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Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Recovery

If an administrator has deleted a user and with that its mailbox and within 30 days (by default) he discovers that this mailbox should not have been deleted, there is an easy way to reconnect the orphaned mailbox to a new user. The time line for not deleting an unconnected mailbox from the storage is 30 days by default and can be increased using a private storage system policy. The administrator can have a look into the private storage of the private storage where he will find all orphaned mailboxes with a red cross. The cleanup agent is the piece of software that regularly scans all mailboxes and checks, if there is a connection between a user object in Active Directory and a mailbox in the private information store. If there is not, it marks the mailbox for deletion. The retention time for the tombstoned mailbox now begins to run. …

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Configure Exchange 2003 Server Pop connector

Author : Claus Christensen Source : http://www.servolutions.com/support/config_exchange_2003.htm Configuring your new Exchange 2003 server for internet email with POPconnector for downloading the email from POP3 mailboxes isn’t hard if you just do it step by step as shown in this configuration sample. In this guide we will step through a sample installation of Exchange 2003 for a company we will call “Mycompany”. Mycompany consequently owns the internet domain name “mycompany.com”. Actually it only takes these four steps: Adding your internet domain name to the recipient policies Configuring the SMTP server for inbound email Adding a SMTP Connector for outbound emails Configuring the email addresses of your users And this is how to configure the Exchange Server to accept email for mycompany.com and work with POPcon: First install the software from CD. You may have to go back to the “Add/remove Software” utility in the control panel to add NNTP support if …

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Enabling SSL OWA 2003 using Certificate Authority

Why spend money on a 3rd party SSL certificate, when you can create your own for free? In this article I will show you step by step how you create your own SSL Certificate, which among other things is needed in order to properly secure Outlook Web Access on your Exchange 2003 Server. The first thing to do is to decide which server should hold the Certicate Authority (CA) role, it could be any server as long as it’s at least a member server. If you have a single box setup, such as a Small Business Server (SBS), the decision shouldn’t be very hard. Note: In order to add the Certificate Service Web Enrollment component (subcomponent to CA), which we’re going to use in this article, the server needs to be running IIS, so if you haven’t already done so, install IIS before continuing with this article. If you plan …

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Configuring IMAP over SSL with SBS 2003 Standard

Because of the release of the iPhone, there has been an increase in interest in configuring IMAP and POP3 services on SBS servers. In this author’s opinion, providing access to e-mail via IMAP is better than POP3. The approach of IMAP more closely emulates how Exchange provides e-mail services in that messages are maintained on the server, and the IMAP client only pulls down what is needed. There are still security issues with IMAP, however, in that the default protocol still transmits the username and password information across the internet in clear text, and even though fewer sniffers are trained on IMAP ports to try and discover account credentials, the risk is still there. To help protect account credentials, as well as e-mail contents, IMAP can be set up over SSL, which encrypts the entire transaction process, not just username and password. The iPhone and other devices can be easily …

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Exchange 2007 Client Access with ISA 2006 (part 1)

Publishing Exchange Server Client Access with ISA Server should be a straightforward and easy task. Well, it isn’t. Although there are lots of resources on the Internet about the subject and Microsoft provides extensive technical documentation with more or less detailed steps, the truth is that every time I go through the process of providing access to Exchange for external users using ISA Server, I can’t help feeling a little bit frustrated. Some of the technical information needed is somehow dispersed through several sites and articles and I usually end up spending a lot of time searching for that particular solution that I know will solve my problem. That’s why I decided to write one more article about publishing Exchange with ISA. I call it the complete solution (I know it’s kind of pretentious) because it covers all aspects of the most common scenario I keep finding at my customers.

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DNS Publishing Topologies

DNS issues come up quite a bit on the ISAserver.org Web boards and mailing list. Recently there have been a flurry of questions related to DNS publishing. This spate of questions regarding DNS publishing intrigued me, since DNS publishing is a pretty straightforward process, and it’s hard to imagine that there could be many problems with the procedure. As it turns out, it’s not the procedure of DNS publishing that gets people into trouble, it’s an understanding of what they’re trying to accomplish that leads to problems. DNS Advertisers When you publish a DNS server, that DNS server lies behind an ISA Firewall Protected Network. The goal of publishing a DNS server is to allow external users access to the DNS server using the DNS protocol to resolve Internet host names (I’m leaving out the scenarios where the ISA Firewall is an internal perimeter firewall that is being used to …

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Configuring Exchange Server 2007 Preview – Disaster Recovery with Exchange Server 2007

Disaster Recovery with Exchange Server 2007 Solutions in this chapter: Backing Up Exchange 2007 Using Windows 2003 Backup Restoring Exchange 2007 Storage Groups and Databases Using Windows 2003 Backup Repairing a Corrupt or Damaged Exchange 2007 Database Using Eseutil Restoring Mailbox Data Using the Recovery Storage Group Feature Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server Using the RecoverServer Switch Recovering an Exchange 2007 Cluster Using the RecoverCMS Switch Restoring Mailbox Databases Using the Improved Database Portability Feature

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