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Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Released

April 17, 2012 Leave a comment

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

  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 (KB2655203)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP3, you need to apply Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 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. 2617514 Old spelling rules on the Brazilian Portuguese dictionary in OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment
  2. 2645789 MAPI_E_NOT_FOUND error when a MAPI application calls the GetProps method on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server
  3. 2654700 Certain mailbox rules do not work automatically after you move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server and then move it back
  4. 2677583 Move operation is not completed and 100 percent of CPU resources are consumed on an Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server
  5. 2677979 MSExchangePOP3 service crashes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  6. 2680793 Free/busy lookups between Lotus Notes and Exchange Server 2007 users stop responding
  7. 2682570 Store.exe crashes on Exchange Server 2007 servers when a public folder that contains an empty PR_URL_NAME property is replicated in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2690628 Pre-reform spelling rules are used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  9. 2694267 MSExchangeRepl.exe process crashes when Active Directory returns the LDAP_PARAM_ERROR value in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  10. 2694274 User who has the Full Access permission cannot open another user’s mailbox by using Outlook Web App in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2694291 The autocomplete=”off” parameter is missing in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  12. 2696628 You receive duplicate read receipts from a user who is using an IMAP4 client in an Exchange Server 2007 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.

Function: Remove-NicGateway – Removing the Default Gateway on Selected NICs Via PowerShell

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

When deploying Database Availability Groups (DAGs) with Exchange 2010, multiple network are generally used. You’ll have a client or “MAPI” network and at least a replication network. I’ve seen some organizations that also deploy backup networks. Each has their own NICs or NIC teams. Only the client network should have a default gateway defined. The rest should not. Static routes are added for the others using the NETSH command.

Setting the NIC properties is sometimes  a manual task, and sometimes a scripted task via PowerShell. On a large project, I needed to run a validation script to ensure that the servers were consistent and ready for the Exchange build, and fix those that could be done via script. I noticed that servers were coming with gateways defined on all of the NIC teams, so I need to resolve this. Turns out, it was a little challenging to do it via PowerShell.

There is apparently no easy way to just remove the gateway. We can easily set it, but my assumption that setting it to $null would work was incorrect. What I ended up doing, with the assistance of Serkan Varoglu, was to change the NIC from static to DHCP, then back to static, defining only the IP address and subnet mask. Not the most direct method, but it works. And, it appears to leave other parameters intact, including DNS servers, suffixes, WINS, etc.

First we use WMI to grab the NIC by name ($NicName):

$Adapter = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID='$NicName'"

Then we get the configuration for the NIC by calling it using the index number of the NIC we got from above:

$Nic = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "Index=$($Adapter.Index)"

Next, we need to grab the NIC’s IP and subnet mask so we can assign them again later:

$NicIP = $Nic.IpAddress[0]
$NicMask = $Nic.IpSubnet[0]

The, we set the NIC to DHCP,

$Nic.EnableDhcp() | Out-Null

And then back to static, using the IP and mask we retrieved from above:

$Nic.EnableStatic($NicIp,$NicMask) | Out-Null

We can wrap this into a function and call it in our validation scripts.

function Remove-NicGateway	{
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	Removes the default gateway on a specified network interface card (NIC)

.DESCRIPTION
	Removes the default gateway on a specified network interface card (NIC) by first setting the NIC to DHCP, and then setting it back to static and not specifying the gateway - just the IP and subnet mask

.NOTES
  Version      				: 1.0
  Rights Required			: Local admin on server
  										: ExecutionPolicy of RemoteSigned or Unrestricted

	Author       				: Pat Richard, Exchange MVP
	Email/Blog/Twitter	: pat@innervation.com 	http://www.ehloworld.com @patrichard
	Dedicated Blog			: http://www.ehloworld.com/152

	Author       				: Serkan Varoglu
	Email/Blog/Twitter	: N/A	http://www.get-mailbox.org	@SRKNVRGL

	Disclaimer   				: You running this script means you won't blame me if this breaks your stuff.
	Info Stolen from 		: 

.EXAMPLE
	Remove-NIcGateway -NicName [name of NIC]

.INPUTS
	None. You cannot pipe objects to this script.

