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May 28, 2014

Guided walkthroughs for Exchange and Office 365

Here are some of the helpful guided walkthroughs for Microsoft Exchange Server, Office 365 and for Lync Server, SharePoint Server too…

Exchange Server

   
Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough - Troubleshooter http://aka.ms/outlookgwt
Troubleshoot ActiveSync with Exchange Server http://aka.ms/easgwt
Exchange Server 2010 Datacenter Switchover http://aka.ms/2010DatacenterSwitchovergwt
Troubleshoot Public Folder Replication for Exchange Server 2003 http://aka.ms/2003pfgwt

Exchange Online / Office 365

   
Mail Flow Guided Walkthrough for Office 365 - Troubleshooter http://aka.ms/FixEmail
Office 365 Outlook Connectivity Guided Walkthrough - Troubleshooter http://aka.ms/outlookconnectivity
Setting up a mailbox that multiple users can access and use http://aka.ms/sharedgwt
Sending email from another person’s mailbox or from a group in Office 365 Guided Walkthrough http://aka.ms/sendasgwt
Accessing other people’s mailboxes in Office 365 Guided Walkthrough http://aka.ms/mailboxaccessgwt
Creating and managing resource mailboxes (conference rooms/equipment) in Office 365 http://aka.ms/resourcegwt
Sharing calendar and contacts in Office 365 Guided Walkthrough http://aka.ms/sharedfoldersgwt
Hybrid Migration Troubleshooter http://aka.ms/hybridmigrationgwt
Hybrid Environment Free/busy Troubleshooter http://aka.ms/o365freebusygwt

Lync Online

   
Set up Lync Online external communications http://aka.ms/lyncgwt1
Troubleshooting Lync Online sign-in for admins http://aka.ms/LyncSignIn
Troubleshooting Lync Online sign-in for users http://aka.ms/lyncsigninusers

SharePoint Online

   
OneDrive for Business – Initial Sync Setup Guide http://aka.ms/odbsyncsetup
OneDrive for Business Sync App (formerly SkyDrive Pro) – Sync Issues Guide http://aka.ms/odbsyncissues

December 25, 2009

U-BTech: Exchange 2010 ROI Tool

I just came across a handy tool to calculate Return Of Investment (ROI) on Exchange deployment. Tool is developed by U-B Tech and available at free of cost to use.

Use U-BTech’s Exchange 2010 ROI tool to compare the costs of implementing Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010 and try different cost variations including storage costs, hardware costs, licensing costs and more by just providing basic inputs.

Download: U-BTech’s Exchange 2010 ROI Tool

Here are screenshots:

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You will get nice calculated comparative report in html file.

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You can even customized the licensing and hardware cost.

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July 27, 2009

Exchange 2007: Database Statistics in Powershell

Many times we need to find number of mailboxes in each database and the size of the database (EDB file) of all servers in an Exchange 2007 environment. With PowerShell, it is fairly simple to grab in a single line.

1.  How do we find number of mailboxes in each database?

On Screen: Get-MailboxDatabase | Select Server, StorageGroupName, Name, @{Name="Number Of Mailboxes";expression={(Get-Mailbox -Database $_.Identity | Measure-Object).Count}} | Format-Table -AutoSize

Export to CSV: Get-MailboxDatabase | Select Server, StorageGroupName, Name, @{Name="Number Of Mailboxes";expression={(Get-Mailbox -Database $_.Identity | Measure-Object).Count}} | Export-Csv C:\ServerStat-1.csv

2.  How do we find number of mailboxes and size of EDB file for each Database?

On Screen: Get-MailboxDatabase | Select Server, StorageGroupName, Name, @{Name="Size (GB)";Expression={$objitem = (Get-MailboxDatabase $_.Identity); $path = "`\`\" + $objitem.server + "`\" + $objItem.EdbFilePath.DriveName.Remove(1).ToString() + "$"+ $objItem.EdbFilePath.PathName.Remove(0,2); $size = ((Get-ChildItem $path).length)/1048576KB; [math]::round($size, 2)}}, @{Name="Size (MB)";Expression={$objitem = (Get-MailboxDatabase $_.Identity); $path = "`\`\" + $objitem.server + "`\" + $objItem.EdbFilePath.DriveName.Remove(1).ToString() + "$"+ $objItem.EdbFilePath.PathName.Remove(0,2); $size = ((Get-ChildItem $path).length)/1024KB; [math]::round($size, 2)}}, @{Name="No. Of Mbx";expression={(Get-Mailbox -Database $_.Identity | Measure-Object).Count}} | Format-table -AutoSize

