22 de Agosto de 2008

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21 de Agosto de 2008

Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator v15.6

O Ross Smith IV anunciou no Microsoft Exchange Team Blog que a ferramenta Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator v15.6 foi disponibilizada publicamente.

De acordo com a página de updates no blog You Had Me At EHLO, as principais alterações têm a ver com correcção de bugs e incluem também alguns melhoramentos.

Para obter instruções detalhadas sobre a utilização da ferramenta, consultem Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator.

19 de Agosto de 2008

Exchange Server 2007 suportado em Hyper-V... e não só!

É a notícia do dia, a Microsoft finalmente anunciou a sua política de suporte ao Exchange Server em ambientes virtuais. O Exchange não só será suportado em Hyper-V, mas também em qualquer hypervisor validado pelo programa Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).

Aqui fica um excerto da notícia publicada no blog You had me at EHLO.

  1. Microsoft now supports Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running Hyper-V or hypervisors validated under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).
  2. Microsoft is waiving its 90-day license reassignment policy to enable customers who virtualize Exchange to move their licenses between servers within a data farm as often as necessary.

Para mais detalhes, não deixem de ler Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments.

O Bharat fez um excelente trabalho a resumir as condições necessárias para garantir a suportabilidade:

What's supported: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running on Windows Server 2008
Supported Exchange 2007 Server Roles: All except Unified Messaging
What Hypervisor: Microsoft Hyper-V, or any hypervisor validated by MSVVP
Not supported: Differencing disks and expandable virtual disks
Not supported: Taking VM snapshots (these aren't application-aware)
Not supported: Combining Exchange's clustering features (SCC and CCR) with availability features from the virtualization layer, such as Hyper-V's quick migration.

Links relacionados:

14 de Agosto de 2008

Actualizações à documentação técnica de Exchange Server - Agosto 2008

Como é habitual, a equipa do Microsoft Exchange Team escreveu o seu post mensal sobre as últimas actualizações de documentação técnica do Exchange Server.

Neste último post, Exchange Server Documentation Updates - August 2008, o destaque vai para os seguintes tópicos:

  • Server Installation and Automation Guides: This section of content provides guidance on how to formally document your organization's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 build process, take steps to automate the build process to improve consistency, and reduce the possibility of operator error during server build and deployment. Installation guide templates cover both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.
  • Managing Public Folders with the Exchange Management Shell: This article gives tips and tricks for the day-to-day management of public folders by using the Exchange Management Shell.
  • White Paper: Continuous Replication Deep Dive: Continuous replication is a key feature of Exchange Server 2007. Read about the technical details and inner workings of continuous replication technology in this white paper.

13 de Agosto de 2008

Forefront for Exchange SP1 Rollup 3

A equipa do Forefront Server Security acaba de anunciar que o Forefront for Exchange SP1 Rollup 3 já está disponível.

Quem quiser obter já o Rollup 3 para o Forefront terá de contactar o Suporte da Microsoft, uma vez que nesta altura não existe ainda um link para o respectivo download.

Rollup 3 resolves the following issues:

  • 954564: The scan engines are not updated in Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1, and a Dr. Watson event is logged.
  • 954578: Sender notifications are not sent in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1 if the "From" field in the original e-mail message header has multiple lines.
  • 951761: Rollup version not displayed in the Forefront Help menu - About Forefront.
  • 951936: The General Options screen goes blank in Forefront for Exchange when you use the Tab key to scroll through the options.
  • 951920: The Forefront Administrator crashes when attempting to close it while the "License Information" pop-up is open.
  • 951921: The FSCController service cannot start-up successfully if a corrupt .fdb configuration file is loaded.
  • 954092: Engine Updates taking more than 5 minutes to download do not complete.
  • 951922: FSCDiag.exe now collects process and PID information from your Forefront server.
  • 951923: Forefront for Exchange may see the following issue: ADGetStorage - Could not bind to Active Directory configuration context. Error code: 80005000.
  • 952040: Forefront for Exchange will now scan for WMV files that have had their extensions renamed.
  • 952039: Forefront for Exchange does not manually scan Public Folders if non-MAPI Public Folders are in the organization.
  • 954577: The Start menu shortcut that points to Forefront for Exchange does not work in the German version of Windows Server 2008.
  • 954565: Nested .msg attachments are not detected as nested attachments in e-mail messages in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1.
  • 954093: The Filter List order is not updated on scan jobs when you delete and recreate a filter list of the same name.
  • 953965: Forefront for Exchange may corrupt messages when attaching messages whose subject lines match a file filter set to Delete/Remove.
  • 954561: You are unable to update scan engines through a proxy on a computer that is running Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1.
  • 954094: FSCDiag does not collect engine version info in the verForeFront.csv file when installed on a cluster.
  • 954907: E-mail messages are not sent when you are running Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1.
  • 954934: Added a log message upon failure of setting up an active/passive Forefront cluster.
  • 954911: A scan job fails on a computer that is running Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1.
  • 954941: E-mail messages start to build into a queue and the Fsctransportscanner.exe process uses lots of memory when Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1 is running.
  • 953956: Forefront for Exchange false detecting winmail.dat files as corruptedcompressedfile virus
  • 954942: You cannot collect data when you try to use the Forefront Server Security Management Console on an SCC cluster that has Forefront for Exchange with Service Pack 1 installed.
  • 955010: The FSCDiag.exe utility does not collect the correct data in Forefront Security for Exchange Server Service Pack 1.

