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Update Rollup 1 (UR1) for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Released

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3 (KB2803727)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP3, you need to apply Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2010 SP3 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in Update Rollup 1:

  1. 2561346 Mailbox storage limit error when a delegate uses the manager’s mailbox to send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2729954 Can’t send voice message to a selected non-primary email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2750846 Information Store service crashes when you mount public folder databases on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  4. 2751628 Event ID 9682 does not record the folder name when you delete a public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  5. 2756460 You cannot open a mailbox that is located in a different site by using Outlook Anywhere in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2763065 Move request log is logged when you move a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  7. 2777742 Address Book service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server when a server has been running for 25 days or more
  8. 2781488 RPC_S_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE (0x6BA) error code when you use a MAPI or CDO-based application in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2782683 Email message that a user sends by using the “Send As” or “Send On Behalf” permission is saved only in the Sent Items folder of the sender in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2784210 Ethical wall does not function as expected when the ReportToOriginatorEnabled property is disabled in an Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 coexistence environment
  11. 2793348 Read receipt is sent unexpectedly when you view an email message by using Outlook Web App
  12. 2796490 Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  13. 2802569 Mailbox synchronization fails on an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2803132 Delayed email message delivery on a BlackBerry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  15. 2806602 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server
  16. 2814723 Server loses network connectivity and UDP ports are used up on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  17. 2814847 Rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption in Exchange Server 2010 when a user syncs a mailbox by using an iOS 6.1 or 6.1.1-based device
  18. 2816934 Error code 0X800CCC13 when an additional POP3 or IMAP account is used to send an email message and Outlook online mode is used to connect to an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  19. 2817140 Exchange Replication service crashes intermittently in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2817852 Cyrillic characters are displayed as question marks in the “To” field of message items in the Sent Items folder in an Exchange 2010 environment
  21. 2818456 Attachments are missing from an embedded message in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  22. 2822208 Unable to soft delete some messages after installing Exchange 2010 SP2 RU6 or SP3
  23. 2826066 VSAPI-based antivirus software causes delayed response in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2827037 Copy of an item is created in the Version subfolder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  25. 2833888 No items are displayed in Outlook after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 or Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  26. 2840099 ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception when an EWS application creates a new MIME email in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

Exporting and Importing Exchange Auto Attendant Prompts

While cloning a customer’s environment in prep for a cross-forest move to a resource forest, I needed to duplicate the auto attendant configuration. This included a slew of custom auto attendant prompts. I looked all around the current servers to see if the original .wav files were anywhere, and only managed to find a few. So I resorted to Export-UMPrompt to just export all of the prompts to .wav files. The plan was to then take those .wav files and import them on the new servers in the resource forest.

For each prompt, I used something like this:

$prompt = Export-UMPrompt -UMAutoAttendant "Qatar Service Desk" -PromptFileName "Qatar_NormalBusinessHours.wav"
Set-Content -Path "c:\umprompts\Qatar Service Desk\Qatar_NormalBusinessHours.wav" -Value $prompt.AudioData -Encoding Byte

This yielded me a .wav file that I was able to open with Windows Media Player and verify the contents. So far, so good.

However, when I went to import this on the new server using Import-UMPrompt, using something like:

[byte[]]$c = Get-content -Path "c:\UMPrompts\Qatar Service Desk\Qatar_NormalBusinessHours.wav" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0
Import-UMPrompt -UMDialPlan "Contoso Qatar Dial Plan" -PromptFileName "Qatar_NormalBusinessHours.wav" -PromptFileData $c

I was presented with this:

The file is not in the correct .wav format for custom greetings.

The file is not in the correct .wav format for custom greetings.

As Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory may say “oh – what fresh hell is this?”. You’d think that if you export a prompt, it would give you a file that is supported for import, right? Not so fast. Seems that the exported files are 16Khz, but, as the error above states, we need 8Khz. And ONLY 8Khz. And the Export-UMPrompt doesn’t provide a parameter to specify the exported file properties (wouldn’t that be nice?).

So we turn to some quick shareware software called GoldWave.

Once installed, open GoldWave, and then click the Open button, and open your .wav file.

GoldWave

File opened in GoldWave

Then click the little “Hz” button on the toolbar, and set the sample rate at 8000, as shown below:

Setting the resample rate to 8000

Setting the resample rate to 8000 (click for larger view)

You will notice that at the very bottom of the GoldWave window, it now says something like “Wave PCM signed 16 bit, 8000 Hz, 128 kps, mono”. Click File>Save As.

Choose “Wave (*wav)” as the Save As Type, and set the Attributes to “PCM signed 16 bit, mono”.

Saving file as 16bit mono

Saving file as 16bit mono

After I did this for each of the files, they imported fine.

Syntax Highlighting File for UltraEdit Includes Exchange 2010/2013, Lync 2010/2013, and ActiveDirectory cmdlets

May 8, 2013 3 comments

In a previous post, Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010 PowerShell syntax highlighting file for UltraEdit, I included the cmdlets for both Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010. In this new file, I’ve included Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, and Active Directory cmdlets for highlighting. If you use UltraEdit, this wordfile may make life a little easier.

Download the file here: UltraEditPowerShellLyncExchangeAD.zip

Update Rollup 6 (UR6) for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 released

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (KB2746164)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 SP2 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in Update Rollup 6:

  1. 2489941 The “legacyExchangeDN” value is shown in the “From” field instead of the “Simple Display Name” in an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2717453 You cannot move or delete a folder by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2733608 Corrupted Japanese DBCS characters when you send a meeting request or post a reply to a posted item in a public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2734635 Folder-associated information (FAI) items are deleted when you run the New-InboxRule cmdlet or change Inbox rules in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  5. 2737046 AutoPreview feature does not work when you use Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2741117 High CPU utilization by Microsoft Exchange Replication service on Client Access servers in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2746030 Incorrect ExternalURL value for EWS is returned by an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server
  8. 2750188 Exchange Service Host service crashes when you start the service on an Exchange 2010 server
  9. 2751417 Synchronization fails if you sync an external device to a mailbox through EAS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2751581 OAB generation fails with event IDs 9126, 9330, and either 9338 or 9339 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2760999 “The signup domain ‘org’ derived from ‘.org’ is not a valid domain” error message when you use the Hybrid Configuration wizard in an Exchange Server
  12. 2776259 Msftefd.exe process crashes if an email attachment has an unexpected file name extension or no file name extension in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2779387 Duplicated email messages are displayed in the Sent Items folder in a EWS-based application that accesses an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  14. 2783586 Name order of a contact is displayed incorrectly after you edit the contact in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  15. 2783631 User-Agent field is empty when you run the Get-ActiveSyncDeviceStatistics cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  16. 2783633 You cannot move or delete an email message that is larger than the maximum receive or send size in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  17. 2783649 Private appointment is visible to a delegate in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2783771 Mailbox on a mobile device is not updated when EAS is configured in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  19. 2783772 Edgetransport.exe process crashes after a journal recipient receives an NDR message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2783776 You cannot perform a cross-premises search in a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 hybrid environment
  21. 2783782 Error message when you use Scanpst.exe on a .pst file in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  22. 2784081 Store.exe process crashes if you add certain registry keys to an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  23. 2784083 Week numbers in the Outlook Web App and Outlook calendars are mismatched in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2784093 SCOM alerts and event ID 4 in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 organization that has Update Rollup 1 or later
  25. 2784566 Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  26. 2787023 Exchange Mailbox Assistants service crashes when you try to change a recurring calendar item or publish free/busy data in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  27. 2793274 A new option is available that disables the PermanentlyDelete retention action in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  28. 2793278 You cannot use the search function to search for mailbox items in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  29. 2793279 Exchange Server 2010 does not restart when the Microsoft Exchange Replication service freezes
  30. 2793488 Internet Explorer freezes when you connect to the OWA several times in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  31. 2810616 Email message delivery is delayed on a Blackberry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Exchange Server 2010 Released

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Exchange Server 2010. See the Description of Exchange Server 2010 SP3 for more information, including a list of known issues.

The 549MB download is just like RTM – a full install package. Existing installations can be upgraded, as new installs can be completed with the Service Pack integrated.

