Event id 12014

Event id 12014 is caused by a problem with loading the certificate when setting up a SMTP connection which uses TLS for authentication.

Can’t delete custom GAL

In Exchange 2007 you can create a custom GAL. Creating the custom GAL can be done via the EMC of Powershell.

Rollup 5 released

Today rollup 5 for Exchange 2007 is released. This update contains fixes for:

Exchange Rollup 5 released soon

On the site of the Microsoft Exchange Team an article is published about rollup 5 which will be available within a few days. One of the fixes in the rollup will ensure that all services will start after the installation of a patch. There are some known cases that this will not happen after the installation of a rollup. The problem is caused by a check of a certificate which is used to sign the binaries. This check wil try to contact crl.microsoft.com but when the environment has limited or no internet access this can cause this issue.

ESE internals

It’s now a few weeks after TechEd, some sessions of TechEd are published on a special TechEd site. One of this sessions are ESE internals presented by Ross Smith IV, Senior Technology Architect from Microsoft. Ross goes in to the depth of ESE the database type used by Exchange.

Cannot start the Microsoft Exchange Transport service

As each version of a software package each package will need some tricks to solve issues. With Exchange 2007 this is also the case. It can happen that the Microsoft Exchange Transport service won’t start. When you have this issue you may see several events with the ID 5023. This was the case which I found on a forum. The cause of this issue appears to be an empty MsExchHomeRoutinggroup attribute.

Technet Edge

Exchange 2007 and Asterisk 1.6


If you would like to test the mail performance of your server then you could use jetstress to test your database. But when you would like to decide yourself what kind of e-mails you want to send to your mailserver then you should have a look at Blat. Blat is a command-line mailer which can be used in a batch file which send multiple mails to your mailserver. This program is not ment to be used for bothering other people with bulkmails. If you are interested in the tool then have a look at the site below.

Event ID 2050 on CAS Server

I have been very busy this week so I did not had many time to blog. Yesterday and today I visited a forum to have a look for interesting issues. One item I found was about Event ID 2050 on a CAS server. When looking at the details of the event you will see the following: