Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 is the newest version of MDT, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 Update 1 supports deployment of Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

Some of the key changes in MDT 2012 Update 1 are:

  • Added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 CTP: Added support in MDT for deploying Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP, while supporting all new Configuration Manager functionality (offline BitLocker, UEFI, and Assessment and Deployment Kit).
  • Support for DaRT 8 Beta: Updated MDT to support DaRT 8 for Windows 8 deployments, while continuing to support DaRT 7 for Windows 7 deployments. Added DaRT support for Configuration Manager scenarios.
  • New “Build Your Own Pages” User-Driven Installation (UDI) feature: Enhanced the UDI wizard and designer to enable IT pros to design their own wizard pages with little effort.
  • New System Center 2012 – Orchestrator support: Provided the ability to add steps into an OS deployment task sequence to execute Orchestrator runbooks as part of the deployment process.
  • Other improvements: Added support for Windows PowerShell 3.0, reworked Roles and Features installation logic for Windows 8, improved “boot from VHD” deployment scenarios, and added support for Configuration Manager monitoring.

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Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

2536846 Email messages sent to a mail-enabled public folder may be queued in a delivery queue on the Hub Transport server in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2632409 Sent item is copied to the Sent Items folder of the wrong mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment when a user is granted the Send As permission

2637915 "550 5.7.1" NDR when an email message is sent between tenant organizations in a multi-tenant Exchange Server 2010 environment

2677727 MRM cannot process retention policies on a cloud-based archive mailbox if the primary mailbox is in an on-premises Exchange Server 2010 organization

2685001 Retention policies do not work for the Calendar and Tasks folders in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

2686540 Journal report is not delivered to a journaling mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2689025 Performance issues when you use the light version of Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2698571 Some email messages are not delivered when you set the MessageRateLimit parameter in a throttling policy in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2698899 Add-ADPermission cmdlet together with a DomainController parameter fails in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2700172 Recipient’s email address is resolved incorrectly to a contact’s email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2701162 User A that is granted the Full Access permission to User B’s mailbox cannot see detailed free/busy information for User B in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2701624 ItemSubject field is empty when you run the Search-MailboxAuditLog cmdlet together with the ShowDetails parameter in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2702963 The "Open Message In Conflict" button is not available in the conflict notification message in Exchange Server 2010

2707242 The Exchange Information Store service stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 server

2709014 EdgeTransport.exe process crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 server

2709935 EdgeTransport.exe process repeatedly crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 server

2713339 Multi-Mailbox Search feature returns incorrect results when you perform a complex discovery search in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2713371 Throttling policy throttles all EWS applications in Exchange Server 2010

2719894 The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service consumes 100 percent of CPU resources and stops responding on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server

2723383 Incorrect time zone in a notification when the Resource Booking Attendant declines a meeting request from a user in a different time zone in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2724188 A subject that contains colons is truncated in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment

726897 Event 14035 or Event 1006 is logged when Admin sessions are exhausted in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 also resolves the issue that is described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-058.
For more information about Security Bulletin MS12-058, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2740358 MS12-058: Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady document viewing could allow remote code execution: August 14, 2012

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Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2

The Exchange Team released Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2.

It’s a long list with issues that are fixed in this rollup:

  • 2465015 You cannot view or download an image on a Windows Mobile-based device that is synchronized with an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 2492066 An automatic reply message is still sent after you clear the "Allow automatic replies" check box for a remote domain on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2492082 An Outlook 2003 user cannot view the free/busy information of a resource mailbox in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2007 environment
  • 2543850 A GAL related client-only message rule does not take effect in Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2545231 Users in a source forest cannot view the free/busy information of mailboxes in a target forest in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2549255 A meeting item displays incorrectly as multiple all-day events when you synchronize a mobile device on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 2549286 Inline contents disposition is removed when you send a "Content-Disposition: inline" email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2556113 It takes a long time for a user to download an OAB in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  • 2557323 Problems when viewing an Exchange Server 2003 user’s free/busy information in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2563245 A user who has a linked mailbox cannot use a new profile to access another linked mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2579051 You cannot move certain mailboxes from an Exchange Server 2003 server to an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2579982 You cannot view the message delivery report of a signed email message by using Outlook or OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2585649  The StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script fails in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2588121 You cannot manage a mail-enabled public folder in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2589982 The cmdlet extension agent cannot process multiple objects in a pipeline in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2591572 "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
  • 2593011 Warning 2074 and Error 2153 are logged on DAG member servers in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2598985 You cannot move a mailbox from a remote legacy Exchange forest to an Exchange Server 2010 forest
  • 2599434 Public Folder Calendar folder is missing in the Public Folder Favorites list of an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 2599663 The Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes when you send an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2600034 A user can still open an IRM-protected email message after you remove the user from the associated AD RMS rights policy template in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2600289 A user in an exclusive scope cannot manage his mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2600943 EMC takes a long time to return results when you manage full access permissions in an Exchange Server 2010 organization that has many users
  • 2601483 "Can’t open this item" error message when you use Outlook 2003 in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2604039 The MSExchangeMailboxAssistants.exe process crashes frequently after you move mailboxes that contain IRM-protect email messages to an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 mailbox server
  • 2604713 ECP crashes when a RBAC role assignee tries to manage another user’s mailbox by using ECP in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2614698  A display name that contains DBCS characters is corrupted in the "Sent Items" folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2616124 Empty message body when replying to a saved message file in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2616230 IMAP4 clients cannot log on to Exchange Server 2003 servers when the Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server is used to handle proxy requests
  • 2616361 Multi-Mailbox Search fails if the MemberOfGroup property is used for the management scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2616365 Event ID 4999 when the Store.exe process crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox server
  • 2619237 Event ID 4999 when the Exchange Mailbox Assistants service crashes in Exchange 2010
  • 2620361 An encrypted or digitally-signed message cannot be printed when S/MIME control is installed in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2620441 Stop-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup or Start-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet fails when run together with the DomainController parameter in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2621266 An Exchange Server 2010 database store grows unexpectedly large
  • 2621403 "None" recipient status in Outlook when a recipient responds to a meeting request in a short period of time in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2628154 "The action couldn’t be completed. Please try again." error message when you use OWA to perform an AQS search that contains "Sent" or "Received" in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2628622 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2628693 Multi-Mailbox Search fails if you specify multiple users in the "Message To or From Specific E-Mail Addresses" option in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2629713 Incorrect number of items for each keyword when you search for multiple keywords in mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2629777  The Microsoft Exchange Replication service crashes on Exchange Server 2010 DAG members
  • 2630708  A UM auto attendant times out and generates an invalid extension number error message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2630967A journal report is not sent to a journaling mailbox when you use journaling rules on distribution groups in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2632206 Message items rescanned in the background in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2633044 The Number of Items in Retry Table counter displays an incorrect value that causes SCOM alerts in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 organization
  • 2639150 The MSExchangeSyncAppPool application pool crashes in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2640218 The hierarchy of a new public folder database does not replicate on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server
  • 2641077 The hierarchy of a new public folder database does not replicate on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server
  • 2642189 The RPC Client Access service may crash when you import a .pst file by using the New-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2643950 A seed operation might not succeed when the source mailbox database has many log files in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 DAG
  • 2644047 Active Directory schema attributes are cleared after you disable a user’s mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2644264 Disabling or removing a mailbox fails in an Exchange Server 2010 environment that has Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or Lync Server 2010 deployed
  • 2648682 An email message body is garbled when you save or send the email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2649727 Client Access servers cannot serve other Mailbox servers when a Mailbox server encounters a problem in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2649734 Mailbox replication latency may occur when users perform a Multi-Mailbox Search function against a DAG in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2649735 Warning of undefined recipient type of a user after the linked mailbox is moved from an Exchange Server 2007 forest to an Exchange Server 2010 forest
  • 2652849 The MailboxCountQuota policy is not enforced correctly in an Exchange Server 2010 hosting mode
  • 2665115 Event ID 4999 is logged on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server (CAS)

Download the rollup at HERE

Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

The Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 to the Download Center.

This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP1. See ‘KB 2608646: Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1’ for more details.

This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues since the release of RU5.

The most Important Fixes:

  • 2627769 Some time zones in OWA are not synchronized with Windows in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2528854 The Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Replication service crashes on a computer that has Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installed
  • 2544246 You receive a NRN of a meeting request 120 days later after the recipient accepted the request in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2616127 "0x80041606" error code when you use Outlook in online mode to search for a keyword against a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment.
  • 2549183 "There are no objects to select" message when you try to use the EMC to specify a server to connect to in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

Other Fixes:

