Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Exchange Server family - Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013

Visit the below Microsoft support lifecycle policy page to view Microsoft’s guidelines for product support from availability to end of product support lifecycle. I had added the support lifecycle policy information for the Exchange Server family of products. Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2007 Exchange Server 2003 For example, I enclosed Exchange…


Utility review: Calcheck – Outlook Calendar Checking tool

In this post, we will have a look at the Calendar Checking tool (Calcheck) for Outlook which is published recently by Randy. This program checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems. It’s is a command-line program that checks Outlook Calendars for problems. To use this tool, the Outlook calendar…


PowerShell: Determine Version number, build number and Service Pack of Exchange Server

In my earlier article, we learnt how to get the Exchange Server version, version/build number of Exchange 2003 and it’s earlier. In this, we will see how to get these info & couple of additional info in Exchange Server 2007/2010 using Exchange Management Shell and Exchange Management Console. Using Exchange Management Console: To view the…

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"MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER" when you try to connect to a mailbox on an Exchange 2010 from an Exchange 2003 server

Recently one of my customer updated that when he tried connecting to a mailbox that is located on a  Exchange Server 2010 from Exchange Server 2003 by using a custom MAPI/C++ application. But it failed and it thrown the following error message: “MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER”. As part of troubleshooting the issue, we tried using MFC MAPI utility…


While try to log into an Exchange 2003 mailbox by using WebDAV program, you receive a 401 status code in IE

When the user tried to access a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 mailbox by using a program that uses Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), Internet Explorer throws 401 HTTP status code. During investigation we found that we may not be able to access the mailbox. Also we notice that the mailbox has never received an…


Verify performance/stability with Exchange Server Jetstress 2010?

You can use Jetstress 2010 to verify the performance and stability of a disk subsystem prior to putting a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010 server into production. Jetstress helps verify disk performance by simulating Exchange disk Input/Output (I/O) load. Specifically, Jetstress simulates the Exchange database and log file loads produced by a specific…


Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available in versions of Exchange earlier than Microsoft Exchange Server…

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Monitoring Event Sink # 32 - Best Practices: Performance related issues with Event sinks

I would like to share certain best practices – in order to improve the performance or overcome performance related issues associated with event sink and Programming guidelines for event sinks before you develop for your reference. Exchange store events do not by themselves generate Windows Event Log entries. The underlying ExOLEDB provider generates performance counters…


Monitoring Event Sink # 31: Why Exchange Explorer doesn’t work ?

One of my customer reported that in one of his machine, the exchange explorer (available part of Exchange SDK) stop responding. But the same work in his rest of the machines. During the research, we found the following known issues (stop responding, doesn’t display etc) with exchange explorer: Cannot set member server schema scope using…


OWA Customization Update : Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2010 Support Policy

Adding this blog post with respect to my previous article regarding support for Exchange Server OWA customization and its PSS Support Policy. We do get customers that they try and want to us provide assistance on OWA customization for OWA 2007 and 2010. They either want to customize OWA by changing features or by modifying…

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Exchange Server Utility : PFDAVAdmin update is released

I use PFDAVAdmin  utility [Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool]  to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. An updated version of the PFDAVAdmin tool has been released to the web on 04/06/2010 (the prior version on the Download Center was from April of 2007) @ Microsoft…


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-024 – Security Update

This is regarding the “Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-024” – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and Windows SMTP Service Could Allow Denial of Service (981832). As we know, security related changes for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 ship as Update rollups following the cumulative servicing model. Per MS Exchange Product Group blog post, this security update resolves…

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Update : Technologies not available with Exchange 2010 & their migration reference(s)

Some development technologies that shipped/available in earlier versions of Exchange Server are not included in Exchange 2010. The following technologies were removed from Exchange 2007: Exchange providers for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Management (CDOEXM) Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Workflow (CDOWF) Exchange Web Forms At Functions DAPI.DLL The following technologies…


Custom forms deployment : Where we can publish Outlook Custom forms?

In Outlook, custom forms are typically published to a forms library so that only one copy of a form is stored on your computer. Individual items contain a Message Class field that indicates which form to use to display the data that is contained in the item. When you publish custom forms to a forms…

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