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Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Released

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

  • Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (KB2685289)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 3 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 3:

  1. 2510607 “Cannot open the free/busy information” error message when you try to view folder permissions in Outlook
  2. 2514700 Extra.exe does not trace a single user whose legacyExchangeDN attribute contains one or more special characters in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2571342 The Folder contacts list is empty when a user views the properties of a mail-enabled public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2572029 Synchronization of an organizational forms library fails when you use Outlook in Cache mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  5. 2586828 The EdgeTransport.exe process consumes 100 percent of CPU resources on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server
  6. 2589233 Meeting requests bypass the requirement for delegate approval and instead book resource mailboxes automatically in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2633043 “There were no writeable domain controllers found in Active Directory site” error message when you run the ExBPA tool in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  8. 2647396 You cannot disable a public folder by using the “Disable-MailPublicFolder” cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2648263 You cannot open routing log files on Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport servers in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2667120 MSExchangeAutodiscoverAppPool application pool crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server when you try to view the free/busy information about a user in a trusted domain
  11. 2668900 Event ID 2915 is logged when you apply a fallback policy to a service account in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2670099 You cannot open calendar folders that are shared by hidden users in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2671128 RPC Client Access Cross-Site connectivity issues occur in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2673542 MRM retention policy in the Junk E-Mail folder does not work when you manually move email messages in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  15. 2673591 Crash occurs in the Autodiscover application pool in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  16. 2674185 MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED errors occur when a MAPI application that uses the MAPI function in Outlook 2007 MAPI or in Outlook 2010 tries to access an Exchange Server 2010 server
  17. 2674445 You cannot change the access permissions of a Calendar folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2677872 You cannot use a distribution group in the hierarchical address book when you create the group in Exchange Server 2003
  19. 2681250 “550 5.6.0″ NDR when a journal report is sent to an external contact in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2682047 You cannot access a mailbox for several hours after you disconnect and then reconnect the mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  21. 2682408 AddOrganizerToSubject parameter does not take effect when a recurring meeting conflicts with another meeting in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  22. 2682895 Error message when a role assignee runs the Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  23. 2684583 You cannot delete an empty folder in a .pst file by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2689810 A meeting request that you send from an EWS application is in plain text format instead of HTML format when an attendee opens the request by using Outlook in online mode
  25. 2695011 Junk Email settings do not work as expected after you migrate or move a mailbox to an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Mailbox server
  26. 2695022 The E-mail Signature text box is not editable in Outlook Web App when you use Google Chrome in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  27. 2695836 You cannot move a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment that has a message size limit configured
  28. 2696642 An additional line of space is added in each paragraph in an email message when you click the Printable View icon in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  29. 2698927 Resource mailbox that has AutoAccept configured does not process a meeting request that contains custom code or script in Exchange Server 2010
  30. 2698960 You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another
  31. 2698976 Managed Folder Assistant does not process a mailbox that has external contacts in another tenant organization in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  32. 2699023 Event ID 9646 is logged on the Exchange Server 2010 mailbox server when you access a mailbox that has more than 250 folders by using an IMAP4 client
  33. 2699577 GAL-related client-only message rule is not applied in Outlook after you apply RU1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  34. 2699582 Error message when you play a voice mail by using Outlook 2007 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  35. 2700544 Multiple recovery items are added to a subfolder of the Recoverable Items folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  36. 2705425 UMWorkerProcess.exe consumes large amounts of memory when you try to listen to voice messages by using Outlook Voice Access in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  37. 2705555 The Set-Mailbox cmdlet takes a long time to complete configuration in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  38. 2705570 An error occurs when a user whose mailbox is hidden from the Exchange address list tries to open the Scheduling Assistant tab by using the light version of Outlook Web App
  39. 2705647 A user cannot log on to a mailbox that is full by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  40. 2705682 Post-reform spelling rules are not used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  41. 2706523 You cannot create a mailbox or mail-enable a mailbox for a disabled user account in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  42. 2708880 You cannot set the “Country/region” attribute of a user mailbox to “Curaçao,” “Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba,” or “Sint Maarten (Dutch part)” by using the Exchange Management Console on an Exchange Server 2010 server

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.

