A Month in Exchange: April 2009

April already!

New Downloads available from March 2009

Microsoft Transporter Suite Release Notes
Version: 02.26.2009
The Microsoft Transporter Suite Release Notes contains up to date information that is not included in the Transporter Help file. The Transporter Release Notes augments the Transporter Help.

Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino
Version: 02.26.2009
The Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino white paper helps you through the process of migrating your Lotus Domino content to Microsoft Exchange Server.

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 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.

Microsoft Transporter Suite
Transporter Suite contains a set of tools for migrations from both Lotus Domino Servers, and generic IMAP/POP sources. For Lotus Domino the suite contains a set of tools for Directory and Free/Busy interoperability between Lotus Domino 6, 7 and 8 and Exchange Server 2007 and Windows Server 2003/2008 Active Directory. In addition for Lotus Domino the suite contains migration tools to migrate users, groups, personal address lists, mailboxes, personal mail archives, and applications from Lotus Domino 5, 6, 7 or 8 to Active Directory, Exchange Server 2007, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. For generic POP/IMAP servers the suite contains a set of tools to bulk migrate mailboxes from any generic email servers that support the POP3 or IMAP4 protocol to mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

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.

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

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.

Voice Mail for Outlook
If voice mail is enabled on your account, you will be able to listen to your voice mail from your mobile phone and read it in your Inbox. You’ll receive a text message on your phone to alert you that you have new voice mail and show you part of the voice message. You can also hear your e-mail and calendar information over the phone and manage them using your voice.

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! Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • New! Microsoft SQL Server 2008


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.

Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor
Use the Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor to gather real-time data to better understand current client usage patterns, and to plan for future work. Administrators can view several items, including IP addresses used by clients, versions and modes of Microsoft Office Outlook, and resources suc as CPU usage, server-side processor latency, and total latency for network and processing with Outlook 2003 version MAPI.

Webcasts of interest showing at a desktop near you in April 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009: MSDN Webcast: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Exchange Server 2007 SP1: Under the Hood for Developers (Level 300) 
The Microsoft Unified Communications platform enables developers to build productivity-enhancing communication features efficiently and securely by leveraging Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server as a communications software infrastructure. In this webcast, you learn everything you need to know to get started developing with Communications Server and Exchange, including setting up a development environment, working with certificates, and understanding the underlying protocols.

Thursday, April 02, 2009: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 Labcast Series (Part 2 of 4) (Level 200) 
Join us for the second labcast in the four-part Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 labcast series. Receive practical technical information and proven techniques by watching demonstrations and trying exercises yourself on hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. This labcast covers the following topics: compliance and retention using Exchange Server 2007 RTM and using Management Console and Shell.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Windows Mobile 6.1 and Mobile Device Manager 2008: The Gateway to Your Corporate Network (Level 200)
So, you are using Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 and Windows Mobile 6.1. Now what? You probably know that Mobile Device Manager can manage, secure, and install software on your phones. But did you know Mobile Device Manager also gives your users the potential to control the PC at their desk and access everything they need on the corporate network, including file shares, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, instant messaging, and internal Web pages. In this webcast, we present the best practices for a Mobile Device Manager installation that provides users with access to everything they need in the corporate network through their phone and (just as important) denies access to resources mobile users don’t need. We review the basics of Mobile Device Manager and IP security (IPsec) virtual private networks (VPNs), and we discuss the tools that users can take advantage of so they can work wherever they would like using their phone. Discover how Mobile Device Manager eliminates the need to expose your organization’s Microsoft Exchange Server to the Internet.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009: MSDN Webcast: Windows Workflows That Talk and Instant Message with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Level 300)
Communication-enabled business processes reduce human latency by using presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice communications to communicate with human stakeholders at the right time in the right context. Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Windows Workflow Activities provide communication and call management activities for Windows Workflow 3.5. In this webcast, you learn about the various shipping activities and how to build in-bound and out-bound solutions using both voice and IM communications.

Thursday, April 09, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Multi-Site Clustering with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (Level 300)
As the Windows Server operating system becomes more accepted in large-scale, high-end, mission-critical IT environments, the requirements for disaster tolerance and business continuance become more and more important. In this webcast, we discuss how you can build a fault-tolerant, high-availability server solution with Windows Server 2008 failover clustering that also facilitates disaster recovery.

Thursday, April 09, 2009: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 Labcast Series (Part 3 of 4) (Level 200)
Join us for the third labcast in the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 labcast series. Receive practical technical information and proven techniques by watching demonstrations and trying exercises yourself on hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. This lab covers the following topics: managing and administering Exchange Server 2007 and configuring Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging.

Thursday, April 09, 2009: IT Manager Webcast: IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Virtualization (Level 100)
Are you an IT Manager looking for ways to connect with your peers in communities, share ideas and get guidance around the challenges you face in your organizations today? 

Thursday, April 09, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Windows Mobile Digital Certificate Management (Level 300)
Digital Certificates and public/private key technology is core to Windows Mobile platform security.  In this session, you’ll learn how certificates are used to provide authentication, access control and encryption for the OS, app
lications and networking.  You’ll also learn best practices and “gotchas” for managing certificates on the device.   The speaker is an expert on Windows Mobile Certificate management and certificate-related features in the OS.  Come ready to ask any questions you may have:  enrollment, import, SSL, root certificates, email security, application security, etc.

Thursday, April 16, 2009: TechNet Labcast: Exchange Server 2007 Labcast Series (Part 4 of 4) (Level 200)
Join us for the final labcast in the four-part Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 labcast series. Receive practical technical information and proven techniques by watching demonstrations and trying exercises yourself on hands-on virtual labs that require no complex installations. This lab covers the following topics: using Exchange Server 2007 Local Continuous Replication and using Exchange Server 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication.

