Unified Messaging Troubleshooting Tool

#Exchange #Exchange2010 #OCS

So Ari send me a link to this: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=10d2e48f-0846-40b6-b08f-d282309811a2

Test-ExchangeUMCallFlow
The Exchange 2010 UM Troubleshooting Tool is used to diagnose configuration errors specific to call answering scenarios and to test whether voice mail is functioning correctly in Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging deployments

But, erm I cant get it to work .. The help examples seem to be is wrong too as SIPClient isn’t a valid –Mode and –OCSFEAddress doesnt exist either .. Will keep trying and report back once I can work out the syntax …

Anyone got any bright ideas?

#Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta Links

#Exchange2010

So I have been digging around, and here is a round of the links etc, that I have found so far

UPDATE 1

Thanks to Mike for these:

#MMMUG: 18th August 2010 – #Exchange backup and recovery

http://www.mmmug.co.uk/4-18th_August_2010_-_Exchange_backup_and_recovery

The subject of this meeting is Exchange backup and recovery and we have Microsoft’s Anthony Tyler talking about System Centre Data Protection Manager’s take on backing up exchange and Kroll Ontrack’s offering for recovery.

Kroll Ontrack is now celebrating its 25th Anniversary as a global leader in the provision of data management solutions, specialising in data recovery, restoration, erasure and investigative products and services (www.krollontrack.co.uk).

Ontrack PowerControls software for Microsoft Exchange empowers users to search, recover, extract, restore and migrate Microsoft Exchange data (www.ontrackpowercontrols.co.uk).

Faced with increasing hardware and administration costs together with tighter budgets, organisations are seeking more cost-effective and efficient solutions to manage ad-hoc and routine Microsoft Exchange data requests. The core functionality of Ontrack PowerControls enables System Administrators to search, recover and restore entire .edb, .pst files and granular level items, whilst retaining data integrity.

Kroll Ontrack is pleased to be demonstrating the core functionality, features and application of this invaluable Microsoft Exchange administration tool.

Agenda:

18:00pm – 18:30pm Arrival
18:30pm – 19:30pm Ontrack PowerControls

Company & Product overview
Single item restore / recovery
Intuitive searching
Additional functionality
Existing customers
Live demo
Extraction of Microsoft Exchange data from backup
Browsing single / multiple .edb & .pst files, to single item level
Searching across multiple .edb’s
Compliance, investigations and legal requirements
Restoration of data
Reporting
Hands-on demo
Q & A

19:30pm – 20:00pm Refreshments
20:00pm – 20:45pm Microsoft DPM

Why build DPM?
Introducing DPM
Demo – Protecting Data
How Does DPM work?
Demo – Rapid & Reliable Recovery
Protected Platforms

20:45pm – 21:00pm Discussions & Questions on Exchange backup / recovery.

Location: Kroll Ontrack Limited, Tower Place East, London EC3R 5BS, United Kingdom

BES 5.0 SP2: Blackberry User #Exchange 2010 IOPS now equal to an Outlook Client

#Exchange2010

Interesting, from WES 2010 session ‘WA25: Best Practices in Deploying Microsoft® Exchange for BlackBerry’ jointly presented by RIM and Microsoft Jeff Mealiffe (Sr. Development Lead, Scalability & Capacity Planning) it says:

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  • Database IOPS per user is equivalent to a Microsoft® Outlook® client, not 5x and not 3x
  • Our past data represented the worst case scenario
    • Workload assumes both BlackBerry and Microsoft Outlook clients active
    • 100% BlackBerry enabled users
    • High density of BlackBerry users on a single storage group
  • Our focus in the past has also been on providing a single impact number
    • Database I/O more expensive and needs to be our focus (random I/O)
    • ransaction log I/O gets optimized well by disk infrastructure (increase is not as relevant – sequential I/O)

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  • Dual clients per user active (Outlook and BlackBerry )
    • DB IOPS increase by 1.85x for BlackBerry enabled users only
    • DB IOPS increase by 1.7x for BlackBerry enabled users only (5.0.2
      optimizations)
    • DB IOPS with optimization equivalent to an outlook client
  • Truly mobile users (only BlackBerry client)
    • DB IOPS equivalent to an Outlook client

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BES 5.0 SP2 DB IOPS increase by only 1.7x with Exchange 2010 compared with 2.16x on Exchange 2007 with BES 5.01

Mail server role

  • Mail server CPU recommendation is about 1.4 -1.5x MCycles/mailbox recommended by Microsoft
  • Memory, same as what is recommended by MS for outlook users/clients

CAS Server role

  • CPU core recommendation is inline with 4:3 ratio recommend by Microsoft for CAS:Mail server
  • NSPI connection count needs to be increased to 1 per BlackBerry smart phone – default is 50 (too low)
  • Throttling needs to be disabled for the service account used for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

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Check out some of the other stuff from WES here: www.attendwes.com/virtualwes

Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Forefront Unified Access Gateway is here!

#UAG #BPA

http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/archive/2010/06/09/best-practices-analyzer-tool-for-forefront-unified-access-gateway-is-here.aspx

… We are happy to announce the availability of the first version of the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Tool for the Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG). You are welcome to download it to try it out. The purpose of UAG BPA is to help UAG administrators to verify proper configuration, and to troubleshoot UAG-related issues.

#Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Beta

#Exchange2010

This is a a cool new switch in setup:

[/InstallWindowsComponents]

Specifying this parameter will install Windows Server roles and features required for Exchange Server.