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 5 (UR5) for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Released

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2007:

  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 (2582113)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP3, you need to apply Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2007 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 5:

  1. 981820 New X-headers of a message item do not appear when the message item is retrieved by IMAP4 or by POP3 in an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 environment
  2. 2292150 A deleted hyperlink remains in the HTML source of an email message if you create the email message by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  3. 2411423 The Msftefd.exe process constantly consumes up to 100 percent of CPU resources when your mailbox language is set to German on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  4. 2450078 The sent time in an email message body is incorrect when you reply or forward the email message by using an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  5. 2451415 “There was a problem logging onto your mail server” error message when you use a POP3 client to access a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment
  6. 2536652 EdgeTransport.exe randomly stops responding on a Hub Transport server after you configure public folder replication in Exchange Server 2007
  7. 2536695 “Some items cannot be deleted” error message when you try to delete or modify an email message in a public folder in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  8. 2536697 DBCS characters in a rule name are converted to question marks after you move a mailbox from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007
  9. 2537783 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes occasionally after you install Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3
  10. 2538958 Extended Protection Warning Displayed in Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell After Installing RU2 for Exchange 2007 SP3
  11. 2554575 Items accumulate in the MRM submission folder when managed folder assistant journal items in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  12. 2556751 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes when processing certain email messages on an Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server
  13. 2557304 The Store.exe process may consume excessive CPU resources and memory resources intermittently when a user opens a calendar item by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 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.

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

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 5 (UR5) for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Released

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

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

  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (2582113)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 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 5:

  1. 2275156 The inline contents disposition is removed when you send a “Content-Disposition: inline” email message by using EWS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2499044 You cannot save attachments in an email message by using OWA if the subject line contains special characters in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2509306 Journal reports are expired or lost when the Microsoft Exchange Transport service is restarted in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2514766 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly run the Add-ADPermission command on an Exchange Server 2010 server that is outside the role assignment scope
  5. 2529715 Slow network or replication issues after you change the number of virus scanning API threads in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
  6. 2536704 Mailbox users who are migrated by using ILM 2007 cannot use the Options menu in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2537094 French translation errors occur when you edit a response to a meeting request by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  8. 2554604 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly manage certificates that are outside the role assignment scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2555800 You cannot use the GetItem operation in EWS to retrieve properties of an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2555850 You cannot delete a mailbox folder that starts with a special character in its name by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2556096 The columns in the .csv logging file are not lined up correctly when you perform a discovery search on a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2556107 The columns in the .csv logging file are not lined up correctly when you perform a discovery search on a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2556133 A device that uses Exchange ActiveSync cannot access mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2556156 Extra.exe crashes when it performs RPC activity checks against an Exchange Server 2010 server
  15. 2556352 “ChangeKey is required for this operation” error message in Outlook for Mac 2011 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  16. 2556407 Certain client-only message rules do not take effect on email messages that are saved as drafts in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  17. 2559926 “There are no items to show in this view.” error message when you try to view a folder by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2572958 The “Test-OutlookConnectivity -Protocol HTTP” command fails with an HTTP 401 error in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Download the rollup here. This update will be available via Windows Update in late September. The next rollup, Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 is planned for October 2011.

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.

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 SP1 Released

UPDATE: This UR has been pulled from the Download Center due to problems with copying folders in Outlook. Please see Kevin Allison’s comments for more information.

