Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Friday Tip #3 – DNS/Spamcheck

  This is the third Friday tip and maybe the best of them all J To have a complete check on the customers external DNS when doing a mail project is maybe the best thing to do. Very often I see that “everything” looks OK but when checking for PTR records they doesn’t exists. This can be a problem, some receivers doesn’t accept the mail if the PTR records doesn’t match the mx record and the banner on the server. With this link below you can search for the domain…

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Exchange 2007

Entourage Issues with Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008

  Issue Using Entourage for Mac (2004 or 2008) while connecting to an Exchange 2007 mailbox on a Windows 2008 Server, user cannot download any e-mail message which has a plus sign in the subject line, like ‘Mail + Issue’. Cause Entourage’s request to download this e-mail message goes thru IIS 7 on Windows 2008 Server, which is configured (by default) to deny ‘double escape sequences’ in any HTTP request and thus it rejects the request with a ‘404.11’ error. Resolution As Entourage talks to ‘Exchange’ virtual directory (for mailbox…

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Exchange 2010

Databases doesn’t show up

  This error came up to me after installing an Exchange 2010 CAS/HUB server and a Mailbox server. The server doesn’t show any databases; by default the server itself creates an “example” database like Mailbox Database 4385492. But it didn’t show up! After running ExBPA I found out that the ‘homeMDB’ value for System Attendant service was missing. This caused the error. By following this article on technet the error went away: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd535374(EXCHG.80).aspx In addition to what I wrote earlier in the post, I’ll update it here with a picture…

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Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010

Recover failed Exchange 2007/2010 server installation

A time ago I had a little problem with an Exchange 2007 (SP1) installation. The server I was using was prepared with Windows 2008 R2 Standard and I was told that this should be supported if Exchange 2007 is using SP2. Well, with that said I could install Exchange 2007 including SP1 if I used Compatibility mode. But when I should update it to SP2 it wouldn’t run the installation even if I used the Compatibility mode. The only option that was available for me was to uninstall Exchange 2007,…

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