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.

New VMware View Clients for iPad, Android and Cius ;)

The new VMware View Client for iPad is out and it offers some great new features including an innovative new presentation mode supporting Apple AirPlay. More on this shortly…

VMware View makes it easy to extend to your users the opportunity to work where you want and on the device they choose. Today, we are excited to make this even easier with the release three new or updated mobile clients:

  • VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 (Photo below showing new presentation mode!*)

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  • VMware View Client for Android Tablets

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  • VMware View Client for Cius

Let’s talk about the new clients…

VMware View Client for iPad 1.2
Building on the earlier View Client for iPad we released in March, VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 makes it easier, faster and better than ever to connect to your View desktop.

Optimized for VMware View 5 Glimlach
With support for VMware View 5, you can get better performance with reduced bandwidth options as well as more resilient connections to your desktop than previous versions.

Move Back and Forth between Windows Desktop and iOS Apps
Now with support for background multitasking, you can jump from your Windows desktop to another iPad app and then right back into the Windows desktop to where you left off!

Simpler to Connect with Embedded RSA Soft Token Knipogende emoticon
If you need to use an RSA key to authenticate to connect to your View Desktop, just activate the RSA soft token built into the View Client for iPad and you just need to enter your RSA PIN when you connect to your View desktop.

Support for iOS 5 and Apple AirPlay
That right… VMware View Client for iPad 1.2 works well with iOS 5 and takes advantage of Apple AirPlay and an available AppleTV to use your big screen TV as a display for your View desktop. While some people might think that Apple TV is just for fun, it can now blur the lines between work and play and represents the best the post-PC era has to offer.

Work Smarter with Presentation Mode *
Use an external monitor or AirPlay in iOS 5 and the iPad display turns into a trackpad / keyboard while the external screen shows your View desktop!

Speaks Your Language
The latest VMware View client is now available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. When working multi-byte Asian languages, the new local input mode enables you to type in full lines of complete multi-byte words and then send them to your View desktop.

The new VMware View Client for iPad is available in the Apple App Store today! Check it out!

For those of you who follow this blog and use Android based tablets. Today we are happy to release our production Android clients for Android Tablets and the Cisco Cius. After all it is about supporting the tablet you choose.

VMware View Client for Android Tablets and the Cisco Cius
Whether you are using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 or 10.1, an LG/T-mobile G-Slate, a Motorola Xoom or any of the other newly available Honeycomb-based Android tablets or the Cisco Cius, you can get the most of your View desktop on the Android tablet you choose.

Optimized for VMware View 5
The VMware View Client for Android Tablets is the first Android client to support the PCoIP display protocol for best performance with VMware View 4.6 and View 5 users. With support for VMware View 5, you can get better performance with reduced bandwidth options as well as more resilient connections to your View desktop.

Move Back and Forth between Windows Desktop and Android Apps
Leveraging the power of Android multitasking, you can jump from your Windows desktop to another Android app and then right back into the Windows desktop to where you left off!

Speaks Your Language
The latest VMware View Client for Android is available in English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. When working multi-byte Asian languages, local input mode enables you to type in full lines of complete multi-byte words and then send them to your View desktop.

The new VMware View Client for Android Tablets is available in the Android Marketplace and the VMware View Client for Cius will soon be available in Cisco’s AppHQ. Check them out today!

DPM force removal agent from server

Error:

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How to Uninstall a Protection Agent

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb809113.aspx

Remove DPM agent from the DPM agent console

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634203.aspx

Removing a Protected Computer

Remove-ProductionServer.ps1 -DPMServername [DPMServerName] -PSName [ProtectedComputerName]

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DPM cannot create a backup because Windows Server Backup (WSB) on the protected computer encountered an error (WSB Event ID: 521, WSB Error Code: 0x807800A1).

Error:
The following alert became inactive at 27-9-2011 3:15:52.

Status: Inactive

Data source type:

Data source: System Protection

Computer: <ServerName>

Description: Last 1 recovery points not created.

DPM cannot create a backup because Windows Server Backup (WSB) on the protected computer encountered an error (WSB Event ID: 521, WSB Error Code: 0x807800A1).

For more information, open DPM Administrator Console and review the alert details in the Monitoring task area.

Solution:

Some noncritical volumes are included in the system state backup image when you use the "-allCritical" switch in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7 only for non SP1 systems. SP1 includes this hotfix.

DPM DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer <servername> using any of the configured protocols or A DPM agent failed to communicate with the DPM service on <servername> because of a communication error.

Windows 2008 R2

DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer <servername> using any of the configured protocols.

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Windows 2003 R2

A DPM agent failed to communicate with the DPM service on <servername>because of a communication error. Make sure that <servername>  is remotely accessible from the computer running the DPM agent. If a firewall is enabled on <servername>, make sure that it is not blocking requests from the computer running the DPM agent (Error code: 0x800706ba, full name: <servername>).
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DPM Server Warning
The DPM protection agent on <servername> could not be contacted. Subsequent protection activities for this computer may fail if the connection is not established. The attempted contact failed for the following reason: (ID 3122)

The protection agent operation on <servername> failed because the service did not respond. (ID 316 Details: Internal error code: 0x8099090E)

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Solution:

On the Workgroup Server
SetDpmServer.exe –dpmservername <servername> -isnondomainserver –username <dpmuseraccount> –productionserverdnssuffix <fqdn>

On the DPM Server

Attach-NonDomainServer.ps1 –dpmservername <servername> –PSName <servername> –UserName <dpmuseraccount>

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Don’t forget to set Password never Expires on the DPM User account

Running Windows Update on a TMG Firewall Fails with Result Code 80072EE2

Recently I have encountered a problem with the Windows Update client on a server with Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 installed. The Error is: Windows could not search for new updates with error code: 80072EE2.

When this occurs, Malware Inspection and Network Inspection Systems signature updates are received without issue.

To resolve this issue, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:

netsh winhttp set proxy localhost:8080

If you need to configure Windows Update on the TMG firewall to work with WSUS, read this blog post on the Forefront TMG product team blog.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Capacity Calculator

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A handy spreadsheet for calculating a user’s hardware requirements based on information that the administrator supplies about number of users, types of communication and expected traffic has been made available by Microsoft. The download available by clicking here and the corresponding Microsoft Word document explains the tool and how to use it.

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Exchange Management Console & IE9 issue fixed

The Exchange team made a fix available a fix to solve the issues when using the Management Console of Exchange 2007 or 2010 in conjunction with Internet Explorer 9.

As you probably know, when using Internet Explorer 9 you can’t close the Exchange Management Console properly as it gives you the error “You must close all dialog boxes before you can close Exchange Management Console” having no dialogs open.

To solve this issue, you had to use the Task Manager to force closing the EMC process using

To properly install the hotfix:

  1. Request hotfix ID 2624899 from support here. For a direct download link click here.
  2. Download and install MS11-081 (2586448). You can retrieve this update here.
  3. Install the hotfix ID 2624899.

Microsoft states it expects to incorporate this fix in a future update of Internet Explorer 9.

While releasing a fix for the IE9 issue is great after all these month, I can’t help but wonder why the fix has not been made public.

Migrate from Exchange Public Folders to Microsoft Office 365

Exchange public folders are widely used in on-premises Exchange environments. However, Microsoft® Exchange Online does not support customer usage scenarios of public folders. If you or your customers are using Exchange public folders, there are special considerations for migrating 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.

Download: Migrate from Public Folders to Office 365.docx