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  • Blog Post: Outlook : How to regenerate free/busy information using MFC MAPI?

    Recently one of my customer reported that Outlook is not showing latest free/busy information for selected users. Initially they tried the following steps for the affected users: Exit Outlook Open Command prompt > Open Outlook with cleanfreebusy switch (outlook.exe /cleanfreebusy) It failed to resolve...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Developer: Exchange Web Services - Best Practices (Part 1)

    Mid April, the Windows Server and Exchange Interoperability teams hosted an Open Specifications Plugfest event . The event was held in Redmond on the Microsoft campus for protocol developers implementing Exchange and Windows open specifications. I am planning to add couple of sessions related to Exchange...
  • Blog Post: General: Training materials for Outlook 2010

    Please find the list of training materials for Outlook 2010…. Make the switch to Outlook 2010 Training Switch from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010. This course explains how to do familiar tasks, such as send e-mail messages and use the calendar. Tame your Inbox: Organize messages by conversation Training...
  • Blog Post: Exchange PowerShell: How to get list of mailboxes, folders, subfolders, items in folder, foldersize programmatically?

    One of my customer automated Exchange PowerShell with his .Net application. They had a requirement to enhance the functionality – to get the list of exchange mailboxes, folders and its sub folders, items in folder, foldersize. Finally it needs to be saved in .csv format. To implement this, we used...
  • Blog Post: Utility review: Calcheck – Outlook Calendar Checking tool

    In this post, we will have a look at the Calendar Checking tool (Calcheck) for Outlook which is published recently by Randy. This program checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems. It's is a command-line program that checks Outlook Calendars for problems....
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007, 2010: How to query user mailboxes, its permissions using Exchange PowerShell?

    In Exchange Server 2007/2010, you can use Exchange PowerShell cmdlets (especially using Get-Mailbox, Get-MailboxPermission, Get-ADPermission, Get-MailboxFolderPermission) to get a verity of info. I played with couple of the below in different scenarios and want to share the same with you – so that you...
  • Blog Post: Admin: How to remove retention policy from Outlook/Exchange?

    · To remove retention policy from Outlook : When you remove a retention policy from an email message, the folder policy applies to the item, if one is assigned. 1. In the message list, click a message. (To select more than one message, press and hold CTRL as you click each message.) 2. On the Home tab...
  • Blog Post: EWS : How to access user’s free/busy info programmatically using Exchange Web Services (EWS)?

    In this post, we will see how to access user free/busy information programmatically using Exchange Web Services (EWS) – Proxy. Exchange provides such a service by storing what is referred to as free/busy data. This information will indicate what requested time range is free, busy, and tentative for a...
  • Blog Post: Download: Exchange Server 2010 SP2

    Now you can download Exchange Server 2010 SP2 (remember Bharat Suneja’s blogpost ). Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your customers...
  • Blog Post: Download: Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools

    The Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools is used to support migration of Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services. You can use the Microsoft Online Services Migration Tools to forward copies of your Exchange Server mail to your Exchange Online mailboxes. You can also use the Migration Tools...
  • Blog Post: Download: Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1

    Click here to download Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1.  Some of the known issues were addressed @ Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1: 2465292 "MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER (0x8004011D)" error message when you access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox by using a MAPI...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Architecture and its feature set

    You can download the following PDF file - a poster, which highlights the architecture and feature set of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Apart from showing the high-level architecture, it highlights the feature set of Exchange Server 2010 and sections include: Management and Monitoring High Availability...
  • Blog Post: MFC MAPI: How to view GAL entries

    You can download the latest MFC MAPI utility to view GAL entries, which uses the Messaging API to provide access to MAPI stores through a graphical user interface. Try the following steps: 1) Open MFC MAPI utility. Select Session menu and select “Logon and Display  Store table” ( I chosen for this...
  • Blog Post: "MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER" when you try to connect to a mailbox on an Exchange 2010 from an Exchange 2003 server

    Recently one of my customer updated that when he tried connecting to a mailbox that is located on a  Exchange Server 2010 from Exchange Server 2003 by using a custom MAPI/C++ application. But it failed and it thrown the following error message: “MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER”. As part of troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Why using Custom Outlook forms and HTTP scenarios not recommended?

    In Outlook, custom Outlook forms are not supported for use with HTTP-based mail services (such as Microsoft Hotmail). Outlook does not prevent you from using custom form features if you are using an HTTP-based mail service. However, some features do not work correctly. The features do not work correctly...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Object Model: Handling mailbox items - read or unread - from any folder

    Being Exchange/Office developer, you make use of Outlook Object Model (OOM) API to can handle the mailbox items programmatically and process as per your wish. Let me walkthrough through this sample: 'Declaration block Dim iOut As Outlook.Application Dim iNs As Outlook.NameSpace Dim iFldr As Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010: Using Test-MapiConnectivity cmdlet

    With Exchange Server 2010, recently i used the Test-MapiConnectivity cmdlet. Because it verifies server functionality by logging on to the mailbox that you specify. This cmdlet logs on to the mailbox that you specify (or to the SystemMailbox if you don't specify the Identity parameter) and retrieves...
  • Blog Post: Security warning: The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site

    Recently i started MS Outlook 2007 and tried connecting to a mailbox that is hosted on a mailbox server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 inside the local network. I received the following security warning “ The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the...
  • Blog Post: Outlook error : Your mailbox has been temporarily moved on Microsoft Exchange Server

    Recently one of my customer tried opening Outlook and it thrown the following error: During troubleshooting we noticed that the OWA works fine but problem while accessing Outlook. This happens because he still using the same profile and the mailbox was recreated some time earlier. In this scenario, i...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Event Sink # 32 - Best Practices: Performance related issues with Event sinks

    I would like to share certain best practices - in order to improve the performance or overcome performance related issues associated with event sink and Programming guidelines for event sinks before you develop for your reference. Exchange store events do not by themselves generate Windows Event...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Utility : PFDAVAdmin update is released

    I use PFDAVAdmin  utility [Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool]  to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. An updated version of the PFDAVAdmin tool has been released to the web on 04/06/2010 ...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Management Shell : Changing DisplayName format “LastName, FirstName”

    As we know by default the Display Name of Exchange Mailboxes(Exchange Server 2007 SP2) is in the format of “Firstname Lastname”. I want to change this for the couple of existing mailboxes to “Lastname, Firstname” for one my customer – he preferred non-development stuff!! I tried to do the same using...
  • Blog Post: Resources available: Exchange 2010

    PrePress Chapter Downloads : Exchange 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant: Chapter 1: Exchange Server Administration Overview AND Chapter 6: Mailbox Administration (Note: this is pre-release material that is based on information from Exchange 2010 Beta; for Exchange 2010 RC documentation, see the...
  • Blog Post: Customizing OWA 2007 language settings

    With the continuation of the previous blogpost , today we’re going to see how we can use Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access or the Exchange Management Shell to configure language settings for Outlook Web Access in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Microsoft have provided various options to customize the...
  • Blog Post: How to assign service account access to all mailboxes in Exchange Server 2003?

    Per the support KB which talks about how to grant permissions to all mailboxes. Granting access to all mailboxes can be useful when you are completing tasks such as offline recovery. As per the support KB , it’s recommended that not to use this procedure in a production environment to allow unauthorized...
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