A Month in Exchange: July 2007

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Podcasts: How Microsoft IT Designs and Architects its Exchange 2007 Based Messaging Environment
Ever wondered how a large enterprise plans and implements design and architecture of its next generation of messaging system? View this content to find out how engineers from the Microsoft IT messaging team will uncover the details on how Exchange 2007 infrastructure was introduced and fully deployed in a 120,000+ mailbox production environment. Topics will include: messaging topology design, hardware planning for various Exchange server roles, Client Access Server and Mobility scenarios, Transport architecture, Mailbox server and storage designs, backup, restore and high availability strategies.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=79234376-6934-475e-8a5e-9af76c1d6a95&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Beta 2 User Guide
Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Antigen, providing a web-based console to centralize configuration and operation, automate the download and distribution of signature and scan engine updates, and generate comprehensive reports. Forefront Server Security Management Console also allows administrators to rapidly respond to outbreaks and update protection across enterprise deployments, improving organizational agility in responding to new threats. Through integration with Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server, Forefront Server Security Management Console helps maintain reliability and performance of messaging and collaboration protection.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ea4bcd9a-470f-4051-845b-e79f5b3c77a6&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Beta 2
Forefront Server Security Management Console allows administrators to easily manage Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint and Microsoft Antigen, providing a web-based console to centralize configuration and operation, automate the download and distribution of signature and scan engine updates, and generate comprehensive reports. Forefront Server Security Management Console also allows administrators to rapidly respond to outbreaks and update protection across enterprise deployments, improving organizational agility in responding to new threats. Through integration with Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server, Forefront Server Security Management Console helps maintain reliability and performance of messaging and collaboration protection.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2048daae-b9f2-4612-ada9-51537a5479ca&DisplayLang=en

Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2007
There are a variety of management tasks that you can perform on an Exchange 2007 computer that has the Client Access server role installed. You can configure various settings for Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, POP3, and IMAP4 by using the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell. In addition, there are also tasks that you can perform by using Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, the command line, and the Outlook Web Access interface.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee292c13-c933-4f59-91d9-16e4b38f5e34&DisplayLang=en

Planning for Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Servers
This document provides an overview of planning considerations for deploying the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The Client Access server role supports the Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, and Exchange ActiveSync client applications, in addition to the Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) and Internet Message Access Protocol version 4rev1 (IMAP4) protocols. The Client Access server role also hosts several key services, such as the Autodiscover service and Exchange Web Services.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=03a684bf-69b8-4354-bd9e-d9d50856ef23&DisplayLang=en

Getting Started with Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 brings a rich set of new technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Exchange 2007 is designed to be a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible messaging solution for customers of all sizes.
Exchange 2007 has been re-engineered to improve the administrative and management experience by using new server roles. Exchange 2007 provides distinct server roles that align to how messaging systems are typically deployed and distributed across an organization.
The documentation found in the Exchange 2007 Help system is organized by content set. You can use the top-level topics within each content set to find the Help topics that are most appropriate when you are planning, deploying, and administering your Exchange 2007 organization. Use this guide to learn the basic concepts and steps that are required to install a simple Exchange 2007 organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d67743af-9a64-44c5-8bae-bca9e140c604&DisplayLang=en

Educating Information Workers About Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 provides several enhanced features for the information worker. These features include Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Office Outlook Web Access, Outlook Anywhere, and Unified Messaging. By using these features, information workers can access their messaging data from a wide variety of locations and on a wide variety of devices. Exchange Server 2007 also contains several client-specific features that will improve the messaging experience for users and make it easier for administrators to manage their messaging environment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=31f73783-0517-4b02-84bc-1fd957eb2f3c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes supports messaging and calendaring interoperability between Lotus Domino R5/R6 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes several updates to support better message fidelity when routing email between Exchange and Domino, support of iNotes and Domino Web Access clients, enhanced Unicode support and reliability.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9f3a35e-1046-47b5-b09b-bda9de60cd9d&DisplayLang=en

Exchange L
oad Generator (64 bit)
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fdb6f14-1e42-4165-bb17-96c83916c3ec&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Load Generator (32 bit)
Use Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) as a simulation tool to measure the impact of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen allows you to test how a server running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine if each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ddec1642-f6e3-4d66-a82f-8d3062c6fa98&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer v2.8
The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer programmatically collects settings and values from data repositories such as Active Directory, registry, metabase and performance monitor. Once collected, a set of comprehensive ‘best practice’ rules are applied to the topology.
Administrators running this tool will get a detailed report listing the recommendations that can be made to the environment to achieve greater performance, scalability and uptime.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbab201f-4bee-4943-ac22-e2ddbd258df3&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes supports the sharing of calendar free/busy schedules between Lotus Domino R5 and R6 and Exchange Server 2003. This tool replaces the Calendar Connector that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and is designed to be used with the Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Connector.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c14932a1-55f4-4256-af7e-617639d46024&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes supports the migration of Lotus Domino R5 and R6 mailboxes and associated Domino directory information to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. This tool replaces the Migration Wizard that ships with Exchange Server 2003 (including SP2), and includes improved retention of contents and Unicode characters during the migration from Domino to Exchange Server 2003.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c105b3e4-3beb-4f1e-8f52-e345af6c3e50&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Shell Help
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Management Shell Help file helps you use cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell to perform day-to-day administration of Exchange 2007. You can view help in the Exchange Management Shell by using the Get-Help cmdlet.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=65c12b39-dbca-4b22-baa4-5f5d96613574&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino
Transporter Suite configures Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6 or 7 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and migration of users, mail and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6 or 7 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=35fc4205-792b-4306-8e4b-0de9cce72172&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (64 bit)
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73dfe056-0900-4dbb-b14a-0932338cecac&DisplayLang=en

