Archive for the ‘Active Directory’ Category

Details about Administrator Audit Logging in Exchange 2010

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

2011-08-11 Updated

2011-06-16 Initial post

Exchange Server 2010 SP1

When I checked the other week, I could not find any good documentation on the Administrator Audit Logging feature. I'm writing this post to share my research on this feature. (more…)

Details about Service Connection Point for Exchange Autodiscover

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
2011-06-04 Initial Post
(I don't know why WordPress isn't spacing the paragraphs correctly, and I don't have the patience to mess with this anymore so that's why this post is all jumbled together.)
The Autodiscover service is not a separate Windows service—it’s a Web-based service that runs under Default Web Site. The Autodiscover Service Connection Point (SCP) data in AD is what internal Outlook 2007 and newer clients use to find information about the Exchange configuration such as the Availability Service URL. Each Exchange CAS server has an SCP object under its Exchange server object. The SCP object uses the CAS server’s name (I think it’s the NetBIOS computer name). The serviceBindingInformation property of the SCP object contains the value of the Autodiscover service’s internal URI/URL. That URL is what clients use to connect to. (more…)

OCS – Find All Users With Federation Enabled via msRTCSIP-FederationEnabled Attribute

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

2011-02-12 Initial Post

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Office Communications Server 2007 (non-R2)

If you want to search for OCS users with federation enabled, use the simple LDAP query filter below. It took me some testing to figure out that "TRUE" had to be in all uppercase/all capitals. Other LDAP filters are case insenstitive, but it looks like searching for boolean values, at least in this case, requires upppercase. (more…)

ActiveSync – Find Enabled Users via msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable Attribute

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

2011-02-14 Updated

2011-02-12 Initial Post

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Exchange Server 2003 SP2

In the IT business, sometimes what seems like a simple question can result in a few hours of work to get a satisfactory answer. The other day I was asked to look at why a query for all ActiveSync enabled users wasn't returning the correct results. The query was using the msExchOmaAdminWirelessEnable attribute. That attribute holds the values for the settings under user properties --> Exchange Features tab --> Mobile Services. (more…)

Exchange Server 2003 – Active Directory Modifications

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

2011-01-21 Updated

2011-01-15 Initial Post

I know Exchange Server 2003 is old by now, but the client I work for still uses it, so I had set up my own test environment at home. I've worked with Exchange since 5.5, so it's not new to me. I'm also certified on Exchange Server 2007, so I'm up-to-date on the current versions.

I'm posting these screenshots and notes up here for reference. These show some of the AD modifications that are made when Exchange is installed/AD prepared. Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 basically modify AD the same way, so this is good to know. Here's a good article on what ForestPrep and DomainPrep do to AD. Note that in Exchange Server 2007 and 2010, ForesPrep and DomainPrep are no longer used, and PrepareSchema and PrepareAD are used instead. (more…)