Exchange 2010: DisconnectedAndResynchronizing

Been getting this on a single database, that has four copies. Been driving me nuts and the error has no real explaination and I cant get rid of it.

So yesterday bit the bullet and moved 366.46GB from 147 mailboxes off to other databases. Interesting in that it would only use 3 of 5 CAS servers.

Anyway, time to toast the database and recreate it, but check it out, 546, 923 log files ;-)

RSS feed back!

yeah baby ! .. IIS7 URL Rewrite .. this is sooo much easier than Community Server .. and that is another story!

Back from Outer Space

So I’m back ,bet you didn’t miss me Winking smile will explain more next weekend.

Hope is RSS and all that stuff will just automagically start working again

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: June 2011: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Exchange #Lync I know I am cr@p not giving you all 4 of these last month, but I was a busy as a blue a5ed fly.  So lets get this party started!

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Exchange … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Interesting Blogs and Tweets I read this last.

Let me know if this doesn’t work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/ (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do. My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

I have started to Star item in google reader, but need to workout how to share them. Once I have I’ll let you know

##*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New Exchange, OCS and Lync Downloads from May 2011

Hey Exchange Team … You could learn a thing or from the Lync team in regrard to documentation publishing

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 UM Language Packs
These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ee7d3f0e-81bd-46ce-8f23-a38199e2c6ee

Microsoft Lync 2010 RGS Training
Learn how to use Microsoft Lync 2010 RGS features and functionality.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8f93590d-3758-4b3c-9cf6-c6dc316b5c37

Microsoft Lync 2010 Web App Training
Learn how to use the Microsoft Lync 2010 Web App to join meetings.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1d8c821-efbd-4c0d-ba03-0f68a0322570

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing and Collaboration Training
Learn how to schedule, join, and manage online meetings with Microsoft Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3a1f2a84-d7ac-43db-b225-4b97d95d0d38

Microsoft Lync 2010 Delegate Training
This course covers features of Microsoft Lync 2010 that enable you to schedule meetings on behalf of other people.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6e28e1f-9126-489f-8421-121c88190b74

Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions
These documents provide a detailed description of the features and functionality of Office 365 services currently in beta.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c6ecc6c-64f5-490a-bca3-8835c9a4a2ea

Understanding and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Integration
This document introduces you to some of the new client features that are available whenever Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software is integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e28a196a-b80f-4c7e-952c-9dceacae1beb

Microsoft Lync 2010 Quick Reference Cards
This zipped file contains the quick reference cards for Microsoft Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8654ca94-71e8-4310-9b7d-17b686fa391f

Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant Quick Reference Card
This quick reference card describes the tasks that you most commonly do by using Micorsoft Lync 2010 Attendant.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0280bc85-7c13-456e-8f8d-d14b7f65f473

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing Quick Reference Card
This quick reference card steps you through scheduling Microsoft Lync 2010 meetings and conference calls from Microsoft Outlook.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=05565660-f266-4a33-baf7-1dec72b377a0

Lync Network Monitor Parsers
The Lync Network Monitor Parsers are a set of files that extend the parsers in Microsoft Network Monitor. The Microsoft Network Monitor tool loads these files and uses the rules defined in them to analyze network traffic.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8a1847fe-c1ad-41e4-98ab-e25e6f62542c

Public IM Connectivity Provisioning Guide for Microsoft Lync Server, Office Communications Server, and Live Communications Server
This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ccaac38-2da8-4a76-8193-96f4bbf04678

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Planning Guide
The planning phase is the time in which you decide what Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software features to deploy, and how to deploy them. The Planning Guide chapters describe how to plan for a successful Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da9fa26-e032-4dcf-b487-da916ddc508f

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8ad1bdf1-c43a-4dd4-af07-52027a4bcaeb

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=73d7e282-bc2d-4c10-82f2-838d9c0332d6

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide
This document contains procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7141b219-5336-40e0-9529-83a6d53a3727

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1400504e-8b2e-4d75-b091-1bf9f7bbc46f

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ffc27548-1bc5-45ac-98aa-48f0dbd25827

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Response Group feature for Enterprise Voice.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=14f32cca-1ef2-4283-8a80-3e444248c065

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7af3e109-38ec-4f04-bf2f-3d35b6454a77

Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Clients: Help Desk Resource
This resource is for first-level help desk agents who support Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients. Note: The .zip file contains both the print documentation and the Help file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4222e61c-c199-47e0-b649-495b12d0b5e7

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2551268 (64 bit)
This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fd94d10-fe84-4c84-a387-91afe24fb5b8

A Month in #Exchange and #OCS: November 2010: News, Linkz and Downloads

#Exchange2010 #Lync  .. Sorry its a bit late, kind been busy which is well out of order .. any way, changing the format a

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Microsoft Exchange … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Microsoft Office Communications Server … In
Blog Posts & News from last month Microsoft Communications Server … In Blog Posts & News from last month
Lync … In Blog Posts & News from last month

Check out Google fast flip too .. for Exchange, OCS and Lync

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* Interesting Blogs and Tweets I read this last.

