Posted by teknologist in Client Access Server, Exchange General, Hub/Transport Server, Mailbox Server
on Mar 27th, 2013 | 0 comments
Recently, we had an outage due to heat in some of our switch closets. Not only did this generate a lot of alarm traffic for IT Systems…but it also generated a lot of alarm traffic for HVAC and even other systems as well. In the end, we sent out so many automated notifications (emails) to pagers and cell phones that we got rate controlled and then subsequently blacklisted due to the massive volume of emails heading out of our SMTP IP Address. This blacklist meant that email was brought to a screeching halt in the enterprise. I had to have our Network Team fail us over to our secondary SMTP...
Posted by teknologist in Client Access Server, Hub/Transport Server, iPhone, Mailbox Server, Outlook, Sponsored
on Mar 25th, 2013 | 0 comments
This almost ranks right up there with my Ghost Delegates head scratcher of an issue. Now we’re talking about ghost messages. In my case, an automated system was sending out a notification email to a user in our enterprise environment. I could track the message through our SPAM Firewall showing the hand-off (RECEIVE stamp) of the message to our Exchange 2007 Transport Server and then a DELIVER notification of the message being placed inside the mail store.
In other words: The message was actually being delivered into the user inbox…but they never appeared there to the end user. No...
Posted by teknologist in Client Access Server, Mailbox Server
on Jan 6th, 2012 | 5 comments
Ever had a new user appear in the “All Users” Address list that you can access via your Address Book but that DO NOT APPEAR inside the Global Address Book (GAL)?
These are most likely users that have only recently been added…because the minute that Exchange does it’s standard maintenance window, it will most likely update. But what if, like me, you need to have it update right away due to something like a BlackBerry server?
Through trial and error, I’ve found out WHY the user is not put into the Global Address List right away and how you can force it there. Please...
Posted by teknologist in Exchange General, Powershell
on Dec 22nd, 2011 | 0 comments
Ever wanted to stop managing a distribution group because you get 90 million requests every other day to add someone or remove someone from said group? Ok, maybe not 90 million but it has to be close to 80 million right? Sometimes you will run across a distribution group that changes its membership frequently. The best solution I’ve found is to find a point of contact for that group who will be able to manage the membership. This means less requests to you in the future.
Normally, what I do is add the person as the ‘owner’ under the properties of the distribution group. ...
Posted by teknologist in Mailbox Server, Powershell
on Jun 1st, 2011 | 4 comments
I previously posted about how to count total number of what I thought was mailboxes on any given server…and today I realized that when I used the command from that post I was coming up with a number just a bit too high for what I was looking for. I did some research and found out that this command finds any entry for any recipient on the server you’re running it and reports back. For example, I have just over 2000 objects in Recipient Configuration in the Exchange Management Console (EMC). This is reported back if I use that command. What I really wanted to know though was how many...