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July 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

July 10th, 2012 No comments

News

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

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog 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/

  1. Extended Rollout of Exchange Online December 2011 Service Update http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/11/extended-rollout-of-exchange-online-december-2011-service-update.aspx
  2. Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups* – Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-exchange-backups-part-2.aspx
  3. Released: v19.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/19/released-v19-9-of-the-exchange-2010-mailbox-server-role-requirements-calculator.aspx
  4. Exchange Client Bandwidth Prediction – the time zone problem – http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/20/exchange-client-bandwidth-prediction-the-time-zone-problem.aspx
  5. Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/25/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-1.aspx
  6. Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT) v2 released http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/26/microsoft-outlook-configuration-analyzer-tool-ocat-v2-released.aspx
  7. Establishing Exchange Content Index Rebuild Baselines – Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/27/establishing-exchange-content-index-rebuild-baselines-part-2.aspx
  8. Mailboxes on a database are Quarantined in an environment with System Center Operations Manager http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/06/28/mailboxes-on-a-database-are-quarantined-in-an-environment-with-system-center-operations-manager.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. Lync Server 2010 Server Roles Do Not Support SQL Server 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/07/some-lync-server-2010-server-roles-do-not-support-sql-server-2012.aspx
  2. Features of the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/features-of-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx
  3. Administering Office 365 – Jump Start Series http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/administering-office-365-jump-start-series.aspx
  4. Planning and Deploying Office 365 – Jump Start Series http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/11/planning-and-deploying-office-365-jump-start-series.aspx
  5. Configuring Inter-tenant Federation for the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/12/configuring-inter-tenant-federation-for-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx
  6. Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Lync Could Allow Remote Code Execution http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/12/vulnerabilities-in-lync-could-allow-remote-code-execution-2707956.aspx
  7. Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010: June 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/18/lync-server-2010-updates-now-available-june-2012.aspx
  8. Cumulative Update for Lync 2010 for Android: June 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/19/cumulative-update-for-lync-2010-for-android-june-2012.aspx
  9. Installing Lync 2010 for Windows Phone on Windows Phone Emulator http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/20/lync-server-2010-installing-lync-2010-for-windows-phone-on-windows-phone-emulator.aspx
  10. LyncMD: Troubleshooting the Lync 2010 Address Book http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/21/lyncmd-troubleshooting-the-lync-2010-address-book.aspx
  11. Practice Accelerator Sessions for Lync Server 2010: July 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/22/practice-accelerator-sessions-for-lync-server-2010-july-2012.aspx
  12. Interview with a Lync Pro: Tommy Clarke http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/25/interview-with-a-lync-pro-tommy-clarke.aspx
  13. Lync Online: Focus on Functionality – Lync Social Connector http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/26/lync-online-focus-on-functionality-lync-social-connector.aspx
  14. How to Create Visio and Excel Output from a TBXML File http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/28/how-to-create-visio-and-excel-output-from-a-tbxml-file.aspx

Outlook

Outlook Team Blog 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

None

Exchange

  1. Multi-Tenancy and Hosting Guidance for Exchange Server 2010 SP2/
    This document provides information on the challenges and problems that need to be solved, and offers advice and direction to ensure the Exchange multi-tenant environment that you build can be supported by Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28192

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster
    This poster shows each workload in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, describing relationships, dependencies, flow of information, and certificate requirements. Version 5.12 adds more details to the Enterprise Voice workload quadrant based on excellent feedback from several Lync experts. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6797
  2. Installing and Using the Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer Tool
    This document describes the purpose, installation, and use of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer tool that is shipped as part of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: June 2012. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30136

Outlook

None

Other

None

Downloads

Exchange

  1. Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.2.1
    The Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1 provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30141
  2. 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

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 2647093
    This download contains an update for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=515d6dba-4c6a-48bb-a06a-d99c5742676d
  2. 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
  3. Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit) (KB2693282)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30122
  4. Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (user level install) (KB2693283)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30120
  5. Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 (32 -bit) (KB2693282)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30115
  6. Security Update for Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2 (KB2708980)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30117
  7. Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (admin level install) (KB2696031)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30119
  8. Security Update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (KB2702444)
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30121
  9. Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – Admin Level Install
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23396
  10. Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – User Level Install Microsoft Lync 2010
    Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can install this application. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15755
  11. Lync 2010 Attendant Hotfix KB 2496326
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendant. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24759
  12. Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736
    This download includes all available updates for Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11551
  13. Lync 2010 Group Chat Hotfix KB 2701665
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11804
  14. Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2500438 (Admin level install)
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13365
  15. Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool Hotfix KB 2672318
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22675
  16. Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21644
  17. Lync 2010 Attendee Hotfix KB 2693283 (User level install)
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010 Attendee. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22157
  18. Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Aastra to interoperate with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18390
  19. Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Polycom to interoperate with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23866
  20. Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from HP to interoperate with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28158
  21. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2701664 (32 bit)
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25055
  22. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2701664 (64 bit)
    This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14490
  23. Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer
    This download includes the Lync Server 2010 Meeting Content Viewer tool. You can use this tool to convert Lync Server 2010 meeting content, such as the whiteboard and poll files saved by Lync Server 2010 Web Conferencing service, into a viewable format. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30144
  24. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat SDK
    Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Lync Server 2010 Group Chat platform. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23647

Outlook

  1. 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
  2. Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0
    The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28806

Events/Webcasts

None

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

  1. 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

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. 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

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. Calendar items that are copied are missing in Exchange Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2714118

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. 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
  2. You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698960
  3. Event ID 122 is logged incorrectly on a server that is running Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716912

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat server

  1. Description of the cumulative update for the Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool: June 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707265

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

  1. MS12-039: Description of the security update for Communicator 2007 R2: June 12, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708980

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 Dedicated

  1. Time zone changes for the Live Meeting service during 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723544

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. The Outlook meeting tracking tab is not updated http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2215547
  2. Items that are copied to the Inbox are not synchronized to the server mailbox when the delivery location is set to a .pst file http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723685

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Outlook Junk Email settings ignored after moving mailbox to Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2655142
  2. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: June 12, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687267

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. Outlook does not import meeting attendees from certain file types http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289962

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. How to configure the default message class for new items in an Outlook folder http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697986
  2. Error message when you try to open an IRM-protected email message: “This build of Microsoft Office is unsigned and cannot be trusted” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2722088
  3. Outlook 2010 programmatic security settings for Simple MAPI cannot be configured by using the Group Policy Object http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2723336