What’s New in Exchange 2010 SP1 has a comprehensive list of the changes and enhancements, including:

  1. Coexistence with Exchange 2013: You can now install Exchange Server 2013 in your existing Exchange Server 2010 organization. To do this, install Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1). You cannot install Exchange Server 2013 in your existing Exchange Server 2010 organization by using Exchange Server 2013 RTM installation media.
    Note Exchange Server 2013 CU1 is also an installation medium for Exchange Server 2013.
  2. Support for Windows Server 2012: You can now install and deploy Exchange Server 2010 on computers that are running Windows Server 2012.
  3. Support for Internet Explorer 10: You can now use Internet Explorer 10 to connect to Exchange 2010.
  4. Customer Requested Fixes: Exchange Server 2010 SP3 contains all the fixes that are contained in update rollups that were released before SP3. For more information about the release schedules of Exchange 2010 updates, see Exchange 2010 Servicing
  5. 2552121 You cannot synchronize a mailbox by using an Exchange ActiveSync device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2729444 Mailboxes are quarantined after you install the Exchange Server 2010 SP2 version of the Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack
  7. 2778100 Long delay in receiving email messages by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2779351 SCOM alert when the Test-PowerShellConnectivity cmdlet is executed in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  9. 2784569 Slow performance when you search a GAL by using an EAS device in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2796950 Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe process consumes excessive CPU resources when a SCOM server monitors Exchange Server 2010 Client Access servers
  11. 2800133 Application pools consume excessive CPU and memory resources on an Exchange Client Access server after you apply the Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  12. 2800346 Outlook freezes and high network load occurs when you apply retention policies to a mailbox in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  13. 2810617 You cannot install Exchange Server 2010 SP3 when you define a Windows PowerShell script execution policy in Group Policy
  14. 2787500 Declined meeting request is added back to your calendar after a delegate opens the request by using Outlook 2010
  15. 2797529 Email message delivery is delayed on a Blackberry mobile device after you install Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2
  16. 2800080 ErrorServerBusy response code when you synchronize an EWS-based application to a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Important: Installation of this service pack requires an update to the Active Directory schema. For more information, see the Release Notes.

Download the Service Pack here.

Microsoft Re-releases Several Exchange Update Rollups Due to Code Signing Issue

October 11, 2012 1 comment

Microsoft has discovered that digital certificates used to sign some files in recent Update Rollups for Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2007 will expire prematurely, some as soon as the next couple of months. This was documented in a recent Security Advisory. As a result, Microsoft has released corrected versions of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1, and Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3. For the most part, nothing from a code or functionality/feature set changes, with the exception of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2. That rollup includes a fix for  a problem with Outlook 2010 and 2013 where only one result is returned when clicking “view all results”. That fix, from KB 2756987, is now included. All of these Update Rollups, dubbed the “V2″ of each, are now available for download at the links below.

When installing these Update Rollups, it is not required to uninstall the original version.

Microsoft has noted in another Advisory from Security Research and Defense that this isn’t an Exchange issue, and is reissuing other recent releases as well. This includes some security patches. I suggest you read that advisory to see how it may impact other systems in your environment.

Microsoft has also released a WinVerifyTrust package to verify that the issue is resolved. Download the appropriate version if you’d like to ensure you’re safe.

It’s also important to know that some third-party applications and solutions may display unexpected results if they query these incorrect time stamps. As a result it’s recommended that you install the v2 versions even if you already have the original v1 version installed. Microsoft states: “We encourage all customers to apply the re-released, re-signed security updates as they become available. As an additional defense-in-depth measure, we recommend that customers also apply the updated WinVerifyTrust package which serves as an effective way for Windows and Microsoft applications to extend the validity period of these packages beyond the premature expiration date. We should be clear that the re-released, re-signed security updates by themselves are sufficient to address the potential compatibility issue and the WinVerifyTrust package is not strictly necessary – it is offered as a defense-in-depth option to customers who want to ensure that this issue does not affect them between now and the time they apply the updated security updates.”

This latest blunder doesn’t give Exchange IT professionals a warm fuzzy feeling. This is the latest in a string of bungled releases that have had to be released due to some problem. While I applaud Microsoft in identifying and correcting the issue without trying to hide it, I have to wonder if it’s safe to install any patches for fear they may further break an Exchange environment. A long-standing belief that many have is to not install RTM software – wait till the first service pack comes out. I’ve never held on to that, but Microsoft sure isn’t doing much in the public eye to help rid that believe. Let’s hope this is a lesson learned and this type of public humiliation for Microsoft doesn’t become any more of a pattern.

