Monthly Archives: August 2004

New Domain Rename (Rendom.exe) tools released

Windows group released an updated set of Domain Rename tools last week — download here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/downloads/domainrename.mspx. You’ll still need to understand and follow the steps for the XDR-FIXUP utility. Note the required Exchange version information from the website: Important: The … Continue reading

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What’s the real difference between Standard and Enterprise Editions of Exchange Server 2003 ?

MS has posted a new KB 822440 that describes the difference between Standard edition and Enterprise edition of Exchange Server 2003. This is a nice short list and helps us remember that Front End servers do not need to be … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting message journaling in Exchange Server 2003 and in Exchange 2000 Server

Microsoft has released a good KB article on what message journaling is, how it works, and how to use it. Excerpt: Message journaling terminology Bifurcation In the bifurcation process, the categorizer generates a copy of an original message to the … Continue reading

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New Hotfix for Store Crashes – Exchange 2003 Post SP1

According to an article released today, after you install Exchange 2003 SP1 you may experience a crash in your Information Store because of malformed email messages.  Should this prevent you from installing SP1?  No.  But you will want to install … Continue reading

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XBox OWA 2003 Theme

Here is an interesting article on how to create new 2003 OWA themes.  This one is an XBOX theme, but the concept could be used to create a company specific theme. As always, discretion is recommended as the next Service … Continue reading

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Issues with using Outlook Web Access on a Windows XP SP2-based computer

Here is a good KB on the experience I had using 2003 OWA with SP2.  Description of the known issues with using Outlook Web Access on a Windows XP SP2-based computer Plan B if you are upgrading XP in large … Continue reading

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The homeMDB attribute is reset after you move mailboxes from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 or to Exchange 2003

I have seen this behavior during large migrations and already set the ADC Connection Agreement to never, but this KB http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299473 has a good explaination.

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