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

  • Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (2509910)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 4 for Exchange 2010 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. 2537099 “80040154” error message when you try to configure external Client Access namespaces on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  2. 2536700 Outlook stops responding when you try to copy a folder to its subfolder by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  3. 2536517 The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  4. 2536494 It takes a long time to return results when you perform an Advanced Find search on a mailbox by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  5. 2535648 The EMC takes a long time to open in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2535130 Performance in Outlook or in OWA decreases when you use IMAP4 to access the contacts folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2535105 There is no option to disable the Availability service in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2533543 Event ID 2153 is logged on each database availability group member in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2533538 You cannot look up the free/busy information of a user who is located on an Exchange Server 2010 organization from another Exchange Server 2010 organization
  10. 2533451 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly run the “Update-FileDistributionService” command on an Exchange Server 2010 server that is outside the role assignment scope
  11. 2519359 “Changes to the rule cannot be saved.” error message when you try to create a reply rule by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2518850 You cannot receive email messages on a mobile phone by using ActiveSync in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2517088 Public folder conflict resolution does not work as usual in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2515259 “The items could not be copied.” error message when you run the Get-MailboxSearch cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  15. 2514709 Event ID 1001 after you successfully the install Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging server role
  16. 2514574 The Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  17. 2513723 The “New-MailboxImportRequest” cmdlet does not import all messages in a .pst file in the ANSI format in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2512023 “GetUserOofSettings”, “SetUserOofSettings” and “GetUserAvailability” operations do not support Exchange Impersonation on the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 schema
  19. 2511897 You cannot send an email message to a mailbox for a brief period when you move the mailbox by using online move in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2507463 You cannot move a mailbox that contains a corrupted Search Folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  21. 2506820 The free/busy information does not display of a user whose mailbox is located on an Exchange Server 2003 server
  22. 2506049 The hierarchy of a new public folder database on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server is not replicated
  23. 2505968 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes when you apply a rule that contains a bad email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2504453 You cannot retrieve statistical information about a public folder by using the “Get-PublicFolderStatistics” cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  25. 2503337 Comments of your meeting response message is missing when you decline a meeting request in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  26. 2501070 A RBAC role assignee can stop queue processing on an Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server or an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server that is outside the role assignment scope
  27. 2500903 A space is missing in the subject line of a “Tentative” meeting response in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  28. 2500648 “There are no items to show in this view.” error message when you try to view a folder in Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  29. 2495167 You cannot recover a deleted public folder by using Outlook or MFCMAPI in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  30. 2495010 The EdgeTransport.exe process consumes 100% CPU usage on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server or an Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server
  31. 2493393 You cannot use ECP to perform a wipe on a mobile phone in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  32. 2492068 “The item cannot be saved to this folder.” error message when try to post an item to a mail-disabled public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  33. 2491354 You cannot view the free/busy information of users in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  34. 2490134 A deferred delivery email message is not delivered by using Outlook 2007 in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  35. 2489964 An update enables range 0x-0x1F characters in the display name of an Exchange Server 2010 user account
  36. 2489938 The “Connect-ExchangeServer” function does not change the target Exchange server in Exchange Server 2010
  37. 2489130 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly change mailbox properties that are outside the management role group scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  38. 2488643 Outlook downloads duplicated POP3 email messages in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  39. 2479188 The iCal parts of an email message contain invalid entries when they are sent from an Exchange Server 2003 mailbox to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  40. 2477273 The DomainController parameter does not work when you use the “MoveMailbox.ps1″ script to move mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  41. 2471964 A NDR is sent to the sender when you move an email message to a personal folder file in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 or a later version environment
  42. 2467619 A user who manages a distribution group cannot remove another user whose mailbox is disabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  43. 2465292 “MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (0x8004011D)” error message when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI application
  44. 2446908 ESE event descriptions are missing in Event Viewer when the Eseutil utility is called on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server
  45. 2394554 An email message is not delivered if it contains unsupported encoded characters in the subject line in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  46. 2491951 You cannot install Exchange Server 2010 SP1 if the NetBIOS domain name of the domain controller contains an ampersand (&) character
  47. 2507066 Administrator audit logging is disabled unexpectedly during an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installation

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.

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 5 (UR5) for Exchange Server 2010 RTM Released

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

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

  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (2407133)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 RTM, you need to apply Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 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 5:

  1. 2266458 Setup cannot perform a mode:/uninstall on a HT role server since RU2 delivered MSFTE.msi

Download the rollup here.

Microsoft also announced that there are no plans to release further updates for Exchange 2010 RTM. Customers are advised to upgrade to SP1.

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.

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.

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Is Now Available

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Exchange Server 2010. See the Release Notes for Exchange 2010 SP1 for more information, including a list of known issues.

The 522MB 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:

New Deployment Functionality

  1. During an Exchange 2010 SP1 installation, you can now select a new option to install the required Windows roles and features for each selected Exchange 2010 SP1 server role. For more information, see New Deployment Functionality in Exchange 2010 SP1.