June 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

June 15th, 2012 No comments

News

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/

  1. 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
  2. Released: Processor Query Tool v1.1
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/30/released-processor-query-tool-v1-1.aspx
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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/

  1. Deploying Lync Jump Start Video Series
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/27/deploying-lync-jump-start-series.aspx
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Introducing Lync Partner Connect!
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/05/29/introducing-lync-partner-connect.aspx
  14. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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 inter-operate 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

None

New KB’s

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

  1. 2669119 Legitimate email messages are marked as spam for a Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) user
  2. 2690809 How to perform a message trace in the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. 822444 How to reset system folders in Exchange Server 2003
  2. 883380 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

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. 2695022 The E-mail Signature text box is not editable in Outlook Web App when you use Google Chrome in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2698960 You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another
  3. 2716912 Event ID 122 is logged incorrectly on a server that is running  Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard Edition

  1. 2710089 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

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. 235244 XCLN: Error Message: Text Formatting Command Is Not Available
  2. 2598343 Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: May 8, 2012
  3. 2701020 You experience issues when your Exchange account uses Cached Exchange Mode and you set a .pst file as the default delivery location in Outlook
  4. 2711221 Error printing from Outlook 2003 “The system cannot find the file specified”
  5. 823580 How to configure how the Offline Address Book is downloaded when you use Outlook in Cached Exchange Mode

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. 2598290 Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: May 8, 2012

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010

  1. 2697986 How to configure the default message class for new items in an Outlook folder
  2. 2710636 Outlook cannot encrypt by using AES when Outlook is running on Windows XP
  3. 2713772 Email remains in the Outbox when the StrictAccountOrder registry value is non-zero
  4. 2714439 Office document attachments in Outlook unexpectedly open in Protected View mode
  5. 2715315 Problems when Outlook and Exchange components (2003 and earlier) are installed on the same computer
  6. 841273 Administering the offline address book in Outlook

Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Released

May 29th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (KB2685289)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 3 for Exchange 2010 SP2 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in update rollup 3:

  1. 2510607 “Cannot open the free/busy information” error message when you try to view folder permissions in Outlook
  2. 2514700 Extra.exe does not trace a single user whose legacyExchangeDN attribute contains one or more special characters in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2571342 The Folder contacts list is empty when a user views the properties of a mail-enabled public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2572029 Synchronization of an organizational forms library fails when you use Outlook in Cache mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  5. 2586828 The EdgeTransport.exe process consumes 100 percent of CPU resources on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server
  6. 2589233 Meeting requests bypass the requirement for delegate approval and instead book resource mailboxes automatically in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2633043 “There were no writeable domain controllers found in Active Directory site” error message when you run the ExBPA tool in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  8. 2647396 You cannot disable a public folder by using the “Disable-MailPublicFolder” cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2648263 You cannot open routing log files on Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport servers in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  10. 2667120 MSExchangeAutodiscoverAppPool application pool crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server when you try to view the free/busy information about a user in a trusted domain
  11. 2668900 Event ID 2915 is logged when you apply a fallback policy to a service account in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2670099 You cannot open calendar folders that are shared by hidden users in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  13. 2671128 RPC Client Access Cross-Site connectivity issues occur in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2673542 MRM retention policy in the Junk E-Mail folder does not work when you manually move email messages in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  15. 2673591 Crash occurs in the Autodiscover application pool in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  16. 2674185 MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED errors occur when a MAPI application that uses the MAPI function in Outlook 2007 MAPI or in Outlook 2010 tries to access an Exchange Server 2010 server
  17. 2674445 You cannot change the access permissions of a Calendar folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2677872 You cannot use a distribution group in the hierarchical address book when you create the group in Exchange Server 2003
  19. 2681250 “550 5.6.0” NDR when a journal report is sent to an external contact in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2682047 You cannot access a mailbox for several hours after you disconnect and then reconnect the mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  21. 2682408 AddOrganizerToSubject parameter does not take effect when a recurring meeting conflicts with another meeting in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  22. 2682895 Error message when a role assignee runs the Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  23. 2684583 You cannot delete an empty folder in a .pst file by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2689810 A meeting request that you send from an EWS application is in plain text format instead of HTML format when an attendee opens the request by using Outlook in online mode
  25. 2695011 Junk Email settings do not work as expected after you migrate or move a mailbox to an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Mailbox server
  26. 2695022 The E-mail Signature text box is not editable in Outlook Web App when you use Google Chrome in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  27. 2695836 You cannot move a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment that has a message size limit configured
  28. 2696642 An additional line of space is added in each paragraph in an email message when you click the Printable View icon in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  29. 2698927 Resource mailbox that has AutoAccept configured does not process a meeting request that contains custom code or script in Exchange Server 2010
  30. 2698960 You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another
  31. 2698976 Managed Folder Assistant does not process a mailbox that has external contacts in another tenant organization in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  32. 2699023 Event ID 9646 is logged on the Exchange Server 2010 mailbox server when you access a mailbox that has more than 250 folders by using an IMAP4 client
  33. 2699577 GAL-related client-only message rule is not applied in Outlook after you apply RU1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  34. 2699582 Error message when you play a voice mail by using Outlook 2007 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  35. 2700544 Multiple recovery items are added to a subfolder of the Recoverable Items folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  36. 2705425 UMWorkerProcess.exe consumes large amounts of memory when you try to listen to voice messages by using Outlook Voice Access in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  37. 2705555 The Set-Mailbox cmdlet takes a long time to complete configuration in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  38. 2705570 An error occurs when a user whose mailbox is hidden from the Exchange address list tries to open the Scheduling Assistant tab by using the light version of Outlook Web App
  39. 2705647 A user cannot log on to a mailbox that is full by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  40. 2705682 Post-reform spelling rules are not used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  41. 2706523 You cannot create a mailbox or mail-enable a mailbox for a disabled user account in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  42. 2708880 You cannot set the “Country/region” attribute of a user mailbox to “Curaçao,” “Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba,” or “Sint Maarten (Dutch part)” by using the Exchange Management Console on an Exchange Server 2010 server

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Also, the installer and Add/Remove Programs text is only in English – even when being installed on non-English systems.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

May 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

April 30th, 2012 No comments

News

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/

  1. Updated Facebook Provider for Outlook Social Connector and Group Policy settings http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/25/updated-facebook-provider-for-outlook-social-connector-and-group-policy-settings.aspx
  2. Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/16/released-update-rollup-7-for-exchange-2007-service-pack-3.aspx
  3. Released: Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/16/released-update-rollup-2-for-exchange-2010-service-pack-2.aspx
  4. Released: v18.9 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/13/released-v18-9-of-the-exchange-2010-mailbox-server-role-requirements-calculator.aspx
  5. AD RMS Cryptographic Mode 2 and Exchange 2010 Information Rights Management http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/09/ad-rms-cryptographic-mode-2-and-exchange-2010-information-rights-management.aspx
  6. Geek Out With Perry on Mailbox Replication Service (MRS) http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/06/geek-out-with-perry-on-mailbox-replication-service-mrs.aspx
  7. MEC 2012 registration is open! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/03/mec-2012-registration-is-open.aspx
  8. Storage Validation in A Virtual World http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/02/storage-validation-in-a-virtual-world.aspx
  9. Geek Out with Perry on New Exchange Online Functionality http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/04/01/geek-out-with-perry-on-new-exchange-online-functionality.aspx

Lync

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update: April 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/26/microsoft-lync-for-mac-2011-update-april-2012.aspx
  2. Lync Server 2010 – Mobility Deep Dive – Autodiscover Service http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/lync-server-2010-mobility-deep-dive-autodiscover-service.aspx
  3. Developing an Effective Lync Readiness and Adoption Strategy http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/developing-an-effective-lync-readiness-and-adoption-strategy.aspx
  4. TechNet Webcast: Lync for Mobile Devices http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/25/technet-webcast-lync-for-mobile-devices.aspx
  5. Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/23/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-2.aspx
  6. Lync Online: How Lync Online Helps Stop Telephone Tennis http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/18/lyna-online-how-lync-online-helps-stop-telephone-tennis-grid-user-post.aspx
  7. Lync Online: Install the Lync Attendee Before a Conference Call http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/17/lync-online-install-the-lync-attendee-before-a-conference-call.aspx
  8. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Updates Now Available: April 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/16/office-communications-server-2007-r2-updates-now-available-april-2012.aspx
  9. Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 with Snooper: Part 1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/16/troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-with-snooper-part-1.aspx
  10. Moving the Root Tenant OU for the Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/09/moving-the-root-tenant-ou-for-the-lync-server-2010-multitenant-pack-for-partner-hosting.aspx
  11. Hotfix Rollup 4 for Forefront Security for Office Communications Server http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/04/02/hotfix-rollup-4-for-forefront-security-for-office-communications-server.aspx

Outlook

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

Other

http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog

Documents

Exchange

  1. Using the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Control Panel (IT Professional Evaluation Guide)
    This evaluation guide is designed to give IT Professionals an introduction and overview of the administrative features available in the Microsoft Exchange Control Panel (ECP). http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29424
  2. Installing Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (IT Professional Evaluation Guide)
    This evaluation guide is designed to give IT Professionals an introduction to the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installation process using the user interface. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29425

Lync

  1. 26791 Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting
    Make, receive and manage calls with Lync 2010 Learn how to use Microsoft Lync 2010 to make and receive phone calls with one-click, follow up on missed calls, and use call controls to mute and unmute your voice. This course provides examples to help you complete daily Lync 2010 activities.
  2. 3006 Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice and Video Training
    Learn about voice and video with Microsoft Lync 2010.
  3. 12715 Microsoft Lync 2010 IM and Presence Training
    Learn how to optimize your IM and Presence experience with Microsoft Lync 2010.
  4. 16857 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.
  5. 29298 Successful Meetings with Lync
    Get Started By understanding the best practices for conducting meetings and using the right communication technology from Microsoft Lync 2010, you are on your way to conducting successful meetings.

Outlook

  1. 29289 Outlook Web App Get Started
    Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA) provides secure access to your Outlook email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and Global Address List – via the Internet. This guide explains how to log on to OWA and use OWA features.
  2. 29290 Outlook 2010 Get Started
    Use Microsoft Outlook 2010 to manage your e-mail messages. You can use this guide to learn about some of the new features in Outlook 2010.
  3. 2757 E-Mail Basics: Managing E-Mail Get Started
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 offers tools to help manage your messages. This guide includes information to help you with the following tasks: Group Messages in folders, Use the To-Do Bar, Assign Categories to Messages, Search for Messages with the Search Box, and Use E-Mail Rules to Route Messages.
  4. 1844 Outlook 2010 Calendar Scenarios Get Started
    Microsoft Outlook 2010 makes setting appointments, sharing your calendar availability, and managing your schedule even easier.

Downloads

Exchange

  1. 29427 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2661854)
  2. 29426 Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2655203)

Lync

  1. Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocol Documentation
    The Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in SharePoint Products and Technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=5e94ad07-902c-422f-aadd-ff2bba9e540a
  2. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix (KB968802)
    This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4
  3. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21
  4. 29558 CSContactImporter
    Small tool for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 which allows an administrator to import contacts into the database.

Outlook

  1. Microsoft Office Protocol Documentation
    The Office protocol documentation provides technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols that are implemented and used in the Microsoft Office system. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=e7a23d42-0835-440f-9400-badfe9672b21
  2. 29391 Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB2598292)
    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.
  3. 28806 Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool
    The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.
  4. 29393 Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 64-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 64-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 64-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.
  5. 29382 Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 32-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 32-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 32-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.
  6. 29361 Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 32-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook 2010 32-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.
  7. 29385 Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2553248) 64-Bit Edition
    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-Bit Edition. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-Bit Edition. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Events/Webcasts

Lync Server 2010

  1. More than a PBX
    Starts: Friday, May 04, 2012 8:30 AM
    Ends: Friday, May 04, 2012 9:30 AM
    Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Welcome Time: 8:20 AM
    Lync Server 2010, more than a PBX: In this webcast, a live presenter will showcase all of the additional features that come along with Lync Server 2010. https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032500199&culture=en-US

