A Month in Exchange: December 2008

How many shopping days until Christmas?

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New Downloads available from November 2008

Microsoft Online Services Sign In Tool V1
Service Client application that enables single sign-on to Microsoft Online Services. With this tool, users can configure Outlook, Internet Explorer and LiveMeeting, then use it logon to the licensed, hosted applications subscribed on Microsoft Online Services.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01f6c0e4-f897-442a-8462-425f8edddad9&DisplayLang=en

Infrastructure Planning and Design
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.
New! Exchange Online—Evaluating Software-plus-Services
New! Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2
New! Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c&DisplayLang=en

Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB953467)
Update Rollup 5 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=652ed33a-11a1-459c-8ffe-90b9cbfe7903&DisplayLang=en

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Webcasts showing at a desktop near you in December 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008: MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Cloud Services 101 with Aaron Skonnard (Level 200)
A new platform is emerging—one that simplifies the process around deploying, hosting, and managing your applications, using low-cost shared infrastructure provided by a particular vendor. This type of platform is commonly referred to as “the cloud.” This movement is producing a great deal of energy and excitement throughout the IT industry because of the business and technical benefits inherent in the model. In this geekSpeak, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Aaron Skonnard explains what Microsoft is doing with cloud computing and how you can start taking advantage of “the cloud” in your applications. The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a “talk-radio” format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft. These experts share their knowledge and experience about a particular developer technology and are ready to answer your questions in real time during the webcast. Your hosts for this geekSpeak are Lynn Langit and Lindsay Rutter. To ask a question in advance of the live webcast, or for post-show resources, be sure to visit the geekSpeak blog.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032397079%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, December 08, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 5: Latest Trends in Vulnerabilities, Exploits, and Malicious Software (Level 200)
The IT threat landscape is continually evolving, and IT professionals need to have the latest information and guidance on the latest security vulnerabilities, exploits, malicious software, and potentially unwanted software. With data gathered from hundreds of millions of computers worldwide, the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report offers a unique insight into the IT threat landscape.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032393973%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, December 08, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell (Level 200)
In this webcast, we provide an introduction to Windows PowerShell for IT professionals and show how to automate client administrative activities in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems. We explore the features and capabilities of Windows PowerShell, describe customer scenarios to manage day-to-day server and client administration activities, and discuss command-line syntax usage.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032395109%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

Thursday, December 11, 2008: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 2 of 5): Configuring an Edge Server and Compliance and Retenti
on Using Exchange Server 2007 RTM (Level 200)
For most businesses today, e-mail is the mission-critical communications tool that enables people to produce the best results. For IT professionals, delivering a messaging system that addresses these needs must be balanced against other requirements such as security and cost. Join us for part one of the five-part Exchange Server 2007 series. In the labcast series, you receive practical technical information and learn proven techniques by watching demonstrations and using hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. In this labcast, we cover installing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on Windows Server 2008 and transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032391132%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

Friday, December 12, 2008: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 3 of 5): Managing and Administering Exchange Server 2007 Using the Management Console and Management Shell (Level 200)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 enables new levels of operational efficiency through capabilities that optimize hardware and networking investments and features that help make administrators more productive. Join us for part three of the five-part Exchange Server 2007 series. In the labcast series, you receive practical technical information and learn proven techniques by watching demonstrations and using hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. In this labcast, we cover managing and administering Exchange Server 2007 using the Exchange Server 2007 Management Console and Management Shell.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032391141%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, December 15, 2008: TechNet Webcast: Advanced Windows Powershell Scripting (Level 400)
In this webcast, we look at some of the powerful scripting capabilities of Windows PowerShell. First, we introduce some of the basics of Windows PowerShell.  We examine how the help system works and review the Windows PowerShell command structure. We also discuss how to format output and some basic Windows PowerShell commands. Next, we explore variable declaration and scripting constructs in Windows PowerShell to perform basic programmatic functions, like loops and branching. Then we look at advanced scripting techniques involving functions, filters, script blocks, and error handling. We also look briefly at how to use Windows PowerShell with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to gain access to a wide variety of system objects and settings. Finally, we look at how to use the Microsoft .NET Framework to build a simple form using Windows PowerShell.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032395118%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

Thursday, December 18, 2008: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 4 of 5): Configuring Unified Messaging and Enabling Remote Client Access (Level 200)
With Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, employees get anywhere access to their e-mail, voice mail, calendars, and contacts from a variety of clients and devices. Join us for part four of the five-part Exchange Server 2007 series. In the labcast series, you receive practical technical information and learn proven techniques by watching demonstrations and using hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. In this labcast, we cover configuring Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging and remote client access with Exchange Server 2007.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032391167%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

Friday, December 19, 2008: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 (Part 5 of 5): Using Local Continuous Replication and Cluster Continuous Replication (Level 200)
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 enables new levels of operational efficiency through capabilities that optimize hardware and networking investments and features that help make administrators more productive. Join us for part five of the five-part Exchange Server 2007 series. In the labcast series, you receive practical technical information and learn proven techniques by watching demonstrations and using hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. In this labcast, we cover using Exchange Server 2007 local continuous replication and cluster continuous replication.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032391171%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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Exchange 2007 Technical White Paper Updates in November 2008