Client Access Server Role Improvements

  1. Federation Certificates
  2. Exchange ActiveSync
  3. SMS Sync
  4. Server-Side Information Rights Management Support
  5. Outlook Web App Improvements
  6. Reset Virtual Directory
  7. Client Throttling Policies

Improvements in Transport Functionality

  1. MailTips access control over organizational relationships
  2. Enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting features for MailTips
  3. Enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting features for message tracking
  4. Message throttling enhancements
  5. Shadow redundancy promotion
  6. SMTP failover and load balancing improvements
  7. Support for extended protection on SMTP connections
  8. Send connector changes to reduce NDRs over well-defined connections

Permissions Functionality

  1. Database scope support
  2. Active Directory split permissions
  3. Improved user interface

Exchange Store and Mailbox Database Functionality

  1. With the New-MailboxRepairRequest cmdlet, you can detect and repair mailbox and database corruption issues.
  2. Store limits were increased for administrative access.
  3. The Database Log Growth Troubleshooter (Troubleshoot-DatabaseSpace.ps1) is a new script that allows you to control excessive log growth of mailbox databases.
  4. Public Folders client permissions support was added to the Exchange Management Console (EMC).

Mailbox and Recipients Functionality

  1. Calendar Repair Assistant supports more scenarios than were available in Exchange 2010 RTM.
  2. Mailbox Assistants are now all throttle-based (changed from time-based in Exchange 2010 RTM).
  3. Internet calendar publishing allows users in your Exchange organization to share their Outlook calendars with a broad Internet audience.
  4. Importing and exporting .pst files now uses the Mailbox Replication service and doesn’t require Outlook.
  5. Hierarchical address book support allows you to create and configure your address lists and offline address books in a hierarchical view.
  6. Distribution group naming policies allow you to configure string text that will be appended or prepended to a distribution group’s name when it’s created.
  7. Soft-delete of mailboxes after move completion.

High Availability and Site Resilience Functionality

  1. Continuous replication – block mode
  2. Active mailbox database redistribution
  3. Enhanced datacenter activation coordination mode support
  4. New and enhanced management and monitoring scripts
  5. Exchange Management Console user interface enhancements
  6. Improvements in failover performance

Messaging Policy and Compliance Functionality

  1. Provision personal archive on a different mailbox database
  2. Import historical mailbox data to personal archive
  3. Delegate access to personal archive
  4. New retention policy user interface
  5. Support for creating retention policy tags for Calendar and Tasks default folders
  6. Opt-in personal tags
  7. Multi-Mailbox Search preview
  8. Annotations in Multi-Mailbox Search
  9. Multi-Mailbox Search data de-duplication
  10. WebReady Document Viewing of IRM-protected messages in Outlook Web App
  11. IRM in Exchange ActiveSync for protocol-level IRM
  12. IRM logging
  13. Mailbox audit logging

Unified Messaging Server Role Improvements

  1. UM reporting
  2. UM management in the Exchange Control Panel
  3. Cross-Forest UM-enabled mailbox migration
  4. Outlook Voice Access improvements
  5. Caller Name Display support
  6. Test-ExchangeUMCallFlow cmdlet
  7. New UM Dial Plan wizard
  8. Office Communications Server “14” Support
  9. Secondary UM dial plan support
  10. UM language packs added
  11. Call answering rules improvements
  12. Unified Communications Managed API/speech platform improvements
  13. UM auto attendant update

Audit Logging Improvements

  1. Improvements in administrator audit logging
  2. New mailbox audit logging

Support for Coexistence with Exchange Online

  1. Migration of UM-enabled mailboxes
  2. IRM support for coexistence
  3. Remote Mailboxes
  4. Transport

Support for Multi-Tenancy

Upgrade from Exchange 2010 RTM to Exchange 2010 SP1 includes details you should know before upgrading, as well as how to upgrade including upgrading DAG members.

Equally important is Exchange 2010 Prerequisites, which details which hotfixes you need to install before doing a clean install of Exchange 2010 SP1, or when upgrading an RTM installation. Be prepared, as several of the 2008 R2 hotfixes require a reboot.

Download the Service Pack here.

Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Released

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2007:

  • Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 (972076)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007, you need to apply Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2007 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.

Helpful notes:

  1. If you are installing the update rollup on a CCR, see How to install Update Rollups in a CCR Environment.

Here is a list of the fixes included in rollup 2:

  1. 961525 Exchange Server 2003 may generate duplicate journal reports in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 environment
  2. 969230 The “age limits” function of a public folder do not work as expected in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  3. 969948 A computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that has the Client Access Server (CAS) role installed becomes slow when a user tries to open a folder that contains many items
  4. 970817 An appointment is displayed incorrectly as an all-day event if you use a mobile device to synchronize the calendar in Exchange Server 2007
  5. 971177 The Auto Attendant ‘Business Hours’ schedule is not updated in Exchange Server 2007 when the DST setting is changed
  6. 971349 Exchange Server 2007 users intermittently cannot access an Exchange Server 2003 user’s Free/Busy information in Office Outlook 2007
  7. 971889 When Unified Messaging-enabled users call Outlook Voice Access on Exchange Server 2007 to play voice mails messages, there is a delay before the voice mail message is played
  8. 972705 The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 log or database experiences abnormal growth
  9. 972744 When a user sends e-mail messages to a remote domain, some e-mail messages are queued on an Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server or Edge server
  10. 973165 A return address is split into two separate and incomplete addresses when a recipient replies to a specific message in Exchange 2007
  11. 973486 Some message parts are not readable when Exchange Server 2007 must convert the message part encoding from binary or from 8 bit to 7 bit
  12. 973969 Incorrect exceptions are generated for a recurring iCalendar message when an Exchange Server 2007 server processes an SMTP message that contains the iCalendar message part
  13. 974155 OWA does not highlight misspelled words in an Exchange Server 2007 CAS proxy environment
  14. 974161 Some attendees cannot receive a meeting cancellation notification when the appointment recurrence pattern is changed by using EWS in Exchange Server 2007
  15. 974312 Unread messages are marked as “read” when Exchange Server 2007 processes the EXAMINE command
  16. 974344 You still receive an error message when you run the Test-OwaConnectivity command after you apply hotfix KB957485 in Exchange Server 2007
  17. 974401 Store sessions are not released when you run the Add-PublicFolderClientPermission cmdlet or the Remove-PublicFolderClientPermission cmdlet in public folders on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007
  18. 974450 A new accepted domain that is added does not work in an Exchange Server 2007 organization
  19. 974679 Returned folder names include a question mark when you check the folder names of an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox
  20. 974775 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  21. 974843 Exchange Server 2007 performance counter “Messages queued for submission” shows incorrect value
  22. 974897 You receive an NDR you try to send messages through your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 account
  23. 974946 Exchange Server 2007 OWA users receive an error message when the users change the display line for the search results on the address books
  24. 974999 The “Task Owner” field is not set when you create a task in Outlook Web Access
  25. 975050 A call transfer fails by using key mapping in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 UM server and OCS 2007 environment
  26. 975165 EWS proxying requests fail after you run Availability Service requests in a CAS to CAS proxying scenario in Exchange Server 2007
