Configuring Trend OfficeScan for Exchange Server

There are lots of articles on configuring Trend OfficeScan on an Exchange Server. They should all be based on the definitive article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(v=exchg.141).aspx which covers the exclusions needed, but one thing I found typically missing from the configuration. If you use mount points to map the Exchange database disks to the server, then you… Continue reading Configuring Trend OfficeScan for Exchange Server

Managing Azure Active Directory Rights Management

This article is the third in a series of posts looking at Microsoft’s new Rights Management product set. In the previous post we looked at turning on the feature in Office 365 and in this post we will look at how to manage the service in the cloud. In this series of articles we will… Continue reading Managing Azure Active Directory Rights Management

What is X-Forefront-Antispam-Report-Untrusted?

When a message arrives in Exchange Online Protection (EOP) with an existing X-Forefront-Antispam-Report header, it is renamed to X-Forefront-Antispam-Report-Untrusted. If the message is then detected as spam and stored in the optional quarantine, upon release it will go back into EOP. Upon entering EOP the previously set X-Forefront-Antispam-Report header is renamed to X-Forefront-Antispam-Report-Untrusted.

Secret NSA Listening Ports in Exchange Server 2013? Of Course Not…

But what do those extra ports in Exchange Server 2013 that are listening actually do. If you bring up a command prompt on an Exchange Server 2013 machine and run netstat –ano | find “:25”. You will get back a list of IP addresses that are listening on any port starting 25. The last number… Continue reading Secret NSA Listening Ports in Exchange Server 2013? Of Course Not…

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

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

Create Shadow Redundancy Cross Forest in Exchange 2010

  Send connector cross forest shadow redundancy New-SendConnector ToTailspin -AddressSpaces SMTP:tailspin.com -SmartHosts mail.tailspin.com -ProtocolLoggingLevel verbose -DNSRoutingEnabled $False -SmartHostAuthMechanism ExternalAuthoritativeGet-SendConnector ToTailspin | Add-ADPermission -user “MS Exchange\Externally Secured Servers” -ExtendedRights ms-Exch-SMTP-Send-XShadow Receive connector cross forest shadow redundancy New-ReceiveConnector FromFabrikam -RemoteIPRanges 192.168.100.1 -Bindings 0.0.0.0:25 -ProtocolLoggingLevel verbose -Banner “220 Tailspin XShadow SMTP Server” -AuthMechanism ExternalAuthoritative Get-ReceiveConnector FromFabrikam | Add-ADPermission… Continue reading Create Shadow Redundancy Cross Forest in Exchange 2010

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

.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

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