Managing Outlook Anywhere Per User

Posted by Dave on 21 Sep 12 - 0 Comments

When Exchange 2003 came out, it offered Outlook Anywhere, although it was called “RPC/HTTPS”. This was an all or nothing service. In other words, if you set up Outlook Anywhere on the server then every user was able to use it. This poses a data security risk because users could connect to their mailbox from […]

Upgrading to Exchange 2010 SP2

Archived in the category: Active Directory, Exchange Server, PowerShell
Posted by Dave on 19 Sep 12 - 0 Comments

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 includes a number of new improvements. For details on all of the features check out Technet. This post will walk through the steps to upgrade to SP2 from Exchange 2010 SP1.

The star of last year’s product roadmap was Office 365. Microsoft this year looks likely to pivot from the public cloud to the private cloud, while also shipping staples like SQL Server and releasing major betas — and possibly final versions — of blockbusters including Windows 8 tablet, client and server, and Office 15.

  A couple of years ago, Ross Smith IV gave a presentation on how Outlook client’s connection to Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS). Part of presentation covered load-balancing of the CAS servers and for the first time I heard Microsoft recommend using a Hardware Load-Balancer over Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB).

With the release of the x64 version of DirSync, many people will be rebuilding their http://mikecrowley.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/office-365-dirsync-x64-installation-walkthrough/

Great post by Joe Stocker http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/IT/archive/2011/11/11/new-mailboximportrequest-error-couldnt-connect-to-target-mailbox.aspx  

Exchange 2010 OWA Redirection

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, Windows
Posted by Dave on 12 Jan 12 - 0 Comments

One of my goals with any solution is “simplicity”. Make it easier for users to access the resources they need in a safe and secure manner. Redirecting your general URL for Outlook Web Access/App to the proper secure address makes life for your users much easier. The old method for doing this will no longer […]

Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup 6 Released

Archived in the category: Exchange Server
Posted by Dave on 14 Nov 11 - 0 Comments

On October 27, 2011, Microsoft released Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 SP1 (KB2608646). This is the latest rollup update for Exchange 2010 SP1. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27849

Offline Address Book Generation

Archived in the category: Exchange Server, Technology
Posted by Dave on 04 Oct 11 - 0 Comments

The Exchange 2007/2010 Offline Address Book (OAB) can be a pain to manage in environments where users expect instant access to updates to the Global Address List. Outlook 2007/2010 clients running in Cached Mode use the Offline Address Book by default for all address lookups. This means when a new user is added to your […]

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