Dumping the RBAC Hierarchy

One of the things I noticed between RTM and SP1 for Exchange 2010 is the changes made to the RBAC environment, specifically the introduction of many new parameters on individual role entries (cmdlets associated with a role).  Using the shell to manage this can be difficult, which is why I posted a link back in…

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38,505 Security Delegation Options in Exchange 2010

With the introduction of Role Based Access Control in Exchange 2010, it seems we have a lot of options for delegation.  About 38,505 if you consider drilling down to the attribute level.  If you’ve been tasked with creating a delegation model, it might be frustrating in the RTM version of Exchange 2010 to wrap your…

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New-ClientAccessArray: What is it?

Having been through a few Exchange 2010 deployments, I’ve had plenty of questions without so many well documented answers.  In many cases, I am merely seeking the validation of a simple premise.  In this case, my question is, “what is a client access array and why do I need it?” The CAS Array is simply…

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Where can I get Single Instance Store (SIS) for Windows File Servers?

The answer, it seems, is only from Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003, which goes by so many other names, it can be challenging to understand sometimes.  However, the Single Instance Store, which is based on the Exchange and WDS technologies, detects multiple copies of the same document and consolidates them to a single document…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The procedure entry point_except_handler4_common could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll

Every now and then, I take a break from federated infrastructure to post something that is likely only relevant to me.  I recently purchased a new sound card (Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme Audio) for a machine that is still running Windows XP.  I allowed the hardware wizard to recognize the device and pull the drivers…

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