Exchange Edge Server and Common Attachment Blocking In Exchange Online Protection

Both Exchange Server Edge role and Exchange Online Protection have an attachment filtering policy. The default in Edge Server is quite long, and the default in EOP is quite short. There is also a few values that are common to both. So, how do you merge the lists so that your Edge Server attachment filtering… Continue reading Exchange Edge Server and Common Attachment Blocking In Exchange Online Protection

Exchange Server and Missing Root Certificates

I came across an issue with a clients Exchange Server deployment today that is not well documented – or rather it is, but you need to know where to look. So I thought I would document the troubleshooting steps and the fix here. We specifically came across this error when testing Free/Busy for an Office… Continue reading Exchange Server and Missing Root Certificates

Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

I have found this is a common issue. You set up an Exchange Online Hybrid or Exchange Online Protection (EOP) stand alone service and follow all the instructions for the creating of the connectors needed, only to find that your emails queue in your Exchange Server. If you turn on protocol logging you get this… Continue reading Cannot Send Emails To Office 365 or Exchange Online Protection Using TLS

Ensuring Email Delivery Security with Exchange 2013

To force Exchange 2013 to guarantee the secure delivery of a message can be done a few different ways. In this version of the product and in previous versions it was possible to create a send connector for a given domain and enable Mutual TLS on the connector. Then all messages to the domain(s) that… Continue reading Ensuring Email Delivery Security with Exchange 2013

Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

If you use Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to filter your email in the cloud and to remove spam and malware before onward delivery to you, and if you use Exchange 2007 or later on-premises, then you need to configure Exchange to move detected spam to the Junk Email folder in Outlook. By default EOP detects… Continue reading Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

Removing Edge Subscription When Exchange 2013 Installed

Exchange 2013 does not have an Edge role (at the time of writing – Aug 2013). It is possible to use Exchange 2010 SP3 and install the Edge role should you need one. There is a problem though when it comes to removing the Edge Subscription between an organization that contains Exchange 2013 servers and… Continue reading Removing Edge Subscription When Exchange 2013 Installed

Domain Secure and Edge Servers

I was asked a question recently on the Microsoft Certified Master course for Exchange 2010 and was told that the answer was not clearly written up on the internet. So I thought I would write this blog post. The question was based on the idea that Domain Secure worked from a Hub Transport server in… Continue reading Domain Secure and Edge Servers

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is a cloud hosted email anti-spam and antivirus filtering system. Amongst the options to filter away your spam, one of the options to to allow the email to be flagged and sent on into your on-premises email system, and then managing it there. If you have Exchange 2007 or… Continue reading Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Exchange 2013 Transport Agents

Earlier today I posted http://blog.c7solutions.com/2012/10/creating-simple-exchange-server.html on how to create a transport agent in Exchange, and though the steps cover some of the detail for Exchange Server 2013 they do not cover some of the detail, so I’ve added that to this post below: Use .NET Framework 4.0 for Exchange 2013 though it is possible to… Continue reading Exchange 2013 Transport Agents

Creating a Simple Exchange Server Transport Agent

This blog post follows a session that I delivered at the MEC 2012 conference in Orlando. If you attended the conference the slides are available on http://mymec.mecisback.com for the rest of 2012. Part of the transport agents session was writing a new transport agent, and the example agent was to do add a form of… Continue reading Creating a Simple Exchange Server Transport Agent

Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Earlier this week at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC 2012) I led a session titled Configuring Rights Management Server for Office 365 and Exchange On-Premises [E14.314]. This blog shows three videos covering installation, configuration and integration of RMS with Exchange 2010 and Office 365. For Exchange 2013, the steps are mostly identical. Installing AD RMS… Continue reading Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

If before you use Sysprep to prepare a Windows machine for imaging you set the administrators password “User cannot change password” then sysprep will not clear this setting, but will set the “User must change password at next logon” setting. Normally these two settings are mutually exclusive, but in the scenario for sysprep it seems… Continue reading Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

How To Speed Up Exchange Server Transport Logging

In Exchange 2010 SP1 and later any writing to the transport log files for activity logging (not the transaction logging on the mail.que database) is cached in RAM and written to disk every five minutes. In a lab environment you might be impacted by this as you might have sent an email and want to… Continue reading How To Speed Up Exchange Server Transport Logging

Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

This is something I’ve been meaning to write down for a while. I wrote an answer for this question to LinkedIn about a week ago and I’ve just emailed a MCM Exchange consultant with this – so here we go… If you configure a Send Connector (Exchange 2007 and 2010) or Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector… Continue reading Highly Available Geo Redundancy with Outbound Send Connectors in Exchange 2003 and Later

Restricting Message Sizes in Exchange Server to Low Bandwidth Sites

Exchange Server has a series of different settings for controlling the maximum message size into and around an Exchange organization, but what about when parts of your organization have a considerably lower bandwidth than other parts, for example offices with servers in rural or hard to reach locations and require satellite WAN links or ships… Continue reading Restricting Message Sizes in Exchange Server to Low Bandwidth Sites

Hosting Exchange 2010 and Issues With Duplicate Contacts

When you are creating a hosted Exchange system using the Exchange 2010 On Premises product (not the /hosting version of the product) it is likely that if two or more of your customers create a mail contact in the global address list (GAL) for the same external email recipient they will see some issues with… Continue reading Hosting Exchange 2010 and Issues With Duplicate Contacts