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Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB941421)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2007. This can be downloaded here and more information is available here.

This is a cumulative update rollup and replaces the following:

  • KB930809 Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB930809)
  • KB935490 Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935490)
  • KB935999 Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB935999)
  • KB940006 Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2007 (KB940006)

This cumulative update rollup fixes the following:

  • KB940051 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940051/) The recipient information in an e-mail message incorrectly contains the character string “%40” in the address instead of the at sign (@) in Exchange Server 2007

  • KB940058 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940058/) Non-English characters in the meeting description field are replaced by question marks when an Exchange Server 2007 user opens a meeting invitation that was sent by a Lotus Notes user

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New-ExchangeCertificate Command Generator

Digicert has created a New-ExchangeCertificate Command Generator available at the following URL:
https://www.digicert.com/easy-csr/exchange2007.htm

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Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer

Microsoft has released a Best Practice Analyzer for Small Business Server 2003. Thankfully, it seems like Microsoft is going through a Best Practice Analyzer initiative and is beginning to come out with more and more of these tools for a variety of their products.

The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices Analyzer examines a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) and presents a list of information and errors that administrators should review.
The Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer examines the server and collects configuration information from many sources including:

• Active Directory Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
• Registry
• Metabase

After collecting information about server configuration, the Windows SBS Best Practices Analyzer verifies that the information is correct and then presents administrators with a list of issues sorted by severity. The list describes each issue and provides a recommendation or possible solution.

Download:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3874527A-DE19-49BB-800F-352F3B6F2922

Official SBS Team Blog Post:
http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/10/16/sbs-now-has-a-best-practices-analyzer.aspx

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DPM 2007 has RTM’d

On October 17th at Storage Networking World, Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

Read more at the following URL:
http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2007/10/17/DPM-2007-has-been-released-to-manufacturing.aspx

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2007 Office System Administrative Templates (ADM) SP1

This download (direct download) includes updated Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool OPA files for use with the 2007 Microsoft Office system programs. It also includes an \Admin folder with an updated Office Customization Tool, and ADMX and ADML versions of the 2007 Microsoft Office system Administrative Template files for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, the ADM files are replaced by ADMX files, which use an XML-based file format to display registry-based policy settings. This download also includes a workbook (Office2007GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls) that provides information about the 2007 Office system Group Policy settings and OPA settings.

For more information about ADMX files, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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ASP.Net 2.0 Not Enabled Error During SCOM 2007 Prerequisite Check

During a Prerequisite check of installing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007, you may notice that you receive an error displaying that ASP .Net 2.0 is not enabled. If .Net Framework 2.0 has been installed, this error will occur if the .Net Framework 2.0 was installed prior to the installation of Internet Information Services (IIS). To prevent this issue, ensure that IIS is installed prior to the installation of .Net Framework 2.0. To work around an existing issue, do the following:

  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727
  2. Type aspnet_regiis.exe –i –enable
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Significant update to the Mailbox Server Role Storage Requirements Calculator – v 11.8

Microsoft has made changes to the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role Storage Calculator. These changes include Bug Fixes / Usability Improvements as well as SCR & Log Capacity Calculation changes.

For a detailed list of changes, visit the following site:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/05/445802.aspx

To view the official blog post and/or to download, visit the following site:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/15/432207.aspx

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