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June 2012 Technical Rollup _ UC

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT

http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

How large is my Exchange Offline Address Book (OAB)?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/27/how-large-is-my-exchange-offline-address-book-oab.aspx

Released: Processor Query Tool v1.1

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/30/released-processor-query-tool-v1-1.aspx

Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2007 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/02/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2007-hybrid-deployments-with-office-365.aspx

Is ARIA ready to make Web 2.0 accessible? The OWA team says "YES!"

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/16/is-aria-ready-to-make-web-2-0-accessible-the-owa-team-says-quot-yes-quot.aspx

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Language Pack Available for Download

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/23/exchange-2010-service-pack-language-pack-available-for-download.aspx

Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 Hybrid Deployments with Office 365

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/23/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2010-hybrid-deployments-with-office-365.aspx

Released: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/29/released-update-rollup-3-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx

RPC Client Access Cross-Site Connectivity Changes

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/05/30/rpc-client-access-cross-site-connectivity-changes.aspx

Holy COW! Changes to Recoverable Items versioning in Exchange 2010 SP2 RU3

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/01/holy-cow-changes-to-recoverable-items-versioning-in-exchange-2010-sp2-ru3.aspx

Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups* – Part 1

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-exchange-backups-part-1.aspx

Check Out Some TechNet Radio Podcasts on Hybrid Deployments

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/05/check-out-some-technet-radio-podcasts-on-hybrid.aspx

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub

http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

Deploying Lync Jump Start Video Series

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/27/deploying-lync-jump-start-series.aspx

Lync and Learn: Delivering Professional Quality Webcasts Using Lync Online

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/27/lync-and-learn-session-delivering-professional-quality-webcasts-using-lync-online.aspx

Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 3

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/30/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-3.aspx

Interview with a Lync Pro: Elan Shudnow

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/02/interview-with-a-lync-pro-elan-shudnow.aspx

Planning and Designing a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Solution Jump Start

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/04/planning-and-designing-a-microsoft-lync-server-2010-solution-jump-start.aspx

Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 4

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/07/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-4.aspx

Notes from the Field: Three Unified Communications Success Criteria Every IT Team Should Consider

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/09/notes-from-the-field-three-unified-communications-success-criteria-every-it-team-should-consider.aspx

Video: Troubleshooting “Cannot Connect to the Server” Error When Using Lync Mobile for Office 365

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/10/video-troubleshooting-cannot-connect-to-the-server-error-when-using-lync-mobile-for-office-365.aspx

Lync Server 2010 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology: Part 1

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/15/lync-server-2010-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-1.aspx

Push Notification Flow for Windows and iOS Mobile Device on Lync Server 2010 Internal Network

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/21/push-notification-flow-for-windows-and-ios-mobile-device-on-lync-server-2010-internal-network.aspx

Using Server-Side Logging to Troubleshoot Lync Server 2010 Mobility Issues

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/23/using-server-side-logging-to-troubleshoot-mobility-issues.aspx

LyncMD: Troubleshooting Installation Issues when Deploying Lync Server 2010 with Other Microsoft Products

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/24/lyncmd-troubleshooting-installation-issues-when-deploying-lync-server-2010-with-other-microsoft-products.aspx

Introducing Lync Partner Connect!

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/29/introducing-lync-partner-connect.aspx

Microsoft Announces New MVP Website

http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/01/microsoft-announces-new-mvp-web-site.aspx

Outlook

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

Other

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Antigen & Forefront

FOPE-EHA Support Contact Information and Support SLO Details

Document contains all contact and SLO information for FOPE-EHA

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28774

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook Standards Documentation

The Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook standards documentation describes how Exchange and Outlook support industry messaging standards and Requests for Comments (RFCs) documents about iCalendar, Internet Message Access Protocol – Version 4 (IMAP4), and Post Office Protocol – Version 3 (POP3).

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13800

Microsoft Exchange Server Protocol Documentation

The Microsoft Exchange protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for the Microsoft protocols that are implemented and used by Microsoft Exchange to interoperate or communicate with other products. It also provides technical specifications for extensions to industry-standard and other published protocols that are used by Microsoft Exchange.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15779

How To Successfully Migrate From Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange

Learn how organizations perform successful migrations from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server or Office 365 using migration tools from Quest Software and services provided by Dimension Data.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29683

Infrastructure Planning and Design

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=ad3921fb-8224-4681-9064-075fdf042b0c

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets

These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the "Optimized for Microsoft Lync" logo.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16857

Training Presentation – Scheduling Lync 2010 Online Meetings

Learn how to schedule online meetings and conference calls with Lync 2010, and the familiar user interface of Microsoft Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26793