Friday, April 17, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Deploying Mobile Device Manager 2008 is easier (and cheaper) than you think (Level 300)
System Center Mobile Device Manager (SCMDM) is a complex product with a lot of dependencies which must all be in place in order for it to work correctly. This session, which takes almost 2 years of hands-on experience of deploying implementing SCMDM in the field, steps through how to successfully (and cost effectively) implement this product in the enterprise. The objective of this session is to address the misconception that SCMDM is hard to implement while showing how MDM eliminates almost all of the overhead associated with Blackberrys while retaining and elevating both manageability and security.

Thursday, April 23, 2009: TechNet Webcast: Using Windows PowerShell with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager (Level 300)
Windows PowerShell is likely to become the automation tool of choice. In this webcast, we provide examples of Windows PowerShell being used to perform common administration tasks in Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2007

White Paper: Managing Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging – Part 3
Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-17
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.

Exchange 2008 Documentation Updates

About time too ;-)

March 2009 Document Updates
Topic Last Modified: 2009-02-18

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Updated Content


April 2009 Documentation Updates
Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-26

New Content


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New KBs in February 2009
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
Communications Server 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_557.aspx

March 27, 2009
959745 An Exchange View-Only Administrator can review user mailbox contents by using an administrative application
967594 After you configure the font color in Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2003, the font color for e-mail messages is incorrect

March 25, 2009
968975 Event ID 10005 is logged in the Application log when you try to uninstall Office Communications Server 2007

March 20, 2009
968979 You cannot create the enterprise pool for Office Communications Server 2007 on a back-end server that has SQL 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed
968976 A call transfer fails when two IP addresses are configured on a single interface on a Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server

March 18, 2009
958552 The ByteEncoderTypeFor7BitCharsets setting does not take effect for the US ASCII character set after you install the hotfix that is mentioned in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 946641
959100 Exchange Server 2007 cannot route e-mail messages to mail enabled Non-MAPI public folders that are hosted on an Exchange Server 2003 server
960384 Description of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
952778 Event ID 9874 is frequently logged on Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1
950115 When a CDO 1.2.1-based application generates a meeting request that includes some European characters in the message body, these characters appear as question marks in Exchange 2007
958444 Event 522 is logged when replication is resumed on a suspended Storage Group on an Exchange Server 2007 CCR or SCR environment
957683 An IP Gateway can still be used to dial out for a “Play on Phone” request after the IP Gateway is disabled
960349 The Exchange Information Store service may crash after you enable tracing for the logon actions
951341 Users cannot read calendar items when they connect Exchange Server 2007 by using certain IMAP4 or POP3 clients
959671 The Manage Mobile Devices option is not displayed in Exchange Management Console after a mobile device re-synchronizes with an Exchange 2007 server
959135 Event 9673 occurs when the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on a computer that is running Exchange 2007 with Service Pack 1
959434 The last logon time is not updated to reflect the logon times that have occurred after users log on to their mailboxes by using the Entourage client in an Exchange 2007 environment
960291 Outlook Web Access or an Exchange Web Service application does not correctly display a monthly or yearly recurring appointment or meeting request
957071 The MSExchange Transport service may crash intermittently on the Exchange 2007 server
959397 An increase in database size is generated unexpectedly when IMAP4 users use a Copy command in Exchange 2007
954898 The LegacyExchangeDN attributes for mail-enabled objects are incorrectly set in an environment that contains Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007
960292 The MSExchangeIMAP4 service may crash intermittently after you apply an update rollup for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
958331 The Restore-StorageGroupCopy command may fail in an Exchange Server 2007 SCR environment
959545 A redirection message in Outlook Web Access 2007 is incorrect when the message is translated to Korean
957834 Network shares are deleted and created intermittently by the replication service on an Exchange SCC cluster when SCR is enabled on the Exchange server
958091 You cannot update the task complete percentage to any value other than 0 or 100 in Outlook Web Access
954213 All Test commands that are related to the Client Access Server fail when you run the commands on an Exchange 2007 server in a disjoint namespace
957947 The Exchange Information Store service may crash when an Entourage client synchronizes with an Exchange 2007 server
946449 A non-read report message is sent after you perform a “Mark All as Read” operation against unread e-mail messages in Exchange Server 2007
967518 Event IDs 9567 and 9874 are logged after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
969196 Forefront Server Security for Exchange prevents Microsoft Exchange Transport service from starting
968977 A one-way speech path occurs when the Office Communicator 2007 client makes a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) call

March 17, 2009
969158 The LastAccessTime property of the Exchange_PublicFolder Class does not return any value when it is used with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes or with the VBScript sample in MSDN
969160 The Forefront Security for Exchange example files are not present on the EBS Messaging Server

March 12, 2009
969008 FSE Event ID 6023 The .eml file(s) in the FSEMailPickup directory get a .bad extension

March 6, 2009
968704 Event ID 0 is logged by Antigen Statistics Server on a machine where Antigen is installed
968737 Forefront client fails to be installed on Windows 2000

March 5, 2009
968697 Forefront might be detect emails with embedded files as CorruptedCompressedFile
968100 Error message when you start the Front End service on a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 server: “error code -1007780547”

March 3, 2009
968099 The presence information for a Communications Server 2007 user may not appear, or may appear intermittently, in Outlook 2003 Service Pack 2 or in Outlook 2007

March 2, 2009
968484 Clicking ‘Connect To This Discussion board’ in SharePoint alert email gives error (0x800401F3)

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