Can’t change OWA password at first logon via Threat Management Gateway?

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 to make a password change at first logon mandatory. I knew there were issues with Exchange 2010, but they were resolved with Service Pack 1.

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Unable to change database path on Exchange 2010 in a DAG?

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 paths. Do note that you will have downtime! Changing the path requires a dismount and since you do not have the redundancy of a DAG,

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Issues with setting default language for Outlook Web App 2010

Now and then I get request to implement a default language for Outlook Web Access or App. This meant that users already had their language and regional settings set for OWA. Exchange only asks this the first time the user logs into OWA, this is because the language code is set to 0. It’s just a little service for your users for when you are certain the organization only uses one language. The solution was to set the default language

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Setting the Postmaster address in Exchange

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 cmdlet for each Hub and Edge transport server: Set-TransportServer <TransportServerName> -ExternalPostmasterAddress <ExternalPostmasterSMTPAddress> For both Exchange 2007 and 2010, you will have to create a mailbox

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Can you easily restrict or accept messages to a Distribution Group?

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 enabled) Security Group is also possible and Query-based or Dynamic Distribution groups are also possible. Within the Exchange Console, go to the properties of the

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Centrally administered Calendar sharing in Exchange 2010

Sometimes it is needed to fully provision a mailbox with all the correct settings and permissions the user needs. For instance, it can be necessary to share your calendar with everyone in your department and vice versa. Normally you would be dependent on everyone to share their calendar. Quite troublesome This issue can be easily addressed by using the *-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlets within Exchange 2010. Using Get-MailboxFolderPermission you can view the various permissions already set on folders within a mailbox. For

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