New KBs

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  1. 2654700 Certain mailbox rules do not work automatically after you move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server and then move it back
  2. 2677583 Move operation is not completed and 100 percent of CPU resources are consumed on an Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server
  3. 2677979 MSExchangePOP3 service crashes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  4. 2690628 Pre-reform spelling rules are used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  5. 2694267 MSExchangeRepl.exe process crashes when Active Directory returns an LDAP_PARAM_ERROR value in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  6. 2694274 User who has the Full Access permission cannot open another user’s mailbox by using Outlook Web App in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2694291 The autocomplete=”off” parameter is missing in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  8. 2696628 You receive duplicate read receipts from a user who is using an IMAP4 client in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. 2625450 You cannot generate an OAB file that is larger than 2GB in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2641249 Error message when you use the “Folder.Bind” method in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2661294 An email address policy does not generate the email addresses of recipients correctly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2664365 Certain MailboxStatistics properties are not updated when a user uses a POP3 or IMAP4 client to access a mailbox in an Exchange 2010 environment
  5. 2689533 Exchange Server 2010 does not recognize a new or updated mailbox throttling policy

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. 2635223 A hidden user is still displayed in the Organization information of Address Book in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Lync

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition

  1. 2686821 OWA does not work correctly in an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 environment that has OWA integration configured
  2. 2686823 Description of the update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit: April 2012
  3. 2686825 An update is available to add a detailed exception message to an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 trace log
  4. 2686826 An update is available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, UCMA 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit to support encoded IPV6 addresses

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Edition

  1. 2695383 Description of the update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2: April 2012

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007

  1. 2702319 Error message when you try to join a meeting by using Live Meeting 2007: “Internet Explorer cannot download join from www.livemeeting.com”

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. 2598292 Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: April 10, 2012
  2. 973705 MS09-060: Description of the security update for Outlook 2003: October 13, 2009

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. 2598306 Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: April 10, 2012
  2. 927676 No results are returned when you search for e-mail items after you enable Instant Search in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. 302357 You receive an “Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server” error message in Outlook 2002
  2. 973702 MS09-060: Description of the security update for Microsoft Outlook 2002: October 13, 2009

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. 2553267 Description of the Outlook Social Connector update (Oscmoss-x-none.msp): April 10, 2012
  2. 2553406 Description of the Outlook Social Connector update (Osc-x-none.msp, Oscintl-en-us.msp): April 10, 2012
  3. 2638687 Pictures cannot be displayed and are shown as red X in Outlook
  4. 2650641 Description of the Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook update: January 17, 2012
  5. 2673231 Managing the Room Finder in Outlook 2010
  6. 2686906 Order of folder synchronization for Outlook 2007 and for Outlook 2010
  7. 2697421 Change Password
  8. 2699725 Information about the Outlook Sniffer functionality
  9. 2699728 Information about the Sniffer Lock feature in Outlook
  10. 2701035 Details on the publishing of free/busy data by Outlook
  11. 2703723 Email remains in the Outbox when you use the DelegateSentItemsStyle registry value

Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 Released

April 17th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2007:

  • Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 (KB2655203)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2007 SP3, you need to apply Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 SP3 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in update rollup 1:

  1. 2617514 Old spelling rules on the Brazilian Portuguese dictionary in OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment
  2. 2645789 MAPI_E_NOT_FOUND error when a MAPI application calls the GetProps method on an Exchange Server 2007 mailbox server
  3. 2654700 Certain mailbox rules do not work automatically after you move a mailbox from an Exchange Server 2007 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server and then move it back
  4. 2677583 Move operation is not completed and 100 percent of CPU resources are consumed on an Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server
  5. 2677979 MSExchangePOP3 service crashes in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  6. 2680793 Free/busy lookups between Lotus Notes and Exchange Server 2007 users stop responding
  7. 2682570 Store.exe crashes on Exchange Server 2007 servers when a public folder that contains an empty PR_URL_NAME property is replicated in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2690628 Pre-reform spelling rules are used in the Portuguese (Portugal) dictionary in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  9. 2694267 MSExchangeRepl.exe process crashes when Active Directory returns the LDAP_PARAM_ERROR value in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  10. 2694274 User who has the Full Access permission cannot open another user’s mailbox by using Outlook Web App in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2694291 The autocomplete=”off” parameter is missing in Outlook Web Access in an Exchange Server 2007 environment
  12. 2696628 You receive duplicate read receipts from a user who is using an IMAP4 client in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Also, the installer and Add/Remove Programs text is only in English – even when being installed on non-English systems.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

Update Rollup 2 (UR2) for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Released

April 17th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft has released the following update rollup for Exchange Server 2010:

  • Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (KB2661854)

If you’re running Exchange Server 2010 SP2, you need to apply Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 SP2 to address the issues listed below.

Remember, you only need to download the latest update for the version of Exchange that you’re running.

Here is a list of the fixes included in update rollup 2:

  1. 2519806 A meeting request that is sent by an external user or by using a non-Microsoft email system is stamped as Busy instead of Tentative in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  2. 2556766 Slow performance when you create many contacts by using Exchange Web Services in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  3. 2592398 Email messages in the Sent Items folder have the same PR_INTERNET_MESSAGE_ID property in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  4. 2601301 Customized contact objects revert to the default form after a public folder database replication in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  5. 2625450 You cannot generate an OAB file that is larger than 2GB in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  6. 2630808 A user can log on to a mailbox by using Outlook for Mac 2011 unexpectedly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  7. 2632201 MAPI_E_INVALID_PARAMETER errors occur when a MAPI application receives notifications in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  8. 2635223 A hidden user is still displayed in the Organization information of Address Book in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  9. 2636387 Event ID 3022 is logged and you cannot replicate a public folder from one Exchange Server 2010 server to another
  10. 2636883 Returned message items can disappear from the search results view when you use Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  11. 2641249 Error message when you use the “Folder.Bind” method in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  12. 2641753 An email message from an Exchange Server 2003 user is forwarded incorrectly to an external recipient of an Exchange Server 2010 user mailbox
  13. 2644144 A read receipt is not sent when a receiver does not expand a conversation to preview the message by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  14. 2644920 The Get-FederatedDomainProof cmdlet fails in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  15. 2645587 An external email message is not delivered to mail-enabled public folders and you do not receive NDR messages in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  16. 2649499 Updates for a meeting request are sent to all attendees directly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  17. 2649679 Text in tables is displayed incorrectly in the Conversation view in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  18. 2652730 You encounter failures when you run the Test-EcpConnectivity cmdlet to test Exchange Control Panel connectivity in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  19. 2657103 CPU resources are used up when you use the Set-MailboxMessageConfiguration cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  20. 2660178 “More than one mailbox has the same e-mail address” error message when you try to manage a mailbox in a tenant organization in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Hosting mode environment
  21. 2661277 An ActiveSync user cannot access a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 forest
  22. 2661294 An email address policy does not generate the email addresses of recipients correctly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  23. 2663581 OK button is not displayed when you change your password in Outlook Web App by using Firefox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  24. 2664365 Certain MailboxStatistics properties are not updated when a user uses a POP3 or IMAP4 client to access a mailbox in an Exchange 2010 environment
  25. 2664761 DPM protection agent service may stop responding on Exchange Server 2010 servers that are protected by System Center DPM 2010
  26. 2665806 Error message when you open an RTF email message that has inline attachments in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  27. 2672225 A user in a trusted account forest cannot use the EMC to manage an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 server
  28. 2673087 Error message when you try to copy the Inbox folder to another folder in Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  29. 2677847 The Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service consumes large amounts of memory in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  30. 2678361 The user-agent information about an Exchange ActiveSync device is not updated in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  31. 2678414 The display name of a contact in address book is empty in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  32. 2681464 An EWS application crashes when it calls the GetStreamingEvents operation in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  33. 2685996 Error message when a user who does not have a mailbox tries to move or delete an item that is in a shared mailbox by using Outlook Web App Premium
  34. 2688667 W3wp.exe consumes excessive CPU resources on Exchange Server 2010 Client Access servers when users open recurring calendar items in mailboxes by using Outlook Web App or EWS
  35. 2693078 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  36. 2694280 Whatif switch does not work in the Set-MoveRequest or Resume-MoveRequest cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  37. 2694289 Resource mailbox does not forward meeting request to delegates after one of the delegates’ mailbox is disabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  38. 2694414 The update tracking information option does not work in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  39. 2694473 File name of a saved attachment is incorrect when you use OWA in Firefox 8 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  40. 2694474 Incorrect delivery report when you send an email message to a recipient who has configured an external forwarding address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  41. 2696857 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes without sending an NDR message when you send a message to a distribution group in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  42. 2696905 Day of the week is not localized in MailTips in Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  43. 2696913 You cannot log on to Outlook Web App when a proxy is set up in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Download the rollup here.

Installation Notes:

If you haven’t installed Exchange Server yet, you can use the info at Quicker Exchange installs complete with service packs and rollups to save you some time.

Microsoft Update can’t detect rollups for Exchange 2010 servers that are members of a Database Availability Group (DAG). See the post Installing Exchange 2010 Rollups on DAG Servers for info, and a script, for installing update rollups.

Update Rollups should be applied to Internet facing Client Access Servers before being installed on non-Internet facing Client Access Servers.

If you’re installing the update rollup on Exchange servers that don’t have Internet access, see “Installing Exchange 2007 & 2010 rollups on servers that don’t have Internet access” for some additional steps.

Also, the installer and Add/Remove Programs text is only in English – even when being installed on non-English systems.

Note to Forefront users:

If you don’t disable Forefront before installing a rollup or service pack, and enable afterwards, you run the risk of Exchange related services not starting. You can disable Forefront by going to a command prompt and navigating to the Forefront directory and running FSCUtility /disable. To enable Forefront after installation of a UR or SP, run FSCUtility /enable.

April 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

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News

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

Forefront Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/forefront

Forefront Server Security Support Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/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

  1. Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/28/demystifying-the-cas-array-object-part-2.aspx
  2. Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/23/demystifying-the-cas-array-object-part-1.aspx
  3. Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/21/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2010-sp2-and-office-365-hybrid-deployments.aspx
  4. Check out Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (pre-release) http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/14/check-out-microsoft-script-explorer-for-windows-powershell-pre-release.aspx
  5. Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator Beta 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/09/exchange-client-network-bandwidth-calculator-beta2.aspx
  6. Introducing: Log Parser Studio http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/07/introducing-log-parser-studio.aspx
  7. MEC is Back! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/06/mec-is-back.aspx

Lync

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. Lync Server 2010 Updates Now Available: March 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/28/lync-2010-updates-now-available-march-2012.aspx
  2. Lync Server Documentation Update: March 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/15/lync-server-documentation-update-march-2012.aspx
  3. Lync Wikis—Start a Wild and Wooly Conversation http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/15/lync-wikis-start-a-wild-and-wooly-conversation.aspx
  4. Deploying and Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 MSPL Applications http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/14/deploying-and-troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-mspl-applications.aspx
  5. Lync 2010 Training Release Updates http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/09/lync-2010-training-release-update.aspx

Outlook

Outlook Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/outlook/default.aspx

Other

The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog

Documents

Exchange

Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28207

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates
You can use these templates as a starting point for formally documenting your organization’s server build procedures for servers that will have Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles installed on them. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17206

Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2428

Migrate from Exchange Public Folders to Microsoft Office 365
This document outlines these considerations, discusses the most common public folder scenarios and how they are represented in Office 365 services. It also provides the information you need to decide whether Office 365 is a good match for you based on your current public folder usage. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27582

Lync

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/download/en/details.aspx?id=16857

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster
This poster shows each workload in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, describing relationships, dependencies, flow of information, and certificate requirements. Version 5.11 corrects minor errors. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6797

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16277

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28355

Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Clients: Help Desk Resource
This resource is for first-level help desk agents who support Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients. Note: The .zip file contains both the print documentation and the Help file. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7373

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Reference: Call Data Recording and Quality of Experience Database Schema
This document describes the call detail recording (CDR) and the Quality of Experience (QoE) databases schemas in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18099

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Reference: Group Chat Database Schema
This document describes the Group Chat database schema in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21632

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2729

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9109

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7327

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13148

Enabling Quality of Service with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=12633

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8207

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5317

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Deployment Guide
This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4816

Deploying Lync Server 2010 in a Multiple Forest Environment
This document explains how to deploy Lync Server 2010 in a multiple forest environment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11300

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by Using the Planning Tool
This document describes the how to deploy Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by using the Planning Tool. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8692

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9735

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Remote Call Control Deployment Guide
This document describes the how to deploy remote call control in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16598

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11379

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Response Group feature for Enterprise Voice. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6233

