Airport Security

What is the deal. Heathrow Terminal 1 domestic flight and they want you to take your shoes off to go through security!

I thought that only happened in the USA! … The least they could do is clean the carpet!

A Month in Exchange: November 2007

DOWNLOADS for October 2007
Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer
ith the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool, you can read your Active Directory structure through Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO). The Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool automates Microft Office Visio to draw a diagram of the Active Directory Domain topology, your Active Directory Site topology, your OU structure or your current Exchange 200X Server Organization. With the Active Directory Topology Diagrammer tool, you can also draw partial Information from your Active Directory, like only one Domain or one site. The objects are linked together, and arranged in a reasonable layout that you can later interactively work withthe objects in Microsoft Office Visio.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb42fc06-50c7-47ed-a65c-862661742764&DisplayLang=en

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – Evaluation Software
System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is the new standard for Windows® backup and recovery — delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft® application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media.  DPM enables rapid and reliable recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.
DPM protects Windows® data by continuously capturing data changes with application-aware byte- and block-level agents, providing an easy-to-manage and robust disk/tape data protection solution, and one-click lossless application recovery. DPM enables IT administrators and end-users to easily recover data in minutes from easily accessible disk instead of locating and restoring from less reliable tapes. DPM combines the best aspects of disk and tape and reduced infrastructure requirements with Microsoft’s experience in Windows Server® technology to provide a technically advanced and comprehensive data protection solution for the most demanding Microsoft environments – from the SMB to the Enterprise. To learn more, visit http://www.microsoft.com/dpm
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=880a6de5-08d7-4b2f-bc1f-caa784634575&DisplayLang=en

TechNet Security Series Seminar 1 – 28 Sep 07
The first TechNet Security Series Seminar happened on Friday 28 September 2007. Here are the presentations that were made during this seminar, now available for download:

Session 1: Advanced Security Measures for Clients and Servers
Session 2: Security Enhancements in SQL 2005
Session 3: Security Considerations for Wireless Environments
Panel Questions

Video Title: Technet Security – Restricted Groups Demo 1
TechNet Security – Session 1 – Restricted Groups Demo for 28th Sept 07
To watch this video:click here.
High-Res Format: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7514175

Video Title: TechNet Security – DNS in the DMZ Zone Demo 2
TechNet Security – Session 1 – DNS in the DMZ Zone Demo for 28th Sept 07
To watch this video, click here.
High-Res Format: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7514177
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1bdf33e3-f789-442e-8ec4-5dacc35d31ba&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Overview
Understand the value of Exchange Server 2007. A PowerPoint presentation on the value of Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b8ed2b67-ee8f-4981-bc22-85d250a814a9&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console User Guide
orefront 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 Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Release Notes
This download contains a standalone version of the Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 Release Notes. This release notes document includes information about how to install and configure this management pack. It also describes known issues about the product and suggested resolutions.

To correctly install and configure the Exchange 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007, you must be familiar with the information specified in these release notes.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=62f22988-b326-4112-a5aa-3f28e7aab148&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino
This end-to-end guide takes you through the process of assessing your environment, planning your directory and mail transition, and executing your coexistence and migration plan.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=72a947d9-e75f-4eae-b153-e0b4a16442d9&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB941421)
Update Rollup 5 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.

For a list of changes included in this update rollup see KB941421.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=41ec35e7-79a0-4ecb-a644-1ece94178f9d&DisplayLang=en

Going 64-Bit with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
This topic illustrates how Microsoft met evolving business needs with the deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, such as reducing risks associated with spam, improving business agility, and lowering TCO. The 64-bit platform enables Microsoft IT to keep pace with ever-increasing performance expectations, raise mailbox quotas, lower storage costs, and eliminate tape backups to save additional
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f31e7541-f63a-4b7d-b8d2-3794c4dc3329&DisplayLang=en

IT Showcase: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment Checklist
To drive excellence in server deployments, the Exchange Messaging team within the Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) group relies on checklists to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out deployment tasks, minimize deployment risks, and save time.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ccec5f85-a810-4a85-acc7-927d216601f2&DisplayLang=en

