Things to try if your Outlook 2007 are frequently getting password prompts when connected to Exchange 2007 running on Windows 2008

Tip #1: Disable IPv6IPv6 needs to be disabled on the server side if you are running Windows 2008. 1) Uncheck IPv6 in TCP/IP.2) Start > Run type "drivers".  Go to etc folder.  Open hosts file in notepad.  Put # sign in from of this line to comment out — ::1 localhost.  So that line should … Read moreThings to try if your Outlook 2007 are frequently getting password prompts when connected to Exchange 2007 running on Windows 2008

How to Force Outlook 2007 to Connect to Exchange Using a Particular Global Catalog Server

How to set the closest global catalog server Use the following steps to force Outlook to identify and use the closest global catalog server. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type regedit.exe, and then click OK. Locate and then click the following key in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftExchangeExchange Provider Note You may … Read moreHow to Force Outlook 2007 to Connect to Exchange Using a Particular Global Catalog Server

Bypassed Senders and Sender Domains: The Whitelist

The good news is— Exchange Server 2007’s shiny new Content Filter Agent (or IMF v3 if you will) has whitelists! You can add SMTP addresses and domains to the Content Filter configuration, and have messages from these senders and domains bypass the Content Filter Agent. However, you need to resort to the Exchange shell (EMS) … Read moreBypassed Senders and Sender Domains: The Whitelist

Consider Using SPF with Your Mail Server

Here is a link – http://www.openspf.org/ SPF configuration with Google’s Postini service – http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100354 and http://groups.google.com/group/PostiniSupportForGoogleApps/browse_thread/thread/889c4910261913b4 and http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AppSecurity/thread?tid=5ecff51e4f36aa69&hl=en&fid=5ecff51e4f36aa6900046180ed6135bc Microsoft SPF wizard – http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/content/technologies/senderid/wizard/default.aspx Misc links – http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31406053/spf-record-syntax-with-an.aspx

Exchange 2007 Anti-Spam Functionality and Configuration Tips

Exchange 2007 has continued to improve upon its Anti Spam features with each version of the product. In this article I want to focus on installing and configuring the antispam agent on a hub transport server. By default the agents are not installed on the hub role since this server is intended to be a … Read moreExchange 2007 Anti-Spam Functionality and Configuration Tips

Brick Level Backup of Mailboxes in Exchange 2007

The following instructions will help you to configure brick level backup of mailboxes.Its recommended to test this instructions on lab before implement them on productionenvironment:  1. Give "Receive-As, Send-As" permission to the required user/group by using the Exchange Management Shell command:  "Get-MailboxDatabase -identity "ServerNameFirst Storage GroupMailbox Database" | Add-ADPermission  -user "DomainNameUserName" -ExtendedRights Receive-As, Send-As" or "Get-MailboxDatabase -identity "ServerNameFirst Storage GroupMailbox … Read moreBrick Level Backup of Mailboxes in Exchange 2007

Configure transport rules to auto-archive Exchange 2007 email

Thus far, we’ve created the Contoso folder and configured it with a five-year-retention period. But this setup requires users to move messages related to the Contoso project to the Contoso folder manually. Often, there are serious consequences for not complying with email-retention requirements. Additionally, trusting users to move messages into the necessary location regularly could … Read moreConfigure transport rules to auto-archive Exchange 2007 email