Bad password attempts are incremented using Outlook Anywhere with Basic authentication.

  Consider the following scenario: Outlook 2010 using Outlook Anywhere with Basic Authentication. Connecting through ISA 2006 or TMG servers. You have configured Account lockout threshold to a nonzero value. If the user types the logon password incorrectly when authenticating through Outlook Anywhere. The active directory user account may be locked out from the Windows…

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Exchange 2010 hidden or not be hidden: That’s the question.

  I have had two cases the last couple a weeks were the question was. Since migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 we notice a change in the way hidden recipients are treated. In Exchange 2003 we were able to see hidden recipients as members of distribution groups or security groups. In Exchange 2010…

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How to access the System Mailbox in Exchange 2010 using MFCMAPI

Accessing the System Mailbox in Exchange 2010 are not as straight forward as the previous Exchange 200x versions. This step by step guide will help you configure a profile. Download the following version of Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=E17E7F31-079A-43A9-BFF2-0A110307611E&displaylang=en Download the latest version of MFCMAPI 32Bit http://mfcmapi.codeplex.com/ Install Microsoft…

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Exchange 2010 Adding Mailbox Calendar permissions using PowerShell

Consider the following scenario We have Students and Teachers located on the same Exchange 2010 server. Default calendar permissions is set to Free / Busy time A request has come from the teachers department, All teachers would like to have Reviewer permissions to each others calendar folders. Now What is already prepared in this Exchange…

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Message Tracking tips in Exchange 2007 / Exchange 2010 using CMD lets

Since message tracking in Exchange 2007/2010 does not have the same intuitive interface as we have in Exchange 2003, performing message tracking can be tricky. Most people do not need to use message tracking in their everyday work and therefore it’s hard to really get hands-on practice. I have collected a few samples that might…

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How to change a UDG to a USG in Exchange 2010

  Hmm how hard can it be … Right? Isn’t is as easy as opening ADUC and changing the Group type from Distribution to Security? Actually this not as straightforward as you might think. There is one step in this procedure that can be easy to miss, resulting in a failure to apply the new…

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Outlook Delegate permissions with Exchange 2010 RBAC.

  Environment: Exchange 2010 Windows 2008 Outlook 2007 Service pack 2   Issue: A mailbox enabled user have the following permissions on a Room mailbox.   – Full Access Permission – Send As Permission   When this user tries to give another user delegate permissions to the room mailbox it fails with the bellow Outlook…

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Random Outlook client authentication prompts.

  Worked on the following issue a while back   Environment: Windows 2008 SP1: With Exchange 2007 Client access server / Hub & Transport server SP1 RU8 Windows 2008 SP1: With Exchange 2007 Mailbox server SP1 RU8 Two Windows 2008 SP1 Domain controllers resided within the same Active directory site. dnsdcgc.acme.com        dcgc.acme.com Outlook 2007 &…

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Exchange 2010 Client Access Throttling.

Just had the following case. Environment: Exchange 2010 – RU1 – Single Box ( All Roles ) Windows 2008 R2 Outlook 2003 Service Pack 3 Clients Issue: During normal working hours users randomly was unable to access their mailboxes when they launched their Outlook client. The users were receiving the following Outlook message: “Unable to…

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