Sunday, February 20, 2011

New-MailboxImportRequest wont work on Exchange 2010SP1 Server

When running the new-mailboximportrequest I was getting the following error.

New-MailboxImportRequest is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file

So to resolve this do the following.

1) Launch Exchange powershell
2) Run “Add-pssnapin microsoft*”
3) Run “install-CannedRbacRoles”
4) Run “Install-CannedRbacRoleAssignments”
5) Close powershell
6) Open up EMS and rerun command and it will work fine.

Outlook 2003 connectivity to Exchange 2010

I recently completed a new Exchange 2010 installation and a lot of the clients were still running Outlook 2003.

To enable Outlook 2003 connectivity to Exchange 2010 we need to enable encryption between the client and server.

If there are a lot of clients we want to enable this via group policy , however the Office 2003 template does not contain the option to enable encryption.

Microsoft released a group policy template. Outlook_2003-Exchange_RPC_Encryption.adm

So once your group policy object is created do the following, user/computer configuration , expand policies , right click on Administrative Templates and then add/remove templates and then add the downloaded Outlook_2003-Exchange_RPC_Encryption.adm package

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cannot push DPM 2010 Agent to 2008R2 DC

I could not figure out why a DPM 2010 Agent would not push to a 2008R2 DC after trying a coule of things I became frustrated , I manually installed , ran the setdpmserver tool but to no avail and here is the really simple fix.

On the DC in the built in users group ensure the following are members of that group.

Domain users
Authenticated users

And here is the latest ROLL UP for DPM 2010

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Outlook 2007 view of Exchange 2010SP1 Archive Folder

I recently enabled Archiving for a some mailboxes for Outlook 2007 users and they could not view the arhive folder from within their Outlook client, however they could from Outlook Web App.

Here is a HOTFIX from Microsoft for Outlook 2007 Clients which will allow them to view their archive folder.

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

Heres a link to the MDOP Team Blog which has announced support for Bit Locker administration and monitoring which could work out very well. A beta will be available in March 2011.

To date I have been using Sophos Safe Guard. Sophos acquired German Encryption company Utimaco. Safe Guard Easy is simple to use and very quick however it has limited administration.

Safeguard Enterprise however does have the ability to also manage Bit Locker clients but the Safe Guard Enterprise 5.17 installer just doesn't work and requires a lot of additional work on IIS and SQL.It would be nice to be able to just install an Enterprise Encryption Solution which is easy to manage and I am sure Microsoft's solution will do just that however Im not ready to bin Safe Guard just yet.