A Month in Exchange: September 2007

I Know, I know, here we go ..

DOWNLOADS
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 Load 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

Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1
CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
The Messaging API is a COM-like API that provides access to the contents of messaging stores. CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1) is a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using either CDO or MAPI, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store. Starting with Exchange 2007, Microsoft will distribute the MAPI client libraries and CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e&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 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

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based Authentication Tool
The Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based authentication tool provides several utilities to assist an Exchange administrator in configuring and validating client certificate authentication for Exchange Server ActiveSync.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=82510e18-7965-4883-a8c3-f73f1f4733ac&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 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

Using Exchange Server 2007 for Unified Messaging and Fax
Integrating a users communication tools can help streamline a person’s daily work process and relieve minor stress. This technical white paper describes how Microsoft IT provides users the next generation of Unified Messaging functionality for anytime, anywhere e-mail and voice mail access through VoIP and UM technologies in Exchange Server 2007. The content details Microsoft IT’s technical implementation and deployment strategy for Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging features in the its enterprise messaging environment of over 120,000 mailboxes.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c40185a3-513f-4403-9d15-40b2e46e8cc5&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Beta 2 Readme
Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 Beta 2 integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fb88f891-dd6d-42f8-8cb9-ac8ca734c478&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 Beta 2
Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 Beta 2 integrates multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms into a comprehensive, layered solution, helping protect your Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d181c088-2529-4021-b2e5-4dae6f46de44&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 VHD – 32-bit version
This download enables you to evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is designed to reduce the growing cost and complexity of managing a corporate messaging system by providing more control for IT administrators, more value and expanded inbox access for end users, and increased security and compliance for the organization as a whole.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 provides built-in protection technologies to help keep the e-mail system up and running and better protected from outside threats while allowing employees to work from wherever they are using a variety of clients including Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Web Access, and mobile devices. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Beta 2 makes it easier for IT to deliver these new capabilities to their organizations by making the messaging environment easier to manage and more cost efficient.

This fully functional pre-configured VHD provides you with a trial software that will automatically expire after 30 days.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bc381af4-9bd0-49dd-be1a-0c6ee49cd2bc&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes contain late-breaking information for Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5770bd59-376e-42ec-b940-be6225cd97ff&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB940006)
Update Rollup 4 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=e56fc52a-216e-4225-bf2f-f082c20b7b21&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Release Candidate 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=ae4ce23b-9e1e-455c-87a4-36167fe43107&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen for Exchange with Antigen Spam Manager with Service Pack 1 Beta Software
The Messaging Security Suite includes Antigen for Exchange, Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager, and provides server-level protection against the latest e-mail threats.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d9c7b9e7-f0e5-4468-b29b-e388bd643a62&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Antigen for Exchange with Service Pack 1 Beta Software
Antigen for Exchange helps businesses protect their Exchange 2003 and 2000 servers against the latest viruses, worms, and inappropriate content.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b1d3f9bc-97d4-40e1-8902-ce49ea4d579f&DisplayLang=en


EVENTS / WEBCASTS

Only 3 this month!

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment and Migration (Level 200)
In this session, we look at deploying
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, beginning with a review of the hardware, software, infrastructure, and security requirements that you need to meet before you can deploy Exchange Server 2007. Next, we consider the five server roles, discuss what they do, and describe the options you have for implementing these roles within your organization. We also cover the installation process itself, looking at the GUI and command-line installation routines, in addition to migration from and coexistence with earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032348653%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

TechNet Webcast: Technical Overview of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (Level 200)
In this session, we discuss how Microsoft Forefront can help secure Microsoft Exchange Server. We start by looking at the advantages Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server provides in antivirus and anti-spam protection. We also cover how Forefront Security for Exchange Server fits into the overall enterprise topography. Forefront Security for Exchange Server includes multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms integrated in a single solution to help businesses protect their Exchange Server messaging environments from viruses, worms, and spam. Forefront Security for Exchange Server ships with and integrates multiple industry-leading antivirus engines to provide comprehensive, layered protection against the latest threats. We explain how Forefront Security for Exchange Server customers receive premium anti-spam services, and we describe how these capabilities can help ensure organizations have the most up-to-date protection against the latest spam attacks. Join this webcast to see how a management pack for Microsoft Operations Manager enables the IT administrator to monitor the health of Forefront Security for Exchange Server as part of corporate operational management practices.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032348783%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

TechNet Webcast: Giving the Administrator More Control with Exchange Server 2007 (Level 200)
In this session, we explore how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 gives administrators more control than was available in earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. Starting with a quick review of Exchange Server 2007, we cover a range of topics, including server role-based deployment and both the wizard-driven and command-line installation routines. We also examine the Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell, and we discuss the 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%221032348834%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


NEW ON-DEMAND WEBCASTS from August


August 2006 Documentation Update Notes

New Content

Content with Major Updates

Content with Minor Updates

New Downloadable Guides

Updated Downloadable Guides


New KB’s in August
Description of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940006

Warning message when you start Outlook 2007 and then connect to a mailbox that is hosted on an Exchange 2007-based server: “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940726

Error message when you try to use the spelling checker in Outlook Web Access: “Your Exchange server is busy and can’t check spelling at this time. Try again later”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940011

The Setup program stops responding, and event ID 1031 is logged when you try to install or to reinstall Exchange Server 2003 in Disaster Recovery mode
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940725

You may receive duplicate e-mail messages after a CCR cluster fails over unexpectedly in Exchange Server 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940031

Error message when an account tries to open a mailbox by using Outlook Web Access or Exchange Web Services in Exchange Server 2007: “You do not have permissions to open this mailbox”
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940846

Exchange 2007 services cannot start automatically after you install Exchange 2007 on a global catalog server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940845

Appointments may be incorrect by one hour when appointments are sent between a Lotus Notes organization and an Exchange Server organization
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928655

A URL that includes a “notes:” prefix does not work in Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939999

The default templates are not applied when you deploy them in Antigen 9.0 for Exchange
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939409

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