  • 2431609 An update is available that updates the message of a retention policy in OWA for Exchange Server 2010
  • 2449266 EWS drops the TCP connection to the EWS client application without any error message in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2480474 A Users do not receive quota warning messages after applying SP1 for Exchange 2010
  • 2514820 An incoming fax message is not delivered to the recipient in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2521927 Disabling the Exchange ActiveSync Integration feature for OWA does not take effect in OWA Premium clients in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2535289 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes occasionally when you run an antivirus application on an Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server
  • 2536313 Slow message delivery and mailbox access for journaling mailboxes on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2548246 The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service crashes occasionally when a folder view is corrupted on an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox server
  • 2549289 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly run the Add-MailboxPermission command or the Remove-MailboxPermission command on an Exchange Server 2010 server that is outside the role assignment scope
  • 2555851 A mailbox does not appear in certain address lists after you run commands on the mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2559814 A user cannot add or remove delegates from a mailbox by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2561514 Exchange Server 2003 user cannot view the free/busy information of a user in a different federated organization
  • 2563860 You cannot create a new mailbox database if you already have 1000 mailbox databases in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2567409 Certain free/busy messages are not replicated from an Exchange Server 2010 server to an Exchange Server 2003 server
  • 2571791 Retention policies are applied to Contact items unexpectedly in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2572052 Certain properties of a recurring meeting request from external email accounts are missing in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2575005 You cannot start the EMC or the EMS in an Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 environment
  • 2578631 Certain users cannot send email messages to a mail-enabled public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2579172 Items that are deleted or moved still appear in the original folder when you use Office Outlook in online mode to access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox
  • 2579671 No results returned when you use the ExpandGroup method in EWS to retrieve a list of members of a Dynamic Distribution Group in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2582095 The SmtpMaxMessagesPerConnection property of a send connector is not replicated to the subscribed Edge Transport server in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2600835 The RPC Client Access service crashes when you delete an attachment of an item by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment
  • 2601701 The memory usage of the MSExchangeRepl.exe process keeps increasing when you perform a VSS backup on Exchange Server 2010 databases
  • 2617126 The Store.exe process crashes when you send an email message that has attachments in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

 

General Notes

An issue with management of RBAC roles when RU6 is partially deployed in the organization: Due to changes shipped in this update, certain warnings can be displayed when managing RBAC roles, if RU6 is not yet deployed to all servers in the organization. Please see the following KB article for more information:

Managing RBAC roles might display warnings or errors if Exchange 2010 SP1 RU6 is partially deployed in the organization
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638351

Note for Forefront users: For those of you running Forefront Protection for Exchange, before installing the update, stop all Forefront services.

Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 5

Today the Exchange Team released Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2602324). This update raises Exchange 2007 version number to 8.3.213.1.

Here’s the list of changes included in this rollup:

981820 New X-headers of a message item do not appear when the message item is retrieved by IMAP4 or by POP3 in an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 environment

2292150 A deleted hyperlink remains in the HTML source of an email message if you create the email message by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2411423 The Msftefd.exe process constantly consumes up to 100 percent of CPU resources when your mailbox language is set to German on an Exchange Server 2007 server

2450078 The sent time in an email message body is incorrect when you reply or forward the email message by using an EWS application in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2451415 “There was a problem logging onto your mail server” error message when you use a POP3 client to access a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment

2536652 EdgeTransport.exe randomly stops responding on a Hub Transport server after you configure public folder replication in Exchange Server 2007

2536695 “Some items cannot be deleted” error message when you try to delete or modify an email message in a public folder in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2536697 DBCS characters in a rule name are converted to question marks after you move a mailbox from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007

2537783 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes occasionally after you install Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3

2538958 Extended Protection Warning Displayed in Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell After Installing RU2 for Exchange 2007 SP3

2554575 Items accumulate in the MRM submission folder when managed folder assistant journal items in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

2556751 The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes when processing certain email messages on an Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server

2557304 The Store.exe process may consume excessive CPU resources and memory resources intermittently when a user opens a calendar item by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment

When running ForeFront Protection for Exchange, make sure you disable ForeFront before installing the rollup and re-enable it afterwards, otherwise the Information Store and Transport services may not start. You can disable ForeFront using fscutility /disable and enable it using the fscutility /enable command.

Note that update rollups are cumulative, i.e. they contain fixes released in earlier update rollups for the same product level (RTM, SPx). This means you don’t need to install previous update rollups during a fresh installation but can start with the latest rollup available right away.

You can download Exchange 2007 SP3 Rollup 5 here.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta is released

Overview

System Center Operations Manager 2012 provides the monitoring component of cloud and datacenter solutions, to help you manage your datacenter and cloud environments by:

  • Delivering flexible and cost effective enterprise-class monitoring and diagnostics while reducing the total cost of ownership by leveraging commodity hardware, with standard configurations to monitor heterogeneous environments.
  • Helping to ensure the availability of business-critical applications and services through market-leading .NET application performance monitoring and diagnostics plus JEE application health monitoring.
  • Providing a comprehensive view of datacenters, and private and public clouds.

Feature Summary

  • Predictable performance and availability of critical applications
    • End-to-end views of application health and topology
    • Establishment of application service-level delivery (SLAs)
    • Precise identification of application errors
  • Flexible and cost-effective infrastructure monitoring
    • In-depth monitoring, diagnostics, and reporting for heterogeneous environments
    • Integrated network device monitoring and alerts
    • Simplified management infrastructure
  • Comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud—on your terms
    • Integrated physical, virtual, and cloud management
    • Common console across datacenter and clouds
    • Rich reporting

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

  • Other Software:
    • Any server role
      • .NET 3.5 or 4.0
    • Management Server, Reporting Server, Web Console, Gateway Server
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
    • Operational & Data Warehouse
      • SQL 2008 SP1 and above
      • SQL Collation – SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
    • Agent
      • Windows Server 2003 SP2 and above
      • Windows Server 2008 SP2 and above
      • Windows Server 2008 R2
      • Windows XP Professional SP3 and above
      • Windows Vista SP2 and above
      • Windows 7

    Supported Hardware Configuration:

    • Operations Manager Operations database: 4 GB of RAM or higher, 50 GB of available hard disk space
    • Management server: 2 GB of RAM or more, 20 GB of available hard disk space
    • Operations console: 2 GB of RAM or more, 20 GB of available hard disk space
    • Reporting data warehouse: 4 GB of RAM or more, 100 GB of available hard disk space
    • Reporting server: 2 GB or more, 20 GB of available hard disk space
    • gateway server: 2 GB of RAM or more, 20 GB of available hard disk space
    • Web console server: 2 GB of RAM or more, 20 GB of available hard disk space
    • Audit database: 4 GB of RAM or more, 100 GB of available hard disk space
    • Management server with audit collector: 2 GB of RAM or more, 50 GB of available hard disk space
    • Management server with Agentless Exception Monitoring file share: 2 GB of RAM or more, 30 GB of available hard disk space
    • Agent: Please refer to the recommended hardware requirement required by the operating system.

Download the beta HERE

Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft has released Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

    • 2537099 "80040154" error message when you try to configure external Client Access namespaces on an Exchange Server 2010 server

    • 2536700 Outlook stops responding when you try to copy a folder to its subfolder by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2536517 The Microsoft Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes intermittently on an Exchange Server 2010 server

    • 2536494 It takes a long time to return results when you perform an Advanced Find search on a mailbox by using Outlook in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2535648 The EMC takes a long time to open in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2535130 Performance in Outlook or in OWA decreases when you use IMAP4 to access the contacts folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2535105 There is no option to disable the Availability service in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2533543 Event ID 2153 is logged on each database availability group member in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2533538 You cannot look up the free/busy information of a user who is located on an Exchange Server 2010 organization from another Exchange Server 2010 organization

    • 2533451 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly run the "Update-FileDistributionService" command on an Exchange Server 2010 server that is outside the role assignment scope

    • 2519359 "Changes to the rule cannot be saved." error message when you try to create a reply rule by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2518850 You cannot receive email messages on a mobile phone by using ActiveSync in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2517088 Public folder conflict resolution does not work as usual in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2515259 "The items could not be copied." error message when you run the Get-MailboxSearch cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2514709 Event ID 1001 after you successfully the install Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging server role

    • 2514574 The Exchange RPC Client Access service crashes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2513723 The "New-MailboxImportRequest" cmdlet does not import all messages in a .pst file in the ANSI format in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2512023 "GetUserOofSettings", "SetUserOofSettings" and "GetUserAvailability" operations do not support Exchange Impersonation on the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 schema

    • 2511897 You cannot send an email message to a mailbox for a brief period when you move the mailbox by using online move in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2507463 You cannot move a mailbox that contains a corrupted Search Folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2506820 The free/busy information does not display of a user whose mailbox is located on an Exchange Server 2003 server

    • 2506049 The hierarchy of a new public folder database on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server is not replicated

    • 2505968 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505968/ ) The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes when you apply a rule that contains a bad email address in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2504453 You cannot retrieve statistical information about a public folder by using the "Get-PublicFolderStatistics" cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2503337 Comments of your meeting response message is missing when you decline a meeting request in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2501070 A RBAC role assignee can stop queue processing on an Exchange Server 2010 Hub Transport server or an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server that is outside the role assignment scope

    • 2500903 A space is missing in the subject line of a "Tentative" meeting response in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2500648 "There are no items to show in this view." error message when you try to view a folder in Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2495010 The EdgeTransport.exe process consumes 100% CPU usage on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server or an Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport server

    • 2493393 You cannot use ECP to perform a wipe on a mobile phone in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2492068 The item cannot be saved to this folder." error message when try to post an item to a mail-disabled public folder in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

    • 2491354 You cannot view the free/busy information of users in a mixed Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2490134 A deferred delivery email message is not delivered by using Outlook 2007 in online mode in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2489964 An update enables range 0x-0x1F characters in the display name of an Exchange Server 2010 user account

    • 2489938 The "Connect-ExchangeServer" function does not change the target Exchange server in Exchange Server 2010

    • 2489130 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly change mailbox properties that are outside the management role group scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2488643 Outlook downloads duplicated POP3 email messages in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2479188 The iCal parts of an email message contain invalid entries when they are sent from an Exchange Server 2003 mailbox to an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox

    • 2477273 The DomainController parameter does not work when you use the "MoveMailbox.ps1" script to move mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2471964 A NDR is sent to the sender when you move an email message to a personal folder file in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 or a later version environment

    • 2467619 A user who manages a distribution group cannot remove another user whose mailbox is disabled in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2465292 "MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (0x8004011D)" error message when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI application

    • 2446908 ESE event descriptions are missing in Event Viewer when the Eseutil utility is called on an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 server

    • 2394554 An email message is not delivered if it contains unsupported encoded characters in the subject line in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

    • 2491951 You cannot install Exchange Server 2010 SP1 if the NetBIOS domain name of the domain controller contains an ampersand (&) character

    • 2507066 Administrator audit logging is disabled unexpectedly during an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 installation

      Here you can download Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2509910) 

    GAL Photos in Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010

    With Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 & Lync & Sharepoint 2010 you can finally get photos into your global address list (GAL) and see just who’s who on your emails. You can do this on 2 way’s

    1. Using Powershell Smile

      A minor schema change

      First stop, the AD Schema. A minor schema modification is required to flip the thumbnailPhoto attribute to make it replicate to the Global Catalog.

      1. If you haven’t registered the Schema MMC snap-in on the server you want to make this change on, go ahead and do so using the following command:

        Regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

      2. Fire up a MMC console (Start -> Run -> MMC) and add the Schema snap-in

      3. In the Active Directory Schema snap-in, expand the Attributes node, and then locate the thumbnailPhoto attribute. (The Schema snap-in lists attributes by its ldapDisplayName).

      4. In the Properties page, select Replicate this attribute to the Global Catalog, and click OK.

        Figure 1: Modifying the thumbnailPhoto attribute to replicate it to Global Catalog

        Loading pictures into Active Directory

        Now you can start uploading pictures to Active Directory using the Import-RecipientDataProperty cmdlet, as shown in this example:

        Import-RecipientDataProperty -Identity "Ward VIssers" -Picture -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\pictures\wardvissers.jpg" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0))

        To perform a bulk operation you can use the Get-Mailbox cmdlet with your choice of filter (or use the Get-DistributionGroupMember cmdlet if you want to do this for members of a distribution group), and pipe the mailboxes to a foreach loop. You can also retrieve the user name and path to the thumbnail picture from a CSV/TXT file.

        2. Using a Free tool like Outlook Photos from Exclaimer

        Download the Tool HERE

        The tool is easy to use Smile.

        Prerequisites

        User Preferences

          Domain user – The logged in user’ account is required to be an Active Directory account.

          Domain computer – The computer the user is logged into needs to be joined to an Active
          Directory domain.

          Active Directory permissions – The logged in user must have permission to upload photos to the required Active Directory accounts. (Alternate credentials can be supplied or control of the thumbnailPhoto field can be delegated to the logged in user.)

        Operating System

        • Windows Server 2003 x86 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Server 2008 x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Small Business Server 2008.
        • Windows Small Business Server 2011.
        • Windows XP x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows Vista x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).
        • Windows 7 x86 and x64 (including all service pack levels).

        Other Software

        Microsoft Outlook 2010 x86 and x64

        Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

        Microsoft Exchange 2010 RTM and above

        Active Directory

        You must be logged into an Active Directory domain to run the application.

