Calculating file size, free space of any given .PST file with MrMAPI utility

Earlier in my blog, i got the request from one of the MAPI developer to see is there any way we can calculate the file size, free space of any given .PST file. Also he pointed that he can access the PST file using Stephen’s MFCMAPI utility. For this activity, I used Stephen’s another tool…

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Download & install Windows 8.1 Preview

As updated earlier, Windows 8.1 will be a free update for Windows 8 consumers later this year through the Windows Store – but today you can to take a first-hand look at many of the new features and improvements with the Windows 8.1 Preview. You can get more info by referring Brandon LeBlanc’s post or…

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Exchange throttling: MAPI application fails with error “The information store could not be opened. [MAPI 1.0 - [MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED(80040111)]]”

We recently resolved a case where a customer tries accessing Exchange Server 2010 mailboxes (DAG) via their custom Exchange MAPICDO based application. On average 2-3 days once, they’re frequently facing an error “The information store could not be opened. [MAPI 1.0 – [MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED(80040111)]]” while attempting to connect to Exchange server 2010. After some days of…


Windows Azure – Digital Chalk Talks

Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Part I (Windows) Corey Sanders, Principal Program Manager, Windows Azure : Learn how to create and manage Windows Virtual Machines in Windows Azure Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Part II (Linux) Henry Jerez, Sr. Program Manager, Windows Azure : Learn how to create and manage Linux Virtual Machines on Windows…

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Exchange Server 2007, 2010: How to query user mailboxes, its permissions using Exchange PowerShell?

In Exchange Server 2007/2010, you can use Exchange PowerShell cmdlets (especially using Get-Mailbox, Get-MailboxPermission, Get-ADPermission, Get-MailboxFolderPermission) to get a verity of info. I played with couple of the below in different scenarios and want to share the same with you – so that you can give a shot and make use of. Scenario # 1:…

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Migration: Exchange Public folders and its future

Public Folders are used in earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange Server to store free/busy data and files. From Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, free/busy data is no longer stored in public folders. It’s recommend that you do not store files in public folders in Exchange 2007. Instead, consider using Microsoft Office SharePoint, or Windows SharePoint Services….


Download: CDO 1.21 (Ver # 6.5.8211.0)

As you know using CDO 1.2.1 (Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1), a package providing access to Outlook-compatible objects through a COM-based API. Using CDO, a program can connect to a MAPI store, and then perform operations against that store, including creating and processing calendar items, and resolving and handling mail recipients. Starting with Exchange Server…


MFC MAPI: How to view GAL entries

You can download the latest MFC MAPI utility to view GAL entries, which uses the Messaging API to provide access to MAPI stores through a graphical user interface. Try the following steps: 1) Open MFC MAPI utility. Select Session menu and select “Logon and Display  Store table” ( I chosen for this session). It will…


Windows Phone 7: LG Owners to Get Free Access to Popular Windows Phone 7 apps

LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft collaborate on developer program for a new mobile platform. LG and Microsoft announced that they are teaming up to provide customers with a free selection of quality applications for LG customers with Windows Phone 7 handsets. LG and Microsoft will subsidize a revolving portfolio of hand-picked applications, providing free access…


Troubleshooting: IIS/Exchange logs and WebDAV functions

You can collect information about client requests by enabling logging for sites and services. IIS logs are stored in %SystemRoot%\system32\Logfiles\<service_name>. If you examine the IIS/Exchange log file you will see the request for the sample application being handled by IIS – you can notice couple of jargons like GET, PUT, POST, MKCOL, LOCK, UNLOCK, PROPFIND,…


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…


Download : Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007

You can download the Update Rollup 3 (thanks, Greg for helping here) for Exchange Server 2007 SP2 (x86/x64). It resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 customers. Per MSExchangeteam.com, some highlights of the product improvements and critical bug fixes were…