  27. 975213 You cannot log on to your mailbox and you receive an error in an Exchange server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 coexist environment
  28. 975255 Event 2104 and event 2147 are continuously logged in an Exchange Server 2007 Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) environment
  29. 975404 An attachment of a meeting request cannot be opened when you use a CDO application to accept a meeting request in Exchange Server 2007
  30. 975844 The misspelled word of a message loses its custom format when an Exchange Server 2007 user writes the message in OWA
  31. 975903 The RemoveDelegate operation of EWS fails, and then a “500 internal server” error response and event ID 4999 are logged in an Exchange Server 2007 server
  32. 975916 The custom form of a meeting request is removed in the recipients’ calendar in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  33. 975918 When an IMAP4 client sends a FETCH (bodystructure) request to a server that is running the Exchange Server 2007 IMAP4 service, a corrupted response is sent as a reply
  34. 975946 An S/MIME message is not verified and is rejected when BizTalk Server 2006 uses the Exchange Server 2007 version of ExSMime.dll to parse MIME messages
  35. 975990 Messages that have duplicate message IDs are deleted when they are archived to an Exchange 2007 mailbox
  36. 976025 The free/busy information of an Exchange Server 2007 user is not displayed
  37. 976106 Microsoft Exchange Transport services crashes with StackOverflowException when Message Journaling is enabled on Exchange Server 2007
  38. 976107 You receive the warning “Failed to update recipient” when you run the Update-addresslist cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell on Exchange Server 2007
  39. 976137 Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging incorrectly plays a nonbusiness hours greeting when someone calls during holiday
  40. 976195 You cannot edit a transport rule if one or more of the recipient addresses are disabled or removed in an Exchange Server 2007 server
  41. 976653 The Cluster Administrator shows that the mount operation fails and error 1003 is logged even though the database is mounted in an Exchange Server 2007 CCR or in a SCC environment
  42. 976787 The Calendar Month View displays a numeric date and not an abbreviated month name when you set the Regional Settings to Japanese or to Korean in Outlook Web Access for Exchange Server 2007
  43. 976794 When you edit an e-mail message in OWA, the font changes to the default Internet Explorer font
  44. 976946 The message delivery time is incorrect when you send e-mail messages by using an IMAP4 client together with the APPEND command in Exchange Server 2007
  45. 977085 An incorrect value for DumpsterMessagesDeleted is reported in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  46. 977091 The time for an updated meeting request is incorrectly shown in an exception instance of a recurring meeting request on an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  47. 977181 The EXOLEDB component is not initialized successfully when you start Exchange Information Store Service on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  48. 977223 A move operation on a folder fails when the “ptagProvisionedFid” attribute is invalid in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  49. 977261 One or more errors occur when you set the Message Access logging level to Expert in an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 server
  50. 977355 Non-ASCII characters in a display name of a forwarded message are shown with “?” when the display name of a contact is in East Asia characters in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  51. 977412 Error message when you use the WebDAV protocol to connect to an Exchange Server 2007 server: “Error 1000″
  52. 977425 The “Proxy server name” field is incorrectly shown in OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 CAS-to-CAS proxy environment
  53. 978593 Windows Server 2008 VSS backup plug-in fails to backup Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 databases that reside on a volume mount point

