Exchange 2013

Exchange 2013: Dude, Where’s my Exchange Management Console (EMC)?

Microsoft released Exchange 2013 Preview earlier this week, along with Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview, and Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview. Check out the following resources: Overivewhttp://aka.ms/ex2013preview Download Exchange 2013 Preview http://aka.ms/getex2013preview Documentation http://aka.ms/ex2013previewdocs Note, this is a preview version, not the final product release. As with any pre-release versions, you shouldn’t install it […]

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Connect to Office 365 Using a PowerShell Function

When you sign-up for Exchange Online (or Office 365, which includes Exchange Online), an Exchange organization is created for you in Microsoft’s datacenter. One of the really cool things about Exchange Online is that besides its easy-to-use web interface, you also have the ability to manage your cloud-based organization using PowerShell. Shell-savvy administrators can run […]

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Are Distribution Groups really being used?

Over the years, you end up creating a large number of Distribution Groups based on user demands. The regular departmental Distribution Groups such as Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and HR. The geographical ones such as AllUS, All-California, All-BayArea, and so on. The ones by employment status such as All-FTE for full-time employees, All-Contractors, and so on. […]

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Set Message Size Limits in Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007

In Distribution Groups and maximum recipients per message, we looked at how the maximum recipients per message settings are treated differently by Exchange Server 2010/2007 and Exchange 2003/2000 when sending to Distribution Groups. Message size limits are an important mechanism to control mailbox sizes, guarantee service availability, and protect from potential DoS attacks. Another commonly […]

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Exchange Server 2007: How to turn off the Back Pressure feature on transport servers

In Exchange Server Transport error: 452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources we learned how the Back Pressure (Previous versions: Exchange 2010 | Exchange 2007) feature monitors resource consumption on Exchange Server and stops accepting new message submission if it’s low on resources. Update: In Exchange 2013, when the Transport service on a Mailbox server or an […]

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Back Pressure and Exchange Server Transport error 452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources

In my hotel room in Orlando, getting ready for an Exchange 2007 transport presentation tomorrow morning at TechMentor. When trying to telnet to the SMTP port of an Exchange 2007 Hub Transport server, I got the following error: 452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources Not a good thing the night before a presentation – Murphy’s law […]

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Add additional email addresses to a mailbox

In Exchange 2010/2007, you can use Email Address Policies to generate email addresses for your recipients (mailbox users, mail users, distribuiton groups, public folders, etc.). In Exchange 2003/2000, this was done by Recipient Policies. Policies are a great way to assign standardized email addresses across your organization – for example: <firstinitial><lastname>@<domain>. Users frequently request additional […]

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Message Tracking from the command line in Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007

I’ve forever envied folks (including some colleagues— you know who you are… ) on the Linux/Unix side of things who were able to parse text log files generated by MTAs like Postfix/SendMail/EXIM in a fraction of the time it takes one to fire up Message Tracking Center on Exchange and search for a message. I […]

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Five and a half ways to find an email address in Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory

Every once in a while you try to assign a particular address to a recipient in Active Directory Users & Computers, only to be told someone already has that address! Email addresses need to be unique — two recipients can’t have the same email address. Here are a few different ways to find out whether […]

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