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How to enable relaying for external clients on SBS 2008/2011 and or Exchange 2007/2010 with different sending email address’s

I sometimes come across customers that would like to relay email through their Exchange Sever from external clients and maybe use a different sending address.  Here is how I configure this.

First, we will create a new receive connector via the Exchange Powershell. To do so, open up the Exchange Management Shell (powershell)

Once this loads, use [...]

Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup 3 and BlackBerrys sending duplicate messages

Tonight I had a customer informing me that since we installed the latest rollup for Exchange 2010 SP1 their BlackBerry were sending duplicate messages. After doing some research into the issue, I came across this blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/03/14/exchange-2010-sp1-rollup-3-and-blackberrys-sending-duplicate-messages.aspx

For the time being, hold off on installing RU3 until Microsoft get’s this fixed. In fact, they state that [...]

Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Calculator

I am currently working on planning out a new data center that will be running Exchange 2010. I found a great tool from the Exchange team called Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator which is quite powerful. An updated version of this tool can also be located at http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/01/22/3409223.aspx 

Enjoy.

Lyle Epstein

Kortek Solutions

Android update gives more features with Exchange EAS

Today my wife updated her Sprint Samsung Transform phone with the latest Android OS. I have been waiting for Sprint to push out this update as I found a very strange bug in the base OS that was shipped with the phone in November 2010.

For a list of versions and when they were shipped, see [...]

Office 2010 confusion

As Office 2010 has just launched publicly, I had a customer contact me today trying to understand why his new PC he purchased from us has Office 2010 but doesn’t come with Office Web Apps 2010.

The reason for this is Microsoft has two different product lines. One is for Small Business/Home, and the [...]

The site-wide public folder database for administrative group ‘first administrative group’ has been deleted after migrating to Exchange 2007 from Exchange 2000 or 2003

After migrating a SBS 2003 server to a SBS 2008, a good practice is to run not only the SBS 2008 BPA but also the Exchange 2007 BPA built into the Exchange Management Console. In this case, the SBS BPA revealed no issues, but Exchange did. In the Exchange BPA, it was showing

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Exchange 2010 SP1 adds more features

Microsoft announced some nice new touches to it’s Exchange 2010 product with the release of SP1.

Yesterday, Microsoft made the first public announcement about Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Besides some bug fixes, it adds a ton of extremely valuable new features to what is already the most significant release of Exchange in some time.

The first major [...]