Download the rollup here. It is also available on Microsoft Update.

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.

Update Rollup 1 (UR1) for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 Released

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2007:

  • Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 (971534)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 1 for Exchange 2007 SP1 to address the security issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running. RTM updates can’t be installed on SP2 and vice versa.

Here is a list of the fixes included in rollup 1:

  1. 941775 An error message occurs when you run the “Isinteg” command on a newly created Exchange 2007 database
  2. 958617 E-mail messages are blocked at the local delivery queue in an Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 environment if a user has Outlook client-side rules totaling more than 32 kilobytes (KB)
  3. 961856 The logon page does not display the “This is a private computer” option correctly in the Greek version of Outlook Web Access
  4. 967174 The User account is not logged in Event ID 566 after the user makes changes to a mailbox
  5. 969046 E-mail messages are queued when you use the DNS round robin feature on multiple Exchange Server 2007 hub servers
  6. 969487 The Public Folder Hierarchy replication fails and event error 3079 and 9669 occur in Exchange Server 2007
  7. 969606 Recurring appointments in the calendar public folder are not replicated correctly in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
  8. 970104 When you install an Exchange Server 2007 update rollup by using a user account that has no Exchange Server Administrator permissions, the installation program fails
  9. 970118 The IMAP4 service crashes, and then event error 4999 occurs on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007
  10. 970893 E-mail addresses are created incorrectly if an e-mail address policy in Exchange Server 2007 contains certain symbols, a slash or a backslash, and then another of these symbols
  11. 971010 Some databases intermittently do not come back online when a cluster failover occurs in an Exchange Server 2007 CCR environment
  12. 971053 The Edgetransport.exe program intermittently crashes on Exchange Server 2007
  13. 971431 The IMAP service crashes and event error 4999 occurs on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007
  14. 971641 After you synchronize your mobile device to work with an Exchange Server 2007 server, the synchronization time and the request time are shown in UTC
  15. 971857 The storage limit does not affect the managed custom folder if you copy messages into this folder by using Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  16. 972009 E-mail messages cannot be retrieved by an Exchange Web Service (EWS)-based application if there are invalid control characters in the text body of the e-mail message
  17. 972103 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes during move-mailbox operations and event error 4999 occurs in Exchange Server 2007
  18. 972115 A transport rule is not applied to MDNs in Exchange Server 2007
  19. 972172 The “Display sender’s name on messages” option in the Exchange Management Console of Exchange Server 2007 does not work for Message Delivery Notifications (MDNs) that are to remote domains
  20. 972269 The Store.exe process hangs intermittently and all clients accessing the server are blocked in an Exchange 2007 environment
  21. 972272 A new download method is available for HTTP offline address books on Exchange Server 2007 servers that has the Client Access Server role installed
  22. 972278 Update of Private status in a meeting request is not reflected in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  23. 972357 You cannot view a clear-signed e-mail message in Exchange Server 2007 SP2 when you open the message by using a non-MAPI client
  24. 972426 Error message when you save a filter as default in the Exchange Management Console (EMC) and then restart the EMC: “The search filter is invalid”
  25. 972473 Outlook Web Access (OWA) removes the Calendar items for a recurring meeting when you delete the meeting request from the Deleted items folder in Exchange Server 2007
  26. 972514 Event ID 4011 is logged when you query free/busy data for external contacts in Exchange Server 2007
  27. 973190 The wrong attendee is removed in Scheduling Assistant when you remove attendees from a meeting request in Outlook Web Access server light version
  28. 973253 Message delivery times are stamped with the current date and time when Exchange Server 2007 users submit messages by using an IMAP4 client and the APPEND command
  29. 973293 The Edge Transport server’s transport process fails during an e-mail address rewrite on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  30. 973307 An application that uses Exchange Web Services returns an exception on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  31. 973361 Hidden messages in an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox can be downloaded by any IMAP4 client
  32. 973490 Error message in Exchange Management Shell in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 when you run the “New-DynamicDistributionGroup” command: “You must provide a value expression on the right-hand side of the ‘-and’ operator.”
  33. 973761 When an Exchange Server 2007 user sends a meeting request to external recipients with the Reminder turned off, the default 15 minute Reminder pop-up window still appears
  34. 973868 A delegate cannot cancel meetings in the organizer’s calendar by using Exchange Web Service (EWS)
  35. 973912 Error message when an Exchange 2007 user clicks “Post” or “Send” to submit a new post item or to submit a new calendar item for a moderated public folder in OWA: “The item that you attempted to access no longer exists”
  36. 974010 Recipients cannot see the attendee entry for Domino Room resource after an Exchange Server 2007 user sends a meeting request that includes a Domino room resource to the recipient
  37. 974242 The abbreviation sequence is incorrect when an Outlook Web Access Light user checks the calendar in Weekly view after the user sets the language to “Basque” in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2
  38. 974640 The whole calendar view is broken and an error message is returned when you view an exception occurrence of a private recurring meeting in OWA

Download the rollup here. It is also available on Microsoft Update.

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.

Script: Add-BadPhrasesFromFile.ps1 – Importing a File of Bad Words and Phrases into the Content Filter in Exchange Server 2010

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about our sensitive eyes seeing offensive words in emails. Times have changed, and now we have some built in features to help prevent us from seeing terms and phrases that might be deemed offensive. Exchange has had the capacity to define a list of words that are considered bad, and bounce messages if it comes across a message containing any.

But that can take quite a while to manually add each one to the Content Filter, especially if you’re starting out with a long list of words you’d like to filter for. If that’s the case, PowerShell to the rescue! We can use Get-Content to open a text file, and then a ForEach loop to cycle through each line, adding each to the content filter phrase list via Add-ContentFilterPhrase. Add-ContentFilterPhrase can add words and phrases to either the GoodWord list, which will allow words through, or the BadWords list, which will get blocked.

