A Month in Exchange: June 2008

Bit late this month .. so here we go
New Downloads available in May 2008

Title Release Date

Microsoft Exchange Server Error Code Look-up Tool

Determine error values from decimal and hexadecimal error codes in Microsoft Windows® operating systems.


Swett & Crawford case study

Swett & Crawford had been using IBM Lotus Notes for messaging for years. But it was proving hard to find qualified Notes support and the Notes e mail repository was approaching four terabytes in size.


Sample migration planning materials

Sample e-mail migration planning materials


Migrate to Microsoft Online

This document describes how to migrate your on-premise Exchange Server mailboxes and POP3 and IMAP4 mailboxes to Exchange Online.


MSOL Services Sign in tool (Beta)

Client application that enables single sign-on to Microsoft Online Services (Beta)


SCCP 2007 Datasheet

Datasheet for SCCP 2007


EHS Marketing in a Box

Advertising materials for EHS


Quick Reference for Outlook Voice Access

This download contains a quick reference sheet that can be used when navigating the menu system found in Outlook Voice Access.


Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB948016)

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB948016)


Exchange Server 2007 – Management Tools (32-Bit)

Exchange Server 2007 is a native 64-bit application that includes 64-bit management tools. You can use the management tools to administer your Exchange Server environment remotely. If the remote computer is running a 32-bit operating system, you will need to download the 32-bit management tools.


How Microsoft IT Implemented New Storage Designs for Exchange Server 2007

How does Exchange Server 2007 enable a large enterprise to increase mailbox quotas globally by a factor of ten and sti
ll lower storage costs, reduce maintenance complexities, and simplify data recovery processes? Microsoft IT was able to take advantage of Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) in new mailbox server designs based on direct attached storage (DAS).


Unified Messaging Web Service Sample

The Unified Messaging Web Service Sample describes how to create proxy classes that interact with the Unified Messaging Web service. The proxy classes make it easier to implement the interaction between the client and the Web service.


Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes

This download contains a stand-alone version of the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Release Notes.


Webcasts showing at a desktop near you in June 2008 .. there are some good level 300 ones!

Thursday, June 05, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Going Big! Deploying Large Mailboxes with Exchange Server 2007 Without Breaking the Bank (Level 300)
Are your users complaining that they spend almost as much time cleaning out their 25-megabyte (MB) mailboxes as they do actually processing e-mail? Are you hesitant to increase mailbox sizes because of the challenges around storage and backup/restore costs? Join us in this webcast to learn the value of large mailboxes and how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 can help you overcome the challenges associated with them.

Thursday, June 19, 2008: Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Role Memory Characterization Using HP BladeSystem (Level 200)
When Microsoft set out to design its next-generation Exchange platform, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, one of the major objectives was to tame the I/O demands, which the previous versions placed on the disk storage subsystem. These demands required Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 customers to focus on storage performance and not just on disk capacity. If the storage solution was not capable of providing the disk I/O performance needed, the server would bottleneck, and response times would increase, resulting in unhappy users.
With Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft is able to move to a 64-bit operating system using Windows Server 2003 x64 platforms. This allowed for significant increases in available memory resources for the application, which in turn allowed memory to scale well beyond the four gigabytes available to Exchange Server 2003. Designers could now cache greater portions of the Exchange database(s) in memory. By increasing database cache, larger portions of the user’s mailbox can now be cached, reducing the I/O demands on disk.

In this webcast, we demonstrate the benefits of additional system memory in the HP ProLiant BL480c blade server, and also provide details on other performance considerations when working larger memory configurations.

Monday, June 23, 2008: TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 1 of 2): CCR vs. Other High Availability Solutions (Level 300)
Are you digging out your backups every time there is a failure? Are you paying a lot for hardware replication that promises zero data loss? Join us in this webcast to learn about the advantages of cluster continuous replication (CCR) over other high availability solutions and get a deep dive into CCR internals.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008: TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT uses the Exchange Hosted Services to Protect the Messaging Environment (Level 300)
Microsoft deploys and supports more than 130,000 Exchange Server mailboxes for the global organization. All mail delivered to mailboxes@microsoft.com is first routed through Exchange Hosted Services, a hosted service that filters mail for spam and viruses and enforces corporate e-mail policies “in the cloud” before the mail reaches the Microsoft corporate network. This session describes Microsoft IT deployment, including server configuration and implementation, collecting server evidence, and lessons learned from deployment. Exchange Hosted
Services is a service offering to enterprises that currently serves over 10,000 customers and processes 3.5 billion messages across the EHS global network.