Download

  1. 2756485 Update Rollup 4 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2
  2. 2756496 Update Rollup 7 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1
  3. 2756497 Update Rollup 8 v2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

September 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

September 5, 2012 1 comment

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

  1. The New OWA Rocks Tablets and Phones! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/02/the-new-owa-rocks-tablets-and-phones.aspx
  2. We’ve updated the MEC website with a whole lot of awesome! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/08/we-ve-updated-the-mec-website-with-a-whole-lot-of-awesome.aspx
  3. Managing The New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/09/managing-the-new-exchange.aspx
  4. Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/released-update-rollup-4-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx
  5. Released: Update Rollup 8 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/released-update-rollup-8-for-exchange-2007-service-pack-3.aspx
  6. Calendar and Tasks Retention Tag Support in Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/14/calendar-and-tasks-retention-tag-support-in-exchange-2010-sp2-ru4.aspx
  7. Moving from EHA to Office 365 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/20/moving-from-eha-to-office-365.aspx
  8. Site Mailboxes in the new Office http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/22/site-mailboxes-in-the-new-office.aspx
  9. Exchange, Stubbing, and Database Space Reclamation http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/27/exchange-stubbing-and-database-space-reclamation.aspx
  10. Using EAC to manage multi-forest Exchange deployments http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/08/30/using-eac-to-manage-multi-forest-exchange-deployments.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

Outlook Outlook Blog http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/

Other The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog/

  1. Lync Online: Lync 2010 Conversation Translator http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/30/lync-2010-conversation-translator.aspx
  2. Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/31/microsoft-lync-2013-preview-in-a-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx
  3. Lync Federation with Public Instant Messaging Connectivity on Outlook.com http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/08/lync-public-instant-messaging-connectivity-federation-with-outlook-com.aspx
  4. Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Overview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/08/lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting-overview.aspx
  5. Five Frequently Asked Questions about Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/14/five-frequently-asked-questions-about-lync-server-2010-mobility-service.aspx
  6. Lync Online: Quick Contacts – Display Lync Online Contact Information in Your Outlook To-Do Bar http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/14/lync-online-quick-contacts-display-lync-online-contact-information-in-your-outlook-to-do-bar-grid-user-post.aspx
  7. Interview with a Lync Pro: Dustin Hannifin http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/16/interview-with-a-lync-pro-dustin-hannifin-2.aspx
  8. Certificate Authentication in Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise PKI http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/20/certificate-authentication-in-lync-server-2010-and-enterprise-pki.aspx
  9. LyncMD: Troubleshooting Delegate Permissions Issues in Lync 2010 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/21/lyncmd-troubleshooting-delegate-permissions-issues-in-lync-2010.aspx
  10. Lync Online: Configuring Lync-to-Phone for Office 365 Videos http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/23/lync-online-configuring-lync-to-phone-for-office-365-videos.aspx
  11. Lync Online: How to Troubleshoot Sign-In Issues http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/24/lync-online-how-to-troubleshoot-sign-in-issues.aspx
  12. Practice Accelerator Sessions for Lync Server 2010: September 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/24/practice-accelerator-sessions-for-lync-server-2010-july-2012.aspx
  13. Lync Server 2013 Preview: Introducing Documentation and the Documentation Team http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/27/introducing-lync-server-2013-preview-documentation-and-the-documentation-team.aspx
  14. Lync Server 2013 Preview: What’s New in Persistent Chat Server http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/28/lync-server-13-preview-what-s-new-in-persistent-chat-server.aspx
  15. Lync Server 2013 Preview: New High Availability and Disaster Recovery Features http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/08/29/new-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery-features-in-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

None

Exchange

  1. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging (UM) Specialists
    The companies listed in this document are Systems Integrators who have attended technical training on Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging conducted by Microsoft Exchange Engineering Team. Non-Microsoft providers are listed here for your convenience only. Microsoft makes no warranties or representations with regard to their products or services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30729
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM) Specialists
    The companies listed in this document are Systems Integrators who have attended technical training on Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging conducted by Microsoft Exchange Engineering Team. Non-Microsoft providers are listed here for your convenience only. Microsoft makes no warranties or representations with regard to their products or services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15470

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
    These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16857

Outlook

None

Other

None

Downloads

Exchange

  1. Exchange Web Services Managed API Version 2.0 – Technical Preview
    The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 2.0 Technical Preview provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30391

