Posts Tagged: Exchange

Accessing Shared Mailboxes

19th May, 2020

Previously I wrote a blog about the ins and outs of connecting a shared mailbox and the benefits of connecting to it in Outlook a specific way. I’ve updated this here with the later versions of Outlook screenshots and a shorter version of just why and how. The original blog is here and to […]

Enhance Notes and Outlook Coexistence – Policy Suggestions

15th June, 2017

Introduction Recommendations for new customers moving to Microsoft Outlook from IBM Lotus Notes. Despite the presence of 3rd Party Coexistence solutions such as Binary Tree Coexistence Manager for Notes the rescheduling of repeating meetings is still not able to be resolved in certain scenarios.  Specifically: “this and all future instances”, and to a lesser importance […]

Exchange Server 2016 – Unable to determine file version PowerShellEngine

7th March, 2017

After installing Exchange Server 2016 CU4 on Windows Server 2016, the Exchange Management Shell would fail to connect with the error: New-PSSession : [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Processing data from remote server xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx failed with the following error message: [ClientAccessServer=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,BackEndServer=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,RequestId=bc9549f6-b772-4933-8132-84dfcd57372d,TimeStamp=07/03/2017 12:25:32] [AuthZRequestId=7f855afa-31f2-4e46-bd1b-c1bf1ebc95f1][FailureCategory=AuthZ-SetupVersionInformationCorruptException] Unable to determine the installed file version from the registry key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellEngine’. For more information, see […]

Autodiscover exposed

23rd November, 2016

for Exchange & O365 Autodiscover is a fundamental technology in Exchange and Office 365.  When Outlook first starts the ‘out of the box experience’ is that it will first of all figure out if it can find an email address for you on the account you’re logged in with and then takes you through a […]

Wrapping up Ignite 2016

19th October, 2016

Ignite 2016 is once again behind us, farewell Atlanta!  Our team again travelled to Ignite to try to see as many sessions as possible, meet as many people as possible and have a good time while doing so. This year Ignite was held in Atlanta and we arrived a day or two early to get […]

Exchange Online, On Premise for Small, Midsized Businesses – The Costs

23rd May, 2016

Exchange Online is of course part of Office 365 and people are migrating to it in droves. The attractions from a feature perspective are obvious, for a mere £8 a month small businesses (under 300 users) can get all of the following Exchange Online SharePoint Online OneDrive Skype for Business Exchange Online Protection Office 2016 […]

How can I reduce SPAM for my domains?

6th May, 2016

As any mail administrator will know SPAM is rampant on the Internet.  I’ve work in organizations where over 95% of all mail received at the perimeter is dropped as SPAM mail… In previous blogs we have looked at the Sender Protection Framework (SPF) and DomainKey Identified Mail (DKIM).  Now it is time to look at […]

What is this signed by DKIM

8th April, 2016 What is this signed by Microsoft has introduced a new feature called DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM).  What this does is it takes the body of the email and uses that content to sign the email with a digital signature.  This then allows a receiving mail server to verify that the message has arrived […]

Marking email as Private

6th March, 2016

Tagging a message as private (this doesn’t prevent sharing or printing) If you just want to let people know that you’d like them to treat your email as private, you can tag it as such. This doesn’t stop them from forwarding or printing your message. Instead, it includes “Please treat this as Private” at the […]

The BEST reason to keep a Hybrid Exchange Server

15th January, 2016

We are often asked about should I have a Hybrid Server (be that for administration only or for full Hybrid)  and so last year we blogged TEN good reasons to keep a Hybrid Exchange Server. We left out the best and most important one, which is that Microsoft do not support making changes to Exchange related attributes […]

How private are private items in Exchange

9th August, 2015

We sometimes get asked how private are private items? The short answer is not very…  private items is an Outlook and OWA concept and NOT an Exchange concept.  Exchange has no item level security model, only mailbox and folder level. So what does this mean? This means that unless you can force people to only access […]

Links and Backlinks in Active Directory for Exchange

24th July, 2015

In Active Directory (AD) there is the concept of objects, attributes and links between objects. AD Objects AD objects (or more correctly Object Classes) include users, groups, computers, service connection points, OUs, etc.  They are the type of things about which we want to store information.  An instance of an AD object class is an […]