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Woohoo – its official!

With some of the new found time and freedom I’ve found in my new job I was able to spend a week studying the 70-662 and 70-663 exams, and took the first last Friday and the last this Tuesday. We’ll, I was happy to wake up this morning and find this email:

So I rushed over to the Microsoft Learning site to view my transcript, and it was there:

Now it’s official – I’m an Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010!

Resource Room Calendar Permissions in Exchange 2010

With our Company’s recent move to Exchange 2010, we decided to move away from a “resource calendar” setup on SharePoint to using the Room Resources in Exchange and scheduling our conference rooms against them instead. What I found out is that once the mailboxes were setup (and Exchange 2010 does a great job of automating this whole process without the need of additional PowerShell) when I went to add an event it would show the time as being blocked out but would not give any event details or let me open it without an error.

If I went to try and request the resource calendar to share itself with me, I would give an error saying that the network doesn’t support this type of request.

I tried to use the Add-MailboxFolderPermission command and add Default to the mailbox but I got the message “An existing permission entry was found for user: Default.”. What I needed to do was modify the existing permission for Default on the Calendar by the following:

Set-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity lrgconfroom@pts.local:\Calendar -User Default -AccessRights Reviewer

Once this was complete, I could have simply restarted Outlook for the permissions to take place but after waiting a few minutes I could see the event with no problem:

Exporting to PST in Exchange 2010 SP1

Starting in Exchange 2010 you had the ability to easily export use mailboxes to file, which works great with archiving former users, moving to other email services, etc. Then, Service Pack 1 made it even better by removing the need to have Outlook installed on the server to export to file.

Before an administrative-type user can use the New-MailboxExportRequest command, they first need to have the Management Role Assignment of “Manage Import Export” assigned:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role “Mailbox Import Export” -user <username>

Once this command has been executed, you will need to restart the Exchange Powershell, as you will then have the necessary access rights to perform the command.

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox “End User” -Filepath “\\store1\Archived Users\enduser.pst”

The common problem when exporting to a network share is running into an “Access to the path is denied” message I went to start the command. To correct this, you need the Exchange Trusted Subsystem account setup with full control on the share, and in Windows 2008 and higher if you use the Share wizard it takes care of file ACLs as well.

Once the permissions are set, and you’re relaunched the Lync Management Shell (again), you should be able to execute the command again successfully. Finally, you’ll want to monitor the status of the command to make sure the status is Complete.


Once all of the requests have complete, you can clear the list by piping a few commands:

Get-MailboxExportRequest | where {$_.status -eq “Completed”} | Remove-MailboxExportRequest

You’ll need to press A (for “Yes to All”) to clear all requests, then you’re good to go!

Migrating Public Folders from Exchange 2007 to 2010

If you’re like me and you’ve migrated from Exchange 2007 to 2010, you’re left with the last piece of the migration – moving the public folder tree over to the Exchange 2010 server. You’ve also followed the text book process on Technet to move the hierarchy properly, and have run into a number of headaches.

Moving public folders has never been an easy chore, giving the unusual way you have to replicate the contacts between servers, and once that is done move the Outlook Address Book (OAB) generation over to the new server. Shew!

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Deploying Exchange 2010 SP1 in Hosted Mode, Part 1

I’ve been deploying Exchange in a hosted environment for well over 10 years now – starting with ADSI hacks in Exchange 2000 and 2003, then using DotNetPanel (now called WebSitePanel) in Exchange 2007, which worked amazingly well and from the administration standpoint is a GREAT product.

Now with Exchange 2010, in service pack 1 they’ve added 2 very important switches: /hosting for the install portion, and /organization for setup of individual hosted organizations. The following is how I’ve deployed Exchange 2010 in this mode so it’s ready for use.

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Strategically Preventing Mail Delivery Failure


It’s been estimated that the percentage of email on the internet breaks down to 90% and only 10% legitimate email. As our global dependency on email increases each year, counter measures are being taken by companies to block out as much junk as possible.

Major ISPs are starting to perform reverse DNS checks, and others are even starting to use SPF (a form of email authentication technology) to verify that mail is originating from the source that is authorized for that domain. Continue reading “Strategically Preventing Mail Delivery Failure” »

Resolving Windows Mobile Exchange ActiveSync Issues

Here’s 2 quick articles to troubleshoot your Windows Mobile Exchange ActiveSync issues:

Exchange ActiveSync and Outlook Mobile Access errors occur when SSL or forms-based authentication is required for Exchange Server 2003 Continue reading “Resolving Windows Mobile Exchange ActiveSync Issues” »

Windows Mobile Phone Emulator Setup

Do you ever wish you could test your Windows Mobile phone with new applications, against your Exchange server for ActiveSync testing, or more?

Microsoft has provided the Windows Mobile emulator tools at your disposal for such a purpose! Continue reading “Windows Mobile Phone Emulator Setup” »