Events/Webcasts

Lync Server

  1. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:00 AM  Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523849&culture=en-US
  2. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully! Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523647&culture=en-US
  3. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523653&culture=en-US
  4. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523654&culture=en-US
  5. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523850&culture=en-US
  6. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523655&culture=en-US
  7. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523656&culture=en-US
  8. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting. This 60 minute virtual, instructor-led session introduces the new and enhanced collaboration and online meeting features available with Microsoft Lync. Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523851&culture=en-US
  9. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully! Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523649&culture=en-US
  10. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523657&culture=en-US
  11. Introducing Microsoft Lync Welcome to Microsoft Lync!
    Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication. Starts: Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032523658&culture=en-US
  12. Office 365 Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032524448 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032524448&culture=en-US
  13. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032524444 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032524444&culture=en-US
  14. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527293 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Thursday, September 06, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527293&culture=en-US
  15.  Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527294 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Friday, September 07, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527294&culture=en-US
  16. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527295 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Monday, September 10, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527295&culture=en-US
  17. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527296 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527296&culture=en-US
  18. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527297 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527297&culture=en-US
  19. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527298 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527298&culture=en-US
  20. Office 365 In Action: Daily Live Demo & Chat
    Event ID: 1032527299 See how Microsoft Office 365 can help improve the effectiveness of your business.  Join our LIVE demonstration and chat with a Microsoft specialist. Starts: Friday, September 14, 2012 10:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 30 minute(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527299&culture=en-US
  21. The Business Value of Cloud and Microsoft Office 365
    Event ID: 1032527500 By now, you’ve probably heard the term “Cloud Computing” but what is this Cloud everyone is talking about?  Companies like Lowe’s, Hyatt Hotels, Burger King, Hallmark Cards, JetBlue and numerous other enterprises, big & small, are leveraging the Microsoft Cloud.  Is it time for your company to do so as well?  Starts: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2:00 PM Time zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032527500&culture=en-US

New KB’s

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. An event ID 9646 occurs when a service account opens many MAPI sessions on an Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742012
  2. You receive a “server unavailable” error message when you try to connect to Exchange Server 2003 by using remote procedure call over HTTP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822595
  3. Known issues that cause the “HTTP 500 internal server error” error message in Exchange Server 2003 Outlook Web Access http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894965

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. Items in the Sync Issues folder are not processed or deleted by a Messaging Records Management (MRM) policy in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686541
  2. Inconsistent search results after a content index is rebuilt in Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2704862

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  1. Events 4999 and 7034 are logged and the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701037
  2. A text or HTML email attachment is displayed in the message body instead of in the attachment line in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730089
  3. Outlook keeps prompting you for credentials and incorrectly connects to an out-of-site global catalog after you install Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732525
  4. Description of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734323

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. “Index and length must refer to a location within the string” exception when you try to create a new meeting request or appointment in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2719541
  2. Event ID 2160 is logged in the Application log after you map a user to a certificate in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737853
  3. MS12-058: Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady document viewing could allow remote code execution: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2740358
  4. Outlook 2003 does not open a .pst file that is created by using the New-MailboxExportRequest cmdlet in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742408

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. Throttling policy throttles all EWS applications in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2713371
  2. “Error 0xe0434f4d” message when you try to update Offline Address Book in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721431

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 Enterprise Edition: You may receive an “[0xC3EC783C]” error message when you run the Create/Upgrade Enterprise Edition Pool Setup program in Live Communications Server 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906597

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687403
  2. Top client/server support issues in Microsoft Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887271

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: August 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687400
  2. How use the in the Custom Installation Wizard to add and to customize Outlook user profile account information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307755
  3. Description of common scenarios in which Calendar information may be removed from the Calendar or may be inaccurate http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899704

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

  1. OL2000: Two Settings for Messaging Mode in Terminal Server Transform http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217665
  2. OL2000: Error Message “Error obtaining print settings. Your print settings have been reset to default.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223410
  3. Error Message: There Are No Printers Set Up for Your Computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223412
  4. Error Message: There Was an Error When Printing Started http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223414
  5. Error Message “A required function is missing…” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223453
  6. Error Message: The Server Could Not Be Found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223455
  7. OL2000: Error Message “A program error occurred. Quit Outlook and Microsoft Windows and then start again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223456
  8. OL2000: ErrMsg “Unable to load <filename>.dll …out of memory..” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223457
  9. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open this item. Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223458
  10. OL2000: Error Message “Could not open one or more attachments.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223460
  11. OL2000: Error Message “Could not open the item. Try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223461
  12. OL2000: Error Message “Could not send the message.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223462
  13. OL2000: Error Message “The action could not be completed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223463
  14. OL2000: Error Message “Unable to send this item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223465
  15. OL2000: (CW) Error Message “Outlook could not start because a location to send and receive mail could not be found. To add a location, such as a personal folder file, double-click the Mail icon in Windows Control Panel.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223466
  16. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open the object.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223467
  17. OL2000: Error Message “Operation failed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223468
  18. OL2000: Error Message “Corrupted certificate files; certificate importing failed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223470
  19. OL2000: Error Message “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223472
  20. OL2000: Error Message “Out of memory. Close some windows or programs and try again.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223473
  21. OL2000: Error Message “The account is not properly configured.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223474
  22. OL2000: Error Message “An unknown error was returned from the SMTP server.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223477
  23. OL2000: Error Message “An error occurred publishing your Internet Free/Busy data. Could not connect to FTP site.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223479
  24. OL2000: Error Message “The custom form could not be opened. Outlook will use an Outlook form instead.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223481
  25. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t create the item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223483
  26. OL2000: Error Message “Can’t open the items.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223484
  27. OL2000: (CW) Error Message “Could not save item.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223485
  28. OL2000: Error Message “The form you selected could not be displayed.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223488
  29. OL2000: (IMO) Error Message: WinFax Installation Failed. The Fax Feature Is Not Available. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223491
  30. How to restore the Outlook icon to the desktop http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238567
  31. “Outlook.pst can not be accessed – 0×80040116″ error message when you start Outlook 2000 or open a personal folder file http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329910

