Exchange 2010 beta: Outlook Web Access Mailbox Policies

It’s time for the 3rd article about Exchange 2010 Beta, in this article we will have a closer look Outlook Web Access Mailbox Policies. In Exchange 2007 configuring which features you want to activate in OWA could only be done per user or global on the OWA itself, in Exchange 2010 Beta there’s a new features called: Outlook Web Access Mailbox Policies. With this policies you can deactivate items for users. When selecting the CAS server under the Organization Configuration you will see two tabs instead of one tab, just as in Exchange 2007.

Enable logging in Exchange 2010

In Exchange 2007 you could only enable most of the logging via Powershell. In Exchange 2010 Beta this has changed back to configuring it via the GUI just as in Exchange 2003.

Enabling the logging can be done via a simple press on the button and specifying the correct log and level of logging.

First look at Exchange 2010 Beta

Exchange 2010 beta has been released for several days and of course I have installed it myself. The coming weeks  I will publish several articles about the changes in Exchange 2010 Beta. Ofcourse it is a beta so it could be that some features will not be available in the final version.

Exchange 2010 public beta released

Exchange 2010 Beta

Problems removing Exchange 2003 cluster

During one of my forum visits I found a really interesting issue. Someone tried to remove his old Exchange 2003 cluster but received the following error when trying to dit it:

Organizational forms in Exchange 2007

Organizational forms were used in Exchange 2003 by several applications and were very easy to implement. In Exchange 2007 this is a bit more complicated to configure organizational forms.

How to test smtp with telnet

When starting to troubleshoot smtp issues you can do this easily via telnet, below a hosrt description on how to perform the test:

Ports used by Exchange 2007

Via one of my colleagues I received a pretty nice site with an overview of all ports used for communication between the Exchange 2007 server roles. Below the overview:

Exclude Exchange 2007 folders for antivirus solutions

Virusscanners may not have the result you wanted always, especially on databases and log files they can cause strange issues. Below an overview of folders you will need to exclude from virusscanning when a virusscanner is running on your Exchange 2007 server:

Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Today Microsoft has release rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 SP1.  This rollup contains fixes for several issues: