Draft: How to take EWS/OWA/ETL trace to troubleshoot Exchange Web Services issues – EXCHANGE 2007 & 2010

THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PURPOSE: Collect ETL trace from Exchange Server 2007 & 2010 to troubleshoot Exchange Web Services related issues. Applies to: Microsoft® Exchange Server© 2007 & 2010 Steps 1) Go to CAS Server and fire up Extra.exe (%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Bin\ExTRA.exe) 2) This will bring the following window,…

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Trouble updating contacts’ physical addresses using EWS Managed API?

This happened to be a second recent case among many others facing the similar issue, and they could not update an existing contact using EWS Managed API. I got this customer, like all others complaining that they cannot set the contact’s Physical Address to a blank value. The same contact can be updated using EWS…

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Where are you Outlook???

So I got this friend of mine who works for MS IT and was curious to find Outlook’s install location programmatically irrespective of 32/64 bit installation of OS or Outlook. First thought was registry, but that gets little messy.. you go to HKCR & then parse through it to find the location of Outlook.exe… I…

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WP7: Quick Timer: Sample Application for Windows Phone 7

No wonder the development of WP7 apps is super easy and very much fun. I was looking for a quick hand timer application with laps and of course I could find hundreds of Apps on the Marketplace. I thought why not build one for myself and see how difficult it is. Here is my first…

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FYI: BUG: Attachments.Add fails for POP3/IMAP only accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem

Problem: Attachments.Add fails only for POP3/IMAP accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem Cause: This is a known issue with Microsoft Product (Outlook 2010) and we have an internal fix available. The fix is expected to go public with the release of next Service Pack for the product. Repro Code: 1. Setup a POP3 only…

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Exchange 2007: Transport error when sending emails using TLS (0x80040213)

Ok, this was a fun case and I never had such fun on a CDOSYS case & I am lying. I spent nearly all day in hunting down a Transport failure issue when sending emails using CDOSYS and Exchange 2007 as backend. This was the configuration of the default Receive connector, pretty secured…huh??? Yeah!!! Goal: …

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Exchange 2010: OWA Customization: Preview forms does not works in Conversation Mode

I recently had couple of customer reporting that their existing/new OWA customization code is not working in Preview mode. You will notice the following error message displayed instead.. "This type of message isn’t fully supported in Conversation mode. Click here to open the full version, which may show you more details or features." This same…

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System.Net.Mail cannot send secured email using SMTP over SSL aka SMTPS protocol

This is just FYI that we know the limitation of System.Net.Mail classes and its incapability of sending secured emails over SSL / SMTPS. The SmtpClient class only supports the SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over Transport Layer Security as defined in RFC 3207. In this mode, the SMTP session begins on an unencrypted channel,…

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HOTFIX: .NET 4.0 (System.Net.Mail) Unable to send emails with large attachments (more than 3MB)

  We have an official release for the issue and if you are facing this problem then I would recommend you contacting PSS and refer to this blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vikas/archive/2010/04/05/bug-net-4-0-system-net-mail-unable-to-send-emails-with-large-attachments-more-than-3mb.aspx I am expected it to be released in a public KB in some time but for the time being you can request for the hotfix by…

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FYI: MAPI Application does not work when running from Windows Service (MAPI_E_NETWORK_ERROR)

I recently had two cases where the MAPI application was failing while creating a dynamic profile calling IMsgServiceAdmin::ConfigureMsgService. Although if the same application is executed outside Service Control Manager then it work and is able to create the profile just fine. In both cases we found out that the older versions of OLMAPI32 had this…

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