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. Description of the Outlook 2002 update: October 4, 2001 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300551

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Why does Outlook not appear on the desktop while its process is running in the Task Manager?- EeeKB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591170

Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 released

August 15, 2012 1 comment

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (KB2743248)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2010 SP1 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in Update Rollup 7:

  1. 2740358 MS12-058: Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady document viewing could allow remote code execution.

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

Update Rollup 4 (UR4) for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 released

August 14, 2012 4 comments

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (KB2706690)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 SP2 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in update rollup 4:

  1. 2536846 Email messages sent to a mail-enabled public folder may be queued in a delivery queue on the Hub Transport server in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2632409 Sent item is copied to the Sent Items folder of the wrong mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment when a user is granted the Send As permission
  3. 2637915 “550 5.7.1″ NDR when an email message is sent between tenant organizations in a multi-tenant Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2677727 MRM cannot process retention policies on a cloud-based archive mailbox if the primary mailbox is in an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 organization
  5. 2685001 Retention policies do not work for the Calendar and Tasks folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  6. 2686540 Journal report is not delivered to a journaling mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2689025 Performance issues when you use the light version of Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2698571 Some email messages are not delivered when you set the MessageRateLimit parameter in a throttling policy in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2698899 Add-ADPermission cmdlet together with a DomainController parameter fails in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2700172 Recipient’s email address is resolved incorrectly to a contact’s email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2701162 User A that is granted the Full Access permission to User B’s mailbox cannot see detailed free/busy information for User B in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2701624 ItemSubject field is empty when you run the Search-MailboxAuditLog cmdlet together with the ShowDetails parameter in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2702963 The “Open Message In Conflict” button is not available in the conflict notification message in Exchange Server 2010
  14. 2707242 The Exchange Information Store service stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  15. 2709014 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  16. 2709935 EdgeTransport.exe process repeatedly crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  17. 2713339 Multi-Mailbox Search feature returns incorrect results when you perform a complex discovery search in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2713371 Throttling policy throttles all EWS applications in Exchange Server 2010
  19. 2719894 The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service consumes 100 percent of CPU resources and stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server
  20. 2723383 Incorrect time zone in a notification when the Resource Booking Attendant declines a meeting request from a user in a different time zone in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  21. 2724188 A subject that contains colons is truncated in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  22. 2726897 Event 14035 or Event 1006 is logged when Admin sessions are exhausted in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  23. 2743871 Stop ForeFront services in RU setup so no manual steps are required

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 also resolves the issue that is described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-058: Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady document viewing could allow remote code execution: August 14, 2012

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Also, the installer and Add/Remove Programs text is only in English – even when being installed on non-English systems.

