Installation Of Exchange 2007 Update Rollup Takes Too Long…

You might find that installing the latest update rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 SP1 server takes a long time to complete. The process seems to be stuck with the message “Creating native images for .NET assemblies”. It does complete the installation finally, but will take too much time. This normally happens when you try to

Calendar Settings In Exchange 2010…

Exchange 2010 Management Console gives administrator an option to automate processing of user’s calendar. It is provided as a new tab named “Calendar Settings” in user’s properties. The calendar agent is enabled for all new users by deafult and two options are selected. Remove old meeting requests and responses Mark new meeting requests as tentative.

Export Import In Exchange 2010…

Exchange 2010 brings in a GUI in Exchange Management Console to export mailbox to a PST and to import from a PST. You need to right click the user and select the task. You can still use the shell cmdlets, Import-Mailbox & Export-Mailbox if you desire so. The Export Mailbox gives you two main options.

Exchange 2010 Q&A in July Technet Magazine

There is a very good Q&A; on new features of Exchange 2010 in the july edition of technet magazine. As everyone would know by this time, technet magazine has gone to an online edition only. Read the new features of Exchange 2010 here

Moving Storage Group & Database Files Location…

You can move the location of the Exchange 2007 storage groups and databases, even after installing exchange. But, the process has to be done out of hours as it will dismount the databases. You can use both the exchange management console and shell to achieve the same. In order to move the storage group path,

Setting default language & time zone for all OWA 2007 users…

Exchange 2007 OWA provides a new screen to select your language and time zone when you login for the first time. As an administrator, you can preset the language & time zone (depending upon the company’s location) and users won’t be presented with the options when they login. In order to set the default language

Deleted mailboxes are not showing up in Disconnected Mailbox in EMC…

Most exchange admins will run into this problem at some point. You do either one of the two actions – delete a user account using AD users and computers or remove the mailbox using EMC. Once the account is deleted, the mailboxes are not deleted straightaway by default. They (should) appear in the Disconnected Mailbox

Will Exchange 2007 SP1 run on Windows 2008 SP2?

Microsoft has released SP2 for Windows 2008 server. Now the question is – Will Exchange 2007 SP1 run on Windows 2008 SP2? Yes, it will. It will be the same for Exchange 2007 SP2 as well. Another thing to note is that you need atleast Exchange 2007 SP1 to install it successfully on a Windows

Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 SP1 is released…

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1. This is a cumulative update and replaces all the previous ones. You can install the latest update straightaway without installing the previous updates one by one. Do note that this one is for 2007 SP1 and not the RTM version. Full description of the

Changes made to Exchange are not reflected straightaway…

There are number of scenarios where you make a change in exchange server, but the change is not set straightaway. Following are few of them which makes any administrator go wild… Maximum message size limits have been changed, but emails are not flowing Mailbox size has been increased, but user can’t send emails User can’t