Monday, 17 October 2011

Collection: Exchange Server 2003 (4)

1.    What are the considerations for obtaining a digital certificate for SSL on Exchange?
2.    Name a few 3rd-party CAs.
            Verisign, Entrust, GlobalSign, Comodo, Thawte, Geotrust

3.    What do you need to consider when using a client-type AV software on an Exchange server?
4.    What are the different clustering options in Exchange 2003? Which one would you choose and why.
       It is not sufficient to simply upgrade front-end servers to Exchange 2003 for users to get the new interface.
You must upgrade back-end servers to Exchange 2003 as well
Interface matrix
Ex2000 FE + Ex2000 BE = Ex2000 OWA
Ex2003 FE + Ex2000 BE = Ex2000 OWA
Ex2000 FE + Ex2003 BE = Not supported (AG protected)
Ex2003 FE + Ex2003 BE = Ex2003 OWA
Ability to Reply and Forward to Messages and Posts in Public Folders is only enabled when the client is using a front-end server. Forms-based authentication (FBA) is functional for deployments where the FE is Exchange 2003, but the mailbox is still on Exchange 2000. However, session timeouts are handled much better if the BE are also Exchange 2003

5.    Checking the Exchange Service Pack Level

Follow the instructions provided below:

1. Open Windows Explorer and go to the install folder of the Exchange server.

2. From the BIN directory, search for and select STORE.exe.

3. From to the Explorer menu, select File > Properties to view the properties of STORE.exe. Alternatively, you can right-click on STORE.exe to view the properties.

4.Select the Version tab to view the Exchange Service Pack Level of the Microsoft Exchange server.

6.    HOW TO Configure Connectors to Reject Messages from Specific

1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
2. Expand the Administrative Groups object, expand the First Administrative Group object, expand the Routing Groups object, and then expand the routing group that you want to work with.
3. Expand the Connectors container, right-click the connector that you want to work with, and then click Properties.
4. Click the Delivery Restrictions tab.
5. Under By default, messages from everyone are, make sure that Accepted is selected.
6. Under Reject messages from, click Add.
7. In the Select Recipient dialog box, click the users, contacts, and groups from which you do not want to accept messages. All other senders are accepted automatically.

Note To select a group of recipients, press and hold the CTRL key while you select the recipients.
8. Click OK twice.
Note After you complete the procedure, enable restriction checking in the registry

7.    Recipients do not recieve a email when it was replied to all
We are using Exchange 2003 with sp1 , some user do not recieve an copy of email when it was replied to all also no NDR is received. This problem can occur when a user clicks Reply to all in an e-mail message, and a recipient is included whose e-mail address is malformed. For example, the e-mail address for one of the intended recipients may contain a mismatched delimiter, such as only one of the following pairs of delimiters:

Microsoft is having a hotfix for the same , please follow the below link to download the same

8.    New Features in Exchange Server 2003 SP 2
      Storage - Database Size Limit Configuration and Management Video
Intelligent Message Filtering
Sender ID Filtering
Specifying the Servers to Exclude from Connection Filtering
Improved Offline Address Book Performance
Moving Public Folder Content to a Different Server
Manage Public Folders Settings Wizard
Synchronizing the Public Folder Hierarchy
Manually Stopping and Resuming Replication
Tracking Public Folder Deletion
Enabling/disabling MAPI Access for a Specific User
Enabling Direct Push Technology
Remote Wiping of Mobile Devices
Global Address List Search for Mobile Devices
Certificate-Based Authentication and S/MIME on Mobile Devices
Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Overview

Add even better protection, reliability, and easier administration as well as improved mobile messaging to your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment when used with compatible devices.

 What Is SP2?
SP2 is a cumulative update that enhances your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment with:

Mobile e-mail improvements
Better protection against spam
Mailbox advancements

Mobile E-Mail Improvements
SP2 offers a huge leap forward in mobility capabilities. With SP2, Exchange Server 2003 can offer a significantly improved Microsoft Outlook experience on mobile devices as well as additional security and device control. As always, the Exchange ActiveSync protocol does not require expensive software or outsourcing fees to access data on your server running Exchange Server.

The mobility enhancements in SP2 give you:

New seamless Direct Push Technology e-mail experience. No longer is there a reliance on short message service (SMS) to notify and ensure that your device automatically retrieves new e-mail from your Exchange server. SP2 uses an HTTP connection, maintained by the device, to push new e-mail messages, calendar, contact, and task notifications to the device.

Additional data compression. This translates to a faster experience when sending and receiving messages and reduced sync times.

Additional Outlook properties. This includes support for task synchronization and pictures in your list of
contacts. In addition, you can now look up people by using the Global Address List (GAL) over the air.

1 comment:

  1. Great Post :)
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