24. February 2010 08:30
In this post I cover the steps on how to enable Send As permissions for a security group that is mail-enabled. Since you want to limit the amount of security groups your users are members of, we will walk through the steps of allowing the members of a mail enabled security group to have Send As permissions for the group. Note: You need to make the group a security group to allow members send as permission using the steps below but, in most cases mail-enabled groups should be distribution gro... [More]
19. February 2010 08:25
Did you ever want to get mailbox item size in Exchange 2003 based off users in a specific OU and not based off the mailbox server the users reside on? If so you’re in luck :). What I have done is add some code in a VBScript that will gather all the users in an OU and compare those users against a list of mailbox servers that are specified in the script. Most of the script’s content was taken from this site: http://www.computerhope.com/htmcolor.htm . Since the script is comparing user... [More]
4. January 2010 08:00
I wanted to put together a list of common alerts from ExBPA, and ExTRA in one location. I have provided my customer with tons of health checks and though the information in the tools are great sometimes I find that more information is needed for additional knowledge of the problem and more importantly how to resolve the issue and any side effects with making changes. I will continue to add to this list but here is a good starting point.
The maximum... [More]
22. December 2009 18:00
One of the worst things about Exchange is dealing with public folders. Has many of you know sometimes you will come into a situation where you need to delete a Public Folder from ADSIEdit. I have been working with Exchange for a long time and have had the opportunity to work in some large and very complex environments and situations but, to this day nothing gets my heart racing like messing around with Public Folders in ADSIEdit. I have put together a lab to show you some of the steps needed to ... [More]
21. December 2009 09:00
When opening the properties of a mail-enabled Public Folder you get the error message, The mail proxy for this folder cannot be found. This may be due to replication delays. The mail enabled pages will not be shown. ID no: c1038a21. There are a couple reasons behind why this issues is being generated. I put together some common troubleshooting steps that might help resolve this issue for you.
Here are some of the more common troubleshooting steps:
1. Make sure the MESO contai... [More]
18. December 2009 08:00
When preparing Exchange 2007 in an Exchange 2003 or older environment certain commands must to ran to get the environment ready for Exchange 2007. In larger environments where the AD group and Exchange groups are segmented beware that having an administrator outside the Exchange team run Setup /p will add their account to the Exchange Org admin and an Exchange full administrator. You can safely remove the account used to run setup /p just beware the account will be added to these gro... [More]
16. December 2009 08:00
After patching a box or installing new software in an environment it is important to ensure your environment returns to a stable state. Most of the time, this sheet or something similar should be used when testing changes or updates. To ensure an change or update doesn't affect your production environment it is always recommended to use a development lab environment before rolling any changes into production. Please feel free to add additional information to this spreadsheet.