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EVENTS / WEBCASTS: November 2007
Momentum Webcast: Protecting Your HP Storage and Microsoft Exchange Server Solution from Disasters (Level 200)
Natural and man-made disasters can occur when you least expect them—serving as a reminder that in less than a moment’s notice, volumes of data can be lost. To prevent data loss from failure, error, or disaster, Microsoft and HP offer several complementary software solutions that can help protect your small to mid-sized business from the unexpected. In this webcast, we discuss Microsoft local continuous replication (LCR), cluster continuous replication (CCR), standby continuous replication (SCR), and Hewlett-Packard (HP) storage mirroring. We explore each product, explain why each is important, and describe how each might fit in your data protection strategy. We also discuss which utility is most appropriate for your environment. Data protection is a key business requirement that grows as your reliance on data grows. Join us to learn how these Microsoft and HP utilities can be coupled with HP StorageWorks tape backup and snapshot technology for small and medium business (SMB) solutions that rival enterprise requirements, but at a much better price for your business.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032351245%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

Monday, November 12, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Deployment and Migration Strategies (Level 200)
In this session, we talk about installation and deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. We start with a look at various deployment scenarios. Then, as Exchange Server supports role-based deployments, we take a look at server roles. We run through detailed pre-installation requirements in terms of the supporting infrastructure, software, hardware, and security. Next, after outlining the installation process, we provide a few demonstrations. Finally, we look at how to automate server deployments using the unattended setup commands and Windows PowerShell scripts to provision servers following deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032356632%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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Documentation Update Notes: October 2007
Humm, nothing listed for last month or this month!
So this link will have to do until I can work out a way of extracting this stuff
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/10/03/447174.aspx

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New KB’s in October 2007
Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: October 9, 2007
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=942571

A hotfix is available to resolve some problems with the Forefront Client Security client
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938054

The AutoCorrect feature does not work in Outlook 2003 after you install Office 2003 SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943519

When you try to configure the Outlook 2007 AutoDiscover service to use a remote domain, you may receive a certificate mismatch error
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943359

Technical White Papers for Exchange Server

This is a handy link

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508904.aspx

The white papers in this section provide technical information about Exchange Server features and functionality.

To print a white paper, click Printer Friendly Version in your Web browser.

White Paper: Description of the Parameters Used With the Exchange 2007 Setup.com Tool
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-27
This article contains detailed descriptions of each of the parameters for Setup.com in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288906.aspx

White Paper: Domain Security in Exchange 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-19
This white paper explains how to plan for and deploy the Domain Security feature set in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266978.aspx

White Paper: Deploying Exchange ActiveSync in Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29
This white paper provides the information that you need to deploy Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It will cover configuration and management of the Exchange ActiveSync protocol, Exchange ActiveSync users, and Exchange ActiveSync devices. Much of the information in this white paper originally appeared as individual Help topics in the Exchange Server 2007 Help. In this white paper, we have consolidated the information that you need to deploy and manage Exchange ActiveSync in one central location
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508904.aspx

White Paper: Edge Subscription and Synchronization
Topic Last Modified: 2007-03-29
This white paper provides detailed information about Edge Subscriptions and the EdgeSync synchronization process. You use Edge Subscriptions to populate the Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) directory service instance on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server role with Active Directory directory service data. This establishes secure, automatic replication of information from Active Directory to ADAM. The EdgeSync synchronization process reduces the administration that you must perform in the perimeter network by letting you perform required configuration on the Hub Transport server role and then write that information to the Edge Transport server.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb310755.aspx

White Paper: Exchange 2007 Autodiscover Service
Topic Last Modified: 2007-10-29
This white paper provides detailed information about the Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover service. It also includes information about how to configure this service in various deployment scenarios. Use the conceptual information and procedures in this white paper to help you deploy the Autodiscover service.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332063.aspx

White Paper: Exchange 2007 Transport Journaling
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-28
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 includes the transport journaling feature. Journaling is a tool that many organizations use to help meet their compliance requirements for capturing e-mail communications. This white paper supplements the Exchange 2007 Help documentation by providing additional design details and recommended deployment practices for transport journaling
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738122.aspx

White Paper: Exchange Management Shell
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-24
This white paper introduces the Exchange Management Shell to individuals who administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266977.aspx

White Paper: Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-19
Before you can install Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, you must prepare the Active Directory® directory service for the installation. This white paper provides the information that will help you successfully prepare Active Directory.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288907.aspx

White Paper: Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging Executive Summary
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-30
This white paper provides detailed information about Unified Messaging concepts and planning. You can deploy Unified Messaging for Exchange 2007 to provide voice messaging, fax, and e-mail messaging in a single messaging infrastructure.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727369.aspx

White Paper: Unified Messaging Technical Overview
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29
This white paper provides detailed information about Unified Messaging concepts and planning. You can deploy Unified Messaging for Exchange 2007 to provide voice messaging, fax, and e-mail messaging in a single messaging infrastructure.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738119.aspx

