Find all receive connectors with Anonymous Relay enabled

Posted Posted in Exchange

When Migrating Receive connectors from an earlier version of Exchange (2007 upwards), it can be useful to find the application Receive Connectors, that are used by applications, multifunction devices, printers, etc. Relay permissions are an Active Directory permission and not an Exchange permission, with that in mind the line of PowerShell below looks for all […]

Office 365, RBL and rejections

Posted Posted in Exchange, Office 365, Tips & Tricks

Occasionally during your working day, you may find that email is rejected after is it sent with a notice similar to the following: Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups: Nicolas Blank Your message wasn’t delivered due to a permission or security issue. It may have been rejected by a moderator, the address may […]

Load Balancing Exchange 2010 with the KEMP Virtual LoadMaster

Posted Posted in Exchange, Hardware, Load Balancer, Product Review

Introduction This article will speak to load balancing Exchange, and specifically with a review of the Kemp load balancer virtual (VLM) appliance. Why load balance Exchange Every generation of Exchange had their own areas of specialty: Exchange 2003 forced us to learn about clustering and SAN’s Exchange 2007 made us PKI experts, Exchange 2010 on […]

Lepide Exchange Manager Review

Posted Posted in Exchange, Product Review

Lepide Exchange Manager (LEM) was a pleasant surprise when it crossed my desk. LEM allows for the recovery of mail from a variety of sources into EML’s, MSG’s PST’s or online mailboxes. While this kind of product certainly isn’t new, the simplicity and speed of LEM coupled with a common sense approach to its user […]

How to migrate just about anything

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Anouncements, Documentation, Event Feedback, Exchange, Feedback, Office 365

I worked with the nice folks over at Mimecast to build a series of Webinars, which include: Webinar 1 – Migration planning: where to start Webinar 2 – How to design your Exchange migration process Webinar 3 – Migration gotchas: real world examples Webinar 4 – Measuring migration success I really enjoyed building these webinars, […]

The Future of hosted Exchange

Posted Posted in Cloud, Commentary, Exchange

If you host Exchange or you’re thinking of hosting Exchange, then you live in interesting times. Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference hosted a number of sessions which re-enforced the software giant’s view on cloud and why partners should move to all things cloud, however – if you’re an Exchange hosting shop – one session would have […]