Managing Outlook Anywhere Per User

When Exchange 2003 came out, it offered Outlook Anywhere, although it was called “RPC/HTTPS”. This was an all or nothing service. In other words, if you set up Outlook Anywhere on the server then every user was able to use it. This poses a data security risk because users could connect to their mailbox from […]

Exchange 2010 Dynamic Distribution Group not working

There is a bug in the creation process for Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG) in Exchange 2010.  When you use the Exchange Management Shell to create a DDG and specify the Organizational Unit (OU) where the DDG should reside in Active Directory, you must also specify the –RecipientContainer to search for that DDG.  Otherwise the DDG […]

Windows Network Load Balancing with Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers

  A couple of years ago, Ross Smith IV gave a presentation on how Outlook client’s connection to Exchange 2010 Client Access Servers (CAS). Part of presentation covered load-balancing of the CAS servers and for the first time I heard Microsoft recommend using a Hardware Load-Balancer over Windows Network Load Balancing (NLB). Continue Reading

Exchange 2010 OWA Redirection

One of my goals with any solution is “simplicity”. Make it easier for users to access the resources they need in a safe and secure manner. Redirecting your general URL for Outlook Web Access/App to the proper secure address makes life for your users much easier. The old method for doing this will no longer […]

Deleting the first default mailbox Database in Exchange 2010

When the first Exchange 2010 mailbox server is installed a new mailbox database is installed as well. This database is named “Mailbox Database…” followed by a long string of numbers (ex: Mailbox Database 0947606264). When you create a new mailbox database with your companies standard naming convention and attempt to delete the first default database […]