Category: Exchange

Nifty script to list all Exchange e-mail addresses

It’s harder than you’d think to produce a list of all the e-mail addresses that are on your Exchange server. I found a Visual Basic script that will produce such a list. A sample entry for a single user looks like this: cn: David Schragmail: david@schrag.netProxy Addressessmtp:David@schrag.localsmtp:dschrag@schrag.netSMTP:david@schrag.netsmtp:dave@schrag.net (I really should have replaced the @ symbol […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Software, Technology on Jul 15th, 2008, 1:43 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

How to Get Outlook out of “Work Offline” Mode

David, usually when I have Outlook open my mail comes in automatically, but now I have to hit Send/Receive every time. How do I fix this? I get asked this question at least once a month, so I figured it was worth writing up here. If Outlook loses its connection to the Exchange server for […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, SBS, Software, Technology on Jan 9th, 2008, 10:16 am by David Schrag  41 comments   

Customizing the Outlook Out of Office Assistant

Note: Before following any of the instructions below, think carefully about their consequences. A client asked me this question today: In Outlook, is there a way to change the subject line when using the outof office assistant? For instance, we have a former employee’s emailaccount that says she is no longer with our company but […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Office 2007, Software, Technology on Dec 31st, 2007, 4:48 pm by David Schrag  7 comments   

Troubleshooting 0x85010004 for Exchange 2003 and Windows Mobile 5

This is not a very interesting issue for the “masses.” I’m posting this in the hope that someone else will find it later and be spared some time troubleshooting. Here was the scenario: Server: SBS 2003 Standard SP1, Exchange 2003 SP2 Don and Jorge have WM5 phones Don had absolutely no problem synchronizing his phone […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Software, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Oct 4th, 2007, 7:16 am by David Schrag  11 comments   

Tracking down e-mail addresses in Exchange

How many times has this happened to you? Somebody wants all the mail addressed to a generic address like info@theirdomain.com to be forwarded to a particular user account. So you go into the user account properties in Active Directory and try to add an SMTP address on the E-mail Addresses tab. But oops! You get […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Software, Technology on Aug 28th, 2007, 10:41 am by David Schrag     

Another iPhone review

Lots of folks keep asking me about the iPhone. I still advise against it for anyone using Microsoft Exchange for e-mail, at least until there are proven solutions that make it just as good as Windows Mobile and Blackberry for full wireless synchronization of e-mail, calendar, and contacts. Here’s another review that covers all the […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Aug 21st, 2007, 10:19 am by David Schrag     

Why does technology freak people out?

I got the following e-mail this morning from a client: David: Please advise what I should be doing as a result of getting this warning which I have been receiving for about three weeks now… —–Original Message—– From: System Administrator Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 12:00 AM To: [name withheld] Subject: Your mailbox is over […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Software, Technology on Jul 25th, 2007, 5:17 am by David Schrag     

Enable Password Changing through OWA in Exchange 2003

I am amazed that in all these years I have never had to learn how to do this before. Fortunately, Daniel Petri shows us the way: Enable Password Changing through OWA in Exchange 2003 The only deviations I had to make from those instructions were: 1. In the “Create a new REG-DWORD value ….” In SBS03, that […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Software, Technology on Jul 16th, 2007, 4:08 pm by David Schrag     

Changing Exchange users on Windows Mobile 5

Suppose Joe leaves the company and is replaced by Jane. Joe had a company-owned Pocket PC that Jane will now use. What do you do? You wouldn’t think this would be so much of a challenge, but the steps are actually hidden pretty well. The answer was posted at Experts Exchange. Scroll all the way […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, Hardware, Technology, Windows Mobile + PPC on Jun 27th, 2007, 3:34 pm by David Schrag     

Stop draggin’ my port around

Problem: Remote user reports he is unable to connect to shared network drive over PPTP VPN. Troubleshooting: Tried connecting to VPN from my computer. Could not connect. Conclusion: remote user is neither stupid nor crazy. Tried to telnet to server over port 1723. Could not connect. Checked firewall logs for dropped connections on port 1723. […]

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Posted in All, Exchange, SBS, Server 2003, Software, Technology on Jun 24th, 2007, 10:51 pm by David Schrag  1 comment   

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