        Active Directory Forest
        Domain and Forest functional level of Windows Server 2008 and above.
        For Domain or Forest functional level of Windows Server 2003, the Windows Server 2008 Forest preparation must first be complete.

        Screenshots

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        Exchange 2010 Opening multiple shared calendars & additional mailboxes

        Current Status: Issue with mitigation

        Exchange 2010 SP1 together with the resolutions mentioned later in this section, allows you to open as many as 16 shared calendars or additional mailboxes simultaneously independent on whether the mailboxes are located on Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010. If you have more than 16 calendars or additional mailboxes opened, you may randomly see error message similar to the one shown in Figure 4.


        Figure 4:
        Error message when opening more than 16 calendars

        With Exchange Server 2010 RTM deployed into an Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007 organization, it was a common issue that when an Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007 user tried to open more than two additional Exchange 2010 mailboxes or shared calendars using Outlook 2003, she would receive one of the following error messages:

        • The set of folders could not be opened
        • The information store could not be opened
        • Unable to display the folder. The information store could not be opened

        When an Exchange 2007 user tried to send an e-mail using Outlook 2003, she would sometimes also receive the following error message:

        • Task ‘Microsoft Exchange Server – Sending’ reported error (0x800C8100): ‘Unknown Error 0x800c8100’

        These issues were resolved with Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 2 and a hotfix that were released for Exchange 2003 SP2. More information about the issues and how they are resolved can be found in the following KB articles:

          Although the above mentioned issues were resolved, some customers, partners, and individuals in the Exchange communities reported they still experienced issues when trying to open approximately multiple shared calendars and/or additional mailboxes using Outlook 2003.

          For most organizations, the issue can be remediated by installing Exchange 2010 SP1 as this service pack includes a fix that makes it possible for an Exchange 2003, 2007, or 2010 user to open as many as approximately 16 shared calendars or additional mailboxes using Outlook 2003.


          Figure 5:
          By default approximately 16 Calendars can be opened using Outlook 2003

          If you have users that needs to open more than 16 shared calendars or additional mailboxes using Outlook 2003, you can adjust the RPC related throttling policy settings using the Set-ThrottlingPolicy cmdlet. Specifically, you need to increase the value for “RCAMaxConcurrency” which by default is set to “20”. The RCAMaxConcurrency parameter indicates how many concurrent connections an RPC Client Access user can have against a server running Exchange 2010 at one time.


          Figure 6:
          Default setting for the RCAMaxConcurrency throttling policy value

          For instance, to increase the value of the “RCAMaxConcurrency” setting in the default throttling policy from 20 to 2147483647, open the Exchange Management Shell and run the following command to first create a variable for the policy:

          $a = Get-ThrottlingPolicy | where-object {$_.IsDefault -eq $true}

          Then pipe the variable to the Set-ThrottlingPolicy commandlet:

          $a | Set-ThrottlingPolicy -RCAMaxConcurrency 2147483647


          Figure 7:
          Increasing the value for the RCAMaxConcurrency throttling policy setting

          In order to apply the changes, restart the “Microsoft Exchange Throttling” service on each CAS server in the organization.

          You can read more about Exchange 2010 SP1 throttling policies in the Exchange 2010 documentation on Microsoft TechNet.

          If you still have issues opening shared calendars or additional mailboxes, you may want to increase the value of the RCAMaxConcurrency throttling policy setting to 100 or even higher. Read more in Error message when Outlook 2003 clients try to open multiple shared calendars in Exchange Server 2010: "The connection to the Microsoft Exchange server in unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action".

          If you see event 4696 with a description similar to the following logged in the application log on the Mailbox servers in the organization:

          "Mapi session "00cc8dde-64d7-4353-8050-00fc2057aae3: /O=xxxx/OU=xxxx/cn=Recipients/cn=ward" exceeded the maximum of 32 objects of type "session"."

          You need to increase the maximum allowed sessions per user and/or maximum allowed service sessions per user limit from "32" to "64" or even higher. See more information at: Exchange 2010 SP1 Store Limits.

          but when I tried to add the “szMaxAllowedSessionsPerUser and/or “szMaxAllowedServiceSessionsPerUser”, I still saw 9646 in the app log.

          Guess why? yes the registry keys are actually listed with wrong names in that article. Instead of:

          • szMaxAllowedSessionsPerUser
          • szMaxAllowedServiceSessionsPerUser

          You need to use:

          • Maximum Allowed Sessions Per User
          • Maximum Allowed Service Sessions Per User

          And then everything worked as expected…

          Hopefully the TechNet page is updated soon.

          Special Thanks to Henrik Walther

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