Outlook

Open Specifications Poster

The Open Specifications Poster (PDF format) makes it easy for interoperability developers to explore the Open Specifications overview documents for Office client, Lync, SharePoint, Office file formats, and Exchange Server.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b9a43e0-2e37-481b-9e00-686973094ca0

Downloads

Exchange

Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help

This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28207

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Language Pack Bundle

This download contains the most recently updated language packs for Exchange 2010. The language bundle includes all packs for all supported languages.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28953

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2685289)

Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2685289)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29899

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tools

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tools are provided to help make some routine tasks easier for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21165

Outlook

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB2598343)

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29725

Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook

The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28786

Events/Webcasts

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Legitimate email messages are marked as spam for a Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) user

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2669119/en-US

Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: How to perform a message trace in the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2690809/en-US

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: How to reset system folders in Exchange Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822444/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: How to reset the default virtual directories that are required to provide Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync, and Outlook Mobile Access services in Exchange Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883380/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: The E-mail Signature text box is not editable in Outlook Web App when you use Google Chrome in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2695022/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698960/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise: Event ID 122 is logged incorrectly on a server that is running  Exchange Server 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716912/en-US

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard: Application-generated email messages or email messages from a user in an external organization generate an NDR that has a 5.6.0 status code when messages are sent to an Exchange Server user

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2710089/en-US

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: XCLN: Error Message: Text Formatting Command Is Not Available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235244/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: May 8, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598343/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: You experience issues when your Exhange account uses Cached Exchange Mode and you set a .pst file as the default delivery location in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701020/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: Error printing from Outlook 2003 "The system cannot find the file specified"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2711221/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003: How to configure how the Offline Address Book is downloaded when you use Outlook in Cached Exchange Mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823580/en-US

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: May 8, 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598290/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: How to configure the default message class for new items in an Outlook folder

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697986/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Outlook cannot encrypt by using AES when Outlook is running on Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2710636/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Email remains in the Outbox when the StrictAccountOrder registry value is non-zero

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2713772/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Office document attachments in Outlook unexpectedly open in Protected View mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2714439/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Problems when Outlook and Exchange components (2003 and earlier) are installed on the same computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715315/en-US

Microsoft Outlook 2010: Administering the offline address book in Outlook

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841273/en-US

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BPA for #Lync 2010 is now available for download #UC #UCOMS

February 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The BPA for Lync 2010 can be found here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=211230

Additional information on the release can be found here:

Online Documentation – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg558584.aspx

NextHop – http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/02/17/best-practices-analyzer-for-lync-server-2010-now-available.aspx

#Exchange #Exchange2010 custom KBs

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

here is my KBs for the last 2 weeks:

KB1: Error when you try to move a user’s mailbox from Exchange 2003 database to another server or another database : The information store could not be opened. The MAPI provider failed. MAPI 1.0 ID no: 8004011d-0289-00000000 Error: -2147221231

Cause/Solution: the user is hidden from being displayed in the GAL, to move the use unhide the user from the GAL and try the move operation.

KB2: you create a new user the following error appear:

Failed to generate email addresses based on template “CCMAIL: at MEXDOMAIN01”. Additional message: “Failed to find the address type object in Active Directory for address type “CCMAIL:AMD64″.”.

Failed to generate email addresses based on template “MS:PRODUCTOSF/MEXDOMAIN0”. Additional message: “Failed to find the address type object in Active Directory for address type “MS:AMD64″.”.

Solution:

To resolve this issue you need to edit your policy in Active Directory using ADSIEdit tool and delete disabledGatewayProxy entries of MS and CCMAIL

1. On your DC, open adsiedit.msc (Support Tools must be installed in order to be able to add ADSIEdit)

2. Connect to Configuration Naming Context

3. Browse to Services –> Microsoft Exchange –> YOURORGANIZATON –> Recipient Policies

4. On the right click Properties of Default Policy

5. Click Show only objects with entries

6. Find disabledGatewayProxy

7. Edit its content

Remove:

MS:ORGANIZATIONNAME/ORGANIZATIONNAME

CCMAIL: at ORGANIZATIONNAME

KB3: users moved from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 SP1, or after applying Exchange 2010 SP1 cannot update distribution group membership with error

Changes to the distribution list membership cannot be saved. You do not have sufficient permission to peform this operation on this object

Solution:

you need to make changes as per this KB:

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/11/18/453251.aspx

also note that being Exchange administrator doesn’t mean that you will be able to manage the group, in Exchange 2010 SP1 the code checks if the user creating the change is the owner of the group or not, in the RTM version that wasn’t there, you can modify the groups using powershell to use BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck (pre-SP1 behavior).