#Requires -Version 2.0
#>
	[cmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
	param(
		[parameter(ValueFromPipeline = $true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No NIC name specified")]
		[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
		[string]$NicName
	)
	$Adapter = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID='$NicName'"
	$Nic = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "Index=$($Adapter.Index)"
	$NicIP = $Nic.IpAddress[0]
	$NicMask = $Nic.IpSubnet[0]
	Write-Verbose "$NicIP $NicMask"
	$Nic.EnableDhcp() | Out-Null
	Start-Sleep -s 5
	Write-Verbose "Setting $NicName to $NicIP $NicMask"
	$Nic.EnableStatic($NicIp,$NicMask) | Out-Null
} # end function Remove-NicGateway

And call it via:

Remove-NicGateway -NicName [NIC/Team Name]

such as

Remove-NicGateway -NicName "Replication"

Hopefully, this will be useful to you.

Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Released

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

  • Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (2492690)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 3 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 3:

  1. 2506998 A call is disconnected when transferring the call from the main auto attendant to an auto attendant that has a different language configured in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2497682 The store.exe process crashes when you try to dismount an active copy of a mailbox database that is hosted by a mailbox server in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  3. 2497669 A meeting request cannot be opened after you disable the “Display sender’s name on messages” option in the EMC on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  4. 2494798 Certain email messages cannot be downloaded when you log on to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using an IMAP4 client application
  5. 2494389 Unnecessary events are logged in the Application log when you run the “Test-EcpConnectivity” cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2489822 “The Mailbox you are trying to access isn’t currently available” error when you use OWA Premium to try to delete an item that is in a shared mailbox
  7. 2489713 Exchange Server 2010 SP1 supports the remote archive feature after an update changes Outlook cookies name
  8. 2489602 The “Get-FederationInformation” cmdlet cannot query federation information from an external Exchange organization in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2487852 “You do not have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be performed by a manager of the group.” error message when you try to change the “ManagedBy” attribute in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  10. 2487501 The body of an email message is empty when you try to use an IMAP client application to read it in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2484862 You cannot read an email message by using an IMAP client in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2482471 A content search fails in an IMAP client application that connects to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  13. 2482103 It takes a long time to expand a distribution list by using EWS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2482100 You cannot create or update an inbox rule that specifies the “NoResponseNecessary” value by using EWS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  15. 2481283 Various issues occur after you use Outlook to sign and then forward an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  16. 2479875 The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication Service service crashes when you run the “New-MailboxImportRequest” cmdlet to import a .pst file into a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  17. 2479227 A forwarding rule does not function and the EdgeTransport.exe process crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  18. 2476973 Event ID 2168 is logged when you try to back up Exchange data from a DAG in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  19. 2469341 Various issues occur after you forward a signed email message by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2468514 OWA 2010 removes Calendar links that you add into multiple calendar groups by using Outlook 2010 calendar
  21. 2467565 You cannot install an update rollup for Exchange Server 2010 with a deployed GPO that defines a PowerShell execution policy for the server to be updated
  22. 2464564 You cannot change your password if the user name that you type in OWA is in UPN format when you enable Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Password Reset Tool
  23. 2463858 A request to join a distribution group does not contain the distribution group name in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  24. 2463798 Users may experience a decrease in performance in Outlook or in OWA when you use IMAP4 to access the calendar folder in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  25. 2458543 A memory leak occurs in the Exchange RPC Client Access service on Exchange Server 2010 servers
  26. 2458522 Entries disappear from a junk email blocked list or a junk email safe list after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  27. 2457868 “HTTP Error 400 Bad Request” error message when you use OWA in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to receive instant messages by using Internet Explorer 9
  28. 2457688 Error message when you try to add an external email address to the safe sender list in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  29. 2457304 You receive a synchronization failed email message when you synchronize your mobile device by using ActiveSync on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  30. 2451101 7 BIT is not in quotation marks when you use the “FETCH (BODYSTRUCTURE)” command to request for a specific message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  31. 2447629 Event ID 4999 is logged when the Exchange Mail Submission Service crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  32. 2445121 A memory leak occurs in the Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe process when you run the “Test-OwaConnectivity” cmdlet or the “Test-ActiveSyncConnectivity” cmdlet in the EMS on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  33. 2443688 Event ID 10003 and Event ID 4999 are logged when the EdgeTransport.exe process on an Exchange Server 2010 server crashes
  34. 2432494 You cannot view the mailbox database copies that are hosted on certain Mailbox servers by using the Exchange Management Console after you install Exchange Server 2010 SP1
  35. 2426952 You cannot remove a mailbox database copy from a database on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  36. 2424801 The Microsoft Exchange Service Host service on an Exchange Server 2010 server crashes
  37. 2423754 The recipient response status is incorrect after you add another user to an occurrence of a meeting request in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  38. 2417084 A public folder disappears from the Public Folder Favorites list of an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  39. 2410571 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly change permissions of mailboxes that are outside the role assignment scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  40. 2398431 Using Pipelining in SMTP to check email addresses does not work correctly when you disable tarpitting functionality on a Receive connector in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  41. 2277649 You receive misleading information when you run the “New-TestCasConnectivityUser.ps1″ script on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  42. 2009942 Folders take a long time to update when an Exchange Server 2010 user uses Outlook 2003 in online mode

Download the rollup here. The Update Rollup will be available via Microsoft Update on March 22nd 2011.

Microsoft has announced that Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 is expected to be released in May 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.

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 3 (UR3) for Exchange Server 2010 Released

April 13, 2010 Leave a comment

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

  • Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 (981401)

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

  1. 981832 MS10-024: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service could allow denial of service
  2. 981664 RPC clients or MAPI on the Middle Tier clients may not receive responses from the mailbox server role on an Exchange 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.

Update Rollup 8 (UR8) for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Released

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

  • Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (968012)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 8 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 SP1 and vice versa.

Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 supersedes the following:

  1. 945684 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  2. 948016 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  3. 949870 Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  4. 952580 Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  5. 953467 Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  6. 959241 Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  7. 960384 Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Here is a list of the fixes included in rollup 8:

  1. 948856 Event ID 9667 occurs when you create a new named property on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  2. 952935 A software update is available that provides the log tracing feature for the LogTruncator tag in Exchange Server 2007
  3. 954639 Exchange Information Store service stops responding intermittently on an Exchange 2007 server
  4. 955480 Meeting requests from external senders are displayed as Busy instead of Tentative in an Exchange 2007 environment
  5. 956633 User calendar permissions are removed after you run the Set-MailboxCalendarSettings cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  6. 957640 The “test-*” command fails when you run it on a site that contains only CAS roles in an Exchange 2007 environment
  7. 958239 Exchange Server 2007 does not generate an event log message for public folder replication messages even though a property validation exception is thrown and the replications do not occur
  8. 958881 All HTML content in attachment files of messages is run through an HTML filter when you open or save the attachment by using Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  9. 958938 The importance attribute of a message is lost when an Exchange 2007 user accesses a high-importance message or a low-importance message from Exchange Server 2007 by using a non-Outlook POP3 client or IMAP4 client
  10. 959510 A meeting request that is sent from OWA causes a “553 5.0.0 Message-Id header line format error” NDR message in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  11. 959748 An account with the “Exchange View-Only Administrator” permission can review user mailbox contents by using an administrative application in Exchange Server 2007
  12. 959861 Some clients cannot connect to back-end Exchange Server 2003 IMAP servers after Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 RU2 is applied
  13. 959990 An error occurs when you try to update a recurring appointment by using an Outlook client that is connected to an Exchange 2007 server
  14. 960178 You receive an NDR when you send an e-mail using OWA Premium and the ANR cache if the Exchange organization name has more than one space
  15. 960354 Edge Attachment Filtering does not honor the ExceptionConnectors value in Exchange Server 2007
  16. 960367 Error message when you run the Export-Mailbox command on a folder that has more than 5000 items in Exchange 2007: “-1056749164″
  17. 960495 The Information Store service crashes continuously on an Exchange Server 2007 server
  18. 960633 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on an Exchange Server 2007 that has the mailbox server role installed
