Yesterday we encountered an issue during the last sync from an generic IMAP server to an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 server on Windows Server 2008 R2 (there were reasons not to migrate to Exchange 2010 that are beyond the scope of this post ). We used the Microsoft Transporter Suite. Although the initial big bulk … Continue reading "Transporter Suite issues while migrating from generic IMAP to Exchange 2007"
Somebody asked me today, whether it is a good idea to set the postmaster address in Exchange. Well, short answer: yes! It's is even mandatory according to RFC 5321 section 4.5.1. For Exchange 2010 you will have to use the Set-TransportConfig cmdlet: Set-TransportConfig -ExternalPostmasterAddress <ExternalPostmasterSMTPAddress> For Exchange 2007 you will have to use the Set-TransportServer … Continue reading "Setting the Postmaster address in Exchange"
Today’s question of the day is whether you can restrict users mailing to a specific Distribution Group in Exchange? Yes, you can. You can add users but also Distribution Groups to the list of who the Distribution List will accept messages from. The messages of members of the Distribution will then be accepted. A (mail … Continue reading "Can you easily restrict or accept messages to a Distribution Group?"
Edit 6th may 2010: Similar issue with same solution is confirmed and will be patched by Microsoft. See here. Recently I transitioned an Exchange 2003 Server to Exchange 2010. For the client redirection, I mostly wait two week before decommissioning the old Exchange server. Mailboxes, mail flow, remote access and the default Public Folder are … Continue reading "Mail enabled Public Folder Recipient not found"
In part 1 we’ve discussed the Exchange Mode, Domain Controllers and Schema Master compatibility. In part 2 we’ve discussed the Global Catalog and the Domain and Forest Functional level up to Windows 2008. So, that leaves us with Windows Server 2008 R2. During the time it took to write this series of blogs a lot … Continue reading "The Road to Exchange 2010: Active Directory and Exchange Part 3"
In part 1 of this series, I discussed the requirements of Exchange Mode, Domain Controllers and the Schema Master in combination of various versions of Exchange. In this post I will discuss the placement of Global Catalogs (GC), the Domain Functional Level (DFL) and Forest Functional level (FFL) required. In part 3 I will discuss … Continue reading "The Road to Exchange 2010: Active Directory and Exchange Part 2"
*** edit: updated 28/9/2009 with corrections of some errors/typo’s and added compatibility matrices In my post The Road to Exchange 2010: Migration paths I’ve discussed about the different possible migration transition paths to Exchange Server 2010. Primarily which Exchange version can be installed on which version of Windows Server and which co-existing Exchange versions are … Continue reading "The Road to Exchange 2010: Active Directory and Exchange Part 1"
As of now, Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 is downloadable. Direct link Release notes can be downloaded here. Two main reasons for me to download and install it: Added Exchange Database backup capabilities with Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 Requirement for co-exsistence with Exchange Server 2010 So, now you can transition your Exchange … Continue reading "Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 downloadable"