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 […]

The 2012 Microsoft Product Roadmap

The star of last year’s product roadmap was Office 365. Microsoft this year looks likely to pivot from the public cloud to the private cloud, while also shipping staples like SQL Server and releasing major betas — and possibly final versions — of blockbusters including Windows 8 tablet, client and server, and Office 15.

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).

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 […]

Offline Address Book Generation

The Exchange 2007/2010 Offline Address Book (OAB) can be a pain to manage in environments where users expect instant access to updates to the Global Address List. Outlook 2007/2010 clients running in Cached Mode use the Offline Address Book by default for all address lookups. This means when a new user is added to your […]

Reporting on Mailboxes and Moving Mailboxes based on Input File

    Get-Mailbox -resultsize unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | where {$_.ObjectClass -eq “Mailbox”} | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}},ItemCount,StorageLimitStatus > C:\Installs\Scripts\MailboxSizes.txt   Get-Content .\mailboxmove.txt | New-MoveRequest -TargetDatabase EXDAG01DB01 -Confirm:$false