Let me know if this doesnt work for you, but I have starred stuff in InstantPaper and my Favorites in Twitter.

http://www.instapaper.com/  (create a free account on it, you will be able to add “stared” items to a folder that include most of these, and will update when i do.  My username on Instantpaper is FLAPHEAD)

http://twitter.com/flaphead/favorites

##*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#* New Exchange, OCS and Lync Downloads from October 2010

Exchange Server 2010 Architecture Poster
This poster highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cea0cf7e-d824-49bb-8924-39d66a5fb88e

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.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook
The Junk E-mail Reporting Tool lets you directly report junk e-mail to Microsoft and its affiliates for analysis to help us improve the effectiveness of our junk e-mail filtering technologies.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=53541292-ce94-4c5b-9127-b7d56f11b619

Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1
Starting with Exchange 2007, neither the Messaging API (MAPI) client libraries nor CDO 1.2.1 are provided as a part of the base product installation. As a result, there is functionality missing that many applications depend on. Microsoft Exchange MAPI and CDO 1.2.1 provide access to these APIs
ExchangeMapiCdo.EXE (6.5.8190.0)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=94274318-27c4-4d8d-9bc5-3e6484286b1f

Communicator for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide
Intended for IT Professionals, the Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 Deployment Guide provides guidance for using Microsoft Communicator for Mac 2011 with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7c4f539d-eb3c-422a-9b35-022970fc9c34

Public IM Connectivity Provisioning Guide for Microsoft Lync Server, Office Communications Server, and Live Communications Server
This document describes the requirements and processes for activating and provisioning public instant messaging (IM) connectivity.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ccaac38-2da8-4a76-8193-96f4bbf04678

Office 365 Beta Service Descriptions
These documents provide a detailed description of the features and functionality of Office 365 services currently in beta.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c6ecc6c-64f5-490a-bca3-8835c9a4a2ea

#Powershell to import AD OU Structure from a CSV

So the next step to this post (#Powershell to export AD OU Structure) is to import the OUs.  This is quite simple and uses ADSI to create new OUs.  The CSV need to have atleast a column called Path, and that could be in this format:

“Administration”
“AdministrationContacts”
“AdministrationGroups”
“AdministrationGroupsDomain Local Groups”
“AdministrationGroupsGlobal Groups”,

The script will then reverse the path and convert it to a DN and create the OUs.  If the OU exists, the script will error and continue.  Enjoy

#
#import-organizationalUnitFromCSV.ps1
#

$CSVin = Import-Csv c:psOUs.csv
$OUs   = $CSVin | Sort Path

#CSV file need to have atleast a column called Path

$CurrentDomain = [System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain]::getcurrentdomain()
$DC            = $CurrentDomain.FindDomainController().name + “:389″ #”localhost:389”
$Forest        = $CurrentDomain.Forest.ToString()
$Forest        = “dc=” + $Forest
$Forest        = $Forest.Replace(“.”,”,dc=”)
$domain        = [ADSI]”LDAP://$dc/$Forest”

ForEach($OU in $OUs){
  #Using the OU Path from the CSV File, split it down
  $tmpOU = $OU.Path.Split(“”)

  #Reverse the Path and make it AD happy
  $ActualOU=””;For($i=$tmpOU.Length;$i–;$i -eq 0){IF($tmpOU[$i] -ne “”){$ActualOU+= “OU=” + $tmpOU[$i] + “,”}}

  #Remove the trailing comma
  $ActualOU = $ActualOU.Substring(0, $ActualOU.Length-1)
  $ActualOU

  #Add the OU.  If it exists it will error but continue
  $NewOU = $Domain.Create(“organizationalunit”, $ActualOU); $NewOU.SetInfo()
}#ForEach

Next step is to import users and groups from a CSV .. coming soon.

#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

Microsoft Offers Users Rival Web Browsers

Kewl just noticed this … it’s an option in Windows Update

image

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8537763.stm

Microsoft is to ask millions of users across Europe if they want to use a web browser other than its own.

Windows users will be offered the choice as part of a deal Microsoft struck with the European Commission.

The agreement resolves a long-running case in which the software giant was accused of abusing its market position.

A pop-up window will prompt people to choose and install one of 12 different browsers or let them stick with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer

Microsoft & Yahoo! Change Search Landscape

Interesting, suppose it what Microsoft wanted in the first place!

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2009/jul09/07-29release.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases


SUNNYVALE, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — 29 July, 2009 — Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

List all you OUs with Windows Powershell

Was asked how to do this today, and here you go ……


$search = [System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher]([adsi]””)
$search.Filter = “(objectClass=organizationalUnit)”
$search.Findall() | ForEach{$_.properties.distinguishedname}


This will list all the DN’s of the OUs in your AD

Now if you want to get clever, the resulting data lists the path, and then a set of properties:

Name
—-
objectclass
usncreated
name
objectguid
whencreated
whenchanged
distinguishedname
ou
objectcategory
instancetype
usnchanged
adspath

So this was a tweak to my earlier script to find out if an OU had “Include inheritable permissions from this objects parent” checked. So it looks like this now:


Function Get-Ou ($xOU){
    Write-Host $xOU.properties.distinguishedname -Foregroundcolor Red -NoNewLine
    Write-Host ” : ” -NoNewLine
    $yOU = $xOU.Path
    $yOUPath = $yOU.ToString()
    $zOU = [ADSI]”$yOUPath”
    $zOU.psbase.ObjectSecurity.AreAccessRulesProtected
}

$search = [System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher]([adsi]””)
$search.Filter = “(objectClass=organizationalUnit)”
$ALLOUs = $search.Findall()
ForEach($xOu in $ALLOUs){Get-OU $xOU}


Enjoy