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#Exchange #Exchange2010 #OCS #ucoms new KBs Office Communicator cannot place calls to the Exchange Unified Messaging Auto Attendant

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Office Communicator cannot place calls to the Exchange Unified Messaging Auto Attendant

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2431925

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#Exchange #Exchange2010 BES 5 with Exchange 2010 SP1 Consideration

October 23, 2010 Leave a comment

An issue may exist where users cannot be added to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from the BlackBerry Administration Service console in an environment that includes Microsoft Exchange 2010. When attempting to add users, they will not appear in the console when searched and cannot be added using the SMTP email address either.

Because, Exchange 2010 SP1 Server in the organization does not include a public folder database and the BlackBerry Mail Store Service cannot connect to it. The BlackBerry Mail Store Service is designed to connect to the messaging servers in the organization’s environment and retrieve the contact information that the BlackBerry Administration Service requires to search for user accounts.

BlackBerry service for existing users is not affected and they continue to operate normally.

WorkAround:
To work around this issue, the CONNECT_IGNORE_NO_PF flag must be set for the Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) profile that is used by the BlackBerry Mail Store Service. Complete the following steps to do this.

1. Log in to the the BlackBerry Enterprise Server as the service account. The default service account name is BESAdmin.
2. Open RegEdit by going to Start › Run › RegEdit.
3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\BlackBerryServer\13dbb0c8aa05101a9bb000aa002fc45a and click on it once.
4. In the right side of the window, locate the registry entry with the name 00036604 and change the second byte of the value to 80, this is the necessary CONNECT_IGNORE_NO_PF flag.
* Examples:
o If the value is currently set to 04 00 00 00, change it to 04 80 00 00 (see screen shot for example)
o If the value is currently set to 02 00 00 00, change it to 02 80 00 00
5. Restart the BlackBerry Mail Store Service.

* Note: Ensure this is completed on each BlackBerry Enterprise Server in the BlackBerry Domain, including any standby servers that are part of a high availability pair.

Reference: http://mtwaishi.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/bes-5-with-exchange-2010-sp1-consideration/

 

#Exchange #Exchange2010 new Official KBs from Microsoft

October 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Forward or Reply may Fail on a message with an attachment from a 3rd Party MAPI/CDO client in Exchange 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2447520

Microsoft Egypt Session Schedule for October 2010, I will presenting Lync 2010

October 20, 2010 6 comments

Protecting Windows Clients with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Date Monday October 25, 2010
Time 10:00 – 3:00
Presenter Islam Gomaa
Notes This session will be available only online, as Islam will be joining us from Canada to deliver it.
Description
This session will focus on our newest capability – Windows Client protection using DPM 2010. Laptop data will stay protected while you are online and offline, with restores from the DPM 2010 server or from the local client — even on an airplane. Join us to learn how System Center Data Protection 2010 backup clients and how we can create policies for data protection and self-service restore.
Click here to Register to attend online through Live Meeting. 

 

Windows 7 Security
Date Tuesday October 26, 2010
Time 10:00 – 3:00
Presenter Mohamed Babers
Description
Learn about the new security enhancements in Windows 7.
Click here to Register to attend online through Live Meeting. 

 

Click here to Register to attend at the Microsoft Office in Smart Village. 

 

Introduction to SharePoint Development
Date Wednesday October 27, 2010
Time 10:00 – 3:00
Presenter Ashraf Mansour
Description
Learn to develop for SharePoint Server 2010 using Visual Studio 2010, with demos on developing a sample custom workflow and a sample web part.
Click here to Register to attend online through Live Meeting. 

 

Click here to Register to attend at the Microsoft Office in Smart Village. 

 

Introduction to Microsoft Lync (new OCS)
Date Thursday October 28, 2010
Time 10:00 – 3:00
Presenter Mahmoud Magdy
Description
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is the new OCS version.  Learn about its new architecture, voice deployment, and high availability configuration.
Click here to Register to attend online through Live Meeting. 

 

Click here to Register to attend at the Microsoft Office in Smart Village. 