August 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

August 7, 2012 1 comment

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

  1. Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/02/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-3.aspx
  2. Remote Connectivity Analyzer gets an updated CAPTCHA experience http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/03/remote-connectivity-analyzer-gets-an-updated-captcha-experience.aspx
  3. Crazy About Dogfood and Dogfooding Hybrid http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/06/crazy-about-dogfood-and-dogfooding-hybrid.aspx
  4. Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups* – Part 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-exchange-backups-part-3.aspx
  5. Announcing a licensing change for Multi-Mailbox Search http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/13/announcing-a-licensing-change-for-multi-mailbox-search.aspx
  6. The New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/23/the-new-exchange.aspx
  7. Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 and Microsoft Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/25/microsoft-security-advisory-2737111-and-microsoft-exchange.aspx
  8. Update on Multi-Mailbox Search Licensing http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/07/27/update-on-multi-mailbox-search-licensing.aspx
  9. Dirsync Database keeps on Increasing… http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc/archive/2012/07/23/dirsync-database-keeps-on-increasing.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. TechEd Europe 2012: Lync Sessions http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/29/teched-europe-2012-lync-sessions.aspx
  2. Lync Firewall Rules Viewer http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/03/lync-firewall-rules-viewer.aspx
  3. Lync Online: Troubleshooting Sign-In Issues http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/06/how-to-troubleshoot-sign-in-issues-in-lync-online.aspx
  4. Lync Online: Presentation Tips and Tricks http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/10/lync-online-presentation-tips-and-tricks.aspx
  5. Get the New Office Preview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/17/get-the-new-office-preview.aspx
  6. Integrating Exchange 2013 Preview and Lync Server 2013 Preview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/23/integrating-exchange-2013-preview-and-lync-server-2013-preview.aspx
  7. Lync Online Preview: Get the Latest Information from Office 365 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/24/lync-online-previews-get-the-latest-information-from-the-office-365-wiki-portals.aspx
  8. Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010 White Paper Update: July 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/26/update-client-virtualization-in-microsoft-lync-2010-white-paper.aspx
  9. Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide Update: July 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/07/30/updates-to-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting-deployment-guide.aspx

Outlook

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

  1. Test Lab Guide: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Extend the Base Configuration and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 test lab to include Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=9587db25-13c4-4e90-9d1d-98cb366ec2d4

Exchange

  1. Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook Standards Documentation
    The Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook standards documentation describes how Exchange and Outlook support industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) documents about iCalendar, Internet Message Access Protocol – Version 4 (IMAP4), and Post Office Protocol – Version 3 (POP3). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=6fa94dc9-d4b6-402b-8c22-8a52acea2284
  2. Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation
    The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for the Microsoft protocols that are implemented and used by Microsoft Exchange to interoperate or communicate with other products. It also provides technical specifications for extensions to industry-standard and other published protocols that are used by Microsoft Exchange. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=a9aae935-ad23-4117-a3d9-9ed6093d6d7f
  3. Infrastructure Planning and Design
    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c
  4. Exchange Web Services Managed API Version 2.0 – Technical Preview
    The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 2.0 Technical Preview provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30391
  5. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview License Terms
    This file contains the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview license terms. These files are included with Exchange Server 2013 Preview and are available here for your reference. The license terms are available in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish in rich text (RTF) and HTML formats. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30337
  6. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview Help
    This download contains the Help content for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview, Exchange Online Preview, and Exchange Server 2013 Preview Hybrid Deployments release. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30338

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation
    The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a
  2. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Outlook

  1. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21

Other

None

Downloads

Antigen & Forefront

  1. Test Lab Extension: FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool
    Test Lab Extension: FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ff200152-cdb0-4e88-b5ae-1b3dfccf1bf5

Exchange

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 (Preview) Runtime
    Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 4.0 Preview is a managed-code platform that developers use to build applications that provide access to and control over Microsoft Enhanced Presence information, instant messaging, telephone and video calls, and audio/video conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30349
  2. Microsoft Lync 2013 SDK (Preview)
    Microsoft Lync 2013 SDK (Preview) is the client-side API set that enables the integration and extension of Lync experiences. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30350
  3. UCMA 4.0 SDK (Preview) Unified Communications Managed API
    (UCMA) 4.0 is a managed-code platform that developers use to build applications that provide access to and control over Microsoft’s Enhanced Presence information, instant messaging, telephone and video calls, and audio/video conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30351
  4. Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server SDK (Preview)
    Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat SDK (Preview) includes the pre-requisites needed to build applications that target Persistent Chat Server, the API and documentation to build the applications, and PersistentChatSDKRuntimeSetup.exe which is the redistributable you ship with your applications. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30352
  5. VHD Test Drive – Lync Server 2010 (Dev) – Part 3 of 3
    This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD’s. This download enables you to fully evaluate the Microsoft Lync 2010 and Microsoft Exchange 2010 developer platform including the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK, the Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.1 as well as the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 SDK and the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 3.0. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30330

