A Month in Exchange: September 2008

So thats it, summer is over and the clock go back very soon.  And from today you it’s only 113 days until St. Nic visits your house!

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New Downloads available in August 2008

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol Documentation
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Protocol technical documentation set provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft protocols and extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols that are implemented and used in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to interoperate or communicate natively with Microsoft Office client and other server products.

The documentation set includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f&DisplayLang=en

Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista
This download will allow installing and operating the Exchange System Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 on Windows Vista OS
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3403d74e-8942-421b-8738-b3664559e46f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Help
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

Microsoft Online Migration Toolkit
Sample migration planning materials including: project plan, communication plan, tracking spreadsheet, procedures, e-mail templates, Known Issues and FAQ.
Sample e-mail migration planning materials
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4d668f4-26b0-4b3c-8b13-5e0275948257&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

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 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=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) SDK August 2008
The Exchange 2007 SP1 SDK August 2008 Documentation and Samples assists developers who are building applications for Exchange 2007 SP1. This release of the SDK provides new and updated information and sample code to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007 SP1.
The README file contains installation instructions for and late-breaking information about the Exchange 2007 SP1 SDK August 2008 Documentation and Samples.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b6dd3f66-0c0c-41b1-b74a-a6eccb30767c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration 4.5
HMC 4.5 brings together powerful Microsoft enterprise products such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, and
now gives you Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, which manages all real-time communications such as instant messaging (IM) and audio and video conferencing.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c9cbbc69-4ae4-450d-af5e-f49e7c701cf4&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Console Documentation
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 di
stribution 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 SP1 Documentation
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=7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server with SP1 Documentation
Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 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=5cd4e36e-2dab-44d6-990e-3b8184b1cb1b&DisplayLang=en

EMEA case study resources
Word and PowerPoint for GCRP programme
– Shoprite
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76cb47e0-546a-4212-9b4a-c58959427b0d&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 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Cisco Call Manager 5.1
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2007 UM with a Cisco Call Manager 5.1 using direct SIP connection. You can use it to help decide if Exchange 2007 UM is the appropriate solution for your organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68b43d3c-7c84-4c2f-bfd7-98754970d70e&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Note for Avaya Communication Manager 5.0
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2007 UM with Avaya Communication Manager and SIP Enablement Services using direct SIP connection. You can use it to help decide if Exchange 2007 UM is the appropriate solution for your organization.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=588e8ad3-45d9-481f-8898-fb39de19882e&DisplayLang=en

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Webcasts showing at a desktop near you in September 2008

err None :-|

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Documentation updates for July and August 2008

The following topics are new for August 2008:

Updated Content

The following topics have recently been updated for July 2008:

No updated stuff under Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2007

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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

August 26, 2008
950209 The From field is not displayed correctly when you use Outlook or Outlook Web Access to view a message

August 25, 2008
954578 Sender notifications are not sent in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1 if the “From” field in the original e-mail message header has multiple lines

August 22, 2008
953965 An e-mail message that you send is corrupted when the subject line of an attached e-mail message matches one or more file filters that you configured in Forefront Security for Exchange Server

August 21, 2008
956398 August 2008 cumulative daylight saving time (DST) update for Exchange Server 2003 SP2
952040 Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server cannot block .wmv files that have had their file name extensions renamed
954934 Error message when you try to install Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1 on an active node: “Failed to get CMS info GetMCSEVSInfo: An Active node of an Active/Passive cluster is found, but no match for the shared drive is found”

August 19, 2008
954577 The Start menu shortcut that points to Forefront for Exchange does not work in the German version of Windows Server 2008
951922 The FSCDiag.exe utility collects process ID and process information after you install Hotfix Rollup 3 for Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1
954911 A scan job fails on a computer that is running Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1
954942 You cannot collect data when you try to use the Forefront Server Security Management Console on an SCC cluster that has Forefront Security for Exchange with Service Pack 1 installed
952038 In Forefront Security for Exchange Server, the Reg_ForefrontSoftware.txt log file has missing carriage returns
954565 Nested .msg attachments are not detected as nested attachments in e-mail messages in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1
951920 Forefront Server Security Administrator stops responding if you try to close it when the License Information dialog box is open
955010 The FSCDiag.exe utility does not collect the correct data in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1
954907 E-mail messages are not sent when you are running Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1
954093 The “Filter Lists” order is not updated on scan jobs if you delete a filter list and then re-create it by using the same name in Forefront Server Security Administrator
951931 No useful status information is displayed in the status bar when Forefront Security for Exchange Server updates the scan engine
951761 When you click About Forefront on the Forefront Server Security Administrator Help menu, the About Forefront dialog box does not show the rollup version information
953956 Forefront Security for Exchange Server incorrectly detects the Winmail.dat file as a CorruptedCompressedFile virus
954094 The FSCDiag.exe tool does not insert the engine version information into the VerForeFront.csv file when the tool is installed on a cluster in Forefront Security for Exchange Server
951936 The General Options page becomes blank in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1 when you use the TAB key to scroll to the end of the options page, and then you press the ESC key
951923 Forefront Security for Exchange Server selects an incorrect network name resource on an Exchange cluster group
954564 Error when Forefront scan engine updates fail because of a crash in the GetEngineFiles.exe process: “Watson Crash of GetEngineFiles.exe, Bucket ID [454637394]”
954561 You cannot update scan engines through a proxy on a computer that is running Forefront Security for Exchange Server
952039 If you have non-MAPI public folders in an Exchange Server organization, you cannot use Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange to manually scan these public folders
954092 The engine update process is discarded if a download takes more than 5 minutes in Forefront Security for Exchange Server
954905 Forefront Server Security Administrator crashes when you click the Action drop-down list in the File or Keyword filtering page
951921 The FSCController service cannot start successfully if a corrupted .fdb configuration file is loaded
952833 Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server incorrectly sends an e-mail message to the Critical Notification list during shutdown of the computer

August 5, 2008
951292 After you migrate from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server 2003, junk characters are displayed for the e-mail address in Outlook
954941 E-mail messages start to build into a queue, and the Fsctransportscanner.exe process uses a large amount of memory when Forefront Security for Exchange Server is running

August 4, 2008
924335 CDO time zone tables cannot be automatically updated from the registry values of the Windows operating system on Exchange Server 2003

August 1, 2008
953952 A mailbox server becomes intermittently unresponsive for one or more storage groups, and event ID 623 is logged in Exchange Server 2003

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