  19. 960703 Extended characters are replaced by question marks when you send an e-mail message that contains extended ASCII characters by using an IMAP4 client in Exchange 2007
  20. 960775 You receive a “Message too large for this recipient” NDR that has the original message attached after you restrict the Maximum Message Send Size value in Exchange Server 2007
  21. 960869 A queue that has multiple connections cannot enter a Retry state in Exchange Server 2007
  22. 961152 The Exchange information store service (Store.exe process) crashes intermittently when you migrate user data from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server 2007
  23. 961347 Error message when you export an Exchange 2007 mailbox to a .pst file and a filter is defined: “Export-Mailbox : Error was found for &lt;username&gt; (&lt;SMTP address&gt;)”
  24. 961443 Users cannot use Outlook Web Access for Exchange Server 2007 to open an address book
  25. 961524 Some journal messages are stuck in the Submission queue in Exchange Server 2007
  26. 961606 After you apply Rollup Update 5 for Exchange Server 2007, Outlook Web Access users find the font size of plain text messages is extremely small when they use some third-party Web browsers
  27. 961693 Japanese (1 byte Kana) characters in the subject and display name are corrupted when you try to reply or forward task requests or calendar items in Outlook client
  28. 962235 The date and time information for a “Follow Up” flag is missing if an Exchange 2007 user sends a message to an external recipient
  29. 966535 Duplicate messages are sent to an external recipient if the recipient is included in multiple distribution lists in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  30. 967038 Many log entries are generated in Exchange Server 2007 if you turn on the Exchange log to audit the logons that do not use the primary account for shared resource mailboxes
  31. 967097 Users may receive duplicate calendar items for the updated instance on mobile devices
  32. 967109 A delegate cannot accept a meeting request for an online meeting in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  33. 967255 Only the tracing information of the last user is logged when you configure Exchange Server 2007 to trace multiple users at the same time
  34. 968310 Many log entries are generated on an Exchange Server 2007 computer when you enable the Exchange log to audit user logons that do not use the primary account for their mailbox
  35. 968352 The W3wp.exe process crashes when you use the Italian version of the spelling checker on a message in Outlook Web Access in Exchange 2007
  36. 968589 The managed policy does not work if the ptagProvisionedFid attribute is missing in Exchange Server 2007
  37. 968673 The EdgeTransport.exe file of Exchange 2007 servers crashes continuously and Event ID 10003 and Event ID 5000 occur
  38. 968745 Incomplete tasks show in the Complete tasks view in OWA 2007 in an Exchange 2007 environment
  39. 968966 Many log entries are generated in Exchange Server 2007 if you turn on the Exchange log to audit administrator logons that do not use the primary account for mailboxes
  40. 969690 Unresolved sender for delivery status notifications after applying update rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  41. 970687 A search operation in Outlook does not return a correct result if there is a corrupted HTML message in the target folder in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Download the rollup here. It will be available via Windows Update May 26th.

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 7 (UR7) for Exchange 2007 SP1 Released

March 19, 2009 Leave a comment

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

  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (960384)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP1, you need to apply Update Rollup 7 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 SP1 and vice versa.

Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 supersedes the following:

  1. 945684 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  2. 948016 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  3. 949870 Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  4. 952580 Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  5. 953467 Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  6. 959241 Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Here is a list of the fixes included in rollup 7:

  1. 946449 A non-read report message is sent after you perform a “Mark All as Read” operation against unread e-mail messages in Exchange Server 2007
  2. 949113 Unexpected modified instances of a recurring meeting may appear when you use Entourage to access a calendar on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007
  3. 949114 Duplicate calendar items may appear when you use Entourage to access a calendar on an Exchange 2007 server
  4. 949464 The customized properties are removed in the recipients’ calendars when you send a meeting request that includes customized properties
  5. 950115 When a CDO 1.2.1-based application generates a meeting request that includes some European characters in the message body, these characters appear as question marks in Exchange 2007
  6. 951341 Users cannot read calendar items when they connect Exchange Server 2007 by using certain IMAP4 or POP3 clients
  7. 952778 Event ID 9874 is frequently logged on Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1
  8. 953094 The value in the “Messages queued for submission” performance counter on the mailbox role of Exchange Server 2007 increases after a meeting request is delivered
  9. 954213 All Test commands that are related to the Client Access Server fail when you run the commands on an Exchange 2007 server in a disjoint namespace
  10. 954741 The UseRUSServer parameter does not work if an administrator has specified an RUS server on a target mailbox server
  11. 954898 The LegacyExchangeDN attributes for mail-enabled objects are incorrectly set in an environment that contains Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007
  12. 955027 The Edgetransport.exe process may crash on a hub transport server that is running Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  13. 955462 You notice high CPU usage when the IMAP service is running on an Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 server that has the CAS role
  14. 955778 You receive a Non-Delivery Report (NDR) message when you send an e-mail message to a non-SMTP address in an Outlook client that is using Cached mode
  15. 956069 A Non-Delivery Report (NDR) is generated when an Exchange Server 2007 user tries to send a message to a recipient who has a one-off FAX address that includes any characters that are larger than 0xFF in Unicode
  16. 956205 Corrupted characters appear in the Subject field or in the Location field of a recurring calendar item after a user adds DBCS characters to a field in a meeting occurrence by using an Outlook 2002 client
  17. 956275 An Exchange 2007 sender’s address is split into two separate addresses when an external recipient replies to the message
  18. 956455 The display name appears in a received message even though the property of the user mailbox is set to “Hide from Exchange address lists” in Exchange Server 2007
  19. 956687 Messages stay in the submission queue after you enable per-mailbox database journaling in an Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007 coexisting environment
  20. 957019 Images cannot be pasted in an Exchange Server 2007 Outlook Web Access message body
  21. 957071 The MSExchange Transport service may crash intermittently on the Exchange 2007 server
  22. 957124 You do not receive an NDR message even though your meeting request cannot be sent successfully to a recipient
  23. 957227 The Exchange Management Console crashes when one or more domain controllers of a top-level domain are not reachable
  24. 957485 The Test-OwaConnectivity command returns a warning message in Exchange Server 2007 when there is a disjoint namespace
  25. 957504 The IMAP4 service crashes intermittently, and Event ID 4999 is logged on Exchange Server 2007
  26. 957683 An IP Gateway can still be used to dial out for a “Play on Phone” request after the IP Gateway is disabled
  27. 957834 Network shares are deleted and created intermittently by the replication service on an Exchange SCC cluster when SCR is enabled on the Exchange server
  28. 957947 The Exchange Information Store service may crash when an Entourage client synchronizes with an Exchange 2007 server
  29. 958091 You cannot update the task complete percentage to any value other than 0 or 100 in Outlook Web Access
  30. 958093 Voice mail messages are not stamped with the disclaimer that is defined in the transport rule in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  31. 958128 Replication messages stay in a queue in a retry state after a public folder database is dismounted
  32. 958331 The Restore-StorageGroupCopy command may fail in an Exchange Server 2007 SCR environment
  33. 958444 Event 522 is logged when replication is resumed on a suspended Storage Group on an Exchange Server 2007 CCR or SCR environment
  34. 958472 An unexpected text string appears at the top of the message body when an Exchange Server 2007 user sends an HTML message by using Outlook Web Access
  35. 958552 The ByteEncoderTypeFor7BitCharsets setting does not take effect for the US ASCII character set after you install the hotfix that is mentioned in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 946641
  36. 958638 Exchange 2007 Server cannot parse X-Priority headers from clients that submit X-Priority headers that contain additional comments
  37. 958803 The EdgeTransport.exe process may stop responding in Exchange Server 2007 when the priority queuing feature is enabled
  38. 958872 The Map This Address feature in the contact page for an OWA client does not work in Exchange Server 2007
  39. 959100 Exchange Server 2007 cannot route e-mail messages to mail enabled Non-MAPI public folders that are hosted on an Exchange Server 2003 server
  40. 959135 Event 9673 occurs when the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes on a computer that is running Exchange 2007 with Service Pack 1
  41. 959397 An increase in database size is generated unexpectedly when IMAP4 users use a Copy command in Exchange 2007
  42. 959434 The last logon time is not updated to reflect the logon times that have occurred after users log on to their mailboxes by using the Entourage client in an Exchange 2007 environment
  43. 959545 A redirection message in Outlook Web Access 2007 is incorrect when the message is translated to Korean
  44. 959671 The Manage Mobile Devices option is not displayed in Exchange Management Console after a mobile device re-synchronizes with an Exchange 2007 server
  45. 959952 The Set-Mailbox command does not change the AutomateProcessing attribute for an Exchange Server 2007 user when a regular user mailbox is converted from a room mailbox
  46. 960291 Outlook Web Access or an Exchange Web Service application does not correctly display a monthly or yearly recurring appointment or meeting request
  47. 960292 The MSExchangeIMAP4 service may crash intermittently after you apply an update rollup for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
  48. 960349 The Exchange Information Store service may crash after you enable tracing for the logon actions
  49. 961281 An error is returned when you enable SCR from any source in a child domain after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Rollup 5
  50. 961395 The Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging server does not update the caller information if an external user makes a call