Outlook

  1. Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 Preview (KB2737132) 64-bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview). This update addresses an issue in Outlook related to the unintentional deletion of mails from the Exchange Server. All users who are running the Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview) version of Outlook should install this patch. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=7938423f-f99e-4130-8d79-000268af72dc
  2. Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 Preview (KB2737132) 32-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview). This update addresses an issue in Outlook related to the unintentional deletion of mails from the Exchange Server. All users who are running the Office 2013 Professional Plus (Preview) version of Outlook should install this patch. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=406fc4ba-cdd4-4dfc-a9da-3a31e9db218d
  3. Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook
    The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28786
  4. Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit
    With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24677
  5. Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit
    With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 64-bit to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21305

Events/Webcasts

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange

  1. How to manually rebuild the antivirus scan engine in Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920304

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. General troubleshooting for transport issues in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257265
  2. Event ID 623 occurs when you deploy Outlook 2010 in an Exchange 2003 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721098
  3. New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817903
  4. How to change the publishing settings for free and busy information on Outlook client computers by using Group Policy http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867504

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition

  1. You cannot configure Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication on a Send connector in Exchange 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931742

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence

  1. Error message when you are connected to a mailbox that is hosted on Exchange Server 2010: “The Microsoft Exchange administrator has made a change that requires you quit and restart Outlook” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701522

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. Error message when you run the “Let us help you troubleshoot your calendar” utility in Exchange 2010: “LogLocation is not specified” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2604978
  2. Outlook Anywhere clients cannot connect to a CAS server after you apply Exchange Server 2010 SP RU3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2725008

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. Conflicted messages are not visible when a deleted message is recovered in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2733921

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005

  1. How to share control of the desktop or of an application with an attendee in Live Meeting 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938781
  2. Error message when you upload a PowerPoint presentation by using the Live Meeting 2005 Windows-based console: “Error converting the PowerPoint presentation to the Live Meeting 2005 Document Format (.lmp)” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944641

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. How to move Outlook meetings without losing the option to “Send Update” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2167170
  2. Policy and user setting to force Outlook to use the default digital certificate http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734219
  3. How to install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829197
  4. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839647
  5. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883915
  6. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 2, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883942
  7. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885227
  8. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885243
  9. Description of the English version of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885244
  10. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 27, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885872
  11. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 12, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886803
  12. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 13, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886804
  13. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 2, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887568
  14. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 12, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888616
  15. Description of the Microsoft Outlook 2002 Connector post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 4, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888991
  16. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 19, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889097
  17. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 29, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890050
  18. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 4, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890342
  19. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 20, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891007
  20. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891115
  21. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 16, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891196
  22. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891519
  23. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 7, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891576
  24. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 7, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892057
  25. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 20, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892299
  26. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 25, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892404
  27. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: January 24, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893050
  28. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 1, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893052
  29. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 4, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893305
  30. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 22, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894317
  31. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 26, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894539
  32. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895318
  33. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 11 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895679
  34. Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 30, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896253
  35. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: March 29, 2005 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896261
  36. Description of the updates for Outlook 2003 and for Office 2003 MUI Pack: March 15, 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924423
  37. Error message when you try to add a delegate in Outlook 2003: “The Delegates settings were not saved correctly” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946208

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 update: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596598
  2. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: July 10, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687310
  3. How to change the Cancel Request dialog box behavior in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293650
  4. The options to prevent addition of an Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or Other Server Types accounts are not available in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317819
  5. MS08-015: Description of the security update for Outlook 2007: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946983
  6. Error message when you try to add a delegate in Outlook 2007: “The Delegates settings were not saved correctly” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950794

Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

  1. New Outlook Today customization options in Outlook 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192478
  2. OL2000: (CW) New User Prompted to Make Outlook the Default Mail Client http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218381
  3. OL2000: You Cannot Set the Default Archive Folder Path with the System Policy Editor http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222237
  4. How to install Outlook on a Terminal Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222303
  5. Sample Outlook.prf file with Internet E-mail service options http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259957
  6. The Modprof utility only works with Outlook 2000 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271786
  7. MS08-015 Description of the security update for Outlook 2000: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946986

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. How to disable Instant Messaging by using a system policy in Outlook 2002 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312985
  2. OL: Embedded OLE Object Does Not Open in the Preview Pane http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815354
  3. MS08-015: Description of the security update for Outlook 2002: March 11, 2008 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946985

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. How to back up and restore the Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete cache http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679568
  2. Outlook 2010 does not display folders moved in a shared mailbox http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2730669
  3. Outlook does not prompt the meeting organizer to send updates only to added or deleted attendees http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732379