White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc535020.aspx
Topic Last Modified: 2008-11-12

White Paper: Outlook Anywhere Scalability with Outlook 2007, Outlook 2003, and Exchange 2007
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc540453.aspx
Topic Last Modified: 2008-11-18

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November 2008 Documentation Updates
Topic Last Modified: 2008-10-29

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New KBs in November 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

November 25, 2008 
957047 E-mail messages are blocked after you set the value of the FIPSAlgorithmPolicy registry entry to “1” on a server that is running Exchange Server 2003
957475 Event ID 1000 and event ID 9659 messages are logged after you add the AdditinalSafeURLScheme registry entry to an Exchange Server 2003 server
959265 A POP3 virtual server instance does not come online in an Exchange Server 2003 cluster scenario
 
November 24, 2008 
957213 When you use a CDO-based application to manage calendar items in Exchange Server 2003, the application crashes intermittently
959860 A meeting update does not appear in Outlook Web Access after a meeting organizer updates the time of one meeting occurrence in an Exchange Server 2003 environment
952583 Japanese DBCS characters are corrupted when you reply to a message or forward a message in an Exchange Server 2007 SP1 environment
 
November 21, 2008 
957208 Reminders for meeting requests reappear in Outlook after users synchronize meeting requests by using a mobile device and Exchange ActiveSync in Exchange Server 2003
 
November 20, 2008 
956582 Exchange Server 2007 Update Rollup 3 does not update the Outlook Web Access Logon.aspx file after you modify the file
955429 A VSS backup application causes the Information Store service to crash repeatedly on an Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1-based server
956319 The W3wp.exe process may crash on an Exchange 2007 CAS server after you use Entourage to send a message that is larger than 48 KB
949968 Unified Messaging does not handle the diversion header correctly in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
952097 Event ID 12800 is logged on an Exchange 2007-based server
951267 An exception occurs in Exchange Management Console when you preview AddressList in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
949895 Exchange Management Shell crashes (stops responding), and Event ID 1000 is logged when you perform a cross-forest migration from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007 SP1
955946 A sender receives an NDR from the Exchange 2007 server when the sender submits a private message by using an SMTP server
949722 Event ID 800 does not include the user name of users who ran the Get-MessageTrackingLog command in an Exchange 2007 environment
957978 The OAB generation is unsuccessful and Event IDs 9328 and 9373 are logged in the Application log in a Windows Server 2008-based Exchange 2007 Single-Copy cluster environment
956573 Event ID 1032 is not logged in the Application log when users send e-mail messages while they are logged on to Outlook Web Access as another user in Exchange 2007
956199 The last character of a user’s Chinese display name is truncated in the Offline Address Book on an Exchange 2007 server
949901 Exchange 2007 users cannot send e-mail messages to a mail-enabled public folder in a mixed Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 environment
956613 The W3wp.exe process intermittently stops responding and Event ID 1000 is logged in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
955599 Event ID 10 messages fill up the Application log on an Exchange 2007 CAS server if an Exchange Server 2003 mailbox owner makes an Exchange Web Service call
957137 The reseed process is unsuccessful on the CCR passive node after you restore one full backup and two or more differential backups to the CCR active node
954197 Exchange 2007 CAS cannot copy the OAB from the OAB share on Windows Server 2008-based Exchange 2007 CCR clusters
951273 The received time and date of IMAP messages are changed to the time of migration after you migrate mailboxes to an Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1-based server
955460 The start time and the end time of a meeting request are incorrect when a delegate uses Exchange Web Service to send the request in an Exchange 2007 environment
954887 You cannot add a Mail User or a Mail Contact to the Safe Senders list in Exchange 2007 by using OWA Client
954810 An Exchange 2007 room mailbox stops processing requests after the resource booking assistant receives a delegated meeting request from an Exchange 2003 user
955480 Meeting requests from external senders are displayed as Busy instead of Tentative in an Exchange 2007 environment
 
November 19, 2008 
957191 The worker process for Exchange ActiveSync crashes when end-users try to synchronize their third-party devices with an Exchange Server 2003 server
957042 Exchange System Manager stops responding when you expand public folders on a server that is running Exchange Server 2003
 
November 17, 2008 
958781 Some recurring calendar items disappear from the “Day/Week/Month” view in Outlook when a user uses Exchange ActiveSync on a mobile device to modify a recurring meeting in an Exchange 2003 environment
 
November 3, 2008 
957020 The “To” field is populated with the original recipients of the meeting request, and the “Subject” field is not prefixed when you use Outlook to forward a meeting request that was responded to by the CDO application
958934 Outlook 2007 crashes after you install a package that contains the .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1 and the .NET Framework 2.0 with SP2 on an Exchange 2007 Client Access server
 

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