June/July activities

Posted Posted in Upcoming Events

It’s a busy month in community land with two activities planned. One activity for ITPRO Africa and another one for information worker. The ITPRO Africa event will be held of the 5’th of July and speaks to the relevance of security in the modern enterprise. Even though we have vendors presenting, a No Marketing rule […]

Corporate mail users use any mail platforms to “get the job done”

Posted Posted in Anouncements, Commentary, Exchange, Feedback, General News

A new study shows that younger users will use any mail platform available – to the exclusion of the corporate platform provided – in order to get their work done. Mimecast have published a blog post and a press release with potential huge shock value to most companies with formalised email infrastructure. A demographic of […]

Released: Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

A quick mention and a quote from the original post. I’d like to encourage anyone who is in an architectural or operational capacity to subscribe to the Exchange teams blog. Quoting from the original blog post: Exchange CXP team has released Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 RTM (KB 982639) to the download center. […]

The case for wildcard certificates

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

Wildcard certificates used to have a stigma attached to them; however I didn’t really know where that stigma came from, except that it was considered “best practice” not to use them under certain circumstances. So I did a bit of digging – let’s start with the gold standard for Certificate Authorities (CA) – VeriSign, gold […]

Exchange Best Practices Analyzer revisited

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

Ok so this isn’t a new topic – but actually it IS. Exchange Best Practices Analyzer or ExBPA updates quite regularly, and as such it’s something that the Exchange administrator should be running regularly. The reasons are quite simple: Owning Exchange is a moving target – Patches, Rollup Updates, etc change the software landscape and […]

Free Antivirus

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Yip, it’s Free. With conditions of course. What’s the condition? You need to have a genuine version of Microsoft Windows…. If that doesn’t concern you – and it shouldn’t, then download and check out Microsoft Security essentials.

Exchange 5.5 Directory Export headers

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

No you’re not lost, this is not a misplaced blog post from years ago. Recently I’ve needed to export a Exchange 5.5 directory and since I wasn’t able to find my copy of header.exe I had to do some digging to find the list of available header fields. Since it took me a while to […]

Exchange 2007 – Internet Mail to New Distribution Groups fail to deliver.

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After creating a new distribution group in Exchange  and trying to email it from the outside you receive the following error: Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:group@yourorg.comYour message wasn’t delivered because of security policies. MicrosoftExchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Pleaseprovide the following diagnostic text to your system […]

I like free

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It’s been a good week for free. VMWARE giving things away, and so are Simple Talk. Simple Talk are giving away a copy of an E-book that’s actually useful. If you know something or nothing about Exchange, it’s worth having a read, especially since it’s free. The book is a collection of chapters from five […]