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SSL Compatibility and Testing

SSL certificates are a constant source of pain for Exchange administrators. With Exchange 2007 and 2010 so heavily dependant on web services, getting SSL setup correctly is important for correct operation.  A lot of SSL certificate deployment is now being done for mobile device support, and then you open a new issue - SSL certificate compatibility.  Recently I found a large list of SSL... [More]

Autodiscover Proxy Failure

An interesting little issue with a client's configuration caused a problem recently. The problem only affected users off site using Outlook Anywhere. While they could get their email correctly, the availability service didn't. This stopped Out of the Office from working correctly unless OWA was used, or the end user was in the office.   This particularly configuration uses a Client Access S... [More]

Got a Blackberry on BIS - Got Exchange/SBS - You Need a BES Express

  If you were affected by the Blackberry Internet Service outage today (10th October 2001) and your Blackberry connects to an in-house email server running Exchange server (2003 or higher), then you really should be running a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) or BES Express (BESX). A Blackberry connected to a BES/BESX gives you the full functionality of the Blackberry with true two way syn... [More]

Future Version of Exchange Error When Removing Public Folder Database

During a recent migration from Exchange 2007 to 2010 I found I was unable to remove the public folder store from the Exchange 2007 server.  It was returning the following error when using remove-publicfolderdatabase or using EMC on Exchange 2007.  Remove-PublicFolderDatabase : Object is read only because it was created by a future version of Exchange: 0.10 (14.0.100.0). Current su... [More]

Odd SBS 2011 Receiving Email Issue

  Recently deployed an SBS 2011 server for a client down in the New Forest. Shortly after going live with this server, we experienced one of the oddest issues I have experienced. The fix was very simple, but the symptoms left us scratching our head.  The server was intermittently receiving email. I could send it messages, but other accounts could not. Sometimes email from Google Mail w... [More]