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Quota violation error when moving Exchange 2007 storage group log path

On Exchange Server 2007 you may encounter a quota violation error when attempting to move the storage group logs path for one of your storage groups. Summary: 1 item(s). 0 succeeded, 1 failed. Elapsed time: 01:35:36 SG Public Folders Failed Error: WMI exception occured on server ‘exchangeserver.domain.local’: Quota violation Quota violation Exchange Management Shell command […]

March 27, 2009

Emails not sending from Exchange 2003 to new Exchange 2007 server

When you introduce a the first Exchange Server 2007 server into an existing Exchange Server 2003 organization you may encounter an issue with mail flow between the two servers. Emails sent from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2003 work fine, however emails sent from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 do not work and can be seen […]

February 20, 2009

Exchange Server 2007 Update Rollup 6 (Critical)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007.  The update includes a critical security fix outlined in bulletin MS09-003. The full list of fixes can be found here, and the download files are here. I’ve updated our Exchange servers here last night and it went smoothly, no problems encountered. Make sure you read […]

February 12, 2009

Multiple ISP support in Forefront TMG

From Tom Shinder:   For years we’ve been asking for multiple ISP support for our ISA firewalls. Well, that never happened, but the great news is that TMG firewall now feature multiple ISP support. You can use two Internet connections, either for failover or load balancing. You can even set different weights on your ISPs, […]

February 9, 2009

Exchange 2007 OWA stops working with “reason=0” error

Outlook Web Access on Exchange Server 2007 may stop working after an Update Rollup is applied.  Users who connect to OWA may receive a browser script error or a blank page with a URL of:   https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/auth/logon.aspx?url=https://mail.yourdomain.com/owa/&reason=0 This problem can be caused by either of these conditions: Cause #1 The Update Rollup was applied while […]

January 30, 2009

Exchange 2007 mailbox users with incorrect language settings

Users may report that their Exchange mailbox displays in an incorrect foreign language in Outlook and Outlook Web Access.  This issue may occur when the Languages attribute of the mailbox is incorrectly set. You can view the language of a mailbox using the Get-Mailbox cmdlet. [PS] C:\>Get-Mailbox -Identity "John Smith" | fl name, languages Name […]

January 19, 2009

Exchange 14 details starting to emerge

Microsoft has been working on the next version of Exchange Server (E14) for a few years TAP customers and their Live@edu program, and are now starting to bring details of the upcoming version to the public. The first interesting detail is the continued move towards the “software as a service” model (eg Hosted Exchange) to […]

January 14, 2009

Test your Exchange Server remote connectivity

When deploying or troubleshooting Exchange servers I regularly encounter the need to jump onto a host outside of the customer network to perform remote access testing.  Over the years I’ve gotten into the habit of maintaining a host running 24/7 on my home internet connection that I can RDP to and perform these test.  While […]

January 7, 2009

Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2007 Outlook Web Access Logon Failure

From the Microsoft Exchange Team Blog: Despite our attempts at documenting various break/fix scenarios, it can often be frustrating when trying to locate the information you need to resolve an issue as quickly as you would like. I decided to share this information in an attempt to help you resolve the majority of issues that […]

January 1, 2009

2008 roundup

The blog is reaching the end of its third year online.  I wrote my 2007 roundup at about this time last year and now its time to take a look at what happened in 2008. Visitor Growth In 2007 I was relying on Awstats provided by my web host for visitor statistics.  Those stats showed […]

December 30, 2008