A Month in #Exchange: January 2010

#Exchange2010 … Happy New Year to you all and lets get this party started …

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Exchange … In Blog Posts and News from December 2009

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online E-mail Router
The E-mail Router is an interface between Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and one, or more, Microsoft Exchange servers, or POP3 servers, for incoming e-mail, and one or more SMTP servers for outgoing e-mail. E-mail messages come into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online through the E-mail Router.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=261a17f6-72c9-45a3-b19a-75ae844b9dd0

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.
File Name: ExchangeMapiCdo.EXE
Version: 6.5.8147.0
Date Published: 12/9/2009
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f

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! Forefront Unified Access Gateway
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

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 Server 2007 and Outlook 2007, Microsoft will distribute CDO 1.2.1 as a Web download, separated from the two products.
File Name: ExchangeCdo.EXE
Version: 6.5.8147.0
Date Published: 12/10/2009
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2714320d-c997-4de1-986f-24f081725d36

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New On-Demand Web Content from November 2009

TechNet Webcast: What’s New in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010? (Level 300) 
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 is the new and much improved version of Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. In this webcast, we cover the new features and improvements that have been introduced in Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, including new protection mechanisms (Edge Malware Protection, Network Inspection System, URL filtering, and HTTPS inspection), improved management, multiple Internet service provider (ISP) support, e-mail protection, and more.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433940&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Secure Messaging Solution (Level 300)
Join for this webcast as we walk you through the best practices and technologies that are available to protect your e-mail platform from virus, malware, and information leakage. Learn how to protect your e-mails from malware and inappropriate content, protect your e-mails from leaking into the wrong hands, and secure publish your Microsoft Exchange server for access from virtually any device.  
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433615&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: What’s New in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server? (Level 200)
Attend this webcast to learn about Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and the new capabilities you have for protecting your Microsoft Exchange Server environment. Join us as we walk you through anti-spam, anti-malware, and hybrid protection scenarios that benefit from a Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server security solution.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433620&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Exchange 2010 Better Together (Level 300)
Attend this webcast to learn how Microsoft Forefront and Exchange Server 2010 work better together. We explain how Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server facilitates the protection of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 from malware, unsolicited e-mail, and other security threats.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433623&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Forefront Threat Management Gateway: Deployment, Migration, and Licensing (Level 300)
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. In this webcast, we discuss Forefront TMG deployment, including how to install and configure Forefront TMG in different scenarios, and we explain how to migrate to Forefront TMG from previous versions of ISA, and how Forefront TMG licensin
g works.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433924&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 AD RMS and Exchange Server 2010 Better Together (Level 300)
Windows Server 2008 R2 and the new wave of 2010 server products introduce powerful new usage scenarios, features, and tools for AD Rights Management Services (AD RMS). In this webcast, you learn how AD RMS integrates with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for information protection and compliance.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032433735&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Webcasts of interest showing at a desktop near you in January 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010: Momentum Webcast: Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 and Why You Should Care (Level 200)
Organizations want their communication tools to be cost-effective and flexible. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that simplify your administration, help protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility. Microsoft Exchange is the cornerstone of the Microsoft unified communications solution, and it has long been the choice of organizations that want to enable rich and productive collaboration among their users.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032432843

Wednesday, January 13, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft January Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the January security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast, therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032427677

Thursday, January 14, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Announcing Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta (Level 300)
This month, Microsoft released the public beta for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. Before you download the software, attend this webcast to learn about Data Protection Manager 2010 and the product features that are causing excitement in the IT community. During the webcast, we deploy a DPM 2010 server and walk you through most of the new features in DPM 2010 and the enhancements that were made to the Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) solution, which is protecting Windows-based application servers and file servers today.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032437132

Friday, January 15, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Protecting Exchange Server 2010 Using Hybrid Forefront Protection for Exchange (Level 300)
Attend this webcast to learn how Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 work better together. Discover how Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) facilitate the protection of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 from malware, unsolicited e-mail, and other security threats.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032433626

Thursday, January 21, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Introducing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (Level 200)
In a time when your organization requires its communication tools to be cost-effective and flexible, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 enables you to achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that can simplify your administration, help protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for great business productivity. In this webcast, we introduce you to Exchange Server 2010 and we highlight and demonstrate key investments made in this latest release.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032438991

Wednesday, January 27, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center (Level 300)
Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast, we look at how System Center can improve the health and availability of your servers running Exchange with the Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. System Center has application awareness built into its management solutions to help deliver guidance and best practices to Exchange administrators, ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are met and saving organizations money.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032437151

Thursday, January 28, 2010: TechNet Webcast: Addressing E-Mail Archiving and Retention with Exchange Server 2010 (Level 300)
As e-mail volume continues to grow, Microsoft recognizes users’ desires for an infinite inbox and IT administrators’ goals to preserve and discover these mailboxes in a cost-effective matter. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduces integrated archiving along with message retention and multi-mailbox discovery capabilities to help address these needs.
In this webcast, we take a technical deep dive into e-mail archiving and retention in Exchange Server 2010, we demonstrate the archiving experience in Microsoft Office Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA) from the user and IT professional perspectives, and we demonstrate Exchange Management Console and Windows PowerShell. We also highlight the message retention capabilities using Move and Delete policies in Outlook, OWA, and Windows PowerShell.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032433805

Thursday, January 28, 2010: IT Manager Webcast: Maintaining High Availability for Microsoft.com (Level 200)
Managing a Web infrastructure is not an easy task. Learn how Microsoft IT maintains one of the highest availability in the industry while supporting 300 million/month unique users, 200 million daily page views, and an average of 555,000 connections to a total of 112 Web servers.
http://msevents.m
icrosoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032437888

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164340.aspx

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd795096(EXCHG.140).aspx

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164372.aspx

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#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New KBs in October 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
Exchange 2010: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1282.aspx
Exchange 2010 Coexistence: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_1281.aspx
Forefront For Exchange: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_523.aspx

December 30, 2009
977968 Users cannot use Outlook Anywhere to open a shared mailbox that was moved to Exchange Server 2010

December 29, 2009
977965 You cannot edit a transport rule in Exchange Server 2010 Management Console after you import the rule from Exchange Server 2007

You cannot edit a transport rule in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Management Console after you import the rule from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010

This hotfix is scheduled to be included in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1.