Not tried it yet

vSphere 4.1 is released

#vmware #vSphere

Joe tweeted this link (http://twitter.com/joewells/status/18435437921) and I wanted to share it further:

http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/vsphere-41-is-released.html

As well as this: http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com/2010/07/changes-to-vcp-exam-due-to-vsphere-41.html

Check this out a #vmware custom quote tool

This is quite funky, up on VMsecured.com they have created a quote tool for VMware software!

http://www.vmsecured.com/

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: July 2010: Part 4

#Exchange2010

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2007
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164340.aspx

Nothing New

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Technical White Papers for Exchange Server 2010
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd795096(EXCHG.140).aspx

Nothing New

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Exchange 2007 Documentation Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164372.aspx

Bl00dy H3ll

New Content

Updated Content

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Documentation Updates from the Exchange Team Blog http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/category/11153.aspx

Nada

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Office Communication Server Documentation Updates
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd627231(office.12).aspx

The issue here is that they date the WebPages so its near on impossible to see what has been updated

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New KBs from Last Month
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
Communications Server 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_557.aspx
Communicator 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_558.aspx
Outlook 2007: http://kbalertz.com/Technology_506.aspx
Outlook 2010: http://kbalertz.com/technology_1543.aspx

June 30, 2010
2269379 How to use the Exchange Migration Wizard to migrate mailboxes from an Exchange organization
2269376 A comparison of the migration methods for migrating from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 or to Exchange 2000 Server
2221829 An incorrect primary SMTP address is set for a mailbox after it is migrated from a Lotus Notes Domino server to an Exchange Server 2007 server

June 29, 2010
983316 Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): June 29, 2010

June 24, 2010
982639 Description of Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release To Manufacturing
983235 MS10-036: Vulnerability in COM validation in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution

June 23, 2010
2252358 “Conversations cannot be automatically moved outside the Exchange store unless Outlook is in Cached Exchange Mode” error message in Outlook 2010 when you try to move messages that are related to a conversation to a folder

June 21, 2010
2235204 Description of the Office updates: June 8, 2010

June 18, 2010
983200 The .xls file as an attachment is empty when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using OWA
982944
The msExchVersion attribute value of a user is stamped incorrectly after you run the Enable-MailUser cmdlet to mail-enable the user
982209 Some embedded messages are corrupted when they are contained in a message that is sent from an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox address
979810 You cannot connect an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI client
982378 A delegate receives only one meeting request when someone sends a meeting request to several principals in an Exchange Server 2010 RU1 or later environment
979517 You cannot send a message to a Dynamic Distribution Group in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
980701 An Exchange Server 2010 mailbox user receives a NDR message when the user sends an email message to multiple internal users
979848 Event ID 1066 is logged and you cannot move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server
980149 The Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy command fails when it is used to add a database copy to a Database Availability Group in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
979342 An attachment is not visible when an Exchange Server 2010 user opens a signed mail message by using Outlook 2003
979921 You cannot replicate a public folder from one Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server to another, and Event ID 3079 is logged on the target server
979862 Event ID 4999 and Event ID 7031 are logged when you move a mailbox to an Exchange Server 2010 server
983631 “redirect it to people or distribution list” rule does not work on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox address
981033 Error message when you expand the Exchange On-Premises node in the EMC of Exchange Server 2010
979790 An IMAP4 client crashes when accessing an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
980353 A MAPI application that is used to access Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes crashes when the application accesses an address book
980354 “MAPI_E_INVALID_PARAMETER” error message when you copy email messages from an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox

June 15, 2010
2173280 Exchange Server 2007 SP3 and Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooter for Windows 2008 R2

June 14, 2010
2242046 The “Import and Export” option in Outlook is unavailable

June 13, 2010
2231628 Outlook Hotmail Connector users see error (0x8004102A) : “˜Error with Send/Receive” during normal sync

June 10, 2010
2231628 Frequently asked questions about Outlook Connector 14.0

June 9, 2010
976886 Email messages do not route through Active Directory Site Links to different Active Directory sites
976368 Resource delegates in Exchange 2007 receive all the meeting request details despite a resource configuration that intends to restrict this information

June 8, 2010
2079104 Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): June 7, 2010
982312 MS10-036: Description of the security update for the 2007 Office system: June 8, 2010

June 2, 2010
2172960 Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 Troubleshooter for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: July 2010: Part 3

#Exchange2010

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New On-Demand Web Content from June2010

TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event (Day 1)https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032454003&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event (Day 2)
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032454005&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

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

Not much to watch this month ;-) except the world cup maybe?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010_TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft July Security Bulletins (Level 200)
Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the July 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.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032454299

Thursday, July 29, 2010_TechNet Webcast: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: Features and Protection Technologies (Level 300)
Join this webcast to get a technical first look at the new threat protection features in Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. Discover how Endpoint Protection 2010 builds on Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for deployment, configuration, updating, and reporting, and learn how you can use these technologies to reduce complexity and lower IT infrastructure costs.
https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032452089

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Messaging & Mobility Users Group UK Events

15th July 2010 – Exchange 2010 SP1 & Migration
As promised, we have finally managed to get the physical meetings going again. To kick off our first meeting after re-launch, we are going to have an evening discussing Exchange 2010 SP1 on Thursday July 15th 2010.

18:00 – 18:30 – Arrival
18:30 – 19:45 – A look at what’s new in Exchange 2010 SP1
19:45 – 20:05 – Break/Networking
20:05 – 21:00 – Discussion and Questions on Migrating to Exchange 2010

The event will take place at the BSG Offices: BSG House, 226-236 City Road, London, EC1V 2TT
http://www.mmmug.co.uk/3-15th_July_2010_-_Exchange_2010_SP1_26_Migration