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide
This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9448

Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2010
This document describes a methodology for backing up and restoring the data that is required for full recovery of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 services. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3364

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9596

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15985

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6126

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Announcement Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Announcement call management feature for Enterprise Voice. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9823

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File
This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23888

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4711

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide & Windows PowerShell Supplement
The Lync Server Administration Guide and the Windows PowerShell Supplement contain procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13161

Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles
To maintain any system, you need to modify the deployment over time. An important part of maintenance is the retiring or decommissioning of existing components that you replace with different or newer components. “Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles” includes procedures for removing server roles and decommissioning a deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18692

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Using Monitoring Server Reports
This document describes the how to use Monitoring Server Reports in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=890

Live Meeting-To-Lync Transition Resources
Resources included in this download package are designed to support your organization’s Live Meeting Service to Lync (Server or Online) transition planning. This download will be updated with additional resources as available. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26494

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing and Collaboration Training
Learn how to schedule, join, and manage online meetings with Microsoft Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7606

IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
IM an Expert is an instant messaging question and answer service that you can set up within your organization. With the IM an Expert service, you can use Microsoft Lync or the IM an Expert Welcome page to submit a question to the service. The IM an Expert service will locate an expert for you within your company and initiate an IM session between you and the expert who can answer your question. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8475

A Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant Pack for Partner Hosting Reference Architecture Case Study
Describes a case study of a real world implementation of a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant Pack for Partner Hosting. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29044

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000
Microsoft® Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX500, Polycom® CX600 and Polycom® CX3000 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Polycom to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23866

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip
Microsoft® Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Aastra to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18390

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120
Microsoft® Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from HP to interoperate with Microsoft® Lyncâ„¢ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28158

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540
Microsoft® Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21644

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide
The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multi-tenant Pack for Partner Hosting is an extension of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 software that is designed to allow service providers and system integrators to customize a Lync Server 2010 deployment and offer it as a service to their customers. This guide describes how to deploy and configure a basic architecture. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28587

Reference Architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting
Describes a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29045

Downloads

  1. Lync Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736 This download includes all available updates for Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11551
  2. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2684739 (64 bit) This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14490
  3. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2684739 (32 bit) This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25055
  4. Microsoft Lync 2010 Training Download Package This zipped folder contains all of the available training and user education resources for Microsoft Lync 2010. The included Lync Training Plans workbook helps you choose the resources that will work best for your users. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9642
  5. IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Version 1.5 This download provides documentation for the IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 service http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16104

Events/Webcasts

Core presents An Introduction to the Microsoft Cloud (Office 365 and Windows Intune)

Starts: 18 April 2012 09:30
Ends: 18 April 2012 12:45
Time zone: (GMT) GMT, London
Welcome Time: 09:00

Cloud technology – it’s all you hear about right now! But for many, it can be confusing. Core can help you make sense of it all. Join us at our Introduction to the Microsoft Cloud seminar to learn how your organization can take advantage of Microsoft’s latest cloud offerings to transform your IT infrastructure and drive your business forward! Reduce your capital expenditure and save money by paying only for the computing power you need! https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032502492&culture=en-GB

New KBs

Antigen & Forefront Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server: Some default deletion messages in Forefront Security for Exchange Server may mislead a user or an administrator to assume that an error occurred or that a virus was found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961385

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. Exchange Server experiences performance issues when a PDC emulator is used for DSAccess or ADAcess http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298879

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. An Exchange Server 2007 Transport Rule does not work as expected http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673160

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  1. Exchange ActiveSync does not synchronize some Outlook contact information as expected http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692134

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition

  1. Message  when you try to open an attachment in Outlook Web Access or Outlook Web App: “Right-click the link, and then click ‘Save Target As’ to save the attachment.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688092

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence

  1. Error message when you try to use Outlook Web App to access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox: “There was a problem opening your mailbox” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2606268
  2. You cannot add mailbox database copies in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627725

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. Event 1000, 1001, or 1002 occurs when SCOM is monitoring Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681932
  2. Chat feature missing in Outlook Web App for Exchange 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688771

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. You cannot synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync device with a mailbox when external URLs are not resolved on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679228
  2. Users cannot use Outlook to access their mailbox after migration to Exchange 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688982

Lync

Microsoft Lync 2010

  1. A user whose display name is in Korean cannot be found in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661952
  2. You receive a System.UnauthorizedAccessException exception when you disconnect a call in a Lync 2010 SDK-based application http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2664812
  3. The Windows logoff process is delayed when Lync 2010 is started http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666324
  4. A customized Lync 2010 Help URL does not work in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666338
  5. A RTF header is displayed instead of the conversation history in the Conversation tab of Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666340
  6. The time stamp that is displayed in the IM conversation windows is truncated in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666702
  7. You cannot use client policy to exclude a folder from contact search in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666704
  8. Help with Lync Server 2010 configurations for very small business http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667699
  9. Description of the cumulative update for Lync 2010: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670326
  10. The typing status message is not displayed when you use an IME to type double-byte characters in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672922
  11. A contact is displayed with an incorrect picture and incorrect presence information in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672944
  12. Double-byte text is transparent in desktop alerts on a computer that is running Windows XP and that has Lync 2010 installed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672945
  13. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for iPad: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673225
  14. The conversation list is not displayed correctly in the chats window after you delete a conversation in Lync 2010 for iPad http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673304
  15. Users have to manually input the user name every time that they sign in to the Lync 2010 client http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681509

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone

  1. A user whose SIP URI address only contains numbers is displayed as a telephone contact in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672940
  2. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for iPhone: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673223
  3. Meetings are not shown in the Meetings tab in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673298
  4. A deleted contact group is still displayed in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673303
  5. “Me:” and “Missed:” are translated incorrectly in the chats window in a Korean version of Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677215
  6. Discovery address text strings are translated incorrectly on the sign-in page of the Chinese Version of Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677216

Microsoft Lync 2010 for Windows Phone

  1. Lync 2010 for Windows Phone displays Japanese text in the Microsoft Yahei font unexpectedly http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666321
  2. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for Windows Phone: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673226
  3. Lync 2010 mobile clients always prompt the user for a mobile phone number http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685372

Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat

  1. Description of the cumulative update for the Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672318
  2. Description of the cumulative update for Lync 2010 Group Chat: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672325

