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Exchange Server 2007 SP1 disables Exchange Anti-spam updates

Here is the anti-spam configuration on an Exchange Server 2007 RTM server: [PS] C:\>Get-AntispamUpdates UpdateMode : Automatic LatestContentFilterVersion : 3.3.4604.600 SpamSignatureUpdatesEnabled : True LatestSpamSignatureVersion : 3.3.4604.600 IPReputationUpdatesEnabled : True LatestIPReputationVersion : 3.3.4604.001 MicrosoftUpdate : NotConfigured And here is the same Exchange Server 2007 server immediately after upgrading to Service Pack 1: [PS] C:\>Get-AntispamUpdates UpdateMode : […]

February 6, 2008

Blogs I read

This blog is mostly about my Microsoft server technologies and things I encounter in my day job in IT.  To keep up with this field I am subscribed to a number of blogs and I try to set aside some time to read the latest posts each day.  But since I am blogging I also […]

January 31, 2008

Web sites know your OS, right?

I’m no programmer but I’ve seen demonstrations of web page code that allows a web site to detect your operating system, browser version, and other details that annoy privacy nutters.  The sites can then (if they feel like it I suppose) use that information to tailor the web content to suit the client (eg, why […]

January 17, 2008

2007 roundup

2007 was the second year for this web site. I started it in 2006 using Mambo as the CMS and mostly writing longer articles and guides. This proved impractical after a while. My work lends itself to writing more quick fix posts for rare or obscure problems. I fill in the rest of my posting […]

December 30, 2007

Checking currency of Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam signatures

Last week I wrote a post on what is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam.  A short time afterwards Evan Dodds wrote back to me with an answer to the issue. One could write a simple script to check what updates are available on MU in certain categories, etc. Sample VB script code is available […]

December 10, 2007

What is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Anti-Spam

I’ve been searching all over the Microsoft website for a KB article, Technet article, or any other page that will list the current version of the various Exchange Server 2007 anti-spam signature releases. I realise that in any given day these can update dozens of times, but it is still a bit frustrating not having […]

December 4, 2007

Exchange, Forefront, and SharePoint Service Pack 1

It must be Service Pack 1 Week at Microsoft. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Service Pack 1 for Exchange Server 2007 has finally gone RTM.  This release includes support for Windows Server 2008, enhanced functionality for Outlook Web Access, new administrative tools for Public Folders, and the new Standby Continuous Replication feature for HA/DR. A full […]

December 3, 2007

What is missing from Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging

Earlier this week I attended a Microsoft workshop on Unified Communications.  The workshop included a bunch of information on how Microsoft’s UC strategy is targeting the market, and how Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator, and Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging fit into that strategy. One thing struck me during the Unified Messaging demonstrations. Exchange […]

November 30, 2007

Microsoft Exam 70-236: Exchange Server 2007 Configuration (MCTS)

This page contains Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This morning I sat and passed the 70-236 exam from Microsoft, which is titled TS: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring. Passing this exam earns you MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server […]

October 2, 2007

Microsoft Team Blog List

The Windows Vista Team Blog has posted a handy list of all of the official Microsoft product team blogs. Turns out I was already subscribed to seven of them but managed to pick up a couple of new ones that interest me.

September 19, 2007

Modifying Exchange Server 2007 Roles Breaks Outlook Web Access

Update: 18th September  I’ve come across a frustrating problem with an Exchange Server 2007 deployment in which Outlook Web Access is not functioning correctly for one of the Client Access servers. Here is a test scenario in which the problem occurs.  Install an Exchange server TESTEXC1 with the Client Access (CA), Hub Transport (HT), and Mailbox (MB) […]

September 17, 2007