PLEASE READ –> Events 9320 and 9359 on new installation of Exchange 2010

When you attempt to generate your OAB you will see the following event id’s logged in your application log: Log Name:    Application Source:        MSExchangeSA Date:            12/1/2009 13:01:03 AM Event ID:       9359 Level:            Warning User:            N/A Computer:     OABGenServer Description:   OALGen truncated or dropped properties for entry ‘Dgoldman’ in address list ‘\Global Address List’ because they exceeded the configured size…


IP_V6 is a must if you are trying to install Exchange 2010

I am getting ready to write the whitepaper for Exchange 2010 address list segregation and I ran in to a problem where my setup was failing with no errors. I decided to open up the application log and MSEXCHANGEADTOPOLOGYSERVICE.EXE was nice enough to throw the following error for me: Event Type: Error Event Source: MSExchange…


How can we try to control the network consumption by using OAB Throttling?

The answer to this is throttling the bandwidth from the server. By default, every client request for a full offline Address Book download is served immediately, and the public store does not limit the number of concurrent full offline Address Book downloads that can occur. Example 1: If a public store that supports 10,000 users…


The Case of the Mysterious Exchange Server Hang

I have been working an interesting case for a large enterprise customer with a few other people from my group. We were having a problem where outlook clients were unable to connect to the exchange server, however the exchange server was operating like normal. After looking at the ESE internal structures I could see that…


When downloading the OAB from an Exchange 2007 server running on Windows Server 2008 it can take forever, or you can be prompted repeatedly for credentials

We released an update for Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB 968012) back on May 26th, 2009. When Exchange 2007 is running on a Windows Server 2008, the Exchange 2007 clients may be repeatedly prompted for their credentials during Outlook Anywhere session, or an OAB download will be perceived to hang…


Global Address list shows the legacyExchangeDN instead of the email address

There are certain situations where the Global Address list display will show the legacyExchangeDN instead of the SMTP email address. The one condition where this is true is when you are viewing the Global Address List through Outlook 2003. The default behavior for Outlook 2003 is to use the EX address type for the Email…


Unable to delete the OAB system folders in Exchange 2007?

Often we will get question that have to deal with deleting system folders in Exchange 2007. When deleting an OAB public folder from Exchange Management console, you receive the following error: 0x80070005. This error means "Access Denied." You will still receive this error even if you use an account that has Exchange Organization administrator permissions….


Full OAB downloads caused by mis-configured anti virus software settings

Over the last few months I have seen a rash of calls come in where clients were being forced to download a full.  Full OAB downloads can cause very high network usage and cause more havoc than anything. Typically in these situations it is pretty easy to tell what is going on from the event…