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition

  1. Description of a new feature that lets users set or change their presence information by using a telephone in Lync 2010 Phone Edition http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666706
  2. Lync 2010 Phone Edition enabled phones report 10 Mbps network link speed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686136

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip

  1. The maximum ringer volume is too low on certain telephone products that are running Lync 2010 Phone Edition http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666323

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. “The owner of the object passed does not match the original owner.” error message when a Lync 2010 user calls a CAA access number to join a conference http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2500431

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. Error message when you run the “Enable-CsAdDomain” command in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672929

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Software Development Kit

  1. A user cannot add a custom location to their contact information by using an application that is developed by using Lync Server 2010 SDK http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672943

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition

  1. “Please verify your logon credentials and try again” error message when a user signs in to Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637105
  2. You cannot add a DFS file share as a file store in Topology Builder of Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666344
  3. Delay processing incoming calls in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666349
  4. Error message when you run the Set-CsRegistrar command in Lync Server Management Shell in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666710
  5. Error message when you run the “CsFileTransferFilterConfiguration” command in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666711
  6. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Attendant: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670540
  7. Text that is typed by using the right-to-left reading order is displayed by using the left-to-right reading order in the sent message pane in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672924
  8. A global client policy in which the “EnableExchangeContactSync” parameter is set to False does not work in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672933
  9. Federated users do not receive a meeting invitation in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672935
  10. A delegate cannot perform operations on behalf of the manager in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673299
  11. A user cannot call a number that matches a normalization rule that begins with optional digits in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673302
  12. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mobility Service: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675053
  13. A Front End Server does not route network traffic to Lync 2010 Mobile clients if the Collocated Mediation Server option is enabled in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675221
  14. The Address Book service does not synchronize user information when data in the RTC database is corrupted in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675222
  15. Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat
  16. A user does not receive an invitation when the user is added to a distribution list that is a member of a chat room in Lync Server 2010, Group Chat http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666341
  17. The Channel service stops when a user signs in to a Group Chat client in Lync Server 2010, Group Chat http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666342
  18. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Group Chat: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670342

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: March 13, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598246
  2. Description of the policy for how e-mail is filtered by the junk e-mail filters in Outlook or in Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954199

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): March 7, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597964
  2. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: March 13, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597970
  3. Outlook Anywhere cannot be disabled in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686042

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. You cannot use Outlook to complete a Microsoft Word Mail Merge http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2149769

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. An email message body contains text that is added from previously opened email messages when you access a mailbox by using an IMAP4 client in Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597991
  2. Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (x86 Outexum-x-none.msp, x64 Outexum-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598024
  3. Outlook 2010: Leave a copy of the message on the server is missing http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2671941
  4. How to deploy a default email signature in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691977

 

Function: Remove-NicGateway – Removing the Default Gateway on Selected NICs Via PowerShell

March 13th, 2012 No comments

Description

When deploying Database Availability Groups (DAGs) with Exchange 2010, multiple network are generally used. You’ll have a client or “MAPI” network and at least a replication network. I’ve seen some organizations that also deploy backup networks. Each has their own NICs or NIC teams. Only the client network should have a default gateway defined. The rest should not. Static routes are added for the others using the NETSH command.

Setting the NIC properties is sometimes  a manual task, and sometimes a scripted task via PowerShell. On a large project, I needed to run a validation script to ensure that the servers were consistent and ready for the Exchange build, and fix those that could be done via script. I noticed that servers were coming with gateways defined on all of the NIC teams, so I need to resolve this. Turns out, it was a little challenging to do it via PowerShell.

There is apparently no easy way to just remove the gateway. We can easily set it, but my assumption that setting it to $null would work was incorrect. What I ended up doing, with the assistance of Serkan Varoglu, was to change the NIC from static to DHCP, then back to static, defining only the IP address and subnet mask. Not the most direct method, but it works. And, it appears to leave other parameters intact, including DNS servers, suffixes, WINS, etc.

First we use WMI to grab the NIC by name ($NicName):

$Adapter = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID='$NicName'"

Then we get the configuration for the NIC by calling it using the index number of the NIC we got from above:

$Nic = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "Index=$($Adapter.Index)"

Next, we need to grab the NIC’s IP and subnet mask so we can assign them again later:

$NicIP = $Nic.IpAddress[0]
$NicMask = $Nic.IpSubnet[0]

The, we set the NIC to DHCP,

$Nic.EnableDhcp() | Out-Null

And then back to static, using the IP and mask we retrieved from above:

$Nic.EnableStatic($NicIp,$NicMask) | Out-Null

We can wrap this into a function and call it in our validation scripts.

function Remove-NicGateway	{
<#
.SYNOPSIS
	Removes the default gateway on a specified network interface card (NIC)

.DESCRIPTION
	Removes the default gateway on a specified network interface card (NIC) by first setting the NIC to DHCP, and then setting it back to static and not specifying the gateway - just the IP and subnet mask

.NOTES
  Version      				: 1.0
  Rights Required			: Local admin on server
  										: ExecutionPolicy of RemoteSigned or Unrestricted

	Author       				: Pat Richard, Exchange MVP
	Email/Blog/Twitter	: pat@innervation.com 	http://www.ucunleashed.com @patrichard
	Dedicated Blog			: http://www.ucunleashed.com/152

	Author       				: Serkan Varoglu
	Email/Blog/Twitter	: N/A	http://www.get-mailbox.org	@SRKNVRGL

	Disclaimer   				: You running this script means you won't blame me if this breaks your stuff.
	Info Stolen from 		: 

.EXAMPLE
	Remove-NIcGateway -NicName [name of NIC]

.INPUTS
	None. You cannot pipe objects to this script.

#Requires -Version 2.0
#&gt;
	[cmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
	param(
		[parameter(ValueFromPipeline = $true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No NIC name specified")]
		[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
		[string]$NicName
	)
	$Adapter = Get-WmiObject -Class&nbsp;Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID='$NicName'"
	$Nic = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "Index=$($Adapter.Index)"
	$NicIP = $Nic.IpAddress[0]
	$NicMask = $Nic.IpSubnet[0]
	Write-Verbose "$NicIP $NicMask"
	$Nic.EnableDhcp() | Out-Null
	Start-Sleep -s 5
	Write-Verbose "Setting $NicName to $NicIP $NicMask"
	$Nic.EnableStatic($NicIp,$NicMask) | Out-Null
} # end function Remove-NicGateway

And call it via:

Remove-NicGateway -NicName [NIC/Team Name]

such as

Remove-NicGateway -NicName "Replication"

Hopefully, this will be useful to you.

