January 2007 - Posts
There is an available hotfix to be installed on ISA Server 2006 for publishing Exchange Server 2007 RTM servers.
ISA Server 2006 includes support for publishing the pre-release version of Exchange 2007. This software update adds support for publishing the original release version of Exchange 2007.
Get it from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925403/en-us
I've been hearding some questions about migration plans from Lotus to Exchange Server 2007. How can I do that? So.. We can join the Microsoft Transporter Beta in the Microsoft Connect site.
What is the Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino?
At the core of the transition from Domino to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform 2007 product lines is the Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino. This suite is an integrated set of tools and resources for planning, coexistence and migration, including;
· Application Planning: Application Reports
· Directory Coexistence: *NEW: Directory Connector for Lotus Domino
· Messaging Coexistence: Native SMTP and iCal
· Free/Busy Coexistence: *UPDATED: Free/Busy Connector for Lotus Domino
· Directory Migration: *NEW: Domino account migration to Active Directory
· Mailbox Migration: *NEW: Mailbox migration to Exchange 2007
· Application Migration: *NEW: Application migration to SharePoint 2007
All this functionality is combined into a single management console making it easy to manage. In addition, everything is exposed through a set of PowerShell tasks and objects that will make it extremely easy to automate and script the migration process. This will be a huge benefit for anyone who must perform large migrations or repeat the migration many times.
The Transporter Suite represents a major shift in migration technology that has opened up new scenarios (like directory migration, and ACL migrations) that were not possible earlier. All-in-all this is going to be a great release.
Here are some useful links:
Details about the Transporter on Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails.aspx?ProgramDetailsID=1096
Blog of Microsoft Collaboration Platform: http://blogs.technet.com/collabtools/
Article about Microsoft Transporter: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=3629&SiteID=296
Matt Richoux has explained to us how the Transport Dumpster configuration works in a Exchange Server 2007 CCR Cluster. There are some important points that we can resume as it follows:
- Dumpster works only with CCR implementation
- The maximum size of the Transport dumpster queue per storage group is for all the storage groups
- To disable the dumpster we should define to 0
- the cmdlet used to define is set-transportconfig
- an eventid 2099 will appear when a failover event occurs
- the recommended size of MaxDumpsterSizePerStorageGroup should be 3 times more than the maximum message size
- when the limit is reached the first in is the first out
Transport Dumpster is a new feature of Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport servers through which the transport can defer the deletion of certain emails in their queues. The condition for an email to be retained in the transport dumpster is that at least one of the recipient's mailboxes must resides on a CCR mailbox server. This retained email can later be re-delivered if necessary. The amount of mail retained in the queues is a Organization wide setting on the Transport Settings container.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/17/432237.aspx
The second part of my article about Message Classifications was published today on MSExchange.org, you can check it out http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2007-Message-Classifications-Part2.html
Flora Lee has explained to us about the new queue viewer found in Exchange Server 2007, in this article she explains only GUI side but we can do the same procedures showed in this post also by using Exchange Management Shell.
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/09/432124.aspx
Scott Schnoll posted a very interesting blog post on his blog, where he goes over some frequently asked questions about Exchange Server 2007. He talks about:
- Editions and Licenses
- 32-bit vs. 64-bit
- Exchange 2007 and Virtualization
- Evaluations and Product Keys
- What's Missing from the 32-bit Version
- Final Build - Version Confusion
- ISOs and EXEs
Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/scottschnoll/archive/2006...
Trika Harms has blogged about two sessions explaining Exchange 2007 certification program, it will be very interesting.
February 15, 2007 - English language Live Meeting. Rob Linsky (he's Microsoft Learning's cert product manager, you've probably heard him speak at an event or one of our other meetings...) will talk about the new exams, associated training, and implications for people planning to work with Exchange 2007 or who hold an MCSA: Messaging or MCSE: Messaging certification. As usual, we'll have 2 meetings with the same content to make it easier for people to attend worldwide and ask questions.
Here are the links:
Exchange 2007 Certifications (Session 1)
Exchange 2007 Certifications (Session 2)
Read more at source: http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive/2007/01/03/don-t-sleep-live-meeting-to-introduce-exchange-2007-certifications.aspx
An important factor in maintaining consistent spam protection over time is ensuring updates to the anti-spam filters are in place.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 leverages the proven Microsoft Update infrastructure for providing anti-spam filter updates and, by default, administrators can visit the MU site to retrieve content filter updates that are being published every two weeks.
An increased level of protection is offered to Enterprise CAL customers, where spam filter updates are more frequent and diverse http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/preview/edition_compare.mspx
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/03/432050.aspx
Consider the following scenario. You develop an application that calls the IRow::GetColumns function of the Exchange OLE DB provider. The application is installed on a server that is running an x64 version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). In this scenario, the IRow::GetColumns function unexpectedly returns error code 0x80010105. Then, the Store.exe process may crash on the server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server.
Microsoft KB: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918980
Download it at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=AA353712-05E7-4B08-888C-F8ECB998DC72&displaylang=en
Matt Richoux has explained to us how to recovery CCR and SCC cluster environments in Exchange Server 2007.
NOTE: When we say "Exchange 2003 Standby Cluster" we are referring to the configuration discussed here:
Exchange Server 2007 does not support a Standby Cluster like Exchange 2003, so what are your options?
With Exchange 2007 we have the ability to recover an Exchange cluster with the exsetup /recoverCMS switch. This is similar to the functionality we have with Exchange 2003 with the setup /disasterRecovery switch with a standalone system.
Note: In Exchange 2007 an Exchange Virtual Server is now called a Clustered Mailbox Server (CMS).
Read more at source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/02/432032.aspx