In case people didn’t know it yet: I’m a Windows Phone fan. I wasn't a pioneer and owner from the very start, but I did get the Lumia 800 a few weeks after it was released. And although it didn’t have all my crucial apps from the start, I was amazed by it’s built-in functionality. … Continue reading "Quickly exchange contact info via Windows Phone Vision Search"
Recently Steve Goodman released his “iPhone with Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration and Deployment” book by Packt Publishing. The first half of the book is a compact description of basic Exchange 2010 knowledge and the necessary configuration for iOS connectivity (even with Office 365) via Exchange ActiveSync. After that more specifics topics regarding policies, … Continue reading "Book Review: iPhone with Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration and Deployment by @stevegoodman"
With Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 it became possible to share your calendar with anyone outside of you organization, depending on the Sharing Policy implemented by your Exchange Administrator. Users can then share their calendar via an obfuscated or an relatively public URL without the need for authentication (and SSL for that matter). For more … Continue reading "Exchange 2010 calendar publishing URLs are not updated after migrating to Office 365"
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"
With an On-Premises Exchange 2010 environment an administrator hands out Send-As permission with the Add-ADPermission cmdlet. But I found out that this doesn’t work in Office 365. In this case a P plan (no Dirsync, Federation or such), you can see the result in the screenshot: Funny thing is that if you try Add-MailboxPermission to … Continue reading "Send As permission on Office 365 not with Add-ADPermission"
Exchange 2010 has a massively improved admin permission model. It’s called Role Based Access Control and with it you can use predefined roles or make very customized roles if needed. I won’t go into details how it works, for the purpose of this issue you only need to know that the RBAC roles are assigned … Continue reading "Do not move RBAC Role Groups out of the Exchange Security Group OU"
Since Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 a new feature was added for Outlook 2007 and 2010 users, namely Automapping. When a mailbox user has Full Access on another mailbox, it will be automatically mapped in Outlook. No need for the user to go trough menus to find the additional mailbox screen. It’s a small addition … Continue reading "Granting Mailbox Full Access via Groups and keeping the Automapping feature in Exchange 2010"
Recently I was asked to check whether members of a distribution group were receiving mail sent to the group. In this case the group was a member of another distribution group. First thing is to check if all nested groups are mail-enabled distribution groups. If this is not the case, Exchange will deliver to all … Continue reading "How to confirm a mail has been received in Exchange 2010"
During the first stages of delivering services of our newly built infrastructure to end-users, we came across an annoying issue. Exchange was the first to be accessed, but specifically through Outlook Web App (OWA). As the users where migrated from eDIR and GroupWise, they would get credentials from us. As a security measure we wanted … Continue reading "Can’t change OWA password at first logon via Threat Management Gateway?"
If you find yourself unable to change the database path of an Exchange 2010 database, check whether it is part of a DAG. See the screenshot for the missing option: If so, you cannot move it. The solution is to remove all copies except the active. Now you can move the DB and Transaction log … Continue reading "Unable to change database path on Exchange 2010 in a DAG?"