Donations

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March 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

March 5th, 2012 No comments

News

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

Forefront Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/forefront

Forefront Server Security Support Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/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

Lync

Lync Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

Outlook

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

Other

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog

New KBs

Antigen & Forefront

Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange:

  1. You cannot change the primary SMTP address for a user in Exchange Hosted Archive http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2649288/
  2. Messages take a long time to be displayed on the Review tab of Archive Viewer in Exchange Hosted Archive http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2664389/
  3. “550 5.1.8 Access Denied, bad sender” nondelivery report (NDR) error code in Forefront Online Protection for Exchange http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666743/

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. Public folder replication stops working in Exchange Server 2007 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2653072/

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3:

  1. You cannot set the “Country/region” attribute of a user mailbox to “Curaçao,” “Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba,” or “Sint Maarten (Dutch part)” by using the Exchange Management Console on an Exchange Server 2007 server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667912/

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. Exchange Server 2010 OAB download fails when redirection is configured incorrectly in IIS 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2290340/
  2. Exchange 2010 ActiveSync users cannot synchronize an EAS device for the first time http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2579075/
  3. “Junk e-mail validation error” error message when you manage the junk email rule for a user’s mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591572/
  4. The Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes when you send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2599663/
  5. Event ID 4999 when the Exchange Mailbox Assistants service crashes in Exchange 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2619237/

Lync

Microsoft Lync 2010

  1. The “Lync New Online Meeting” button in Outlook does not work in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665270/
  2. Lync Server 2010 certificate requirements for user access http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667698/

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. Description of the update for Lync Server 2010, Mobility Service: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665325/

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition

  1. Calls do not always connect if you have a DNS balancer and multi-homed network deployed in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2658817/

Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

  1. Description of the update package for Office Communicator 2007: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666140/

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

  1. Office Communicator 2007 requests authentication information when you use a smart card to unlock a computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665724/

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: February 14, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597968/
  2. Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867824/

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. An Outlook 2007 meeting organizer is changed to an attendee in an Exchange Server cross-forest environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2220899/

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Outlook 2010 not responding, hangs, or freezes http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2652320/
  2. Information about the Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2678030/

 

Programatically Add Heys and Values to edgetransport.exe.config for Exchange 2010

February 22nd, 2012 No comments

Recently, some testing on some new Exchange 2010 hub transport servers yielded some less than expected performance results. Processor utilization was much higher during sustained load testing of message throughput in some dedicated message journal sites.

A colleague worked to determine a solution, and came up with adding two keys and respective values to the EdgeTransport.exe.config file in [Exchange installation folder]\bin. This caused a substantial drop in processor utilization, but caused another problem – how to deploy this solution easily, in a repeatable fashion? We certainly don’t want to have to manually edit dozens of XML files across the production environment.

Our deployment method was entirely scripted, so I set out to find a way to incorporate the fix into the server provisioning scripts. Having not had to deal with editing XML files before, I did a fair amount of searching online, but had trouble with nearly everything I found. Obscure errors, and overly complex code had me just cobbling some things together until it worked. I finally came up with the New-AppSetting function below. It’s lean and mean, but it works.

function New-AppSetting {
	<#
	.SYNOPSIS
	  Adds keys and values to the EdgeTransport.exe.config file for Exchange 2010 	

	.DESCRIPTION
	  Adds user defined keys and values to the EdgeTransport.exe.config file for Exchange 2010 and restarts MSExchangeTransport service 

	.NOTES
	Version      			: 1.0
	Rights Required			: Local admin on server
	    				: ExecutionPolicy of RemoteSigned or Unrestricted
	Exchange Version		: 2010 SP1 UR6
    	Author(s)    			: Pat Richard (pat@innervation.com)
	Dedicated Post			: http://www.ucunleashed.com/1055
	Disclaimer   			: You running this script means you won't blame me if this breaks your stuff.
	Info Stolen from 		:	

	.EXAMPLE
		New-AppSetting -key [key] -value [value]

	.INPUTS
		None. You cannot pipe objects to this script.

	#Requires -Version 2.0
	#>

	[cmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
	param(
		[parameter(Position = 0, ValueFromPipeline = $false, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No key specified")]
		[string]$key,
		[parameter(Position = 0, ValueFromPipeline = $false, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true, Mandatory = $true, HelpMessage = "No value specified")]
		[string]$value
	)
	[string]$configfile = $env:ExchangeInstallPath+"bin\EdgeTransport.exe.config"
	if (Test-Path $ConfigFile){
		[xml]$xml = Get-Content $ConfigFile
		[string]$currentDate = (get-date).tostring("MM_dd_yyyy-hh_mm_s")
		[string]$backup = $configfile + "_$currentDate"
		Copy-Item $configfile $backup
		$new = $xml.CreateElement('add')
		$new.SetAttribute('key', $key)
		$new.SetAttribute('value', $value)
		$xml.configuration.appSettings.AppendChild($new) | Out-Null
		$xml.Save($ConfigFile)
	}
	Restart-Service MSExchangeTransport
} # end function New-AppSetting

You call it via:

New-AppSetting -key [key name] -value [value]

such as

 New-AppSetting -key "RecipientThreadLimit" -value "20"

And it will add the key at the bottom of the list in EdgeTransport.exe.config and restart the transport service for the change to take effect. Prior to making the change, it creates a backup copy of EdgeTransport.exe.config for safe keeping.

One caveat – I didn’t have a lot of time to add some error checking or validation. The script does not check to see if the key is already present in the list (in our case, it’s not). So if you run the function multiple times with the same key name, you’ll end up with that key appearing multiple times in EdgeTransport.exe.config. I worked around this quickly in my script by using the following:

if ((Get-Content ($env:ExchangeInstallPath+"bin\edgetransport.exe.config")) -notmatch "RecipientThreadLimit"){
	New-AppSetting -key "RecipientThreadLimit" -value "20"
}

If I get some free cycles, I’ll streamline this a little more. But it works, and we’re able to continue deploying dozens of hub transport servers.