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  • Blog Post: Twice login screen when proxying Exchange 2003 Legacy URLs using Exchange 2010 OWA through FBA on TMG

        A good trick I got when I was doing one of the TQAs around. Here is the details: Situation: Coexistence between Exchange 2003 and 2010 OWA and the proxying is working just fine internally. When try to 2003 user try to access the published URLs (using 2010 FBA), he’s getting another FBA...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2007, Exchange with Wildcard Certificate

    This blog will explain the possible issues that you may face when using wildcard certificate in Exchange 2010, especially during the upgrade from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.   In this scenario we will use tailspin.com domain. The normal upgrade scenario is to implement and configure Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Prepare client side environment to Upgrade from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010

    For Environment with high percentage of clients are using Outlook 2003, and because there are some common client access considerations for outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010, then some preparations on client side should be done to cover all considerations as the following: Encryption: Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Lost Mail/Mailbox Item.

    Lost Mail Item / Mailbox This scenario is not a service failure but more of a user request (e.g. user requires recovering a mail item which he deleted and is no longer in the mail deleted item retention period; or a previously deleted mailbox needs to be restored for audit purposes). In both cases...
  • Blog Post: Primary Site Failure and Backup Site Activation

    Primary Site Failure and Backup Site Activation Activation of the Disaster Recovery site begins with verification of directory services and DNS resolution. Because the DR site should already contain a directory server that is also hosting Active Directory-integrated DNS, these services should be healthy...
  • Blog Post: Default Authentication Methods in Exchange 2010 CAS and Mailbox Servers

      Whenever you mess up with authentication methods on the IIS or through powershell, services may not function properly, especially the published ones. Blew is the default authentication methods published at Exchange Team Blog site: Exchange Server 2010 with the Client Access Server (standalone...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Cross-Forest Migration Step by Step Guide – Part I

      This Guide will explain the detailed steps required to do cross forest migration from source forest running Exchange 2003 to target forest running Exchange 2010. Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) will be used to migrate user accounts as well as computer accounts. There are two scenarios when...
  • Blog Post: Transition Process to Upgrade from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010

    The transition process from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 is a relatively straightforward process and involves the following high level tasks: 1. Prepare to upgrade and coexistence Exchange 2010 with Exchange Server 2007, this step include: a. Upgrade existing Exchange 2007 to SP2. b. Upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP2 – New Features

    Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 is now released, Microsoft Exchange team promised a year-end SP2 release, and this week it delivered. It is not such a major update as Service Pack 1, but there are a small number of interesting new features that have been added to the product along with all Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Disclaimer is not working after upgrading from Exchange 2007

    You may face this problem after upgrading from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.   During Implementation of Exchange 2010 the old transport rules will be copied from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 new location (the format and location of the transport rules are changed in 2010). However you may have...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading Legacy Email Address Policy

    The Set-EmailAddressPolicy cmdlet is needed for this. Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command: Get-EmailAddressPolicy | where {$_.RecipientFilterType –eq “Legacy”} This will show a list of Recipient Policies that are available in your Exchange organization...
  • Blog Post: Challenges of Migration from GroupWise to Exchange 2010: Co-Existence

    This article will discuss a high level overview about the migration from GroupWise to Exchange 2010.   The following steps summarize the migration process from GroupWise to Exchange 2010: 1. Design Exchange 2010. 2. Implement and configure Exchange 2010. 3. Select the migration software (3 rd party...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP2 - Installation

    Installing SP2 is a relatively straightforward stuff and Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2 servers can co-exist peacefully alongside each other for as long as it takes to roll out SP2. However, it is best practice to run a consistent service pack level across an entire Exchange organization so it’s best...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Cross-Forest Migration Step by Step Guide – Part III

    In this part of Cross-Forest Migration Guide we will solve the second challenge but before that let’s take a look again on the current environment:   Second Challenge: Move Mailbox Error: As explained in Part II, we will use ADMT first to migrate SID History, Password and other AD attributes then...
  • Blog Post: Move Mailboxes methods from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010

    Typically in the upgrade scenario moving mailboxes will be done from Exchange 2007/2003 mailbox databases (Source) to Exchange 2010 mailbox databases (Target). When moving mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to Exchange Server 2010, the following should be considered...
  • Blog Post: Update on Exchange 2010 Deployment Assistance Tool (Online and On Premise)

    Update on the Exchange Server 2010 Deployment Assistant as of December 22, 2010. · Coexistence Scenarios Released - On December 2, Microsoft released an update to the tool that included modifications and content to include rich coexistence information for those interested in maintaining some...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting “NDR 550 5.1.1 User unknown”

    When using Exchange Anti-spam Recipient filtering agent with Recipient validation I have noticed that it stops the mail flow with NDRs for any messages sent to any recipient under any organization. By default when having Exchange Anti-spam agents installed recipient filtering agent does not enable the...
  • Blog Post: XP, Outlook Anywhere and TMG Configuration

    This is my first post so I thought to start with a strange case that I was working on last week. Customer environment as follows: - Exchange 2010, with CAS configured properly for Outlook Anywhere. - TMG configured to publish Outlook Anywhere.   Problem Symptoms: - Outlook Anywhere on Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Challenges of Migration from GroupWise to Exchange 2010: Meeting Request

    The previous article explained the first challenge which is co-existence: Challenges of Migration from GroupWise to Exchange 2010: Co-Existence In this article I will talk about one of the most annoying problems that may affect the migration which is meeting request between Exchange and GroupWise.  ...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Team Blog Moved to TechNet

    It was announced that this week Exchange Team Blog was moved to TechNet, the new URL is: http://blogs.technet.com/exchange . All posts and comments have been migrated from the old blog DNS redirects will begin to redirect http://msexchangeteam.com to http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange , which...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Cross-Forest Migration Step by Step Guide – Part II

    In Part I of this guide I’ve explained the process of cross-forest migration and the differences between using ADMT first or using Prepare-MoveReuqest.Ps1 script first, I’ve also explained the migration scenario and the current environment. Starting from this part we will talk about migration challenges...
  • Blog Post: Why DPM 2010 and Exchange 2010 are Better Together?

    Non-Microsoft backup solutions tend to take a generic backup functionality and adapt it to support-specific applications. In contrast, Microsoft created DPM 2010 to leverage fully supported Microsoft technologies in order to provide continuous data protection including Windows Server hosts running Exchange...