KB4: cannot open Exfolders on Exchange 2010 with error Exception: The Active directory user wasn’f found.

Solution: Open adsiedit and check if there any objects in CN=Servers,CN=Fist administrative group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=<Exchange Org Name>,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local. Is the container “CN=Servers” empty, then delete it

Transitioning from Exchange 2003/2007 to Exchange 2010 planning session recording from Microsoft OpenDoors Egypt – Arabic Session

December 21, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a session recording from Microsoft Open Doors event for me and Mohamed Fawzy speaking about planning to transition from 2003/2007 to 2010.

http://vimeo.com/18044461

the slides are here:

 

#Exchange #Exchange2010 #Microsoft understanding IPv6 Support on technet

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

if you have been following my blog then you know that there is lot of here and there about IPv6 support, Microsoft finally came up with an official article on technet.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg144561.aspx

 

#Exchange #Exchange2010 Why you will need IPv6 Enabled on your Exchange 2010 Server

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Disclaimer: This is not an official KB, These are just notes that has been collected or communicated and open available on the internet…

if you have been reading my blogs and following me online you will note that I am a fan of disabling IPv6 and I am always recommending disabling it on the Exchange Server as well on DCs. I have seen service starting issues and communication issues that was resolved but disabling IPv6.

I have seen a discussion around IPv6 were with other fellow MVPs, and Thanks to Nicolas Blank for point to a very important point.

quoting Nicolas:

IPv6 is a bit more than supported, it’s part of the CEC, just like PowerShell and GPO manageability is:
For those of us who don’t know, CEC is the Common Engineering Criteria and I’ll paste from the CEC link:
All Microsoft server products are required to comply with a set of engineering requirements as part of the Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria (CEC) program. The goal of the CEC program is to reduce the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) through improved integration, manageability, security, reliability, and other critical infrastructure attributes that are expected by our customers.
THE IPv6 bits are explicitly stipulated here:
http://www.microsoft.com/cec/en/us/cec-overview.aspx#data-ipv6
Internet Protocol version 6 support
IPv6 solves numerous connectivity issues and issues that are associated with IPv4 address depletion. All Microsoft server products are required to support both IPv6 and IPv4. In addition, all server products are required to be configurable to run in dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) or IPv6-only modes.
Exchange 2010 scores a G in the IPv6 scorecard, which means “The server product complied with this requirement”
http://www.microsoft.com/CEC/en/us/cec-scorecards.aspx?display=tech
under “Data Center and Enterprise Readiness”
That means Exchange is MEANT to work with IPv6, if some bits need ipv6 disabled in order to get things to work

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That means that in order to make your Windows that hosts Exchange CEC compatible then you will need to make sure that IPv6 is enabled on your server.

however note that there is no harm in disabling IPv6 (keep in mind that UM role is not compatible with IPv6) so no harm in disabling it but Exchange was designed and tested with IPv6 in mind and against IPv6.

I have to admit that I have been disabling IPv6 on all of our servers, and that was my recommendations but that should be changed but note:

– Exchange 2010 is designed to work with IPv6 and tested against IPv6.

– To comply against the  CEC you will have IPv6 enabled on your servers.

– UM role is not compatible with IPv6 so you will have to disable IPv6.

– To disable IPv6 on a given server you MUST not disable it bu un-checking the IPv6 check box on the TCP/IP properties and you must disable it from the registry.

again the above are just the findings until now for the IPv6/Exchange topic. I will update you if I have any other news in this specific topic.

#Lync #ocs upgrade EVAL to volume license version

November 11, 2010 3 comments

Thanks to Nathan Winters for sharing it.

to upgrade from the EVAL to the VL version from lync simply follow those steps

after they secure access to volume bits  through a legitimate channel – ie. VL site:

 

On every machine which has EVAL version of Server.MSI installed:

  1. run “msiexec.exe /fvomus server.msi EVALTOFULL=1 /qb (Note: the server.msi is from Volume media)
  2. run PS cmdlet “enable-cscomputer”

 

#Lync #ocs #ucoms #Microsoft #uc answering, why I should upgrade to Lync

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

in case you missed my session at PDC last week, also if you are not arabic speaker, I have delivered a session on why you should consider upgrading to Lync and answering the why.

Lync has so many features by I created the most important and killer features, this is not to summarize all of the features of lync but those are the most killers I like about Lync.

the presentation attached I don’t Want to Upgrade to Lync

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