A Month in Exchange: August 2008

Damm is that a month already :-| It’s all downhill now .. only 146 days until Christmas!
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New Downloads available in July 2008

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help [July2008]
The Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Help can help you in the day-to-day administration of Exchange. Use this information to guide you through Exchange Server 2007 SP1 features, tasks, and administration procedures.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5eb0f9a0-2c49-4f2a-8a09-b981ed667821&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB949870)
Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP1 customers.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=63e7f26c-92a8-4264-882d-f96b348c96ab&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB953469)
Update Rollup 7 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=086a2a13-a1de-4b1d-bd12-b148bfd2dafa&DisplayLang=en

Security Update for Exchange Server 2003 SP2 (KB950159)
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker with limited access to increase their privileges to compromise Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft on all Microsoft Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 servers in your organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e099c1d1-5af6-4d6c-b735-9599412b3131&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (32 bit) [08.02.0060]
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.

Jetstress 2007 (08.02.0060) Updates: Configuration files and databases created with 08.01.0177 release of Jetstress will not work with version 08.02.0060 . A new configuration file and new databases must be created when using the 08.02.0060 release.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94b9810b-670e-433a-b5ef-b47054595e9c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress Tool (64 bit) [08.02.0060]
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.

Jetstress 2007 (08.02.0060) Updates: Configuration files and databases created with 08.01.0177 release of Jetstress will not work with version 08.02.0060 . A new configuration file and new databases must be created when using the 08.02.0060 release.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=73dfe056-0900-4dbb-b14a-0932338cecac&DisplayLang=en

Release Notes for the Transporter Suite of Tools
The Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino Release Notes contains up to date information that is not included in the Transporter Help file. The Transporter Release Notes augments the Transporter Help.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21d366af-3063-44c9-81c7-38583deebc31&DisplayLang=en

EMEA case study resources
EMEA case study resources: Word and PowerPoint for GCRP programme
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76cb47e0-546a-4212-9b4a-c58959427b0d&DisplayLang=en

 

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Webcasts showing at a desktop near you in August 2008

Only one Exchange Webcast this Month!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft August Security Bulletins (Level 200)
On August 12, 2008, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the August security bulletins. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032374631&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Friday, August 15, 2008: TechNet Webcast: High Availability in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Part 2 of 2): Disaster Recovery and SCR Deep Dive (Level 300)
Are you prepared for outages that affect e-mail service or data availability? Have you defined recovery strategies and procedures for disasters big and small? In this webcast, we cover the recommended strategies for protecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 messaging service and data, with an emphasis on the ultimate disaster: a full site failure. Join us as we dive deep into standby continuous replication (SCR), which was designed with these disasters in mind.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032381322%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 updates for July 2008

Well as expected this didn’t last last long, the website hasn’t been updated since May and  the Exchange Team blog doesn’t shed too much light on things either.

So Looking at the Technical White Papers on TechNet, these appear to be updated:

White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive [July 2008]
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535020(EXCHG.80).aspx

White Paper: Planning for Large Mailboxes with Exchange 2007 [July 2008]
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc671168(EXCHG.80).aspx

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New KBs in July 2008
New means they appear in KB as Revision 1.0! 
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

July 29, 2008
950757 E-mail senders do not receive an indication that some messages have been held by Exchange Server 2003 until the SMTP service, the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service, or the Exchange server is restarted

July 28, 2008
956297 Microsoft Outlook autodiscover issues while customer is in co-existence while using the same namespace

July 23, 2008
954699 Error message when you try to create a Public Folder database in Exchange Server 2007: “Exchange is unable to create a public folder tree”

July 21, 2008
951192 A MAPI application may close unexpectedly when you use an Exchange MAPI application to connect to an Exchange 2007 server that is running Windows Server 2008

July 10, 2008
950159 Description of the security update for Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2

July 8, 2008
937436 Error message when an Exchange 2007-based user sends a meeting request to a resource that is located in a Lotus Domino resource reservation database: “Error autoprocessing message”
949549 Error message when you import a .pst file by running the Import-Mailbox cmdlet in Exchange Server 2007: “Unable to make connection to the server”
951293 Error message when you enter logon credentials after an Outlook Web Access session times out in Exchange Server 2007: “Server Error in ‘/ExchWeb/bin’ Application”
951263 The heading of the “State” column is translated incorrectly in the German version of the Exchange Management Console in Exchange Server 2007
950758 OVA announces “Unrecognized caller” in an Exchange Server 2007 environment even though Outlook and Outlook Web Access correctly resolve the caller address
951094 You cannot run the New-X400AuthoritativeDomain cmdlet successfully in an Exchange Server 2007 environment if an X.400 address contains a space character
947573 It takes a long time for the Exchange Management Console to load in an Exchange Server 2007 organization that was deployed in a multiple-domain environment
950153 A storage group may not mount after you move the resources from the active node to the passive node while the backup is in progress in Exchange Server 2007
951563 External e-mail message senders receive an NDR when you select the Turkish language setting on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
945854 A meeting reminder is still active when you configure Outlook to send no reminders to an Exchange Server 2007 user
953539 The W3wp.exe process may intermittently stop responding, and event ID 1000 is logged in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
950674 Web services sends meeting request information that has an incorrect time if a delegate modifies an appointment in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
950120 You cannot control the behavior of attachments on mobile devices by using the ActiveSync policy in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
945453 You cannot log on to Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment, and you receive an error message: “HTTP Error 403.4”
949206 The e-mail address of a contact does not appear in the Outlook Address Book after you use Exchange Web Services to edit the contact in Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1
950930 You cannot resolve a sender name or a recipient name when the name belongs to an alternative domain tree in Exchange Server 2007
949778 The icons that represent TIFF attachments may not be shown correctly if the e-mail message is viewed by using Outlook Web Access 2007 in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

July 3, 2008
936747 The Availability service may use lots of memory on an Exchange Server 2007-based computer

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