Free/Busy Cross-Forest Working One Way Only

Or indeed, not working at all! I had the issue of it working one way only (On-Premise Exchange organization > Office 365) but the other way (cloud to on-premise) did not work at all. The answer is shown in this video http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/a16a9d39-416a-4b01-a88f-5ff511580424 This covers the reasons why Free/Busy (and the other federation features of MailTips,… Continue reading Free/Busy Cross-Forest Working One Way Only

CRM Router and Exchange 2010

To configure the CRM Email Router with Exchange 2010 you need to do the following. Not all of these points are clearly documented on the internet. Create a mailbox (CRM_Router@domain.com) Set password never to expire Ensure that the mailbox is not hidden from the address list Login to above mailbox Enable impersonation with the following… Continue reading CRM Router and Exchange 2010

Publishing ADFS Through ISA or TMG Server

To enable single sign-on in Office 365 and a variety of other applications you need to provide a federated authentication system. Microsoft’s free server software for this is currently Active Directory Federation Server 2.0 (ADFS), which is downloaded from Microsoft’s website. ADFS is installed on a server within your organisation, and a trust (utilising trusted… Continue reading Publishing ADFS Through ISA or TMG Server

Changing ADFS 2.0 Endpoint URL for Office 365

If you are configuring single sign-on for Office 365 then you will need a server running Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (ADFS 2.0). When you install this you are asked for a URL that acts as an endpoint for the ADFS service, which if you are publishing that endpoint through a firewall such as TMG… Continue reading Changing ADFS 2.0 Endpoint URL for Office 365

Delegate Approval for Meeting Requests Failing

If you require delegates to approval all room bookings in Exchange 2010 and you have the following two settings set to True then rooms will automatically be approved AllRequestOutOfPolicy: True AllRequestInPolicy: True To require that rooms are approved by the delegate regardless of when the room is booked set AllRequestOutOfPolicy to False. These settings require… Continue reading Delegate Approval for Meeting Requests Failing

.DLL Errors and Blackberry Enterprise Server

During a configuration of Blackberry Enterprise Server today I found that I was getting .DLL errors when trying to create a MAPI profile on the BES Server (v5.0.2) when running IEMSTest. Well it was not the usual stuff – it ended up being the alias that had been assigned to the BESAdmin account. The policy… Continue reading .DLL Errors and Blackberry Enterprise Server

Career Factor: The reality show

Starting January 18th, check out Microsoft’s Career Factor, a real-time, online, interactive reality show.  It will tell the stories of nine real individuals around the world, each working to improve their IT careers.  During the next five months, each will be working toward a career goal with the help of Microsoft, its partners, and the… Continue reading Career Factor: The reality show

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Random Chinese Characters in Exchange 2010 SP1 Emails

I have been sent a few emails from a client that start like this: 格tml> 格ead> 猼tyle㰾!– .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Tahoma } –>⼼style> ⼼head> 㰊body class=’hmmessage’> The HTML characters repeat throughout the message, but not on every message, though those sent from Hotmail are typically affected (but it… Continue reading Random Chinese Characters in Exchange 2010 SP1 Emails

MCM Exchange 2010 Video Previews

Updated 6th October 2013: With the removal of the MCM classes from Microsoft Learning’s provision of training and certification, I have posted this video content on my own blog at http://c7solutions.com/2013/10/the-exchange-server-header-firewall-mcm/ — Fame at last! Well not really, but here (http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog/archive/2010/12/28/mcm-exchange-video-preview.aspx) is a video introducing the MCM Exchange class posted on the MCM Blog. The… Continue reading MCM Exchange 2010 Video Previews

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Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010

It’s a well documented issue with Outlook 2003 connecting to Exchange 2010 that means Outlook 2003 is not as responsive in Online mode as it was with legacy versions of Exchange Server (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2009942). What is less well documented is an odd error message that can appear because of this interaction. Imagine the following scenario. User… Continue reading Unknown Error, Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010

VirtualBox

We are presenting at Exchange Connection 2010 later this year, and I need to set up some demo machines. I need my demo to run Exchange 2010, which is a 64bit application and I do not have guaranteed internet access so I cannot run my demo’s via my lab machines in the UK. But I… Continue reading VirtualBox

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Restrictive Throttling Policies in Exchange 2010

Exchange Server 2010 has the ability to limit user and administrative actions. But in testing this feature in a lab I set the default policy (which by default affects everyone, including the Administrator account) to a policy that stopped me undoing the policy again! I ran Set-ThrottlingPolicy def* -PowerShellMaxConcurrency 1 -PowerShellMaxCmdletsTimePeriod 1000 -PowerShellMaxCmdlets 1 which… Continue reading Restrictive Throttling Policies in Exchange 2010