 

Categories: IT Events

#Exchange #Exchange2010 new official KBs for Exchange 2010/2007

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

XCON | Exchange 2010 | Mail Flow | Some users on Exchange 2010 were receiving emails with blank content

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2253312

You get Error Unknown error (0x80005000) when you try to manage Client Access Server from Remote Hub -Transport server using Exchange Management console and Exchange Management shell

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2428673

[SDP 2][A267EFB2-B18D-41A3-9865-38307EC74210] Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 High Item-Count Mailbox Folders Troubleshooter for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2439291/

[SDP 3][A51D3710-07DA-400D-B4B3-380A8CC9B18E] Exchange Server 2007 SP3 and Exchange Server 2010 High Item-Count Mailbox Folders Troubleshooter for Windows 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2439370/

#Exchange #Exchange2010 the daily KBs, you fail to create autodiscover virtual directory and get This might be because the object already exists in Active Directory.

October 15, 2010 14 comments

Issue:

When creating a new autodiscover virtual directory using New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory you will get the error:

The Active Directory object for virtual directory 'IIS://server.domain.com/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Autodiscover' on
 'SERVER' could not be created. This might be because the object already exists in Active Directory.
 Remove the object from Active Directory, then re-create it.
 + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (DAEDALUS\Autodiscover (Default Web Site):ADObjectId)
Solution

Solution:

locate the IIS configuration file and manually remove Autodiscover object. The IIS configuration files are located in ApplicationHost.config located in the path: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config and remove the <application path=Autodiscover> from it

Notes:

this still applies for other virtual directories like ECP/OWA/OAB


#mvpbuzz Notes from the field, How to become MVP?

October 15, 2010 Leave a comment

There has been lots of questions and requests online from people asking how to become an MVP, since I have been nominated as an Exchange MVP this round in October, the first question I got after the congrats “I want to be an MVP, how did you do that, how to become an MVP?”

What I will write here is not official statement by Microsoft, but rather a notes from me regarding and what I believe made me an MVP, and suggestion for others on how to become an MVP, what I will write are some thoughts about what I have noted, seen and heard during the last 7 years from/about the MVP  program.

As you all know the MVP is an exclusive club for ITPros, lots of Microsoft consultants and individual are aiming to become  MVPs, what I have seen a lot that there is a lot of people who are not aware with the core and the soul of the program.

The program is about recognizing individuals who demonstrated distinguished Technical experience among their peers in their regions/communities and shared their knowledge with the community and impacting other people with their knowledge.

What I see from people that they don’t understand truly the soul of the award, this is not a technical award and also not a charity award, you have to be very good if not saying exceptional in your technical skills and also shared your knowledge with others.

Due to the reputation of the MVPs and their real value, lots of people are aiming for the award and this is the where the issue rises, they don’t win the awarded.

Well, to be honest I am not 100% why, what I have been told during my interview with our regional MVP lead “also what I have concluded reading more about MVPs and being a one myself J” that Microsoft is not looking to award the MVP title for a person for one year and he gets it and vanishes, Microsoft is looking to award the title to people who have been actively participating in the community activities and also sharing their knowledge and doing that from a somehow time not to get awarded but rather because this is what they believe in.

This looks logical, Microsoft by that will assure that you don’t do those activities just to become and MVP, and this will assure also your continuous work after being an MVP.

For people who are looking to become MVPs please read the following points:

–          Understand what is the MVP award is about, understand it, it is not a technical certificate and not a charity award, it is both.

–          Don’t work to win the award and then stop, show your commitment to the award program by demonstrating your long term intention and plans both technical/community level.

–          If you find that the program goals and vision is what you believe inside yourself start working both technical/community level.

–          Don’t do community activity just to win the award.

–          Don’t expect to win from the first nomination.

–          If you didn’t made it keep doing what you do for the community, you do that because you believe in it, thus the award will come to you one day.

For me, I have been online for the last 8 years, doing activities online/offline, applied several times until awarded, worked extensively online/offline for both community/commercial activities and wooooops it happened J.

I hope that the above notes will guide other individuals who are looking to become MVPs one day in their journey; hopefully we will see more and more MVPs in the upcoming period.

Here is some useful links:

http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

http://www.msigeek.com/4492/how-to-become-a-microsoft-mvp-most-valuable-professional

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/get-recognized-as-mvp.aspx

 

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