Exchange 2003 Powerpack for PowerGUI

Esta dica obtive-a no site Pro-Exchange: o Exchange 2003 Powerpack for PowerGUI está disponível para download.

O autor desta fantástica ferramenta, Jonathan Medd, decidiu que já era tempo de poder administrar o Exchange Server 2003 com o PowerShell!

"Since I'm not lucky enough to work with Exchange 2007 yet and the fact that I seem to be able to use Powershell for pretty much everything else I need to do I decided to make a stab at an Exchange 2003 powerpack so that I could use Powershell easily to manage Exchange 2003."

Dmitry Sotnikov escreve:

"His powerpack for Exchange 2003 has 53 (!) different nodes/links/ actions exposing features ranging from mailbox and server management to address books and message queues.

And because this is a PowerGUI pack, you can see all the PowerShell code behind each and every item by just clicking the PowerShell Code tab, or even tweak the things a bit by going into the Properties."

Do que é que estão à espera?

iPhone Exchange Issues List

Estava eu a ler o MS Exchange Blog, quando reparei num post interessante que dava conta da existência do site Exchange Issues List. Este site é mantido por Omar Shahine e pretende documentar algumas questões técnicas relacionadas com a sincronização com o Exchange no iPhone 2.0.

O site está organizado do seguinte modo:

8 de Agosto de 2008

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7 de Agosto de 2008

Exchange 2003 System Manager for Windows Vista

Embora seja possível instalar no Windows Vista as ferramentas de gestão remota do Exchange Server 2007 desde o lançamento do Service Pack 1, ainda não era possível, até hoje, a instalação do Exchange 2003 System Manager no mesmo sistema operativo.

A partir de hoje, quem quiser administrar o Exchange Server 2003 a partir do seu desktop com Vista, já pode fazer download do Exchange System Manager for Windows Vista.

Brief Description
Exchange System Manager for Exchange Server 2003 running on the Windows Vista operating system

Overview
This download will allow installing and operating the Exchange System Manager for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 on Windows Vista OS

Queiram por favor ler com atenção as Release Notes que acompanham este software, pois, entre outras coisas, estão lá especificados os pré-requisitos:

5 de Agosto de 2008

Exchange Server 2007 MP for OpsMgr 2007 v6.0.6363.0

O recentemente (re)lançado Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 sofreu uma pequena actualização para a versão 6.0.6363.0.

Overview
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 management pack is designed to be used for monitoring Exchange 2007 events, collecting Exchange component-specific performance counters in one central location, and for raising alerts for operator intervention as necessary. By detecting, sending alerts, and automatically responding to critical events, this management pack helps indicate, correct, and prevent possible service outages or configuration problems, allowing you to proactively manage Exchange servers and identify issues before they become critical. The management pack monitors and provides alerts for automatic notification of events indicating service outages, performance degradation, health monitoring, and centralized management.
This Management Pack requires Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1.
This Management Pack requires the Operations Manager 2007 updates specified in Knowledge Base articles 950853, 951979 and 951380 (see the Management Pack Guide for details).

Release History:

  • 10/12/2007 - Original Release, version 6.0.5000.0
  • 6/22/2008 - Updated Release, version 6.0.6278.12
  • 7/24/2008 - Updated Release, version 6.0.6363.0

4 de Agosto de 2008

TechNet Magazine - Setembro 2008

A edição de Setembro da TechNet Magazine já está disponível online ou, se preferirem, no formato  HTML Help .chm file para leitura em offline.

O tema principal deste mês é a segurança e o ISA Server 2006, que é o reverse proxy recomendado para publicação dos serviços do Exchange Server e que fornece ainda a protecção necessário a todo o ambiente de correio electrónico, uma vez que o ISA Server está classificado como um Enterprise-Class Firewall.

Estes são os artigos desta edição que gostaria de destacar:

2 de Agosto de 2008

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