Archive for the ‘Exchange Server’ 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…)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server – Special User Mailbox Folders, Disable/Delete User Account

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

2011-06-21 Initial Post

BlackBerry Enterprise Server

If you select to delete or disable a BES user and select one of the respective options below, what this does is deletes the special, hidden, BES folder tree named “BlackBerryHandheldInfo” from the root of the user’s Exchange Server mailbox. (more…)

Exchange SMTP Relay Alternative/Workaround

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

2011-06-21 Initial Post

Exchange Server 2003 SP2
Exchange Server 2010 SP1

I don’t recall specifically reading about this anywhere, but I thought about this last week when we had a request to allow an application server to relay e-mail messages to an external domain. It made sense and I tested it out and it work as expected. Here's what happened:

If you have an application server that needs to send e-mail outside your organization, you can either allow that application server to relay, or you can create a contact entry for the external e-mail address. If the application server only needs to send to a few external addresses, creating contacts for each would be preferred over allowing the application server to relay. (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…)

Exchange 2010 Outlook Web App Calendar URL – Incorrect URL in MS Article 232199 / Permission Error

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

2011-05-26 Initial Post

Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise SP1 RU3

The other day we needed to give all users reviewer permission to our conference room mailboxes and allow the users to access the rooms’ calendars via a direct OWA URL on a SharePoint site. I used the example in the article “Using Outlook Web App Web Parts” at Under the Enter Outlook Web App Web Parts manually section of that article, the URL example it gives is (more…)