Download the rollup here. It is available via Windows Update now.

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.

Cluster Administration from PowerShell and the Infamous Back Tick

Of course we all know by now how powerful PowerShell is. “It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries, whatever those are!” to quote Ron Popeil

One of the cool things with PowerShell is that you can call some external programs. While waiting for some hardware to arrive on a project, I was scripting the setup of a two node Single Copy Cluster (SCC) install of Exchange 2007. One thing you want to do with an Exchange SCC cluster in 2007 is assign dependencies for resources. Say you have a mailbox database called “First Storage Group/Mailbox Database”, and it resides on the cluster resource called “Disk S:”. Well, when the cluster starts up, it should wait for “Disk S:” to be online before trying to bring the “First Storage Group/Mailbox Database” resource online. It only makes sense, right?

Back to my project. So I’m able to script the creation of the storage groups using something like

New-StorageGroup SG1 -SystemFolderPath G:\SG1 -LogFolderPath K:\SG1

from there, I create a new database

New-MailboxDatabase -Name DB1 -StorageGroup SG1 -EdbFilePath G:\SG1

I set some configuration on the new database

get-mailbox | set-mailboxdatabase -DeletedItemRetention 14.00:00:00 -MailboxRetention 30.00:00:00 -IssueWarningQuota unlimited -ProhibitSendQuota unlimited -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota unlimited -PublicFolderDatabase "Second Storage Group\Public Folders" -RetainDeletedItemsUntilBackup:$true -MountAtStartup$true

Life is good. Now, I need to assign the cluster dependencies for the new database resource. But first, the database needs to be unmounted to assign the dependency. So, we precede the cluster command with:

get-mailboxdatabase | dismount-database

Then we can do the dependencies. From a command prompt,

Cluster cluster1 res "SG1/DB1 (MbxCluster1)" /AddDep:"Disk S:"

would work beautifully. It would assign the “Disk S:” cluster resource as a dependency for the new database. But PowerShell wouldn’t accept that syntax, telling me

“Too many command line parameters have been specified for this operation…”

Seems PowerShell doesn’t like the special characters there, and they need to be escaped with a back tick (on an English keyboard, that’s the key to the left of the “1″). After some noodling around, and the help of Ross and Scott, this seems to work:

Cluster cluster1 res ` "SG2`/DB3 `(MbxCluster1`) `" `/adddep: `"Disk S: `"

Not the cleanest of lines, but I’m able to keep everything within a single PowerShell script. Normally, I would have given up and just manually done the dependency configuration, except that this project will involve dozens of databases, and, like many engineers, I’m lazy. Plus, I should know this limitation for the future, as it streamlines the setup of the cluster.

We can now mount the databases with

get-mailboxdatabase | mount-database

I use those broad commands to essentially handle all of the databases, since the script sets them all up at the same time.

Note: I know, we should not have databases with no quota limits on them. But this is a GroupWise to Exchange 2007 migration. So I leave them unlimited till the migration is complete (to avoid migration problems), and then I’ll clamp them down for safety.

As you can see, we can essentially setup all of the SGs and DBs, and assign the cluster config all from within PowerShell. If you’re looking for a great book on PowerShell for Exchange 2007, check out Professional Windows PowerShell for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 @ Amazon.com. It’s an easy read, but quite informative.