White Paper: Planning for Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging – Part 1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-11-01
This white paper provides the general information that you need to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM). This includes hardware and software considerations in addition to scalability and availability information. After you have read the Unified Messaging Technical Overview white paper, read this white paper to learn about the necessary planning information that will help guarantee a successful Unified Messaging deployment.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738117.aspx

White Paper: Deploying Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging – Part 2
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29
This white paper provides the technical information, prescriptive guidance, and configuration steps that are required to successfully deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging in your organization
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738114.aspx

White Paper: Managing Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging – Part 3
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29
This white paper describes the new Unified Messaging (UM) management tasks that enable you to configure and manage your servers that are running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that have the Unified Messaging server role installed. The new Unified Messaging client capabilities for Exchange Server 2007 enable you to provide users with simplified voice mail, e-mail, and fax message access options, in addition to an improved overall user experience
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738123.aspx

White Paper: Educating Information Workers About Unified Messaging – Part 4
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29
This white paper describes the new Unified Messaging (UM) client features that give UM-enabled users access to their e-mail and UM messages in their Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox. The new Unified Messaging client capabilit
ies enable you to provide users simplified voice mail, e-mail, and fax message access options and an improved overall user experience.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738115.aspx

White Paper: Testing and Troubleshooting Unified Messaging – Part 5
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-27
This white paper provides detailed information about testing and troubleshooting your Unified Messaging environment. This information is important whether you are validating the successful installation of the Unified Messaging server role, testing Unified Messaging functionality, or investigating problems in your Unified Messaging environment.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738118.aspx

White Paper: Unified Messaging Technical Reference – Part 6
Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-11
This white paper is a technical reference that you can use to help you deploy, manage, and troubleshoot a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that has the Unified Messaging server role installed. It includes information about each Exchange Management Shell cmdlet that you can use to configure Unified Messaging. It also includes information about the Unified Messaging settings that you can configure by using the Exchange Management Console. Additionally, this white paper provides information about Unified Messaging performance counters and Unified Messaging Application log events.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738116.aspx

get-allqueues.ps1 v1.0

Can remember if I posted this or not, but I forgot who handy it is.

basically if just runs get-queue, but for all you Exchange 2007 Hub Transport Servers 

Ah, but what is really cool is this .. You can do “stuff” with the output 

So you could run

[PS] C:ps>.get-allqueues.ps1

[PS] C:ps>.get-allqueues.ps1 | WHERE {$_.MessageCount -gt 0}

[PS] C:ps>.get-allqueues.ps1 | WHERE {$_.MessageCount -gt 0} | get-message

[PS] C:ps>.get-allqueues.ps1 | WHERE {$_.MessageCount -gt 0} | get-message | fl

check it out and let me know what you think

##########################################################################################
$AppName = “get-allqueues.ps1”
$AppVer  = “v1.0 [9 May 2007]”
#v1.0 9th May 2007                         
#Written By Paul Flaherty                  
#blogs.flaphead.com                        
##########################################################################################

##########################################################################################
#Display script name and version
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Write-host $AppName -NoNewLine -foregroundcolor Green
Write-Host “: ” $AppVer -foregroundcolor Green
Write-host “”

Get-ExchangeServer | where {$_.ServerRole -eq “HubTransport”} | get-queue

Exchange Server 2007 Component Architecture

This is really cool, now I just need to find an A0 printer!

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fdcdf6e5-de47-4b58-8086-282101bcdde9&DisplayLang=en 

Aside from showing the high-level architecture, this poster highlights the feature set of Exchange Server 2007. Sections include:

  • Management and Monitoring
  • High Availability
  • Client Access, Edge Transport, Hub Transport, Mailbox, and Unified Messaging server roles

 

#550 5.1.4 RESOLVER.ADR.Ambiguous; ambiguous address ##

So someone has been messing with out GAL and a few users are this error:

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

There is a problem with the recipient’s e-mail system. More than one user has this e-mail address. The recipient’s system administrator will have to fix this. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator and then try resending the message after the problem has been resolved.

#550 5.1.4 RESOLVER.ADR.Ambiguous; ambiguous address ## 

Clever Trevor came up with this really cool way to find the duplicate users. Open up AD Users and Computers.  Up by your domain name, right click and select find. In the Find dialog, click on the Find drop down and select Custom Search and click on Advanced

This will search for the specified email address on all object types:

(&(objectCategory=*)( proxyaddresses=smtp:something@somewhere.com))

You can always change the object category (to users, publicfolders, etc) if you want to narrow down/speed up the search.

 How cool is that! Thanks Trevor