December 28, 2009
975978 When you recover an Exchange Server database on an Exchange Server 2003 server, the Exchange Server database cannot be mounted

When you recover an Exchange Server database on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 server, you experience that the database cannot be mounted

977964 Error message occurs when you move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 server

You move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 server. When you do this, the operation fails. The move operation fails when the SimpleDisplayName attribute of the Exchange Server 2003 mailbox contains Nonprintable characters.

977967 Single Sign-On does not work when you log on to Exchange Control Panel by using Office Outlook Web App for Exchange Server 2010

In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment, you use Microsoft Office Outlook Web App to log on to Exchange Control Panel. When you select Options, a logon prompt is presented again for authentication. However, you should have a single sign-on experience and the prompt should not appear.

978776 The Exchange Mailbox role installation process fails when you install the Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox role

You may experience that the Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox role installation process fails because a federated e-mail account does not exist, or because a federated e-mail account in Active Directory is corrupted

977966 You cannot manage OWA, ActiveSync, ECP, or OAB virtual directories from Exchange Management Console in Exchange Server 2010

You receive an error message that resembles the following:

The task wasn’t able to connect to IIS on the server . Make sure that the server exists and can be reached from this computer. The RPC server is unavailable. It was running the command ‘Get-OwaVirtualDirectory’.

December 23, 2009
978385 December 2009 cumulative DST update for Exchange Server 2003 Connector for Lotus Notes, Exchange Server 2003 Calendar Connector for Lotus Notes, and Exchange Server 2003 Migration Wizard for Lotus Notes

December 18, 2009
977957 The message tracking task does not work in the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool on an Exchange Server 2010 edge server

When you use the message tracking task in the Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool (Extra.exe) on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 edge server, you receive the following error message:

Unable to query the queue settings on Edge Box.User credentials may be incorrect, or there may be a problem with the power shell service on that computer. Error message: The process “ExTRA (PID=576) has been initialized as unknown multiple instance type un-expectedly. 1.Reasons of this exception:1.For any product executeables,which will be shipped out of box, they should never use AD driver functionality without initializing its performance counter instance since we can NOT show a intuitive Perf Counter instance name here 2.We don’t need the validation for test assembly because we don’t care for its performance counter missing;however,we definitely want to make sure it is under our control, so that we don’t miss any out of bos product DLLs/EXEs
.What to do avoid this exception: For any newly added exchange test executables which utilize AD perf,please add the executable name of the process into exclusion list in Microsoft.Exchange.Data.directory. globals.checkexchangetestexecutables

977956 Event ID 9771 is logged when you try to restore a Volume Shadow Copy Service backup by using an Exchange-aware application that supports the Volume Shadow Copy Service writer for Exchange Server 2010 Standard version

Consider the following scenario. On a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard version, you have five mounted mailbox databases and one mounted recovery database on an Exchange Server 2010 Standard server. In this scenario, you try to restore a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backup to the Exchange Server 2010 Standard server by using an Exchange-aware application that supports the VSS writer for Exchange Server 2010 Standard version. However, the following event is logged in the Application log:

Source: MSExchangeIS Date: datetime Event ID: 9771 Task Category: Exchange VSS Writer Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: servername Description: Exchange VSS Writer failed restoring a backup with error code -1214 when performing an integrity

977962 You cannot a remote connection to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010-based server when you use the remote feature in Windows PowerShell 2.0

Windows PowerShell 2.0 provides support that lets you remotely execute cmdlet commands and cmdlet scripts. However, you cannot remotely connect to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010-based server when you use the remote feature in Windows PowerShell 2.

977960 You cannot create a new Exchange Server 2010 database in a multiple domain environment

When you create a database in a multiple domain environment and then mount the database on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server, the database mounting fails

December 9, 2009 [KBs for Exchange Server 2010 Update Rollup 1]
976573 Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010

  • 977439 Exchange Server 2010 users cannot open certain attachments when they access their mailboxes by using Outlook Web App
  • 977551 Meeting requests that are sent to a room mailbox are not processed in Exchange Server 2010
  • 977552 Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes in the Handler.dll that is located on an Exchange 2010 Client Access service server
  • 977553 Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes in Parser.dll on the Exchange Server 2010 CAS server
  • 977554 The subject or body of a message that is hosted in an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox is not set as expected
  • 977555 The message body is inaccessible when the property conversion from PR_BODY_HTML to PR_BODY fails
  • 977556 The body text of an e-mail message is invisible after you create exceptions for a recurring appointment or for a recurring meeting by using a CDO application together with Exchange Server 2010
  • 977557 An E_FAIL error occurs when you create an exception to a meeting request by using a CDO application for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 977558 A folder name is not changed when you try to move and then rename the folder in an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using the CopyFolder method of the IMAPIFolder interface
  • 977559 The location of a meeting or an appointment is not updated on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 977560 Update fails when you use a CDO application to update a recurrence task on Exchange Server 2010
  • 977561 VSS backup process stops responding when you try to perform a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backup for Exchange Server 2010 databases

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