Management Pack for Exchange Server 2007 for MOM 2005
The Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack includes rules and scripts to monitor and report on performance, availability, and reliability of all Exchange 2007 server roles including Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport, Edge Transport and Unified Messaging.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30eebc7c-a35a-41ae-9cd1-2047847fde85&DisplayLang=en

TechReady 2007 Exchange Web Services Samples
The TechReady 2007 Exchange Web Services samples show you how you can integrate Exchange Server 2007 data within line-of-business applications and third-party solutions by using the new Exchange Web Services feature.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=211d60c1-55eb-4bfd-8425-fcf980e9ceab&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Load Generator
The Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) document describes all aspects of installing Exchange Load Generator on a client computer and then stepping through the tasks for configuring, creating, running, customizing, repeating, and stopping the test Information is provided about the user inter
face, the XML configuration file, and the command line program, each of which performs specific functions of the tool. Additionally, there are topics for using System Monitor and LoadGen data, including questions to consider when looking at test results, and consolidating System Monitor data and analyzing LoadGen. Topics other than task descriptions include operational recommendations, specific features of the tool, and a reference of the performance counters.

Exchange Load Generator is used as a simulation tool to measure the effect of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen lets you test how a server that is running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine whether each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.

The Exchange Load Generator and the accompanying documentation replaces the Load Simulator tool and information.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7534cb2-4234-41f1-b0b2-ed9f376b4cb2&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SDK Documentation and Samples June 2007
The Exchange Server 2003 SDK Documentation and Samples is designed to assist developers who are building applications for Exchange 2003. This release of the SDK provides new and updated information and sample code to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications that work with Exchange 2003. Included in this release are updates to the SDK documentation. The README file contains installation instructions and late-breaking information about the Exchange Server 2003 SDK Documentation and Samples.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5ca18d40-5a37-4a20-94ae-6a6cf6cb846d&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1
This download contains the PBX configuration note (preview) for Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68b43d3c-7c84-4c2f-bfd7-98754970d70e&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935999)
Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e4f8c697-3a33-445e-a7c2-a2df53c40f85&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (32 bit)
Use Jetstress to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting an Exchange server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific number of users. You use Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, and ESEUTIL in conjunction with Jetstress to verify that your disk subsystem meets or exceeds the performance criteria you establish. After a successful completion of the Jetstress Disk Performance and Stress Tests in a non-production environment, you will have ensured that your Exchange disk subsystem is adequately sized (in terms of performance criteria you establish) for the user count and user profiles you have established. It is highly recommended that the Jetstress user read through the tool documentation before using the tool.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94b9810b-670e-433a-b5ef-b47054595e9c&DisplayLang=en


EVENTS / WEBCASTS

Monday, July 02, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Giving the Administrator More Control with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Join this session to see how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 gives administrators more control. We cover a broad range of topics in this webcast, starting with a quick review of the Exchange Server 2007 themes. We then discuss server role-based deployment, in addition to the wizard-driven and command-line installation routines. We go on to look at the Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell, and we wrap up by exploring changes to the storage architecture that benefit administrators, including Local Continuous Replication (LCR) and Clustered Continuous Replication (CCR).
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032343423%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Thursday, July 05, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Overview of Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (Level 300)
Are you interested in learning about the new features and capabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032341341%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Wednesday, July 11, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
Discover how you can use Windows PowerShell to perform day-to-day administrative tasks. In this session, we provide an overview of Windows PowerShell commands and describe how to construct them. Next, we demonstrate how to build more complex scripts in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We conclude the webcast with a review of the reporting facilities available in Windows PowerShell.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032343632%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Wednesday, July 18, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Deploying and Migrating to Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
In this webcast, we look at deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We start by examining the hardware, software, infrastructure, and security requirements you need to meet before you can deploy the first Exchange Server computer. We also demonstrate the five server roles Exchange Server 2007 provides, illustrate what they do, and explore the options you have for implementing these roles within your organization. We describe the installation process itself, looking at both the GUI and command-line installation routines. Attend this session to learn more about the migration from and coexistence with earlier Exchange Server environments.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032343650%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Friday, July 27, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Policies, and Permissions in Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
In this webcast, we focus on the recipient management model in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and discuss how it has changed since Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Learn how Exchange Server 2007 handles resources and find out about the changes to the administrative permission model. In Exchange Server 2007, you have the option to separate your Active Directory directory service administration from your Exchange Server administration. During this presentation, we explore how that is achieved
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032343672%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

 


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NEW/UPDATED DOCUMENTATION

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 Updated


NEW KB Articles

Error message when you try to install Exchange Server 2007: “The image file setup.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine”
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937883

An Outlook client may be directed to a public folder store that is in the same administrative group in a different routing group in Exchange 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937909

A rule that is based on the “through the specified account”
option in Outlook 2003 works for two e-mail accounts, even though you specify only one e-mail account
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937762

The Mail icon is missing from Control Panel after you upgrade to Office 2003 by using a custom transform (.mst) file that contains an Office Profile Settings (.ops) file
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937763

Delivery status notifications are unexpectedly generated in your personal folders (.pst) file after you install security updates 925938 and 929969 for Outlook 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=938104

POP3 and IMAP4 clients cannot connect to a server that is running Exchange Server 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937359

Error message when you try to create an IMAP profile in Outlook 2003: “The IMAP store could not be created”
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937761

Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: June 12, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=936030

Database resources are not brought online when you use a “HRESERestoreComplete” function to restore a cluster database programmatically in Exchange Server 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=938442

Error message when you use Outlook to open an e-mail message that contains a PDF attachment from an external mail system: “There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired”
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937625

Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: June 12, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=937494

Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: June 11, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=938534

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