Thursday, June 26, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Storage Deep Dive (Level 300)
In this webcast, we provide advanced training and tools to help you design the right storage architecture for your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment, with an emphasis on the Mailbox  server role. Expand your knowledge of Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) architecture. Learn how to properly balance disk performance and capacity. See the Exchange Server 2007 mailbox storage requirements calculator  in action. Understand the Microsoft best practices for designing, testing, and monitoring your storage solution.

New KBs in May 2008
Using KBAlertz now as there is no easy way that I can find to get this from Microsoft.com
Exchange 5.5:  http://kbalertz.com/Technology_55.aspx
Exchange 2000: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_53.aspx
Exchange 2003: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_313.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_515.aspx
Forefront For Exchange: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_523.aspx

And the hotfix on the month is … “To resolve this problem, install Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2007 SP1 on the server that is running Exchange Server 2007

May 29, 2008
952770 Error message when you try to open a 2007 Office system file attachment in Outlook Web Access: “To open this attachment, you must save it to your disk”

May 28, 2008
951427 MIME e-mail clients cannot read the body of clear signed messages in Outlook Web Access if the S/MIME control is not installed in Exchange Server 2007
953175 In an Exchange Server 2007 environment, you cannot reply directly to an e-mail message if the P2 header of the e-mail message contains data that is formatted incorrectly

May 22, 2008
952772 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service may stop responding randomly, or the service may crash, in Exchange Server 2003

May 21, 2008
952774 The Information Store service and the MTA Stacks service may not start, and errors are logged in Exchange Server 2003
952119 The Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus cmdlet does not run successfully, you receive an error message, and event ID 4999 is logged in Exchange Server 2007

May 15, 2008
951578 The passive node computer account is unexpectedly assigned Full Control permissions after you install the Passive Clustered Mailbox role in an Exchange Server 2007 cluster environment

May 14, 2008
949792 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops responding when you move mailboxes on a server that is running Exchange Server 2003

May 13, 2008
952044 MS08-029: Vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine could allow denial of service

May 8, 2008
948830 The MSExchangeSyncAppPool application pool crashes on a server that hosts an Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Server role
944153 Exchange Server 2007 does not have Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) capabilities for POP and IMAP protocols
948831 A user may be unable to synchronize with an Exchange Server mailbox from a mobile device when a Client Access server has been upgraded to Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
949772 If you run the “isinteg -dump” command against a dismounted store on a server that is running Exchange Server 2007, the Store.exe process stops unexpectedly
949193 The address rewrite agent does not rewrite the address for Out of Office (OOF) messages in Exchange Server 2007
948297 The OOF template may be delivered as an attachment in an Exchange 2007 environment when you use the “Reply with Template” option in Microsoft Outlook
947577 If you try to connect a mobile device to a mailbox server through a server that is running Exchange Server 2007, the mobile device may be unable to connect
947646 Event ID 12011 is logged every time that the MSExchangeTransport service starts after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 on a computer that is running the German version of Windows Server 2003
947458 The Edgetransport.exe process may crash on an Edge server that is running Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
947451 A recipient sees unexpected text in the top of an e-mail message that you send in Exchange Server 2007
949186 When you try to run the Restore-mailbox cmdlet on a server that is running Exchange Server 2007, you receive an error message
Failover takes a long time to finish in an Exchange Server 2007 cluster continuous replication environment
947360 Error message occurs, and users cannot access the free/busy information after you use the Import-Mailbox cmdlet to import data to a mailbox in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
948666 When you try to migrate a mailbox from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007, the Exchange Management Shell may stop responding

May 6, 2008
925389 Description of the updated IMailBoxStore::MoveMailbox method in Exchange 2000 Service Pack 3 or in Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2

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