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  • Blog Post: Some details about the re-released Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 (RU3)

    As stated before, we the Exchange Team Blog announced the re-release of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 RU3 V2 and you can find the list of fixes included in Update Rollup 3 here . There are a number of things to point out: You can install this updated version of RU3 on top of the older version...
  • Blog Post: Calendar Repair Assistant does not run by default

    While onsite one day with a customer we received a report that a calendar item was not on one of the attendee’s Outlook calendar. After some investigation we found that the user had deleted the item on accident. Immediately I began to wonder why the Calendar Repair Assistant had not found and repaired...
  • Blog Post: Hello World!

    Hi There! My name is Mr. (Scoop) Proactive, and I am one of the Community Leads for Premier Field Engineering (PFE). My partner in crime is Miss T. Proactive (no relation). Miss T. won't ever tell me her real first name. She says it is "Tips and Tricks", but I can never tell if she is serious. We...
  • Blog Post: Tools for an Exchange Administrator

    Part of being proactive means that you’re prepared to react quickly when a problem occurs. That makes sense, right… thinking proactively about being reactive? Knowing the right tool for the job is part of this. Having the right tool at hand when it’s needed, or knowing where to find it, can give you...
  • Blog Post: Why you might want to consider installing Exchange 2010 SP1 RU5 now

    As many of you are probably aware, the Exchange Team has released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1 otherwise known as “Exchange 2010 SP1 RU5”.  Because of the history of the latest rollups that have been released, many have decided to wait and not deploy this rollup at this time.  While...
  • Blog Post: Read this if you are installing security updates this weekend

    We know that this is after the work day for many of you, but we didn’t want you to miss this since a number of our customers are installing Security Updates this weekend. The Exchange Team Blog has mentioned that some customers are seeing issues with Exchange 2010 after installing the hotfix included...
  • Blog Post: “These are not the Public Folders you are looking for…”

    I was helping a customer review their infrastructure when we started looking at an error they were getting when accessing public folders. When we were looking at the details, on an Exchange 2010 server we ran the command Get-PublicFolderStatistics –Identity “PublicFolderName”. The command unexpectedly...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Automatic Configuration Fix

    There is an issue with some previous Outlook cumulative updates that will cause some clients to fail Autodiscover lookups. Essentially what is happening is that the Outlook client uses the user principal name (UPN) instead of the Primary SMTP address for the lookup. If the UPN and SMTP address...
  • Blog Post: Maximum Recipients Per Message and Exceptions

    While this is documented very well on TechNet, it sometimes takes a some time to find and memory usually fails us when the question of precedence comes up. I figured documenting it here would help some readers. The classic question of how to handle message size limits comes up very often and ever changing...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU3 has been re-released

    On the Exchange Team Blog , the Exchange product team posted two updates regarding Exchange 2007 SP3 RU3. Yesterday, they announced that the re-release was coming soon .  Additional information about the status of the Exchange 2010 SP1 RU3 can be found there as well. Today, they announced that it...
  • Blog Post: Tip: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

    I get asked all of the time for some kind of checklist from Microsoft that you could run through for an Exchange Server 2010 deployment. One of the best tips that I can give anyone as far as the deployment of Exchange 2010 is to use the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant . Seen it already?  Go...
  • Blog Post: Behavior of Meeting Forward Notifications

    Mrs. Proactive said “I had tough time finding any information on the behavior of Meeting Forward Notifications so I thought I would share what I found.” Don’t we all appreciate her sharing some wisdom with us? Here it is: Meeting Forward Notification (MFN) is processed by either the Exchange Calendar...
  • Blog Post: ALERT: Exchange 2010 SP1 RU4 Removed from Download Center

    This is just to let you know that we strongly recommend that you read the latest information at the Exchange Team Blog here if you have installed Exchange 2010 SP1 RU4. In short, there are scenarios where folders moved or copied from one location to another using Outlook may end up in the Recoverable...
  • Blog Post: Re-released - Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 (RU3)

    Well, the moment many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Today, the Exchange Team Blog announced the re-release of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 RU3 V2. You can read the article here: Announcing the Re-release of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 3 (V2) You can find the list of fixes...