New Rollup updates for Exchange 2007 and 2010

*** Update 16/11/2012 *** There is seemingly an serious issue with Exchange 2010 SP2RU5, do not install it! Wait for v2 and/or check the EHLO Exchange team blog regularly Moments ago, Scott Schnoll tweeted the download URLs for new Exchange updates: Update Rollup 8-v3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2778154) and the KB Article Update Rollup 7-v3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2778158) and the KB Article Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack

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Exchange SSL Offloading and the upcoming update blocking certificates with RSA key length less than 1024bit

Microsoft announced yesterday new approach regarding the validation of certificates coming in august this year. Certificates with a key length less than 1024bit will be blocked: Adding to our defense-in-depth measures, in August, we will release a change to how Windows manages certificates that have RSA keys of less than 1024 bits in length. Once this key length update is released, we will treat all of these certificates as invalid, even if they are currently valid and signed by a

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Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

Just today Microsoft released the third rollup for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2. See the announcement here. They specifically call out the following fixes. KB2689810 Meeting Requests bodies get rendered in plain text in Outlook when created via Exchange Web Services. KB2674445 Need the function to check ACL consistency during moving mailbox. KB2700705 RpcClientAccess crashes with SocketException when UDP push notification is enabled. KB2705425 Memory Leak in UMWorkerProcess.exe. KB2698976 MRM Assistant doesnt process a mailbox with a contact created

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Managing mailbox storage use in Exchange 2010, Part 1

It’s something most organizations encounter at some point: A mail server with no more space left or user’s can’t get a higher quota due to limited storage resources. Even with a basic policy regarding mailbox quota’s, running out of resources is still something that can happen if the server was not sized properly or upgraded to handle changed conditions (larger quota’s, more mailboxes etc.). Most straightforward would be upgrading the storage solution, but there are other options that could be

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Book Review: iPhone with Exchange Server 2010 – Business Integration and Deployment by @stevegoodman

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, Certificate based Authentication and some specific iOS client device configuration. One chapter addresses the limitations of ActiveSync with some workarounds. Although the focus of the

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Exchange 2010 calendar publishing URLs are not updated after migrating to Office 365

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 information on how to prepare your environment if you want to enable it, see this blog post. However, if an user has this enabled on

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More about Windows 8 CP and ActiveSync

Since yesterday’s blog post “Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!”, I have fiddled some more with the Windows 8 Mail app. So, which other ActiveSync settings do work within Windows 8? There are quite a few, and some aren’t supported by all devices. So, which are important and could I use as a baseline? Well, Microsoft already made a baseline: Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program The Exchange ActiveSync Logo program was created to easily identify devices which had a certain

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Yes, there is ActiveSync in Windows 8!

*** updated: Also read the followup blog post: More about Windows 8 CP and ActiveSync I think it was already present in the Developer Preview, but it is definitely present in the Consumer Preview. Chris Brownie has blogged about it and has some screenshots. Go ahead and read his blog! As can be seen in his screenshots, ActiveSync policies are applied to the device (or computer) and it is listed in the Exchange Control Panel. But how should we treat

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Migrating to Office 365 Part 2: Exchange Cutover migration tips

So in Migrating to Office 365 Part 1: Business Case I’ve discussed reasons for migrating, budget and the selected solution. Now I’m going to discuss the technical migration of on-premises Exchange 2010 SP1 mailboxes to Office 365 Exchange Online. Cutover migration As I have chosen the P subscription, my options are somewhat limited as you can see in this matrix. So, cutover migration it is! The Office 365 help has a step-by-step description of the necessary steps that you need

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Send As permission on Office 365 not with Add-ADPermission

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 add Send-As permission, the error message redirect you to Add-ADPermission. For handing out Send-As permissions (and other rights) in Office 365, you’ll have to use

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