Legacy Backup API Failing on HrESEBackupReadFile with HR=0xC7FF1004

Recently I had the opportunity to dig into an interesting failure with the Exchange Legacy Backup API (ESEBCLI2.DLL).  A backup vendor was seeing a reproducible error when they tried to remotely backup certain Exchange servers from their backup software when running on Windows Server 2008.  They found that their call to HrESEBackupReadFile was returning 0xC7FF1004…

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Using Powershell’s new-webserviceproxy with Exchange Web Services

The other day I was working on a case where the customer was using VBScript and CDO 1.21 to make some changes in some mailboxes, and I couldn’t help but feel that we were working in the past.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of tried and tested VBScript and CDO 1.21 code out…

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What are the Supported Ways To Customize Outlook Web Access for Exchange Server 2007 SP1?

We seem to get a fair amount of questions and cases where the supportability of certain OWA customizations isn’t clear.  In the past, many organizations have found ingenuous ways to modify the OWA files on the server in order to make them behave in different ways.  Unfortunately, changing these files takes you into uncharted territory. …

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Where’s the MAPI Documentation?

Many of our customers are still using MAPI for programmatic access to Exchange mailboxes.  The documentation for MAPI was recently relocated on MSDN, so we’re trying to get the word out about where to start. MAPI Documentation on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765775.aspx) For more details on the change in content and organization, head over to the Office…

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Messaging Development at the PDC

If you were at the Professional Developer Conference in L.A. this week, then you’re probably exhausted, suffering from a bit of information overload, and either on your way home or getting ready to head that way.  There was a ton of information on so many topics, and thankfully even if you weren’t in L.A., you…

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Outlook Web Access Custom Forms for Public Folder Items, ConvertId Fails

I have seen a few cases now where people are trying to implement custom forms for Public Folder Items under Outlook Web Access (Exchange 2007 Sp1, see here for more details on this functionality). One problem arises when you run into an item that includes “%2B” in the value for the Id that is passed…

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SMTP Sinks on Exchange Cluster

In an Exchange cluster environment with multiple active nodes, Exchange instantiates one IIS virtual server (And therefore one SMTP Virtual Server Instance) for each external interface of the cluster.  This configuration is duplicated on each node of the cluster. For example, if you have an Active/Active/Passive cluster, then the external interfaces might map to the…

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Introduction

I have another blog at http://onemanshouting.com that I have maintained for several years with varying degrees of activity.  Since joining Microsoft I haven’t made a lot of time for blogging, but I have started running into work-related topics that might make good blog fodder. I decided to start this blog as a location to post information that might…

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