The text file containing the words and phrases to be filtered just needs to have each word/phrase on a new line. No special formatting or anything. So if you have an existing text file, such as the sample word list previously supplied with Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange, it will work fine. Copy this script to Notepad:

$a = hostname
If ((Get-TransportServer $a).AntispamAgentsEnabled -eq $false) {
    write-host "Please install the antivirus agents first, then rerun this script"
    exit
}
$phrases=Get-Content badwordlist.txt

if ($args[0] -ne "uninstall"){
 ForEach ($phrase in $phrases)           {
  Add-ContentFilterPhrase -Phrase $phrase -Influence BadWord
 }
}else{
 ForEach ($phrase in $phrases)           {
  write-host "Removing $phrase"
  Remove-ContentFilterPhrase -Phrase $phrase -confirm:$false
 }
}

Save that as Add-BadWordsFromFile.ps1, and your text file as badwordlist.txt in the same folder. If you’ve already installed the antispam agents on your transport server, then run

.\Add-BadWordsFromFile.ps1

and it will import the contents of the text file, and add them to the Content Filter. If you don’t have the antispam agents installed, the script will exit without trying to import the list. If you decide later that you’d like to remove the complete list from the Content Filter, just run the script again as

.\Add-BadWordsFromFile.ps1 uninstall

and it will remove those words contains in the file (preserving any other words you may have manually added).

Once the words and phrases are imported, you can view/add/remove them manually by opening Exchange Management Console and navigating to Organization Configuration>Hub Transport>Anti-spam>Content Filtering>Properties>Custom Words. You’ll see the list in the lower half of the window, as shown below:

This should make importing a list into the Content Filter a little quicker and easier. I welcome any comments.

Installation

Execution Policy: Third-party PowerShell scripts may require that the PowerShell Execution Policy be set to either AllSigned, RemoteSigned, or Unrestricted. The default is Restricted, which prevents scripts – even code signed scripts – from running. For more information about setting your Execution Policy, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.

Download

Add-BadPhrasesFromFile.zip

Creating a Receive Connector to Use for Sending Email from PowerShell

May 19, 2009 9 comments

Some of the PowerShell scripts I use and/or write send email to either users or myself. In order for that to work, a Hub Transport server has to allow the SMTP traffic from the script. So, we need a receive connector that will allow the email to be sent under the right conditions. Here’s how we can easily accomplish that.

I find it best to run scripts that send email right from a Hub Transport server. So we’ll create a new receive connector called “Internal Relay” using the New-ReceiveConnector cmdlet, and set it to allow mail from itself. This is done with the -RemoteIPRanges parameter. We’ll set it to 127.0.0.1, the loopback address for the server.

Since we don’t need to authenticate, we’ll set -AuthMechanism to ‘none’, and set the -PermissionsGroups to ‘AnonymousUsers’.

Last, we’ll set it to enabled, and configure which server it should be on. Remember, it needs to be on a server holding the Hub Transport role.

New-ReceiveConnector -Name "Internal Relay" -Bindings 0.0.0.0:25 -RemoteIPRanges 127.0.0.1 -AuthMechanism Tls -Enabled $true -Fqdn "myserver.mydomain.com" -PermissionGroups AnonymousUsers -Server mysever

Change the highlighted info to suit your needs. I use 127.0.0.1 if I’ll be running the scripts on the local Exchange server.

We allow anonymous users to actually relay by granting the ‘ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient’ extended right to the Anonymous Logon account using Add-AdPermission. This is done using:

Add-ADPermission -User "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" -ExtendedRights "ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient"

We can also grant NT Authority\Anonymous Logon the right to bypass anti-spam agents using:

Add-ADPermission -User "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" -ExtendedRights "ms-exch-bypass-anti-spam"

We can pipe all of the commands together into a one-liner. The finished script looks like this:

New-ReceiveConnector -Name "Internal Relay" -Bindings 0.0.0.0:25 -RemoteIPRanges 127.0.0.1 -AuthMechanism Tls -Enabled $true -Fqdn "myserver.mydomain.com" -PermissionGroups AnonymousUsers -Server mysever | Add-ADPermission -User "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" -ExtendedRights "ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient, ms-exch-bypass-anti-spam"

This gives us a connector that we can use to send email from PowerShell. Verify it by using

Get-ReceiveConnector -Name "Internal Relay" | Get-ADPermission | ft User, ExtendedRights

In the coming posts, we’ll use this to our advantage.