Export to CSV: Get-MailboxDatabase | Select Server, StorageGroupName, Name, @{Name="Size (GB)";Expression={$objitem = (Get-MailboxDatabase $_.Identity); $path = "`\`\" + $objitem.server + "`\" + $objItem.EdbFilePath.DriveName.Remove(1).ToString() + "$"+ $objItem.EdbFilePath.PathName.Remove(0,2); $size = ((Get-ChildItem $path).length)/1048576KB; [math]::round($size, 2)}}, @{Name="Size (MB)";Expression={$objitem = (Get-MailboxDatabase $_.Identity); $path = "`\`\" + $objitem.server + "`\" + $objItem.EdbFilePath.DriveName.Remove(1).ToString() + "$"+ $objItem.EdbFilePath.PathName.Remove(0,2); $size = ((Get-ChildItem $path).length)/1024KB; [math]::round($size, 2)}}, @{Name="No. Of Mbx";expression={(Get-Mailbox -Database $_.Identity | Measure-Object).Count}} | Export-CSV C:\ServerStat-2.csv

July 2, 2009

Exchange 2007 SCW and Windows 2008 SP2?

Filed under: Exchange,Exchange 2007,Tools — Amit Tank @ 7:57 pm
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Sometime back an issue posted on TechNet forum but now looks many people are looking about same so though of documenting it. However Microsoft is aware about this and we will get the resolution soon.

Issues is, when you install Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 Service Pack 2 and try to register SCW to secure Exchange Server Role with below cmdlet, it gives an error and log it in MSSCW log file.

SCW command to register Exchange 2007 extension:
scwcmd register /kbname:Ex2007KB /kbfile:"%programfiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\scripts\Exchange2007_WinSrv2008.xml”

Error Message:

Command completed with error.
The parameter is incorrect.
Please check log file(s) under the following directory
%windir%\security\msscw\Logs

MSSCW Log file error:

0×80070057
The specified OS version does not match with the version that is defined in the KBRegistration.xml file. The parameter is incorrect.

Reason is SCW extension XML files are hardcoded to run on Windows 2008 with maximum of Service Pack 1 however we can change the value of ServicePackMajorVersion from 1 to 2 in the file to work with SP2.

Open SCW extension XML file in notepad and change it from:
<SCWKBRegistrationInfo OSMajorVersion="6" OSMinorVersion="0" ServicePackMajorVersion="1" ServicePackMinorVersion="0">

To:
<SCWKBRegistrationInfo OSMajorVersion="6" OSMinorVersion="0" ServicePackMajorVersion="2" ServicePackMinorVersion="0">

June 15, 2009

How To: Open Shared Calendar in OWA

Filed under: Exchange,Exchange 2003,Exchange 2007,OWA,Tools — Amit Tank @ 1:09 pm
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Sometime back I posted an article about how to “Give Calendar Read Permission on all Mailboxes” in your environment and anyone can open anybody’s calendar in Outlook easily if it is shared but how can anyone open in OWA? Let’s discuss the caveats in detail…

Let’s take an example, Sheldon Labrooy shared his calendar with me (Amit Tank) and I got a sharing invitation.

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I can open his calendar by clicking on “Open this Calendar” button on top of the mail or with help of “Open a Shared Calendar”.

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But there isn’t any option to open Sheldon Labrooy’s calendar in OWA.

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If I try to open his mailbox in “Open Other Mailbox”,…

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I got an error that you don’t have permission to open this mailbox.

Pretty clear, he has shared only Calendar folder of his mailbox but not Full Mailbox.

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When we try to open somebody else’s mailbox in OWA, OWA main web page has all modules (Mailbox, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, other options etc) listed and Exchange tries to check full mailbox permission which we don’t have and get permission error.

Hummm, to open other’s mailbox in OWA we need to have explicit “Full Mailbox” permission on that mailbox, very well explained in below article.

How to Open Another User’s Calendar in Outlook Web Access

When user or admin shares a calendar, it gives “Reviewer” MAPI Folder permission on just Calendar folder.

So how do we open shared mailbox in OWA, what’s the hack?

Instead of opening main page of OWA why don’t we directly open just calendar module part, and here are the links to open just calendar in various views…

Views Links
Calendar View – Default – Daily https://<server name>/owa/<SMTP address>/?cmd=contents&module=calendar
Calendar View – Daily https://<server name>/owa/<SMTP address>/?cmd=contents&f=Calendar&view=Daily
Calendar View – Weekly https://<server name>/owa/<SMTP address>/?cmd=contents&f=Calendar&view=Weekly
Calendar View – Daily – Specific Date by specifying Date, Month and Year

https://<server name>/owa/<SMTP address>/?cmd=contents&f=Calendar&view=Daily&d=3&m=7&y=2009

Where…

d=[1-31]
m=[1-12]
y=[four digit year]

Let’s see all examples here…

https://Ess-Exch701/owa/Sheldon.Labrooy@ExchangeShare.info/?cmd=contents&module=calendar

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https://Ess-Exch701/owa/Sheldon.Labrooy@ExchangeShare.info/?cmd=contents&module=calendar&view=Weekly

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https://Ess-Exch701/owa/Sheldon.Labrooy@ExchangeShare.info/?cmd=contents&module=calendar&view=Daily&d=2&m=7&y=2009

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