed setup rather than start completely over. How does that work? Through registry values called "watermarks". Watermarks are used to mark points of installation. Setup sets the...
  • Blog Post: x64 bit hardware will run Exchange 2003 on 32 bit Windows

    It seems we have some badly worded docs on some Microsoft sites that may lead you to believe that you cannot run Exchange 2003 on x64 bit systems. Also the release notes seem to be in error as well . Let me assure you that this information is incorrect and is being corrected. You can run Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 managed services might time out during certificate revocation checks

    Introduction We have been working on a problem that surfaced with the release of Exchange 2007 Rollup 5 . A number of customers reported that some of their Exchange 2007 managed services did not start automatically after Rollup application, however they would start manually. In most of these cases the...
  • Blog Post: Resolving MMC 3.0 errors when installing Exchange 12 CTP release

    As mentioned before - we now have CTP build of Exchange 12 those of you that have MSDN and TechNet subscriptions can install it. One issue that seems to come up frequently for those of you that have tried installing this build is the following error at Setup: "Exchange Server '12' requires...
  • Blog Post: Sample script to disable and enable Forefront service during patching

    During the installation of Exchange rollup update for Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010, some of the Exchange services e.g. the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service may fail to start. This issue occurs because there is a problem with the way in which the Exchange services interact with Forefront...
  • Blog Post: Failure extending the schema in the Active Directory?

    It is possible while installing the Active Directory Connector (ADC), or while running an Exchange setup Forestprep action, to be greeted with this incredibly generic error message: Extending the schema in the Active Directory failed.  Please consult the error log LDIF.ERR in your TEMP directory....