Address rewriting in Exchange 2007

When you would like to use other addresses internal then external you may want to use the New-AddressRewriteEntry Powershell command to let Exchange do this for you.

Microsoft Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista 1.0

Microsoft has release version 1.0 of the Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista. With this tool you can manage your Exchange 2003 server from a Vista machine. There are a few restrictions in the software, belof a few of them:

Implement an Edge Transport server

In this tutorial we will have a look which steps are needed to implement an Edge Transport server in an Exchange 2007 environment.</p>

Installing the Edge Transport server is not very hard and configuring it is not a lot of work. We could start with the setup which will tell us which prerequisites are needed. If you would like to prevent this then download and install the following software before you start the setup:

The Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) will let the Edge Transport server check the Active Dire tory if a user exists and if not block the e-mail.

During the setup we choose the option Custom Exchange Server Installation with this option we can choose that we only install the Edge Transport Server on this server. When we click on next we will get the following screen:

Here we only select the Edge Transport Server Role and click on the next button

Exchange will first run some tests: it will check if all necessary software is installed and the system meets the systemrequirements. As you can see this is not the case in my situation. I am trying to install the Edge Transport server on a 32-bit OS. This is not supported by Microsoft, in this case it doesn't matter because we run it in a test environment. If installing it in a production environment install it on a server with a 64-bit OS. When clicking on install we continue with the installation.

When the installation is finished we can start the Exchange Management Console, this will look like the screenshot below:

You can see that a few tabs are the same as on the Hub Transport Server. These tabs are empty at this moment but will be filled automatically during the configuration.

Because the Edge Transport Server and Hub Transport Server not know of eachother we first need to export the Edge Subscription and then import it on the Hub Transport Server. This can be done with the following command: New-EdgeSubscription by executing it with the correct parameters a XML file is created which can be imported on the Hub Transport Server.

The following command will create a file in the root of C.

Remove-Mailbox versus Disable-Mailbox

As you may now already you can do quiet a lot of things with Powershell in Exchange 2007. There are some risks, one of this commands is remove-mailbox. The name will let you think that you only remove the mailbox from a user but with this command the user is also removed.

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool

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id: 713 title: Which ports need to be opened between the Edge Transport server and the Hub Transport server date: 2008-08-17T21:57:46+00:00 author: Johan Veldhuis layout: post guid: http://johanveldhuis.nl/?p=713 permalink: /ports-open-between-edge-transport-server-and-hub-transport-server/ categories:

  • Exchange

    As you may know you can place an Edge Transport Server in your DMZ to communicate between the internet and the Hub Transport server, but which ports need to be opened for that ? Below a short overview:

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Certificate-Based Authentication Tool

As you may already know a lot of funtions from Exchange 2007 are using certificates. Microsoft has released a tool a while ago which can check certificates that are used for certificate based authentication for ActivSync. I just found it while surfing the internet en thought maybe it’s nice so that’s why I published it on my site. You can download the tool via the link below:

iPhone synchronizing with Exchange 2007

Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0

Powershell: overview of users with an ActivSync device

During my visit on the forum I found a question on how you can see which user has an ActiveSync device attached to their profile. Quite a good question I thought and I decided to search on Technet and Google. There is a Powershell command which can give you an overview of the users who have attached an ActivSync device to their profile: