When Legacies Are Baggage (Resolving the #550 5.1.1 RESOLVER.ADR.ExRecipNotFound error during Migration)

I was working with an education customer this week when I came upon an interesting problem related to mail routing for a specific user.  This user was migrated from one domain to another and mailbox-enabled for the new Exchange 2007 environment after their historical information had come over.  The user had three different SMTP email…


Windows Server 2008, IIS 7.0, Exchange 2007 and the Offline Address Book

I’ve been working through an interesting situation with one of my customers during the past couple of weeks.  For some reason, everytime Outlook 2007 clients attempted to download the offline address book (OAB), they would error out.  We found a lead at http://lugies15.blogspot.com/2008/09/offline-address-book-connecting-to.html and noticed that the permission change recommended here fixed the problem.  But we…


Putting the F in FERPA (Building Distribution Groups for Class Schedules in Exchange)

One goal at many universities has been to provide a collaboration solution for students, based on email.  To do this in Exchange, an administrator needs to create a distribution list to represent the class and populate it with the user accounts.  Each distribution list has a members property and each user has a memberOf property,…

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NoMAS and Other Solutions to 9548 and 9551 Events (Exchange Server 2003)

I thought I had posted this information several years ago, but a customer recently contacted me seeking it and I realized it never left the publishing stage.  Please note that this post is more specific to 5.5 to 2003 migrations, but may still be relevant to many folks out there.   After installing Exchange 2003…


Installing Exchange 2007 SP1 onto Windows Server 2008 with a WS2008 Active Directory

This post consists of some notes that I took during the installation of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 (Integrated) into a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Environment (green field, clean installation of everything).  The AD environment was created on RC1 bits of Longhorn with 2008 Forest Functional Level during the DCPromo process.  The lab consists of…